Stage is set for dramatic health care bill vote today

President Donald Trump urged Republicans to “step up to the plate” for today’s crucial Senate vote on their bill eviscerating much of the Obama health care law.

// Paul Manafort talks with Senate investigators

President Trump’s former campaign chair met with Senate Intelligence Committee investigators Tuesday and will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow.

// John McCain’s return echoes Ted Kennedy’s final days, but mission is far different

The two senators were both diagnosed with the same form of brain cancer, and both headed to Washington for critical votes.

// Boehner predicts Republicans will ‘never’ repeal and replace Obamacare

Former House speaker Boehner told a business gathering that Obamacare has “been around too long. And the American people have gotten accustomed to it.”

// Allegations that medical school dean led drug-fueled secret life stun many in Boston

In Boston, Dr. Carmen Puliafito was known as driven and intense, a physician who relished the business of running a clinic as well as his time in the operating room.

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// Boy Scouts get Trump’s usual song and dance

“Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I’m in front of the Boy Scouts?” President Trump asked. It turned out he did, at least a little.


// Psychiatry group tells members they can comment on Trump’s mental health

The American Psychoanalytic Association told its 3,500 members it could defy the longstanding “Goldwater rule” and comment publicly on the mental state of the president.

// Man who attacked woman in N.H. gym parking lot due in court

Jordan Lamonde of Portsmouth snuck up behind the 18-year-old last month and punched her 39 times, police said.

Dr. Ann C. McKee — the lead author of the study and the director of BU’s CTE Center and chief of neuropathology at the Boston VA — analyzed brain tissue in May at the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank in Jamaica Plain.

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Boston study examines CTE’s toll on football players

Researchers studied the donated brains of 202 players, and interviewed their loved ones about mood and behavioral problems.

// Thousands of records on JFK assassination released online

The documents, from the National Archives, will allow the public to gain a new window into the investigation.


// Dick Lehr writes YA novel inspired by Shawn Drumgold case

Lehr, who teaches journalism at Boston University, wrote a novel inspired by the case of Shawn Drumgold, who spent 14 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit.

A new app from the Hubway system will show the nearest station and how many bikes and open docks are available at each location and also allow riders purchase tickets or annual passes on their phones.

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Hubway’s new app offers $1 bike rentals during Comm. Ave. project

Several third-party apps have been released in the past for the regional bike-share system, but this is the first official Hubway release.

// The pedestrian buttons at crosswalks? They do nothing.

Waiting to cross the street? Press all you want, or don’t — it doesn’t matter either way.

// ‘Not a lot of money’ in Hernandez estate, lawyer says

A lawyer for the estate of Aaron Hernandez also said the deal to sell Hernandez’s former home fell through because the buyer “didn’t want to have a lot of publicity.”

Juraj Bencat of KiteTucket Kiteboarding School rides the wind off Pocomo Point after sunset.

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For this Nantucket kiteboarder, it’s all about catching wind

Juraj Bencat can’t get enough of the bird’s-eye view his sport provides.

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// Red Sox bats looking powerless at the plate

The Red Sox have now been shut out nine times this year – most of any team in the majors.

// Worcester trying to land Pawtucket Red Sox

The Red Sox Triple-A affiliate’s lease at McCoy Stadium runs out in 2020 and the team wants a new ballpark.

// Patriots reportedly meeting with cornerback Brandon Flowers

The veteran has been a free agent since being released last March by the San Diego Chargers.

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman (left) and Jake Gyllenhaal at Fenway Park in April. Gyllenhaal is portraying Bauman in “Stronger,” which premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival.


These Mass. movies will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival

TIFF, which runs Sept. 7-17, released its gala titles Tuesday morning.


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// Flesh-eating bacteria: 5 things to know after a hiker’s almost-fatal infection

A hiker developed a dangerous bacterial infection after a recent climb. Is there any reason for the rest of us to be concerned?