Despite GOP pledges, health care in limbo

Republicans vowed, over and over for years and years, that they would repeal Obamacare. It looks like there’s been another setback.

// Senators’ lack of support for bill behind delay in vote

Senate leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul, delaying a vote until after the holiday recess.

// McConnell says ‘good progress’ made during meeting with Trump

Said the Senate majority leader: “We’ve got a really good chance of getting there; it’ll just take us a little bit longer [than expected].”

The Bella Bond trial

// Rachelle Bond chooses jail over immediate freedom

The mother of murdered 2-year-old Bella “has nowhere to go” and wants to kick her addictions, her lawyer said.

Michael Sprinsky and his sister Laura Sprinsky tipped off the police about the identity of the infant

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After Bella’s death, Michael Sprinsky found new life

Michael McCarthy could spend the rest of his life in prison. Sprinsky hopes his life is just starting.

The Trump presidency

// At Trump resorts, guests greeted by sham Time cover

The cover, purportedly from a March 2009 issue, seems legitimate — until you give it a closer look.

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// Why it’s time for Trump to stop calling Warren ‘Pocahontas’

“Pocahontas” is a racially tinged insult President Trump has hurled dozens of times at this point.

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Living every day on a high note

Fourteen-year-old Tom Geraci is legally blind and on the autism spectrum. But none of the challenges he’s faced have dulled his spirit. Rather, they’ve given him something to sing about.

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A lightning bolt lit up the city skyline on Tuesday, as seen from the South End.


Yesterday’s thunderstorms put on quite the show

Thunderstorms rumbled through the state Tuesday, dropping quarter-sized hail in some areas.

Red Sox 9, Twins 2

// Thunder (and lightning) as Red Sox pound Twins at Fenway

On a night where they withstood a pair of rain delays (and some wild weather), the Sox moved into sole possession of first in the AL East.


// Deflategate must’ve strained Kraft-Goodell bond

And Goodell has to put it all through the spin cycle one more time.

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New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston damaged

Yellow police tape and traffic cones were used to rope off the area where the thick, heavy glass had broken.


// Opioids could kill tens of thousands in the next decade

Deaths from opioids have been rising sharply, and overdoses already kill more Americans under age 50 than anything else.


// City Hall Plaza to serve as festival’s centerpiece

Temporary space made from about 60 shipping containers, 3-D printed installations, and four geodesic domes will host many events.


// Jerrod Carmichael went there with the N-word, and it was insulting

Carmichael’s sitcom attempted to unpack the slur, and it was a disaster in every possible way.

// Vote on downtown shadows could be pushed back

Secretary of State William Galvin, who heads the Massachusetts Historic Commission, wants time to review impact studies.

// As ‘Taxi King’ sells Fenway properties, neighborhood waits for what’s next

Local developer Jay Doherty is spearheading the $50 million purchase, and a transformative project could hit Kilmarnock Street.

// When it comes to cash, Marty Walsh’s challenger is lagging

Walsh had about $4.5 million on hand as of June 15. Tito Jackson, meanwhile, had only $90,000.


// Bill Belichick smiled (sort of), and we have proof

The Pats coach and his longtime girlfriend Linda Holliday were featured in Nantucket’s N Magazine.


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// STAT forecast: Opioids could kill nearly 500,000 in U.S. in next decade

Opioids could also cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions as the crisis of addiction accelerates.


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Boston is the worst-driving major city in America, insurance company says

Boston loves being first in things, so here’s another. Among 200 major U.S. cities, Boston drivers were the most likely to be involved in an accident in 2017, according to a study of Allstate claims data released by the insurance company Tuesday. Put another way, the worst drivers in the country — at least among […]