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Jeffrey Sánchez says “I’ve got a lot to learn” in his new role.

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Jeffrey Sánchez represents one of the most liberal districts in the state — markedly to the left of the current House’s ideological trends.

// Half a century later, diversity still eludes Metco

Some of the yawning social disparities and tensions the Metco school desegregation initiative aimed to ease still exist.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh kicked off his campaign for reelection outside Florian Hall in Dorchester on Saturday.

Walsh kicks off re-election campaign

“What I try to do is change people’s lives every day,” Mayor Walsh said from a stage at Florian Hall.

// From Wesleyan, a cautionary tale for Harvard

A Connecticut jury recently sided with a fraternity that sued Wesleyan University.

// There’s no stopping 97-year-old Irving Silverman

Publishing a hefty anthology of essays by 75 seniors and experts in aging is just the latest of Silverman’s accomplishments.

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts prior to a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, July 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Xander Bogaerts: ‘I’ve never been around such an uplifting little kid’

Bogaerts was distraught after learning of the death of 5-year-old Ari Schultz, with whom he felt a bond.

Christian Marsh from Lynn spent some time in the water Friday at The Rose Kennedy Fitzgerald Greenway.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff

Your air conditioner is going to get a brief respite

Temperatures will retreat from their recent highs and check in around 70 for the next few days.

// For Dorchester family, street hockey game is a bittersweet tribute

Hundreds gathered Saturday for the third annual Dot Pot street hockey tournament in Dorchester.

// Holliston man faces OUI charge after crash into Natick home

James Sardina, 26, was also charged with malicious destruction of property.


// My son likes farming — will he get into college?

A suburban mom worries whether summers driving a tractor provide enough fodder for the all-important college essay.

Hanley Ramirez lost his helmet while taking a swing during the third inning.

Chris Carlson/Associated press

Angels 7, Red Sox 3

Red Sox clear way for Pujols, Angels

The veteran slugger went 3 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs.

The Trump presidency

// GOP misread Trump victory as mandate to gut health care benefits

The president instinctively understood the pitfalls, when he promised that he would not touch Medicare and Medicaid.

President Trump attended the commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford in Norfolk, Va., on Saturday.

Trump says he has ‘complete power’ to pardon

The president also came to the defense of Attorney General Jeff Sessions just days after expressing regret about appointing him.

// Trump’s new communications director has local ties

As of Friday, you can find him in the West Wing, but Anthony Scaramucci spent his formative years in the Boston area.

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

// Help us, Fox News. You’re our only hope

It’s President Trump’s base that matters, and there’s only one institution that can reach them.

Christopher L. Gasper

// Colin Kaepernick saga cuts against the grain

It strains credulity that the 29-year-old Kaepernick isn’t among the 96 best quarterbacks on the planet.

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How do you memorialize the fallen in a war without end?

Efforts to recognize Americans killed in the war on terror are bumping into a law against building a memorial on the National Mall until after a war’s end.


// Red Sox shouldn’t box themselves in in search for third base options

There are some interesting candidates who aren’t everyday players at the position.


// Where boys can be boys, with no iPhones in sight

The governing principle at Camp Moosilauke, one of the oldest summer camps in the United States, is simple and astonishingly successful: Let boys be boys.

Actor John Heard, shown in 2006.

Actor John Heard, of ‘Home Alone’ movies, dies at 71

Heard was best known for playing the father of Macaulay Culkin’s character.

// More than 90 hospitalized during Chance the Rapper show in Hartford

Many were taken to hospitals for excessive drinking. Police made 50 underage drinking referrals.

Gemma Arterton in “Their Finest.”

Ty Burr

Movies worth finding on Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes

Since it’s a slow week, and a hot one, here’s Ty Burr’s latest rundown of what he’s been finding interesting on the various streaming menus lately.


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// Forget sharks: 7 things in the water swimmers should actually fear

Shark attacks are incredibly unlikely, but here are seven things swimmers should actually be afraid of — and how to avoid them.


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