The Trump presidency

After failing to repeal Obamacare, GOP may chip away at it

An effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act fell short Wednesday, forcing Senate Republicans to consider modestly scaling back the law.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions looks on as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gives a statement at the Department of Justice in Washington on July 20.

Tom Brenner/The New York Times

White House aides think Trump will let Sessions stay — for now

For the White House, the attacks on the attorney general have touched off a serious problem on Capitol Hill when it did not need any other headaches.

Donald Trump held a rainbow flag he borrowed from a supporter last year.

Trump bans transgender individuals from military

His decision was announced with such haste that the White House could not answer basic inquiries on about how it would be carried out.

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Anthony Scaramucci’s serrated-edge response was something his new boss might do.

Edelind Peguero spoke at the Hyde Square Task Force news conference.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

Teen sleuths say TD Garden owes $13.8 million in fund-raisers

TD Garden representatives acknowledged they have not honored a 1993 law mandating that they hold three fund-raisers a year.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cmet2610c-584269.jpg Lawmakers hope to undo English-only education in Mass.

Fifteen years after Massachusetts voters pushed bilingual education out of most public schools, lawmakers want to let school systems bring those programs back.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/03/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/blanding05021704totalwine8biz.jpg Total Wine wins challenge on discount pricing

A Boston judge said the huge retailer’s deep discounts do not violate a state law on minimum pricing.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/31/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/davis_dunks2_biz.jpg A reduced Dunkin’ Donuts menu is coming to some locations

Dunkin’ Donuts is paring down its menu next month at some of its New England locations.

Two people stabbed on Boston Common, police say

Three people were arrested as they attempted to flee on an MBTA Red Line train, authorities said.

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A pedestrian walked on Essex Street and Commonwealth Avenue. Multiple lanes of the Massachusetts Turnpike will be closed during the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge work.

Jonathan Wiggs\Globe Staff

Your (lousy) options during the Mass. Pike and Comm. Ave. closures

That secret shortcut you’ve been planning? Good luck with that.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_072617_27shanleypic_01390x.jpg ‘I’m concerned he’s going to abuse again’: Those who say priest abused them criticize his release

“If Paul Shanley doesn’t qualify as a sexually dangerous person, then nobody will ever qualify,” said one attorney.

Kevin Cullen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen-9845.jpg A predator walks while his protectors never had to stand

The reality is that Paul Shanley ruined countless lives, including Joe Crowley’s, and he was never held accountable or punished for that.

Foxborough-07/26/2017 Patriots Devin McCourty wore a Dennis the Menace t-shirt as he spoke at a press conference at Gillette Stadium as the training camp kicked off.. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

CTE study gets Patriots’ attention

Several players touched on the subject Wednesday afternoon.

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

RED SOX 4, MARINERS 0

Chris Sale — who else? — ends Red Sox’ four-game skid

The lefthander dominated the Mariners with seven scoreless innings and 11 strikeouts.

Dan Shaughnessy

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The rookie had his first hit, a home run, and went 2 for 4 Wednesday. Here’s hoping he stays with the team.

Steve Wilkes recorded the sounds of the White Mountains on the peak of Mt. Israel in Sandwich, N.H.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

This Berklee professor is mapping the White Mountains through sound clips

He’ll spend three weeks in the woods of New Hampshire tracking birds, hikers, and insects as they create a chorus of music.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/kreiter_bakerbudget4_met.jpg Lawmakers again reject Baker’s plan to rein in health care costs

The governor could accept or veto their decision. It was not immediately clear how he would respond.

The sun finally returned Wednesday after a couple of really cool, raw, and damp days. But the weekend might not be so clear.

Dave Epstein

This weekend’s forecast is a tricky one

Different parts of New England will see very different weather this weekend.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/1000w_q95.jpg A dozen people rescued after boat overturns off Wareham

One 8-year-old boy was air-lifted to a Boston hospital.

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There was no immediate indication that the inmate was able to get off the island, which was put on lockdown.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/Clipboard-2079.jpg Yes, there are ‘Make America Great Again’ hat cakes, and yes, people seem to love them

While the identity of Pickle himself has not been confirmed, one thing’s for sure: People sure seem to love these Trump-themed cakes.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Planet%20of%20the%20Apes.jpg How did biotech become a Hollywood supervillain?

It’s become cinematic tradition to treat biopharma as the bad guy, pushing ethical limits in pursuit of profits.