Boston to consolidate school bus routes, lay off dozens of drivers

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Many students in September will find themselves at new bus stops and on commutes that will be longer.

President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks while posing for a photo with outgoing White House interns in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump urges Senate to pass Obamacare repeal

Speaking in front a group of people he said have been harmed by the law, Trump said supporters of the law were ignoring its problems.

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Footage of the attack showed the suspect sneaking up behind the victim before striking her and throwing her to the ground.

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It looks as if Massachusetts is living up to its liberal reputation in at least one regard.

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‘‘If it was a guy from south Texas, I might ask him to step outside and settle this Aaron Burr-style,’’ said Representative Blake Farenthold.

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Massachusetts court officers will no longer honor federal immigration agents’ requests to hold people for up to 48 hours after they appear in court for criminal cases.

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In a brief statement to reporters at the White House after the meeting, Kushner repeated his assertion that he did not collude with Russia.

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A federal judge’s ruling was a win for the Trump administration but it did not say that states must comply with the request for data.

President Donald Trump pauses during a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Our coming constitutional crisis

The past six months have been an appetizer of unconstitutionality; the main course may soon be upon us.

Go ahead and press that pedestrian button if it makes you feel good

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

The Fine Print | Consumer Advocate

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A Boston-based travel company wants a blind prospective tourist to find a traveling companion before they allow her on their trip, which the traveler says is unfair.

Alameda County prosecutors unveiled mughots of Billy DeVincenzi and Cheryl Drace after they were recently sentenced to 15 years to life for the 1990 murder of Drace’s ex-husband Steve Rudiger near Oakland. DeVincenzi, 53, a career criminal from East Boston, was the poster boy for the federal Witness Protection Program after he helped authorities solve a string of robberies and a murder in Boston in the early 1980s.

Kevin Cullen

Billy DeVincenzi takes another wrong turn

A cold case from 1990 catches up with East Boston’s “Baby Driver.”

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - JULY 22: Andrew Benintendi #16 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates in the dugout after scoring a run in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 22, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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Andrew Benintendi knows what Rafael Devers is going through

Benintendi was last year’s Next Big Thing for the Red Sox.

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, July 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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No time for Red Sox to cut corners

Primed for a long October run, the Red Sox should not be worried about the luxury tax threshold when considering deals.

Emily Bordenski (left) and Betsy Meharg sat with Oswin during a “yappy hour” at Dorchester Brewing Company.

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Al fresco with Fido in Boston sounds good, but city laws limit it

Yappy Hours are prevelant in the summertime, but the laws around them still seem ambiguous.

Recent figures show that volume and travel times in some Boston locations are significantly up from just a few years ago.

‘You think you are leaving early, but it is never early enough’

The endless lines of brake lights are striking earlier and staying later. In Boston, you just can’t beat the traffic.

One of two print scans of Robert Farmer , US consul general in Bermuda

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Robert Farmer, legendary fund-raiser for Democratic presidential campaigns, dies at 78

Robert Farmer, who died July 22, was a legendary fund-raiser for Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, and John Kerry.

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Justin Bieber cancels rest of tour, including date at Gillette Stadium

No explanation was given for the sudden cancellation.

Canadian band Arcade Fire performing in France last week.

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Arcade Fire e-mails fans a dress code

It’s not clear if the strict rules — no shorts or tank tops allowed — will be enforced when the band plays TD Garden Sept. 15.

Helen and John Kelly celebrated their 75th anniversary Tuesday at the Natick nursing home where they live.

What makes a marriage last 75 years? This couple spilled the beans

In Natick, John and Helen Kelly shared their secrets of what makes a relationship last.

Microsoft Paint’s days may be numbered

More than three decades, billions of dollars, and dozens of iterations later, Microsoft plans to stop developing the program, nudging it a step closer to death.

Yes, you can buy happiness — if you spend it to save time

People who dole out cash to save time on housekeeping, delivery services, and taxis are a bit happier than those who don’t, new research finds.

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The DEA solicited applications to grow marijuana for research nearly a year ago. Since then, the agency has yet to greenlight any.