SJC ruling gives legal cover to sanctuary cities

Mass. court officers can’t honor federal agents’ requests to hold people wanted solely for immigration violations, the court said.

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“It seems too good to be true,” said one Mass. Pike commuter. A MassDOT official said “it would take a hurricane” to change plans.

Go ahead and press that 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.

In this July 20, 2017, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks into the Senate Chamber at the Capitol in Washington. A brutal reality is settling over Capitol Hill: The Republican effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” which has consumed the first six months of the Trump administration, may never yield results. Not only that, the GOP goal of overhauling the tax code requires passing a budget that is months overdue. (AP Photo/)

Senate heads toward a health care vote today

Senators have yet to be told the details of the legislation they will be debating.

Mariners 4, Red Sox 0

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James Paxton held the Red Sox hitless until Jackie Bradley Jr. flared a single in the fifth inning.

Kevin Cullen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Kevin_Cullen_150px-9899.jpg Billy DeVincenzi takes another wrong turn

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/09/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_shootingaftermath3_met.jpg School bus route cuts mean longer trips for most students

On the other hand, some students will have shorter rides. It’s part of a bid by Boston schools to save up to $5 million.

JoAnn Becker says a travel company unfairly thwarted her trip to Vietnam.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

The Fine Print | Consumer Advocate

They won’t let her on the bus, and she’s speaking out

A Boston-based tour company wants JoAnn Becker, who is blind, to find a traveling companion before it allows her on the trip. She says that’s unfair.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Robert%20Farmer%202-77182.jpg Legendary Democratic fund-raiser Robert Farmer dies at 78

Farmer, who died July 22, raised money for Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, and John Kerry.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Boghosian_14dogs6_BIZ.jpg Al fresco with Fido in Boston sounds good, but city laws limit it

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

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 24, 2017, to meet behind closed doors before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the investigation into possible collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Andrew Harnik/Associated Press

‘I did not collude with Russians,’ says Jared Kushner

In a brief statement after meeting with Senate investigators, Kushner also defended his father-in-law, President Trump.

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It looks as if the commonwealth is living up to its liberal reputation.

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)

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

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)

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

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.

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

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

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.

Bold Types

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/25/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/200_lauren_liss.jpg MassDevelopment’s new chief needs no introduction

Lauren Liss, former state DEP commissioner, will become MassDevelopment’s CEO.

Names

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No explanation was given for the sudden cancellation.

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Academic researchers expressed deep skepticism about whether FitNow’s product would make any difference in weight loss.

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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/eisen_fire09_072317-9856.jpg Cause of massive Waltham blaze is still unknown

Fire officials did say that it appears not to be suspicious.

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STAT

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Marijuana%20applications.jpg Marijuana cultivation applications approved by DEA: 0

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