The Trump presidency

In Brussels, Trump expected to end silence on NATO

President Donald Trump is expected to break months of silence about whether the US would automatically come to the defense of an ally under attack.

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‘We can use peace’: Trump and Pope Francis meet

The men shook hands and Trump could be heard thanking the pope and saying it was ‘‘a great honor’’ to be there.

// Pope to first lady: What are you feeding Trump?

Thanks to the Pope and Mrs. Trump, a traditional Slovenian dish is hitting the headlines.

Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

DeVos testifies on Trump’s budget

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is tasked with explaining a spending plan that has drawn criticism from both ends of the political spectrum.

// A look at the five investigations into Trump and Russia

The investigations are examining everything from possible ties between Trump associates and the Kremlin to the president’s stunning firing of the FBI director.

// Environmental hires have ties to top Baker officials

More than half a dozen hires in Governor Charlie Baker’s environmental agencies have connections at the highest levels of the administration.

// ‘There’s no one out there killing these kids,’ Evans says

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said alcohol is often the main factor when bodies of young men turn up in city waterways.

// Milton Academy students hold sit-in over bias concerns

Students at Milton Academy say slurs have been directed at black students and pictures mocking black and Asian students were circulated on social media.

Quincy woman, 24, killed in Route 3 crash

A Quincy woman was killed early Wednesday when her car went off the road and crashed into the woods in Hingham, State Police said.

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Stopping the presses

Four stories tall, as loud as a locomotive, and with at least as many moving parts, The Boston Globe’s printing presses on Morrissey Boulevard will come to a stop next month.

Love Letters

// I think I like my boyfriend’s best friend

Spending lots of time with her boyfriend’s bestie has made her feel confused about who she really should be dating.

// Vermont governor sends back marijuana bill

Governor Phil Scott won’t sign off on recreational marijuana in his state and is sending the bill back to the legislature with suggestions for another path forward.

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‘Please stop politicizing our son’s murder’

A plea from the parents of Seth Rich, who was killed in Washington, D.C., in 2016.

// These types of celebrations are now allowed in the NFL

In celebration of celebrations, here’s a look at the displays that were once outlawed, but are now kosher in the NFL.

Ryan Inzana

The Millennials Issue | Magazine

8 myths and 5 truths about millennials

Think America’s largest generation is just a bunch of self-absorbed sex-crazed socialist slackers? Millennials say, think again.

// NBA gives an All-Star Game back to Charlotte

The league took this year’s game away because of the state law restricting the rights of LGBT people.

Cruise in Australia on Tuesday.

Tom Cruise reveals ‘Top Gun 2’ to start filming soon

The Danger Zone may have gotten old and dusty, but Tom Cruise says he’s about to fly back in.

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Spotlight Follow-up

Doctor who faced retaliation for double-booked surgery worries wins lawsuit

Dr. James Holsapple had “vehemently objected” to doctors doing two operations at once.

// Oh, the places you’ll go when visiting the new Seuss museum

Crews are scrambling to put the finishing touches on the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss, the first museum dedicated to the life and work of the revered children’s author.

Manchester Explosion

Mourners layed wreaths in the centre of the Lancashire village of Tarleton, the home of Georgina Callander, and Saffie Rose Roussos, two of the victims of the Manchester suicide bombing.

Police make 4 more arrests in Manchester; police officer among those killed

Four more suspects were apprehended in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing as officials across the UK tightened security.

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Trump Today

// A meeting with the pope

Welcome to Trump Today, a one-stop entry point for the latest news on the 45th president of the United States.

Opinion & Ideas

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// Attacks on soft targets likely to get worse

As ISIS loses territory, its ability to carry out such attacks will be enhanced.

Special reports

// The last refugee: Threads of a new life in America

After escaping Syria, all Abdulkader wanted was to work. That wasn’t enough to get a job in America.


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// Advice on taking real estate photos from a Pulitzer-winning photographer

In America, everyone who has a cellphone thinks they are a professional photographer. They are not.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// Trump used to be more articulate. What could explain the change?

STAT asked experts to compare Trump’s speech from decades ago to that in 2017. All noticed a deterioration.