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Susan Collins says she doesn’t support GOP health bill

Tweeted US Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine: “I want to work w/ my GOP & Dem colleagues to fix the flaws in (the Affordable Care Act.) CBO analysis shows Senate bill won’t do it.” Above: Collins at the Capitol last week.

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Maine’s Collins, a pivotal moderate, joined a small but potentially decisive Republican rebellion.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

CBO sees 22 million more uninsured under Senate health bill

The figure from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office may further complicate Senate GOP leaders’ plans to pass their bill this week.

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// CBO says Senate health bill picks your pocket

The legislation would save the government $321 billion over 10 years, but many Americans would spend much more on health insurance than they do now.

“As president, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm,” wrote President Trump in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision.

Supreme Court allows much of Trump travel ban to go into effect

The justices will review the president’s executive order, hearing arguments in the fall.

// White House warns of ‘heavy’ penalty if Syria again uses chemical weapons

An official said Syria’s president was readying another chemical weapons attack.

The families and individuals who would lose health coverage under the Senate bill “are among our lowest-income residents,” Governor Charlie Baker said.

264,000 Mass. residents would lose health coverage under Senate bill, Baker says

The families and individuals who would lose coverage “are among our lowest-income residents,” the governor said.

// Markey demands apology from Conway for comment on addiction

Senator Ed Markey issued a fiery statement in reaction to remarks by White House adviser Kellyanne Conway.

Man is killed in Mattapan shooting

A man, who appeared to be in his 30s, was fatally shot at 1357 Blue Hill Ave. on Monday evening, police said.

Tow truck driver is shot in Dorchester as he tries to tow car away

A man whose car was about to get towed shot a tow truck driver twice, a witness said. The driver is expected to survive.

// Huntington Ave. tower and theater plans revealed

Developers are planning a 32-story apartment building that would give the Huntington Theatre Company ownership of its playhouse.

The Bella Bond trial

Boston, MA - 5/22/2017 - Defense attorney Jonathan Shapiro (cq), right, introduces Michael McCarthy (cq) to potential jurors. From left are BC Law student intern Michael Patnode (cq) and co-counsel Mia Teitelbaum (cq). Jury selection begins for Commonwealth vs. Michael McCarthy (cq), in Suffolk Superior Court. McCarthy is charged with the murder of 2-year-old Bella Bond (cq). Judge Janet Sanders presides. POOL Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 23mccarthy Reporter: Nestor Ramos

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Some unexpected justice for Bella

Two years and one day after 2-year-old Bella Bond’s body washed up on Deer Island, someone was held accountable for her death.

Michael McCarthy looked toward the jury during his murder trial.

‘I’m feeling justice for Bella’: Mixed emotions after McCarthy convicted

A Suffolk jury convicted Michael McCarthy of second-degree murder for killing 2-year-old Bella Bond, then dumping her body in the harbor.

Barry Cadden, who received a 9-year prison sentence, co-owned New England Compounding Center. Above: Cadden made his way into court Monday.

Pharmacist in meningitis outbreak that killed dozens gets 9 years in prison

The former co-owner and head pharmacist at a Framingham business that shipped tainted medicines across the nation was sentenced Monday.

Boston, MA: June 26, 2017:Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale fires a first inning pitch. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Minnesota Twins in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/ Jim Davis)


Chris Sale pitches Red Sox past Twins

Sale leads MLB with 155 strikeouts, a pace for a ridiculous 330 on the year

// Isaiah Thomas finishes fifth in NBA’s MVP balloting

The Celtics guard finished behind Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, and LeBron James.

// Behind closed doors, lawmakers work on plan to rewrite pot law

The fate of marijuana legalization in Massachusetts is now in the hands of a half-dozen lawmakers meeting in secret.

Closing Newbury Street to cars allowed people to relax on the street.

Stroll car-free Newbury Street this summer

Get out your walking shoes, sunglasses, and if you’re Mayor Martin Walsh, your cargo shorts. Open Newbury Street will return this summer.


// Making a lineup out of the Red Sox’ retired-number players

You can (almost) make up a perfect team, position by position, from the 10 retired numbers, but the batting order is tricky.

Arendering of the proposed Seaport Square project.

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Is this the last chance to create open space in booming Seaport?

The plan for the last big chunk of developable land in the Seaport needs more work to add public space, Boston officials said.

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// Trump is unpopular in six continents, new poll finds

On average, just 22 percent of those polled in 37 countries worldwide trust him on foreign affairs.

// Nice catch: TSA finds 20-pound lobster in checked bag at Logan

“It’s actually fairly common in the New England region,” a TSA spokesman said.

Indoor competitive ax throwing at Urban Axes.

Do drinking and ax throwing mix? Boston might soon find out.

The owner of Philadelphia’s Urban Axes says he wants to open a location in Boston, although he’s concerned about getting a liquor license.

Representative Joseph Kennedy III and his wife, Lauren, in 2014.

There’s another Kennedy on the way

Representative Joseph Kennedy III and his wife, Lauren, are going to be parents again.


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// When eye irritation is more than it seems at first glance

It started as red, watery eyes and sensitivity to light. The symptoms would get much worse before an optometrist figured out the cause.