Trump signs ‘historic’ bill to transform VA

The law is designed to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees.

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

// Why we need four years of Trump

The alternative could be a generation of rule by billionaires and Republican ayatollahs.

David Epstein

What’s in store for this weekend’s weather

With the remnants of a tropical storm playing a role in the forecast, those looking to get outside might need some clarity on what will be happening.

// Complaints rising at The Ride

Riders say service has worsened ever since the MBTA launched a major overhaul of the paratransit system in February.

// Bill Cosby, fresh from sexual assault trial, plans talks on avoiding rape allegations

Less than a week after a judge declared a mistrial in Cosby’s sexual assault case, the comedian again sparked controversy.

// Singing like a canary: Original Al Capone song up for sale

The handwritten musical composition by Al Capone is expected to fetch upwards of $20,000.

The US European Command has released dramatic photos of a Russian jet coming within a few feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance jet over the Baltic Sea in a maneuver that has been criticized as unsafe.

Master Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr./US European Command/Associated Press

Photos show Russian jet getting too close for comfort

Photographs show a Russian SU-27 coming so close to the wing of a US jet that the Russian pilot can be seen in the cockpit in some images.

// This 2-year-old survived a 16-foot fall — because of his stuffed animal

The boy was jumping on his bed and bounced out a second-story window while clutching the toy.

// Rescue dog rescued at Logan Airport

A dog from Puerto Rico that slipped away from its handler and went on the lam at Logan has been found, State Police said Friday.

// Fifty-nine years of stories from one address

With an eye toward the future, the Boston Globe said goodbye to its longtime Dorchester home this week.

Alonzo Johnson helped an 83-year-old man down an escalator at a mall in Holyoke. The image went viral this week.

Facebook/Paula Accorsi Picard

Nestor Ramos

How heartwarming racial memes backfire

Viral social media posts that purport to show racial harmony unwittingly reflect our deep divides.

// Obituary of 15-year-old who killed self cites school bullies

“Please know you were effective in making her feel worthless,” the obituary of a 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl said, addressing those that bullied her.


// Profanities prompt NESN to cancel broadcast of Big Papi roast

Much of the humor was wildly vulgar, and many jokes had members of the crowd squirming in their seats.


// Congressman Seth Moulton announces engagement

The congressman shares big personal news via Twitter.

The Fine Print | Consumer Advocate

// A few simple steps can give you fast Wi-Fi in every room

Being passive with your Internet service provider can lead to slower connections and wasted money.

Fluto Shinzawa/Globe Staff

Fluto Shinzawa | Hockey Food

In Chicago, one deeply satisfying last shift

In this final installment of our Hockey Food series, Fluto Shinzawa visits Pequod’s Pizza and Frontera Grill.

buzzsaw | Matthew gilbert

// The Megyn Kelly we’ve seen so far isn’t ready for her close-up

NBC is betting heavily on its new star, but there’s something stubbornly shallow about her presence.

NBA Draft

// Why Jayson Tatum over Josh Jackson? Danny Ainge explains

Josh Jackson was a Celtics target until offering indications he did not want to play in Boston.

// Isaiah Thomas to appear on cover of ESPN’s Body Issue

In the upcoming issue of the magazine, Thomas explains how he has used his size – or lack of it – to his advantage.

Alex Speier

// Xander Bogaerts went back to the future, as a much more polished player

Boston’s visit to Kansas City, site of the 2012 Futures Game, offered a chance to reflect on the shortstop’s journey.


// The Weekender: Bono, Wilco, Mario, and Jacob’s Pillow

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.


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// 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.


// How a text message can mean the difference between sickness and health

I’ve learned firsthand that a simple text message can bridge patient care in and out of the hospital.