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

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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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_callctr1_met.jpg Complaints rising at The Ride

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

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/RRauction_24gangster02_met.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/comp.jpg 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.

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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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/10162009_15globero-7389641-3768_apps_w_1920.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/23/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/6702-OI235746208SadieRiggs-4968.jpg 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.

Names

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/23/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Boghosian_23NamesOrtiz12_LIFE.jpg 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.

NAMES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/23/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/2d36f8b8c2094a1498fa072e111b3eef-4207d0f7f1b44c9c9aec03c28f7b19a6-0.jpg Congressman Seth Moulton announces engagement

The congressman shares big personal news via Twitter.

The Fine Print | Consumer Advocate

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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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/20/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/NUP_178442_0574.jpg 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

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/isaiahtop.jpg 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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/698928962.jpg 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.

THINGS TO DO

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/22/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/f040578b6bec46dbaefc91fe48638990-f040578b6bec46dbaefc91fe48638990-0.jpg The Weekender: Bono, Wilco, Mario, and Jacob’s Pillow

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

Newsletters

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An afternoon recap of the day’s most important business news, delivered Monday through Friday.

Investigations

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

STAT

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/23/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Off%20the%20Charts.jpg 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.