Senate GOP health bill clears a big hurdle after dramatic showdown

The vote came amid the dramatic backdrop of Senator John McCain’s return to the Senate to cast a vote on allowing the measure to proceed.

In rousing speech, McCain urges Senate to return to bipartisanship

“Let’s trust each other,” said McCain, who returned to the Senate to vote despite a diagnosis of brain cancer.

// What did the Senate just vote on? And what’s next?

The Senate just voted by a razor-thin margin to debate the health care bill.

// Caught on hot mic, senators unload on Trump

Apparently speaking to Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island, Senator Susan Collins of Maine also called a House representative “so unattractive it’s unbelievable.”

Diver who passed out near Andrea Doria wreck has died

The Coast Guard says a diver pulled unresponsive from waters near the wreck of the Andrea Doria off Massachusetts has died.

// Left something in your Uber? It will now cost $15 to get it back

The measure is designed to compensate drivers for time spent returning lost items.

Roof repairs, worker with yellow gloves replacing red tiles or shingles on house with blue sky as background and copy space.

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Your Home | Design Refresher

Replace your roof? Wait a year? Here’s how to decide.

Now that the drought is over and winter is a few months away, it’s time for New England homeowners to get serious about what’s overhead.

Halloween candy is already hitting shelves — and people aren’t pleased

Some say July is far too early to offer up small-sized chocolate snacks to the public.

// Thousands of records on JFK assassination released online

The documents, from the National Archives, will allow the public to gain a new window into the investigation.

// The pedestrian buttons at crosswalks? They do nothing.

Waiting to cross the street? Press all you want, or don’t — it doesn’t matter either way.

A new app from the Hubway system will show the nearest station and how many bikes and open docks are available at each location and also allow riders purchase tickets or annual passes on their phones.

Starts & Stops

Hubway’s new app offers $1 bike rentals during Comm. Ave. project

Several third-party apps have been released in the past for the regional bike-share system, but this is the first official Hubway release.

Median home price in Mass. tops $400,000 for the first time

Competition among buyers remains high as the number of properties for sale dropped again in June.

FOR METRO. Boston, MA 5/29/08 Paul Shanley (cq), a priest who was convicted in 2005 of raping a boy in Newton appears in Suffolk County Superior Court to seek a new trial in Boston, MA on Thursday, May 28, 2008. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) Section: Metro Slug: n/a Reporter: n/a Library Tag 09102009 Metro

Paul Shanley, notorious priest in Catholic sex abuse scandal, to be released this week

Shanley is set to be released after serving 12 years for raping a Sunday school student in the early 1980s.

Dr. Ann C. McKee — the lead author of the study and the director of BU’s CTE Center and chief of neuropathology at the Boston VA — analyzed brain tissue in May at the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank in Jamaica Plain.

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‘It’s impossible to ignore this anymore’: CTE study details toll on football players

Researchers studied the donated brains of 202 players, and interviewed their loved ones about mood and behavioral problems.

// Allegations that medical school dean led drug-fueled secret life stun many in Boston

In Boston, Dr. Carmen Puliafito was known as driven and intense, a physician who relished the business of running a clinic as well as his time in the operating room.

The Trump presidency

Ground Game

// Why it’s so complicated for Trump to just say, ‘Jeff, you’re fired’

Here are three problems the president would have in firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Renée Graham

The destruction of Jeff Sessions, 140 characters at a time

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is marching toward the abyss, but he never saw it coming.

Michael A. Cohen

// Events of the past few days are not making America great again

And it’s only Tuesday.

// ‘I’m going to fire everybody’ in bid to stop leaks, Scaramucci says

Anthony Scaramucci, President Trump’s new communications director, threatened to fire everyone in the press office if necessary.

// ‘Not a lot of money’ in Hernandez estate, lawyer says

A lawyer for the estate of Aaron Hernandez said the deal to sell Hernandez’s home fell through because the buyer didn’t want “a lot of publicity.”

// Man who attacked woman in N.H. gym parking lot acted alone, police say

Jordan Lamonde of Portsmouth snuck up behind the 18-year-old last month and punched her 39 times, police said.

// Worcester trying to land Pawtucket Red Sox

The Red Sox Triple-A affiliate’s lease at McCoy Stadium runs out in 2020 and the team wants a new ballpark.


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