Orange County, Calif., tests Democrats’ hope for a suburban blue wave

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Katie Porter

Democrats running in 2018 House elections, including an Elizabeth Warren protege, look to capture a stronghold in affluent Republican communities.

// Why Trump has struggled to assemble a legal team

Twelve partners from a total of seven firms have said no to President Trump’s entreaties to help him navigate the special counsel’s probe.

Woman refuses medical help after Brockton car crash, dies later

A 54-year-old woman who initially declined medical treatment after a Thursday morning crash in Brockton died of her injuries Thursday afternoon.

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 21: Former Presidents George W. Bush, left, and George H.W. Bush arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Buson April 21, 2018 in Houston, Texas. Bush, wife of former president George H. W. Bush and mother of former president George W. Bush, died at her home in Houston on April 17 at the age of 92. (Photo by David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)

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Four former presidents remember Barbara Bush at funeral

Four former presidents joined ambassadors, sports stars, and hundreds of other mourners at the funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush in Houston.

// Springtime weather may finally be on horizon in Boston area

Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 50s with calm, clear blue skies on Saturday and Sunday.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by PETER FOLEY/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9634106i) Michael Cohen Michael Cohen at Federal Court, New York, USA - 16 Apr 2018 Attorney Michael Cohen, US President Donald J. Trump's long-time personal attorney exits federal court in New York City, New York, USA, 16 April 2018. Cohen's hotel room, apartment and office were raided last week by federal authorities reportedly as part of an investigation into possible bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance violations.

Trump says he doesn’t think his personal lawyer will ‘flip’

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, is under investigation, but Trump on Saturday said he doesn’t think Cohen will “flip.”

10/22/2015 Plymouth, MA – Director of Regulatory & Performance Improvement David Noyes , <cq>, talks about Dry Cask Storage during a tour of the Entergy Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, MA on October 22, 2015. Each of the 3 casks contains 68 fuel assemblies, they rest on a 4 foot thick pad made of reinforced concrete and steel. Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station started operation in 1972 and will close no later than June 2019. The the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently designated Pilgrim one of the nation’s three least-safe reactors. ()

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As seas rise, Pilgrim officials consider moving nuclear waste to higher ground

Environmental advocates are calling on the state to require the waste be moved.

// N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

North Korea said it would suspend nuclear tests, but stopped short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its nuclear arsenal.

Buzzfeed and “Get Out” director Jordan Peele (right) teamed up to create a digitally manipulated video of President Obama.



‘Deepfake’ videos are insidious and deceitful. But is there a silver lining?

Jordan Peele’s viral video of President Obama highlights the threat of videos that use sophisticated technology to seamlessly swap out one face for another. And it’s a reminder again that we need to question everything.

At Supercross event, Gronk says ‘Uhh, maybe’ to returning to football

When he was asked if he is still thinking about retirement, the Patriots tight end said, “Depends how my racing skills go today.”

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// Jayson Tatum is at the door. ‘He has a passion to be great’

The Celtics rookie wanted a better life, so he and his mother made one. Now he’s on the threshold of NBA stardom.

Boston, MA: August 31, 2017: Red Sox manager John Farrell is pictured as he signals to someone in the outfield during batting practice. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Toronto Blue Jays in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).


Could John Farrell be in the Reds’ managerial plans?

Three other teams to watch in terms of potential managerial changes are the Orioles, Marlins, and Angels.

Television Review

// ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ remains dark and bold

“The Handmaid’s Tale” isn’t easing up to attract more viewers. And you won’t easily shake the opening sequence of the second-season premiere, on Wednesday, especially if you’re a Red Sox fan.

// How to watch the Lyrid meteor shower this weekend

If you time it right, escape the city, and get a little bit lucky, astronomers say you’ll be able to watch a meteor shower light up the sky early Sunday.

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Globe Magazine

Top spots to live in Greater Boston in 2018

The hottest towns for home buyers, for prices ranging from under $500,000 to more than $1 million.

// For those who receive — and deliver — Meals on Wheels, more than nutrition is on the menu

For hundreds of thousands of people in Massachusetts, many of whom are hungry and isolated, Meals on Wheels is a daily human connection to the outside world.

// Facebook temporarily removes Black Market Dudley’s page

A company spokeswoman said Facebook “mistakenly took down the page” for a reason unrelated to the “White Lives Matter” graffiti found outside the shop.

// LA Fitness employees called 911 on two black men they said didn’t pay. They had.

Two black men were wrongly accused of not paying to use a gym in New Jersey and subsequently had the police called on them.

// ‘Smallville’ actress Allison Mack accused of recruiting women for sex-cult leader

According to the Associated Press, prosecutors said Mack told recruits that they were joining a female mentorship group.

Love Letters: The Podcast


// ‘Raising your value’ after a breakup

How climbing mountains and other “breakup accomplishments” can improve self-worth after a relationship ends.

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Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

// The irreplaceable Barbara Bush

What set the former First Lady apart was how completely she epitomized, yet transcended, her role.

A new chapter in the story of a terrier who found adventure in Milton

One day, in the friendly little town of Milton, a mysterious visitor arrived out of the blue. No one could say where, exactly, the little dog had come from. But before long, they began spotting it all over town . . .

Sean Gannon’s funeral service was held at Saint Pius X Church on Thursday.

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A man determined to choose violence. A cop determined to live a good life

Only three years apart in age, the police officer and the career criminal accused of killing him could not have been more different.


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Howard Cooper is defending former state senator Brian Joyce against federal corruption charges.

Brian Joyce’s lawyers attack prosecution’s subpoena request

US District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton said Friday he is weighing whether or not to allow a subpoena of the records of Howard Cooper, one of Joyce’s defense lawyers.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

The Big Picture: Monday in photos

Thousands of runners competed in miserable weather conditions during the 122nd running of the Marathon.

Real Estate


//$medium.jpg Spring House Hunt: Should parents buy property in a college town?

As the spring house hunt gets underway and National College Decision Day nears, thoughts are turning to campus housing.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.