It was a friendly debate until Airbnb turned up the heat

The discussion over short-term rentals here had been largely civil — at least compared to lawsuits and loud protests elsewhere — before last week.

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Bush was admitted to a hospital Sunday, one day after his late wife’s funeral. CNN reported that Bush was in intensive care.

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The boys tried to drug Kimberly Mironovas before strangling and stabbing her, according to court documents.

On March 5, seawater made streets impassable in this Oceanside Drive neighborhood in Scituate during high tide.

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Coastal properties getting hammered on the market, too

The memory of the winter’s inundating storms hangs over water-view properties that once would command premium prices.

Photos of Shantel and Jacob Van Voorhis, and the vehicle in which they might be traveling.

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Police seek teen who fled family service residence with her baby

Shantel Van Voorhis left with her 4-month-old and without the baby’s medication, police said.

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The increases will wipe out any gains lower-income Americans got from the recently passed tax cuts, analysts say.

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Rick Butler, who for decades has coached top volleyball recruits, was accused in 1995 of raping underage girls. The university has been criticized for how it handled the Larry Nassar case.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/BEDFORD_20180423_TROOPER_PAYROLL_005.jpg State Police payroll head arraigned for alleged theft

Denise Ezekiel kept her head down Monday during her highly anticipated arraignment on a charge of stealing $23,900 in public funds.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/bg-22fc41a8-426b-11e8-bba2-0976a82b05a2.jpg High court hears case involving immigrant who lives on Vineyard

The ruling won’t determine whether the man can stay in the country, but it has implications for how authorities initiate some deportation proceedings.

The sidewalk was strewn with bodies and injured pedestrians after the van jumped the curb and traveled about a mile, a witness said.

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Witnesses of Toronto mayhem describe ‘pure carnage’

Ten people were killed Monday when a man drove his van onto a sidewalk. He was traveling at 40 miles per hour, witnesses said.

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Maple Leafs 3, Bruins 1

The excitement of playoff hockey, like this Tuukka Rask stop on Auston Matthews, brought some respite to Toronto fans on a day of unspeakable tragedy in the city.

Tara Sullivan

Hockey brings a reeling city together

Canada’s national pastime gave Torontonians a brief diversion from the horror that took place on their streets.

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The Bruins have lost three of the last four games in the series. Faceoff for Wednesday’s game is 7:30 p.m.

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It’s over. Cue the music

After a breakup, we should feel more and think less — so crank your playlist and let the emotions flow.

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The lawsuit claims that a doctor and pharmacists failed to provide the musician with reasonable care after an overdose days before he died.

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The company said it has started delivering packages in 37 cities to Prime members who own newer General Motors or Volvo vehicles with remote assistance systems.

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A group of young basketball players in Louisiana are being recognized for stopping their game and dropping to their knees when a funeral procession passed.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/23/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/c78d9d7c-44a8-11e8-ad8f-27a8c409298b.jpg Trump said he didn’t stay in Moscow in 2013, but flight records say differently

Combined with existing accounts and Trump’s social-media posts, they capture 45 hours and 43 minutes that loom large in the controversy engulfing the White House.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/23/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/d1d1eeca30eb4d0ba8059de59d8a6e3a-d1d1eeca30eb4d0ba8059de59d8a6e3a-3007.jpg Here’s what the Trumps and the Macrons will be eating at Tuesday’s state dinner

The president of France and his wife will join President and Melania Trump for a fancy state dinner at the White House.

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Visitors to a zoo in southeast China threw rocks at kangaroos, ultimately killing one, injuring another, and setting off a wave of public disgust and anger.

Britain's Catherine (L), Duchess of Cambridge and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London with their newly-born son, their third child on April 23, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

Kate left the hospital in stilettos hours after giving birth, and other royal baby facts

In the event you weren’t glued to a live feed from the steps of the hospital, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about the royal arrival.

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora watches batting practice before a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hefti)

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Alex Cora has a long-term strategy for Red Sox, and he’s sticking to it

Day-to-day circumstances won’t alter the first-year manager’s game plan for keeping players fresh for the entire season.

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A young woman named Katie married her birth father, had a baby with him and, after she decided to leave him, lost her life to him.

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 . . .

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A variety of factors influence these decisions, including the severity of disease being prevented and the treatability of the side effects.

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