Senate will now take on health bill, and outlook is far from certain

epa06109503 Senate Majority Leader Republican Mitch McConnell (C) , Republican Senator from Wyoming John Barrasso (L), Republican Senator from South Dakota John Thune (Back) and Republican Senator from Texas John Cornyn (R) speak to members of the news media after the Senate passed the motion to proceed on President Trump's effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 25 July 2017. The vote of Senator McCain's, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer, was critical to pass the motion to proceed. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

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After winning a dramatic initial vote, Senate Republicans will see if they can pass a bill, but were met with an early setback Tuesday night.

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

US Senator Susan Collins, a Maine Republican (left), and US Representative Blake Farenthold, a Texas Republican.

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Collins on congressman who slammed her: ‘He’s so unattractive it’s unbelievable’

“I don’t mean to be unkind, but he’s so unattractive it’s unbelievable,” the Maine senator said of Blake Farenthold in comments caught on a hot mic.

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Susan Collins of Maine and Jack Reed of R.I. discussed the federal budget — and the president’s lack of familiarity with governing.

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Speaking with a megaphone to a group of protesters, Warren said the fight to retain the Affordable Care Act was a test for the country.

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“I am disappointed in the attorney general, he should not have recused himself,” President Trump told reporters Tuesday afternoon.

James Pindell | Ground Game

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

Train strikes truck, kills driver, in Abington

A commuter train struck a pickup truck in Abington Tuesday night, killing a 78-year-old man who was driving, police said.

State Police bomb squad investigated ‘suspicious vehicle’ at Bunker Hill Community College

Police were called to investigate a suspicious vehicle, a college spokeswoman said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_cindyfriedman1_met.jpg Cindy Friedman wins state Senate seat

The late state senator Ken Donnelly’s chief of staff is poised to take the seat Donnelly left vacant after his death.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, earlier this month dismissed the findings of the 75-year-old Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

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Trump administration steps in on fishing limits, and the implications could ripple

For the first time, the federal government has overruled a recommendation by a panel that oversees fishing issues on the East Coast.

SPOTLIGHT UPDATE

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David Shulkin said he wants a review of care at the facility to be “comprehensive, transparent and brand-new.”

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

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/25/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/AP_506308408575.jpg Allegations that medical school dean led drug-fueled secret life stun many in Boston

In Boston, 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/unnamed-9876.jpg Man who allegedly attacked woman outside Planet Fitness was looking for revenge

The man allegedly targeted the victim as an indirect act of revenge against a relative of her former boyfriend, court records show.

10/07/16: Cleveland, OH: Things did not go well for Red Sox starting pitcher David Price in the second inninghe is pictured reacting on the mound during that frame. The Boston Red Sox visited the Cleveland Indians for Game Two of their ALDS baseball game at Progressive Field. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: sports topic: Red Sox-Indians

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There’s fun watching Red Sox play follow the leader

Friday night will be interesting when the Sox return to Fenway with David Price on the mound.

Mitt Romney.

While the Senate debates health care, Mitt Romney is . . . waterskiing?

Well, Romney sure looks relaxed.

obituary

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/09102010_10clasno1-7704661.jpg Fenwick Smith, a BSO flutist and New England Conservatory teacher, dies at 68

Smith was noted for his musical ability, craftsmanship, and annual flute recitals.

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.

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Russia may represent bad news for President Trump. But not for his late-night nemesis.

The tenants of 410-412 Harrison Ave. in the South End are seeking a court decision that would prevent their eviction. Above: Run Yi Yen at her apartment.

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South End renters hope legal fight stops evictions

The trust that owns a Harrison Avenue row house accepted a $2 million offer and agreed to deliver the building vacant of its low-income tenants.

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Wait, that’s why Justin Bieber canceled his tour?

The singer may have new priorities.

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