Brennan warned Russia against election meddling

Former CIA Director John Brennan told the House intelligence committee on Tuesday that he was the first US official to call out the Russians for their activities.

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Dan Coats says he won’t comment on a news report that President Trump asked him to publicly deny any collusion between his campaign and Russia.

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks to the media about President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget in the Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Ground Game

The budget process was broken before Trump

President Trump formally released his first federal budget proposal Tuesday, and it’s already picked up criticism from the left and the right.

Opinion | Michael A. Cohen

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What more evidence could possibly be needed that President Trump has committed a high crime and misdemeanor?

Perspective

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We’re all paying too much attention to Trump, not the issues. Here’s how to muffle the noise.

Fall River man charged with stabbing girlfriend to death

Police responded to a Linden Street apartment and found Kristina Reis bleeding from an apparent stab wound, authorities said.

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The Suffolk DA office will lead the investigation into the armed standoff that ended with a 38-year-old man dead.

Worcester police searching for driver who hit 3-year-old and then drove away

Worcester police are currently searching for the Marquis with the Massachusetts license plate 5NN395.

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The Somerville barbecue restaurant was damaged when a small fire started in the ductwork Tuesday morning.

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Abigail Johnson said digital currency has potential to greatly improve the process of financial transactions.

Manchester police name bomber, hunt for accomplices in arena blast

Police performed a controlled explosion at the home of 22-year-old Salman Abedi, who has been named as a suspect in the bombing.

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Saffie Roussos was among the 22 people who died in the bombing.

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Among other things, this was a concert meant to celebrate female empowerment, and many of the victims were young British women there to take part.

Dan Wasserman

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Editorial cartoonist Dan Wasserman reacts to the Manchester attack.

Sir Roger Moore during a press conference for UNICEF at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Boston in 1997.

Sir Roger Moore dies at 89

Mr. Moore was the longest-serving movie star to play iconic British spy James Bond in the famed film series.

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) celebrates after making a touchdown reception during the second half of the AFC championship NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

AP file

NFL relaxes its policy on player celebrations

Things such as using the football as a prop and group theatrics will no longer be penalized.

Alex Speier

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Three losses in Oakland touched off a new run of speculation about the manager.

Epstein at Yale Class Day.

names

Theo Epstein tells grads ‘character matters’

The Cubs president of baseball ops said, “Keep your heads up, and come together to connect and to rally around one another, especially those who need it the most.”

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Woe to anyone who honks at them in frustration.

Trump Today

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Trump’s former national security adviser may have lies about his contacts with Russian officials.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Venkat Sumantran, Charles Fine, and David Gonsalvez

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/22/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/update23FUTUREWEB1.jpg How to improve Boston’s infrastructure future

The Go Boston 2030 plan can and should be more ambitious.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_syrians_mustafasews4_met-9791.jpg The last refugee: Threads of a new life in America

After escaping Syria, all Abdulkader wanted was to work. That wasn’t enough to get a job in America.

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Address: Spring House Hunt

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In America, everyone who has a cellphone thinks they are a professional photographer. They are not.

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

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STAT asked experts to compare Trump’s speech from decades ago to that in 2017. All noticed a deterioration.