In bid to save $5m, Boston schools to cut bus routes

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Dozens of drivers would be laid off. Many students will see longer rides — some will see shorter ones, though.

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Jordan Lamonde of Portsmouth snuck up behind the 18-year-old and later threw her to the ground, police said.

In this July 20, 2017, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks into the Senate Chamber at the Capitol in Washington. A brutal reality is settling over Capitol Hill: The Republican effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” which has consumed the first six months of the Trump administration, may never yield results. Not only that, the GOP goal of overhauling the tax code requires passing a budget that is months overdue. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Senate heads toward a health care vote Tuesday

Senators have yet to be told the details of the legislation they will be debating.

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Senator John McCain will be back in the Senate on Tuesday, in time for a vote on the health care bill, his office said.

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It looks as if Massachusetts is living up to its liberal reputation in at least one regard.

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‘‘If it was a guy from south Texas, I might ask him to step outside and settle this Aaron Burr-style,’’ said Representative Blake Farenthold.

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Mass. court officers can’t honor federal agents’ requests to hold people wanted solely for immigration violations, the court said.

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In a brief statement after meeting with Senate investigators, Kushner also defended his father-in-law, President Trump.

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A federal judge’s ruling was a win for the Trump administration but it did not say that states must comply with the request for data.

Michael A. Cohen

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The past six months have been an appetizer of unconstitutionality; the main course may soon be upon us.

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The Post is owned by Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and chief executive.

Go ahead and press that pedestrian button if it makes you feel good

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

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The bridge project will massively disrupt commuters, officials say, but it should be over by mid-August.

Mariners 4, Red Sox 0

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James Paxton held the Red Sox hitless until Jackie Bradley Jr. flared a single in the fifth inning

The Fine Print | Consumer Advocate

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A Boston-based tour company wants JoAnn Becker to find a traveling companion before it allows her on the trip, and she says that’s unfair.

Alameda County prosecutors unveiled mughots of Billy DeVincenzi and Cheryl Drace after they were recently sentenced to 15 years to life for the 1990 murder of Drace’s ex-husband Steve Rudiger near Oakland. DeVincenzi, 53, a career criminal from East Boston, was the poster boy for the federal Witness Protection Program after he helped authorities solve a string of robberies and a murder in Boston in the early 1980s.

Kevin Cullen

Billy DeVincenzi takes another wrong turn

A cold case from 1990 has caught up with East Boston’s “Baby Driver.”

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - JULY 22: Andrew Benintendi #16 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates in the dugout after scoring a run in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 22, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Andrew Benintendi knows what Rafael Devers is going through

Benintendi was last year’s Next Big Thing for the Red Sox.

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, July 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

No time for Red Sox to cut corners

Primed for a long October run, the Red Sox should not be worried about the luxury tax threshold when considering deals.

Emily Bordenski (left) and Betsy Meharg sat with Oswin during a “yappy hour” at Dorchester Brewing Company.

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Al fresco with Fido in Boston sounds good, but city laws limit it

Yappy Hours are prevelant in the summertime, but the laws around them still seem ambiguous.

Recent figures show that volume and travel times in some Boston locations are significantly up from just a few years ago.

‘You think you are leaving early, but it is never early enough’

The endless lines of brake lights are striking earlier and staying later. In Boston, you just can’t beat the traffic.

Mr. Farmer was the national treasurer for the presidential campaigns of four Democrats.

obituary

Robert Farmer, legendary fund-raiser for Democratic presidential campaigns, dies at 78

Farmer, who died July 22, raised money for Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, and John Kerry.

Names

Justin Bieber cancels rest of tour, including date at Gillette Stadium

No explanation was given for the sudden cancellation.

Canadian band Arcade Fire performing in France last week.

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Arcade Fire e-mails fans a dress code

It’s not clear if the strict rules — no shorts or tank tops allowed — will be enforced when the band plays TD Garden Sept. 15.

Helen and John Kelly celebrated their 75th anniversary Tuesday at the Natick nursing home where they live.

What makes a marriage last 75 years? This couple spilled the beans

In Natick, John and Helen Kelly shared their secrets of what makes a relationship last.

Microsoft Paint’s days may be numbered

More than three decades, billions of dollars, and dozens of iterations later, Microsoft plans to stop developing the program, nudging it a step closer to death.

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The DEA solicited applications to grow marijuana for research nearly a year ago. Since then, the agency has yet to greenlight any.