Trump signs ‘historic’ bill to transform VA

The law is designed to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees.

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

// Why we need four years of Trump

The alternative could be a generation of rule by billionaires and Republican ayatollahs.

// Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

A person close to wounded Rep. Steve Scalise says the Louisiana Republican has been moved out of a hospital intensive care unit.

Michael A. Cohen

// GOP’s demonization of Pelosi is so effective that even Democrats believe it

Democrats are integrating GOP attacks against her.

David Epstein

// What’s in store for this weekend’s weather

With the remnants of a tropical storm playing a role in the forecast, those looking to get outside might need some clarity on what will be happening.

// Complaints rising at The Ride

Riders say service has worsened ever since the MBTA launched a major overhaul of the paratransit system in February.

// Bill Cosby, fresh from sexual assault trial, plans talks on avoiding rape allegations

Less than a week after a judge declared a mistrial in Cosby’s sexual assault case, the comedian again sparked controversy.


// Venezuelan bonds are a fabulous investment, if you don’t mind the starvation

Venezuela’s bonds make money for investors while Venezuela’s people go hungry.

// Photos show Russian jet getting too close for comfort

Photographs show a Russian SU-27 coming so close to the wing of a US jet that the Russian pilot can be seen in the cockpit in some images.

// New research says the sun may have had a twin

The answer is yes, most likely — according to new research from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Harvard University.

// Rescue dog rescued at Logan Airport

A dog from Puerto Rico that slipped away from its handler and went on the lam at Logan has been found, State Police said Friday.

Alonzo Johnson helped an 83-year-old man down an escalator at a mall in Holyoke. The image went viral this week.

Facebook/Paula Accorsi Picard

Nestor Ramos

How heartwarming racial memes backfire

Viral social media posts that purport to show racial harmony unwittingly reflect our deep divides.

// Obituary of 15-year-old who killed self cites school bullies

“Please know you were effective in making her feel worthless,” the obituary of a 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl said, addressing those that bullied her.


// Congressman Seth Moulton announces engagement

The congressman shares big personal news via Twitter.

The Fine Print | Consumer Advocate

// A few simple steps can give you fast Wi-Fi in every room

Being passive with your Internet service provider can lead to slower connections and wasted money.

buzzsaw | Matthew gilbert

// The Megyn Kelly we’ve seen so far isn’t ready for her close-up

NBC is betting heavily on its new star, but there’s something stubbornly shallow about her presence.

Dinner With Cupid

// Blind date: A match made in the Back Bay

Will these world-traveling neighbors find romance just across town?

David Ortiz and Rob Gronkowski at the Ortiz roast at the House of Blues.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe


Profanities prompt NESN to cancel broadcast of Big Papi roast

Much of the humor was wildly vulgar, and many jokes had members of the crowd squirming in their seats.

NBA Draft

// Why Jayson Tatum over Josh Jackson? Danny Ainge explains

Josh Jackson was a Celtics target until offering indications he did not want to play in Boston.

// Isaiah Thomas to appear on cover of ESPN’s Body Issue

In the upcoming issue of the magazine, Thomas explains how he has used his size – or lack of it – to his advantage.

Alex Speier

// Xander Bogaerts went back to the future, as a much more polished player

Boston’s visit to Kansas City, site of the 2012 Futures Game, offered a chance to reflect on the shortstop’s journey.


// The Weekender: Bono, Wilco, Mario, and Jacob’s Pillow

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.


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// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// How a text message can mean the difference between sickness and health

I’ve learned firsthand that a simple text message can bridge patient care in and out of the hospital.