For President Trump, taking risks is a strategy

His willingness to employ bold, seat-of-the-pants strategies has thrilled his base but has met more severe limits in the high-stakes setting of international relations.

President Trump.

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Trump canceled the North Korea summit. Here’s what it means

With the summit abandoned, at least for now, there’s a risk that goodwill-enhancing and relationship-improving steps might be lost, too.

// Harvey Weinstein expected to turn himself in for arrest

The former producer will face criminal charges after an investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted women.

// Gwyneth Paltrow says Brad Pitt threatened to kill Weinstein

The actress on Wednesday divulged more details on how Pitt confronted Harvey Weinstein after the producer allegedly sexually harassed her.

These maps show where the worst Memorial Day traffic is in Mass. right now

If you’re planning to drive somewhere for the long holiday weekend and haven’t left already, you’re probably going to get stuck in traffic.

// Legislation would shield trooper data from public view

Public records watchdogs say the bill would make it more difficult for the public and the press to identify misconduct.

// Democrats and Republicans briefed on FBI source who aided Russia probe

It was not immediately clear whether the DOJ provided information that would allay conservatives’ concerns, particularly those of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes.

// Pittsfield judge who had sex with court clinician set to resign after SJC orders indefinite suspension

Suspension is rare in a state where judges are nominated by the governor and once appointed, seldom forced off the bench.

If you haven’t got anything better to do this Memorial Day weekend, consider spending time with your home Internet router.


Tech Lab

FBI warns consumers about malware aimed at Internet routers

A new cyberthreat will force consumers to update their home routers.

// Steward Health Care pressured doctors to restrict referrals outside chain, suit says

A whistleblower lawsuit exposes the behind-the-scenes pressure health care companies put on doctors to keep patient referrals in-house.

Dave Epstein

// Your Memorial Day weekend forecast: warm Friday and Saturday, then cooler

The weekend exodus for Memorial Day has begun, and the weather is going to be a bit fickle over the next several days.

// Stephen M. Mindich, longtime Boston Phoenix owner and publisher, dies at 74

Stephen Mindich battled pancreatic cancer for the last four years and passed away Wednesday night at hospice, his son said Thursday.

Connections | Magazine

// Dad taught me the art of negotiating when I was just a kid

Buying, fixing up, and selling small boats with Dad helped me learn skills I still use today.


// Red Auerbach would love these Celtics; can’t you just hear him . . . ?

Brad Stevens’s inspiring team is evoking ghosts of Celtics past with the way they win.

// Cavs coach admits Celtics’ strategy threw him ‘for a loop’

Tyronn Lue said Boston’s personnel adjustments in Game 5 caught him off-guard.

A teen visits a memorial to the shooting victims at Santa Fe High School in Texas.

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Ty Burr

What does, and doesn’t, fit the script

American memory can be as complicated as American history.

// These helicopter parents are 90. Their kids? 65

A growing number of middle-aged folks have at least one living parent.

// Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations

The A-list actor is apologizing to anyone who may have felt ‘‘uncomfortable or disrespected’’ by his behavior.

// Jason Bateman ‘incredibly embarrassed’ after ‘mansplaining’ ‘Arrested Development’ to Jessica Walter

Many felt Jessica Walter’s male castmates were too eager to come to Jeffrey Tambor’s defense.


// 15-year-old Brynn Cartelli talks winning ‘The Voice’ and missing Massachusetts

The teenager will return to Massachusetts this week to finish her freshman year at Longmeadow High School.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Love Letters Podcast

// Getting over a breakup

Meredith Goldstein explores how to move on when a relationship ends.

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Opinion & Ideas


// Dreaming of a world where the NFL stands up for players

Dreaming of an NFL that stands up rather than kneels.


// Calling all foodies

Our new weekly summer newsletter, “Eat. Drink. Eat some more,” gives you 15 weeks of recipes and restaurant tips. Find out more.

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Real Estate


//$medium.jpg Spring House Hunt: Should parents buy property in a college town?

As the spring house hunt gets underway and National College Decision Day nears, thoughts are turning to campus housing.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano

The activity of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has become destructive since early May, burning dozens of homes and forcing residents to flee.


// Play the crossword

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