W.H. press secretary Sean Spicer resigns

White House Press secretary Sean Spicer.

Spicer’s decision appears to be linked to the appointment of a new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.

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The White House announced that Sarah Huckabee Sanders will succeed Sean Spicer.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/06083974.jpg Sean Spicer is out. Now what?

Amid a string of humiliating moments that were the hallmark of Sean Spicer’s short tenure, this one was, apparently, the final straw.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/23/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/c126c40f5e384954931bde682985d172-c126c40f5e384954931bde682985d172-0.jpg How the press, the Easter bunny, and SNL shaped Spicer’s tenure

With Sean Spicer’s departure, here’s a look back at six of the strangest moments that shaped his time as press secretary.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/Jeff_Jacoby_150px-1043.jpg ‘Let Obamacare fail,’ says Trump. It already has.

Failure was built in to the Affordable Care Act.

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Kennedy offered encouragement to John McCain, who has been diagnosed with the same cancer that claimed the life of her husband.

Yvonne Abraham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abrahamy-9909.jpg A painful diagnosis for John McCain, a man of integrity

People love John McCain. It’s hard not to, even if you live on a different political planet.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/b4732bc2-747c-451d-9c8c-6ff0557a3449.jpg Wary of Mueller, Trump’s team is investigating his investigators

The effort to investigate the investigators is another sign of a looming showdown between President Trump and special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/12/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/JOHNSON%20IMPEACHMENT-173602.jpg From Johnson to Nixon, Mass. has historic impeachment role

The commonwealth has a tradition when it comes to commanders-in-chief: deposing them. Or at least trying really hard to.

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Lyft riders in Boston will be able to hail a self-driving car by the end of the year.

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NH Trooper Nick Cyr with his 646-pound tuna.

Nick Cyr

N.H. trooper catches 646-pound tuna after long battle

New Hampshire State Trooper Nick Cyr reeled in a 646-pound bluefin tuna while fishing on Tuesday afternoon in waters off Rye Harbor.

Chad Finn

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tlumacki_redsoxvsorioles_sports_015ports.jpg Here’s your official Dave Dombrowski trades report card

The trade deadline is approaching, so let’s review the track record of the Red Sox’ president of baseball operations.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/16/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/RinaldiRedSox13-003.jpg Red Sox have unresolved questions as trade deadline approaches

The team must get reads on its own inventory between now and July 31 to make any moves.

The Summer of ‘67

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/airpot.jpg When 5,000 Red Sox fans swarmed the team bus at Logan

It was a team accustomed to being background noise. Then came the summer of 1967, and the Sox became the soundtrack of Boston.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Lifeguard_03.jpg 48 people rescued in one day at Hampton Beach

At Hampton Beach in New Hampshire, 48 people were rescued from rip currents on Wednesday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/vv.jpg Mansfield rollover crash blamed on texting while driving

A Mansfield woman was cited for texting while driving after she crashed her car Friday morning.

Life is Beautiful festival in downtown Las Vegas

Christopher Muther

A man from Malden is helping to change the face of Vegas

A once seedy section of Vegas has found new life thanks to Boston native Ryan Doherty.

Ty Burr

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/2b0e6b35eef841cb87874cae57794e3a-2b0e6b35eef841cb87874cae57794e3a-0.jpg Movies worth finding on Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes

Since it’s a slow week, and a hot one, here’s Ty Burr’s latest rundown of what he’s been finding interesting on the various streaming menus lately.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/tv.jpg I know what you should binge this summer

Here are plenty of suggestions of series past and present to get you through the summer doldrums.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/22319116_1500268997.0903.jpg Video shows teens watching, laughing as man drowns in Fla.

The teens can be heard laughing at Jamel Dunn, telling him he’s going to die and they weren’t going to help him.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/01/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Copy%20of%204b31d881b25849d498de5188a65f8049-0cb57458abba5a02270f6a70670060e7.jpg Misconduct complaints filed against former state prosecutors

The state bar has been asked to investigate two former state prosecutors who worked on the Amherst drug lab case.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/FBI_16fugitive04_met-9848.jpg Slain Pa. police chief ‘fought for his life’ and inflicted lasting damage on killer, official says

The injuries kept a fugitive in pain until he died and his wife buried him in their Dartmouth backyard, an official said.

Confidential tips

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Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | John Shattuck and Kathryn Sikkink

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Rwanda.jpg The US turns its back on human rights

Shuttering the Office of Global Criminal Justice would signal that we are no longer concerned about deterring atrocities.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi16standoff05[1].jpg His parents said he just needed to sleep. A SWAT team came instead

In Hingham, a welfare check on a disconsolate young man with a gun turned into something utterly unimaginable.


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


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Shark attacks are incredibly unlikely, but here are seven things swimmers should actually be afraid of — and how to avoid them.