Divided Nation

Suspicion of US government reaches a new level in Texas

Jim Dillon, who spoke out against the Jade Helm 15 military exercise, keeps a couple of pistols in each car.

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The conflict about the Jade Helm 15 exercise illustrates some of the most confounding political divisions in the country.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/dogs150-8829.jpg In these offices, every day is bring your dog to work day

At 51 Melcher St. in Fort Point, some 30 dogs are registered at one of the growing number of dog-friendly workplaces in the US.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/21/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Advance/Images/Angel%20City%207.jpg Boston Beer’s side project finally ready for national stage

Alchemy & Science, an incubator created by Boston Beer chairman Jim Koch, has major plans for four new brands of craft beer.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-7116.jpg Deflategate a stunning fall for Tom Brady

It’s getting tougher every day to separate the deeds of Brady from the sins of the Patriots franchise.

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The boy who burned inside

There was no one to protect Marco Flores, and, just 9 when it started, he couldn’t protect himself. But then one day he realized that others he loved were in danger, and that it was up to him to end it.

Tom Smith went 3 miles a day on a hand-cycle.

Twice-paralyzed hockey player is on road to find a cure

Tom Smith journeyed from Boston to Miami — by bicycle, hand-cycle, and by walking with canes — in his crusade to combat paralysis.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/colonol150-4306.jpg Inside KFC’s bizarre new fight to dethrone Chick-fil-A

The chain is betting $185 million on a massive turnaround campaign in hopes of winning a seat again at the fast-food table.

Widespread violations found at Boston’s food spots

At least two violations that can cause food-borne illness were discovered at more than 1,350 restaurants during 2014.

Charter agrees to acquire Time Warner for $55 billion

The cash-and-stock deal would instantly create one of the largest pay-television and broadband operators in the US.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/06nanny202-8812.jpg New doubts are cast on shaken-baby diagnoses

Some defense lawyers have seized on research that questions the links to certain types of brain injuries.

Warm with chance of showers for rest of week

High levels of humidity will bring a chance for showers and thunderstorms to the area, the National Weather Service said.

Fire injures 2, displaces several families in Leominster

While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, an official said it mostly likely began as an accidental kitchen fire.

A BRA sketch from 1965, the year of the first planning effort, of a recast Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Like Mayor Walsh, Menino had his eye on 2030

Major planning exercises from the past can offer important insights as Walsh tries to build a vision for the future.

Assets at Boston’s five biggest family nonprofits rise to $3.5b

The top five foundations are funded by fortunes made in cable television, hedge funds, real estate, and baseball.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Old_Manse-Exteriors(8)-8813.jpg Trustees aim to entice visitors by enlivening historic sites

The Trustees of Reservations is in the midst of a five-year campaign to increase visits to its more than 100 sites.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/02/26/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/bus%20inspections1-1536865.jpg Fung Wah bus line may shut down for good

The bus line was unable to find a pickup and drop-off location in the Boston area following regulatory action.

The Big Picture

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Oil spill in California

The governor declared a state of emergency after about 105,000 gallons of oil were spilled, affecting nine miles of the scenic coast.