The Trump presidency

Trump goes on the attack at boisterous rally in Phoenix

President Trump spoke Tuesday to supporters in Phoenix.

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The president also hinted at a pardon of a controversial Arizona sheriff and shutting down the federal government.

// Five wild moments from Trump’s speech

Trump’s hour-long speech had the crowd in a frenzy.

// The story behind the ‘Blacks for Trump’ guy at the Phoenix rally

He’s impossible to miss, possibly planted, and has appeared in the crowd directly behind Donald Trump several times over the last two years.

// CNN anchor was speechless after Trump’s speech — then unloaded on the president

“Well, what do you say to that?” Don Lemon asked. He paused as he looked into the camera.

// New Balance wins landmark China trademark case

The $1.5 million in damages owed to New Balance by three Chinese shoemakers is the largest trademark infringement award ever granted to a foreign business in China.

Among the businesses that have left recently is the Rattlesnake Bar and Grill.

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Boylston should be bustling, but many storefronts sit empty

One of the most prominent blocks in the Back Bay — Boylston Street between Arlington and Berkeley — feels downright desolate.

// Deaths of North Atlantic right whales mark dangerous trend for species

At least 13 North Atlantic right whales have died this year. There are only about 450 of the animals left in the world.

// Kennedys ‘incited this crowd into an angry mob,’ police say

Matthew “Max” Kennedy allegedly threw himself into a wall, smashed a shelf full of glass objects, and refused to cooperate with officers.

// Felix G. Arroyo accused of repeated sexual harassment by city employee

A woman who worked for Arroyo said he “spanked” her buttocks, made sexual comments, and grabbed her by the back of her neck. Arroyo called the allegations baseless.

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In a blockbuster, Celtics deal Isaiah Thomas for Kyrie Irving

The Celtics sent the Nets’ 2018 first-round pick and Thomas, Jae Crowder, and Ante Zizic to Cleveland for the All-Star guard.

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// Even after losing IT, the Celtics are now better

Thomas is beloved in Boston, for many reasons, but the Celtics had to make this move.

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// Three cheers for Danny Ainge, who turned assets into star power

Ainge has acquired Al Horford, Gordon Hayward, and now Kyrie Irving in the past two stunning offseasons.

// After Irving trade, Twitter critics pan Paul Pierce wax statue

“Paul Pierce’s wax figure - The Lie,” a fan wrote.

// Headless torso found on beach identified as missing Swedish journalist

Kim Wall is believed to have died on an amateur-built submarine earlier this month, Danish police said.


// No. 5 starter Doug Fister a one-hit wonder as Red Sox rout Indians

Fister allowed a leadoff home run, then put only three other runners on base.

// Baker defends hiring of new MBTA general manager

The governor said he remains confident in Luis Ramirez despite accounting problems at a company Ramirez recently led as chief executive.

// Mass. grades out as most educated state in US

But the wage gap in the state has risen alongside the number of people with degrees.

Special reports

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// Priests’ children live with secrets, sorrow

A Globe review finds the children are often denied love and support and pressured to keep the scandal secret. And the church has done absolutely nothing to help.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.

Opinion & Ideas


// Donald Trump usually trusts his instincts, and that’s a problem

President Trump repeatedly finds his promises and proclamations ripped apart by reality.

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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.


// At high risk for Alzheimer’s, they’re experimenting — on themselves

Tips to prevent dementia abound, but there’s little hard science. So carriers of a variant that raises their risk experiment — on themselves.