The Trump presidency

Jared Kushner denies colluding with Russians

“I had no improper contacts” during the presidential campaign, Jared Kushner said.

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President Trump’s son-in-law also said that his dealings during the campaign with Russians were unmemorable. “I had no improper contacts.”

// Trump says Republicans ‘do very little to protect their President’

The president also again referred to the Russia investigation as a “witch hunt.”

// Press secretary’s appearance noted by her new boss

Anthony Scaramucci implied that Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s physical appearance is related to how well she does at her highly public job.

// Spencer police officer shoots, kills man

The suspect pointed a pellet gun at the officer, police said.

// USS Constitution floats out of dry dock

The historic ship, which has undergone a 26-month restoration, began moving toward the harbor at 11 p.m. Sunday.

// Key part of opioid legislation is not working

Few patients are taking advantage of a law that requires emergency rooms to offer substance-abuse evaluations to those who overdose.


// The 87 experimental therapies that could help John McCain

“We’ve learned a tremendous amount about the biology of [glioblastoma],” said Dr. David Reardon, Dana-Farber’s director of neuro-oncology.

// He offered her a lift. She allegedly tried to take his child

The suspect tried to unbuckle the 1-year-old while the car was moving, police said.

// Flesh-eating bacteria nearly kills man who went hiking in N.H.

Wayne Atkins thought little of the blisters he had gotten while hiking the 4,500-foot-high Mount Garfield in New Hampshire.

// Taliban takes credit for Kabul blast that killed 24

The attack took place in a neighborhood where several prominent Afghan politicians reside.

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As Waltham fire smolders, building method questioned

Sunday’s blaze came after a new apartment building burned in a major fire in Dorchester — and both projects were built using wood frames.

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// What went down between David Price and Dennis Eckersley

Details emerged about the harsh words the pitcher had for the broadcaster during a Red Sox charter flight.

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Why did Sox call up Rafael Devers? The offense needs a spark

After scouring the trade market for weeks, Dave Dombrowski instead decided to bring the 20-year-old up from Triple A.

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You can ‘Just Say No’ to Jon Snow, but that can lead to a very lonely Monday

For “Game of Thrones” abstainers, the show’s return means confusing references, absentee friends, and the admonishments of the “Thrones”-loving masses.

// Danny Ainge gets posterized — by his son

Ainge posted a video showing his son Crew throwing down a one-handed jam in Ainge’s face.


// Maria Menounos reflects on brain tumor surgery

In an interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly, the TV host and Medford native said her initial reaction to the diagnosis was not what she expected.


// Folk festival returns to Lowell this weekend

The festival features traditional music, crafts demonstrations, food, art, and children’s activities.

// A fresh start for Boston school lunches

The city’s new school meal vendor is focused on providing healthy, all-natural meals that students will actually eat.

Tyler Haddad, a rising senior at Becker College, is bringing free game design classes to low-income kids in Lawrence, holding class on tables at his parents’ diner.

Craving French toast and video game design classes? This Lawrence diner has both

For those looking to chew on something a little more creative at Eli’s Place, there’s an after-hours special: video game design classes.

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Advice: A wedding invitation from friends who’ve been ignoring us

Plus, what do you do when a sibling is dating someone who hangs a Nazi flag in his home?

// Watch the new trailer for the second season of ‘Stranger Things’

The creators premiered a trailer for the show’s second season at Comic-Con that was so new, even the cast hadn’t seen it.

// Here’s what you need this week: a jacket and an umbrella

Unusually cool temperatures are expected for most of the week. Temperatures will flirt with 80 on Friday.


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// Forget sharks: 7 things in the water swimmers should actually fear

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