Homeland security chief: Secret Russia talks ‘a good thing’

John Kelly made the comments Sunday during a television interview.

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The president’s statement came amid rumors of tension with key adviser Jared Kushner.

US Senator Elizabeth Warren.

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Gun groups are up in arms over a . . . hearing aid bill?

How does a hearing aid bill turn into a fight about gun rights? Have Elizabeth Warren as the lead legislative author, apparently.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/AP17138004807774.jpg Special counsel Robert Mueller to speak at Tabor Academy

The former FBI director, investigating possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign team, will address graduating seniors.

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About half of a 150-student group from New Jersey wouldn’t participate in the photo op outside the Capitol.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/29/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/harryobama-1986.jpg Is Prince Harry Obama’s new BFF?

Fresh off an Italian jaunt, the former president made a stop in London to hang out with the royal.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/AP_17143622099586.jpg A new look for women’s rights protests: ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ cloaks and bonnets

Across the country, women’s rights advocates are using costumes straight out of Margaret Atwood’s story of a dystopian society.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/25/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/051715HomeOfTheWeek201b-6192.jpg ‘Somerville’s the worst for condo conversions’

Somerville’s housing wars have a new battlefield: a city ordinance that controls conversions of apartments to condominiums.

Irene Kneeland (above) and her husband installed solar panels on the roof of their home in Sutton.

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Home solar power becomes a brighter prospect for many

Historically, installing solar panels was a pricey proposition, but more homeowners are doing it now.

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Brighten up your outdoor gatherings with these lighting tips

Come summer, keep the fun going well after dusk with these tips on how to best light up your outdoor spaces.

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Back-channel talks with a Soviet agent allowed the Kennedys to keep FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover out of the loop.



For Trump, some lessons about family ties from the Kennedys

The current president would do well to study the lessons of his predecessor of half a century ago.

JFK at 100

Today would have been President John F. Kennedy's 100th birthday. A number of events will mark the occasion.

A cake baked by Montilio’s Bakery to honor the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth will be served Monday at the JFK Library.

Putting the icing on JFK centennial celebration

Montilio’s Bakery of Brockton, which has long had an association with the Kennedy family, created the cake for Monday’s event at the JFK Library.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/03/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/kreiter_nazipainting6_arts.jpg Lexington family settles claim for Nazi-looted art

The painting, stolen by Nazis during World War II, will be auctioned this July.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Kruszkowski_25geese01_met.jpg Here’s how Boston is trying to control the geese population

Every spring, park rangers converge on the Esplanade and other parks to carry out a process called egg addling.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_29cemeteries-1_metro.jpg At Cambridge Cemetery, a mystery solved — and remembered

For decades, Brian Cutler’s family had no idea who was leaving flowers on his uncle’s grave at each Memorial Day weekend.

Westford Academy history teacher Stephen Scully, with student Nathan Schmidt and a typewriter in his World History 2 class.

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It’s not their type, but they’re doing it anyway

Students at Westford Academy, who may have seen a typewriter in the attic or at their grandparents’ house, are getting a history lesson by pounding the keys.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/sammy16.jpg This 14-year-old from Grafton wanted an alternative to Tommy John surgery. So he went to Alabama.

Sammy Rosenfield chose a UCL repair, which has a 100 percent success rate to date.

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A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife over his children was arrested Sunday after a house-to-house shooting rampage.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/coastguard-9959.jpg 44 stranded by high tide on Provincetown breakwater

People often walk along the Long Point breakwater, a mile-long stone jetty that protects the salt marshes from ocean currents.

Police investigated a deadly stabbing on a train in Portland, Ore., on Friday.

‘Without them, we’d probably be dead right now’

Destinee Mangum tearfully thanked the two men who were killed after trying to intervene when a man went on an anti-Muslim tirade aboard a train.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/29/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/AP17149293967464.jpg This Australian’s fishy tale was true: A 9-foot shark jumped into his boat

A 73-year-old fisherman wasn’t expecting to find a great white in his lap, but that’s what happened.


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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/06/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/realestate.jpg Advice on taking real estate photos from a Pulitzer-winning photographer

In America, everyone who has a cellphone thinks they are a professional photographer. They are not.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/03/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/AFP_MB3WQ.jpg 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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/29/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Trump-1024x576.jpg Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged. What could explain the change?

A striking decline in Trump’s speech could reflect changes in the health of his brain, some experts say.