Despite restrictions, lawn lovers water on

Some people put up “well water” signs so they can blast their sprinklers without drawing nasty scowls from neighbors.

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As the state faces an unprecedented drought, some suburbanites refuse to retire their spinklers.

// Fast Forward: France to rule on burkini ban, National Dog Day

A new morning report to help you get ready for the day.

// How did R.I. win acceptance of HPV vaccine?

A school-entry requirement is thought to be only one piece of the puzzle.

// Can artificial intelligence guide stock picks?

A Boston-based firm hopes to bring the same technology behind Netflix’s personalized recommendations to financial services.

// Harvard Square could lose iconic Out of Town News

The newsstand in the tiny 500-square-foot kiosk is not part of Cambridge’s proposed $4.6 million project to remake the plaza.

// Pod of killer whales spotted off Cape Cod

A group of friends witnessed a rare event — an apparent pod of killer whales swimming nearby as their boat cut through the Cape Cod waters.

Westbrook, ME - 8/24/2016 - Earl White a truck driver for the city of Westbrook spotted Wessie at Riverbank Park along the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, ME, August 24, 2016. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 27wessie

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The legend of ‘Wessie’ the snake grows in Maine

It’s said to be 10 feet long with a noggin the size of a soccer ball, and a Maine community is rattled.

Things to Do

// The Weekender: Beethoven, Sharon Jones, and the physics of love

Everything fun to do this weekend around Boston.


// Jon Bon Jovi back at Patriots practice

The Jersey rocker hung out on the sideline with son Romeo and chatted up Pats owner Robert Kraft.

// Meet Patriots linebacker Barkevious Mingo

Where did his name come from? What does he do besides football? Here are some answers.

// St. Paul’s parents helped fund Owen Labrie’s defense

A prominent parent led an effort that raised over $100,000 to fund a high-powered legal team, documents show.

// Rally attendee looked shocked that Trump called Clinton a bigot

Looks like Chris Christie’s wife isn’t the only one to be visibly taken aback by something Donald Trump has said.

ground game

// Is John Kasich coming back to N.H. too soon?

The trip is risky for the Ohio governor, but it is great political theater for those who love politics.

FILE - In this July 13, 2016, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks to the Center of American Progress Action Fund in Washington. Warren is being considered as a vice presidential pick for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Elizabeth Warren shrugs at Curt Schilling’s aspirations

The former Red Sox pitcher said he would “like to be one of the people responsible for getting Elizabeth Warren out of politics.”

One dead in Sumner Tunnel ramp crash

One person was killed and two more were hospitalized following a crash on the Sumner Tunnel ramp to Interstate 93 northbound.

// ‘Healthy’ sweeteners, and other nutrition myths, debunked

Here are the truths behind five common nutrition myths.

A scene from Will Allen’s “Holy Hell.”

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in focus

CNN documentary looks at Michel, The Teacher

When a charismatic guru is up to no good.

Top: Outside the majestic Grand-Place in Brussels.

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Brussels bounces back

Six months after the country’s deadly terror attack, the city is recovering and beginning the task of luring back tourists.

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

// The unexpected price of reporting abuse: retaliation

The Globe found 15 instances of retaliation at New England private schools against students or employees who raised concerns about sexual abuse by staffers.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

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Deadly earthquake hits Italy

Rescue crews were using whatever they could to locate survivors from a magnitude 6.2 earthquake that reduced three Italian towns to rubble.