GOP has been taken over by ‘radical fringe,’ Clinton says

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump has ‘‘built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia,’’ which is ‘‘taking hate groups mainstream.’’

// Trump says Clinton ‘trying to smear’ his supporters

Donald Trump said Hillary Clinton’s speech, which tries to link him with hate, is aimed at distracting from questions about her foundation and e-mails.

Khizr Khan, father of fallen US Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan spoke at the Democratic National Convention last month as his wife looked on.

LePage says Khizr Khan is a ‘con artist’

Maine Governor Paul LePage says the father of a deceased Muslim captain in the US Army is a “con artist” for criticizing Donald Trump.


// Red Sox limp home after second straight loss

They went 7-4 on the long road trip but dropped the last two games to the last-place Rays.

Cleveland Browns' Barkevious Mingo grabs a ball in special teams drills during practice at the NFL football team's veteran minicamp, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Dermer)


Patriots acquire linebacker Barkevious Mingo from Browns

The Patriots gave up a draft pick for the LSU product, who was selected sixth overall in the 2013 draft.

// ‘Wessie’ the snake is Maine’s own Loch Ness monster

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

// How to dispose of American flags? In Newbury, residents figure it out together.

Led by veteran Donald Jarvis, the town came up with a solution on how to dispose of their worn or damaged American flags.

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// Cambridge company launches self-driving cabs

A tiny Cambridge startup outflanked Uber in Singapore by launching the first self-driving taxicab service.

// Entire state now affected by some level of dry conditions

The portion of the state suffering from an extreme drought remained at just under 17 percent and the severe drought expanded from 64 to 72 percent.

Miss Conduct

// Advice: Our sweet guest doesn’t know she wasn’t invited. Now what?

Plus, settling the question of whether you can eat when not everyone has been served.

Love Letters

// He checked her out

My problem is that I thought I saw him check her out the other day and I’m not sure if I should address it ... or whether he’s just being a man?

// Woman sought in connection to June slaying in E. Boston

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman in connection with the killing of an 18-year-old whose body was found in a garage.

Boston’s licensing board on Thursday unanimously voted to approve a license for a proposed Starbucks at 749 East Broadway (at right) in South Boston.

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Starbucks wins Southie fight

Starbucks fans in Southie, take heart: Your favorite coffee chain will be able to set up shop on East Broadway after all.

Child pulled from Chelmsford swimming pool

The boy was taken by helicopter to a Boston hospital.

// Uber said to lose at least $1.2 billion in first half of 2016

Even in the US, where Uber had turned a profit during its first quarter, the company was once again losing money.

Paul Ramírez Jonas’s “Public Trust” will provide a host of traditional objects for visitors to swear by. The collaborative project will be set up at various locations around Greater Boston over the next three weeks.

Ryan McMahon

Public art project to explore the nature of trust

Artist Paul Ramírez Jonas wants you to keep your promises.


// Tips for surviving in today’s bidding wars

When your reasonable offer on a home is rejected, it’s enough to make you cry — and you’re not alone.

Visitors watched the sun rise from atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.

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Park Service marks centennial with new citizens, monument

The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday on Thursday with events across the US.

Former N.H. state trooper pleads guilty in beating of suspect

Andrew Monaco agreed never to work in law enforcement again after he admitted Thursday to pummeling a suspect who was surrendering.

Pedestrian killed in South End hit-and-run

The man was pronounced dead at a local hospital after being struck near 85 East Newton Street.

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.