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An immigrant success story ends in murder charge

Zhen Li’s Facebook page shows an image of her, her husband, Yan Long Chow, and two adult children.

Until that day when the flashing lights of police cruisers reflected off their Quincy home, this couple rarely drew public attention to themselves.

// In Vermont’s remote Northeast Kingdom, two acres of mystery

The author didn’t know who owned the patch of woods that abuts his Vermont farm. But when he finally followed his curiosity, a chain of surprises ensued.

US President Donald Trump waves from Air Force One as he departed Atlanta on Friday.


What Donald Trump learned in his first 100 days

The president and his team learned an obvious lesson that they mocked on the campaign trail: They can’t do it alone.

// Accident or not, fender-bender penalties on rise

Many Mass. drivers are getting hit with thousands of dollars in questionable auto insurance surcharges.

The Nation

What Donald Trump learned in his first 100 days

US President Donald Trump waves from Air Force One as he departed Atlanta on Friday.

By Annie Linskey

The president and his team learned an obvious lesson that they mocked on the campaign trail: They can’t do it alone.

In Trump’s absence, White House Correspondents dinner focuses on First Amendment

Washington’s once-glitzy ‘‘nerd prom,’’ hosted by Hasan Minhaj, was partly overshadowed this year by the first ‘‘Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner,’’ hosted by late-night TV star Samantha Bee.

Trump skipped the gala Saturday night as he marked his 100th day in office with a rally in Pennsylvania.

With Trump in power, white-power groups try to build alliances

Klansmen participated in cross and swastika burnings last year after a

By Jay Reeves

Creating consensus among the factions has been difficult, but that may be changing.

The World

EU endorses unified strategy to negotiate Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke Saturday at a news conference in Brussels following a meeting of European Union leaders.

By James Kanter

The bloc’s 27 leaders made a formal decision in a slimmed down format that did not include Britain or its prime minister.

South Korea joins US Navy drills after North’s missile test fails

By Foster Klug

The launch was a clear message of defiance from the regime of Kim Jong Il amid UN talks to stop the provocations.

Pope celebrates open-air Mass

The visit was aimed at comforting Egypt’s hristians after a series of attacks by Islamic militants.

Editorial & Opinion

Trump’s presidency: What we got wrong (and right)

When few pundits gave Donald Trump much chance of victory, the Globe Opinion team tried to imagine how the world might look should he keep his campaign promises. Here’s what we got right and wrong.


Keep your eyes on Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on during a meeting with Director of the General Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China Li Zhanshu in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

By the Editorial Board

When daily news is a distraction, it’ll take discipline for citizens to focus on the real issue: Russia.


The first 100 days of Obama’s third term

(FILES) L-R: First Lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump,former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama at the US Capitol after inauguration ceremonies at the in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. While the new US president has shown a capacity to change, both his tone and his positions, he has been unable to show the world a

By Jeff Jacoby

Most of Obama’s policies remain firmly entrenched under his successor.


An immigrant success story ends in murder charge

Zhen Li’s Facebook page shows an image of her, her husband, Yan Long Chow, and two adult children.

By Patricia Wen

Until that day when the flashing lights of police cruisers reflected off their Quincy home, this couple rarely drew public attention to themselves.

For Muslim women, a home to call their own

04/26/2017 BOSTON, MA Director Malika MacDonald (cq) gave a reporter a tour of The Amal Women's Center in Boston. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

By Lisa Wangsness

The first Muslim homeless shelter for women and children in Boston has opened in Dorchester.

Play outside! Public art on Greenway to engage in some fun

Two new art installations are designed to engage with their audience. Mark Reigelman’s “The Meeting House will rise out of the ground between Pearl and Oliver streets.

By Jeremy C. Fox

Soon, visitors to Boston’s Financial District will find an incongruous Quaker meetinghouse sinking into — or maybe rising from? — the earth amid the glass towers.

Business & Tech


Fourteen local startups that could make life better

OffGridBox is building easily shippable systems that can supply electricity and clean water to remote areas, like this village in Rwanda.

By Scott Kirsner

These local entrepreneurs are working on everything from wearable cooling devices to same-day delivery for small businesses.

Accident or not, fender-bender penalties on rise

Auto insurers have raised their rates this year, arguing that distracted drivers are getting into more accidents.

By Deirdre Fernandes

Many Mass. drivers are getting hit with thousands of dollars in questionable auto insurance surcharges.


These leukemia patients weren’t supposed to survive. Here’s how they defied the odds.

From left to right, Judy Orem, 73, Doug Jenson, 83, and Dori Mortensen, 79, at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Ore.

By Bob Tedeschi

Dr. Brian J. Druker and his patients recall a precision-medicine breakthrough that saved lives.


Dan Shaughnessy

Cubs-Red Sox series a crackerjack display of baseball

Cubs reliever Koji Uehara (19) slapped gloves with catcher Miguel Montero (47) after pitching a scoreless seventh inning.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Chicago fans invaded Fenway Park to punch up the fun-filled atmosphere.


Breaking down the Celtics-Wizards series

Wizards guard John Wall averaged 29.5 points and 10.3 assists in the first-round series against Atlanta.

By Gary Washburn

The Avery Bradley-John Wall duel could be the key.


‘Deep’ draft? Patriots elected to punt

Buffalo Bills running back Mike Gillislee (35) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

By Ben Volin

The Patriots’ offseason plan this year revolved around free agents and veterans instead of the draft.

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Cubs knock off Red Sox

By Peter Abraham


Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith widen lead at Zurich

By the Associated Press


OKC owes Russell Westbrook a more complete supporting cast

By Gary Washburn


How the Bruins allowed the season-ending goal to Ottawa

By Fluto Shinzawa


Austin Prep baseball hands St. Mary’s first loss

By Karl Capen


Celtics keep Isaiah Thomas in their thoughts

By Adam Himmelsbach


Patriots acquire tight end James O’Shaughnessy

By Jim McBride


Recapping Celtics-Wizards regular-season games

By Globe Staff


BC linebacker Matt Milano drafted by Bills

By staff and wire reports


What’s the deal with diluted drug test samples?

By Ben Volin


Ever since he pinch-ran, Steven Wright hasn’t been the same

By Nick Cafardo

Revolution 3, Sounders 3

Revolution give away huge lead late in match

By Matt Pentz

MLB Roundup

Yankees knock Orioles out of first place in AL East

By the Associated Press


Life has changed dramatically for David Ross, and he’s enjoying it

By Nick Cafardo


Ideas | Kelly Kasulis

Is there life without math?

By Kelly Kasulis

Not all cultures have numbers. But living a life without cardinals or ordinals might soon be impossible.


Trump is instinctive, but not like Reagan was

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump speaks during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

By Cass Sunstein

It’s OK for presidents to tout big ideas and make fast decisions, but Trump is testing the limits.

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

Old debts come due in North Korea

This screen grab taken from North Korean broadcaster KCTV on March 7, 2017 shows ballistic missiles being launced during a military drill from an undisclosed location in North Korea. Nuclear-armed North Korea launched four ballistic missiles on March 6 in another challenge to President Donald Trump, with three landing provocatively close to America's ally Japan. / AFP PHOTO / KCTV / Handout / - South Korea OUT / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT

By Stephen Kinzer

The roots of this crisis lie in Washington.

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Uncommon Knowledge

Taking the lead, from CEOs to the NBA

By Kevin Lewis


Innovation of the week: SwineTech

By David Scharfenberg


Michael Mantenuto, 35, Holliston man who starred in ‘Miracle’

Mr. Mantenuto (right), who played hockey at UMass Boston, appeared in 2004’s “Miracle” opposite Kurt Russell.

By Globe staff and wire reports

Mr. Mantenuto in recent years was an Army Special Forces sergeant.

Julia Hamblet, 100; served as director of Women Marines

Then-Marine Corps Colonel Julia E. Hamblet (center) at her May 1953 promotion ceremony.

By Matt Schudel

A native of Winchester, Colonel Hamblet was among the first women sworn in as commissioned officers during World War II.

Gary Steigman, 76, who teased out the universe’s dark secrets

By Dennis Overbye

Mr. Steigman’s pioneering studies of the Big Bang helped show that most of the matter in the universe was not made of atoms.

Sunday Arts

An early peek at all the movies coming out this summer

Zoe Saldana in “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.”

From “Wonder Woman” to “The Nut Job 2,” the cinema summer of 2017 will probably be more remembered for its oddities, indies, and one-offs.

book review

In Richard Russo’s ‘Trajectory,’ pulling lives out of a spiral

By Laura Collins-Hughes

Russo, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for his novel “Empire Falls,” lives in Portland, Maine, and the pieces here — three stories and one novella — are peopled with New Englanders.


Ayla Brown goes sky-diving

Ayla Brown went sky-diving in Tennessee.

By Emily Sweeney

Like father, like daughter.

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music review

Erykah Badu holds court at House of Blues

By Jeremy D. Goodwin

Dance Review

Alvin Ailey: Familiarity breeds contentment

By Karen Campbell

Photography review

The stunning simplicity of Irving Penn

By Mark Feeney

story behind the book | kate tuttle

Government’s broken promise to Tamerlan Tsarnaev

By Kate Tuttle

A little linen goes a long way

By Marni Elyse Katz

My Instagram: Nick Guadagno

By Alex Frandsen

new england literary news | NINA MACLAUGHLIN

A look at the things and the idea of Maine

By Nina MacLaughlin


Everything you positively need to know to have fun in Montreal

By Christopher Muther

Here’s Christopher Muther’s semi-complete, and somewhat random list of must-see, must-do, and must-eat suggestions.

Fudge shops in New England you won’t want to miss

Chocolate walnut fudge from The Mill Fudge Factory in Bristol, N.H.

By Laurie Wilson

It’s the perfect sweet treat. Just one little square of penuche or chocolate goes a long way to satisfy a whim.

The VIP Lounge with JoJo

By Juliet Pennington

We caught up with singer-songwriter JoJo, born Joanna Levesque, to talk about all things travel.

Real Estate

Being ‘cannabis-friendly’ may attract, lose tenants

By Megan Turchi

Turns out, your landlord has the final say on what you can and cannot smoke in your building.

Curiosity saved the cat

By Jesseca Timmons

Our landlord told us about the neighbors, that they made a living by suing people.

Staging a home with the latest design trends

By Kara Woods

Zebra kicks chevron look to the curb.


Globe Magazine

A Vermont nature diary documents down-to-earth signs of climate change

By Ted Levin

Are the seasons really different now than they used to be? A Vermonter’s notes over 40 years reveal what can be hard to see.

Perspective | Magazine

When it comes to litter, let’s be like Mike (Dukakis)

By Elizabeth Gehrman

The former Massachusetts governor has long been a one-man cleaning crew. Imagine if we all were.

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Making ramen at home is worth the trouble

ramen bowls

By Denise Drower Swidey

Go beyond the store-bought foam cups with this introduction to making tasty noodle dishes.

Globe North

Get into groove, you’ve got to move

Marco Belluardo-Crosby leads his Dance Jam class on Sunday morning, March 19, 2017, at the Lynch van Otterloo YMCA, located in Marblehead. Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe

By Bette Keva

Four professionals by day spend their nights and weekends teaching others how to break free through dance in Marblehead.

Medical marijuana sales growing north of Boston

Recently harvested medical marijuana that has been tested and approved is ready for clients at the Healthy Pharms facility in Georgetown, which will open May 8. (Healthy Pharms)

By John Laidler

With two dispensaries in business, a third to open in Georgetown, and nine others awaiting state approval, the industry is poised to blossom in the region.


Switch to defense suits Stoneham’s Macone

By Allen Lessels

Former Austin Prep midfielder’s goal is to help Boston University win the Patriot League tournament.

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A place where Italian food is treated like art

By Kathy Shiels Tully


In Medford, you’re never too old to step up

By Kathy Shiels Tully


An identical passion for the dark side

By Kathy Shiels Tully

blotter tales

When a Mini hits the water, it will sink

By Emily Sweeney

Globe South

It takes a village, and alliances, to help its youths

Scituate 03/29/2017: A presentation about the youth brain and substance abuse was held at the Scituate High School Library. Students listen to Dr. Sion Kim Harris with Boston Children's Hospital , talk about the youth brain and addiction. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (south)

By Alejandro Serrano

Reacting in large part to the opioid epidemic, community coalitions have sprung up south of Boston to help parents and youths overcome substance abuse, mental illness, and other modern woes.

A rolling free read on the Greenbush Line

At the West Hingham commuter rail station, Emma Marjollet, of Hingham, received a copy of the book

By Johanna Seltz

Copies of “The Race Underground” were handed out along the commuter rail line as libraries in Weymouth, Hingham, Cohasset, and Scituate launched a book-reading project


A dream batting lineup for Abington softball

Braintree, MA- April 24, 2017: Lily O'Neil of the Abington High School softball team anticipates a pitch during their game against Archbishop Williams High School at Flaherty Field in Braintree, MA on April 24, 2017. (Globe staff photo / Craig F. Walker) section: regional reporter:

By Brian Mozey

Abington’s softball team has a tradition of having strong batting lineups, but this season’s could be one of the strongest in the program.

Globe West

A new kind of street tree grows in Newton

By John Hilliard

Instead of the familiar Norway maple, the city is planting species that can better withstand urban stresses and climate change.


Watertown’s Austin Farry hits his stride at Bentley

By Marvin Pave

Since March, when he pounded out four hits and drove in three runs in a 7-3 win over Concordia (N.Y.) in Florida, the sophomore has been a fixture in the Falcons’ lineup.


No looking back for Medfield, Dover-Sherborn lacrosse champs

By Logan Mullen

Both teams are tapping younger players to help notch another title in their respective divisions.