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Texting suicide came after ‘sick game of life and death’

Michelle Carter was a needy teenager anxious to improve her social standing whose “sick game” triggered the suicide of Conrad Roy III, prosecutors said.

“We belong to the people,” says Matthew Teitelbaum, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, which is launching an expansive three-year strategic plan.

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MFA wants to expand its audience, broaden its appeal

Matthew Teitelbaum aims to broaden the museum’s appeal with everything from an outdoor cafe to free memberships for newly minted US citizens. 

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For many young people, memes — the wild variety of funny captions over memorable images — are a second language.

President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke during an event in May.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions offered to resign

Sessions told President Trump he needed the freedom to do his job, according to two people who were briefed on the discussion.

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Republicans raised doubts about former FBI director James Comey, as the GOP braced for Comey’s testimony Thursday in Congress.

The Nation

Attorney General Jeff Sessions offered to resign

President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke during an event in May.

By Maggie Haberman and Peter Baker

Sessions told President Trump he needed the freedom to do his job, according to two people who were briefed on the discussion.

Republicans wage effort to tarnish Comey ahead of Senate testimony

Republicans are pulling out all the stops to suggest that former FBI chief James Comey cannot be trusted.

By Astead W. Herndon

Republicans raised doubts about former FBI director James Comey, as the GOP braced for Comey’s testimony Thursday in Congress.

christopher muther | commentary

The new campaign: Make America stay in Trump hotels again

Eric Trump (left) and Donald Trump Jr. attended an event for Scion Hotels in New York on Monday. That Trump Organization concept will be a chain of four-star boutique hotels.

By Christopher Muther

American voters provided hundreds of thousands of dollars of free market research for Trump Hotels.

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Senate GOP claim progress on health care bill

By Erica Werner and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

The World

Kuwait tries to mediate crisis between Qatar, Arab nations

By Jon Gambrell

Kuwait tried to facilitate talks between the countries.

Four aid workers killed in Kenya when vehicle runs over mine

By Tom Odula

The incident took place near the Dadaab refugee camp in the eastern county of Garissa.

Trudeau pivots away from United States in embracing multilateralism

By Greg Quinn

The country is ready to move ahead without its closest global ally if forced to choose between relying on international partners or an increasingly isolationist US.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Jeff Goldman

How to fix the H-1B visa program

KENOSHA, WI - APRIL 18: President Donald Trump signs an executive order to try to bring jobs back to American workers and revamp the H-1B visa guest worker program during a visit to the headquarters of tool manufacturer Snap-On on April 18, 2017 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

By Jeff Goldman

Despite its success, the H-1B program needs to rectify abuses and address the scarcity of talent facing US businesses. Here’s how to do it.

Renée Graham

LeBron James, a superstar off the court, too

Boston MA 3/1/17 Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James questions a refree's call against the Boston Celtics during first quarter action at TD Garden. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: Celtics pics reporter: Adam Himmelsbach

By Renée Graham

Forget the stats. LeBron James’s true greatness occurs outside the lines.

SCOT LEHIGH

Trump is dragging America down

Derry, New Hampshire - 8/19/2015 - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hugs an American flag as he takes the stage for a town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire, August 19, 2015. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

By Scot Lehigh

The president is keeping America from its natural greatness.

Metro

Harvard admission decision prompts debate over free speech

Cambridge, MA- May 04, 2017: Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library in Harvard Yard in Cambridge, MA on May 04, 2017, MA on May 04, 2017. (Globe staff photo / ) section: metro reporter:

By Laura Krantz

A nationwide debate has erupted over the university’s decision to rescind admission offers because of extremely offensive memes students posted in a private Facebook chat.

Memes are often innocent humor but can be vulgar

for 07memes by levenson --- screenshot from facebook yale page ---- At least twice a week, Ephraim Sutherland, a sophomore at Yale, has to delete offensive jokes posted by some of the 17,000 members of the Facebook page he founded, Yale Memes for Special Snowflake Teens.

By Michael Levenson

For many young people, memes — the wild variety of funny captions over memorable images — are a second language.

Texting suicide came after ‘sick game of life and death’

Michelle Carter listened as Assistant District Attorney Maryclare Flynn made her opening statement Tuesday.

By Jan Ransom and John R. Ellement

Michelle Carter was a needy teenager anxious to improve her social standing whose “sick game” triggered the suicide of Conrad Roy III, prosecutors said.

Business & Tech

Likely developer of key Winthrop Square site hasn’t in past met hiring goals

When building Millennium Tower (above), developer Millennium Partners fell short of Boston’s diversity goals for hiring.

By Matt Rocheleau

Boston officials say the Winthrop Square project would be the most inclusive major private development project in the city’s history — if goals are met. But that’s a big if.

Tufts Medical Center, nurses gird for possible strike

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

The hospital and the union representing 1,200 nurses disagree on wages, retirement benefits, and staffing issues.

Lyft to work with Boston driverless car company

One of NuTonomy's driverless cars on the streets of South Boston.

By Hiawatha Bray

NuTonomy will help Lyft learn how to provide ride services in a self-driving car.

Obituaries

Barbara Elam, 88, spread love of reading and books

Barbara Elam “was someone who appreciated so much,” said her daughter Tricia Elam Walker of Dorchester.

By Bryan Marquard

As a child growing up in Boston, “I used to live in the library,” Mrs. Elam once said. “It was the only place I could go without having to explain myself.

Donald Vidrine, 69, was supervisor on doomed oil rig

Donald Vidrine, was one of two BP supervisors on the Deepwater Horizon when the rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico.

By Michael Kunzelman and Kevin McGill

Mr. Vidrine was on the Deepwater Horizon when the drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

Sports

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

There’s a lot to hate about Red Sox-Yankees rivalry

Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts, right, celebrates with Andrew Benintendi after Benintendi hit a home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Sox and Yankees were all very civil Tuesday. True sportsmanship. No brawls, no dueling insults.

RED SOX 5, YANKEES 4

Red Sox hang on to beat Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates after defeating the New York Yankees 5-4 at Yankee Stadium on June 6, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox pulled within a game of the AL East-leading Yankees in a compelling series opener Tuesday.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Reading between the lines with Jimmy Garoppolo

06/06/2017 Foxboro Ma- New England Patriots Quarterback's Jacoby Brissett #7 (cq) left #12 Tom Brady (cq) middle and #10 Jimmy Garoppolo (cq) at their teams Minicamp practice. Jonathan Wiggs\Globe Staff Reporter:Topic

By Ben Volin

The Patriots backup QB discussed his status and his thoughts about the future — sort of.

Wednesday Food

MFA wants to expand its audience, broaden its appeal

“We belong to the people,” says Matthew Teitelbaum, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, which is launching an expansive three-year strategic plan.

By Malcolm Gay

Matthew Teitelbaum aims to broaden the museum’s appeal with everything from an outdoor cafe to free memberships for newly minted US citizens. 

It’s a dorm room! It’s a sushi restaurant!

Jarrett Deutsch serves sushi to his pop-up dinner guests Harrison Arnold (left) and his mother, Catherine Arnold.

By Lexi Peery

This year, BU’s biggest culinary sensation may have been an underground on-campus pop-up run by two freshmen.

dining out

Beauty everywhere you look at Liquid Art House

Pan-seared halibut at Liquid Art House.

By Mat Schaffer

This intimate dining room attracts business types, neighbors, and well-heeled foodies, who’ve heard about Johnny Sheehan’s exquisite — albeit expensive — food.

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NAMES

New Edition to be honored at BET Awards

By Meredith Goldstein

Recipe: Rhubarb pavlovas

By Claudia Catalano

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Creamed asparagus on toast

By Karoline Boehm Goodnick

Cranberry recipes for all seasons

By Ann Trieger Kurland

Ask Amy

Expatriate goes on a long guilt trip

By Amy Dickinson