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Sessions calls any suggestion of collusion a ‘detestable lie’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified at the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing.

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“I have never met with or had any conversations with any Russians or foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign,” Jeff Sessions said.

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The attorney general gave largely unsatisfying answers about Donald Trump’s role as a candidate or as president in the sprawling Russia probe.

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It’s hard to appreciate just how massive the 13-acre building is by driving by it, or by taking a glance from I-93.

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This weekend’s event has a security risk higher than the Boston Marathon and equivalent to a Super Bowl or presidential inauguration, city officials said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Garden_03.jpg A 28 percent tax on marijuana? That’s the plan under the latest bill

House leaders will unveil a bill Wednesday that would more than double the total tax on recreational marijuana.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ManchesterFlag_04.jpg Stiff winds at city halls for would-be flag designers

Across the country, hundreds of citizen designers are encountering political resistance as they try to change their cities’ flags.

The Nation

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Sessions’ non-answers did nothing to dispel questions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies during a US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 13, 2017. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions vehemently denied Tuesday that he colluded with an alleged Russian bid to tilt the 2016 presidential election in Donald Trump's favor. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

By Annie Linskey

The attorney general gave largely unsatisfying answers about Donald Trump’s role as a candidate or as president in the sprawling Russia probe.

Sessions calls any suggestion of collusion a ‘detestable lie’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified at the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing.

By Matt Flegenheimer and Rebecca R. Ruiz

“I have never met with or had any conversations with any Russians or foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign,” Jeff Sessions said.

Sessions wants authority to prosecute medical marijuana providers

By Christopher Ingraham

“The Department must be in a position to use all laws available to combat the transnational drug organizations,” the AG wrote.

The World

US student medically evacuated from N. Korea is in a coma

University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, seen here in March, is due to arrive home in Cincinnati on Tuesday evening.

By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Russell Goldman

Otto Warmbier lapsed into a coma more than a year ago, shortly after his last public appearance.

At least 12 killed in London high-rise fire

Smoke from a high-rise fire was the defining feature of London’s skyline on Wednesday.

By Griff Witte and Karla Adam

At least 12 people died in the blaze and London police say the fatality figures are likely to rise in the complex recovery operation.

Editorial & Opinion

Renée Graham

‘Donald Trump’ is now an epithet

By Renée Graham

Students are getting bullied with rhetoric straight from the president’s mouth and tweets.

SCOT LEHIGH

Trump vs. Comey: Who’s telling the truth?

In this combination photo, President Donald Trump, left, appears in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on May 10, 2017, and FBI Director James Comey appears at a news conference in Washington on June 30, 2014. Comey is making his first public comments since being fired by President Donald Trump and, according to his prepared remarks, will talk about the president's efforts put the investigation behind him. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, left, and Susan Walsh, File)

By Scot Lehigh

There is one way to assess credibility in the clashing accounts.

SCOT LEHIGH

AG Jeff Sessions stonewalls the Senate

epa06026883 Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the FBI's investigation into the Trump administration, and its possible collusion with Russia during the campaign, in the Hart Senate office Building in Washington, DC, USA, 13 June 2017. Attorney General Sessions will be faced with questions on his meetings with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak, his recusal from the Russia investigation and his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey. EPA/SHAWN THEW

By Scot Lehigh

Attorney General Jeff Sessions rode his high horse into Tuesday’s hearing with the Senate.

Metro

Tall Ships event in Boston Harbor is deemed a high security risk

Massachusettts State Police Marine Unit patrolled Boston Harbor.

By Brian MacQuarrie

This weekend’s event has a security risk higher than the Boston Marathon and equivalent to a Super Bowl or presidential inauguration, city officials said.

Stiff winds at city halls for would-be flag designers

Daniel Berube, chair of the Manchester Arts Committee, pointed out a flag as judges narrowed their search to three finalists at City Hall in Manchester, N.H.

By Malcolm Gay

Across the country, hundreds of citizen designers are encountering political resistance as they try to change their cities’ flags.

A 28 percent tax on marijuana? That’s the plan under the latest bill

Newton MA 04/29/2017 A sample of one of the varieties of medical Marijuana at Garden Remedies Facility in Newton. Globe Staff\Photograph Jonathan Wiggs Reporter:Topic

By Joshua Miller

House leaders will unveil a bill Wednesday that would more than double the total tax on recreational marijuana.

Business & Tech

Uber’s CEO to take leave amid inquiry into workplace culture

Travis Kalanick revealed he would take a leave minutes before the release of a report that recommended wholesale management changes.

By Mike Isaac

Travis Kalanick said he would temporarily step aside from running the ride-hailing service.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Hey, Fed. Are you sure we need a rate increase?

Chairwoman Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve Board are likely to raise a key interest rate Wednesday, but data indicate the economy is less than hot.

By Evan Horowitz

There is little evidence that the economy is in danger of overheating.

Wheelock College is selling buildings and examining its programs

Wheelock’s president’s house at 295 Kent St. in Brookline is on the market for $3.1 million.

By Deirdre Fernandes

The school in Boston will recruit a freshman class for 2018, but plans for 2019 are on hold amid financial pressure.

Obituaries

Marie Cosindas, 93; pioneered using color in art photography

Nearly forgotten for many years when she was hobbled by multiple back surgeries, Ms. Cosindas resurfaced with a lifetime achievement award in Boston in 2013.

By Bryan Marquard

Ms. Cosindas was praised for creating rich photos that resembled paintings.

Sports

RED SOX 4, PHILLIES 3 (12 INN.)

Red Sox walk off with another win

Teammates dumped Powerade on Andrew Benintendi after his game-winning hit.

By Julian Benbow

Andrew Benintendi drove in Xander Bogaerts with the winning run in the 12th inning.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

No-decisions all around for David Price in 2017 Fenway debut

David Price allowed three runs on four hits in six innings, earning a no-decision.

By Dan Shaughnessy

He can take comfort in the knowledge that his next start will be in Houston.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Julian Edelman is the poster boy for the Patriots’ brand of success

Foxborough-06/13/2017- The Patriots practiced on their practice fields behind Gillette Stadium. Julien Edelman on the practice field. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe(sports)

By Christopher L. Gasper

And now the converted college quarterback at the center of Brady’s Circle of Trust has the contract to prove it.

Wednesday Food

The secret to a long-loved restaurant? It’s a family recipe.

Servers Kate Titberidze (left) and Samantha Klesaris broiught out dessert at Good Thymes in Lowell.

By Kara Baskin

There are no culinary egos at these neighborhood joints, just real food, devoted customers, and a mutual respect.

Beer isn’t the only draw at taprooms

Brewer Johnny Lespasio adds hops to a batch of beer at soon-to-open Castle Island Brewing in Norwood.

By Nestor Ramos

In characterless industrial parks that look like the after-dark stamping grounds of serial killers, brewery taprooms have become wildly popular destinations.

Cheap Eats

The delight of discovering authentic Dongbei in Malden

Sauteed shredded potato in spicy sauce at Golden Garden in Malden.

By Catherine Smart

This kind of cooking, from the northeast part of China, isn’t common in the Boston area. Golden Garden in Malden gets it right.