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President Trump faces obstruction probe, report says

President Donald Trump.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election now includes senior intelligence officials, according to The Washington Post.

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The attack on Republicans practicing for a ballgame deeply shook a capital already balancing on what often seems to be a razor’s edge.

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A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a baseball practice Wednesday.

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Drew Faust, the school’s first female president, will have led the university for 11 years.

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Competition for boats, fees, permits, and politics vex organizers of the Grand Parade of Tall Ships.

The Nation

Alexandria shooting’s bloody trail leaves capital shaken

“We’re going to play,” said Representative Roger Williams, a Texas Republican who walked with crutches due to injuries sustained in the shooting. “We need to play this baseball game.”

By Matt Viser, Annie Linskey and Astead W. Herndon

The attack on Republicans practicing for a ballgame deeply shook a capital already balancing on what often seems to be a razor’s edge.

Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

By Devlin Barrett, Adam Entous,

Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

Member of Congress among 4 shot at baseball field; suspect is dead

By Michael D. Shear

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A lone gunman who was reportedly distraught over President Donald Trump’s election opened fire on Republican members of the congressional baseball team at a practice field in this Washington suburb Wednesday, using a rifle to shower the field with bullets that struck four people, including Rep.

The World

Islamic State Captures Tora Bora, Once Bin Laden’s Afghan Fortress

By Rod Nordland

Tora Bora, the mountain redoubt that was once Osama bin Laden’s fortress, fell to the Islamic State group early Wednesday, handing the extremists a significant strategic and symbolic victory, according to Afghan officials and local elders and residents.

UN: ‘Staggering’ loss of life reported from US-led air raids on ISIS-held Raqqa

Syrian Democratic Forces personnel walked in Raqqa after seizing the area Wednesday.

By Louisa Loveluck

Intensified airstrikes by the US-led coalition have caused a ‘‘staggering’’ loss of civilian life around the Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold.

Twist in Otto Warmbier Case: North Koreans Don’t Usually Beat American Captives

By Choe Sang-Hun and Austin Ramzy

SEOUL, South Korea — One American who was held captive in North Korea said he was interrogated up to 15 hours a day by officials who wanted him to confess to plotting to overthrow their government. Another said she was held in a 5-by-6-foot windowless cell.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

Both parties owe the nation a more civil political dialogue

Television crews line the emergency entrance at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. was taken after being shot in Alexandria, Va., during a congressional baseball practice. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

A person like the Alexandria shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, doesn’t exist in a vacuum.

Opinion | Ken Kimmell

If the feds won’t face climate change, the region can

People relax at a brasserie along the Seine river in Paris, France, Sunday, April 2, 2017. The mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo has unveiled a new car-free zone along the Seine river to fight against pollution. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

By Ken Kimmell

The region can accelerate progress on climate change as the federal government abandons the fight.

Opinion | Kate Walsh and David Torchiana

Boston’s health care sector is on front line of climate readiness

By Kate Walsh and David Torchiana

Vulnerabilities cut across all neighborhoods. Climate change hurts us all.

Metro

Yvonne Abraham

Why would we ever talk about gun control after another mass shooting?

A balloon and card from the office of Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., is seen tied to the door of the closed office of Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., in Metairie, La., Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Scalise was shot while practicing with fellow lawmakers for a congressional baseball game in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

By Yvonne Abraham

Democrats and others on the left are always trying to talk about guns at times like these.

The Tall Ships may be majestic. But bringing them here can be a headache

Deckhand Aaron Funk worked on the Spirit of South Carolina docked in Salem Harbor in Salem Wednesday.

By Brian MacQuarrie

Competition for boats, fees, permits, and politics vex organizers of the Grand Parade of Tall Ships.

Faust, who pushed for diversity at Harvard, to step down

Harvard President Drew Faust.

By Laura Krantz

Drew Faust, the school’s first female president, will have led the university for 11 years.

Business & Tech

Tech Lab

The state’s kooky ‘cookie tax’ will crumble in a court’s hands

As shopping moves online, a growing share of our purchases go untaxed.

By Hiawatha Bray

Massachusetts’ bid to tax purchases made with out-of-state online retailers is an overreach.

Hiring sale: Job availability on the rise

Quincy, Ma., 06/13/17, Copeland Package Store owner Dennis Carson sweeps up the side walk in front of his store. Employers struggle to find workers as the unemployment rate hits a 16-year low and the number of job openings rises to the highest level since 2000. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

By Katie Johnston

A tight job market has employers scrambling to find qualified workers.

Healey to sue feds over student loans

Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey.

By Deirdre Fernandes

The group is seeking to intervene in a federal lawsuit to protect Obama administration rules designed to protect student borrowers against predatory for-profit schools.

Obituaries

Edith Shiffert, 101, poet was inspired by nature

By Margalit Fox

The work of Ms. Shiffert, an American, was profoundly influenced by the half-century she spent in Japan.

A.R. Gurney, 86, playwright explored upper-crust anxieties

Mr. Gurney’s plays included “The Cocktail Hour,’’ “The Middle Ages,’’ and “Love Letters.’’

By Robert Berkvist

Mr. Gurney dissected the fading folkways of the Northeast’s traditional white Anglo-Saxon Protestant society, of which he was a member.

William T. Hogan Jr., 90, led state’s correction, welfare, and human services departments

After serving in the state’s executive offices, Mr. Hogan (shown in an undated photo) was a district court judge.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Hogan also served a retired Massachusetts District Court judge.

Sports

Erin Hills is not your standard-issue US Open venue

HARTFORD, WI - JUNE 14: Matthew Fitzpatrick of England plays his tee shot during a practice round prior to the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills on June 14, 2017 in Hartford, Wisconsin. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

By Ben Volin

The “heartland”-style course is fairly new, with wide fairways, and can reward risk-taking.

Brad Stevens even checked in with Markelle Fultz’s high school counselor

Washington guard Markelle Fultz (20) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Tucson, Ariz. Arizona defeated Washington 77-66. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

By Adam Himmelsbach

The Celtics coach was told that Fultz displayed an unusual dedication to learning while at DeMatha.

RED SOX 7, PHILLIES 3

Mookie Betts, bullpen lead Red Sox past Phillies

Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits a solo home run off Philadelphia Phillies' Jeremy Hellickson during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

By Peter Abraham

Betts went 4 for 5, including two solo homers.

Thursday Scene

NAMES

Tom Brady is going to Asia to promote ... his jammies

By Mark Shanahan

The Patriots QB is hyping his sleepwear in China and Japan.

Diana Nyad champions new walks of life

Diana Nyad (left) and Bonnie Stoll launched an initiative last year to get more Americans walking.

By Jenny Rough

The famed long-distance swimmer seeks to fight obesity by setting sedentary Americans on a new path to good health.

names

BC professor debuts James Joyce virtual reality game in Ireland

Boston College students test “Joycestick” before heading to Dublin to debut the game based on “Ulysses.”

By Mark Shanahan

“Joycestick” is based on the masterpiece “Ulysses.”