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Mired in scandal, Trump governs like he’s president of the 35 percent

In his time of need, the president is lavishing his time and attention on shoring up support among those who already like him.

Renderings of swim area being built in Paris.

Charoin + Donda

Things that work

Paris offers a model to bring swimming to Charles River

Paris next month will unveil three public swimming areas in a once-polluted canal. Can Boston learn from that model?

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Mystic Valley Regional Charter School boasts high test scores, but critics contend the school often neglects the needs of its most vulnerable students.

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In the Trump era, data has disappeared from the environmental agency’s website. Now, Boston is returning the info to the public sphere.

Sue Flaherty, 44, of South Boston embraced a fellow

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

‘Instameet’: The social media event that’s actually social

As some grumble that our addiction to social media has made us, paradoxically, less social, the Instameet stands as a notable exception.

The Nation

Analysis

Mired in scandal, Trump governs like he’s president of the 35 percent

President Trump.

By Annie Linskey

In his time of need, the president is lavishing his time and attention on shoring up support among those who already like him.

Trump ‘is not under investigation,’ his lawyer insists

President Donald Trump.

By Michael D. Shear and Noah Weiland

Jay Sekulow’s denial is the latest example in which the president’s aides and lawyers have scrambled to avert a public-relations mess.

Canoe makes round-the-world voyage without modern instruments

The Hokulea, a double-hulled voyaging canoe, shown off Honolulu three years ago, has returned to Hawaii after making a journey around the world.

By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher

No modern navigational gear guided a Polynesian voyaging canoe during its three-year journey.

The World

At least 1 person dead after van plows into London crowd

Forensic experts stood next to the van suspected of running down people on Monday in Finsbury Park, London.

By Danica Kirka and Gregory Katz

The pedestrians were near the Finsbury Park Mosque, a major Islamic house of worship.

French parliamentary elections give big boost to Macron

Emmanuel Macron waved from his car in Le Touquet, northern France, Sunday.

By Alissa J. Rubin, Aurelien Breeden and Benoît Morenne

The rise of Macron’s pro-Europe, probusiness party represented a watershed moment in modern French politics.

Sleeping sailors on USS Fitzgerald awoke to a calamity at sea

US Navy's 7th Fleet of the seven sailors onboard the USS Fitzgerald who died Friday. The bodies were discovered by rescue divers who worked their way through extensive damage to the Fitzgerald’s starboard side after its collision with a cargo ship.

By Jonathan Soble

Bodies were found in the berthing compartments of the damaged destroyer, Navy officials said.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Garry Emmons

For Russia investigators, lessons from a forgotten election

FILE--President Jimmy Carter, left, and Republican Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan, shake hands Tuesday night, Oct. 28, 1980, in Cleveland, before debating before a nationwide television audience. When Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush face each other for 90 televised minutes in Boston on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, it will be the 18th time the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees have met beginning with the debate between Kennedy and Nixon. (AP Photo/stf) Library Tag 03072004 Ideas Library Tag 10032000 national foreign

By Garry Emmons

The 1980 Republican campaign’s outreach to Iran is similar to the Russia connection of 2016.

Alex Beam

It’s the end of the world as we know it — again

The sun set behind the Rocky Mountains, as seen from downtown Denver, during a May 2012 eclipse.

By Alex Beam

Conspiracy nutters and Rapturous Christian end-timers will not let an event like this to go to waste.

Opinion | Anita A. Summers

A true feminist life

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: Young members of Girl Scout troop 3484 pose for photos with the 'Fearless Girl' statue, March 27, 2017 in New York City. New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced that the popular statue of a young girl staring down the famous Wall Street 'Charing Bull' will stay in place until February 2018. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By Anita A. Summers

Feminism means the right to choose one’s life, in or outside the home.

Metro

Tall Ships draw crowds, despite long lines and humid weather

Crowds made their way along Fan Pier to tour ships that were taking part of Sail Boston in Boston on Sunday.

By Kiana Cole

The ships will be berthed in areas along the harbor until Thursday.

Behind Mystic Valley’s vaunted test scores, a question of equity

By Kay Lazar

Mystic Valley Regional Charter School boasts high test scores, but critics contend the school often neglects the needs of its most vulnerable students.

Things that work

Paris offers a model to bring swimming to Charles River

Renderings of swim area being built in Paris.

By Matt Rocheleau

Paris next month will unveil three public swimming areas in a once-polluted canal. Can Boston learn from that model?

Business & Tech

House-to-river funicular would be a first for Milton

MILTON, MA - 6/12/2017:At 118 Forbes Road in Milton, a funicular that the homeowners are hoping to install. The funicular is like a small track with an electric carriage that slowly will transport the homeowners up and down the 40-foot slope in the back of their property and to a pier ( NOTE: PIER IS ON THE LEFT )they share with their next door neighbors on the Neponset River. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: BUSINESS TOPIC 15funicular(2)

By Katheleen Conti

The electric tram system — a rarity in Massachusetts — would help a couple get up and down a steep backyard bluff.

With Cambridge life-sciences center, Bayer raises its profile in Mass.

Bayer’s corporate offices in Berlin. Its foothold in Cambridge may help it compete with Sanofi, Shire, Astrazeneca, Merck and others.

By Robert Weisman

Bayer is using the center to trumpet its arrival on the local biotech scene.

Some global investors see fresh worries in an old problem: China

By Michael Schuman

China’s fate has major sway over global markets, given its longtime role as a growth driver.

Obituaries

Stephen Furst, who played Flounder in ‘Animal House,’ dies at 63

Frat Brothers John Belushi on left and Stephen Furst star in

By Lynn Elber

Mr. Furst played the naive fraternity pledge in the 1978 hit movie.

Martin Wolfe, 82, specialist in tropical medicine

By Matt Schudel

Dr. Wolfe founded one of the country’s first medical practices devoted to ailments incurred in travel.

Sports

Red Sox 6, Astros 5

It’s really happening: Red Sox tied for first place

Xander Bogaerts  was congratulated by Dustin Pedroia after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning.

By Peter Abraham

Xander Bogaerts hit two home runs to help Boston take two of three games in Houston.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Danny Ainge is betting on himself over Markelle Fultz

Danny Ainge, Boston Celtics president of basketball operations, smiles as he addresses reporters at the team's training facility in Waltham, Mass., Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The Celtics won the NBA draft lottery, capitalizing on a trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets four years ago. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

By Christopher L. Gasper

The Celtics president of basketball operations believes he can make his own good fortune in dealing the top pick in the draft.

US Open

Brooks Koepka matches tournament record in winning US Open

HARTFORD, WI - JUNE 18: Brooks Koepka of the United States poses with the winner's trophy after his victory at the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills on June 18, 2017 in Hartford, Wisconsin. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

By Ben Volin

He claimed his first major title with a 16-under par total at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.

Healthy Life

‘Instameet’: The social media event that’s actually social

Sue Flaherty, 44, of South Boston embraced a fellow

By Dugan Arnett

As some grumble that our addiction to social media has made us, paradoxically, less social, the Instameet stands as a notable exception.

TV Critic’s Corner

Are Glenn Close and George Saunders TV’s next power couple?

Author George Saunders is working on a new TV show that will star Glenn Close.

By Matthew Gilbert

Saunders will write the comedy pilot “Sea Oak,” based on his short story of the same name, for Amazon.

music review

At Fenway, Dead & Company are at the top of their game

Boston MA 6/17/17 Dead & Company (l to r) Oteil Burbridge (bass/drums),John Mayer (guitar), Bill Kreutzmann (drums), Mickey Hart (drums), and Bob Weir (guitar) also on the video screen in concert at Fenway Park. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

By Jeremy D. Goodwin

The first of two nights at Fenway was a forceful musical statement by the ensemble.