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Senator McCain diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer

Arizona Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has glioblastoma, a brain tumor.

// Three men suspected in death of Mission Hill hardware store owner ordered held without bail

Jerome Hobson, 38, of Dorchester, and Shawn Redden, 26, of Brockton, were each arraigned on murder and other charges in West Roxbury Municipal Court.

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Slain Mission Hill store owner recalled as ‘the last of a bygone era’

The hard-working 58-year-old father had overcome troubles and tragedies to become a beloved neighborhood business owner.

// Trump rages at Sessions in New York Times interview

President Trump said Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from all matters related to Russia was “very unfair to the president.”

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// Veterans Affairs secretary promises ‘brand new’ review of Manchester hospital

Federal investigators looking into allegations of substandard care at the Manchester veterans’ hospital will disregard an internal report that found no serious problems.

Globe reporter Billy Baker and Timmy Talbot sat in the marsh in Conomo Point where greenheads breed.

Beware the greenhead: One man’s quest to find the perfect weapon against this wretched creature

We have gin and WD-40, dryer sheets and bottles of funky-smelling homemade potions, along with a foil blanket and an electrified tennis racket-looking thing.

The Nation

Senator McCain diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer

Senator John McCain.

By Donna Cassata

Arizona Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has glioblastoma, a brain tumor.

Shrugging off controversy, Trump’s voter-fraud panel seeks more personal data

President Donald Trump spoke alongside Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, left, and Vice President Mike Pence , right, during the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

By Annie Linskey

The panel is among the earliest examples of Trump translating his “us-against-them” political philosophy into governance.

Florida man threatens to be judges’ ‘biggest nightmare’

The convicted drug trafficker is accused of stalking nearly a dozen judges in one Florida county.

The World

Thailand convicts scores in deadly human-trafficking case

By Ryn Jirenuwat and Russell Goldman

A court in Thailand convicted scores of defendants of organizing a ring that enslaved hundreds of people, dozens of whom were found in a mass grave.

Netanyahu accidentally reveals Israel has struck Iran-backed fighters in Syria ‘dozens of times’

By Adam Taylor

It has never been a particularly well-kept secret that Israel has conducted clandestine airstrikes in Syrian territory over recent years.

Bodies of Swiss couple buried in glacier for 75 years are identified

By Dan Bilefsky

Nick Cumming-Bruce contributed reporting. In 1942, a Swiss shoemaker and his wife set out across a glacier to milk their cows that were grazing in a neighboring area.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Edward J. Markey

Protecting the Affordable Care Act was in Trump’s oath of office

US President-elect Donald Trump's wife holds a Bible as Trump is sworn in as President on January 20, 2017 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. / AFP / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

By Edward J. Markey

His vow to “let Obamacare fail” goes against his oath of office.


Gov. Baker matches technocratic know-how with compassion — and a few tears

Governor Charlie Baker pauses as he talks about his chief of stafff, Steve Kadish (right), during a news conference at the State House to announce Kadish's resignation.

By Joan Vennochi

Baker is perfecting the model of technocrat with just enough heart to satisfy 7 out of 10 voters in a state that went bigly for Donald Trump’s opponent.

Dante Ramos

Will Betsy DeVos fix Obama’s toxic campus sexual assault policy?

Betsy DeVos holds a news conference Thursday, after a day of meetings weighing whether to keep Obama-era guidance on a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination at federally funded institutions. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Evelyn Hockstein

By Dante Ramos

Many institutions have lowered the standards of evidence necessary to deem a student responsible for sexual assault.


In mayoral race interview, Jackson dings Walsh for furthering city’s inequality

Boston Mayoral candidate Tito Jackson arrives to an interview by Radio Boston host Meghna Chakrabarti (L) and Meghan Iron, chief of the Boston Globe's City Hall Bureau.

By Milton J. Valencia

Tito Jackson participated in the first of two conversations with the city’s leading mayoral candidates.

Three men suspected in death of Mission Hill hardware store owner ordered held without bail

“We’re all hurting, man,” Andres Cruz Jr. said outside West Roxbury Municipal Court after suspects were arraigned in the death of his father. “I loved him.”

By Jan Ransom, John Ellement and Travis Andersen

Jerome Hobson, 38, of Dorchester, and Shawn Redden, 26, of Brockton, were each arraigned on murder and other charges in West Roxbury Municipal Court.

Whale watching can brighten even a gray day

Humpback whale's right pectoral flipper is raised as it falls back into the water, in this spin breach, in the southeast corner of Stellwagen Bank.

By Allana J. Barefield

Will you see a humpback if you take a whale watch tour on a rainy day? Lucky for you, whales are just as likely to surface on a dreary day as they are on a nice one.

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Business & Tech

New City Sports owners plot revival of Boston brand

City Sport USA Owners Brent and Blake Sonnek-Schmelz.

By Jon Chesto

Two brothers in New Jersey are starting to revive the City Sports business, after buying the brand and the chain’s customer lists for $400,000 in late 2015.

Trust’s decision to sell buildings means big changes in store for Harvard Square

A family trust is likely to seek $95 million for its properties on a prime stretch of Brattle Street.

By Katheleen Conti

The Dow and Stearns family trust is likely to seek $95 million for two properties that house businesses like the Black Ink gift shop, Felipe’s Taqueria, Origins, and Flat Patties.

Tech Lab

Would you pay $1,200 for the new iPhone?

Apple is gearing up to make tens of millions of new iPhones.

By Hiawatha Bray

Assuming the industry rumors are true, Apple will unveil a 10th anniversary iPhone that might be priced as high as $1,200.


Donald S. Kaufman, longtime oncologist at Mass General

Dr. Kaufman said: “Prostate cancer is truly unique in that many, many patients who have it don’t have to do anything about it, ever.”

By Felicia Gans

Dr. Kaufman’s work revolved around multidisciplinary patient care, with a focus on finding well-rounded and innovative approaches to help treat patients.


Marcus Morris, Aron Baynes plan to add toughness to Celtics frontcourt

Waltham, MA: July 19, 2017: The Celtics newest free agent signee Aron Baynes took questions from reporters at HealthPointe, then went to the court and spoke to and took questions from youngsters attending a basketball camp called

By Adam Himmelsbach

The two additions, both former Pistons, spoke about their new team on Wednesday.

Countdown to Patriots training camp: 7 days

New England Patriots' Marcus Cannon celebrates after the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

By Brad Almquist

The Globe will count down each day by highlighting a player, coach, and fact about the team.


Big swing and miss by A-Rod on Miguel Cabrera-to-Red Sox suggestion

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera (24) reacts to striking out against the Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

By Chad Finn

Dave Dombrowski has a long history with the aging Tigers slugger, but there are 184 million reasons for the Sox to stay away.

Thursday Scene

A four-decade stroll, tracing the changes to the Outer Beach

Robert Finch, author of “The Outer Beach: A Thousand-Mile Walk on Cape Cod’s Atlantic Shore,” stands below clay cliffs at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet.

By James Sullivan

The lyrical essays of Robert Finch’s “The Outer Beach: A Thousand-Mile Walk on Cape Cod’s Atlantic Shore” trace a northward path from Monomoy Island to the Province Lands dunes.


‘American Moor’ a memoir about race, with a nod to Othello

Keith Hamilton Cobb conceived and stars in “American Moor.”

By James Sullivan

Keith Hamilton Cobb’s solo show traces his own experiences within the broader framework of being black in America.

Dawn Richard: on the edge of everything, and at the controls

By Maura Johnston

Her music is the product of her own ever-expanding horizons, and her independent spirit suffuses every aspect of it.