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Does Trump have the power to pardon himself?

Richard Nixon’s attorneys tried to answer that same question more than four decades ago.

// Harvard women’s groups frustrated by efforts to ban them

The university’s effort to crack down on all-male final clubs could have a disproportionate impact on women.

Lifeguard James Kelly patrolled the beach at Hampton Beach Friday.

Nicholas Pfosi for The Boston Globe

48 people rescued in one day at Hampton Beach

At Hampton Beach in New Hampshire, 48 people were rescued from rip currents on Wednesday.

// Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian ambassador, report says

The accounts from ambassador Sergey Kislyak are contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney general.

The North Station commuter rail platform.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

MBTA readies new system for verifying passengers’ payment

The MBTA will soon require passengers to show tickets before boarding commuter rail trains at North Station.

The Nation

Does Trump have the power to pardon himself?

President Trump has discussed with his lawyers what options might be available to him, including pardoning himself or members of his family, the Washington Post reported Thursday night.

By Matt Viser

Richard Nixon’s attorneys tried to answer that same question more than four decades ago.

Spicer resigns after Trump staff changes

By Glenn Thrush

The president named New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director.

Sessions discussed campaign matters with Russian envoy, US intercepts show

By Adam Entous

The president has said that any digging into matters beyond Russia would be out of bounds.

The World

Venezuela diplomat resigns to protest Maduro acts

TOPSHOT - Opposition demonstrators run during clashes with riot police during an anti-government protest in Caracas, on July 20, 2017. A 24-hour nationwide strike got underway in Venezuela Thursday, in a bid by the opposition to increase pressure on beleaguered leftist President Nicolas Maduro following four months of deadly street demonstrations. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDTRONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

By Edith M. Lederer

Isaias Medina cited systematic persecution of civilians, “state terrorism,” and violations of the constitution.

Breaking from campaign rhetoric, Trump brings terrorism suspect to US for trial

It backed off its position that terrorism suspects should be sent to the naval prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

6 dead after Jerusalem protests, attack on settlement

Palestinians run away from tear gas in Jerusalem, Friday, July 21, 2017. An escalating dispute over metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem shrine turned violent on Friday, setting off widespread clashes between Palestinian stone-throwers and Israeli troops. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

By Isabel Kershner

The clashes came as thousands of Muslims prayed in front of police barricades in the streets around an Old City holy site.

Editorial & Opinion


JFK, Trump — an odious comparison

Many readers see red after Niall Ferguson sees similarities between JFK and Donald Trump.


Misconduct complaints filed against former state prosecutors

Sonja Farak, a forensic chemist in the State Crime Lab in Amherst who stole from narcotics samples to feed her addiction, stood during her arraignment in 2013.

By Shawn Musgrave

The state bar has been asked to investigate two former state prosecutors who worked on the Amherst drug lab case.

Activists cheer pot bill provision allowing previously convicted to work in industry

By Claire Parker

The marijuana compromise bill marks a major victory for state senators and social justice activists.

MBTA readies new system for verifying passengers’ payment

The North Station commuter rail platform.

By Adam Vaccaro

The MBTA will soon require passengers to show tickets before boarding commuter rail trains at North Station.

Business & Tech

Professionals who exposed Flint water crisis win first MIT ‘Disobedience’ award

Professor Marc Edwards and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

By Natasha Mascarenhas

The $250,000 prize was established to reward whistleblowers and activists whose work bucked conventional wisdom for social good.

Developer of 45-story tower changes plans, will convert some apartments into condos

Revelopment of the Government Center garage site includes two towers, shown at the right in this rendering.

By Tim Logan

The move to modify the Government Center project is an indication that condominium demand in Boston remains high.

Attorney general pushes back on Eversource’s request for rate hike

Eversource is seeking approval to increase its Massachusetts rates next year by $96 million.

By Jon Chesto

Attorney General Maura Healey filed a brief challenging Eversource’s request and calling on the state agency to cut its rates instead.


Raymond Sackler, 97, scientist and philanthropist

By Sam Roberts

Dr. Sackler’s family made a fortune from the opioid painkiller OxyContin.



For David Price, the key to winning hearts is winning big games

Boston Red Sox's David Price reacts after Jackie Bradley Jr's catch on a fly out by New York Yankees' Aaron Judge during the eighth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, July 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

By Dan Shaughnessy

Despite having strong regular-season numbers, Price still battles the perception that he is a failure in Boston.


Revolution look to escape slump at home

New England Revolution midfielder Xavier Kouassi, left, and Columbus Crew midfielder Mohammed Abu, right, vie for control of the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

By Dan Shulman

The scuffling Galaxy visit Foxborough on Saturday, the first of two straight matches for New England at Gillette Stadium.


By any measure, Mike Trout and Mookie Betts are most valuable

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: (L-R) Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros, Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers and Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox warm up during Gatorade All-Star Workout Day for the 87th Annual MLB All-Star game at PETCO Park on July 11, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

By Nick Cafardo

The two young outfielders look to be rivals for years to come.

Good Life

Is your yard bee-friendly?

By Bethany Ao

More people are looking for ways to make their yards and gardens safe and welcoming to bees. But could you be harming the pollinators without realizing it?

tech nomad

Apps, devices turn their attention to visually impaired

By Michael Andor Brodeur

From artificial intelligence to the Internet of Things, a technological revolution is underway for the visually impaired.

Learning to help those who hoard — without shame or judgment

Jesse Edsell-Vetter (left) explains a role playing exercise to Leneva Penton (right) of Urban Edge and Chanelia Dorest of the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership.

By Cristela Guerra

At a three-day workshop, human service professionals learned how to support and help those in their communities who struggle with hoarding.