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Here’s how a key part of the opioid legislation is not working

Few patients are taking advantage of a law that requires emergency rooms to offer substance-abuse evaluations to those who overdose.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

As Waltham fire smolders, building method questioned

An apartment complex under construction burned in a pre-dawn blaze, causing five buildings to collapse. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries.

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For “Game of Thrones” abstainers, the show’s return means confusing references, absentee friends, and the admonishments of the “Thrones”-loving masses.

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The White House indicated Sunday that President Trump would accept new legislation imposing sanctions on Russia and curtailing his authority to lift them on his own.

Senator John McCain.

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87 experimental therapies for glioblastoma are in the works. Some might help McCain now

“We’ve learned a tremendous amount about the biology of this cancer,” said Dr. David Reardon, director of neuro-oncology at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The Nation

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87 experimental therapies for glioblastoma are in the works. Some might help McCain now

Senator John McCain.

By Sharon Begley

“We’ve learned a tremendous amount about the biology of this cancer,” said Dr. David Reardon, director of neuro-oncology at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

White House indicates it won’t fight Russia sanctions

A congressional deal curtails President Trump’s ability to lift sanctions against Russia.

By Peter Baker

The White House indicated Sunday that President Trump would accept new legislation imposing sanctions on Russia and curtailing his authority to lift them on his own.

Schumer says firing Mueller would trigger ‘a cataclysm’

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y. reacts to questions from reporters about President Donald Trump reportedly sharing classified information with two Russian diplomats during a meeting in the Oval Office, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

By Mark Niquette

The Senate minority leader warned President Trump against firing the special counsel or pardoning himself.

The World

Israel may change mosque security amid Palestinian outrage

A Palestinian protester stands in tear gas during clashes near the Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday.

By Isabel Kershner

Palestinian Muslims continued their protest Sunday by refusing to enter the compound

Book about Nelson Mandela’s medical treatment stirs dispute

(FILES) This photo taken on August 25, 2010 in Johannesburg shows former South Africa's President Nelson Mandela in a handout photograph released by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Nelson Mandela

By the Associated Press

The retired doctor, Vejay Ramlakan, said the Mandela family had requested that the book be written.

Taliban seize 2 districts, kill wounded police

At least eight police were killed in separate battles against Taliban militants, who have stepped up their attacks.

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

Jane Sanders’ Vermont deal deserves scrutiny — and fairness

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., hugs his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders, during the inaugural luncheon in honor of President Donald Trump at the Statuary Hall in the Capitol, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The investigation boils down to a simple question: Was a loan obtained through fraudulent means?

Opinion | Jeremy Burton

Massachusetts should not be compelled to subsidize boycotts of Israel

A poster in Tel Aviv on July 18 advertised a concert by Radiohead. The band defied boycott calls from fans and prominent artists to cancel the concert.

By Jeremy Burton

This is not an anti-boycotting bill. It’s an antidiscrimination bill.

Opinion | Leila Philip

So you think you can do without health insurance?

Doctor writing prescription. Clipboard in hands of doctor. Rx prescription form. Medical prescription pad. Vector illustration flat design style. Medical background, template.

By Leila Philip

Without coverage, many Americans will simply not get preventive care.

Metro

Here’s how a key part of the opioid legislation is not working

At South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, two-thirds of patients accept a post-overdose evaluation and are later connected to treatment.

By Catie Edmondson

Few patients are taking advantage of a law that requires emergency rooms to offer substance-abuse evaluations to those who overdose.

As Waltham fire smolders, building method questioned

By Sara Salinas, Catie Edmondson and Tim Logan

No injuries were reported in a massive blaze at an apartment complex under construction. Explosions occurred, officials said, and five buildings collapsed.

After 2 years, USS Constitution floats on its own

By Jeremy C. Fox and Rowan Walrath

The historic ship, which has undergone a 26-month restoration, began moving toward the harbor at 11 p.m. Sunday.

Business & Tech

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CAR-T cancer treatment offers hope, but still faces hurdles

By Damian Garde

The FDA looks poised to approve the first hot-wired white blood cell treatment from Novartis.

EU, German regulator studying reports of automaker collusion

By Jack Ewing

The European Commission is studying the matter, according to a statement.

Craving French toast and video game design classes? This Lawrence diner has both

Tyler Haddad, a rising senior at Becker College, is bringing free game design classes to low-income kids in Lawrence, holding class on tables at his parents’ diner.

By Natasha Mascarenhas

For those looking to chew on something a little more creative at Eli’s Place, there’s an after-hours special: video game design classes.

Obituaries

Charles Bachman, 92, database management system pioneer

Mr. Bachman was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by Barack Obama in 2012. His creation allowed computer programs to access a vast database and make changes within fractions of a second.

By Harrison Smith

Mr. Bachman, of Lexington, helped popularize computers in the corporate world and earned the highest honor in computer science.

Sports

Dan Shaughnessy

A behind-the-scenes look at what happened between David Price and Dennis Eckersley

Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley took in a spring training game in March.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Details emerged about the harsh words the pitcher had for the broadcaster during a Red Sox charter flight.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Why did Sox call up Rafael Devers? The offense needs a spark

Fort Myers, FL - 2/13/2017 - (FOR FUTURE STORY BY ALEX SPIER) Boston Red Sox Rafael Devers. Red Sox Spring Training. Day One. Pitchers and catchers report for spring training at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, FL. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 14Res Sox, LOID: 8.3.1623409229.

By Nick Cafardo

After scouring the trade market for weeks, Dave Dombrowski instead decided to bring the 20-year-old up from Triple A.

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After a wild back nine, Jordan Spieth is the British Open champion

US golfer Jordan Spieth poses for pictures with the Claret Jug, the trophy for the Champion golfer of the year after winning the 2017 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Birkdale golf course near Southport in north west England on July 23, 2017. Jordan Spieth won the British Open at Royal Birkdale on Sunday by three shots. It is Spieth's third major title after he won the Masters and US Open in 2015. / AFP PHOTO / Andy BUCHANAN / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images

By Doug Ferguson

Spieth was behind by a shot after 13 holes when he went birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie to pull away from Matt Kuchar.

Healthy Life

You can ‘Just Say No’ to Jon Snow, but that can lead to a very lonely Monday

HBO original series Game of Thrones: Season 7 (2017): Kit Harington. photo: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO

By Dugan Arnett

For “Game of Thrones” abstainers, the show’s return means confusing references, absentee friends, and the admonishments of the “Thrones”-loving masses.

Music Review

Kendrick Lamar is a man of his word at TD Garden

Kendrick Lamar (seen at a show in Quebec on July 7) performed at TD Garden Saturday night.

By Maura K. Johnston

The rapper occupied center stage Saturday night in a show that had the audience serving as a chorus.

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Belichick and Beatty make the scene on Nantucket

From left: Elisabeth and Bruce Percelay, publisher of Nantucket Magazine, with Bill Belichick and Linda Holliday at the Crystal Ball on Nantucket.

By Eryn Carlson

The Patriots coach and the 14-time Academy Award nominee were at separate events on the island over the weekend.

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TV Critic’s Corner

A ‘Homecoming’ for Julia Roberts

By Matthew Gilbert