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JoAnn Becker says a travel company unfairly thwarted her trip to Vietnam.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

The Fine Print | Consumer Advocate

Blind woman told she couldn’t join a travel tour without a companion

A Boston-based tour company wants JoAnn Becker to find a traveling companion before it allows her on the trip, and she says that’s unfair.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_buttons1_met.jpg Go ahead and press that pedestrian button if it makes you feel good

Waiting to cross the street? Press all you want, or don’t — it doesn’t matter either way.

Court officers can ignore federal requests to detain immigrants, SJC rules

Mass. court officers will no longer honor federal immigration agents’ requests to hold people for up to 48 hours after they appear in court for criminal cases.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Robert%20Farmer%202-77182.jpg Robert Farmer, 78, legendary fund-raiser for Democratic presidential campaigns

Mr. Farmer, who died July 22, was a legendary fund-raiser for Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, and John Kerry.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/d285f677ed784c71b9721b2075afd057-d285f677ed784c71b9721b2075afd057-0.jpg ‘I did not collude with Russians,’ says Jared Kushner

In a brief statement after meeting with Senate investigators, Kushner also defended his father-in-law, President Trump.

The Nation

‘I did not collude with Russians,’ says Jared Kushner

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 24, 2017, to meet behind closed doors before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the investigation into possible collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

By Matt Apuzzo and Maggie Haberman

In a brief statement after meeting with Senate investigators, Kushner also defended his father-in-law, President Trump.

Truck driver charged in deaths of 10 migrants in Texas

James M. Bradley Jr. appeared in court Monday.

By David Montgomery and Richard Pérez-Peña

James Bradley Jr. of Clearwater, Fla., faces the possibility of the death penalty or life in prison in the federal case.

Senate heads toward a health care vote Tuesday

In this July 20, 2017, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks into the Senate Chamber at the Capitol in Washington. A brutal reality is settling over Capitol Hill: The Republican effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” which has consumed the first six months of the Trump administration, may never yield results. Not only that, the GOP goal of overhauling the tax code requires passing a budget that is months overdue. (AP Photo/)

By Thomas Kaplan and Julie Hirschfeld Davis

Senators have yet to be told the details of the legislation they will be debating.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | John P. Holdren

The perversity of the climate science kangaroo court

By John P. Holdren

It would create a sense of continuing uncertainty about the science of climate change.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Jared Kushner should answer questions in public

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 24: White House Senior Advisor and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner (C) and attorney Abbe Lowell arrives at the Hart Senate Office Building to testify behind closed doors by the Senate Intelligence Committee about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election July 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. In a statement released before the meeting, Kushner said he met with people who represented or may have represented the Russian government four times. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By Joan Vennochi

The country deserves his sworn, public testimony concerning his contacts with Russian officials.

EDITORIAL

Momentous SJC immigration ruling still needs legislative support

Protesters and counter-protesters rallied July 6 at the Irish Famine Memorial after John Cunningham, a Boston businessman and former local chair of the Gaelic Athletic Association, was deported.

The state may not be able to stop outrageous immigration policy, but there’s never been a more important time to declare it won’t help them, either.

More Stories

Opinion | Gina Mantica

Why we need more scientists in government

By Gina Mantica

Michael A. Cohen

Our coming constitutional crisis

By Michael A. Cohen

Opinion | Niall Ferguson

The meaning of Dunkirk

By Niall Ferguson

Metro

Go ahead and press that pedestrian button if it makes you feel good

BOSTON, MA - 7/21/2017: Pedestrian buttons/people pressing traffic signals at intersections in Boston areas that don't actually do anything to change how the traffic signal functions. This one at Congress and Sudbury streets (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 20pedbuttons

By Matt Rocheleau

Waiting to cross the street? Press all you want, or don’t — it doesn’t matter either way.

Court officers can ignore federal requests to detain immigrants, SJC rules

The John Adams Courthouse (at left), where the state Supreme Judicial Court is located.

By Milton J. Valencia

Mass. court officers will no longer honor federal immigration agents’ requests to hold people for up to 48 hours after they appear in court for criminal cases.

Race to fix Commonwealth Avenue bridge is about to start

Boston, MA - 7/10/17 - The Commonwealth Avenue Bridge, which is slated for replacement, photographed on Monday, July 10, 2017. The bridge is scheduled for a two month closure which will cause severe delays, the Mass. Department of Transportation has warned. (Nicholas Pfosi for The Boston Globe)

By Adam Vaccaro

The bridge project will massively disrupt commuters, officials say, but it should be over by mid-August.

Business & Tech

Bold Types

MassDevelopment’s new chief needs no introduction

Lauren Liss is the new chief executive of MassDevelopment.

By Globe Staff

Lauren Liss, former state DEP commissioner, will become MassDevelopment’s CEO.

Boston fitness firm wants to add DNA to your diet

FitNow acknowledges that the DNA information it is selling will not on its own be the difference maker for people seeking to lose weight; rather they believe it will add persuasive, targeted information that, along with other suggestions about diet and exercise, will help consumers do a better job of staying fit.

By Hiawatha Bray

Academic researchers expressed deep skepticism about whether FitNow’s product would make any difference in weight loss.

The Fine Print | Consumer Advocate

Blind woman told she couldn’t join a travel tour without a companion

JoAnn Becker says a travel company unfairly thwarted her trip to Vietnam.

By Sean P. Murphy

A Boston-based tour company wants JoAnn Becker to find a traveling companion before it allows her on the trip, and she says that’s unfair.

Obituaries

Robert Farmer, 78, legendary fund-raiser for Democratic presidential campaigns

Mr. Farmer was the national treasurer for the presidential campaigns of four Democrats.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Farmer, who died July 22, was a legendary fund-raiser for Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, and John Kerry.

John Kundla, 101; won five titles as coach of fledgling Lakers

Minneapolis Lakers hoisted Mr. Kundla after they beat the New York Knickebockers in 1952 to win the NBA title. George Mikan (99) was the league’s first superstar.

By Richard Goldstein

Before the Los Angeles Lakers became an NBA glamour team, their forebears dominated pro basketball far from the flash of Hollywood.

Peter Doohan, 56, a giant slayer at Wimbledon 30 years ago

Mr. Doohan earned the nickname ‘‘the Becker Wrecker’’ by stunning the defending champion, Boris Becker, in 1987.

His victory over Boris Becker was considered one of the biggest upsets in the storied tournament’s history.

Sports

Mariners 4, Red Sox 0

Red Sox fall flat in Seattle

Dustin Pedroia struck out to end the sixth inning.

By Peter Abraham

James Paxton held the Red Sox hitless until Jackie Bradley Jr. flared a single in the fifth inning.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

No time for Red Sox to cut corners

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, July 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

By Christopher L. Gasper

Primed for a long October run, the Red Sox should not be worried about the luxury tax threshold when considering deals.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Andrew Benintendi knows what Rafael Devers is going through

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - JULY 22: Andrew Benintendi #16 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates in the dugout after scoring a run in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 22, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

By Dan Shaughnessy

Benintendi was last year’s Next Big Thing for the Red Sox.

Tuesday Stories

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Marathon bombing survivors join other VIPs at road race

From left: Boston Marathon bombing survivors Adrianne Haslet and Jeff Bauman, Marathon bombing responder Carlos Arredondo, Henry Richard, and DMSE race director Dave McGillivray at the finish line of the DMSE Sports Classic Celebrity Mile.

By Mark Shanahan

Bauman takes part in DMSE Sports Classic.

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Musicians donate time, talent to benefit ALS ONE

Brian Stratton

By Terence Cawley

Marshfield musician-producer Brian Stratton is behind a new charity CD.

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Refunds available for Linkin Park show at Xfinity Center

Chester Bennington

By Mark Shanahan

Live Nation says ticket holders can get money back at the point of purchase.