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Boston Common will be ground zero for rallies

After violence in Charlottesville, Va., thousands of counterprotesters will denounce racism and anti-Semitism near a “free speech” rally on Boston Common.

// Bannon out at the White House after turbulent run

The chief strategist who helped President Trump win the 2016 election but clashed for months with other West Wing advisers has agreed to leave his post.

Eddie Doyle, the model for Sam Malone of ‘Cheers’ fame (right) and Tommy Leonard, who worked the bar at the Eliot Lounge.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff


A couple of generous bartenders walk out of a bar and start giving

Bartenders Tommy Leonard and Eddie Doyle have never lost their zeal for good deeds and that zeal will again be on display this weekend.

// N.H. authorities identify mysterious serial killer

The man who murdered a woman and three girls in Allenstown, including his own daughter, was Terry Peder Rasmussen, born in Denver in 1943.

A woman reacted as she read the “Sorry We’re Closed” sign on the door of a rest stop off of Route 95 in Salisbury.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Travelers find Massachusetts’ doors locked

Welcome to Massachusetts — where rest stops don’t compare well to those of neighboring states.

The Nation

Bannon out at the White House after turbulent run

Steve Bannon is reportedly returning to the right-wing website

By Maggie Haberman

The chief strategist who helped President Trump win the 2016 election but clashed for months with other West Wing advisers has agreed to leave his post.

Back at Breitbart, Bannon takes aim

By Jeremy W. Peters and Michael M. Grynbaum

Hours after his ouster from the White House, Stephen K. Bannon was named to his former position of executive chairman at the hard-charging right-wing website.

NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites

The satellite will be a vital link to astronauts in orbit as well as to the Hubble Space Telescope.

The World

8 stabbed, 2 dead after knife attack in Finland

A woman places a memorial candle at the Market Square for the victims of Friday's stabbings in Turku, Finland, on Friday evening, Aug. 18, 2017. Several people were stabbed on the Market Square on Friday. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)

By Jari Tanner

A suspect, who police said was ‘‘a youngish man with a foreign background,’’ was taken into custody.

Police see wider plot in Spain and say carnage could have been worse

People gathered Friday at a memorial tribute of flowers, messages, and candles for attack victims on Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas promenade.

By Alissa J. Rubin

The vehicular attacks that fatally crushed at least 14 people may have been hatched in a house being used as a bomb factory.

Trump aides struggle for new strategy for Afghan war

By Robert Burns

The administration has struggled for months to fashion a plan for turning around the stalemated war.

Editorial & Opinion


Give peace a chance

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, at podium, and Governor Charlie Baker and other city and state officials held a press conference at City Hall in advance of the rally/protest Saturday on the Boston Common.

Violence cannot be allowed Saturday on Boston Common.


For broadcast news, it’s a nightly wardrobe malfunction

In speaking out against the double standard in newscasters’ wardrobes, Heather Unruh has ignited exasperated cries of relief.


Boston Common will be ground zero for rallies

Barricades are set up surrounding the bandstand on the Boston Common in advance of the weekend rally.

By Jan Ransom, Travis Andersen and Emily Sweeney

After violence in Charlottesville, Va., thousands of counterprotesters will denounce racism and anti-Semitism near a “free speech” rally on Boston Common.

After 7 hours and 29 minutes, pair sets record for riding to every MBTA station

Alex Cox (left) and Dominic DiLuzio, stopwatch in hand, arrived at Wonderland Station as they tried to set a record for visiting every T station on every subway line the fastest.

By Steve Annear

They were sweaty. And tired. And hungry. But they did it.

Walsh’s chief of staff to leave administration to prepare congressional bid

Daniel Koh.

By Milton J. Valencia

Walsh quickly tapped his chief financial officer David Sweeney to succeed Daniel Koh.

Business & Tech


Lawmakers push drug makers to explain soaring MS drug prices

Rep. Pete Welch, D-Vt., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.

By Erin Mershon

Two Democratic lawmakers have sent letters to several drug companies about the costs of treatments for multiple sclerosis.

One Dalton tower set to power up

Carpenter Andral LaFleur worked on a column at the new building.

By Tim Logan

The hotel and condo tower under construction alongside Christian Science Plaza is set to poke its head up above the neighboring Sheraton Hotel within the next few weeks.

Brigham and Women’s buyouts will cost as much as $90m

Brigham and Women's Hospital officials previously said that they were offering voluntary retirement to 1,600 employees.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

The company doesn’t expect to start reaping savings from the job cuts in the next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.


Frank Broyles; led Arkansas to gridiron glory

Mr. Broyles was carried from the field by his players following a victory over Texas A&M in Little Rock, Ark., in 1975.

By Frank Litsky

Mr. Broyles helped lift the University of Arkansas into the top ranks of college sports, most memorably by leading the Razorbacks to an undefeated season in 1964.

Fadwa Suleiman, 47, actress and voice of Syrian opposition

Ms. Suleiman emerged as a rare female symbol of the rebellion.

By Sam Roberts

Ms. Suleiman bridged gender and sectarian boundaries to personify the rebellion against President Bashar Assad.

Gunnar Birkerts, 92, architect who gave shape to the unexpected

Mr. Birkerts taught architecture at the University of Michigan from 1959-1990.

By William Grimes

Mr. Birkerts extended the vocabulary of modernism using unexpected angular forms, folding planes, and ingenious, light-suffused interiors.


Red Sox 9, Yankees 6

Red Sox overpower Yankees’ bullpen

Red Sox rookie Rafael Devers (11) is congratulated after his two-run home run, his seventh round-tripper in 19 games.

By Peter Abraham

Mitch Moreland’s two-run pinch-single capped a four-run seventh inning.

Celtics will retire Paul Pierce’s number Feb. 11

BOSTON - JUNE 17: Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics celebrates with the NBA Finals MVP trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Five of the 2008 NBA Finals on June 17, 2008 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

By Adam Himmelsbach

Pierce’s “34” will become the team’s 22nd number raised to the rafters.


Five things to watch in Patriots’ second preseason game

New England Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) points as he calls out from the line of scrimmage during an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

By Ben Volin

Jacoby Brissett, for one, will be under scrutiny as the Patriots face the Texans in Houston Saturday night.

Good Life

tech nomad

Hollywood wrestles with leaks, hacks, and bootlegs

A crowd watches an episode of the current season of “Game of Thrones” at a metro station in Moscow.

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Forget about actors, directors, and producers. What Hollywood needs right now is a decent plumber.

One man, brewing up business

Tom Barnes fist-bumps people on the corner of Tremont and Bromfield streets near his coffee shop.

By Dugan Arnett

Starbucks has 25,000-plus locations. Dunkin Donuts has celebrity pitchmen Gronk and Big Papi. Boston Brewin Coffee has Tom Barnes, a one-man ad campaign.


To keep kids safe on social media, parents have to get involved

By Terence Cawley

It’s a problem parents now face on a more or less daily basis: How do you keep your children safe on social media?

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