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Lottery introduces woman who won $758.7m Powerball jackpot

Mavis Wanczyk appeared at a news conference at Massachusetts Lottery headquarters in Braintree.

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Fewer interest groups and corporations are seeing reasons to spend money on a lawmaking process that is currently mired in dysfunction.

Denise Roney says a driver of an MBTA SUV struck her car.

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The fine Print | consumer advocate

A run-in with an MBTA vehicle creates a big hassle

At first, Denise Roney figured the MBTA would quickly pay up after her car crash. Not so.

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The two-year deal will replace a contract that expired last August. That means the new contract will only cover the previous school year and this year.

Felix G. Arroyo.

John Blanding/globe staff/File 2017

Felix G. Arroyo’s firing derailed a rapid rise in city politics

Arroyo was fired on Thursday, ending a city inquiry into allegations that he sexually harassed a woman he had been supervising.

The Nation

In D.C., lobbying ‘swamp’ isn’t drained so much as clogged

Lobbyists, as well as those who study their activity, caution that the drop-off in lobbying activity is probably not because President Trump is successfully eliminating special-interest influences on government.

By Matt Viser

Fewer interest groups and corporations are seeing reasons to spend money on a lawmaking process that is currently mired in dysfunction.

Military transgender ban to begin within 6 months, memo says

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. The president lashed out at Republican leaders in Congress, suggesting efforts to increase the country's borrowing limit to avoid an economic-rattling default on the nation's debt are

By Julie Hirschfeld Davis

President Trump is preparing to give the Defense Department authority to expel transgender people from the military in an upcoming order.

Trump’s Morning Targets: McConnell, Ryan, Obama and the Media

By Eileen Sullivan

WASHINGTON — President Trump started his day Thursday publicly criticizing leaders of his own party for not advancing his legislative agenda, which the president called “so easy.”

The World

16 Americans suffered injuries while stationed at US Embassy in Havana

By Carol Morello

It was the first accounting of the scope of what the government suspects was deliberate targeting of US diplomats.

Kushner’s Mideast peace push met with Palestinian skepticism

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (right) met with Jared Kushner, the Middle East Adviser and son-in-law to US President Trump, in the West Bank town of Ramallah on Thursday.

By Mohammed Daraghmeh

Presidential adviser Jared Kushner met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Thursday to try to jump-start moribund peace talks.

At least 950 killed in South Asia’s annual monsoon floods

Residents walked through flood waters in Malda in the Indians state of West Bengal on Thursday.

By Indrajit Singh and Nirmala George

Devastating floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains have killed more than 950 people and affected close to 40 million across northern India, southern Nepal and northern Bangladesh, officials said Thursday.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | John Shattuck

Hijacking liberal democracy

Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary has used the European refugee crisis to stir up anti-Muslim sentiment, foreshadowing Trump’s pandering to the white supremacists.

By John Shattuck

Viktor Orban, the strongman of Hungary, is a forerunner of Donald Trump.

RENÉE LOTH

What kind of history do Confederate statues tell?

Medical, dental, and nursing students who attend the University of Tennessee's Health Sciences school rallied for the removal of a statue of Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from a city park, on Aug. 18, in Memphis.

By Renée Loth

Let’s get to know the difference between remembering the past and revering it.

SCOT LEHIGH

Will the GOP Congress mutiny against Trump?

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan on Dec. 8, 2016.

By Scot Lehigh

Congressional Republicans need to chart their own course.

Metro

THOMAS FARRAGHER

Bad memories, nuclear fears return with N. Korean threats

A former Strategic Air Command Site built in 1957 at Bare Mountain.

By Thomas Farragher

Suddenly the images of bomb shelters, duck-and-cover drills, and decontamination showers are no longer the stuff of grainy newsreels and science fiction novelists.

BC High taps woman as new president

Boston College High School.

By Danny McDonald

Boston College High School, which faced an uproar over the prospect of admitting girls, has named a woman to lead the school for the first time.

Boston Teachers Union, city reach agreement on new contract

BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang (center) and Boston School Committee Chairman Michael O’Neill (right) were among the public officials to react to the deal Thursday.

By James Vaznis

The two-year deal will replace a contract that expired last August. That means the new contract will only cover the previous school year and this year.

Business & Tech

The fine Print | consumer advocate

A run-in with an MBTA vehicle creates a big hassle

Denise Roney says a driver of an MBTA SUV struck her car.

By Sean P. Murphy

At first, Denise Roney figured the MBTA would quickly pay up after her car crash. Not so.

‘Mass displacement is a crisis’: Building clearouts are becoming increasingly common in Boston

Jose Velasquez has lived in East Boston for 11-years and is fighting eviction from the building with other tenants.

By Katheleen Conti

When a new owner took over the building, residents hoped it meant improvements were coming. Instead, they got eviction notices.

Here’s what the Amazon-Whole Foods deal means for shoppers

A customers shopped at a Whole Foods Market in Upper Saint Clair, Pa. Amazon is moving swiftly to make big changes at Whole Foods, saying it plans to cut prices on bananas, eggs, salmon, beef and more as soon as it completes its $13.7 billion takeover.

By Janelle Nanos

It’s official: The merger between Amazon and Whole Foods will mean lower prices for consumers and more perks for Prime members.

Obituaries

John Abercrombie, 72, renowned jazz guitarist who studied at Berklee

Jazz guitarist John Abercrombie recorded dozens of albums for ECM Records.

He was one of the top improvisational guitarists of his generation, ranging widely across a spectrum that included electric jazz-rock fusion and lyrical acoustic pieces, post-fusion and post-bop.

Bea Wain, 100, popular bigband singer

By Adam Bernstein

Largely self-taught, Ms. Wain had an expressive but understated swing style that propelled her career.

Sports

Ben Volin | On Football

Five things to watch in Patriots-Lions preseason game

07/30/2017 FOXBORO, MA Mike Gillislee (cq) 35, ran the ball for Tom Brady (cq) during a Patriots practice at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

By Ben Volin

Friday’s preseason game in Detroit will help sort out the depth chart at a few positions, including running back and cornerback.

INDIANS 13, RED SOX 6

This is not the kind of trending Red Sox want from Chris Sale

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale adjusts his cap in the second inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

By Peter Abraham

Chris Sale was routed for seven runs as the Indians once again got the better of the Red Sox’ ace.

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

Celtics should be in a two-team race to NBA Finals

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens designs a play during a timeout during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Boston, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

By Gary Washburn

For the second straight season, the Cavaliers appear the only team that can stand in their way for Eastern Conference supremacy.

Weekend

Movie Review

Robert Pattinson is at his best in gritty, powerful ‘Good Time’

Robert Pattinson in “Good Time.”

By Ty Burr

“Good Time” re-establishes Pattinson as one of the most charismatic actors of his generation.

Movie review

Citizen journalism takes over the conversation in ‘Whose Streets?’

A protest scene in “Whose Streets?”

By Ty Burr

The documentary, filmed by black activists during the events that roiled Ferguson, Mo., in 2014 and 2015, just about bubbles over with anger, resistance, and hope.

Stage review

Giving millennial angst the song and dance in ‘Burn All Night’

Lincoln Clauss in “Burn All Night.”

By Patti Hartigan

A talented and energetic cast can’t conceal the cliches that hobble the musical, which is making its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater’s Oberon stage.