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Thousands flee in Houston as Harvey’s devastation continues

Neighbors use their personal boats to rescue Friendswood, Texas residents stranded by flooding Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP

At least five people were dead and hundreds were rescued as flooding worsened in southeast Texas. Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest city, saw at least 27 inches and widespread damage. The FEMA chief said the government expects a “mass care mission.”

// The Republican party is trying really, really hard to just ignore Trump

Republican Party leaders assembling for their summer meeting found themselves in a bit of a bind.

Boston mayoral candidate Tito Jackson in his living room.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Jackson finds he is suited to public life

Jackson has made income inequality and the economic pressure on the middle class the pillars of his campaign.

// Behind the luxury: Turmoil and shoddy care inside five-star addiction treatment centers

An investigation by STAT and the Boston Globe found a company that spends lavishly on facilities and marketing while skimping on giving patients basic care.

The Nation

The Republican party is trying really, really hard to just ignore Trump

President Trump has proven to be a puzzle for the Republican Party leadership.

By Annie Linskey

Republican Party leaders assembling for their summer meeting found themselves in a bit of a bind.

Right-wing group cancels San Francisco rally, but counterprotesters show up anyway

Hundreds of protesters march Saturday utside Alamo Square Park after a “Freedom Rally” was canceled.

By Kristine Phillips

Scuffles broke out between police and counterprotesters.

Radical Jamaican cleric indicted in US on terror charge

Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal was charged in New York with of recruiting would-be terrorists.

The World

North Korea uses multiple-rocket launcher to test missiles

A woman on a Tokyo street walks past a TV news program showing footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday.

By Choe Sang-Hun

It is improving short-range missiles that could strike US military bases deep in South Korea.

50,000 in Barcelona join march to declare ‘I’m not afraid’

TOPSHOT - People hold placards during a march against terrorism which slogan will be #NoTincPor (I'm Not Afraid) in Barcelona on August 26, 2017, following the Barcelona and Cambrils attacks killing 15 people and injuring over 100. Tens of thousands of Spaniards and foreigners are to stage a defiant march against terror through Barcelona on August 26 following last week's deadly vehicle rampages. The Mediterranean city is in mourning after a van ploughed into crowds on Las Ramblas boulevard on August 17, followed hours later by a car attack in the seaside town of Cambrils. / AFP PHOTO / PAU BARRENAPAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images

By Francisco Seco

The protest was a massive public rejection of violence after extremist attacks that killed 15 people.

US military helicopter crashes off southern coast of Yemen

In this hand-out photo courtesy US Army on August 24, 2017 A UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter crew supports US Soldiers during an Air Assault Exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. A Black Hawk helicopter crashed off the coast of Yemen on Friday during training, with a search underway for one US service member, the US military said. / AFP PHOTO / US ARMY / Gertrud Zach / == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / MANDATORY CREDIT:

The craft went down during a routine training mission, leaving one service member missing.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Marcela García

Where is the justice for Arpaio’s victims?

FILE Ñ Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County sheriff, campaigns on behalf of Donald Trump in Marshalltown, Iowa, Jan. 26, 2016. Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff whose aggressive efforts to hunt and detain undocumented immigrants made him a divisive national symbol and earned him a criminal contempt conviction, was pardoned by Trump on Aug. 25, 2017. (Damon Winter/The New York Times)

By Marcela García

President Trump’s pardon of former sheriff Joe Arpaio was an endorsement of one of the nation’s most blatant racists.

Ideas | Adam Bessie and Jason Novak

The undersecretary of trolling affairs, and other lesser-known Cabinet positions

By Adam Bessie and Jason Novak

Many of Washington’s lesser-known positions have been filled.

Renée Graham

Why I’m done with football

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, from left, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a year later into a divisive debate over the future of Kaepernick who refused to stand for the national anthem and now faces what his fans see as blackballing for speaking out in a country roiled by racial strife. The once-rising star and Super Bowl quarterback has been unemployed since March, when he opted out of his contract and became a free agent who could sign with any team. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

By Renée Graham

After Kaepernick and chronic brain injuries, this avid fan can’t watch anymore.


Jackson finds he is suited to public life

Boston mayoral candidate Tito Jackson in his living room.

By Mark Arsenault

Jackson has made income inequality and the economic pressure on the middle class the pillars of his campaign.

Yvonne Abraham

A love affair, on two wheels

By Yvonne Abraham

Rails trails bring us a side of Massachusetts we don’t ordinarily see. So why the hate?

Caribbean parade winds through city with flashing colors

Angela Adamson had feathers attached to her eyeslashes as she participated in the annual Carnival Parade in Dorchester on Saturday.

By John Hilliard and Evan Allen

Boston’s Carnival parade, a celebration of Caribbean culture, drew thousands of revelers on Saturday.

Business & Tech


With this app, football fans make the calls

Your Call Football is a Newton startup developing an app that lets a football coach select a set of plays they might run in a given situation — then allows fans watching to vote on which one to run.

By Scott Kirsner

A Newton startup hopes to score big by letting smartphone users decide which plays are run in real games.

What happens after the real estate wave crests?

By Tim Logan

Will it be a crash, as happened in the late 1980s — and, to a lesser extent in 2007? Or will it be more like a quiet retreat?


‘Freddy Farkel’ says people know a good fabric when they feel it

Watertown, MA -- 7/18/2017 - Fred Shapiro is still working after 70 years he poses for a portrait inside Freddy Farkel's Fabric Outlet. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 27onthejob Reporter:

By Cindy Atoji Keene

Fred Shapiro (and his alter ego) have been dealing in textiles for decades.


Celtics, Cavaliers still weighing options in stalled Isaiah Thomas-Kyrie Irving trade

Waltham, MA May 16, 2017: The Celtics Isaiah Thomas relaxes on a chair in the gym. The Boston Celtics held a practice session at Healthpointe ahead of Game One of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis)

By Adam Himmelsbach

The sides would most likely reopen negotiations before voiding the deal.

D.C. United 1, Revolution 0

Luciano Acosta leads D.C. United over Revolution

New England Revolution's Cody Cropper, center, stops a shot between teammate Angoua Brou Benjamin (4) and Vancouver Whitecaps' Andrew Jacobson (8) during the second half of an MLS soccer game, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Acosta scored in the 71st minute to keep New England winless on the road this season.

Julian Edelman out for the season with knee injury

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 25: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots runs for yards after a first quarter catch while playing the Detroit Lions during a preseason game at Ford Field on August 25, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

By Jim McBride

Edelman went down on the first drive of Friday night’s game against the Lions.


Ideas | Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Do-it-yourself DNA? Go right ahead

Beer DeCoded used Bento Lab, a portable DNA analysis kit, to map beer genomes. Both companies were funded on Kickstarter.

By Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Using the world’s first portable DNA lab to sequence beer is a cool thing to do.

Ideas | Victoria Tentler-Krylov

New life for old, cold wood

By Victoria Tentler-Krylov

Oak reclaimed from Boston Harbor pilings has a hot new use.

Ideas | Ted Widmer

America’s original troll army

Robert Welch, founder and president of the John Birch Society, is shown on May 15, 1961. The location is not known. (AP Photo)

By Ted Widmer

In those more innocent times, certain beliefs were beyond the pale.


Wayne Woodlief, former political reporter and columnist at the Boston Herald, dies at 82

Mr. Woodlief was recalled as a calming influence in an often chaotic newsroom.

By J.M. Lawrence

Mr. Woodlief was remembered as a lifelong student of politics, a gifted wordsmith, and mentor to many journalists.

British science fiction writer Brian Aldiss dies at 92

By Harrison Smith

Mr. Aldiss was part of sci-fi’s 1960s New Wave period.

Mark Merlis, novelist who explored gay life in 20th-century America, dies at 67

By Emily Langer

Mr. Merlis was widely praised for the sensitivity with which he addressed such themes as the corrosive effect of shame and the intersecting paths of past and present.

Sunday Arts

music review

Kenny Chesney asserts his New England connection with Foxborough shows

Kenny Chesney performed at Gillette Stadium Friday night.

By Maura Johnston

Kenny Chesney has had a romance with Gillette Stadium, and it showed Friday night.

In Gloucester, T.S. Eliot finally comes home

T. S. Eliot on the porch of the wood-shingled home on Eastern Point his father built.

By Malcolm Gay

The UK-based T.S. Eliot Foundation has turned the poet’s former summer home into a writers retreat


A woman must win ‘Game of Thrones,’ or there’s going to be a problem

Sophie Turner as Sansa in “Game of Thrones.’’

By Matthew Gilbert

For all the suffering that the female characters on “Game of Thrones” have endured, only one ending to the series will suffice: That one of them will win.

More Stories

New England Literary News

Pequot museum expands book offerings

By Nina MacLaughlin

@Large | Michael Andor Brodeur

A whole new world outside the same old ‘Big Brother’

By Michael Andor Brodeur

The One Thing

Ooh la la!

By Marni Elyse Katz


Filling a fashion need in Belmont

By Kara Baskin

The story behind the book

Writing — and reading — for the ear

By Kate Tuttle

Book Review

Our history of racial, cultural, economic turmoil

By David M. Shribman

My Instagram: Ginny Chang

By Terence Cawley

Local bestsellers

By Terence Cawley


Jetblue’s Mint class is the most refreshing seat in the skies

First-class amenities are standard with JetBlue’s Mint service.

By Christopher Muther

There’s good news for fans of Jetblue’s business class category, called Mint. The airline is expanding the number of Mint flights out of Boston next year.

Here, there, and everywhere

By Necee Regis

Who says wilderness trekking needs to be uncomfortable? Plus, learn about local fish and the festival at the farm.

Christopher Muther

A $2,000 night at New England’s top resort. Is it worth it?

Copper Pond is the spot to swim, kayak, or fish at Twin Farms resort in Vermont.

By Christopher Muther

I was paying $100 an hour to stay at the resort that Travel + Leisure recently ranked top in the Northeast, number five in the United States, and 15 in the world.

Real Estate

Recent home sales in Boston and Cambridge (Aug. 24)

ROSLINDALE: 219 Belgrade Ave., One-family Colonial, built in 1885, 1,794 square feet, 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, on 5,625 square-foot lot. $600,000

Recent home sales south of Boston (Aug. 24)

KINGSTON: 8 Treetop Lane, #6 Condominium Condo/Apt, built in 1976, 1,080 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, on 1-square-foot lot. $210,000

Recent home sales west of Boston (Aug. 24)

ACTON: 13 Grist Mill Road, One-family Colonial, built in 1982, 2,322 square feet, 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, on 20,250-square-foot lot. $631,000


Globe Magazine

Pilgrim nuclear plant due to close in two years, but safety concerns linger

Plymouth, MA - 10/13/2015 - The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant as seen from the sea in Plymouth, MA, October 13, 2015. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

By Kathryn Miles

The Plymouth utility has one of the worst records in the country and that is raising questions about what happens after it closes in 2019.

Globe Magazine

Waltham’s Shin Lim could be the biggest name in magic since David Blaine

By Dan Morrell

His accomplishments include fooling Penn and Teller . . . twice.

Perspective | Magazine

Let’s stop teaching kids that reading is boring

By Alison Lobron

Novels are great entertainment, so why do library programs make it seem like summer reading is a chore?

Globe North


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Boston College goaltender Katie Burt makes a save while being pressured by Wisconsin forwards Annie Pankowski and Emily Clark in the third period during a women's NCAA Division I Frozen Four semifinal game, Friday, March 17, 2017, at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

By Tom Petrini

BC goalie Katie Burt of Lynn was the No. 1 overall pick of the Boston Pride in the National Women’s Hockey League draft.

Three schools committed to education for all

Brockton 08/07/2017: Brockton High school students participate in various sports to keep in shape during the summer. English is not the first language of 46 percent of the 4000 students at BHS. Zeca Dossantos, 17, of Brockton from Cape Verde head hits the ball during warm-ups. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (south)

By Linda Greenstein

Brockton High, the Kennedy Middle School in Waltham, and Pawtuckville Elementary in Lowell have programs that work for English Language Learners.

Globe South


For these girls, some pressure to kick around

Halifax, mA 08/19/17 Silver Lake girls soccer team holding a captains' practice this morning.....we key on players: senior Allie Crawford ( tri-capt) and junior Hannah Vogt........ALLIE CRAWFORD taking header towards net.... (George Rizer for the Globe)

By Katherine Fominykh

Unlike their non-sports counterparts, young soccer players are making commitments to colleges and universities early, and it’s an added pressure to an already demanding upcoming season.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

By Katherine Fominykh

North Easton’s Steven C. Tasho and his son, Steven R., captured the 41st Massachusetts Father & Son title with a record 9-under 63.

Local Fare

At Sorelle Bar & Grill, a confident chef in her prime

xxsodine - Sorelle braised short ribs (Joan Wilder)

By Joan Wilder

Andrea Schnell is spreading her already-wide culinary wings as she cooks in every chef’s dream: her own kitchen.

Globe West


Just shy of a title last season, girls’ soccer teams return strong

Abi Ewen, an Arlington senior, is an outside midfielder who can play forward.

By Logan Mullen

Arlington, Nashoba Regional, and Medway are practicing for a new season after being runners up in their respective divisions.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

By Logan Mullen

Acton’s Mallory Souliotis was the No. 8 pick of the Boston Pride in the National Women’s Hockey League draft.


A North End bookstore with Italian roots, flair

By Cindy Cantrell

Any book with an Italian connection is potentially a fit for I AM Books — plus Boston-themed publications, maps, and guides aimed at tourists.