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Metropolitan Houston mostly under water

A resident floated his pets and belongings on an air mattress along Mercury Drive as he fled floodwater at his home in Houston on Sunday.

Jabin Botsford/Washington Post

The chaos inflicted by the remains of the devastating hurricane was felt most across the metropolitan area of 6.6 million people.

Adrian Walker

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Red Sox owner (and Globe publisher) John Henry’s push for change is a move that’s long overdue.

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Tyson Ali Clark, the son of a former boxer, has joined Boston Ballet II, the company’s junior troupe.

More than 20 percent of the drivers entering Logan Airport are dropping off a friend or family member. What if they all had to pay for it?

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Dropping off a friend at Logan? It could cost you

More than 20 percent of the drivers entering Logan Airport are dropping off a friend or family member. What if they all had to pay for it?

Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington in August 1977.

ASSOCIATED PRESS/FILE

Welcome to the wayback machine: The Equal Rights Amendment is on the table

The amendment is being pushed again by activists who say the gains of the past four decades could be easily wiped away.

The World

Iraqi military reclaims city of Tal Afar after rapid Islamic State collapse

Iraqi soldiers celebrated the liberation of Tal Afar atop the city’s historic citadel, which dates to the Ottoman era. Iraqi troops retook Tal Afar from the Islamic State on Sunday.

By Tamer El-Ghobashy and Mustafa Salim

The quick retaking of the city defied expectations that ISIS would put up a fierce resistance in one of its last major strongholds.

German woman dies, raising death toll to 16 in Spain attacks

People attended a demonstration Saturday in Barcelona condemning the terrorist attack there earlier this month.

By the Associated Press

More than 120 people were wounded in the attacks. Authorities say 24 remain hospitalized, five of them in critical condition.

UK’s Labor backs staying in EU’s single market after Brexit

Britain’s main opposition party argued that staying in the market would reassure businesses and consumers.

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

An outrageous pardon and a hollow Congress

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2013, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks at a news conference at the Sheriff's headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz. President Donald Trump has pardoned former sheriff Joe Arpaio following his conviction for intentionally disobeying a judge's order in an immigration case. The White House announced the move Friday night, Aug. 25, 2017, saying the 85-year-old ex-sheriff of Arizona's Maricopa County was a

Outrageous presidential conduct has to be countered, and not just criticized, or it will become the new normal.

Opinion | Andrew Roberts

Sidestepping politics, the monarchy is Britain’s great unifier

Queen Elizabeth II greeted a crowd in June after marking the 175th anniversary of the first train journey by a British monarch.

By Andrew Roberts

The queen’s simple Christian faith is no threat to anyone, but it infuses all she does.

Alex Beam

My 2 cents on keeping the penny

By Alex Beam

Pennies are harmless, miniature reminders of simpler times.

Metro

Adrian Walker

Renaming Yawkey Way shouldn’t be put off any longer

Yawkey Way at Fenway Park.

By Adrian Walker

Red Sox owner (and Globe publisher) John Henry’s push for change is a move that’s long overdue.

Dropping off a friend at Logan? It could cost you

More than 20 percent of the drivers entering Logan Airport are dropping off a friend or family member. What if they all had to pay for it?

By Adam Vaccaro

More than 20 percent of the drivers entering Logan Airport are dropping off a friend or family member. What if they all had to pay for it?

Kevin Cullen

This IRA informant didn’t die in a pool of blood, but in a swimming pool

Former Irish Republican Army guerrilla-turned-informer Sean O’Callaghan in 1997.

By Kevin Cullen

In his 62 years, Sean O’Callaghan murdered and maimed, and turned on everything and everyone he once held dear.

Business & Tech

STAT

An easier way to kick opioids?

By Max Blau

There’s a lot of buzz about a wearable detox device called the Bridge. Skeptics want more evidence that it works.

STAT

A welcome side effect: anti-inflammatory drug cuts lung cancer risk

By Meghana Keshavan

A Brigham and Women’s Hospital doctor showed that the biologic drug canakinumab lowered the incidence of cardiovascular complications 15 percent.

Post-strike, Tufts and nurses to resume contract talks

Tufts Medical Center nurses staged a one-day walkout on July 12.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

It’s the first time the sides have talked since July’s one-day strike and subsequent lockout.

Obituaries

Gladys S. Wood, 101, Boston’s first African-American public school principal

Miss Wood became an exacting math teacher and a pioneering administrator.

By Bryan Marquard

Miss Wood was a strong advocate for more funding and better teachers, even when she couldn’t persuade administrators to take action.

Tobe Hooper, 74, ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ director

Mr. Hooper’s ‘‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,’’ made for less than $300,000, became one the most influential horror films.

By Robert Jablon and Jake Coyle

Mr. Hooper crafted some of the scariest nightmares that ever haunted moviegoers.

Sports

BOB HOHLER

National anthem protests in Boston sports: risky and rare

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, center, and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, second from right, stand with members of the team during the national anthem before an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

By Bob Hohler

Athletes throughout professional and amateur sports are increasingly engaging in social activism.

GARY WASHBURN

Colin Kaepernick’s cause is worthy and should be respected

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Activists rally in support of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick outside the offices of the National Football League on Park Avenue, August 23, 2017 in New York City. During the NFL season last year, Kaepernick caused controversy by kneeling during the National Anthem at games to protest racial oppression and police brutality. Kaepernick is currently a free agent and some critics and analysts claim NFL teams don't want to sign him due to his public display of his political beliefs. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By Gary Washburn

Instead of passing judgment on his actions during the national anthem, examine how we ourselves act during the anthem.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Picking the Patriots’ 53-man roster just got more difficult. Here’s our projection

New England Patriots running back D.J. Foster (27) runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football preseason game against the Houston Texans on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/

By Ben Volin

The team has to improve depth at pass rusher and receiver, filling roster spots for Julian Edelman and Derek Rivers.

Healthy Life

Music Review

Tanglewood opera gala nails the high notes

Andris Nelsons leads Sir Bryn Terfel, Kristine Opolais, and the BSO at Tanglewood Saturday.

By Zoë Madonna

The BSO’s Andris Nelsons led a showcase centered on Act II of Puccini’s “Tosca,” and chemistry between soprano Kristine Opolais and bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel was exhilarating.

Somerville teen makes a balletic leap

Tyson Clark of Somerville performed as a Boston Ballet II company member for the first time this month at the Hatch Shell on Boston’s Esplanade.

By Bethany Ao

Tyson Ali Clark, the son of a former boxer, has joined Boston Ballet II, the company’s junior troupe.

Names

Here and there: Malia Obama visits ICA; her parents dine in Oak Bluffs

The wedding of chef Alex Pineda and model Nikki Stalling in Wellesley was one of the weekend’s celebrity events.

By Eryn Carlson

And other celebrity sightings in the area over the weekend.

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