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Houston tries to determine extent of ‘epic’ destruction

Interstate 69 was covered by floodwaters on Tuesday.

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Officials cautioned that they still had no way to gauge the scale of the catastrophe.

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Republican leaders are vowing to swiftly approve recovery funds for the areas devastated by the storm.

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Staff members failed to call for medical help after Walter Haddad fell and hit his head, relatives say.

Wheelock College.

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Wheelock College, BU are discussing a merger

Financially struggling Wheelock is in discussions about a merger with Boston University, Wheelock’s president informed his school on Tuesday.

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The Mass Cultural Council will announce the EBT Card to Culture, an effort to bridge the income inequality gap in the arts.

The Nation

Harvey submerges some political divisions in Washington

Matthew Koser waited for rescue atop his car after it was flooded by heavy rains from Hurricane Harvey on Tuesday.

By Victoria McGrane and Annie Linskey

Republican leaders are vowing to swiftly approve recovery funds for the areas devastated by the storm.

Houston tries to determine extent of ‘epic’ destruction

Interstate 69 was covered by floodwaters on Tuesday.

By Jack Healy, Richard Pérez-Peña and Alan Blinder

Officials cautioned that they still had no way to gauge the scale of the catastrophe.

Cabinet members struggle with whether to defend their boss

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s comments that “the president speaks for himself,” was seen by some as a step away from the president.

By Josh Lederman

Some delicately take issue with President Trump’s most controversial remarks. Others stand by him or say nothing.

The World

‘All options are on the table’ after North Korea missile test, Trump says

In this photo taken Aug. 28, 2017, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Confronting Harvey's fury, President Donald Trump is making an all-out push to show the federal government’s responsiveness to the massive storm that has lashed the Texas coast and caused catastrophic flooding. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

By Choe Sang-Hun

The president said North Korea had “signaled its contempt” for its neighbors and the world with the new test.

Editorial & Opinion

Renée Graham

With Houston, one America

People are rescued from a flooded neighborhood in Houston on Aug. 28.

By Renée Graham

Black, white, Hispanic, and Asian residents working together. Straight and LGBT; citizens and the undocumented. Does President Trump recognize this America?

EDITORIAL

Tom Yawkey was no hero

Boston-4/9/2005 Opening day at Fenway Park is monday, as work is ongoing to get the park in shape. David Candeias from Cambridge stands in a bucket truck as he hangs an American flag on a flag pole from Fenway Parks brick facade on Yawkey Way. Library Tag 08242005 Business

Boston has its own dark legacies to confront.

SCOT LEHIGH

Texas pols should live up to their inspiring rhetoric

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas (left) sat with President Trump Tuesday in Corpus Christi, Texas.

By Scot Lehigh

Texas’ political leaders’ professed concern about their fellow citizens transcend national emergencies.

More Stories

Dan Wasserman

The right time to debate climate change

By Dan Wasserman

A lighter take

The Trump Rorschach test

By Debra A. Klein

Michael A. Cohen

Houston’s man-made disaster

By Michael A. Cohen

Metro

Wheelock College, BU are discussing a merger

Wheelock College.

By Laura Krantz

Financially struggling Wheelock is in discussions about a merger with Boston University, Wheelock’s president informed his school on Tuesday.

Worcester police seeking video in case of girl choked, thrown off bridge

Joshua Hubert looked out from a courthouse door in Worcester on Monday.

By Emily Sweeney and Travis Andersen

The 7-year-old was taken from the residence by a family friend without the permission of her parents, police said.

Family seeks answers after man dies in nursing home he helped found

By Michael Levenson

Staff members failed to call for medical help after Walter Haddad fell and hit his head, relatives say.

Business & Tech

Food aid, with a side of culture

The New England Aquarium is one of the cultural venues in the Boston area that is taking part in a new arts program for low-income people.

By Katheleen Conti

The Mass Cultural Council will announce the EBT Card to Culture, an effort to bridge the income inequality gap in the arts.

How Hurricane Harvey could affect flood insurance in Mass.

A Texas flag flew over floodwaters in La Grange, Texas, Monday.

By Lauren Feiner

Huge losses from heavy rains are weighing heavily on the government program that provides flood insurance for tens of thousands of Mass. properties.

Greyhound-Peter Pan partnership comes to an end

Peter Pan has already said its ticket prices will be lower than Grey-hound’s. Above is their ticket counter at South Station, where both use the bus terminal (left).

By Adam Vaccaro

The marriage between the bus lines had its roots in a price war. Now they’re divorcing — and sowing the seeds of a price war.

Obituaries

Robert Tinker, 75, a founder of the Concord Consortium

During his career, Dr. Tinker helped build several organizations that deliver virtual STEM education to K-12 students.

By Kathleen McKenna

Dr. Tinker developed many educational software programs and wrote curricula for STEM classes to encourage creative ways of teaching.

Charles R. Bentley, pioneer of polar science, at 87

Charles Bentley on a research trip to Antarctica in 1964. Dr. Bentley made more than 15 trips to the Antarctic, the last in 2009.

By William Grimes

In the 1950s, Dr. Bentley led a team of scientists that measured the West Antarctic Ice Sheet for the first time.

Sports

RED SOX 3, BLUE JAYS 0

The good Chris Sale was back on the mound for Red Sox

TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 29: Chris Sale #41 of the Boston Red Sox delivers a pitch in the first inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on August 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

By Peter Abraham

Sale allowed just three hits in seven innings, striking out 11.

Bill Belichick says he has watched every NFL preseason game so far

Foxborough-8/22/17 The Patriots held practice at the practice facility at Gillette Stadium. Coach Bill Belichick watches over warmups. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports

By Brad Almquist

The Patriots coach showed again that he leaves no stone unturned as the regular season approaches

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

So where does Mitch Moreland go from here?

Boston, MA: June 26, 2017: The Red Sox Mitch Moreland as well as Twins catcher Chris Gimenez watch the flight of his first inning solo home run. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Minnesota Twins in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/ Jim Davis)

By Nick Cafardo

He has delivered in a big way for the Red Sox, but he is only on a one-year deal.

Wednesday Food

Cheap Eats

At Honeygrow, customizable stir-fries and salads

White bean tuna salad at Honeygrow.

By Ellen Bhang

No wonder the line is growing at this spot in the Fenway. There’s a lot to like here.

The confident cook

Kale is crazy cheap and so trendy. It’s fabulous in this Cobb salad.

By Sheryl Julian

To make kale salad, you need to massage the leaves with olive oil and let them stand for a couple of hours to break down the fibers. Then turn it into a fabulous Cobb salad.

By the Glass

Winsome French reds, perfect for late summer sipping

By Ellen Bhang

Pop these bottles in the fridge or an ice bucket for 20 minutes before serving, just long enough to promote cooling refreshment, but not so long as to tamp down aromatics.