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Trump and McConnell try to project unity on GOP agenda

President Trump and Senate Majority Mitch McConnell held a joint news conference Monday in the White House’s Rose Garden.

Tom Brenner/New York Times

The top Republicans left open the possibility that tax reform might not happen until 2018.

Dave Ratner (second from left) behind President Trump has come back to haunt Ratner, big time.

Dave of Dave’s Soda and Pet City posed with President Trump. Now he’s under fire

There’s trouble at Dave’s Soda and Pet City, where owner Dave Ratner has learned a tough political lesson. Will his Western Mass. customers give him a second chance?

Vertex Pharmaceuticals chief executive Jeffrey Leiden said the company is evolving on its philanthropic side.

Vertex pledges $500 million for charitable efforts over 10 years

One area of focus for the pharmaceutical firm will be workforce training.

An artist's conception of a merger of two neutron stars.

Robin Dienel/Carnegie Institution

Stars collide, and scientists — for the first time — could see and ‘hear’ it

The discovery was made possible by the massive, laser-based gravitational wave detectors first envisioned by MIT physicist Rainer Weiss.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/17/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/200_mark_esper.jpg Trump’s Army pick has lavished Congress with campaign cash

How much good will does $500,000 buy in Congress? We may find out when Raytheon’s top lobbyist faces senators for his confirmation to become Army secretary.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/AnitaHill_MG_7616.jpg Millions of women say ‘Me too’ about sexual harassment

A Twitter effort exploded Monday, with women from all walks of life testifying to their experience being sexually harassed or assaulted.

The Nation

Dave of Dave’s Soda and Pet City posed with President Trump. Now he’s under fire

Dave Ratner (second from left) behind President Trump has come back to haunt Ratner, big time.

By Laurie Loisel

There’s trouble at Dave’s Soda and Pet City, where owner Dave Ratner has learned a tough political lesson. Will his Western Mass. customers give him a second chance?

Trump’s Army pick has lavished Congress with campaign cash

The entrance to Raytheon’s Andover plant.

By Christopher Rowland

How much good will does $500,000 buy in Congress? We may find out when Raytheon’s top lobbyist faces senators for his confirmation to become Army secretary.

Trump and McConnell try to project unity on GOP agenda

President Trump and Senate Majority Mitch McConnell held a joint news conference Monday in the White House’s Rose Garden.

By Sean Sullivan

The top Republicans left open the possibility that tax reform might not happen until 2018.

The World

Catalonia’s leader, facing deadline, won’t say if region declared independence

Two men, one wearing a Spanish flag (left) and the other an independence flag, talked in Barcelona on National Day.

By Raphael Minder

The Spanish government has given a new ultimatum to Catalonia’s separatist leader to clarify his position.

Philippine troops kill last leaders of terrorist siege

The last two surviving leaders of a deadly takeover in the southern Philippines were killed Monday.

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

Boston is primed for Amazon

Let’s be clear: Amazon is a natural fit for our city.

Opinion | Elizabeth Warren

Even after Equifax and Wells Fargo, GOP sides with big financial institutions

Senate Democrats discussed consumer protections in the wake of a massive data breach at Equifax and a scandal at Wells Fargo.

By Elizabeth Warren

Bank lobbyists hate this new rule, and they’re pushing Congress hard to reverse it.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Taking on Trump is good for Massachusetts — and for Maura Healey

Boston, MA -- 1/31/2017 - Attorney General Maura Healey announces that her office is taking action challenging President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 01healey Reporter:

By Joan Vennochi

Taking on Donald Trump puts the attorney general in the national spotlight.

Metro

Millions of women say ‘Me too’ about sexual harassment

Said Brandeis University professor Anita Hill: “The more women who come forward will help us to sear in the public imagination the experience of harassment, as well as the horror of it.”

By Michael Levenson and Cristela Guerra

A Twitter effort exploded Monday, with women from all walks of life testifying to their experience being sexually harassed or assaulted.

Stars collide, and scientists — for the first time — could see and ‘hear’ it

An artist's conception of a merger of two neutron stars.

By Eric Moskowitz

The discovery was made possible by the massive, laser-based gravitational wave detectors first envisioned by MIT physicist Rainer Weiss.

KEVIN CULLEN

Somebody throw this poor guy a bone

Dave Ratner of Dave’s Soda and Pet City on his store's Facebook page promoting dog food. Rather appeared with Trump when he signed an executive order on health care and it has hurt his business.

By Kevin Cullen

The owner of Dave’s Soda and Pet City has received a lot of blowback after he was at the White House when President Trump signed an order on health care.

Business & Tech

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Amazon is in every corner of your home. Take a look

Amazon employees arrived at work in Seattle one morning, passing an Amazon Go store, a beta store testing a cashierless grocery store model.

By Janelle Nanos

From the living room to the office, the e-commerce giant works to make its goods and services essential to customers’ lives.  

STAT

Genetics booms, but doctors lack interest

By Megan Thielking

Therapies are in the works to treat a number of rare, inherited disorders, from blindness to nerve disease. But there’s a shortage of doctors trained to diagnose and treat such illnesses.

Vertex pledges $500 million for charitable efforts over 10 years

Vertex Pharmaceuticals chief executive Jeffrey Leiden said the company is evolving on its philanthropic side.

By Jon Chesto

One area of focus for the pharmaceutical firm will be workforce training.

Obituaries

obituary

Roger Naples, stalwart Bruins fan who led the Gallery Gods, dies at 97

Roger Naples and fellow Gallery Gods cheered for the Bruins from the second balcony of the old Boston Garden.

By Marvin Pave

The Gallery Gods, founded by Naples in 1937, were for decades the team’s most loyal supporters.

Sports

ADAM HIMMELSBACH

The inside story of the Celtics’ crazy offseason

The trade for Kyrie Irving following the signing of Gordon Hayward shaped the Celtics for the 2017-18 season.

By Adam Himmelsbach

The Celtics knew there would be change. But no one in their front office envisioned an offseason like this one.

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

Have Celtics upgraded enough to beat Cavaliers?

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 2: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics and Gordon Hayward #20 look on during the first half against the Charlotte Hornets at TD Garden on October 2, 2017 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 Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By Gary Washburn

Cleveland has made significant changes, too, adding intrigue to a budding rivalry.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Dion Lewis looks like he’s finally back to his explosive self

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 15: Running back Dion Lewis #33 of the New England Patriots celebrates his touchdown against the New York Jets during the second quarter of their game at MetLife Stadium on October 15, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

By Ben Volin

The running back’s numbers Sunday were modest, but he was mighty impressive against the Jets, in a variety of ways.

Tuesday Stories

Names

Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg says he knew all about Harvey Weinstein — everyone did

Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg says many people knew about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior.

By Mark Shanahan

The Needham native says he overlooked Weinstein’s misdeeds because he was a generous friend.

NAMES

IFFBoston adds festival hits to fall lineup

“Lady Bird” is one of the films that will appear at the festival.

By Terence Cawley

Its Fall Focus festival events run from Oct. 22-26.

NAMES

South End pilates instructor helped Jeff Bauman become ‘Stronger’ after bombing

Jeff Bauman used pilates to regain strength with the help of instructor Julie Erickson (top).

By Kaitlyn Locke

Julie Erickson has been a pilates instructor for 22 years.

More Stories

TV Critic’s Corner

Rivers and Rhimes among this year’s Hall of Fame inductees

By Matthew Gilbert

Music Review

A buoyant farewell from Johnny Clegg

By Marc Hirsh

Love Letters

Should she cut contact?

By Meredith Goldstein