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Inside the Trump Tweet Machine: Staff-written posts, bad grammar (on purpose), and delight in the chaos

US President Donald Trump speaks during the swearing-in ceremony for Gina Haspel as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, May 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

By Annie Linskey

President Trump’s tweets aren’t as spontaneous as they appear. Some are written by White House staffers, who mimic the president’s style, including his suspect grammar and syntax.

Gun-loving Texas struggles to find ways to improve school safety

Greg Zanis lined up crosses he built in front of Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Monday. The crosses are a memorial to the victims of last Friday’s shooting.

By Will Weissert

Texas has more than 1.2 million licensed handgun owners who can openly carry their weapons in public.

Georgia vote to test comeback strategy for Democrats

Stacey Abrams (left) and Stacey Evans are seeking the Democratic nomination in Georgia’s gubernatorial race. Above: Abrams and Evans during a debate on Sunday.

By Vanessa Williams

Georgia’s Democratic voters have turned out in force in early voting, an encouraging signal for the party.

The World

Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson left court Tuesday after the verdict was announced.

By the Associated Press

Philip Wilson, the most senior Roman Catholic cleric charged with covering up child sex abuse, faces a potential two-year prison term.

US demands Iran change its behavior around world

Mike Pompeo focused on US-Iran policy Monday in his first major speech as the new secretary of state.

By Carol Morello

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed to use US might to destroy Iran’s economy and ‘‘crush’’ its foreign operatives.

Editorial & Opinion


More questions for Mount Ida’s former president

Barry Brown served as a trustee for a nonprofit that made a $16.5 million loan to the struggling Mount Ida College in Newton at the same time that he was the college president.


John Lewis endorses status quo by backing Michael Capuano

Representatives John Lewis and Michael Capuano walked to Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury on Saturday.

By Joan Vennochi

Once the club lets you in, your job is to defend fellow club members.

Alex Beam

A Canadian’s valentine for Donald Trump

President Trump spoke Monday while meeting with current and former governors at the White House.

By Alex Beam

Conrad Black, author of “Donald J. Trump: President Like No Other,” is about as Trumpian a character as Canada could produce.


In a setback for UMass Boston, all finalists for top job withdraw

Dr. Peter Lyons (left), Kathy Humphrey (center) and Jack Thomas, president of Western Illinois University (Newton Citizen, Jim Judkis and Western Illinois University photos)

By Janelle Nanos and John R. Ellement

The finalists withdrew four days after the faculty at the Dorchester campus called the candidates unqualified for the job.

Federal judges in Boston are often sharply critical of ICE tactics

By Maria Cramer

Over the past year, federal judges in the Boston courthouse have been unusually outspoken in criticizing immigration cases.

Mass. ponders hiring a computer to grade MCAS essays. What could go wrong?

By James Vaznis

In an effort to speed up results, the state is exploring the idea of replacing human scorers.

Business & Tech

Three new bidders are sweet on acquiring Necco

Necco wafers were sorted for packaging at the company’s Revere plant.

By Katheleen Conti

The bankrupt Revere candy company is scheduled to be auctioned off Wednesday.

City Council divided on Walsh’s proposed rules to restrict Airbnb-type short-term rentals

By Tim Logan

Several councilors questioned the purpose of regulations that would all but ban by-the-night rentals of homes by non-owner-occupants through popular websites such as Airbnb.


Retired SJC justice Bob Cordy is still busy writing his next chapter

Bob Cordy.

By Jon Chesto

Cordy has continued his work in helping to reform Uzbekistan’s legal system.


Richard Goodwin, 86, Kennedy speechwriter and husband to Doris Kearns Goodwin

Richard Goodwin at his home in Concord.

By Joseph P. Kahn

Mr. Goodwin died Sunday evening at his home in Concord. His wife said he died after a brief bout with cancer.

Robert Indiana, 89; turned ‘Love’ into enduring art

Shown is the Robert Indiana sculpture

By Jori Finkel

Mr. Indiana’s bold rendering of the word “Love” became one of the most recognizable artworks of the 20th century. He died Saturday at his home in Vinalhaven, Maine.

Bill Gold, 97; his posters captured movie magic

By Robert D. McFadden

Mr. Gold, of Greenwich, Conn., created works for “Casablanca,” “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “Alien,” “Mystic River,” and hundreds of other films.



It’s down to a best-of-three, and Brad Stevens is fine with that

LeBron James (center) and the Cavaliers left Jaylen Brown (left) and Jayson Tatum (right) wondering what hit them.

By Adam Himmelsbach

“It doesn’t get better than that,” the Celtics coach said after Boston lost Game 4 to leave the series tied, 2-2.


This series has all the makings of a Game 7

Celtics forward Al Horford and referee Scott Foster argued over a fourth quarter call.

By Dan Shaughnessy

LeBron James and the Cavaliers resurrected themselves in Cleveland, leaving Boston as the team that needs to regroup this time.


By skipping OTAs, Tom Brady leaves himself open to criticism

If things don’t go well in the fall, it may be the spring that Tom Brady’s critics remember.

By Ben Volin

Brady himself has often talked of the value of these workouts, but this time he’s making a different statement.

Tuesday Stories

Paulus’s 10th season to include a revue of ART’s greatest hits

“Sometimes I have to pinch myself because I can’t believe it’s been 10 years,” said Diane Paulus, artistic director of American Repertory Theater.

By Terry Byrne

The 2018-19 season announced Monday also features three world premieres, a contemporary “Othello,” and “Barber Shop Chronicles,” from England.

TV Critic’s Corner

Why Mary Hartman shouldn’t be forgotten

Louise Lasser starred as the titular character in “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.”

By Matthew Gilbert

She was played indelibly by Louise Lasser, who made Mary’s stupor of detachment both pathetic and funny.

17 theater companies take a bow at the Norton Awards

Will McGarrahan and Leigh Barrett (pictured in “Souvenir”) were among the night’s big winners.

By Jeffrey Gantz

Top honors went to the Lyric Stage Company, Underground Railway Theater, and the Boch Center Shubert Theatre, with three prizes each.