The Trump presidency

After Trump’s trip, Merkel says Europe can’t rely on US

The German chancellor on Sunday declared a new chapter in US-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump.

// Donald Trump is back in the US, and he’s on Twitter with a vengeance

The president returned to the United States on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, he was very active on Twitter.

// Kushner’s security clearance should be reviewed, top Democrat says

Jared Kushner, an adviser to President Trump and his son-in-law, is a focus in the administration’s dealings with Russia.

Homeland security chief defends Kushner’s alleged ‘back channel’ proposal

John Kelly, speaking publicly about reports that Jared Kushner sought a back channel to communicate with Russia, defended the move.


// Trump aside, America was not a mistake

A New Yorker essayist asks: “Was the American Revolution such a good idea?” Was it ever.

Ideas | Mark Peters

// Who’s ‘special’ now? Robert Mueller is only the latest

President Trump now faces a special counsel — but how special is “special”?

Peter Shelley of the Conservation Law Foundation paused during a walk along Fan Pier, which overlooks Boston Harbor.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff


It’s a cleaner harbor, with fewer spots to enjoy it

The waterfront’s bad old days are gone. Peter Shelley’s outrage isn’t.

Coco Douglas, 8, leaves a handmade sign and rocks she painted at a memorial in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, May 27, 2017, for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim slurs and acting aggressively toward two young women. From left are Coco's brother, Desmond Douglas; her father, Christopher Douglas; and her stepmother, Angel Sauls. (AP Photos/Gillian Flaccus)

Men who died while protecting women from anti-Muslim rant in Oregon are called heroes

Two men were stabbed to death when they intervened after a suspect yelled slurs at two women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland, Ore., train.

Man struck and killed by police cruiser on Cape Cod

The man, who was not identified, was hit by the cruiser while walking in the center of 1358 Falmouth Road on Route 28 at about 2 a.m.

Haverhill double-stabbing leaves one in critical condition

Hayden Delafuente, 21, allegedly stabbed two men around 1:30 a.m Sunday morning.

The Mount Washington Hotel is still a stunner

It cost $1.25 million (nearly $50 million by today’s standards) to design and build what was then, and still is, the largest primarily wooden structure in New England.


Music Review

// Dance fever at Boston Calling, capped by a sing-along

With a long, mood-shifting set on Boston Calling’s main stage Saturday night, Mumford & Sons cued itself up for a viral moment and then delivered.

// Live updates from Boston Calling

Follow along with the three-day festival in real time.


// Red Sox’ six-game win streak snapped

Boston was shut out by four Seattle pitchers, starting with Christian Bergman for seven innings.

// For nearly two centuries, this chapel has endured in Boston

The state’s oldest Catholic Church commemorates a largely forgotten fight for religious tolerance that gave Catholicism its foothold in New England.

// Boardroom to bimah

The new director of Hillel at Boston University is a former Staples executive who never forgot his lifelong dream of becoming a rabbi.

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

Extinction is a bummer. Let’s bring back the dead.

Some scientists want to revive the passenger pigeon and the woolly mammoth.

Who is Demetri Martin? Comic, actor, filmmaker . . . Oh, and he likes to draw.

On a visit to promote “Dean,” the film that he wrote, directed, and stars in, Martin talked about comedy, creativity, and Harvard vs. Yale.

book review

// Following bin Laden’s years on the run and his last days in Abbottabad

Two acclaimed British investigative reporters offer a breathtaking, vivid accounting of Osama bin Laden’s life from Sept. 11 to the end.

Miss Conduct

How to stop ‘Dear Grabby’ from scrolling through your photos

A polite way to retrieve your phone from nosy parkers. Plus, my friend stopped talking to me; does that mean I can’t reach out?

Art Review

// ‘Ocean Liners’ sails into Peabody Essex Museum

No small part of the pleasure afforded by this exhibit is how it evokes the poetry of passenger travel by sea, while also offering the nuts and bolts of its subject.

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Trump Today

// Trump Today: President nears the end of a marathon trip

President Trump managed to keep his cool on Twitter during the entire international trip.

Opinion & Ideas


// Suicides plague Mass. county jails

Suicides have doubled at county jails in Massachusetts over the last 10 years.

Special reports

Spotlight Follow-up

// Doctor who faced retaliation for double-booked surgery worries wins lawsuit

Dr. James Holsapple had “vehemently objected” to doctors doing two operations at once.


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// Advice on taking real estate photos from a Pulitzer-winning photographer

In America, everyone who has a cellphone thinks they are a professional photographer. They are not.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// In a woman’s dying days, a quiet visitor helps light the way home

The woman had cancer, and she wanted to go back home to Brazil. There were so many obstacles, but also a path ahead.


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