Environmental hires have ties to top level of Baker administration

More than half a dozen hires in Gov. Charlie Baker’s environmental agencies have connections at the highest levels of the administration.

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Celtics-Cavaliers Game 4 live updates

Boston is trying for a second straight win in Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals.

Floral tributes were left in Manchester following the bombing.

UK raises terror threat, believes another attack may be imminent

Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain’s threat level from terrorism has been raised to critical — meaning an attack may be imminent.

Opinion | Jessica Stern

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As ISIS loses territory, its ability to carry out such attacks will be enhanced.

Mark Zuckerberg live-streams a visit to his Harvard dorm room

Looks like even the founder of Facebook gets nostalgic.

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“We want our paintings back now,” said the museum’s security director, promising “complete confidentiality” for those with information.

Graduates celebrated Tuesday at Harvard’s first universitywide commencement ceremony for black students.

‘We have survived. Just look at us’: Black students hold their own Harvard commencement

The event was an acknowledgment of the struggles of black students who have passed through one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Study says at least 10 percent of Mass. residents would be uninsured under House bill

Massachusetts could see its uninsured rate jump above 10 percent if the sweeping health care bill approved by the US House becomes law.

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Sit-in puts focus on strife at a prestigious school

Students at Milton Academy say slurs have been directed at black students and pictures mocking black and Asian students were circulated on social media.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/23/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/687308628.jpg As allegations about Trump and Russia proliferate, so do investigations

At least five investigations are under way in Washington into Russia’s meddling in the election and President Trump’s firing of James Comey.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/23/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/AFP_OT1WK.jpg Melania refuses to hold Trump’s hand a second time

Hot off the flick seen around the world Monday, Melania Trump pulled a similar move in Italy Tuesday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/23/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/80b46939-becd-4dd1-8319-4668461979aa.jpg Senate intelligence panel to subpoena two Flynn companies

The Senate intelligence committee says it will subpoena two of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s businesses.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/e8bff09d4d7143cbba25ca8a7e37e367-e8bff09d4d7143cbba25ca8a7e37e367-0.jpg Here’s a list of the agencies and programs Trump’s budget would defund entirely

President Trump’s budget proposal calls for eliminating funding for a number of programs. Here’s a list, and how much those cuts are estimated to save.

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Fox News removes report from website about murdered DNC staffer

The report quoted a private investigator suggesting that Seth Rich had some connection to Wikileaks and its leaks of DNC e-mails.

Humaira Niaz, whose daughter Soomaiiah J. Quraiishi has been missing for 16 years, leaned forward to comfort Magi Bish, who lost her daughter Molly in 2000, during a Massachusetts Missing Children’s Day event at the State House.

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Bish family commemorates state’s missing children in last ceremony

Tuesday was the 17th, and final, Missing Children’s Day for Magi and John Bish.

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Rob Gronkowski agrees to new deal with Patriots

The tight end has several million incentives to have a productive 2017 season.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/23/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/snyder.jpg Zack Snyder turns over ‘Justice League’ to Joss Whedon after daughter’s suicide

Snyder directed “Justice League,” but Whedon will finish production after Snyder’s daughter’s death.

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Trump’s former national security adviser may have lies about his contacts with Russian officials.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/23/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Manchester.jpg In Manchester, facing insidious trauma with communal strength

The most vital defense against evil is a resilient community, capable of withstanding the nihilism of terrorist violence.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_syrians_mustafasews4_met-9791.jpg The last refugee: Threads of a new life in America

After escaping Syria, all Abdulkader wanted was to work. That wasn’t enough to get a job in America.


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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/06/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/realestate.jpg 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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/03/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/AFP_MB3WQ.jpg 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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/23/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Trump.png Trump used to be more articulate. What could explain the change?

STAT asked experts to compare Trump’s speech from decades ago to that in 2017. All noticed a deterioration.