Trump attacks media, foes at Phoenix rally

The president also hinted at a pardon of a controversial Arizona sheriff and shutting down the federal government.

Police used tear gas to break up protesters gathered outside of Phoenix Convention Center after Tuesday’s speech by President Trump.

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The scene outside Trump’s Phoenix rally became even more tense as his speech ended

Clashes between his supporters and protesters also took place hours beforehand.

// At rally, Trump all but promises to pardon Joe Arpaio

“I’ll make a prediction — I think he is going to be just fine,” an angry and defiant Trump told a campaign-style forum in Phoenix.

// McConnell, in private, doubts if Trump can save presidency

The relationship between the president and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has disintegrated to the point that they have not spoken to each other in weeks.

// Don Lemon was speechless after Trump’s speech — then unloaded on the president

“Well, what do you say to that?” Lemon asked, pausing as he looked into the camera.


// No. 5 starter Doug Fister a one-hit wonder as Red Sox rout Indians

Fister allowed a leadoff home run, then put only three other runners on base.

// Malia Obama politely brushed us off when we tried for an interview at Harvard

The eldest daughter of former president Barack Obama has moved into one of the dorms on campus, just like all the other freshmen in the class of 2021.


// Former President Obama spotted dining at Harvard Square restaurant

President Obama was spotted at Harvest restaurant Monday and the timing lines up perfectly with freshman move-in day at the school.

// The Patriots gave Trump a Super Bowl ring with his name engraved on it

Anthony Scaramucci produced a bit of fake news this week in regards to President Trump, Robert Kraft, and a Patriots Super Bowl ring.

Several storefronts on Boylston Street between Arlington and Berkeley streets are empty. 
Among the businesses that have left recently is the Rattlesnake Bar and Grill.

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Boylston Street should be bustling, but many storefronts sit empty

One of the most prominent blocks in the Back Bay — Boylston Street between Arlington and Berkeley — feels downright desolate.

The solar eclipse

The moon eclipsed the sun above the Washington Monument on Monday.

Do your eyes hurt after the solar eclipse? Here’s what you need to know

So you looked directly at the sun while trying to watch the solar eclipse. Did you cause damage to your eyes?

// NASA’s photos of the eclipse are better than yours

An iPhone camera is no match for NASA.

A blockbuster trade

Celtics agree to deal Isaiah Thomas to Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving

Boston, MA May 25, 2017: After the Cavaliers series clinching victory, injured Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (right) came onto the floor, here he exchanges a hand with Cleveland's Kyrie Irving (left). The Boston Celtics hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers for Game Five of their NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff series at the TD Garden (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis)

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The Celtics are trading Isaiah Thomas, an All-Star last year, for another All-Star: Kyrie Irving, who had said he wanted to get out of Cleveland.

// And the Celtics open the season against . . . the Cavaliers

The game is Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Cleveland, the first of three games in the 2017-18 season.

// NBA 2K18 had a one-word response to its Kyrie Irving-Cavaliers cover



// Red Sox shouldn’t trade for Giancarlo Stanton

It doesn’t make sense right now beyond his obvious ability to be a one-man heart of any lineup.

// 18 arraigned in connection with Common rally, counterprotest

More than a dozen of the 33 people arrested Saturday are accused of assaulting police during confrontations.

// Is the opioid epidemic easing in Mass.?

Opioid-related deaths declined by 5 percent in the state during the first half of 2017, the strongest indication yet that the crisis may be abating.

// Kennedys ‘incited this crowd into an angry mob,’ police say

Matthew “Max” Kennedy allegedly threw himself into a wall, smashed a shelf full of glass objects, and refused to cooperate with officers.

// Steven Mnuchin’s wife apologizes for her ‘highly insensitive’ Instagram post

Louise Linton apologized for boasting about her wealth and then disparaging someone who criticized her during a nasty Instagram exchange.

// Who is Louise Linton? 5 facts beyond her Instagram rant

She bragged about how much she paid in taxes — but who exactly is she?

// 33rd annual Massachusetts Tomato Contest draws a crowd

The event featured tomatoes of all kinds and colors. Judges wandered around, looking and touching before tasting.

Kianna Kaizer (left), the girlfriend of Jeremy Himmelman (right), called his ‘‘political side’’ only a small part of his life but acknowledged he held decidedly far-right beliefs.

Deadly shooting ends friendships forged in neo-Nazi group

The friendship of four young roommates — though cemented in an obscure neo-Nazi group — never seemed destined for bloodshed.

Felix G. Arroyo.

Felix G. Arroyo accused of repeated sexual harassment by city employee

A woman who worked for Arroyo said he “spanked” her buttocks, made sexual comments, and grabbed her by the back of her neck. Arroyo called the allegations baseless.

Special reports

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// Priests’ children live with secrets, sorrow

A Globe review finds the children are often denied love and support and pressured to keep the scandal secret. And the church has done absolutely nothing to help.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.

Opinion & Ideas


// Donald Trump usually trusts his instincts, and that’s a problem

President Trump repeatedly finds his promises and proclamations ripped apart by reality.

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// 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.


// At high risk for Alzheimer’s, they’re experimenting — on themselves

Tips to prevent dementia abound, but there’s little hard science. So carriers of a variant that raises their risk experiment — on themselves.