Trump’s stand on Russia meddling has always been clear: Me first

The shifting narrative underscores the degree to which President Trump regularly picks and chooses intelligence to suit his political purposes.

// Former schools leader is getting $300,000 in a secret deal that apparently broke the law

Boston’s School Committee approved a separation agreement Monday, in apparent violation of the open meeting law, with Tommy Chang, the former superintendent of the city’s public schools.

// Governor Baker opposes plan for drug-injection site

A bill before the Senate would start work on establishing a place where people could inject illicit drugs under supervision.

Beth Israel, Lahey merger would drive up costs, watchdog says

The consolidation would boost medical spending by as much as $191.3 million a year for inpatient, outpatient, and primary care services.

Man accidentally shoots himself inside West Springfield Costco, police say

A witness said the man hobbled out of the store leaving behind a trail of blood and was driven to the hospital by a companion.

// Lowell man allegedly tracked co-worker with GPS for at least 12 days

A Lowell man is now facing stalking charges following a monthslong investigation by Lowell and Winchester police.

Woman, teen killed in N.H. crash

The initial investigation indicated that speed was a factor and that the car lost control and rolled over multiple times.

5-year-old found asleep in squalid N.H. home with loaded gun on chest, police say

Police in Manchester, N.H., say they made the discovery as they investigated a report of shots fired in the apartment.

// Man steals motorcycle hours after court appearance for SUV theft, police say

Christopher Durham, of West Boylston, appeared at Westborough District Court and then stole a motorcycle shortly afterward, officials said.

// Wake for slain Weymouth sergeant to be held Thursday

The long blue line will start forming in honor of Michael C. Chesna Thursday in Hanover, where funeral services for the slain law enforcement officer will be held over the next two days.

// Mattapan man allegedly drops illegal gun after running directly into Boston police cruiser

Gerald Vick allegedly pulled a gun from his waistband while running from officers along Geneva Avenue Wednesday, Boston police said.

// Russian woman led double life as covert agent in US, prosecutors say

Maria Butina, who has been charged with secretly acting on Moscow’s behalf in the United States, was ordered held without bond.

Rembrandt’s “The Storm on the Sea of Galilee” was one of the paintings stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990.

Globe, WBUR team to create Gardner Museum heist podcast

“Last Seen,” a weekly investigative podcast about the notorious art theft, will debut Sept. 17.

// Alan Dershowitz concedes: He didn’t realize ‘how emotionally people are invested in opposing Trump’

The former Harvard Law professor spoke to residents on Martha’s Vineyard about his controversial defense of President Trump and how he’s been met with unexpected blowback on the island.

// Going green is cutting into hotel housekeepers’ livelihoods

Programs that encourage guests to skip housekeeping, and save energy, are wreaking havoc on workers’ schedules, a union says.

// After rescue, Thai soccer boys pray for protection

The team has said they would ordain as Buddhist novices to honor the former Thai navy SEAL diver who died while making preparations for their rescue.

// Aly Raisman, sex abuse survivors join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar joined hands on stage to be honored at the ESPYs.

Governor Charlie Baker got a tour of the new Green Line trolley at Riverside Station.

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First new Green Line cars may debut in Sept.

T officials showed off the first of 24 new trolleys that are sleeker, roomier, and have new gadgets, such as video screens and sensors that will count passengers.

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// Wet, humid weather coming, but it won’t rain all the time

However, we’re also unlikely to see any days with bright blue skies and low humidity.

// Gay Ugandan woman, fearing imprisonment or worse if deported, pleads to stay in US

Gay, lesbian, and transgender Ugandans can be sentenced to life in prison in the African country.

SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 11: Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots football team and chief executive officer of the Kraft Group, arrives for a morning session of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 11, 2018 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Every July, some of the world's most wealthy and powerful businesspeople from the media, finance, technology and political spheres converge at the Sun Valley Resort for the exclusive weeklong conference. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Three Boston teams named to Forbes World’s 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams

The Patriots were the second-ranked NFL team.

// High-pressure steam leak in Manhattan; no injuries reported

The explosion beneath Fifth Avenue early Thursday sent chunks of asphalt flying and a geyser of billowing white steam stories into the air. No injuries were reported.

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// Take a chance on ‘Mamma Mia!’ sequel

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” is great summer fun.

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Is it rude to bring our own silverware to parties? We’re anti-plastic

I don’t want my family using paper plates and plastic utensils, even at other people’s parties. Plus, a popcorn-in-teeth dilemma.


Dig, a new dating app for dog lovers, to host Fort Point bash

The dating service was founded by Newton-raised sisters Leigh and Casey Isaacson, who believe that dog-friendly humans make good teams.

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// Animal abusers shouldn’t own guns

Preventing cruelty to animals can save human lives.

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// For refugees in Kenya, an education in hope

The Kakuma Refugee Camp is a holding center for thousands dispossessed by war and conflict. A New Hampshire university has made it the focus of its global plans.


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// Atul Gawande’s first task as health CEO: a listening tour

He’ll travel across the country to meet employees he will serve through an Amazon-backed health care venture.

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Seattle’s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she’s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.

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// Getting over a breakup

Meredith Goldstein explores how to move on when a relationship ends.

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