Conservatives wonder about Baker’s GOP cred

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker at this year’s state GOP convention.

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Charlie Baker’s record would be good for a Democrat. But he’s a Republican, and some conservatives are saying he’s too progressive.

// Trump leaving lasting legacy throughout judiciary

President Trump has appointed 44 judges since taking office – including more appellate judges than any president in American history at this point in their tenure.

// Democrats brace for surge from the left

Progressive voters are increasingly rattling primaries, and they promise to grow as a disruptive force in general elections.

FILE - In this May 30, 2018 file photo, attorney Michael Cohen arrives to court in New York. Over 12,000 files seized from President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Cohen, cannot be turned over to prosecutors probing Cohen's business interests because they are subject to attorney-client privilege, his lawyers said Monday, June 25. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

As existence of a recording is revealed, Trump lashes out at his longtime lawyer

President Trump suggested Saturday that there could be legal consequences for Michael Cohen, who recorded a discussion about paying a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump.

// Jeff Sánchez, Jamaica Plain Democrat, is getting challenged from the ‘super left’

Jeff Sánchez, who serves as the House’s fiscal chief, will face a primary challenge from Nika Elugardo.

// Rainstorms, flash flooding expected to break sunny streak Saturday night

Massachusetts is expected to be hit with torrential rain, severe thunderstorms, flash flooding, and possibly an isolated tornado.

// Survivors recount deadly Missouri duck boat sinking

State and federal investigators were trying to determine what sent the vessel to its demise.

// Sex abuse allegations against US cardinal could test pope’s resolve

If the accusations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick are confirmed, Francis could revoke his title or even defrock him.

‘She would be happy to know the community came together’

Loved ones of a woman killed in her Weymouth home Sunday have received an outpouring of support since the tragedy, a close family friend said.

// Fruits, veggies, cocaine: Revere man arrested for allegedly selling drugs at Haymarket

Officers said they followed Florentino Figueroa-Barragan, 36, after he allegedly made a “street-level drug transaction.”

Car slams into Lynn house, sending one man to the hospital

One man was injured after a two-vehicle crash in Lynn sent his car slamming into the side of a house early Saturday morning.

Train engineer hurt after 15 freight cars derail in Worcester

A train engineer was injured in Worcester Saturday morning after several freight cars rammed into an overpass and rolled off the tracks.

DETROIT, MI - JULY 20: Sandy Leon #3 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates his 31st save with closing pitcher Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Boston Red Sox after a 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on July 20, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

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Baseball’s scientists are inventing new ways to suck the life out of the game

Analytics might be a winning formula, but it is taking the entertainment out of the national pastime.

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// Paralyzed Harvard football player Ben Abercrombie fighting his way back

Paralyzed in his first football game, he calls on his spirit to persevere in his rehab.

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// A few extra zeroes cause a big headache for this Arlington family

Somehow, instead of paying $182.36 and $92.60 via her online account to Comcast and T-Mobile, Jackie Moquin-Vaudo paid $18,236 and $9,260.

Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts takes the field before a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Nick Cafardo | Sunday baseball notes

Instead of Mike Trout, how about making Mookie Betts the face of baseball?

Commissioner Rob Manfred was right that it makes no sense to promote a player who doesn’t want the attention.

Dedham-09/25/17- The annual Mayo Bowl Fundraiser was held at the Kings Bowl at Legacy Place, benefiting the Boston Medical Center. Patriots James White arrives with fiance Diana Civitello. Sabastian Vollmer(left) greets Rob Ninkovich as they arrive.Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe(names)


Sebastian Vollmer, Wes Welker, Rob Ninkovich, and what life’s been like after football

The three former Patriots are leading productive lives since their playing careers ended.

Nick Keefer (left) packed lobsters bound for China with a co-worker at Maine Coast in York, Maine, in 2015.

Lobster prices plummet after tariffs take effect

Shore prices — what dealers pay lobstermen for their catch — have dropped to about $3.75 a pound, compared with $5 about two weeks ago.

// Electric scooters pop up in Somerville and Cambridge, unbeknownst to city officials

The appearance of Bird scooters was apparently a surprise for officials, who said they were unaware of the launch.

FILE - In a Tuesday, March 14, 2017 file photo, people walk past Faneuil Hall during a winter storm, in Boston. Officials say the 275-year-old building will close starting Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, for renovations that include upgraded elevator services and improved heating and cooling. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

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Another way to atone for past sins at Faneuil Hall

Boston’s tourist hub is named for a slave trader. Artist Steve Locke wants to commemorate that history without taking Peter Faneuil’s name off the city’s quintessential landmark.

Ideas | Maria Devlin McNair

// Should the law be based on luck?

Criminal justice looks at the severity of the crime. But the scales are often tipped by random chance.

Love Letters

// My wife wrote a birthday card to the guy she had an affair with

It’s been decades since she cheated, but she left a birthday card to her ex-paramour on her desk. And now she denies it.

The Lansford schooner barge was one of three sunk by a U-boat attack off of Orleans in 1918.

Orleans to commemorate when World War I came to Cape Cod

Almost four years after the start of the World War I, a distant threat had found its way onto America’s doorstep 100 years ago when a German U-boat launched an attack off the Cape.

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// Without Bill Littlefield’s show, Saturday mornings won’t be the same

The beloved NPR radio host is calling it a career after 25 years providing listeners with good reason to tune in at 7 a.m.


// Masai Ujiri had to choose between loyalty to a player and a chance to acquire a better one

The DeMar DeRozan trade is similar to the Isaiah Thomas trade Danny Ainge pulled off last year for Kyrie Irving.

TV Critic’s Corner

// Mirren takes the reign again in new HBO miniseries

“Catherine the Great” is being written by Nigel Williams, who wrote the Emmy-winning “Elizabeth I,” in which Mirren also starred.

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// GOP on US Rep. Jim Jordan: crickets

When one of their own is under fire, GOP legislators line up to attack the credibility of accusers.

Special reports

// 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.

// More about Last Seen: The Largest Unsolved Art Heist ever

A true-crime podcast about the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 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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