Immigrants recently processes and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection wait at the the Catholic Charities RGV, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained Friday by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Flood of children is overwhelming network of shelters and foster care

An estimated 2,300 children are flooding a system that was designed for older teens and was not ready for the special challenges of small children in a crisis.

// Trump reverses course after outcry over separating children from parents

Instead of separating children from their parents, President Trump declared that his administration will now detain entire families together.

// ‘We’re sending them the hell back,’ Trump says of securing the country’s borders

President Donald Trump vowed at a rally in Duluth, Minn., on Wednesday that his administration would be “just as tough” on immigration as before.

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// After what they did, don’t let Kirstjen Nielsen and her colleagues eat in peace

If we believe what is happening in this country is wrong, we may have to ruin a few dinners on the road to right.

// Here’s why Trump is taunting a Republican congressman on Twitter

An hour after signing an executive order that would keep migrant families together, President Trump tweeted about US Representative Mark Sanford.

// Walsh calls separating children from parents ‘the most inhumane thing we have ever done as a country’

Count Boston Mayor Martin Walsh among the outraged.

Republicans in Congress have had almost two years to prove they could govern responsibly. They failed.

Opinion | Michael R. Bloomberg

Why I’m supporting Democrats in 2018

Republicans in Congress have had almost two years to prove they could govern responsibly. They failed.

Police have focused on seizing improperly stored off-road vehicles.

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Boston residents worry dirt bikes will return with warmer weather

Three years after a Boston police crackdown on off-road vehicles on city streets, many say they’re seeing fewer dirt bikes and ATVs — but that could change.

// Conspicuously overloaded truck stopped by State Police in Springfield

Police cited the driver for operating with an unsafe load.

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2016 image originally released by NBC, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appears with host Jimmy Fallon during a taping of

Jimmy Fallon reveals his personal pain following Trump fallout

Jimmy Fallon is opening up about the personal anguish he felt following the backlash to his now-infamous hair mussing appearance with Donald Trump.


// Afraid of robots? The feeling is mutual

Robots are turning up in everyday situations — sometimes as victims.

The Suffolk County House of Correction in South Bay.

Yvonne Abraham

DA candidates address an unusual constituency

The six candidates who want to be the next Suffolk district attorney will appear at a forum at the House of Correction on Bradston Street on Tuesday.

State lawmakers are rushing through a bill Wednesday that will give the Retailers Association of Massachusetts two of its big lobbying objectives.

Talking Points

Retailers walk away from Beacon Hill talks with victories

Retailers in Massachusetts often complain that their concerns aren’t heard on Beacon Hill. Well, legislative leaders are listening now.

// HUBweek’s City Hall Plaza rendering released as early bird passes for 2018 festival go on sale

HUBweek, billed as “Greater Boston’s festival for the future,” aims to bring together thousands of attendees for sessions and events focused on the intersection of art, science, and technology.

Movie review | ★★½

// The new ‘Jurassic World’ is a Tyrannosaurus wreck

Dinosaurs adorable and dangerous are back in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”

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// The Weekender: Bono, Beyoncé, Neko, and Hamlet

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Mass. could be third state with both $15 minimum wage and paid leave

The wide-ranging “grand bargain’’ bill would also impose a small payroll tax on workers and employers to pay for the leaves.

JJ Barreira, 8, of Leominster ran through a fountain at Fournier Water Park.

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Dave Epstein

It’s official: Summer has begun

Thursday’s solstice — about an hour after sunrise in Massachusetts on Thursday morning — was just another moment in the earth’s constant movement around the sun.

// Sunny weather continues . . . until the weekend

The first weekend of summer is almost upon us, but the forecast for the Boston area leaves a lot to be desired.

// Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

Koko’s capacity for language and empathy opened the minds and hearts of millions.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 20: Brock Holt #12 of the Boston Red Sox looks on as Robbie Grossman #36 of the Minnesota Twins rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of the game on June 20, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)


The Red Sox are a tale of silent bats, stranded runners, and a slump

The Sox have dropped four of their last five games, and are two games behind the Yankees in the standings.

// Burger King apologizes for Russian World Cup pregnancy promotion

The chain had offered a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players, ensuring “the success of the Russian team for generations to come.’’

// Next bus in 3, 2, 1 . . . 20 minutes?!

Arrival time predictions for some MBTA buses are far off. The agency says it’s working to fix the problem.

// Bezos, Buffett, Dimon health venture will be based in Boston

Formed by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, the company will be led by Brigham and Women’s surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande.

// Can you dig it? Archaeologists scour Woodstock 1969 concert field

The five-day dig aimed to map out the exact location of the music festival’s stage, but diggers also pulled up some artifacts that dated back to a time of peace, love, protest, and good vibes.

// Stormy Daniels to make 3 appearances at New England strip clubs this weekend

The adult film star who claims she had an affair with the president will make an appearance at a Springfield strip club Friday.

// Young immigrants detained in Virginia center allege abuse

Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells.


// Watch Steve Carell fight Nazis in uplifting ‘Welcome to Marwen’ trailer

The Acton native could be looking at an Oscar nomination for his role in the film, based on a true story.

// The gull next door: Seabirds bedevil some in Gloucester

Gloucester has a lot of seagulls. But does it have a seagull problem?

Opinion & Ideas


// Baker bill brings much-needed reform to sex-offender law

The law would bring long-overdue changes to the state laws dealing with sexually dangerous people.

Special reports


// Why Facebook and Google should pay you for your data

Users’ clicks and posts built Facebook and Google’s online empires. Isn’t it time they got paid for their labor?



Watch ‘Runnin’,’ a STAT documentary

“Runnin’,” now available for purchase on Vimeo, takes an intimate look at a group of friends in Somerville who came of age as the opioid epidemic took hold and morphed into a national nightmare. It retraces the lives of friends lost, and one last member of the group struggling to avoid the same fate.

Globe event

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.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Love Letters Podcast

// Getting over a breakup

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

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