Pentagon sees space as next frontier

Defense Secretary James Mattis introduced Vice President Mike Pence this month before he announced the administration’s plan to create a Space Force by 2020.

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The United States is perched on the edge of a new era in space militarization, with a new administration that is eager to engage in a high-tech arms race.

Bon Appetit magazine has named Portland, Maine, as its Restaurant City of the Year for 2018. The city has a thriving restaurant scene, including the Eventide Oyster Co.


Why don’t Boston restaurants win national awards?

The city inarguably offers excellent food and a wealth of culinary talent. But when it comes to wider recognition, it is often overlooked.

// Longtime Suffolk district attorney Conley endorses candidate Greg Henning

The announcement was long expected but officially makes clear whom the sitting incumbent wants to succeed him once he leaves office in January.

//[1].jpg N.Y. victim of shark bite in Truro upgraded to fair condition

Longnook Beach remained closed for swimming Saturday because of “recent shark activity.”

The gaming room at MGM Springfield.

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With new casino, a big bet on Springfield

Seven years after Massachusetts legalized casino gambling, MGM Springfield is set to open on Friday.

// Alewife garage closed again for weekend inspections, MBTA says

The MBTA’s Alewife parking garage, which was closed last weekend for repairs, was shuttered again this weekend for a follow-up assessment of the structure’s condition.

Man, 64, injured in bike accident in Jamaica Plain

The cyclist went over the handlebars of his bicycle on Perkins Street Saturday afternoon, officials said.

Top Trump aide gives Mueller coveted details

The White House counsel, Don McGahn, has cooperated extensively in the special counsel investigation.

// Melania Trump, a mysterious first lady, weathers a chaotic White House

After more than a year in Washington, she remains an intensely private first lady still adjusting to the demands of a new life.

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Trump tax breaks for the wealthy are paying dividends for Republicans

The rollback has unlocked of millions of dollars from the wealthy conservatives and corporate interests that benefited from it.

// US will not spend $230m in aid budgeted for Syria

Cancellation of the funds is the United States’ latest step back from a long war that has been largely won by the Assad regime.

At St. Christopher Church in Dorchester, the Rev. Paul Helfrich became emotional as he addressed the Pennsylvania grand jury report from the pulpit during Mass on Saturday.

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More than 1,000 sign letter asking US Catholic bishops to resign

The letter says the crimes documented in a recently released Pennsylvania grand jury report about of child sex abuse “evince a horror beyond expression.”

In 2004, Annan told Harvard grads the world needs ‘enlightened American leadership’

“We must not allow ourselves, out of fear or anger, to treat people whose faith or culture differs from ours as enemies,” Kofi Annan said.

 “I’m not a terrorist,” Taylor Usry said upon learning that she was followed by air marshals.

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TSA says air marshals don’t follow ‘ordinary’ travelers. Some ordinary travelers beg to differ

She’s a social media manager for an arts-and-crafts company, and somehow became a target of a secret TSA surveillance program.


// Fast start helps Red Sox run away from Rays

Boston scored four in the first inning, then David Price handled the rest in a win over Tampa Bay.


// Red Sox put Chris Sale back on DL after feeling discomfort

It’s the second time in a month the lefthander has been sidelined by what the team says is ‘mild’ shoulder inflammation.


// Lesson learned? Red Sox should have given Chris Sale more time

The ace’s quick return to the DL after just one start shows how careful the team has to be before restoring him to the rotation.


// What we learned by watching the Lions and Titans practice

While the Lions require media to watch in a designated area, the Titans allow reporters to watch all of practice from the sidelines.


// Let’s size up the Red Sox’ playoffs competition

What are the strengths and areas of vulnerability of the playoff contenders the Red Sox might face in October?

Alex Speier

// That Jackie Bradley catch? Here’s how he did it without getting hurt

The Red Sox center fielder also explained why Kevin Kiermaier’s effort on a ball he just missed was also a display of elite defensive skills.

Mr. Corbett and his wife, Beverly, moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., six years ago.

William Corbett, 75, poet whose South End home became a literary salon

“I’m a poet of consciousness, of consciousness in the world, as it goes by,” he told the Rain Taxi Review of Books in 2005.

// After rain, cooler temperatures en route

With a high of about 80 degrees, the city is most likely to see rain between 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

Photos: Saturday’s demonstrations in Boston

Right-wing demonstrators and counterprotesters exchanged taunts and ugly accusations, but no violence was reported.

// Counterprotesters meet Boston Free Speech rally group at City Hall

The group of mostly younger adults included people from many ethnic backgrounds, some of whom wore shirts bearing slogans such as, “Black lives matter,” “Abolish prisons,” and “This is what a Womanist looks like.”

Renée Graham

// The Violence Against Women Act is in peril

Supporting a law that protects women from domestic and sexual violence should be a no-brainer.

// K-9 Kenny retires from Hull Police Department

K-9 Kenny sported a snappy pair of sunglasses and indulged in a cake adorned with a Milk Bone at his retirement ceremony Saturday.

// Schools grapple with obligations to migrants in shelters

When San Benito, Texas, school leaders learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in their small town near the US-Mexico border, they felt obliged to help.

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Perspective | Magazine

A ‘real man’ should know how to dress. But America celebrates slobs

Why is it considered masculine to remain so utterly clueless about dressing yourself?

// N.H. woman who survived bear attack has no hard feelings

A 71-year-old New Hampshire woman who was mauled by a black bear inside her home is still recovering from her injuries, but says she has no hard feelings toward the bear.

What She’s Having

// It was hot, but we still had to eat

What’s so wrong with downing a whole bowl of queso for lunch?

Television Review

// ‘Meh’ to Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’

The “Simpsons” creator pokes fun at the tropes of medieval drama in his new Netflix series.

Opinion & Ideas


// Keeping every option on opioid treatment

A pilot program using methadone or buprenorphine for addiction treatment deserves support from state law enforcement.

Special reports

// This MBTA route showcases all of the T’s bus problems

The 111 is a rolling case study of all that ails MBTA bus service: overcrowding, delays caused by traffic and passengers who pay in cash, and frequent cancellations.


// This Week in Politics

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// A women’s health firm pitched a much-needed drug. Men didn’t get it

Antiva Biosciences is getting a front-row view of the challenges involved in pitching a company focused on women’s health.

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.


// 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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Elon Musk confronts a fateful tweet and an 'excruciating' year

“I thought the worst of it was over — I thought it was,” Elon Musk told the New York Times. “The worst is over from a Tesla operational standpoint.” He continued: “But from a personal pain standpoint, the worst is yet to come.”

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Getting over a breakup

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

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//$medium.jpg Spring House Hunt: Should parents buy property in a college town?

As the spring house hunt gets underway and National College Decision Day nears, thoughts are turning to campus housing.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

US Gymnastics Championships in Boston

This week, Boston will get a look at some of the best gymnasts in the world during the US Nationals, which runs Thursday through Sunday at TD Garden.


// Play the crossword

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