Long ER waits persist for children in mental health crises

A backlog in emergency departments slows treatment for mentally ill patients and creates stress for doctors and nurses, who are generally not well-trained to manage patients who might be psychotic, violent, or suicidal.

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump again defends meeting with Putin, says Russia agreed to help with N. Korea

President Donald Trump is claiming his critics don’t like that he “got along” with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Emanuel Lopes is seated during his arraignment on Tuesday.

Man accused of murdering Weymouth officer is fit for trial, court clinician testifies

A lawyer for Emanuel Lopes said he has “been unable to speak with him in any coherent fashion” about the case, but the judge decided Lopes was aware of what was happening.

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

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The blockbuster fine comes with an accompanying EU order freeing up phone manufacturers to choose non-Google apps to install on Android phones.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_080217_feature_1854x.jpg Wednesday will be warm, but less humid

Sunny, dry weather is expected for the rest of the week.

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The mayor is taking a two-day swing through Republican-leaning districts where Democrats are vying for open congressional seats or mounting challenges to long-time incumbents.

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Boston police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who was inside the restaurant at the time of the shooting.

Worcester County judge’s daughter at center of State Police scandal resolves case

The fallout in the aftermath of the arrest of Alli Bibaud forced the head of the State Police and three members of the command staff to retire.

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The 12 boys and their soccer coach entered a press conference to applause from the media and classmates.

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Perspective | Magazine

The legal drug we should be worried about isn’t marijuana

Alcohol is a far more dangerous substance. Yet the state of Massachusetts is thinking about making it easier to get.

Two flooded out vehicles sit under the railroad bridge on Cambridge Street in Worcester, Massachusetts on July 17, 2018. Heavy rain caused flash flooding in many parts of the region. Photo by Matthew Healey

These photos show how bad the flooding was in Worcester on Tuesday

The Worcester area was slammed Tuesday afternoon as thunderstorms rolled through Massachusetts, with flash flooding crippling some of the city’s streets.

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Houses in Danvers, Sterling and Townsend were struck by lightning Tuesday as severe thunderstorms rolled across Massachusetts.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/clark_marthasvineyard_bike_071119_0477.jpg ‘Molly-Beas-Del!’ A friendship built on serendipity and a road slowly traveled

After 40 years and 40,000 miles on their bicycle, two Sharon women continue on an epic cycling quest thanks to a little voice that told them it was time to go electric.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/d2fe854953404a57b1ce8a8c7162b11d-d2fe854953404a57b1ce8a8c7162b11d-0.jpg Scott Lively says politicians are ‘using addicts like cash cows’

The controversial pastor challenging Governor Baker framed the “conspiracy theory” as evidence of what he called a corrupt culture on Beacon Hill — even as he struggled to provide a single concrete example.

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Like thousands of families separated by the administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy, two teenage boys are facing a discouraging bureaucratic maze to reunite with their father.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/26/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/shutterstock_260028041.jpg When wives earn more than their husbands, both fudge the numbers, Census finds

A surprising new development in the gender wage gap issue? “Manning up” and “womaning down.”

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Boston Red Sox and the American League is introduced before the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Nick Wass - Pool/Getty Images)

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AMERICAN LEAGUE 8, NATIONAL LEAGUE 6 (10 innings)

Red Sox enjoy the All-Star Game as the AL outslugs the NL

The teams combined for an All-Star Game-record 10 home runs.

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A stranger handed her a stack of cash and said, “Do something amazing.”

Shirley Leung

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/leung-8374.jpg Harvard lawsuit is about affirmative action, not Asian Americans

The case has divided Asian Americans. Some of us want to keep affirmative action to ensure diverse campuses. Others say race-blind policies ensure Asian American applicants don’t experience bias.

Adrian Walker

Proposed big hospital merger shouldn’t come at the expense of low-income patients

It may fall to Attorney General Maura Healey to make sure the merger doesn’t come at the expense of community hospitals and the patients they serve.

Check-in

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The former private residence in Back Bay underwent an 18-month, multi-million-dollar rehab that managed to preserve the building’s historic charm while adding loads of modern luxury.

Opinion & Ideas

JEFF JACOBY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Jeff_Jacoby_150px-4572.jpg You don’t have to be a transgender man to play one in the movies

To demand that only transgender actors be cast in transgender roles is to deny the legitimacy of acting as a profession.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/africa%20hero.jpg 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.

STAT

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With antibiotic resistance on the rise, clinicians may need rapid, point-of-care diagnostics.

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

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

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Novelist and New Hampshire native John Irving earns lifetime achievement award

Irving, 76, the author of “The World According to Garp,” “The Cider House Rules,” and “In One Person,’’ among others, has won the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award.