Trump leaving lasting legacy throughout judiciary

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President Trump has appointed 43 judges since taking office – including more appellate judges than any president in American history at this point in their tenure.

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// A few extra zeroes causes 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.

After one more day of sunshine, rain and humidity are likely

Thunderstorms are expected overnight and into Sunday, with clouds, humidity, and the chance of rain continuing for days.

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.

// This Mass. mayor moonlights as a ‘Middle East expert’ on Russian state TV

Paul Heroux, the mayor of Attleboro, appears regularly as a “Middle East expert” on Russia’s government-funded television network.

// State trooper admits getting free guns, cooperates in probe

The criminal probe focuses on whether former troopers violated the law by receiving complimentary guns after negotiating a deal with a firearms dealer.

// Hamas accepts cease-fire after massive Israeli Gaza strikes

Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers said Saturday they had accepted a cease-fire, once again pulling the sides back from the brink of a full-fledged war.

// Driver of Mo. duck boat had served at R.I. church

Bob Williams was among the 17 people killed when a vessel packed with tourists capsized and sank in Branson.


// Retail getting a foothold in Seaport

How far away is the Seaport from becoming a retail destination? 

// Weymouth police sergeant laid to rest

Thousands of mourners gathered in Hanover to pay their respects to a fallen Weymouth sergeant who was killed in the line of duty.

Hoover, Al.--July 2, 2018-- Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff---Ben Abercrombie, the Harvard football player who was paralyzed in his first game as a freshman last September undergoes rehab at his house with Chelsea Henderson, a personal trainer.

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Ben Abercrombie fights his way back

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

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.


// 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.


// Paul Newman’s camp for sick kids lives on, 10 years after his death

The true wonder of this place? Its ability to project utter normalcy for kids whose childhood has been anything but normal.

// James Harrison says Bill Belichick is a better coach than Mike Tomlin

The former Steeler and Patriot said the biggest difference in the coaching styles is discipline.

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.

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.

The scene at Congdon’s After Dark Food Truck Park includes people sitting at tables and walking among the trucks

Congdon’s Donuts built a food truck park, and people are eating it up

If you’re a food lover, the Wells, Maine, destination feels an awful lot like a carnival.

// Former ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ star sentenced to probation for ‘annoying and accosting’ women

Tom Wopat was accused of groping cast members of a musical in Waltham in August 2017.


// Would you use this plastic bag 125 times?

More stores are offering “reusable” bags at checkout. The choice between paper and plastic just got more complicated.

// What’s SUP? Paddling and battling for the fun of it

Paddle boarding began as a casual pastime, perfect for athletes looking for a scenic, low-impact workout. Then things got competitive.

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.

Opinion & Ideas


// 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.

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.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Getting over a breakup

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

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