Why Trump has struggled to assemble a legal team

Being turned down time and again led President Trump to pick former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani this week for his team.

Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press/File 2016

Twelve partners from a total of seven firms have said no to President Trump’s entreaties to help him navigate the special counsel’s probe.

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Nearly 5,000 teaching and research assistants join the United Auto Workers, a union with blue-collar roots that has become a bastion of academic organizing

10/22/2015 Plymouth, MA – Director of Regulatory & Performance Improvement David Noyes , <cq>, talks about Dry Cask Storage during a tour of the Entergy Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, MA on October 22, 2015. Each of the 3 casks contains 68 fuel assemblies, they rest on a 4 foot thick pad made of reinforced concrete and steel. Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station started operation in 1972 and will close no later than June 2019. The the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently designated Pilgrim one of the nation’s three least-safe reactors. ()

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As seas rise, Pilgrim officials consider moving nuclear waste to higher ground

Environmental advocates are calling on the state to require the waste be moved.

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The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the suspension of nuclear and ICBM tests went into effect Saturday.

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Mayor Martin J. Walsh is set to formally endorse Capuano on Sunday in Dorchester, where he is expected to emphasize the Somerville Democrat’s experience.

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The episode is yet the latest reflection of the regard with which Trump holds the Russian leader.

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A federal judge said there were ‘‘gaping holes’’ in Michael Cohen’s request for a delay and it was not enough for his attorney to file a statement on his behalf.

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A company spokeswoman said Facebook “mistakenly took down the page” for a reason unrelated to the “White Lives Matter” graffiti found outside the shop.

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US District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton said Friday he is weighing whether or not to allow a subpoena of the records of Howard Cooper, one of Joyce’s defense lawyers.

Editor’s note

Kevin Cullen placed on administrative leave

The integrity of each of our journalists is fundamental to our organization. In light of questions that have publicly surfaced, Kevin Cullen has been placed on paid administrative leave while a thorough examination, involving a third party with expertise, is done of his work. We will be transparent with the results of the review.

Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland, right, celebrates with Mookie Betts after hitting a grand slam off Oakland Athletics' Emilio Pagan during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 20, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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Red Sox 7, A’s 3

Bradley, Moreland have a blast as Sox win eighth straight

The Red Sox have outscored their opponents, 34-6, in the first four games of their road trip

NBA playoffs: Bucks 116, Celtics 92

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Milwaukee ended the first quarter on a 23-7 run and never looked back to cut the series to 2-1.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/19/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/InfinityWar5aa86b6fdaeb52.jpg Talking with Chris Evans about Captain America

The Sudbury native is back as the shield-wielding superhero in “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Buzzfeed and “Get Out” director Jordan Peele (right) teamed up to create a digitally manipulated video of President Obama.


The looming cloud of ‘deepfake’ videos, and the silver lining

Jordan Peele’s viral video of President Obama underlines the threat of deepfake videos. Maybe this is what we need to teach us to look harder — and question everything.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Clipboard-15190.jpg How to watch the Lyrid meteor shower this weekend

If you time it right, escape the city, and get a little bit lucky, astronomers say you’ll be able to watch a meteor shower light up the sky early Sunday.

22orangecounty -- Katie Porter, democratic candidate in the CA-45 House race. (Katie Porter) (source: katieporter.com)

Orange County tests Democrats’ hope for a suburban blue wave

Democrats running in 2018 House elections, including an Elizabeth Warren protege, look to capture a stronghold in affluent Republican communities.

Lexington, MA -- 3/27/2018 - Vito LaMura makes a Meals on Wheels delivery to Sally Neale in Lexington. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: xxmealwheel Reporter:

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For those who receive — and deliver — Meals on Wheels, more than nutrition is on the menu

For hundreds of thousands of people in Massachusetts, many of whom are hungry and isolated, Meals on Wheels is a daily human connection to the outside world.

Adam Himmelsbach

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/13/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/kreiter_jaysontatum1_spts.jpg Jayson Tatum is at the door. ‘He has a passion to be great’

The Celtics rookie once had to knock on a neighbor’s door to ask for food. Now he’s on the threshold of NBA stardom.

Avicii was a pioneer of the contemporary Electronic Dance Movement and a rare DJ capable of worldwide arena tour.

EDM star Avicii has died at age 28

The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Muscat, Oman.

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Two black men were wrongly accused of not paying to use a gym in New Jersey and subsequently had the police called on them.

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According to the Associated Press, prosecutors said Mack told recruits that they were joining a female mentorship group.

Love Letters: The Podcast


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/17222_LL_Podcast_HP_Episode_5_Tease%20(1).png ‘Raising your value’ after a breakup

How climbing mountains and other “breakup accomplishments” can improve self-worth after a relationship ends.

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Opinion & Ideas


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Advance/Images/sqfuel.jpg Why you’ll pay for Beacon Hill’s pipeline folly

The costs of blocking financing for a new natural gas pipeline in New England — both financial and environmental — are already piling up.

A new chapter in the story of a terrier who found adventure in Milton

One day, in the friendly little town of Milton, a mysterious visitor arrived out of the blue. No one could say where, exactly, the little dog had come from. But before long, they began spotting it all over town . . .

Sean Gannon’s funeral service was held at Saint Pius X Church on Thursday.

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A man determined to choose violence. A cop determined to live a good life

Only three years apart in age, the police officer and the career criminal accused of killing him could not have been more different.


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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

The Big Picture: Monday in photos

Thousands of runners competed in miserable weather conditions during the 122nd running of the Marathon.

Real Estate


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


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