UMass Boston could look south for a blueprint

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is a near clone of UMB; both serve many minority students and students who stick around after graduation.

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Trump’s judicial legacy will last for decades — and not solely because of his Supreme Court picks

President Trump has appointed 44 judges since taking office – including more appellate judges than any president in American history at this point in their tenure.

President Trump approached Marine One on Friday for a flight to Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

Trump embarks on another tweetstorm, this one on the Russia probe and his meeting with Putin

President Trump said it looks like his presidential campaign was “illegally being spied upon,” for Hillary Clinton’s benefit.

// Trump to Michael Cohen: Watch out for consequences

The president’s statement signaled open warfare on Cohen, Trump’s longtime fixer.

// Rainstorms, flash flooding expected to break sunny streak

Massachusetts is expected to be hit with torrential rain, severe thunderstorms, flash flooding, and possibly an isolated tornado.

// Some conservatives are fuming that Baker is too far left

Charlie Baker’s record would be good for a Democrat. But he’s a Republican, and some conservatives are saying he’s too progressive.

// 1 dead after extended standoff at Calif. supermarket

Police say a man held dozens of people hostage for about three hours inside the store before he surrendered.

Jeff Sánchez and Nika Elugardo at a candidates forum at the First Baptist Church earlier this month.

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The ‘super left’ sets its sights on one of Mass.’ top Democrats

State Representative Jeff Sánchez, who serves as the House’s fiscal chief, will face a primary challenge from Nika Elugardo.

// Why did a duck boat in Missouri sink? Answers are sought

Seventeen people, including nine members of one family, died Thursday when a tourist boat sank during a storm. One of the victims formerly lived in Rhode Island.

The grounds of the Encore Boston Harbor casino and hotel are a garden in the making. The work to build a riverwalk on the former industrial site is well underway.

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At Everett casino, some of the green will be outside

Wynn Resorts is spending about $15 million to create the landscape around its $2.5 billion Encore Boston Harbor casino.


// 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.

Jonathan Gold changed our ideas about what restaurant criticism is and should be, about what good food is and why, says Globe critic Devra First.

Devra First | Appreciation

By showing us where to eat, Jonathan Gold changed the way we think about food

Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times restaurant critic, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer. He was 57.

Christopher Bell, winner of Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, celebrates his third series victory of the season.

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With just one Cup race, what’s next for New Hampshire Motor Speedway?

After two decades of hosting a summer and fall race, today’s Foxwoods 301 will be the only Cup event in Loudon in 2018.

// On the menu at Haymarket: Fruit, veggies . . . cocaine?

Police say Florentino Figueroa-Barragan, 36, of Revere, made a “street-level drug transaction” at the well-known outdoor market.

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// Paralyzed Harvard football player Ben Abercrombie is fighting his way back

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

Dedham-09/25/17- The annual Mayo Bowl Fundraiser was held at the Kings Bowl at Legacy Place, benefiting the Boston Medical Center. Patriots James White arrives with fiance Diana Civitello. Sabastian Vollmer(left) greets Rob Ninkovich as they arrive.Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe(names)


Sebastian Vollmer, Wes Welker, Rob Ninkovich, and what life’s been like after football

The three former Patriots are leading productive lives since their playing careers ended.

// Tom Brady, showing lots of style, hits one more pass to Wes Welker

Tom Brady took to Instagram to show that he hasn’t forgotten how to complete a pass to his longtime receiver Wes Welker — although this one was a bit different.

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// Another way to atone for past sins at Faneuil Hall

Boston’s tourist hub is named for a slave trader. Artist Steve Locke wants to commemorate that history without taking Peter Faneuil’s name off the city’s quintessential landmark.


// Heath Hembree has gained the Red Sox’ trust

First-year manager Alex Cora has relied on the righthanded reliever to shut down rallies in the middle innings.

Kayaking under a full moon = great date night. Mass Audubon sponsors guided full moon kayak tours of Sampson’s Island in Cotuit.

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A romantic Cape Escape? Here’s how it’s done.

Locals offer tips, from dinners and drinks to drive-in movies.

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// The groovy beginning (and bittersweet end) of two hippie communes in Vermont

Fifty years ago, a few idealistic young people fled Nixon’s America to live off the land in Vermont. Photographer Peter Simon remembers.

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.

Bob Ryan

// Without Bill Littlefield’s show, Saturday mornings won’t be the same

The beloved NPR radio host is calling it a career after 25 years providing listeners with good reason to tune in at 7 a.m.

A memorial in front of the Weymouth home of Vera Adams.

‘She would be happy to know the community came together’

Loved ones of a woman killed in her Weymouth home Sunday have received an outpouring of support since the tragedy, a close family friend said.

// Sex abuse allegations against US cardinal could test pope’s resolve

If the accusations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick are confirmed, Francis could revoke his title or even defrock him.

Opinion & Ideas

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.

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.

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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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