The only winner at the Helsinki summit was Vladimir Putin

In the case of United States versus Russia, it was as if President Trump had been hired to act as the defense attorney for President Putin.

// Some lawmakers weigh resolution in support of intelligence community

Lawmakers are talking about the possibility of a resolution in support of intelligence agencies after President Trump appeared to cast doubt on their findings.

Former President Barack Obama with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (left) and South African billionaire mining businessman Patrice Motsepe (right), during the annual Mandela Lecture to commemorate Mandela Day, in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday.

Obama delivering Mandela address in likely rebuke to President Trump

Former president Obama making his highest-profile speech since leaving office, an address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela’s birth.

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// I picked a fine time to become an American

At the naturalization ceremony, it was the sheer range of countries represented that was most marvelous.

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It’s a simple matter of math. Red Sox will win 100 games — if not more

With a 68-30 record at the All-Star break, the Red Sox are on pace to shatter the 1912 franchise record for wins.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: A detail view of the All-Star Game logo on a players sleeve is seen during Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

MLB All-Star Game preview: Notes, lineups, and what you need to know

Here is everything you need to know about the 89th Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Nationals Park.

Boston MA 4/14/18 Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during first inning action at Fenway Park (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: Red Sox-Orioles reporter:


It’s time for the Red Sox to start working on a new contract for Chris Sale

As Chris Sale gets ready for his third straight All-Star Game start, it’s not too soon for the Red Sox to think about working out a new contract with him.

// With hope and a hijab, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud aims to catch anti-incumbent wave in Western Mass.

She is a black, Muslim woman who has never run for political office and is now seeking to unseat US Representative Richard Neal, a 15-term incumbent, in the First Congressional District.

// The time Randy Moss hung up on Bill Belichick

As the receiver prepared to enter the Hall of Fame, he remembered his first interaction with the Patriots coach.


// The developing story at NBC10 Boston is babies

A trio of anchors are all due in September.

// Man accused in Weymouth murders to be arraigned in Quincy

Emanuel Lopes, accused of murdering Weymouth Police Sergeant Michael Chesna and a 77-year-old widow who was sitting in her sunroom, will be formally charged with two counts of murder.

// Alleged Weymouth killer shot officer 10 times

The suspect, 20-year-old Emanuel Lopes, was not healthy enough after being shot in the leg to face a judge Monday, and was slated to be arraigned Tuesday.

Members of Weymouth police officer Michael Chesna's family embraced at a candlelight vigil held in his honor.

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Hundreds gather at vigil for shooting victims in Weymouth

“My son would be so proud and I have never been prouder to be from Weymouth,” said Minnie Chesna, mother of officer Michael Chesna, who was killed along with a 77-year-old local woman in a shooting Sunday.

// Congress launches investigation of alleged poor care at VA nursing homes

The probe follows an investigation by the Boston Globe and USA Today that showed 60 VA nursing homes — including one in Bedford, Mass. — rated only one out of five stars for quality.

Thunderstorms on Tuesday could bring heavy winds and flash flooding.

Hot and humid, with stormy weather on the way

Tuesday’s hot and humid weather will give way to severe thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening that could produce gusty winds, heavy rain, and flash flooding.

// Deval Patrick swings through Texas to test a 2020 presidential bid

The former Massachusetts governor spent this July weekend in the dry Texas heat to see how it might feel to join the ever growing field of candidates.


Four decades after court-ordered busing, Boston’s education gap remains

A computerized system that Boston uses to assign students to schools is locking out many black and Latino students from high-performing schools, according to a report obtained by the Globe.

// Harvard initiative employee apologizes for ‘inappropriate’ comments made to neighbor in widely viewed video

The video shows Theresa Lund, executive director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, asking a neighbor if she lived in the “affordable apartments.”


// If you’re neuroscientist Brenda Milner, this is how you turn 100

She’s joined the rare club of centenarians, and the even rarer one of centenarians in neuroscience.

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.

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// Getting over a breakup

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

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Whether it’s investors betting against his stock or reporters who ask tough questions, Elon Musk has fought back on Twitter. But when he called a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile to 22.3 million followers, he may have gone one tweet too far.