Children’s wails sharpen outcry over border policy

U.S. Border Patrol agents conduct intake of illegal border crossers at the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (U.S. Border Patrol)

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Accused of inhumane actions, the president and his team have cycled through myriad explanations for the disturbing sights and sounds from the southern border.


// Laura Bush and Melania Trump break through the madness on immigration policy

Two mothers became the voice of reason over children being torn from their parent’s arms and sent to mass detention centers.

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks during a news briefing at the White House on Monday. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

Nielsen becomes public face of Trump’s migrant family separation policy

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen offered a forceful defense of the Trump administration’s practice of separating families while erroneously insisting that it was not the result of a new policy.

// Here’s what you need to know about children being separated from their parents at the border

Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their parents during six weeks in April and May.

SOUTH ATTLEBORO, MA-- Arthur L. ( Butchie) Doe is escorted back to prison after escaping from a Central Falls, Rhode Island prison. 2/11/96.


‘Butchie’ Doe, one of Charlestown’s most notorious criminals, dies

Doe’s death recalled another era when the neighborhood, now a sought-after destination for young professionals, was a more insular and violent place.

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens looks on during practice in Waltham, Mass., Saturday, April 14, 2018. (Winslow Townson For The Boston Globe)

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Q&A: Brad Stevens on Cavs loss, Hayward and Irving recoveries, and more

The Celtics coach touched on a number of topics during an interview with the Globe.

// Wedding bells are ringing, but justices of the peace aren’t getting the call

Justices of the peace, who long presided over non-religious weddings, are getting pushed out by one-day officiants. And they’re not happy about it.

// Redd’s restaurant in Roslindale is closing, owner says

The owner wrote in an e-mail the restaurant is closing “because the largest asset of this business, the liquor license, is going to be devalued tremendously” by a City Council initiative. 

JUNE 3, 1997: DANVERS: After a look around, woodchuck heads out for a walk on the grounds of the former Danvers State Hospital (now vacant). GLOBE STAFF PHOTO/JOHN BLANDING

Is a woodchuck stealing American flags from a cemetery in Western Mass.? Police think so

A curious critter is apparently to blame for the desecration and removal of American flags that were placed next to veterans’ graves in the town of Adams.

Boston MA 6/5/18 Boston Red Sox Steven Wright delivers a pitch to the Detroit Tigers during first inning action at Fenway Park. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 03schtrack reporter:

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright says ‘dark time’ is behind him

The knuckleballer, who faced domestic assault charges after an incident with his wife, said counseling has helped his family.

This 2017 arrest photo made available by the Miami Dade Dept. of Corrections shows Jahseh Onfroy, also known as the rapper XXXTentacion, under arrest. Onfroy was shot and killed, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Deerfield Beach, Fla. (Miami Dade Dept of Corrections via AP)

Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida in what police called an apparent robbery attempt, authorities said.

// President Trump tells Pentagon to create ‘Space Force’

President Trump promised the US will “be the leader by far” in space, and said he directed the Pentagon to create the “Space Force” as an independent service branch.

// North-South rail link would cost $12b, maybe much more, study estimates

Adding four underground train lines between North and South stations and a new station could boost the cost to $21.5 billion, but double commuter ridership, new state study says.

// Junot Diaz is cleared in MIT investigation

Pulitzer-winning professor Junot Diaz has been cleared to return to teach this fall, a significant development in a contentious #MeToo case that has drawn national attention.

// Powerful winds, heavy storms move across Mass.

Thunderstorms barreled across Massachusetts and into Boston Monday evening — and forecasters say the state could be hit some more as the night progresses.

How many 7-figure earners live in your town?

Overall, more than 15,900 residents statewide reported an adjusted gross income of more than $1 million in the most recent year for which data is available.

Hospitality industry workers rallied at the State House on Tuesday to seek a higher minimum wage.

In a stinging rebuke, ballot question on ‘millionaires tax’ is rejected

The Supreme Judicial Court’s ruling delivers a crushing defeat for progressive activists and organized labor and removes a volatile issue from this fall’s election.

Shooting in Lowell leaves one man dead, two injured

The shooting happened near Smith and Westford streets in the late afternoon, the Middlesex District Attorney’s office said in a statement.

The T will be raising prices at overused lots with high demand for parking and lowering them at underutilized locations.

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Parking prices will go up at 32 T stations, to as high as $10 a day — but drop at others

The MBTA moved to increase parking fees at many of its lots, though they’ll go down at some locations.

// Reinstated Whittier workers say they were blocked from center

Workers at the Whittier Street Health Center who suddenly lost their jobs last week — and then were apparently reintstated Sunday — weren’t allowed into the building Monday.

// Boston City Council to take up lobbying rules — two years after Walsh made his proposal

City Council Michelle Wu said the new version was written so “it could be better tailored to city business, at the city level.”

Until recently, Bosnia and its mountainous terrain were avoided by migrants travelling from northern Africa, Middle East or Asia, who, despite the closure of EU borders in March 2016, continued to pass through the Balkans. But, since late 2017 Bosnia is facing the passage of hundreds of migrants, becoming a leg of a new


Opinion | Niall Ferguson

The EU melting pot is melting down

The issue of migration will be seen by future historians as the fatal solvent of the EU.

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Opinion | Rachelle G. Cohen

// Misguided millionaires tax was a nonstarter

Massachusetts just dodged the economic bullet of the so-called millionaires tax.

Special reports


// Why Facebook and Google should pay you for your data

Users’ clicks and posts built Facebook and Google’s online empires. Isn’t it time they got paid for their labor?



Watch ‘Runnin’,’ a STAT documentary

“Runnin’,” now available for purchase on Vimeo, takes an intimate look at a group of friends in Somerville who came of age as the opioid epidemic took hold and morphed into a national nightmare. It retraces the lives of friends lost, and one last member of the group struggling to avoid the same fate.

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

Love Letters Podcast

// Getting over a breakup

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

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// Calling all foodies

Our new weekly summer newsletter, “Eat. Drink. Eat some more,” gives you 15 weeks of recipes and restaurant tips. Find out more.

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//$medium.jpg Spring House Hunt: Should parents buy property in a college town?

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

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Opioids land more women behind bars

This lone county jail in a remote corner of Appalachia offers an agonizing glimpse into how the tidal wave of opioids and methamphetamines has ravaged America.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.