Welcome to the Beacon Hill scramble!

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It’s the biennial mad dash in which the state’s full-time Legislature has to debate, horse-trade and reconcile priorities it has had a year and a half to work on, all before the clock strikes midnight July 31.

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, July 22, 2018, en route to Washington after staying at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/)

After week of walkbacks, Trump returns to Russia doubting

President Trump on Sunday was back to referring to ‘‘a big hoax.’’

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/04/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/869518698.jpg Carter Page denies being Russian agent

Page’s denial, on CNN’s ‘‘State of the Nation,’’ was his first public response to the release on Saturday of secret applications for federal wiretaps on him.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/c1a1ac85d7384968ace68d1f573a6d2f-c1a1ac85d7384968ace68d1f573a6d2f-0.jpg As Trump struggles with Helsinki’s fallout, Congress faces a new charge: complicity

The Helsinki meeting forced the collision of two conflicting impulses that have guided Republicans on Capitol Hill through the Russia episode — and even before President Trump was elected.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/81ab13168d9246d98c086b4a1d7504db-81ab13168d9246d98c086b4a1d7504db-0.jpg 9 people shot in downtown Toronto attack

The gunman is dead, police said. Police said they had no information on the victims’ conditions.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/PQPFStormTotalQPFWeb1-18289.jpg Rain and humidity are in the forecast — for days

Some spots could see more than an inch of rain in the coming days as clouds and humidity persist.

The target: you and your every move

How companies use geolocation data to target you — and everyone around — in ways you’re not even aware of.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/1003445862.jpg Hillary Clinton to help immigrants reuniting with children

Hillary Clinton is offering a helping hand to immigrants looking to reunite with their families: She says she’ll help organize transportation they might not be able to afford.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_sean_gannon.jpg Police warning about more phone scams claiming to raise money for officer Sean Gannon fund

The Yarmouth officer was killed in a shootout earlier this year.

An injured crewman was transported to the beach after a German World War I submarine attack on Orleans on July 21, 1918. Orleans was the only US town to receive enemy gunfire during World War I.

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Mass. town commemorates 100th anniversary of WWI enemy attack

Orleans marked the 100th anniversary of the only enemy attack on American soil during World War I.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Ritz%20Cracker%202-5804423.jpg Ritz manufacturer recalls some crackers over salmonella risk

The products contain whey powder, which the supplier recalled.

Gunshot that hit Topsfield woman came from outside home

The 64-year-old victim was seriously injured in Saturday’s shooting. The incident was “random,” police said Sunday.

Students visited Northeastern University's newly opened African-American Master Artists-in-Residency Program studio complex in 1978.

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Adrian Walker

Northeastern boots out a black artists’ collective, in the most thoughtless way it can manage

A few weeks ago — with no advance notice or warning — the university decided to kick out an African-American artists’ collective, turning a civil partnership into a roiling community war.

DETROIT, MI - JULY 22: Jackie Bradley Jr. #19 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting three run home run in the fourth inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on July 22, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Red Sox 9, Tigers 1

Chris Sale gets plenty of help from Sox offense in rout of Tigers

Sale pitched six scoreless innings and was backed by Jackie Bradley Jr.’s three-run home run.


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Harvick’s aggressive move allowed him to pass Busch with six laps to go.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Ted-Williams-1_1200_cGettyImages.jpg The new Ted Williams documentary is mesmerizing

With an extraordinary twist of serendipity, the film includes never-before-seen footage of Williams — in vibrant color.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi23bakerchurch01.jpg Baker praises humility, self-sacrifice at Roxbury church

Parishioners at Roxbury’s Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church received spiritual guidance from an unexpected figure on Sunday: Governor Charlie Baker.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tlumacki_zakimbridgeatduskfeature_metro079.jpg Dr. Christian Menn, designer of Zakim Bridge, dies at 91

Dr. Menn, a Swiss engineer and professor, thought: Why not try something elegant and attractive?

Boston, MA., 07\18\18, Yuet Fong Hom, cq, listens to the presentaton of the end of life class. At the Kenmore Abbey Apartments, Chinese residents and staff gather for a

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Breaking taboo, Chinese elders learn to express end-of-life wishes

The candid and animated talk came at one of the first events of its kind — a Heart to Heart Café — on the East Coast.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_encore9_met[1].jpg ‘Trees are a passion of mine’: Meet the man sprucing up the Everett casino

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

Ezequiel Sanchez, 9, plays the tuba during a performance by Boston Area Brigade of Activist Musicians at a rally on Boston Common.

When the rapid-response band goes marching in

Members of the Boston Area Brigade of Activist Musicians team up with event organizers to play at demonstrations and rallies for social justice and civil rights issues.

TV Critic’s Corner

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Copy%20of%20BCS_407_NW_0406_0087-RT.jpg AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’ returns for a fourth season

Those of you hoping that, finally, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will appear during those 10 episodes will be disappointed.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/b81e4f1629e24820acdb51dc336bc9d8-b81e4f1629e24820acdb51dc336bc9d8-20586.jpg 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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/e9b82b6966f941558d74cccddf6b1d67-e9b82b6966f941558d74cccddf6b1d67-0.jpg ‘Black-ish’ star Anthony Anderson denies sex assault allegation

Los Angeles police confirmed that they are investigating a complaint against Anderson.

Music Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/23foofightersa.jpg Foo Fighters milk hits for all they’re worth at Fenway show

A pure, undying love of their job powered Dave Grohl and his bandmates through a marathon show that almost hit the three-hour mark.

HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES/NO ARCHIVES Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Porteous/KENSINGTON PALACE/HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9767295a) Prince George Prince George turns 5, London, United Kingdom - 21 Jul 2018 A handout photo made available by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge via PA on 21 July 2018 to mark the fifth birthday of Britain's Prince George. The picture was taken in the garden at Clarence House in London, Britain on 09 July 2018, following the christening of Prince Louis. Prince George will celebrate his 5th birthday on 22 July 2018. ATTENTION EDITORS: NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING, SOUVENIRS, MEMORABILIA or COLOURABLY SIMILAR. NOT FOR USE AFTER 31 DECEMBER 2018 WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM KENSINGTON PALACE. Copyright in the photograph is vested in The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Publications are asked to credit the photographs to Matt Porteous. No charge should be made for the supply, release or publication of the photograph. The photograph must not be digitally enhanced, manipulated or modified in any manner or form and must include all of the individuals in the photograph when published.

And now he is 5: Britain’s Prince George marks birthday

Who doesn’t like birthdays?

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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s seven-page missive, written in Spanish, details how he sees the US and Mexico working together to stem immigration.

Opinion & Ideas

Ideas | Maria Devlin McNair

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/19/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/prison.jpg 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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/africa%20hero.jpg 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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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/19/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Atul-1024x576.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/18/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/FlfQGTy9_585.jpg 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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/16/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/lovelettersalbum.jpg Getting over a breakup

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

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