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.

// Trump defends meeting with Putin, blames media for criticism

President Donald Trump is blaming the media for the widespread condemnation of his performance with Vladimir Putin on Monday.

Former President Barack Obama spoke during the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the Wanderers cricket stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

Obama delivers spirited Mandela address in rebuke to ‘strong man politics’

Without directly mentioning his successor, former Preisdent Obama’s speech on Tuesday in South Africa countered many of President Trump’s policies and habits.

Opinion | Niall Ferguson

// 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.

Chad Finn

// 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.

// How Craig Kimbrel stacks up against the best Red Sox closers

Kimbrel is in the middle of another impressive season, already recording 30 saves and a 1.77 ERA.

Foxborough- 06/05/18-Rob Gronkowski arrives as the Patriots held a minicamp at the Gillette Stadium practice facility. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Rob Gronkowski is expected to report to training camp on time

He said last month that he’s “trying to” get a new contract, but it doesn’t look like he’ll hold out in order to do so.

Gary Washburn | On basketball

// All in all, the Celtics got what they wanted out of their roster players in summer league

Guerschon Yabusele, Semi Ojeleye and Jabari Bird showed improvement in Las Vegas.

// 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.

// 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 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.

How the fatal shootings of a Weymouth police officer and a local resident unfolded

The events began when police responded to a 911 call of an erratic driver speeding and driving over lane markers into oncoming traffic near South Shore Hospital.

// Alleged Weymouth killer had history of instability, run-ins with the law

Emanuel Lopes was arrested by Weymouth police at least twice before he was accused of shooting and killing a Weymouth police officer and a woman in her home.

Jessica Sagers via Twitter

2 alarm fire strikes Harvard Square’s Toscano restaurant

Firefighters quickly doused the two-alarm blaze Tuesday morning.

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.”


// To treat gonorrhea, researchers increasingly look to bespoke treatments

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, clinicians may need rapid, point-of-care diagnostics.

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

// Getting over a breakup

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

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