Welcome to the Beacon Hill scramble!

BOSTON, MA - 4/05/2018: Massachusetts State House (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC stand alone photo

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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.

U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with members of Congress at the White House this week. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Yuri Gripas

Lawmakers reject Trump claim that records confirm misconduct

President Trump claimed Sunday that documents on the wiretapping of a campaign adviser show that intelligence agencies misled the courts. But lawmakers from both parties say that isn’t true.

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

Some places in Massachusetts 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/2011-2020/2018/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/adc4a41efecc4b5da3bf8235b7f5808a-adc4a41efecc4b5da3bf8235b7f5808a-0.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/f03c2daa921842c6a7a1a9e78f1e0c97-f03c2daa921842c6a7a1a9e78f1e0c97-0.jpg Mexican president-elect promises change in letter to Trump

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador released a seven-page letter he sent to President Trump detailing how he sees the two countries working together to stem immigration.

//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.

In this photo provided by the Orleans Historical Society, injured crewman John Bogovich is transported to the beach after a German World War I submarine attack on Orleans, Mass., on July 21, 1918. Orleans was the only town on U.S. soil to receive enemy gunfire during World War I. (Courtesy of Orleans Historical Society via AP)

Courtesy of Orleans Historical Society via AP

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.

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The kids plan to visit the Weymouth police station soon to donate the money to a fund set up for the Chesna family.

Topsfield woman shot from outside home

On Saturday, a 64-year-old woman was struck in the chest and seriously injured.

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.

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.


//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 who was 91 when he died last Monday, took one look and thought: Why not try something elegant and attractive?

November 8 1978 / fromthearchive / Globe Staff photo by Bill Curtis / Students visited Northeastern University's newly opened African-American Master Artists-in-Residency Program studio complex on Leon street. The 13 black artists in the residency program opened their studios so students could view the tools and technicques of all the various artists.

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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 — Northeastern University decided to kick out an African-American artists’ collective, turning a civil partnership into a roiling community war.

//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.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ben1_crop.jpg 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.

//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 denies sex assault allegation

The Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that there is an active investigation into 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

Dave Grohl led the charge, running down the catwalk with the impatient exuberance of a dog finally released from its leash as the band launched into a blistering “All My Life.”

Music Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/16/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/GettyImages-966465986.jpg Janelle Monáe claims her throne at Blue Hills

The colorful, innovative singer-songwriter arrived ready to make us feel.

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?

Love Letters

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/16/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/Meredith_New_Logo.jpg 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.

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.

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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.

//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

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

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by MOHAMMED BADRA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9767460a) (FILE) - Volunteers of White Helmets search for survivors after an explosion in the city of Idlib, Syria, 09 April 2018, (reissued 22 July 2018). Media reports on 22 July 2018 state that around 800 White Helmets personnel and their families have been evacuated to Jordan via Israel, The Israel Defense Forces said. The White Helmets are a Syrian Civil Defence volunteer organisation. Volunteers of White Helmets evacuated to Jordan via Israel, Idlib, Syria - 09 Apr 2018

Syrian White Helmets evacuated to Jordan through Israel

The Israeli military in coordination with its US and European allies evacuated hundreds of Syrian rescue workers known as the White Helmets from near its volatile frontier with Syria, in a complex and first-of-a-kind operation.