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‘Children are being used as a tool’ in Trump’s effort to stop border crossings

Parents and children detained at the US border can be separated and fall into very different legal tracks.

Ilana Panich-Linsman/New York Times

The Trump administration’s policy of splitting up families is creating a burgeoning population of dislocated and frightened children, held in makeshift detention centers near the border.

// Boston fails in promise to plant 100,000 trees

Not only has the city abandoned its goal of tree planting for this decade, but it has barely kept up with tree mortality.

// Gay boomers look ahead to an old age colored by uncertainty and the help of friends

They might lack the extended family networks that straight people can count on to provide inter-generational support, relying instead on their peers.

Beverly physical therapist Andy McLlarky performed a dry needling treatment on a patient with back and hip pain.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Physical therapists vs. acupuncturists: Who’s sticking it to whom?

Who should be able to stick slender filiform needles into patients?