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Portraits in the Louis Bornstein Family Amphitheater will be dispersed to help foster a more diverse environment.

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In an about-face, hospital will disperse portraits of past white male luminaries, put the focus on diversity

Brigham and Women’s Hospital has plans to remove portraits of former department chairs — all men, all white save one — that have lined its amphitheater for decades.

// City Council passes tough rules that limit Airbnb rentals

After months of debate, the city passed rules designed to sharply rein in Boston’s fast-growing short-term rental business and help ease the tight housing market.

// A battle is happening over whether natural maple syrup has added sugar

Those two little words — added sugars — have set off a raging argument between the FDA and boutique producers of maple syrup and honey.


// Topless women with company logos painted on their bodies danced at unofficial party during BIO convention

“Objectifying women — in this case, even physically branding them with sponsorship of companies in our industry — it just felt so wrong,” one attendee said.

// Patrick stays quiet as his former aide runs for governor

Because he is now a managing director at Bain Capital, Deval Patrick says, he is barred under federal rules from saying anything about any candidates for state or local office.

The Nation

Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade

By Chris Mooney

Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues we are in serious trouble.

Lawsuit says DOJ not providing documents to ex-FBI official

Andrew McCabe

By Eric Tucker

The Justice Department has repeatedly refused to provide former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe with documents related to his firing, according to a lawsuit filed on his behalf.

Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

By Danica Coto

Eight days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Efrain Perez felt a pain in his chest.

The World

Former Polish leaders ask EU to defend Poland’s democracy

By the Associated Press

Lech Walesa and others appealed to the bloc to help defend the rule of law as a populist government overhauled the judiciary.

Trump attacked Trudeau but ‘practically hugged’ Kim Jong Un, says French foreign minister

President Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday.

By Adam Taylor

‘‘We are in a destabilizing situation,’’ Jean-Yves Le Drian said of President Trump and of the erratic nature of US foreign policy.

Egypt defends austerity measures amid fears of unrest

By Samy Magdy

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday defended austerity measures aimed at reviving the economy, amid fears of public anger that may have motivated the arrests of activists and bloggers in recent weeks.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | David Daley

Voters are taking on the challenge to make elections more fair

Sara Fitzgerald, left, and Michael Martin, both with the group One Virginia, protest gerrymandering in front of the Supreme Court, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Washington where the court will hear arguments on a gerrymandering case. The Supreme Court is taking up its second big partisan redistricting case of the term amid signs the justices could place limits on drawing maps for political gain. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

By David Daley

Nationwide, voters are pushing nonpartisan referendums to address gerrymandering, access to the polls, and voting methods.


Mark Sanford lost his seat, but not his honor

Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), who is being challenged in a primary, with supporters on primary day in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., June 12, 2018. In a strikingly personal last-minute intervention against a lawmaker of his own party, President Donald Trump attacked Sanford on Tuesday and urged voters to support the woman who is trying to unseat him in the day’s primary. (Hunter McRae/The New York Times)

By Joan Vennochi

Running against Trump cost Sanford his congressional seat. But it also allows his transformation from cheating husband to principled politician.

Opinion | Michael D’Antonio

The depth of a salesman

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump watches as Luis Ortiz fights Matias Ariel Vidondo of Argentina during a WBA heavyweight title bout at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Ortiz won by a knockout in the third round. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

By Michael D’Antonio

The depths to which President Trump was willing to go show that it’s Kim Jong Un who knows the art of the deal.


Drugged driving a complex question for new commission

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By Dan Adams and Shelley Murphy

A state task force assigned to make recommendations to the Legislature about drugged driving will face an uphill climb.

Yvonne Abraham

Not enough Boston schools are named for women. Here are some suggestions

Kip Tiernan, Rosie’s Place founder, is one woman deserving of honor.

By Yvonne Abraham

Of 125 Boston public schools, only 10 are named for women. Can’t Boston do better than this?

Prosecutors want records on Hefner witnesses who spoke to Senate investigators

Bryon Hefner.

By Matt Stout

Prosecutors pursuing sexual assault charges against Bryon Hefner say they also want records on “additional” potential victims who spoke to attorneys hired by the state Senate.

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TV Critic’s Corner

A ‘Roseanne’ spinoff may be on the way to ABC this fall

By Matthew Gilbert

Business & Tech

In an about-face, hospital will disperse portraits of past white male luminaries, put the focus on diversity

Portraits in the Louis Bornstein Family Amphitheater will be dispersed to help foster a more diverse environment.

By Liz Kowalczyk

Brigham and Women’s Hospital has plans to remove portraits of former department chairs — all men, all white save one — that have lined its amphitheater for decades.

How a tax on millionaires could affect the minimum wage

Waiters, waitresses, and other hospitality industry workers rallied at the State House Tuesday to seek a higher minimum wage.

By Katie Johnston

A Supreme Judicial Court decision could have a huge ripple effect on three potential ballot measures.

Stryker says it’s not talking to Boston Scientific about a takeover

By Jonathan Saltzman

Previous news reports said Stryker had approached the Marlborough-based company about a possible takeover.


Nick Meglin, a Mad Magazine mainstay, dies at 82

FILE — Nick Meglin, left, and John Ficarra, the editors of Mad Magazine, in New York, June 25, 1997. Meglin, who for many years was the chief barometer of whether the publication’s silly and satirical humor had gone too far — or not far enough — died at home in Durham, N.C. on June 2, 2018. He was 82. (Edward Keating/The New York Times)

By Richard Sandomir

At Mad’s ramshackle offices in Manhattan, where he presided over “the usual gang of idiots,” as the magazine referred to its writers and editors, Mr. Meglin was a gregarious and nurturing presence.

William J. Leary, who led Boston’s schools at outset of busing, dies at 86

Dr. Leary greeted fifth-grade students at the Prince School in Boston. He would remain a teacher through much of his life.

By Bryan Marquard

The court’s desegregation order made his job one of the toughest in education in the nation.


World Cup

Spain in chaos after firing coach two days before World Cup opener

KRASNODAR, RUSSIA - JUNE 13: Fernando Hierro, Head coach of Spain looks on during the Spain Training Session ahead of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 on June 13, 2018 in Krasnodar, Russia. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)

By Tales Azzoni

Julen Lopetegui was fired after accepting a job to lead Real Madrid next season.


Emily Nash was the best golfer again, and this time she even got a trophy

Emily Nash shot 75 to win the state golf championship.

By Owen Pence

The Lunenburg golfer didn’t receive a trophy for her low score in last fall’s Div. 3 Central boys’ championship. Instead of spewing vitriol, she spent the winter perfecting her swing.


Chelmsford, Natick take sectional titles in boys’ volleyball

By Dan McLoone

The Lions defeated Lawrence in the North final, and Natick blanked Lincoln-Sudbury in the Central final.