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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Trump tweeted Thursday, July 5, he accepted the resignation of Pruitt. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

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Embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns

Scott Pruit resigned Thursday after a cascade of controversies over his lavish spending, ethical lapses and controversial management decisions finally eroded the president’s confidence in one of his most ardent Cabinet members.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_070518_06fingerprint_925x.jpg Government begins returning migrant children to their parents

The federal government said it plans to reunite nearly 3,000 childen by the end of the month.

Groups want the T to provide fare discounts for low-income riders

The T has batted the idea around for years, but never implemented it.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tlumacki_franklunardi_metro003.jpg The last maître d’ is here to serve you from a bygone time

In a golden era of fine dining, a maitre d’ was there to tend to your every need. Now they’re all gone, all but Frank Lunardi.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Chang_03.jpg Next Boston superintendent will face a massive to-do list

Some projects are in the early stages, some have suffered false starts, and some have been long-promised but never delivered.