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Boston, MA: 7-11-18: After every strikeout that Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale chalked up, fans above the centerfield wall held up a

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Alex Speier

What’s up with all the strikeouts in Major League Baseball?

For 13 straight seasons, the strikeout rate has increased. Here’s why.

// At NATO, Trump claims allies make new defense spending commitments after he upends summit

President Trump put his brand of confrontational and disruptive diplomacy on full display Thursday, unsettling NATO allies with a blustering performance in Brussels.

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// Tech community wrestles over working with government

Some entrepreneurs and employees of tech firms object to their technology being used by surveillance and enforcement agencies.

Donald Trump has long obsession with the British royal family

Trump likes the idea of permanent power and celebrity, a Rice University professor said, “and nothing screams that more than the British royal family.”

Globe editor did not violate anti-harassment policy, investigators find

Investigators hired by The Boston Globe have concluded that Brian McGrory did not violate the newspaper’s anti-harassment policy in text exchanges with a former writer and editor.

// With family grown apart, historic farm is in the middle

An auction Thursday attracted hundreds of family members, neighbors, and bidders to watch the old farm be sold.