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President Trump spoke during a press conference wtih Russian President Putin.

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At Helsinki summit, Trump leaps to Putin’s defense

In the case of United States versus Russia, it was as if President Trump had been hired to act as the defense attorney for President Vladimir Putin.

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The president issued an extraordinary show of trust for the Russian leader after what he called a “deeply productive” summit.

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Emanuel Lopes was arrested by Weymouth police at least twice before he was accused of shooting and killing a Weymouth police officer and a woman in her home.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Clipboard-18040.jpg Four decades after court-ordered busing, Boston’s education gap remains

A computerized system that Boston uses to assign students to schools is locking out many black and Latino students from high-performing schools, according to a report obtained by the Globe.

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A mother from Brazil who fled to the United States seeking safety from abuse encountered a “nightmare” when her son was taken from her by the government.

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The former Massachusetts governor spent this July weekend in the dry Texas heat to see how it might feel to join the ever growing field of candidates.

The Nation

analysis

At Helsinki summit, Trump leaps to Putin’s defense

President Trump spoke during a press conference wtih Russian President Putin.

By Matt Viser

In the case of United States versus Russia, it was as if President Trump had been hired to act as the defense attorney for President Vladimir Putin.

Deval Patrick swings through Texas to test a 2020 presidential bid

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick campaigns for Colin Allred, who is running for governor in Texas, during an appearance at Allred's campaign headquarters in Richardson, Texas. Gov. Patrick is considering a 2020 presidential run.

By Annie Linskey

The former Massachusetts governor spent this July weekend in the dry Texas heat to see how it might feel to join the ever growing field of candidates.

The World

Trump, at Putin’s side, questions US intelligence on 2016 election

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin leave the stage together at the conclusion of their joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland on Monday.

By Julie Hirschfeld Davis

The president issued an extraordinary show of trust for the Russian leader after what he called a “deeply productive” summit.

Pakistan rights group warns of election manipulation

Mandatory Credit: Photo by FAYYAZ AHMED/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9763015d) Pakistani security officials stand guard outside an election campaign office of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Inisaf (PTI) in Quetta, restive Balochistan province, Pakistan, 16 July 2018. Security has been intensified in Quetta after deadly bombing over the weekend that claimed lives of 149 people. At least 149 people including Siraj Raeesani, a BAP leader and party's candidate for General Elections, were killed and more than 200 were injured in the incident. This is the third attack with casualties in ongoing campaigning for the general and provincial elections on Jul. 25, in which 105 million Pakistanis are expected to vote, according to the Election Commission of Pakistan. Security intensified in Quetta after deadly bombing in Mastung that claimed 149 lives, Pakistan - 16 Jul 2018

By Kathy Gannon and Munir Ahmed

The independent Human Rights Commission cites “blatant, aggressive, and unabashed” attempts to alter the results.

Obama praises Kenya’s political reconciliation

The former president, on a visit to Nairobi, the East African country must do more to end corruption.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | John Shattuck

Is Donald Trump committing treason?

Photo illustration by Lesley Becker/Globe Staff; Globe file; Adobe Stock

By John Shattuck

President Trump may be giving aid and comfort to an enemy.

Editorial

Putin pets his poodle at the Helsinki summit

Russia's President Vladimir Putin listens while US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference at Finland's Presidential Palace July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki, with Donald Trump promising an

Trump’s actions in Helsinki were truly disturbing.

Michael A. Cohen

Trump the traitor

US President Donald Trump (L) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands before attending a joint press conference after a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki, with Donald Trump promising an

By Michael A. Cohen

President Trump repeatedly takes Russia’s side, even over that of America.

Metro

With hope and a hijab, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud aims to catch anti-incumbent wave in Western Mass.

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud greeted voters on Main Street in Holyoke on July 3. A lawyer and mother of seven from Springfield, she 

lags far behind Representative Richard Neal in name recognition in the First Congressional District, a patchwork quilt of cities, suburbs, and hill towns that is 86 percent white and has never elected a woman to Congress.

By Brian MacQuarrie

She is a black, Muslim woman who has never run for political office and is now seeking to unseat US Representative Richard Neal, a 15-term incumbent, in the First Congressional District.

Alleged Weymouth killer had history of instability, run-ins with the law

 Weymouth police officers embraced after the procession for slain officer Michael Chesna passed by the police statio.

By Michael Levenson

Emanuel Lopes was arrested by Weymouth police at least twice before he was accused of shooting and killing a Weymouth police officer and a woman in her home.

Woman slain in Weymouth remembered as ‘such a good person’

By Jeremy C. Fox and Emily Williams

The bystander killed in Weymouth, allegedly by a man who is also accused of murdering an on-duty police officer, was identified as 77-year-old Vera Adams.

Business & Tech

Beth Israel-Lahey merger raises a Medicaid issue

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

A relatively low portion of both hospitals’ patients are poor.

Critic’s Corner

Meet the new actress playing Queen Elizabeth II on ‘The Crown’ season 3

Olivia Colman in The Crown, Season 3, Episode 1. (Netflix)

By Matthew Gilbert

When Netflix’s “The Crown” returns for season 3 in 2019, the royal drama will look a little different. Actually, it will look a lot different.

Paul English hires a veteran marketing executive to run Lola

Mike Volpe (left) will be CEO of Lola, a business travel booking company cofounded by Paul English.

By Andy Rosen

Cofounder Paul English said Monday the travel company has brought on one-time HubSpot marketing chief Mike Volpe as chief executive.

Sports

The time Randy Moss hung up on Bill Belichick

Foxborough, MA 8/15/10 New England Patriots Randy Moss clowning around with head coach Bill Belichick while the team streches as they prepare for their second exhibition game at the Gillette Stadium practice fields on Sunday August 15, 2010. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Slug: 18patriots Section: sports Reporter: Monique Walker / library tag 08162010 sports

By Jim McBride

As the receiver prepared to enter the Hall of Fame, he remembered his first interaction with the Patriots coach.

Gary Washburn | On basketball

All in all, the Celtics got what they wanted out of their roster players in summer league

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 06: Norvel Pelle #31 of the Philadelphia 76ers goes for a steal and fouls Guerschon Yabusele #30 of the Boston Celtics during the 2018 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Celtics defeated the 76ers 69-63. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

By Gary Washburn

Guerschon Yabusele, Semi Ojeleye and Jabari Bird showed improvement in Las Vegas.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

It’s time for the Red Sox to start working on a new contract for Chris Sale

Boston MA 4/14/18 Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during first inning action at Fenway Park (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: Red Sox-Orioles reporter:

By Nick Cafardo

There’s a team called the Yankees in the same division that would like nothing more than to snatch Sale from the Red Sox.