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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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi17weymouthpic10.jpg Alleged Weymouth killer had history of instability, run-ins with the law

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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi17reunionpic03.jpg Mother and son are reunited after 45 days of separation under Trump’s policy

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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/16/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/IMG_3601.jpg Deval Patrick swings through Texas to test a 2020 presidential bid

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.