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A 15-year-old mental health patient waited for a room in the emergency room at South Shore Hospital in 2016.

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Long ER waits persist for children in mental health crises

A backlog in emergency departments slows treatment for mentally ill patients and creates stress for doctors and nurses, who are generally not well-trained to manage patients who might be psychotic, violent, or suicidal.

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Under unrelenting pressure from congressional Republicans, his own advisers, and his allies on Fox News, President Trump abruptly reversed course on Tuesday and contended he had misspoken during a news conference with President Vladimir Putin about whether Russia tried to influence the 2016 presidential election.

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On any given night, about 360 unaccompanied youths and young adults are believed to be homeless in Boston. The city won $4.9 million in federal funding to combat the problem.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/clark_marthasvineyard_bike_071119_0477.jpg ‘Molly-Beas-Del!’ A friendship built on serendipity and a road slowly traveled

After 40 years and 40,000 miles on their bicycle, two Sharon women continue on an epic cycling quest thanks to a little voice that told them it was time to go electric.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_12SalvadorBrothers-1_metro-U832996319084wSC--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Two teens wait in Boston after being separated from their father at the border

Like thousands of families separated by the administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy, two teenage boys are facing a discouraging bureaucratic maze to reunite with their father.