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President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Trump to invite Putin to Capital; key aide stunned

Trump’s director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, acknowledged frustration at being kept in the dark about the meeting in Finland.

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Parking has long favored the people who own the spots. But now parking apps are empowering parkers.

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Two key state lawmakers are urging a crackdown on municipalities demanding excessive payments from marijuana companies seeking to sell locally.

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Business and health care industry groups warn that proposals by state lawmakers to raise millions of dollars for struggling community hospitals would send costs soaring.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/06/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/wiggs_Moses_02.jpg These startups want to buy a share of your house. Is that a good idea?

Home equity investors are offering cash now in exchange for a cut of the growth (or loss) of a home’s value. Consumer protection advocates warn that it raises complex questions.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Bostonstreets4-1840589.jpg One of the city’s oldest byways, frozen in time

Brian Schweizer has worked in Pi Alley for 12 years, but how the downtown shortcut got its name is a mystery to him. “I have no idea,” Schweizer said. He’s not alone.

The Nation

Trump to invite Putin to Capital; key aide stunned

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

By Mark Landler

Trump’s director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, acknowledged frustration at being kept in the dark about the meeting in Finland.

Republicans block rebukes of Trump before Senate approves one anti-Russia resolution

Senators Jeff Flake and Chris Coons presented the failed bipartisan resolution to the Senate on Thursday.

By Nicholas Fandos and Sheryl Gay Stolberg

The bipartisan resolutions would have put the body on record as being in support of intelligence agency conclusions that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

Ex-president of suspended frat to stand trial in sex assault

A Philadelphia judge Thursday ordered the former president of a suspended fraternity at Temple University to stand trial on sexual assault charges.

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Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico’s power grid

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and DANICA COTO

Editorial & Opinion

Renée Loth

Trump declares victory in war on poverty in order to punish the poor

epa06094893 Republican Representative from Georgia Rob Woodall holds a copy of the Republican's 2018 budget plan in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 18 July 2017. The Republican's proposal would slash more than $200 billion (173 billion Euros) from programs such as food stamps and student aid and push for a tax code overhaul. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

By Renée Loth

Trump is pushing new work requirements on aid recipients, many of whom are elderly or children.

Opinion | Peter Rothstein

A crucial next step for Mass. clean energy

A crucial next step for Mass. clean energy

By Peter Rothstein

Increasing the Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard, or RPS, is the missing key.

SCOT LEHIGH

Let’s give Trump the credit he deserves

RETRANSMISSION FOR IMPROVED QUALITY--President Clinton sits in the Map Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, August 17, 1998, before making a statement to the American people about his relationship with former intern Monica Lewinsky. Clinton acknowledged to a grand jury and the nation that his relationship with Lewinsky was 'not appropriate.' (AP Photo/Greg Gibson) CLINTON/LEWINSKY SEX SCANDAL Library Tag 12162002 Living Arts

By Scot Lehigh

Trump has now officially surpassed Bill Clinton at linguistic legerdemain.

Metro

One of the city’s oldest byways, frozen in time

OPS Boston streets Pi Alley Photo by Joseph Runci, Boston Globe Nov 26, 67 / bw

By Brian MacQuarrie

Brian Schweizer has worked in Pi Alley for 12 years, but how the downtown shortcut got its name is a mystery to him. “I have no idea,” Schweizer said. He’s not alone.

Still paying full retail for downtown parking? The car next to you might be getting a better deal

 Parking meters lined the street on Evans Way in Boston in 2016.

By Beth Teitell

Parking has long favored the people who own the spots. But now parking apps are empowering parkers.

Pam cleared of forgery, jury deadlocks on other charges from 2015 sale of Mattapan home

11/05/2015 BOSTON, MA Kyle Pam (cq) is arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges related to an alleged real estate scam. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

By Laura Crimaldi

Prosecutors plan to retry Kyle Pam on indictments of larceny from a person over 60, money laundering, uttering, embezzlement, and perjury.

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Business & Tech

Influenceher event is all about workplace change

About 280 people attended events ranging from speeches by women entrepreneurs to networking spin classes.

By Allison Hagan

Amy Quigley, president of the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange, has spearheaded planning for the nonprofit’s first day Influenceher Week.

SHIRLEY LEUNG

With new Martin’s Park, plans for more ferries, things are happening on the waterfront

A boat that will be placed in the Seaport arrived in Boston. The site (above) is under construction but the park, in memory of a victim of the Boston Marathon bombings, is expected to be finished soon.

By Shirley Leung

Not everything on the Boston waterfront is fraught with friction. Here’s a roundup of what’s progressing along.

These startups want to buy a share of your house. Is that a good idea?

John Moses, 39, of Chelmsford, was looking for a way to free up about $50,000 to invest in a health care startup without going into debt. After a series of discussions with his wife, the two decided to sell a piece of their home to a firm called Unison.

By Andy Rosen

Home equity investors are offering cash now in exchange for a cut of the growth (or loss) of a home’s value. Consumer protection advocates warn that it raises complex questions.

Obituaries

Tom Stephens, part of the orginal Boston Patriots team, dies at 82

 As athletic director at Curry College, Mr. Stephens was credited with introducing women’s sports

By Marvin Pave

Tom Stephens, 82, of Swampscott, who died July 12, was part of the orginal Boston Patriots team, and later was Curry College’s football coach and athletic director.

Gary Beach, Tony winner for ‘The Producers’

By Neil Genzlinger

Gary Beach, a Tony Award-winning actor who could enliven a stage whether wearing a lavish gown, dressed as King Arthur or decked out as a candelabra, died on Tuesday night at his home in Palm Springs, California. He was 70.

John Stormer, whose ‘None Dare Call It Treason’ was a landmark of conspiracy literature, dies at 90

By Paul Valentine

John Stormer, whose ‘None Dare Call It Treason’ was a landmark of conspiracy literature, dies at 90

Sports

Brittany Lincicome shoots 6-over in PGA’s Barbasol Championship

LEXINGTON, KY - JULY 19: Brittany Lincicome lines up a putt on the 11th green during the first round of the Barbasol Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club on July 19, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

By Gary B. Graves

The LPGA Tour pro’s goal of making the cut on a PGA event appears out of reach after her first-round 78.

MINOR DETAILS

Trades leave Red Sox with a diminished stack of trade chips

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: Luis Basabe #6 of the Chicago White Sox and the World Team celebrates his two-run home run in the third inning against the U.S. Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park on July 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

By Alex Speier

Prospects who were dealt to keep the Red Sox in contention in recent years show the talent evaluators have had more hits than misses.

NFL halts implementation of new national anthem policy

FILE - This Aug. 9, 2014 file photo shows an NFL logo on a goal post pad before a preseason NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field in Detroit. A federal judge Wednesday, July 18, 2018 denied a request from the NFL to appoint a special investigator to look into what the league says is extensive fraudulent claims on the $1 billion concussion settlement. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

By Mark Maske and Des Bieler

The league announced an agreement with the Players Association in a joint statement, which said the sides are working on a resolution.

Weekend

★ ★ ★ ½ | Movie review

‘Eighth Grade’ is a middle school marvel

Elsie Fisher in Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade.”

By Ty Burr

Writer-director Bo Burnham’s film breaks your heart and makes it soar.

Stage REview

A ‘Cyrano’ with panache at Gloucester Stage

Andrea Goldman as Roxane and Jeremiah Kissel as Cyrano.

By Don Aucoin

Jeremiah Kissel tackles the title role with gusto in an adaptation of the classic play.

Movie review

Joaquin Phoenix and Jonah Hill are excellent in ‘Don’t Worry,’ but the film doesn’t quite hold together

Joaquin Phoenix portrays cartoonist John Callahan.

By Mark Feeney

Gus Van Sant’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” is about the famously transgressive quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan.