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President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen.

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Lawyer’s secret tape reveals Trump talking of payments to model

The recording’s existence appears to undercut the Trump campaign’s denial of any knowledge of payments to Karen McDougal

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tlumacki_attleboromayor_metro073.jpg This Mass. mayor moonlights as a ‘Middle East expert’ on Russian state TV

Paul Heroux, the mayor of Attleboro, appears regularly as a “Middle East expert” on Russia’s government-funded television network.

SEAN P. MURPHY | The Fine Print

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/19/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Chin071918JackieMoquin-Vaudo_Biz1.jpg A few extra zeroes cause a big headache

Somehow, instead of paying $182.36 and $92.60 via her online account to Comcast and T-Mobile, Jackie Moquin-Vaudo paid $18,236 and $9,260.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/clark_camp_edit_071618_04.jpg Paul Newman’s camp for sick kids lives on, 10 years after his death

The true wonder of this place? Its ability to project utter normalcy for kids whose childhood has been anything but normal.

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The criminal probe focuses on whether former troopers violated the law by receiving complimentary guns after negotiating a deal with a firearms dealer.

The Nation

Lawyer’s secret tape reveals Trump talking of payments to model

President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen.

By Matt Apuzzo and Maggie Haberman

The recording’s existence appears to undercut the Trump campaign’s denial of any knowledge of payments to Karen McDougal

17 dead after duck boat sinks in Missouri

By John Eligon

The amphibious boat overturned in Table Rock Lake near Branson, Mo., as winds exceeded 60 miles per hour.

Republicans pick Charlotte to host 2020 convention

Ronna Romney McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee

The Republican National Committee voted for the East Coast swing state over Las Vegas, the only other finalist.

The World

US divide over Russia policy increasing

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 16, 2018 US President Donald Trump (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a meeting in Helsinki. US President Donald Trump insisted July 18, 2018 that his meeting with Vladimir Putin could prove successful, as he tries to quell fury in Washington after appearing to defer to the Russian leader over US intelligence chiefs.The Republican president claimed his meeting with Putin -- who he seemed to warmly embrace, triggering outrage in Washington -- could prove

By Julian E. Barnes, Eric Schmitt and Katie Benner

As President Trump signaled that he wanted a more constructive relationship with Moscow, following a policy of isolating Russia has grown more difficult.

Israel strikes Gaza after shots fired at soldiers

Israeli aircraft and tanks hit targets in the Gaza Strip Friday. The Gaza Health Ministry said four Palestinians were killed.

Israel deployed planes and tanks to attack militant sites in the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians.

Macron to fire aide who hit protester

A man identified as Alexandre Benalla (right), a security chief for Emmanuel Macron, confronted a protestor.

The aide was identified this week in a video that shows him hitting a protester during a demonstration.

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

GOP on US Rep. Jim Jordan: crickets

FILE - In this Thursday, July 12, 2018, file photo, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, questions FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok during the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform hearing on

When one of their own is under fire, GOP legislators line up to attack the credibility of accusers.

Michael A. Cohen

Get used to the Era of Discombobulation

Mandatory Credit: Photo by MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9765965b) Donald J. Trump US President Donald J. Trump participates in the 'Pledge to America's Workers' event, Washington, USA - 19 Jul 2018 US President Donald J. Trump participates in an event entitled 'Pledge to America's Workers', in Washington, DC, USA, 19 July 2018. Trump signed an executive order establishing a 'National Council for the American Worker', an interagency consisting of Trump administration officials that was created to focus on workforce issues.

By Michael A. Cohen

Over 18 months of constant moral and ethical transgressions, the last five days have been perhaps the most unsettling.

Letters

Power prices — and long-term costs

An editorial look at the price of electricity in Massachusetts prompted debate over energy sources.

Metro

This Mass. mayor moonlights as a ‘Middle East expert’ on Russian state TV

Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux is not your typical mayor.

By Michael Levenson

Paul Heroux, the mayor of Attleboro, appears regularly as a “Middle East expert” on Russia’s government-funded television network.

Killed in the line of duty, Weymouth police sergeant laid to rest Friday

Law enforcement officers left following the funeral for Weymouth police Sergeant Michael C. Chesna.

By J.D. Capelouto, Emily Williams and John Hilliard

Thousands of mourners gathered in Hanover to pay their respects to a fallen Weymouth sergeant who was killed in the line of duty.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

Paul Newman’s camp for sick kids lives on, 10 years after his death

ASHFORD, CT - 07/16/2018 Camper Caroline and cabin counselor Sarah, right, act out small scenes before lunch at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Created by Paul Newman in 1988, Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is dedicated to providing a week long camp experience to seriously ill children and their families. Erin Clark for the Boston Globe

By Thomas Farragher

The true wonder of this place? Its ability to project utter normalcy for kids whose childhood has been anything but normal.

Business & Tech

State Street to acquire Charles River Development for $2.6 billion

By Jon Chesto

The pending purchase of Charles River Development reflects State Street chief executive Jay Hooley’s ongoing effort to transform the 225-year-old bank into more of a technology firm.

Cambridge biotech Agios wins FDA approval for leukemia drug

By Jonathan Saltzman globe staff and Kate Sheridan

The once-daily pill might replace chemotherapy for some people with a type of blood cancer that forms in the bone marrow.

State employers add 21,400 jobs in June

By Jon Chesto

Wondering why the roads and trains seemed crowded in June? Well, it may be because the state’s empoyers added an estimated 21,400 jobs that month, compared to May.

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SEAN P. MURPHY | The Fine Print

A few extra zeroes cause a big headache

By Sean P. Murphy

Obituaries

Marion Woodman, 89; helped women resolve depression, eating disorders

By Benedict Carey

The psychoanalyst’s popular books and lectures on mythical archetypes resonated with millions of women longing for a language to explore the primal, unconscious elements of feminine identity.

Shinobu Hashimoto, 100, writer of Kurosawa films

“Seven Samurai,” the story of swordsmen who rout bandits, was remade by John Sturges as “The Magnificent Seven.”

By Margalit Fox

The screenwriter’s first film, “Rashomon,” became a touchstone of world cinema.

Barry Mills, 70, brutal leader of racist prison gang

By Sam Roberts

Mills spent nearly three-quarters of his life behind bars, transforming himself from a teenage misfit to a charismatic national crime boss.

Sports

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NASCAR in a downturn; is it the fault of young drivers?

LOUDON, NH - JULY 20: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 20, 2018 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

By Matt Porter

Sagging TV ratings, declining attendance, and lack of star power has sport’s chieftains spinning their wheels.

Gary Washburn | On Basketball

A four-year deal is a testament to how much the Celtics wanted Marcus Smart

BOSTON, MA - MAY 23: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics reacts in the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Five of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 23, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. 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 Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By Gary Washburn

The Celtics are hoping Smart plays out this contract and contributes to the greater goal of winning a title.

RED SOX 1, TIGERS 0

Red Sox shut out Tigers to start the season’s second half

DETROIT, MI - JULY 20: David Price #24 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the fifth inning at Comerica Park on July 20, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

By Peter Abraham

David Price pitched a scoreless 6 innings, Steve Pearce had an RBI double, and Craig Kimbrel closed it out in the ninth.

Good Life

What’s SUP? Paddling and battling for the fun of it

Connor Mackey practices near Marblehead with a group of competitive paddle boarders while they prepare for an upcoming race.

By James Sullivan

Paddle boarding began as a casual pastime, perfect for athletes looking for a scenic, low-impact workout. Then things got competitive.

tech nomad

Dating apps get more humans, and more human

By Michael Andor Brodeur

In the dating app world it’s love, virtually

Ask Amy

Couples’ separation leads to rift in the family

By Amy Dickinson

Advice from Amy Dickinson

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TV Critic’s Corner

Helen Mirren takes reign again in HBO miniseries

By Matthew Gilbert

my instagram

Emily Joy

By Lillian Brown

love letters

My friends and family are trying to be helpful ...

By Meredith Goldstein

obsession

So slick

By Marni Elyse Katz