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Trump plans to give billions in aid to farmers hurt by tariffs

Farmer Terry Davidson walked through his soy fields in Illinois. The Trump administration has slapped tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods and China retaliated with duties on US soybeans and pork.

By Damian Paletta and Caitlin Dewey

The White House plans $12 billion in emergency aid to farmers caught in the president’s trade war.

Nannies of the Northwest, unite! Seattle tests a new labor model

Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

By Josh Eidelson

For a growing chunk of America’s labor force, the workplace is the home -– someone else’s home.

Jeff Sessions laughs as students chant 2016 refrain ‘Lock her up’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking to college students calling for the prosecution of Hillary Clinton: “I like this bunch. Go get ’em.’’

By Devlin Barrett

The attorney general’s response: “I like this bunch. Go get ’em.’’

The World

Wildfires near Athens kill dozens; some jump in the sea to escape

Firefighters on Tuesday tried to extinguish the flames in Kineta, one of the two biggest fire sites. Kineta is a village near Athens.

By Niki Kitsantonis, Richard Pérez-Peña and Russell Goldman

Thousands of people were forced to flee in cars and buses, on foot, aboard boats, and on makeshift rafts.

Authorities say Toronto rampage suspect had no link to terror groups

A young girl stood at the foot of a makeshift memorial in Toronto’s Greektown neigborhood on Tuesday

By Rob Gillies and Tamara Lush

Investigators continue to search for clues to what prompted the attack that targeted diners at restaurants and cafes in a popular Toronto neighborhood.

Laos dam collapses; hundreds are missing

A villager took refuge on a rooftop above flood waters from a collapsed dam in the Attapeu district of southeastern Laos.

By Mike Ives

The billion-dollar hydropower dam was under construction when it was compromised.

Editorial & Opinion


A president for (less than) half of America

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 23: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a

Donald Trump sees himself as the president for only the minority of Americans who voted for him — and his policies show it.


Trump: speaking loudly, with a tired shtick

By Scot Lehigh

The president’s backers need to remember Milton Friedman’s counsel: Don’t confuse intentions with results.

Renée Graham

The hypocrisy of white evangelicals

Former US Senator Rick Santorum spoke with James Dobson in 2012.

By Renée Graham

As long as Trump keeps his promise to nominate right-wing ideologues to the high court, white evangelicals will never question their deal with the devil-in-chief.


Why last year’s Commonwealth Avenue Bridge success could spell traffic trouble this summer

Work resumes Thursday night and a stretch of Commonwealth Avenue will be closed to vehicles for about two weeks.

By Adam Vaccaro

State officials’ biggest worry: motorists will drive freely after the seemingly smooth ride last summer.

Fanny packs: They’re in vogue. We’re not lying

Kevin and Wynna Leahy with their daughter, Scout.

By Beth Teitell

After decades as the poster accessory for the binoculars-and-tall-white-socks crowd, “belt bags” have been blessed by the beautiful people.

Amid new sex abuse scandal, O’Malley issues warning to church

Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

By Martin Finucane and Danny McDonald

Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley said he was “deeply troubled” by claims of sexual abuse by one of the most respected US cardinals.

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Business & Tech

Necco candy factory shuts down abruptly after company is sold again

By Katheleen Conti

Round Hill Investments LLC, which bought the company for $17.3 million at emergency auction in May, confirmed the closure in a statement.

Shirley Leung

Can a country club operate a men’s only bar? Yes, if it’s in the locker room

An aerial view of the Charles River Country Club in Newton.

By Shirley Leung

The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission is allowing the Charles River Country Club in Newton to continue to operate a single-sex bar in the men’s locker room.

How to avoid paying brokers’ fees on your next apartment

By Tim Logan

Here are a few strategies that might pay off.


Mary Brown Parlee, psychologist and feminist scholar, dies at 75

Dr. Parlee taught in New York and at her alma mater, MIT.

By J.M. Lawrence

Dr. Parlee debunked unscientific ideas about PMS after national headlines carried claims that “raging hormones” made women dangerously unfit for top jobs.

Black Panther Party cofounder Elbert ‘Big Man’ Howard, 80, dies

Mr. Howard spoke at a sidewalk news conference in Washington in 1970.

By Janie Har

Mr. Howard served as newspaper editor, information officer, and logistics genius behind the group’s popular social programs.

Burton Richter, 87, MIT graduate who won Nobel for plumbing matter

American Nobel Prize recipients in 1976, from left: Dr. Richter; Carleton Gajdusek, co-winner medicine; William Lipscomb, chemistry; Saul Bellow, literature; Samuel Ting, co-winner physics; Milton Friedman, economics; and Baruch Blumberg, co-winner medicine.

By Kenneth Chang

Dr. Richter’s discovery of an unexpected particle brought him a share of the 1976 Nobel Prize in physics.



In a shaky return from the DL, Drew Pomeranz can’t beat lowly Orioles

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz throws to the Baltimore Orioles in the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

By Peter Abraham

Pomeranz was touched for two home runs in 4 innings by a 29-73 Baltimore team.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

In the quest for Zach Britton, the Red Sox couldn’t beat the Yankees

TORONTO, ON - JULY 21: Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles delivers a pitch in the eighth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on July 21, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

By Nick Cafardo

The Yankees bolstered their bullpen by sending three minor leaguers to the Orioles.

Christopher L. Gasper

Commissioner for a day: Here are a few changes in the best interests of baseball

New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge can't make the play on a ball hit to the wall by Boston Red Sox's Rafael Devers during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 30, 2018, in New York. The hit was ruled a ground rule double. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

By Christopher L. Gasper

Let’s start by mandating some new rules — pitch clock, anyone?

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Patriots notebook

Bill Belichick adds Bret Bielema to his staff as a consultant

By Rachel G. Bowers and Nora Princiotti

Wednesday Food

what she’s having

The complicated comfort of fried chicken

Fried chicken served in a bucket with cornbread, butter, and a mint julep at the Frogmore.

By Devra First

It’s a delicious dish with baggage. At the Frogmore in Jamaica Plain, it’s good enough to inspire poetry.

Restaurants wrestle with the kid conundrum

Anya Tabakova Bailey and chef-owner Jordan Bailey with son Luka during family meal service at Lumiere.

By Kara Baskin

Serving children is a delicate business. Restaurateurs don’t want to be perceived as inhospitable. Just the same, they have an obligation to care for mature guests.


Easy lagers for take-it-easy days

Castle Island’s latest year-round release is a gold medal winner, having picked up the award at the 2018 US Open Beer Championship.

By Gary Dzen

Lagers are beers for the boat, for backpacks, and backyards. We taste five such brews that’ll look right at home swimming in your cooler this summer.