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How years of privacy controversies finally caught up with Facebook

The cost of Facebook’s missteps finally caught up with the company this week, sending its market value down more than $100 billion.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 26: Protesters and their children participate in a sit-in in the Hart Senate Office Building to mark the court-ordered deadline for the Trump Administration to reunify thousands of families separated at the border July 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. Members of the The groups protesting, the Families Belong Together Coalition and the National Domestic Workers Alliance and children and families, protested

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Deadline brings disorder at border

As a court-ordered deadline loomed, the federal government said it had returned 1,820 children to parents, while more than 700 had not been reunited.

The Necco factory in Revere.

Shirley Leung

No one likes being laid off, but a low jobless rate makes Necco workers hot commodities

Companies have been reaching out to the state and City of Revere to recruit hundreds of workers who abruptly lost their jobs Tuesday.

Springfield hospital cited for lapses in treating high-risk pregnant patients

One patient suffered a fatal cardiac arrest after Mercy Medical Center failed to transfer her to a hospital specialized in treating complex maternity cases.

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Inspiration or plagiarism? Writing hackles raised in Boston dispute

Accusations of plagiarism arose in June over a story chosen by the Boston Book Festival for its One City One Story program.

The Nation

Deadline brings disorder at border

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 26: Protesters and their children participate in a sit-in in the Hart Senate Office Building to mark the court-ordered deadline for the Trump Administration to reunify thousands of families separated at the border July 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. Members of the The groups protesting, the Families Belong Together Coalition and the National Domestic Workers Alliance and children and families, protested

By Akilah Johnson

As a court-ordered deadline loomed, the federal government said it had returned 1,820 children to parents, while more than 700 had not been reunited.

Sessions backs Rosenstein and rebukes GOP for attacks on DOJ

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington on April 25, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by

By Maria Cramer

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ top deputy was recently targeted by conservative Republicans in Congress who have moved to impeach him.

The World

North Korea expected to hand over US remains on Friday, South Korean media reports

By Adam Taylor

Yonhap News Agency reported Thursday that North Korea has accepted 100 wooden transit caskets that it plans to use to return the remains Friday.

DeVos family’s yacht untied, set adrift in Lake Erie

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

By Moriah Balingit

Betsy DeVos’ family yacht untied, set adrift in Ohio

Editorial & Opinion

Joan Wickersham

Meghan Markle, duchess of Rorschach

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, during her first engagement with Queen Elizabeth II on June 14, 2018, in Chester, England.

By Joan Wickersham

Why do people project so many different meanings onto Markle, as if she were a living Rorschach test, begging to be interpreted and analyzed?

Opinion | Linda J. Bilmes

The cataclysmic cost of Trump’s ‘war on oceans’

Unlike immigration, health care, or the Supreme Court, the reckless abuse of the oceans is not reversible.

By Linda J. Bilmes

Unlike immigration, health care, or the Supreme Court, the reckless abuse of the oceans is not reversible.

SCOT LEHIGH

A midsummer day’s rant

Skateboard curb and roadside street jump and trick sequence. Freeride school skateboarding. Traffic skate style

By Scot Lehigh

Cell-phone solipsism has reprogrammed a generation of two of young Americans.

Metro

Springfield hospital cited for lapses in treating high-risk pregnant patients

By Liz Kowalczyk

One patient suffered a fatal cardiac arrest after Mercy Medical Center failed to transfer her to a hospital specialized in treating complex maternity cases.

Vetoes, overrides, and a new Senate president: Beacon Hill hurtles toward the finish line

By Joshua Miller

In the days ahead, there will be even more movement on Beacon Hill.

Sessions says immigration sweep caught 25 foreigners in Mass. charged with identity fraud

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

By Maria Cramer

The move is the latest in a series of arrests in an ongoing crackdown by the Trump administration of undocumented immigrants.

Business & Tech

The Help Desk

How to stop your smartphone from tracking your location

You’re not powerless in keeping your location data private.

By Janelle Nanos

Here are some steps you can take to help stop companies from knowing exactly where you are all the time.

Shirley Leung

No one likes being laid off, but a low jobless rate makes Necco workers hot commodities

The Necco factory in Revere.

By Shirley Leung

Companies have been reaching out to the state and City of Revere to recruit hundreds of workers who abruptly lost their jobs Tuesday.

Red-faced tech group does an about-face on awards, will seek women nominees

Jesse Mermell, head of the Alliance for Business Leadership,

By Alex Gailey

The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council had nominated only men for its executives of the year awards.

Obituaries

Human rights defender and Kosovo dissident Adem Demaci dies

By Sylejman Kllokoqi

Adem Demaci, a human rights defender who embodied Kosovo’s national resistance and was often called the “Balkans’ Mandela,” has died at 82.

Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga, Critic of Wartime Internment, Dies at 93

By Sam Roberts

Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga, a Japanese-American whose tenacious archival research persuaded Congress to approve reparations for her fellow inmates of World War II internment camps and an official apology to them, died on July 18 in Torrance, California. She was 93.

Anne Olivier Bell, editor of Virginia Woolf diaries, dies at 102

By Neil Genzlinger

Anne Olivier Bell was a rare surviving link to the Bloomsbury Group as well as thought to be among the last members of the so-called Monuments Men.

Sports

CHRISTOPHER L GASPER

Now on the clock, the Brady-Belichick relationship has a season riding on it

Tom Brady stretched his leg during warmups on Thursday.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Whatever put distance between the QB and coach this offseason has to be put aside if it hasn’t already been patched up.

Women’s Football Alliance National Championship

Boston Renegades women’s football team wants to finish with a title

Somerville, Ma- May 7, 2016--Globe Staff Photo by Stan Grossfeld-Boston Renegade wide receiver Emily Beinecke after a pass reception against the Cleveland Fusion at Dilboy Stadium, which has a turf field.

By Karl Capen

The Renegades lost in the championship last season, and have redemption in mind Saturday against Los Angeles.

TWINS 2, RED SOX 1

The Red Sox’ recent bullpen struggles were magnified in this loss

Boston, MA - 7/26/2018 - (6th inning) Minnesota Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario (20) is out at home plate on the tag by Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart (23) during the sixth inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Minnesota Twins in the first game of a four game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 27Red Sox-Twins, LOID: 8.4.2659852198.

By Julian Benbow

Spot starter Brian Johnson did his part for the Red Sox, but the pitching of Kyle Gibson and two relievers keyed the Twins’ come-from-behind victory.

Weekend

Inspiration or plagiarism? Writing hackles raised in Boston dispute

By Graham Ambrose

Accusations of plagiarism arose in June over a story chosen by the Boston Book Festival for its One City One Story program.

Taylor Swift loves playing Gillette — here’s a look back at her past performances

Taylor Swift in concert at Gillette Stadium in 2015.

By Graham Ambrose

She’s back at Gillette Stadium this week. Here’s a look at 10 years of Swift’s performances in Massachusetts: what was happening both onstage and off.

★ ★ ★ | Movie Review

Tom Cruise, great action make adrenaline-filled ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ stand out

Tom Cruise, returning to the big screen for a sixth time to play secret agent Ethan Hunt, stars in “Mission: Impossible — Fallout.”

By Ty Burr

Cruise remains the mechanical heart and battered soul of the franchise, but the real treat is to see action sequences done so well, movie craftsmanship nudges closer to art.