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Travelers gather on benches to wait for delayed and arriving flights as others rush to their gate at the Fort LauderdaleÐHollywood International Airport on Friday, June 29, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The TSA projected that Friday would be its busiest day ever, with agents screening more than 2.7 million people. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

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WELCOME TO THE “QUIET SKIES”

Federal air marshals have begun following US citizens not suspected of a crime or on any terrorist watch list and collecting extensive information about their movements and behavior

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/160322_WALKER_feature_15591x.jpg How do you get into Harvard? For the lucky few, there’s the Z list.

Universities across the country have their admissions lists, rejection lists, and waitlists, but Harvard’s end-of-the-admissions-line Z list is a place of both purgatory and privilege.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/turner071218METRO22firefighter3.jpg First responders can be haunted by close encounters with suffering and death

He was a first responder who’d seen it all, but then the memories rushed back and crushed him. Now he advocates for firefighters facing PTSD, a burden rarely discussed but very real.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/636c2c3068b94181ba3c5bcb8d2a3ae9-636c2c3068b94181ba3c5bcb8d2a3ae9-0.jpg Trump focus of ads — both positive and negative

President Trump may not be on the ballot this November, but he’s dominating the airwaves nationally, with more than a quarter of political ads mentioning him.

The Nation

Trump focus of ads — both positive and negative

President Donald Trump

By Matt Viser

President Trump may not be on the ballot this November, but he’s dominating the airwaves nationally, with more than a quarter of political ads mentioning him.

Death toll hits 5 in massive Northern California fire

A firefighter monitored flames in Redding, Calif., on Saturday. The wildfire is the largest in the state.

By Jonathan J. Cooper

Fourteen people are missing after the blaze took residents by surprise and leveled several neighborhoods.

Still standing at White House, Trump daughter and son-in-law enlarge their profiles

Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner have maintained their place of power in the White House.

By Maggie Haberman

The couple have endured criticism that they have failed to be a moderating influence on the president.

The World

Extremists kill 3 at Afghan school for midwives, but students escape

By Zabihullah Ghazi

Most of the 67 young female students were removed from the building quickly or fled to a fortified safe room.

Newest US strategy in Afghanistan mirrors past plans for retreat

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff

The Trump administration is urging US-backed Afghan troops to retreat from sparsely populated areas of the country.

Egypt court sentences 75 to death over 2013 sit-in

The defendants who were convicted included top figures of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

Time for a spring primary in Massachusetts

Boston, MA -- 09/25/17 -- Local resident Gina Mariano votes in the preliminary election, at the Lower Mills branch of the Boston Public Library on September 25, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe)

Fall primaries are great for incumbents, but problematic for challengers.

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

Can the Supreme Court be saved?

Can the Supreme Court be saved?

By David Scharfenberg

We need to deal with the deeper issue: the politicization of the highest court in the land.

Renée Graham

In Trump’s America, Trayvon Martin’s story goes on

Roxbury, MA 7/14/2013 Moussa Gueye (cq),8, of Lexington listening to a rally on the Trayvon Martin verdict in Florida in Dudley Square on Sunday July 14, 2013. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: 15trayvonreaxphoto Reporter:

By Renée Graham

A new documentary on Trayvon Martin’s death is difficult to watch, because his story continues: Again and again, black victims are defamed and dehumanized.

Metro

Falmouth neighborhood is rooting for officers’ quick recovery after shooting

By Laura Crimaldi, Emily Williams and Elise Takahama

Across Falmouth, residents expressed relief and gratitude on Saturday that two officers survived the shootout.

In New Hampshire, Moulton calls for ‘new generation of political leadership’

US Representative Seth Moulton, back center, spoke at The Merrimack County Democrats Summer Social at the home of Ambassador Dick Swett and Dr. Katrina Swett in Bow, N.H. on Saturday.

By James Pindell

Moulton, who represents Massachusetts’ Sixth Congressional District, was the keynote speaker at the Merrimack County Democrats’ main summer event.

How do you get into Harvard? For the lucky few, there’s the Z list.

A pedestrian passed an entrance to Harvard Yard.

By Deirdre Fernandes

Universities across the country have their admissions lists, rejection lists, and waitlists, but Harvard’s end-of-the-admissions-line Z list is a place of both purgatory and privilege.

Business & Tech

WORK SPACE

A career well designed

Alfred Wojciechowski is a principal at CBT Architects, with more than 32 years at the Boston firm.

By Tim Logan

Architect Alfred Wojciechowski achieves great heights from a modest office.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

At PillPack, a lot of credit goes to the father of invention

By Scott Kirsner

CEO TJ Parker’s concept grew out of ideas from his dad’s modest New Hampshire pharmacy business. Amazon is buying the company for about $1 billion.

ON THE JOB

For Ludlow taxidermist, a focus on artistry, painstaking detail

By Cindy Atoji Keene

Vincent Kersey’s fastidious work has won national and world championships and he proudly mounts — not stuffs — every animal as if it were his own.

More Stories

MICHELLE SINGLETARY | THE COLOR OF MONEY

Don’t worry about keeping up with the Kardashians

By Michelle Singletary

The week ahead in business

By Allison Hagan

Tech stocks clobbered at close of tumultuous week

By Sarah Ponczek and Olivia Schaber

TALKING POINTS

The week in business

Sports

Spectacular goal highlights Liverpool’s win over Manchester United

Liverpool FC Xherdan Shaqiri (R) celebrates after scoring against the Manchester United during the second half of their 2018 International Champions Cup football match at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan on July 28, 2018. Liverpool FC beat Manchester United 4-1 in their friendly. / AFP PHOTO / JEFF KOWALSKYJEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images

By Noah Trister

Xherdan Shaqiri scored on a bicycle kick in the 82nd minute, capping a three-goal second half for Liverpool.

Dan Shaughnessy

At Cooperstown, the Red Sox are the talk of town

Former Boston Red Sox players, from left to right, Wade Boggs, Pedro Martinez and Jim Rice walk off the field after throwing out ceremonial first pitches before an interleague baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

By Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez said this year’s lineup is a little bit better than the 2004 curse-busting world champions.

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

Larry Fedora’s comments prove football is bad for the brain

University of North Carolina coach Larry Fedora’s views on football and CTE seem to be unfounded.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

The UNC football coach is skeptical that football causes CTE and he’s afraid both game and country will suffer if rules are changed.

More Stories

Nick Cafardo | on baseball from the hall of fame

New Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman was nicknamed ‘Trouble’ in the Red Sox locker room

By Nick Cafardo

Gary Washburn | Sunday basketball notes

As Sterling Brown fights for an NBA job, he’s embraced his role in a bigger struggle

By Gary Washburn

Royals 10-5; Yankees, 5-4

Yankees win nightcap to split doubleheader with Royals

By Larry Fleisher

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Getting Joe Kelly right a key for the bullpen

By Julian Benbow

TOUR DE FRANCE

Geraint Thomas on verge of his first championship

By Andrew Dampf

Peter Abraham | On baseball

Blake Swihart showing that he can play a role for Red Sox

By Peter Abraham

NICK CAFARDO | SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

Dan Duquette deserves the chance to continue rebuilding Orioles

By Nick Cafardo

BEN VOLIN | SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

Here’s what to make of all the NFL contract news lately

By Ben Volin

matt porter | sunday hockey notes

Ryan Donato got a taste of life in the pros, and now he wants more

By Matt Porter

Ideas

Ideas | Timothy Haab

What’s the value of a clean beach? Here’s how to run the numbers

Steve Masoner, co-fonder of the non-profit

By Timothy Haab

Putting a price on natural resources has encouraged decision-makers to recognize that natural capital is finite.

Dante Ramos

Relax — the bikes and scooters don’t bite

14waterbikes -- A LimeBike was spotted floating in the water in East Boston this week. (Steve Holt)

By Dante Ramos

Instead of freaking out over dockless bikes and electric scooters, we should be welcoming them.

Brainiac

How Donald Trump popularized an obscure cognitive test

Google search results spiked after the president took this assessment.

By Alex Kingsbury

Google search results spiked after the president took this assessment.

Obituaries

obituary

Clark Booth, 79, a TV sportscaster and more for decades

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By Bryan Marquard and Marvin Pave

Mr. Booth widely roamed Boston’s sports, news, and features landscapes for 55 years.

Sunday Arts

Ai Weiwei brings a potent show to Provincetown

Ai Weiwei in Truro.

By Cate McQuaid

“Rebar and Case” springs from the moment when the famed artist’s practice slammed into the brick wall of the Chinese government.

Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

Sacha Baron Cohen puts the punch in punch line

Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Showtime series is titled “Who Is America?”

By Matthew Gilbert

With his Showtime series “Who Is America?,” he appears to have nothing less in mind than ridiculing the extremism, ignorance, polarization, and fame-a-holism now at this country’s heart.

Ty Burr

The Kennedy Center has new honorees — and here are more for future consideration

The Kennedy Center Honors recipients this year include the creators of the musical “Hamilton.”

By Ty Burr

The Kennedy Center has named its latest honorees — and here are others to consider.

Travel

What’s old is what’s new at Tourists in North Adams

Tourists pays homage to the days when the Mohawk Trail was one of the most traveled scenic highways in the Northeast.

By B.J. Roche

Tourists update the concept of the mid-century roadside motel, paying homage to the days when the Mohawk Trail was one of the most traveled scenic highways in the Northeast.

Where there’s dirt, there’s fun

On a guided excursion with Maine-based Coast Encounters, you can turn over rocks to discover the miniature world of intertidal critters.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

What’s more fun than splashing in mud puddles and digging in dirt? Not much if you’re a kid.

Children of the cone: Ice cream lover’s guide to Cape Cod

The Cape Cod Creamery in South Yarmouth offers a flight of ice creams called a sampler boat.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Seven suggestions for family favorite ice cream shops on Cape Cod.

Real Estate

Shortage of skilled laborers adds to owners’ headaches and costs

By Jon Gorey

There’s a reason it’s so hard to find a contractor right now: There just aren’t enough of them. | realestate.boston.com

Home of the Week: Master suite takes up third floor of new East Boston town house

By Rachel Lebeaux

The Boardman Street property has three bedrooms and a $699,900 price tag. Search the latest listings at realestate.boston.com.

Room to Love: Dining with a twist

By Marni Elyse Katz

The starting point of this dining room was the family’s existing Jacobean-style furniture. Get more design inspiration at realestate.boston.com.

Magazine

Your Home | Refresh

A year-round home in Freeport, Maine, feels globally inspired

In the living room, a framed print reminiscent of African mud cloth and a burl-wood waterfall coffee table lend an earthy feel.

By Marni Elyse Katz

Asian, African, and Middle Eastern styles enliven a home overlooking Casco Bay.

Your Home | Refresh

Updating a Melrose Victorian with bright and cheerful color

A seascape by New England artist Sue Charles from Powers Gallery in Acton lends softness to the sitting room. Over the fireplace, Cupcake sconces by Dunes and Duchess cast a glow.

By Marni Elyse Katz

The owners wanted a kid-friendly scheme that works with their eclectic tastes and their home’s turn-of-the-century architecture. And they weren’t afraid of bold color.

Your Home | Refresh

Transforming a Maine fixer-upper into a striking summer retreat

Homeowner and designer Amanda Pratt and her youngest daughter, Lily, relax on the screened porch off the living room.

By Marni Elyse Katz

They were expats living abroad when they bought this unwinterized home in the town where he spent childhood summers.