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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.