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Keep Nancy Pelosi in power? Many Mass. Democrats running for Congress are hesitant

Of the six candidates who said they would support Pelosi, three are incumbents.

Chilling ‘wrap rage:’ Hasbro and Amazon pack toys with less stuff

The toy maker and Internet retailer have teamed up to ship products with much less of the wrapping and tie-downs that drive people crazy.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/clark_umassdorms_082718_07.jpg Long-awaited dorm transforms campus life at UMass Boston

The 1,077-bed facility is a longtime dream of Boston’s only public university, one that took decades to realize.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_24splitshifts-1_metro.jpg Another state agency battling payroll inconsistencies

The Massachusetts Environmental Police has quietly allowed officers to prioritize overtime and private work over their daily public service duties.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/AFP_18N27L.jpg Trump scores a NAFTA win with Mexico and puts Canada in a difficult spot

The Canadians are now deciding — alone — how to respond to the latest news.

The Nation

Keep Nancy Pelosi in power? Many Mass. Democrats running for Congress are hesitant

Of the 24 Democrats running for House seats in the Sept. 4 primary, only six say they’d back Nancy Pelosi (center) if she seeks another term as leader of the party in the House.

By Matt Stout

Of the six candidates who said they would support Pelosi, three are incumbents.

Michael Cohen’s lawyer backs off claims about information his client has

Lanny Davis said he cannot independently confirm what Michael Cohen might tell investigators about when the president learned of Russian efforts to undermine the Clinton campaign.

By Tom Hamburger

Lanny Davis did not rule out that his claims were correct but expressed regret that he did not explain his position clearly.

Under pressure, Trump re-lowers White House flag for McCain

After raising the flag to full staff, the White House lowered it after receiving criticism.

By John Wagner and Josh Dawsey

White House officials again lowered the American flag atop the building to half-staff Monday afternoon.

The World

Letter accusing Pope Francis of abuse coverup inflames American Catholic Church

Former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick is alleged to have sexually abused seminarians.

By Elizabeth Dias and Laurie Goodstein

US church leaders are in open conflict over the explosive allegations from a former Vatican diplomat.

Indicted Russians tried hacking Orthodox clergy, list suggests

Top aides to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (above) were targeted by the hackers.

By Raphael Satter

The targets included top aides to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, who often is described as the first among equals of the world’s Eastern Orthodox Christian leaders.

UN panel says Myanmar generals should face genocide charges

A Doctors Without Borders clinic in Bangladesh, a country to which more than 700,000 people from Myanmar have fled.

By Nick Cumming-Bruce

Yearlong probe concludes the military leaders should face trial for genocide against Rohingya Muslims and for crimes against humanity targeting other ethnic minorities.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial Board Endorsement

Endorsement: Lori Trahan is the best choice for Third District Democrats

North Chelmsford, MA - 4/19/18 - On a campaign stop to Princeton Station in North Chelmsford, Lori Trahan (cq) talks to members of the Retired Educators Association of Massachusetts (cq). She is running for the 3rd Congressional District seat being vacated by Niki Tsongas (cq). Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: lowell-Trahan Reporter: Matt Stout

The Globe editorial board believes Trahan is the strongest candidate to follow in Niki Tsongas’ footsteps.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Honoring McCain rings hollow with Trump in the White House

The American flag flies at half-staff over the Russell Senate Office Building on Monday, two days after the death of US Senator John McCain.

By Joan Vennochi

Renaming a Senate building for John McCain feels insufficient in the face of our bitter political climate.

Opinion | Philip Heymann and Charles Fried

The Bruce Ohr case threatens the independence of the Justice Department

By Philip Heymann and Charles Fried

President Trump’s threats against Justice Department lawyer Bruce Ohr jeopardize the independence of the department.

More Stories

Opinion | Martin T. Meehan

What our future leaders can learn from John McCain’s example

By Martin T. Meehan

Opinion | Martin F. Nolan

John McCain’s salty talk

By Martin F. Nolan

Opinion | John Valverde

As school begins, don’t forget about kids who are not there

By John Valverde

Dan Wasserman

Marking John McCain’s stature

By Dan Wasserman

Metro

Mass. launches office to oversee scandal-plagued State Police

A newly passed statute grants the audit division full access to records at the State Police, which must cooperate.

By Matt Rocheleau

The Internal Special Audit Unit for State Police will be a division of the Inspector General’s office, an independent state agency.

Another state agency battling payroll inconsistencies

Vehicles for the Massachusetts Environmental Police parked at the office on Milk Street in Westborough.

By Matt Rocheleau

The Massachusetts Environmental Police has quietly allowed officers to prioritize overtime and private work over their daily public service duties.

Long-awaited dorm transforms campus life at UMass Boston

By Laura Krantz

The 1,077-bed facility is a longtime dream of Boston’s only public university, one that took decades to realize.

Business & Tech

HELP DESK

How to cut the cable cord and still be able to watch TV

Cutting the cable cord was the easy part. Now what?

By Hiawatha Bray

Millions of viewers have given up on traditional cable or satellite TV, which, if done right, can save them a nice chunk of change.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Trump scores a NAFTA win with Mexico and puts Canada in a difficult spot

The deal slightly reduces incentives for carmakers to relocate south of the border. Above, the Volkswagen plant in Puebla, Mexico.

By Evan Horowitz

The Canadians are now deciding — alone — how to respond to the latest news.

Chilling ‘wrap rage:’ Hasbro and Amazon pack toys with less stuff

By Alex Gailey

The toy maker and Internet retailer have teamed up to ship products with much less of the wrapping and tie-downs that drive people crazy.

Obituaries

Con Hogan, longtime Vermont public servant, dies at 77

Mr. Hogan most recently served on a board responsible for regulating health care in the state.

By Wilson Ring

Mr. Hogan dedicated his life to serving others under a series of governors from both parties, and through private philanthropy and nonprofit organizations.

Jack Costanzo, 98, self-taught musician known as Mr. Bongo

Mr. Costanzo (left) jammed often with Marlon Brando. They were filmed playing together on a CBS program.

By Neil Genzlinger

Mr. Costanzo became a ubiquitous figure in Afro-Cuban jazz, accompanying singers like Nat King Cole and mingling with Marlon Brando and other Hollywood stars.

Sports

Peter Abraham

For the Red Sox, this is more than just regression. Here’s why

Rick Porcello has been hit hard, giving up eight earned runs over 12 innings in his past two starts.

By Peter Abraham

Sox starters are 1-6 with a 6.47 ERA in the last eight games, and the offense has lost its power.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Projecting the Patriots’ 53-man roster: How will depth issues affect things?

Bill Belichick has given Riley McCarron several shots at returning punts this preseason, which is often a good sign for his chances to make the 53-man roster.

By Ben Volin

There is a good possibility that the final spots will be given to players currently not in New England.

Jim McBride

Could Dez Bryant fit with the Patriots?

File-This Nov. 19, 2017, file photo shows Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby (41) defends as Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant gains extra yardage after catching a pass in the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry says he would love for Bryant to join him in Cleveland. Landry said Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, that he has been in touch with Bryant, a three-time Pro Bowler who was released in April by the Dallas Cowboys.(AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

By Jim McBride

Bryant has said Tom Brady is his favorite player, but the Patriots’ offense is not easy to grasp.

Tuesday Stories

Names

Institute of Politics announces new fellows

Antonio Villaraigosa

By Kaya Williams

Fall 2018 fellows include an activist, a journalist, a retired politician, and three former mayors.

NAMES

Jessie James Decker gets emotional as her husband, Eric, retires from professional football

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2018 file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Eric Decker walks on the field before a preseason NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Foxborough, Mass. Decker said on Instagram on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, that he is retiring after an eight-year NFL career. Decker had been in training camp with the Patriots this summer, but it wasn't clear he would make the roster. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

By Nicole Yang

“It’s a career he should be proud of,” she wrote in a note she posted to Twitter.

Music Review

At Tanglewood, a lavish celebration for Bernstein at 100

Christoph Eschenbach conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Midori as soloist at Tanglewood Music Festival on Saturday.

By Jeremy Eichler

Tanglewood’s summer-long tribute to Leonard Bernstein culminated on Saturday night in a gala festival concert led by Andris Nelsons, Michael Tilson Thomas, and many others.