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A pedestrian passed an entrance to Harvard Yard.

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Harvard admissions ‘may be infected with racial bias,’ DOJ says

The US Justice Department on Thursday said that Harvard University’s admissions process “may be infected with racial bias.”

// School accounts rife with questionable spending, sloppy bookkeeping

A review found problems at nearly every Boston public school, as well as a pattern of schools dipping into student activity accounts or other funds to pay school or city employees.

// On Labor Day, a celebration of ‘Rosies,’ the women who kept the factories churning during WWII

The National Parks of Boston will hold a ceremony Monday at 1 p.m. at the Charlestown Navy Yard to honor and remember the women who, during wartime, took over jobs traditionally done by men.

// Man dies after woman allegedly drove truck into N.H. couple walking dog

Having just found a buyer for their house, a couple was on the verge of escaping a toxic neighbor. Now, that neighbor is accused of running the pair down, killing one.

// Calif. man charged with making threatening calls to Globe

Prosecutors say Robert Chain made 14 threatening calls to the Globe that were “profane, lewd, and peppered with antigay slurs” after the paper launched a campaign in support of the free press.

The Nation

Friends call John McCain hero, maverick at Arizona funeral

By Melissa Daniels

A former vice president, an NFL star and other friends remembered Sen. John McCain as a “true American hero” — and a terrible driver with a wicked sense of humor and love of a good battle — at a crowded church service Thursday for the maverick politician that ended to the tune of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.”

The World

Resignation of once-towering Salmond leaves Scotland reeling

Scotland’s governing Scottish National Party was reeling Thursday after the resignation of Alex Salmond, the former leader who built the separatist party into a major political force and took the country to the brink of independence from the United Kingdom.

Editorial & Opinion


Mass. cannabis commission shouldn’t let towns shake down pot retailers

From left, Cannabis Control Commission Chairman Steven Hoffman, and Commissioner Shaleen Title listen during a public meeting on draft regulations for the pot industry during a public hearing in Dudley Square. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe (Metro, adamsd)

The commission is shirking its responsibility by failing to enforce clear legal limits on community host agreements.


The Great Trumpkin peers into the mirror of truth

Mandatory Credit: Photo by MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9826995e) US President Donald J. Trump attends a meeting on a grant for a support program for drug-free communities, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 29 August 2018. During the meeting Trump discussed trade with Mexico and Canada in addition to international security issues with North Korea. Trump also discussed his opinions of Google and allegations that the search engine buries conservative views. US President Trump meeting on a grant for support program for drug-free communities, Washington, USA - 29 Aug 2018

By Scot Lehigh

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the biggest golfer ever to have occupied the White House?”

Opinion | Walter V. Robinson

Every attorney general in the country must force the Catholic Church to tell the truth

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick after the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S. Bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. Seton Hall University has begun an investigation into potential sexual abuse at two seminaries it hosts following misconduct allegations against ex-Cardinal McCarrick and other priests. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via AP, Pool, File)

By Walter V. Robinson

The truth we can handle. It’s the continuing cover-up we must no longer abide.


Locked in a tough fight, Capuano and Pressley face final sprint on a long holiday weekend

Michael Capuano and Ayanna Pressley.

By Michael Levenson

Michael Capuano and Ayanna Pressley face a monumental challenge to ensure voters show up for their unusually timed primary, the day after Labor Day.

Calif. man charged with making threatening calls to Globe

Robert Chain left the Los Angeles courthouse after being released on bail on Thursday. His wife, attorney Betsy Staszek Chain, is by his side.

By Milton Valencia and John R. Ellement

Prosecutors say Robert Chain made 14 threatening calls to the Globe that were “profane, lewd, and peppered with antigay slurs” after the paper launched a campaign in support of the free press.


This massive Boston party will take place in a secret location

Guests wave their white napkins at Le Diner en Blanc on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway last year.

By Kristi Palma

Le Diner en Blanc will take place on Sept. 9 this year.

More Stories

Man dies after woman allegedly drove truck into N.H. couple walking dog

By J.D. Capelouto, Laura Crimaldi and John R. Ellement

Business & Tech

BU researchers examine the NIMBY factor

By Tim Logan

Local commenters at zoning and planning meetings around Boston tend to be older, whiter, and wealthier than their neighbors. And they’re often present to speak out against new projects.

Alnylam’s groundbreaking RNAi drug OK’d in Europe

A strand of RNAi silencing a gene.

By Jonathan Saltzman

The Cambridge biotech Thursday received the approval of European regulators to market an approach to muting disease-causing genes.

Will the push to develop city’s tow lot bring a stadium?

The municipal tow lot (at bottom right) is ripe for development, but city officials have yet to decide where they would park towed cars and do other things that are currently done at the site.

By Jon Chesto

Boston is considering redeveloping its public works and tow yard near downtown. The property is an oft-mentioned location for a new soccer stadium.


Frank Denius, soldier who helped to hold a vital hill in World War II, dies at 93

By Phil Davison

His decorations included four Silver Stars and two Purple Hearts.

Sterling Stuckey, charted African culture in slavery, dies at 86

By Sam Roberts

The eminent black historian documented how uprooted Africans not only retained their culture while they survived slavery but eventually suffused the rest of American society with their transplanted folkways.

Russ Heath, whose comics caught Lichtenstein’s eye, dies at 91

Mr. Heath was known for his drawings of tanks and other real-life subjects. “Russ may have been the best realist ever in comic books,” comic book historian Mark Evanier said.

By Neil Genzlinger

Mr. Heath was known for either inspiring or being outright copied by pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, depending on whom you ask.



What the heck is The Eck talking about? A guide to his unique vocabulary

Boston-8/03/17-Red Sox vs White Sox- NESN announcer and former Red Sox hall of fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley (left)was back in the announcers booth with Dave O'Brien as they stand for the national anthem. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

By Chad Finn

Here’s a guide to understanding the words and phrases used by Dennis Eckersley during Red Sox games.


Here are some ‘sleepers’ for your fantasy football draft

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 18: Trent Taylor #81 of the San Francisco 49ers catches a pass for a touchdown as slips past Aaron Colvin #22 of the Houston Texans in the first quarter during a preseason game at NRG Stadium on August 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

By Ed Ryan

The early picks are predictable, but you can do some damage after the first several rounds.


Jay Monahan returns to TPC Boston as PGA Tour commissioner, with his vision a reality

Jay Monahan brings a dynamic, inclusive and open-minded approach to the PGA Tour.

By Tara Sullivan

Sixteen years ago, Monahan was in charge of the PGA event in Norton, and he witnessed uncertainty turn into success.


Movie Review

Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke shine in ‘Juliet, Naked’

From left: Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne, and Chris O’Dowd in “Juliet, Naked.”

By Ty Burr

Winsome rom-com an adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel.


At ART, Langston Hughes like you’ve never heard

Davóne Tines in rehearsal for “The Black Clown.”

By Patti Hartigan

A musical adaptation of Hughes’s “The Black Clown” is getting its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater.

Television review

In ‘Jack Ryan,’ there’s nothing to get thrilled about

John Krasinski stars in “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.”

By Matthew Gilbert

John Krasinski leaves the office, and nothing special ensues.