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President Donald Trump talks to reporters while in flight from Billings, Mont., to Fargo, N.D., Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Trump’s Washington: The cliff-hanger that never ends

Every week is remarkable. Practically every day is bizarre. So how to describe days that are even more remarkably and bizarrely unprecedented than the last?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/1027351430.jpg Immigrants suffered under Trump’s family separation policy. The government should compensate them, a lawsuit says

The lawsuit is believed to be the first claim for compensation for the more than 2,500 children taken from their parents under a policy from President Trump.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_backschool3_met.jpg A new year for Boston Public Schools, but an old problem — late buses

Nearly half of the buses were tardy, but 80 percent of all buses arrived within 15 minutes of the opening bell, school officials said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rex_United_States_Senator_Elizabeth_9865619A.jpg Is it 2018, or 2020? Warren’s reelection contest has hallmarks of national race

On paper, US Senator Elizabeth Warren’s bid for a second term shouldn’t attract a lot of national interest.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi07guitarguy03.jpg This guy plays guitar during his morning walk to work

You won’t catch Peter Wolfe listening to a podcast on his way to work in the morning. Instead, he shreds the guitar.

The Nation

President Trump’s Washington: The cliff-hanger that never ends

President Donald Trump talks to reporters while in flight from Billings, Mont., to Fargo, N.D., Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

By Matt Viser

Every week is remarkable. Practically every day is bizarre. So how to describe days that are even more remarkably and bizarrely unprecedented than the last?

Incumbent Carper, Arlett win Delaware Senate primaries

Senator Tom Carper, a Democrat, is seeking his fourth term this fall. He progressive activist Kerry Evelyn Harris in Thursday’s Democratic primary.

By Randall Chase

Incumbent Tom Carper won Thursday’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Delaware, keeping his unbeaten campaign streak intact as he eyes a fourth term in the Senate.

New York, New Jersey probing potential cover-up of sex abuse in Catholic dioceses

By Sharon Otterman

The New York state attorney general has issued subpoenas to all eight Roman Catholic dioceses in the state as part of a sweeping civil investigation into whether institutions covered up allegations of sexual abuse of children by priests, officials said Thursday.

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The World

India’s high court strikes down colonial-era ban on gay sex

People in Bangalore danced to celebrate after India's high court negated a law that made homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

By Jeffrey Gettleman, Kai Schultz and Suhasini Raj

In a groundbreaking victory for gay rights, India’s Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down one of the world’s oldest bans on consensual gay sex.

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

Dire warnings about Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before a meeting with Republican Congressional leaders at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2018. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

By Scot Lehigh

The warning signs about Donald Trump’s presidency are increasingly impossible to ignore.

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

The man behind Trump’s conservative judicial nominees

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Federalist Society Executive Vice President Leonard Leo speaks to media at Trump Tower in New York. Leo is advising President Donald Trump on his Supreme Court nominee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

By Richard North Patterson

Brett Kavanaugh is the product of a system designed to convert the theoretically independent judiciary into an organ of Republican politics.

Opinion | Elissa Ely

The weight of assumptions that lead to misunderstanding

3/19/2013 - Reading, MA - Planet Fitness, the gym franchise based in Newington, NH, has been expanding rapidly, doubling its reach in the past few years. The chain just opened its 600th location. The company is taking advantage of a fitness industry trend away from all-inclusive gyms, and towards low-cost, low-amenity facilities.

By Elissa Ely

Looking past first impressions can be difficult — especially at the gym.

Metro

Is it 2018, or 2020? Warren’s reelection contest has hallmarks of national race

Mandatory Credit: Photo by CJ GUNTHER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9865619a) Campaign signs for United States Senator Elizabeth Warren on the floor of a campaign office in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 05 September 2018. Following the Massachusetts primary, Warren will face Republican candidate Geoff Diehl in the general election in November. United States Senator Elizabeth Warren Campaign Signs, Boston, USA - 05 Sep 2018

By Victoria McGrane

On paper, US Senator Elizabeth Warren’s bid for a second term shouldn’t attract a lot of national interest.

This guy plays guitar during his morning walk to work

By Steve Annear

You won’t catch Peter Wolfe listening to a podcast on his way to work in the morning. Instead, he shreds the guitar.

NAMES

New ‘popular’ Oscar scrapped by Academy for 2019

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The organization that bestows the Academy Awards says it is suspending plans to award a new Oscar for popular films amid widespread backlash to the idea. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Thursday that it will study plans for the category further. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

By Brooks Barnes

One of the most unpopular decisions the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has ever made was reversed Thursday.

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Get Smart

How do recounts work

By Emily Sweeney

TV Critic’s Corner

Fiona’s not gone yet, as ‘Shameless’ returns

By Matthew Gilbert

Business & Tech

A look at companies embroiled in recent political debates

A large billboard stands on top of a Nike store showing former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick at Union Square, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in San Francisco. An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

By Associated Press and Globe staff

Like it or not, American companies are increasingly being pulled into the country’s political and cultural wars.

Mental health clinic sues state, says it will close if Medicaid payments aren’t restored

By Liz Kowalczyk

Arbour Counseling Services, which treats more than 1,200 poor patients, threatens to close “imminently’’ if Massachusetts does not restore funding.

Twitter permanently bans Alex Jones, InfoWars citing abuse

Alex Jones’s Twitter account posted images of Jones (left) and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

By Tony Romm

Twitter is permanently banning right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his “InfoWars” show for abusive behavior.

Obituaries

Amway founder and Magic owner Richard DeVos dies at age 92

Mr. DeVos used part of his fortune to bolster the GOP.

By Keith Schneider

Billionaire Richard DeVos was the cofounder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic, and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Burt Reynolds, star of film, TV, and tabloids, dies at 82

Burt Reynolds starring in

By Ralph Blumenthal

Mr. Reynolds was known for his acclaimed performances in “Deliverance” and “Boogie Nights.”

Sports

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Savor these seasons with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, folks

Boston, MA - 8/16/2018 - (1st quarter) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is congratulated by New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick after throwing his first touchdown pass during the first quarter. The New England Patriots host the Philadelphia Eagles in the second pre-season home exhibition game at Gillette Stadium. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: James M. McBride, Topic: 17Patriots-Eagles, LOID: 8.4.2854134805.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Who knows how much longer they’ll be together, at the top of their games? They’re closer to the end of their storied careers than to the beginning.

THE BETTOR’S EDGE

Futures bets are guaranteed to be long-term entertainment

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton takes the snap from center during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

By Ed Ryan

It’s never too early to wager on a Super Bowl champ, an NBA title, or a Heisman Trophy winner — so we did.

Kevin Garnett sues accountant, claims $77 million was stolen from him

FILE - In this May 6, 2008, file photo, Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett gestures to the crowd just before tipoff in Game 1 of an NBA Eastern Conference semifinal basketball series against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Boston. Kevin Garnett is suing an accountant and his firm, alleging they helped a wealth manager steal $77 million from the retired NBA star. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

By Associated Press

Garnett filed a federal malpractice suit claiming an accountant and his firm helped a wealth manager steal his money for many years.

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2018 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW

EMass high school football: Players to Watch

By Craig Larson

2018 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Technology changes how high school football coaches prepare their players

By Nate Weitzer

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

It’s time to let Ray Allen back into the Celtics fraternity

By Gary Washburn

US OPEN

Serena Williams advances to US Open final

By Howard Fendrich

2018 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Games to Watch in EMass. football

By Karl Capen

Weekend

NAMES

Inquest: Cranberries singer O’Riordan drowned after drinking

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 07, 2016 Irish singer Dolores O'Riordan of the The Cranberries performs on stage during the Cognac Blues Passion festival in Cognac. - Late singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, frontwoman of the multi-million-selling rock band The Cranberries, accidentally drowned in a hotel bath after consuming alcohol, a coroner ruled on September 6, 2018. (Photo by GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP)GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images

By Jill Lawless

The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan accidentally drowned in a bathtub after drinking, a coroner’s inquest concluded Thursday.

Stage Review

Pure poetry from ART’s ‘The Black Clown’

Davóne Tines (center) stars in “The Black Clown,” premiering at American Repertory Theater.

By Zoë Madonna

At the ART, “The Black Clown” confronts America’s racial history while celebrating the music and dance that has enriched its culture.

music

Drake is in the fray, not above it

By Julian Benbow

His feud with Pusha T, for better or worse, set the tone for Drake’s summer.