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Mueller report: No Trump-Russia collusion, but stops short of exonerating president of obstruction

President Donald Trump makes statements in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2019, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence President Trump’s campaign ‘‘conspired or coordinated’’ with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice.

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Breaking his silence on the special counsel investigation, President Trump celebrated a summary of the findings Sunday, claiming it “was a complete and total exoneration.”

Analysis

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To Republicans, it was a victory 675 days in the making. For Democrats who have spent 22 months building up Robert Mueller’s credibility, it was a jarring setback.

Foxboro, MA--9/26/2018-- Patriots Rob Gronkowski speaks during a press conference held after practice. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Patriots Reporter:

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Star Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces he is retiring

Gronkowski ended months of speculation on Sunday by announcing his retirement from football after nine seasons and three Super Bowl championships with the Patriots.

Rob Gronkowski celebrated three Super Bowl championships in a nine-year career, capping it with a victory over the Rams last month.

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CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Rob Gronkowski retires as nothing less than a football folk hero

The Patriots tight end didn’t even play a decade, but on and off the field, his was a career like almost no other.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Ben Clements and Ron Fein

Mueller time is over. Now it’s impeachment time

WASHINGTON, - MARCH 24: The White House is seen on March 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Special counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his report on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election to Attorney General William Barr. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

By Ben Clements and Ron Fein

There have long been ample independent grounds for an impeachment investigation in parallel with the Mueller probe.

Metro

Adrian Walker

Bob Kraft is sorry. Of course he is

The disconnect between Robert Kraft’s words and his behavior can’t be papered over by a press release, writes Adrian Walker.

By Adrian Walker

Kraft didn’t really say what he’s sorry for, or what he plans to do about it.

MassFiscal’s biggest funder is a nonprofit it founded

Rick Green, former Republican candidate for the Third Congressional seat from Massachusetts, is the founder of MassFiscal.

By Matt Stout

The creation of Fiscal Partners Inc. could make it more difficult for campaign finance regulators to determine who’s fueling MassFiscal’s cash flow should it resume campaign-related work.