Finding Lisa: A story of murders, mysteries, loss, and, incredibly, new life

Illustration by Tonia Cowan/Globe Staff

Her father was not who he said he was. He had secrets, secrets that Lisa would uncover, years later, when she set out to answer the question that burned in her: Who am I?

The Trump presidency

// Democrats lack strong voice amid Trump?s Russia investigation meltdown

Where are the strong leaders who can speak credibly for the entire party and present a forceful counterweight to President Trump?

Fearful that his own team would leak the decision to fire FBI director James Comey, President Trump kept key staff in the dark as he pondered the dramatic move.

Amid chaos, the mood grows darker in the White House

President Trump has become distrustful of some staffers and is furious at the firestorm over the Russia investigation and his firing of James Comey.

President Nixon in 1973.

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?Nixon speed-dating? with Donald Trump

It took Nixon five years and six months to get to the ?Saturday Night Massacre.? It took Trump little more than 100 days.

// President Trump, Sean Spicer are the ?stars? on a new ?SNL?

The sketch show went after both in Saturday?s episode.



// Will Celtics-Wizards Game 7 give birth to a new legend?

Yes, that?s true ? just ask Heinsohn, Havlicek, Russell, Bird, or any of the other Green gods of parquet lore.


// The Red Sox bullpen is shining, so far

Craig Kimbrel?s dominant start is the key reason why the Sox have the fourth-best bullpen ERA in baseball. Can they keep it up?

Henri Termeer: 1946-2017


// Friends and colleagues remember ?the dean of the biotech community?

Termeer, the former Genzyme chief executive, died Friday at his home in Marblehead.

Game Changers

Last year, the FBI set up its regional headquarters in Chelsea. It was one of several new developments in the city.

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Real Estate

Follow the money???to Chelsea

Boston?s commercial and residential development boom has spilled across the Tobin.


Yvonne Abraham

// A laughable ? and cruel ? mistake

The idea that cutting off welfare benefits would prevent pregnancies is ridiculous. It?s just made parents? (and children?s) lives more difficult.

// Her work has been recognized as very gouda

UVM professor Catherine Donnelly was honored with a James Beard Award for her work as editor of ?The Oxford Companion to Cheese.?

They were protesting others? speech, and it got heated

A conservative group?s free speech rally on the Common triggered a counter-protest by a progressive anti-fascist group. Two people, one from each side, were arrested.

// Fifth person dies following Billerica auto auction crash

Reuben Espaillat, 55, of Methuen died Saturday at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.


// ?Your parents can be paid off,? says Lionel Richie

After accepting an honorary degree at Berklee, Richie relayed the story of when he told his father his plans to go into music.


// Macron sworn in as French president

The 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron became the nation?s youngest president early Sunday.

A window announcing the encryption of data and requiring a payment for access is displayed in a railway station in eastern Germany Friday.

How $11 helped stop a global cyberattack

A modest purchase may have slowed the attack?s spread before US-based computers were hit on a massive scale.

Opinion & Ideas

Ideas | Livia Gershon

// What if working less is better?

Dare to be idle.

Special reports

Special section | Game Changers

// Fifty-one bright ideas and breakthroughs for 2017

In a revolutionary place like Boston, innovators and innovations are as common as bad drivers. See who made our annual list.


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// Advice on taking real estate photos from a Pulitzer-winning photographer

In America, everyone who has a cellphone thinks they are a professional photographer. They are not.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// I didn?t want to bear witness to my mother?s anguish. But how could I not?

I didn?t want to watch my mother writhe in pain. But I cared for her. Did I help? I don?t know. But I was there.

Real Estate

Recent home sales south of Boston (May 12)

1267 Washington St. One-family Raised Ranch, built in 1994, 1,543 square feet, 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, on 27,424-square-foot lot.