US government ?under assault? by Trump, Clapper says

American democracy is separately ?under assault? from President Donald Trump and Russia, the former US intelligence chief warned Sunday.

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?I don?t think there?s any question that the Russians were playing around in our electoral processes,? Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.

Kellyanne Conway says Anderson Cooper?s eye roll was ?possibly sexist?

It was the eye roll seen ?round the world. Here?s what the White House counselor had to say Sunday about the now-viral interaction.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/14/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/george150-1789.jpg George Conway is the man at the center of everything

If it weren?t for George Conway, the nation might never have met Monica Lewinsky, and Donald Trump might never have met Kellyanne.

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/14/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/200_trump_spicer_snl.jpg President Trump, Sean Spicer are the ?stars? on a new ?SNL?

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


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Russian President Vladimir Putin showed off his softer side during a visit to China when he sat down to play the piano Sunday.

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to lay a wreath of flower on the Unknown Soldier's tomb at the Arc of Triomphe monument after his formal inauguration ceremony as French President, Sunday, May 14, 2017 in Paris. Macron was inaugurated as France's new president at the Elysee Palace in Paris, and immediately launched into his mission to shake up French politics, world economics and the European Union. (Alain Jocard/Pool Photo via AP)

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Macron faces an array of challenges as new French leader

Emmanuel Macron, who became France?s youngest president Sunday, is confronted by challenges at home and abroad.


It?s springtime, but, yes, that was snow in New England

Wet weather and chilly temperatures combined to bring snow to places from Western Mass. to Vermont and New Hampshire.

?I dropped out of Emerson after a semester and a third my freshman year,? said novelist Dennis Lehane, who delivered the commencement address.

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Dennis Lehane to Emerson grads: ?You are the hope?

?It?s a very strange thing to drop out of a college and have them ask you to come back and deliver a commencement speech,? the author joked.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/RinaldiMothersWalk04.jpg Annual Mother?s Day anti-violence walk draws thousands, despite rain

Participants donned purple ponchos as they made their way from Dorchester to City Hall.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/14/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/AP17132621268090.jpg At least 100,000 groups in 150 nations hit by cyberattack

Europol said that the number of individuals who have fallen victim to the scheme could be much higher.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Cold%20Case_WEb_shorterNew.jpg Finding Lisa: A story of murders, mysteries, loss, and, incredibly, new life

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?

Henri Termeer: 1946-2017


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

Ben Clark walked among peach trees in full bloom at Clarkdale Orchards in Deerfield, Mass. last month.

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After a sad summer of no peaches, New England could see a bumper crop this year

Mild winter and perfectly aligned weather means growers and agricultural experts are anticipating a peach rebound in 2017.

Game Changers

Dave Dombrowski, Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations, speaks to the media during baseball spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)


How ?old school? Dave Dombrowski boldly revived the Red Sox

The new team president follows a different path than Theo Epstein, but still delivers the wins.


This family is all inn (and they didn?t buy it to run it like a Hyatt)

In Manchester Village, Vt., you?ll find the quirky Wilburton Inn, where you?ll be welcomed with open arms, greeted by a tired, sweet dog, and treated like a member of the family.

My mother, the magician, transformed our Colo. home

When I first saw the house at age 14, I could not imagine how my mother would change this old-looking structure into something livable.

Opinion & Ideas

Ideas | Livia Gershon

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Dare to be idle.

Special reports

Special section | Game Changers

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/11/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/gamechangershoriz-6383.jpg 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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An afternoon recap of the day?s most important business news, delivered Monday through Friday.

Address: Spring House Hunt

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/06/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/realestate.jpg 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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/03/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/AFP_MB3WQ.jpg 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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/12/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Caregiver.jpg 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.