The Trump presidency

Justice Department appoints special counsel in Russia probe

The Justice Department will appoint a special counsel to investigate possible coordination between associates of President Trump and Russian officials in the 2016 election.

// Robert Mueller, special counsel in Russia investigation, has Boston ties

Mueller served in Boston under William Weld, the US attorney at the time, and led the office when Weld took another job in the Justice Department.

NEW LONDON, CT - MAY 17: US President Donald Trump waves as he prepares to exit the commencement ceremony for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, May 17, 2017 in New London, Connecticut. This is President Trump's second commencement address since taking office and comes amid controversy after his firing of FBI Director James Comey. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A siege of scandal news envelops Washington

It?s been a spring of political assertions and denials, and now a long, broiling summer is about to unfold.

// Flynn told Trump team he was under investigation

Michael Flynn told the Trump transition team that he was under investigation, and despite the warning, President Trump made Flynn his national security adviser.

// House majority leader in 2016: ?I think Putin pays? Trump

A month before Donald Trump clinched the GOP nomination, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Trump could be paid by Vladimir Putin.



// A special counsel, a sense of relief

Finally, someone has done the right thing.


// Mueller was the right choice ? now Congress must follow suit

The decision to name a special counsel is the right call to restore a measure of confidence in the integrity of the investigation into Russian interference in last year?s election.

In February, Modelo?s Market Cafe in Somerville was among businesses that closed to draw attention to the number of immigrant workers.

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MIT study: Immigrants vital to Boston?s economy

More liberal policies could help fuel region?s growth, some business leaders and workforce development


// Study suggests cashews can halt return of colon cancer

Can tree nuts play a role in battling cancer? It?s a question researchers are trying to answer.

Game 1 | Cavaliers 117, Celtics 104


Cavaliers rout Celtics in Game 1

Boston, MA May 17, 2017: The Celtics Isaiah Thomas tries to cover the Cavaliers LeBron James, first quarter action. The Boston Celtics hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game One of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff series at the TD Garden. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis)


LeBron James led Cleveland with 38 points.


// It wasn?t a banner night at the Garden

LeBron James and the champion Cavaliers dominated the Celtics in Game 1.


// Boston Teachers Union poised to elect 1st person of color as president

The ascension of Jessica Tang, who is Chinese-American, to the post will represent a generational shift in power.

The police wrote a Facebook post. Was it light-hearted or mean-spirited?

For some people, a Taunton police Facebook post about a woman with a lizard in her bra went too far.

// N.H. lawmaker who created incendiary ?Red Pill? forum resigns

In a statement to WMUR, Robert Fisher said he was resigning for the safety of himself, his girlfriend, and family.

Yvonne Abraham

// Congratulations, Bill Cosby, of a sort

Not so long ago, Bill Cosby would have scoffed at claims that racism can intrude when black men meet the justice system.

Emergency crews continued to search for Michael Doherty.

Franklin Police Department

?We are desperately hoping Michael will come home,? says mother of missing student

Michael Doherty, a Duke University student, never returned home after leaving a friend?s house early Sunday.

// Bates receives its largest donation ever

The college?s officials said the donation will be used to create a new facility for the study of science, engineering, and technology on the campus in Lewiston.

// Proposal would demolish, replace Boston Arts Academy

The project would finally give Boston Arts Academy a state of the art facility in the Fenway specifically designed for its unique needs.

Trump Today

// GOP lawmakers begin to edge away from Trump

They have stood by Trump for months during his tumultuous presidency, but just how much can they take?

Opinion & Ideas

Michael A. Cohen

// The corruption of H.R. McMaster

As a military officer, he had a willingness to speak truth to power. Not anymore.

Special reports

// 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?


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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.


// Patients fare worse with older doctors, study finds

A new study led by a Harvard Medical School researcher finds that older doctors have higher patient mortality rates.