The Trump presidency

Trump says naming of special counsel ?hurts our country?

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President Trump also flatly denied that he pressured James Comey into dropping the investigation into Michael Flynn.

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

// The greatest self-inflicted witch hunt in history

Someone should tell President Trump he brought the special counsel upon himself with his actions.

// House committee seeks documents on Trump dealings with Comey

The House Intelligence Committee is asking for more government documents.

// Russia probe a ?witch hunt?? Moulton doesn?t think so

US Representative Seth Moulton, a Democrat from Salem, doesn?t think the investigation in Russian dealings compares with the witch trials.

// House Oversight Committee chair expected to leave office next month

Jason Chaffetz said last month that he would not seek re-election in 2018 and that he was considering leaving office early.

Ground Game

// If you like your health care, you can keep it (because GOP?s agenda is now derailed)

Here?s one thing that is increasingly clear, from the halls of Congress to Wall Street: the GOP?s agenda has been derailed.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// The Trump rally: denial or long-term wisdom?

Investors have remained mostly calm amid the president?s political problems.

Robert Mueller  in 2012.

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Special Counsel Bob Mueller won?t leak but Trump should still be worried

Mueller survived 13 years as FBI director in a town that floats on leaks, but he was never a leaker.

// Athenahealth targeted by activist hedge fund

Paul Singer?s Elliott Management acquired a 9.2 percent stake in the medical software company and called it undervalued.

Talking Points

// Massport has an ally in quest for more Logan parking

The agency wants to add 5,000 new parking spaces at Logan Airport.

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Isaiah Thomas named to All-NBA second team

The Celtics guard appeared on 94 of 100 ballots submitted by media members.

// A Reebok romper for men? It?s happening.

After a crowdfunding campaign went viral this week by promising to unleash the garment concept on the world, Reebok is getting in on the trend.

Emergency workers investigate the scene of a car that crashed into pedestrians in New York?s Times Square on Thursday.

One killed after car plows into Times Square crowd in NYC

The incident injured about 20 people, and police do not suspect a link to terrorism.


// Like him or loathe him, Roger Ailes transformed the news

The pugnacious founder of Fox News Channel gave the news an explicitly ideological edge, and in the process he played a crucial role in the rise of President Trump.

Chris Cornell performs in September 2008.

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell dies at 52

Cornell?s death, ruled a suicide, stunned his family and his fans, for whom Cornell just performed hours earlier at a show in Detroit.

Globe Magazine

// Why is it so hard to stop buying more stuff?

A neurosurgeon zeroes in on the tricky problem of overconsumption and why our brains aren?t signaling when enough is enough.

// A look at the two Nantucket hotels rated ?best in the country?

According to TripAdvisor, two of the top hotels in the country are located in Nantucket. Christopher Muther checks out the hotels behind the hype.


// Temperatures break record in Boston with 95 degree heat

Temperatures reached record heights Thursday around 1 p.m. when the thermometer at Logan International Airport hit 95 degrees.

// The last time it was this hot on May 18, there were deadly consequences

Two men were overcome by the heat in East Boston. Lightning injured three people in Randolph and killed a teenager in Rhode Island.

// Franklin police continue search for missing 20-year-old

Franklin police said they would be looking in harder-to-reach areas.

Police nab suspect in Mother?s Day shooting of pregnant woman in Dorchester

Boston police on Wednesday arrested a suspect in Framingham for the brazen Mother?s Day shooting of a pregnant woman.

//[1] Group to protest Walsh statements on bike, pedestrian crashes

The ?Streets are for People? event will take place on City Hall Plaza Friday.

// Quincy man gets life sentence in fatal beating at bar

Paul Fahey was found guilty of second-degree murder and was sentenced on Thursday. He?ll be eligible for parole in 15 years.

Fraud charges against union contractor dismissed

The first-of-its-kind case could serve as a template for how prosecutors investigate the construction industry and union contracts.

Trump Today

// Following silence, a Twitter eruption

President Trump erupted on Twitter Thursday morning, calling himself the victim of a ?witch hunt.?

Opinion & Ideas


// Boston Teachers Union?s tall tale

A certain annoyance has crept into Boston Teachers Union President Richard Stutman?s voice.

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


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// Tom Brady had a concussion. So what? Here?s what science has to say

Amid reports that Tom Brady had a concussion last year, here?s the latest science on such head injuries and their long-term impact.