Charlie who? Democrats focus ire toward Trump

As Massachusetts Democrats converge for their annual convention in Worcester this weekend, party leaders, activists, and operatives face a dispiriting challenge: blocking Governor Charlie Baker?s reelection in 2018.

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To eject Baker, the party will have to channel fury from a new wave of party activists.

//[1].jpg Charlie Baker?s new labor secretary is an anti-Trump activist

Governor Baker?s departing labor secretary is the first cabinet member to leave the Republican?s administration.

// Special counsel takes over Manafort case as part of Trump investigation

The special counsel?s Trump campaign investigation includes a Manafort case, and may expand to include Attorney General Sessions.

Ground Game

// Steve Bannon Is Great Again (In Trump?s eyes)

Two months ago it seemed that Steve Bannon?s days as a White House adviser to Donald Trump were numbered.

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

// Mr. Trump, you don?t know Pittsburgh like I know Pittsburgh

Since Trump and his speechwriters didn?t do their homework before citing Pittsburgh, let me educate them.

// Trump officials won?t say whether the president believes in climate change

Scott Pruitt was asked the same question over and over and over during a Friday briefing with reporters: Does President Trump still believe global warming is a hoax?

// Oops: Supreme Court mistakenly threatens to disbar Mass. Bar Association leader

The nation?s high court is acknowledging that it made an embarrassing blunder last month.

// Franklin student died from the cold, authorities say

The Franklin man who went missing for six days after leaving a party died of hypothermia.

// Authorities hunt for killer in slaying of 81-year-old immigrant

The search has been aided by the recovery of the victim?s beloved Ford Fiesta on a Dorchester street.

?I didn?t think he?d hurt her,? Rachelle Bond says of ex-boyfriend during testimony

Bond delivered her horrific testimony in Michael McCarthy?s Suffolk Superior Court trial, which began Tuesday.

// Oxford man sets record by eating 36 pepperoni rolls

The Massachusetts resident ate three dozen of the rolls in just 10 minutes, clinching a gut-busting victory at a recent contest.

// Bear kills and eats Connecticut family?s donkey

A Connecticut family says a black bear killed and ate one of their beloved donkeys.

// ?Game of Thrones? gets the Harvard treatment

This fall, Harvard students will have the opportunity to take ?The Real Game of Thrones: From Modern Myths to Medieval Models.??

// The forgotten riot that sparked Boston?s racial unrest

June 2, 1967, marks the day that Boston joined what some deem the period of ?Urban Riots,? a five-year span in the 1960s that touched nearly every major city in black America?s fight for civil rights.

Elisabeth Moss in Hulu?s ?The Handmaid?s Tale.?

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Elisabeth Moss has emerged as one of TV?s greats

Moss deserves induction into my personal TV Hall of Fame, made up of actors and actresses who?ve done their best work on the small screen.

// Artist sets up six cameras to catch thieves of shark-themed art in Chatham

Video posted to YouTube this week shows three women trying to make off with a shark cutout from the ?Sharks in the Park? exhibit.

// Video shows Tiger Woods performing DUI tests at jail

The Palm Beach County Sheriff?s Office released more of its documentation of Woods?s DUI arrest.

Alex Speier

// Red Sox hampered by Hanley Ramirez?s inability to play first base

Injury concerns have limited Ramirez to DH, scuttling the team?s expected roster management.

Talking Points

//[1].jpg Is Boston falling behind when it comes to adding green space?

The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit, just issued its latest ranking of the top 100 US cities based on their park systems.

// Griffin says Trump is trying to ?ruin? her life after photo scandal

??A sitting President of the United States and his grown children and the first lady are personally trying to ruin my life forever,?? she said.

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Opinion & Ideas


// Booze, the other innovation economy

What if Massachusetts laws treated beer, wine, and liquor as an opportunity, not just a threat?

Special reports


// Former top Mass. lawmaker often helped his business, family

Former House assistant majority leader Garrett Bradley had a pattern of taking actions that advanced his business and personal interests.


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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.


// Compression tights fail to curb runners? muscle fatigue

Nike funded a study to learn whether compression tights (like those it sells) help runners go farther, faster. Turns out, they don?t.