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Ty Burr | Commentary

Are Boston?s statues honoring all the right men?

As the racist relics of the American South come slowly down, we should cast a critical eye on our monuments.

The Trump presidency

// Special counsel?s investigation seems to be growing

Robert Mueller has taken over a separate probe involving former Trump campaign official Paul Manafort.

// Obama breaks tradition with statement on Paris climate deal

It?s customary for former presidents to not criticize the current office-holder, but President Obama is casting tradition aside.


The idea of a nuclear cruise missile raise old fears

Critics say the Pentagon?s plan for an air-launched nuclear cruise missile makes the unimaginable more likely.

// Deval Patrick creates a buzz in the beekeeping world

?I?ve always been compelled by things that make you slow down and pay attention to Mother Nature?s schedule rather than your own,? the former governor said.

Yvonne Abraham

// In Hudson, a school district piles problems on a 12-year-old?s shoulders

Perhaps a new superintendent will be more humane in the case of Keegan Concannon.

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Bill Maher says he is 'very sorry' for using a racial slur on his HBO show

The HBO host used the slur during an interview on his show, ??Real Time.?

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In well-mannered public radio, an airwaves war

The most remarkable part of WGBH?s ascent is that it largely spared its chief rival, steadily building a base without damaging WBUR.

Red Sox 5, Orioles 2

// David Price, Hanley Ramirez carry Red Sox to victory

The lefthander shined in his second start, allowing just three hits in seven-plus innings.

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Barring photographer not a great look for Best Buddies

Best Buddies did itself no favors by denying access to Tom Brady?s charity event.

Perspective | Magazine

// Seriously now, what?s so traumatic about turning 40?

Instead of fearing it and dwelling on regrets, let?s embrace it.

Ideas | Amy Crawford

// Why everyone should know how much you earn

Americans don?t like to disclose their salaries, but transparency is the answer to pay disparities.

// Walpole candidate accused of bias loses Planning Board race

George Hodges was defeated in Saturday?s election by an incumbent and a Muslim-American woman.

// State Democrats turn attention to Trump, not Baker, at convention

Democrats, who met in Worcester for their annual convention, are so sore over losing their last campaign, they were barely even talking about the next one.

// You can?t get there from here if you use the Pike

Interstate 90 is cut down to two lanes in Boston through Monday at 5 a.m. Be ready for delays.

17-year-old boy shot at Dorchester playground

The teenager was shot in the jaw and sustained non-life threatening injuries, police said.

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Opinion & Ideas

IDEAS | Jim Kozubek

//'t%20fix%20it.jpg Fixing genes won?t fix us

We?re betting that we can engineer our way out of problems through biochemical transformations. But what if we can?t?

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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Address: Spring House Hunt

// 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.