Pentagon to send more US forces to Afghanistan, report says

The deployment, intended to break a stalemate, will be the largest of American manpower under Donald Trump?s young presidency.

Using crutches, US Representative Roger Williams of Texas is introduced before the Congressional Baseball Game on Thursday.

Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post

At lawmaker ballgame, hopes for less partisan acrimony

Lawmakers throughout the day on Thursday struggled to point to tangible across-the-aisle measures that would emerge from proclaimations of accord.

// After shooting, some partisans apologize for rhetoric

Some, but not all, of America?s political combatants called for unity.

// Scalise still critical after being shot, but improving

Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Republican shot Wednesday on a baseball field outside Washington, remains in critical condition.

ICE arrests in and around local courthouses worry lawyers, prosecutors

The aggressive tactics are part of a sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants by the Trump administration.

// Escapees who killed prison guards are captured, Georgia governor says

Two inmates who escaped from a prison bus in Georgia on Tuesday after fatally shooting a pair of guards were captured.

// In defense of the poodle

Poodles are being mixed with every breed imaginable. Everyone loves their Goldendoodles and Labradoodles ? except purebred poodle breeders.

How does T.J. Maxx sell for so little?

Most of us assume the owner of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls gets its fashions from department-store leftovers and store overruns. The reality is quite different.

Plainville town employee killed while operating lawn tractor

The employee was cutting grass at the town pumping station Thursday afternoon, police said.

Paul Chaisson/The Canadian Press via AP

The biggest job in education is open. Who?ll fill it?

Harvard can have its pick of candidates for president, executive search consultants and education experts say.

// Woman kills rabid raccoon with bare hands during struggle

The woman killed the animal after it attacked her while she was jogging in Maine.

Nestor Ramos

// She saw something that wasn?t right, and she made it her business

Sasha Hearn saw three kids in trouble and made it her business to intervene.

Architects (left to right) Kait Kurs, Stephanie Morrison, Martha Foss, and Katie Chu posed in Watertown.

National fervor over Trump swamps Georgia House race

From graphics designed in Boston to phone banks organized in Maryland, out-of-state attention floods a special election in suburban Atlanta.

The Public Hotel in New York City, with 190-square-foot rooms that start at $150, is aimed at the Airbnb crowd.

Luxe for less: The new $150-a-night boutique hotel

The man who changed the hotel world is at it again with a concept he calls ?Luxury for all.?

Shirley Leung

// Let?s not leave paid family leave up to a ballot initiative

My advice to advocates of the bills backing paid family leave and groups that oppose them: Roll up your sleeves, and work out your differences.

Boston, MA - 5/26/2017 - (5th inning) Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (52) points to his catcher after getting a fly ball out for the third out in the top of the fifth inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Seattle Mariners in the first of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 27Sox-Mariners, LOID: 8.3.2596934708.


Eduardo Rodriguez ?feels ecstatic? after bullpen session

Rodriguez?s kneecap dislocated on June 1 and he went on the DL the next day.

Critic?s Notebook

// Has reality TV?s race to the bottom actually hit bottom? Probably not.

The scandal surrounding "Bachelor in Paradise? is a logical extension of where the genre has been heading all along.

Sail Boston

USCG Eagle sailed towards Boston about 30 miles off Nantucket.

David L Ryan/Globe Staff

Here?s a full list of Sail Boston?s six days of free events

Sail Boston?s main event ? the Grand Parade of Sail on Saturday ? is only a piece of the celebration.

Maps: Here are all the spots to view the Tall Ships this weekend

More than 50 ships will parade through Boston Harbor starting this week. Here?s where you can see them.


// The Weekender: Tall ships, short films, and dad jokes

The Globe?s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.


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