The Trump presidency

Matt Viser | Analysis

Trump?s distracted presidency has created a leadership void

President Trump has given just one prime-time speech and one solo press conference since his inauguration.

Evan Vucci/Associated Press

In its first six months, Donald Trump?s presidency has created an unprecedented power vacuum that is leaving the nation and the globe uneasy.

// Trump tweets video that seems to show him attacking CNN reporter

President Trump sent a tweet Sunday morning with an altered video that appears to show him beating up a reporter.

// Trump takes on the media, and the crowd laps it up

?The people know the truth. The fake media tried to stop us from going to the White House,? the president told supporters Saturday.

// Trump?s latest feud with a ?dumb as a rock? TV host and her partner

Politicians from both parties have appealed to the president, without apparent success, to focus on running the country.

Yvonne Abraham

//[1].jpg Are we still feeling patriotic?

The political landscape has changed an awful lot. Has it altered how we view our country, too?

Independence Day

Keith Lockhart will conduct his 23rd Fourth concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

?We?re really trying to give the concert back to the people?

The Boston Pops are now in charge of the Independence Day spectacular, and conductor Keith Lockhart wants to enhance the show?s patriotic spirit.

// A warm, humid weekend is expected, and then a beautiful July 4

Showers are possible into Sunday in the Boston area, and then the skies are expected to be more clear through Tuesday.

// Drew Faust?s Harvard legacy: the Allston expansion

It once appeared that Faust would be known as the university president who stopped an ambitious growth plan.

Greta Rybus for the Boston Globe

Welcome to the Lost Kitchen, the best Maine restaurant you may never be able to eat at

More than 10,000 people called the day reservations opened for the season. The story behind this out-of-the-way restaurant is one of second chances.

// Patients are losing patience, and they?re speaking out

Many medical offices don?t see long waits by patients as a top priority. Is it because changes could harm the bottom line?

The Celtics? pursuit of Gordon Hayward

Celtics making their pitch to All-Star forward

The Celtics? delegation for today?s visit by Hayward includes Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford.

// Is Gordon Hayward getting chauffeured around town by Brad Stevens?

A Twitter user posted a pic Saturday that appears to show the former Butler player and coach together at Logan Airport.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 18: Gordon Hayward #20 of the Utah Jazz attends practice for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 18, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Gordon Hayward emoji battle is starting to heat up

Before the free agent toured Boston Sunday, several of his potential teammates expressed their feelings on Twitter.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gestures during a promotional event Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Tokyo. The Super Bowl-winning quarterback is on a week long promotional tour of China and Japan for a sportswear maker. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Tom Brady doesn?t say much about wife?s concussion claim

The Patriots quarterback did not provide a definitive answer about his wife?s statement in May.

Lanie, Carol, and Brenna with goats.



Bump in the Road: Salvaging a vacation after a really bad start

I?d walked away from my luggage without alerting my wife. Neither of us had an eye on it. But someone else did.


//[1]-14396.jpg David Price seems to really be feeling the pressure of playing baseball in Boston

His verbal altercation with Dennis Eckersley could be another sign that Price isn?t enjoying the Boston Baseball Experience.

Ideas | Mark Peters

// The long-term, part-time ?gig?

For many, the freedom of side hustles is worth the risks. For others, a side hustle is simply better than no hustle at all.

// Maine?s budget impasse continues as state leaders work to find common ground

Maine?s state government was partially shut down when the new fiscal year started without a budget.


// At halfway mark, Red Sox have reason for optimism

The team is encouraged that it?s in first place despite a sometimes frustrating first half of the season.


// This Harvard paleontologist really digs her work

Stephanie Pierce is headed to Nova Scotia this summer to hunt for evidence of early tetrapods.


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// Boston family races to raise money to save their son

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