In rural Maine, fear of GOP Medicaid cuts runs deep

To measure how Republicans? proposed cuts might harm rural Americans, Maine?s Piscataquis County is a good place to start.

Health Care

// Repeal-only option in play if Senate can?t reach a deal

President Trump is making a weekend push to get a GOP Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare ?across the finish line.?

The Trump presidency

// Michael D. Cohen: from Trump?s penthouse to the outhouse

After years of loyal service to the president, Cohen expected to be offered a senior administration post. Then came the storm clouds.

// #25thAmendmentNow was trending on Twitter

Some were so upset by President Trump?s latest tweet that a hashtag lobbying for his removal from office was trending Sunday.

// CNN says Trump engaged in ?juvenile behavior?

A White House aide insisted a tweet, which shows President Trump appearing to ?fight? CNN, should not send a chill across the media landscape.

// Ice Bucket Challenge inspiration Pete Frates is back in the hospital

Frates is ?battling this beast ALS like a Superhero,? according to an online post by his family.

Harvard University?s investment team knew little about milking cows when they swooped in and bought a 4,350-acre dairy operation in New Zealand in 2010 for about $25 million.

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Far from campus, universities chase higher returns

Others may have seen signs of failure, but Harvard University?s multibillion-dollar endowment saw opportunity.

// Maine?s LePage tells lawmakers to put aside ?petty egos?

The governor scolded legislators in both parties as the state?s government shutdown entered a third day.

// Photos show Christie lounging at N.J. beach closed by shutdown

??The governor has a residence at Island Beach,?? Chris Christie said. ??Others don?t. . . . Run for governor and you can have the residence.??

Mt. Hope Cemetery, where Frank Elmer Smith is buried.

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Adrian Walker

An honor long overdue for one brave veteran

In a city obsessed with history, Medal of Honor recipient Frank Elmer Smith represents an overlooked chapter.

Junior traffic engineer Ashley Biggins monitored traffic with supervising engineer Donald Burgess in the Boston Transportation Department?s Traffic Management Center.


Try honking your horn at this algorithm

City officials say they?re upgrading Boston?s traffic management system.

// Can one challenger become a champion in Gloucester?s most sacred test?

If you?re a pole walker or want to become one, you pay your respects to Peter Black.

// John Oliver spent $13,700 on 5 wax statues of US presidents

According to auction records, Oliver?s show purchased figures of Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, William Henry Harrison, and Warren Harding.

Independence Day

// Prime suburban spot for fireworks viewing restricted

Portions of Robbins Farm Park in Arlington have been cordoned off as the town begins work on the field as part of a Community Preservation Act project that ramped up last week.

A nun read Pope Francis' new encyclical titled ?Laudato si? at the Vatican in 2015.

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Catholic Church is going green, but not fast enough for some

Two years after Pope Francis transformed the climate policy debate, the pontiff?s call to action is beginning to prompt change.

// The Celtics put their best foot forward with Gordon Hayward. Will it be enough?

The team wooed the All-Star by taking him to Fenway Park and showing him a recruitment video on the Jumbotron.

// Mookie Betts, Chris Sale, Craig Kimbrel to represent Red Sox at All-Star Game

This is Betts?s second selection, and the sixth for both Sale and Kimbrel.

// Hackers find ?ideal testing ground?: developing countries

Researchers are increasingly looking to non-Western countries to discover the newest, most creative, and potentially most dangerous types of cyberattacks.

// Mass. lawmakers consider a new tool against ?patent trolls?

Though patent law is determined at the federal level, state lawmakers across the country have decided not to wait for reform.


// Uma Thurman, Casey Affleck are the toast of the Czech Republic

Two of Boston?s own A-listers were honored at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Confidential tips

// Have an investigative news tip?

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Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Sharon McNally

// Camp Harbor View is more than just a camp

It?s a break from the neighborhood streets, from boredom, lack of adult supervision, and concerns about safety.

Special reports

// Fifty-nine years of stories from one address

With an eye toward the future, the Boston Globe said goodbye to its longtime Dorchester home this week.


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