Lawmakers consider taking on ?patent trolls?

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

// 4 tornadoes hit Maine, including one spectacular waterspout

Four tornadoes with winds of up to 110 miles per hour whirled through Maine on Saturday afternoon.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (right) used the beach with his family and friends at the governor?s summer house at Island Beach State Park in New Jersey.

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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.??

12/5/2014 - Beverly, MA - Pete Frates, cq, who is immobilized by ALS, inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge. Topic: 122114BOTY. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff.

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Ice Bucket Challenge inspiration Pete Frates is ?resting comfortably?

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

3 expected to survive after Roxbury cookout shooting

Three men were shot on a Roxbury street late Sunday night, and all of the victims are expected to survive, Boston police said.

5-year-old survives 7-story fall from Quincy window

Police say the boy held onto the window?s screen and landed in a bush, which helped to cushion his fall.

The Trump presidency

Charlie Gard at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

Trump offers help to a terminally ill British baby

President Trump tweeted Monday that ??if we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the UK and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so.?

// 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.

// 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.

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

// Mike Pence: The servile schemer who would be president

Who is Mike Pence? Pick one of three. But none of his personae are fit to be president.

Erin Robertson?s ?Project Runway? prize bounty included $100,000 to start her business. In her colorful Boston home, Robertson will design and sew ? and collaborate with local innovators and artists.

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After winning $100,000 on ?Project Runway,? she?s ready to collaborate in Boston

MassArt alum Erin Robertson is planning some unusual collaborations and vowing to embrace ?slow fashion.?

// 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.

// Donal Logue pleads for return of missing daughter: ?It?s okay. Just drop her off.?

?There is an ?out? for this situation that works for all involved. We promise,? the actor wrote on Facebook in a bid for information on his missing daughter.

Medford native Maria Menounos.

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Maria Menounos reveals brain tumor battle, quits E! News

The Medford native said she underwent surgery last month to remove a golf-ball-sized tumor from her head and has announced her resignation from E! News.

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

A contingent that included coach Brad Stevens, All-Star Isaiah Thomas, and co-owner Wyc Grousbeck met the free agent Sunday.

Independence Day

// 1918 World Series key in US love affair with national anthem

How did the ?The Star Spangled Banner? become a standard part of American sports games for the better part of a century?

// An original copy of the Declaration to be displayed in Boston

The Commonwealth Museum in Dorchester will display the document Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

// Can a computer clear up Boston?s traffic jams?

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

// Kensington Palace says (very) young royals to go on Europe tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will take Prince George and Princess Charlotte along when they tour Germany and Poland.

// 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.

Confidential tips

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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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