N. Korea says ?intercontinental? missile launched

That conflicted with South Korean and US assessments. President Trump was harshly critical of Kim Jong Un after the launch.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Campus_07.jpg Despite fiscal crisis, UMass Boston hires the well-connected

At least seven people with links to state politics have been hired in recent years, even as budget woes forced cutbacks in class offerings and office supplies.

Visitors to Kennebunkport used the summer estate of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president, and his wife, Barbara Bush, as the background for their photos. Tourists often stream down Ocean Drive to gaze at the Walker?s Point residence.

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Kennebunkport loves the Bush family, and the feeling is mutual

Despite the frailties of age, George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush seem to be everywhere in Kennebunkport this summer.

Demonstrators in Augusta, Maine, passed by the governor?s residence to voice their displeasure with the state budget crisis.

Before a deal was reached, Mainers were angry

In the hours before a deal was struck, hundreds of protesters called on Governor Paul LePage and his allies to end a budget impasse.

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The victims were discovered around midnight Monday when police responded to reports of gunfire in the area.

Emergency personnel transported one of the victims from the scene.

A ?tragic accident? at Logan leaves 10 taxi drivers injured

A cab jumped a curb and struck the drivers, and officials said the incident appears to be unintentional.

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The girl fell from a fourth-floor window, police said. The window had a screen, which was found near her.

Kevin Cullen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen_20131018.jpg An idyllic moment at the beach turns treacherous

The end-of-the-school-year outing averted tragedy, but carried lessons of courage and of the importance of staying aware.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/jellyfish.jpg If you?re on the beach and see this creature, stay far, far away

Officials have received several reports of Portuguese Man-of-Wars ? venomous, jellyfish-like creatures ? washing up on shore.

The Gordon Hayward watch

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Today is the earliest the All-Star forward will decide on his new NBA home.

Christopher L. Gasper

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The offseason and free agency period have been more compelling, unpredictable, and dramatic than the playoffs were.

Fourth of July

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Your guide to a day at the Esplanade

Where should you get off the T? What can you bring? When do the fireworks start? Don?t worry, we have you covered.

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular.

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Want to watch the fireworks at home? Here?s how.

You can stay in your hammock and watch the show ? or listen ? from most anywhere.

Fourth of July fireworks exploded over the Charles River and Esplanade, as seen from the roof of Boston University at 33 Harry Agganis Way in 2015.

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6 great spots (off the Esplanade) to watch

Not everyone?s holiday plans include arriving at the Hatch Shell at 10 a.m. to mark their territory.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/lee_water1_met.jpg Expect sunny skies and pleasant temperatures

Daytime temperatures around Boston will reach the low 80s, with a light wind and lots of sun, forecasters said.

Red Sox 7, Rangers 5 (11 inn.)

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Pedroia had 4 RBIs and made perhaps the best defensive play of his career. Boston won its fifth consecutive game.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was wildly unpopular even before he was caught relaxing on the beach with family Sunday ? one of the very same beaches he?d ordered closed to the public as part of government shutdown just days earlier.

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Nestor Ramos

Unlike N.J., we have an adult at the helm

Sure, we have our own budget issues, but Governor Baker isn?t getting a tan on a closed beach.

Tom Holland in ?Spider-Man: Homecoming.?

Movie Review

Welcome back: Spider-Man comes home

It?s a reboot, and a good one, for everyone?s favorite web master.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Hamel_03beekill_001.jpg As many as 60,500 honeybees killed in Rehoboth

Beekeepers are trying to determine the cause of the apparent contamination.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/pfosi_170703_douglas_05.jpg Boston recalls Frederick Douglass?s famed 1852 speech

Dozens gathered on Boston Common on the speech?s 165th anniversary to hear a collective recitation of Douglass?s famous oration.


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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/0299_GW-Teeth-Still.jpg How George Washington?s teeth became an American legend

His teeth were crafted from gold leaf, lead plates, hippopotamus ivory, and the teeth of cows, horses, and, likely, his slaves.