Paul LePage hates the press. But he?s a pretty good golfer

?I am the most hated person in the media,? Maine Governor Paul LePage said. ?Yeah, I?m fine with that.?

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?I am the most hated person in the media,? Maine Governor Paul LePage said. ?Yeah, I?m fine with that.?

// Trump?s budget won?t balance federal ledger, CBO says

The Congressional Budget Office says President Trump?s budget would result in a $720 billion deficit at the end of 10 years instead of the slight surplus promised.

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The top nominations are being read by ??Veep?s?? Anna Chlumsky and Shemar Moore, who previously starred on ??Criminal Minds.??

Macaroni and cheese is a popular entree for children at the Full Moon restaurant.

Don?t fret, parents: With a little more work, mac and cheese can still be your dinner

Packaged mac and cheese is having a bad day. This recipe might cheer you and your kids up.

// Charlie the therapy pug meets patients face to face, wheelchair to wheelchair

In the hallways of the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Roslindale, the portly pug greets people on their level.

// Donnie Wahlberg left a massive tip for servers at a N.C. Waffle House

?My mom waited tables, and my dad tended bars ? for years!? Wahlberg wrote in a Facebook post.

// Mass. Historical Society acquires sword of Robert Gould Shaw

The artifact was discovered in an attic and is being called a ?once-in-a-lifetime? find.

The nightlife scene in Salt Lake City is fun for all.


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SLC: America?s super gay, super cool hipster haven

Salt Lake City has turned into a gay Mecca and is on its way to achieving hipster status. No, really.

// Tom Brady, Patriots shut out at ESPYs

Brady and the Patriots were nominated for six awards, but came away with only the ESPY for Best Game.

Host Peyton Manning speaks onstage at The 2017 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater.


Peyton Manning had retirement all figured out ? until he met Tom Brady?s ?grandma?

Even at the Sunset Acres Village retirement home, Manning can?t get away from Brady.

// ?I?ll smash your pretty face?: ?Top Chef? host ?terrified? Teamster encounter

One union member said ?I?ll smash your pretty face? during an encounter with the ?Top Chef? host outside a Milton restaurant, according to court papers.

// Senate GOP leaders to unveil health care bill to win over skeptics

The bill would help hold down insurance costs for consumers while keeping a pair of taxes on high-income people that they had planned to eliminate.

// The Country Club in Brookline finally admits Tom Brady

Brady has been quietly admitted to the exclusive club, and his membership gives both he and his wife, Gisele Bündchen, the privilege of using its many amenities.

Joe Howlett, a lobsterman, boat captain and an experienced large whale entanglement responder, lost his life.

New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium mourns colleague killed while freeing whale

Joe Howlett was killed Monday by a right whale he had just freed from an entanglement in waters off New Brunswick.

Nurses confronted a security guard at the main entrance as they sought to go back to work.

?We want to work?: Nurses locked out at Tufts Medical Center

The nurses were intent on returning to work this morning, but faced hospital leaders who said they will lock them out unti Monday.

People milled about in the dreary weather Thursday.

Stormy weather to continue Thursday and Friday

The Greater Boston area should expect another afternoon of locally heavy downpours and few strong gusts of wind.

// Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo dies at age 61

Liu had been hospitalized for advanced liver cancer diagnosed in prison in May.

// Grandmother left at wrong gate at Logan

The airline booked a hotel room for 74-year-old Carmen Courchesne, who uses a wheelchair, and escorted her to her seat on the plane the next day.

// You can check out a self-driving car in Kendall Square Thursday night

The Toyota Research Institute is putting a vehicle on display Thursday.

// 500,000 seniors got too many opioids in 2016; 70,000 got an ?extreme? amount

A government watchdog also said more than 22,000 others on Medicare appeared to be ??doctor shopping?? for drugs.

// Elizabeth Warren raised $3.5 million in second quarter

The Massachusetts Democrat has built up her 2018 war chest to more than $11 million.

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// Mass. can lead research on gun violence

With progress at the federal level stymied by pro-gun politicians, states have to take the lead investigating how guns get here. Studying the state?s trace data is one way to start.

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