Trump Jr.?s e-mails pressure GOP to act on Russia

The latest bombshell revelations in President Trump?s ongoing Russia scandal is ramping up pressure on House Republicans to vote on a Russian sanctions package.

HAMBURG, GERMANY - JULY 07: In this photo provided by the German Government Press Office (BPA) Donald Trump, President of the USA (left), meets Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (right), at the opening of the G20 summit on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. The G20 group of nations are meeting July 7-8 and major topics will include climate change and migration. (Photo by Steffen Kugler /BPA via Getty Images)

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Trump says he did all he could to confront Putin

President Trump told reporters onboard Air Force One en route to France on Wednesday that the Russian leader twice denied any meddling.

French President Emmanuel Macron, French first lady Brigitte Macron, President Trump and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, are pictured on the steps of Les Invalides.

Trump overheard complimenting Macron?s wife?s appearance

?You?re in such good shape,? President Trump told Brigitte Macron before repeating the observation to the French president and remarking: ?Beautiful.?

//[1] Trump thinks ?a lot of people don?t know? or ?forget? that France is America?s oldest ally

It turns out that uttering these types of phrases before stating well-known historical facts makes for instant meme-fication in 2017.

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// Trump?s nothing-burger is actually a supersized double whopper

And there are enough hidden additives and secret sauce to induce collective national heart failure.

// DraftKings, FanDuel drop merger plans

The companies were facing an uphill legal battle against federal regulators, who had sued to stop the deal.

FBI search of Dartmouth home tied to 1980 killing of Pa. police chief

Donald Eugene Webb remains on the FBI?s Most Wanted List for allegedly murdering a Pennsylvania police chief in 1980.

// Top Democrat leaving State House, putting future leadership in flux

?That?s a major, unanticipated shakeup,? said Representative Jay R. Kaufman, a Lexington Democrat.

// Beth Israel and Lahey Health sign final agreement to merge

The merger would be the biggest Massachusetts hospital deal in decades. It is still subject to regulatory reviews.

// ?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 until Monday.

The latest bill includes a number of changes, including an amendment pushed by Senator Ted Cruz.

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Senate tweaks its health care bill in search of votes

Are new concessions enough to pick up wavering votes?

// McConnell reveals new health bill, but will GOP support it?

The new Senate bill bids for conservative support, but threatens to alienate moderates and perhaps other conservatives.

// Emmy snubs and surprises

Let?s start with the snubs: ?The Americans,? ?Girls,? ?13 Reasons Why,? and many more.


// The taking of Francisco Rodriguez

Our great country is tearing a family apart, cruelly, needlessly.

// 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.

// Bald eagle makes flight to freedom in Winthrop

He?s one lucky bird.

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

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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 on the golf course. ?Yeah, I?m fine with that.?

// 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.

// 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.

// There?s quite a story behind this Celtics fan?s Bill Russell tattoo

A Framingham man spent 14 hours having the face of the Celtics legend tattooed on his leg.

The sword, long thought to have been lost, was used by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw in 1863.

Here?s how a famed Civil War sword was lost ? and found

Relatives of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw?s sister unearthed the weapon in the attic of the family home recently.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 12: MSNBC 'Morning Joe' hosts Joe Scarborough (R) and Mika Brzezinski are interviewed by philanthropist and financier David Rubenstein during a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics event in the McGowan Theater at the National Archives July 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Scarborough and Brzezinski, who are engaged to be married, were recently attacked by President Donald Trump on Twitter, where he called the hosts 'Psycho Joe' and 'low I.Q. Crazy Mika,' among other personal insults. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Joe and Mika happily dish about their complex relationship ? with the president

The ?Morning Joe? cohosts were perfectly content to lob casual insults and anecdotes that made President Trump look like a weirdo.

// Charles River water quality dipped in 2016

The EPA graded the river?s water quality at a ?B? level in 2016, down from 2015?s ?B+? mark.


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