Spicer resigns as Scaramucci named communications chief

The shake-up on the communications team comes as President Trump is suffering from dismal approval ratings and struggling to advance his agenda.

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As of Friday, you can find him in the West Wing, but Anthony Scaramucci spent his formative years in the Boston area.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/06083974.jpg Sean Spicer is out. Now what?

Amid a string of humiliating moments that were the hallmark of Sean Spicer?s short tenure, this one was, apparently, the final straw.

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With Sean Spicer?s departure, here?s a look back at six of the strangest moments that shaped his time as press secretary.

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The heat wave is the third in the city this summer.

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Kennedy offered encouragement to John McCain, who has been diagnosed with the same cancer that claimed the life of her husband.


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Governor Charlie Baker will attend a Republican Governors Association meeting for four days in Aspen, Colo., a spokesman said Friday.

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The commonwealth has a tradition when it comes to commanders-in-chief: deposing them. Or at least trying really hard to.

Framingham man charged in police standoff described as ?nicest guy?

The man allegedly fired shots at Framingham police during a domestic violence incident.

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A look inside the USS Constitution?s restoration

After a 26-month long restoration project, the USS Constitution will launch back into the Boston Harbor on Sunday.

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Old Ironsides will return to the water after a two-year restoration.

N.H. Trooper Nick Cyr with his 646-pound tuna.

N.H. trooper catches 646-pound tuna after long battle

New Hampshire State Trooper Nick Cyr reeled in a 646-pound bluefin tuna while fishing on Tuesday afternoon in waters off Rye Harbor.

Chad Finn

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tlumacki_redsoxvsorioles_sports_015ports.jpg Here?s your official Dave Dombrowski trades report card

The trade deadline is approaching, so let?s review the track record of the Red Sox? president of baseball operations.

The Summer of ?67

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It was a team accustomed to being background noise. Then came the summer of 1967, and the Sox became the soundtrack of Boston.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/pfosi_170721_rescue_01.jpg 48 people rescued in one day at Hampton Beach

At Hampton Beach in New Hampshire, 48 people were rescued from rip currents on Wednesday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/vv.jpg Mansfield rollover crash blamed on texting while driving

A Mansfield woman was cited for texting while driving after she crashed her car Friday morning.

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The move to modify the Government Center project is an indication that condominium demand in Boston remains high.

Life is Beautiful festival in downtown Las Vegas

Christopher Muther

A man from Malden is helping to change the face of Vegas

A once seedy section of Vegas has found new life thanks to Boston native Ryan Doherty.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/534273809ca542d2a1509e32772e10d3-534273809ca542d2a1509e32772e10d3-0.jpg A Patriots lineman got an interesting response from Elon Musk about a hyperloop

Guard Joe Thuney wanted to know if the proposed hyperloop might someday include stops in Boston or Providence.

Ben Affleck (left) and Henry Cavill in a scene from ?Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.?


Is Ben Affleck done as Batman?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is ?working on plans to usher [Affleck] out? as the Caped Crusader.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Handout_22mitdisobey01_met.jpg Professionals who exposed Flint water crisis win first MIT ?Disobedience? award

The $250,000 prize was established to reward whistleblowers and activists whose work bucked conventional wisdom for social good.

Ty Burr

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Since it?s a slow week, and a hot one, here?s Ty Burr?s latest rundown of what he?s been finding interesting on the various streaming menus lately.

Confidential tips

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Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | John Shattuck and Kathryn Sikkink

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Rwanda.jpg The US turns its back on human rights

Shuttering the Office of Global Criminal Justice would signal that we are no longer concerned about deterring atrocities.

Special reports

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In Hingham, a welfare check on a disconsolate young man with a gun turned into something utterly unimaginable.


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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/SHARK%20WEEK.jpg Forget sharks: 7 things in the water swimmers should actually fear

Shark attacks are incredibly unlikely, but here are seven things swimmers should actually be afraid of ? and how to avoid them.