Senate rejects proposal for Obamacare repeal

The GOP-run Senate has rejected a proposal to scuttle Obamacare and give Congress two years to devise a replacement.

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has, for months, negotiated the Republican?s health care replacement plan behind closed doors.

Confused by the D.C. chaos? Let?s untangle the Senate?s path on health care

Here are some answers to questions about the state of the GOP effort to repeal Obamacare.

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// Want honesty from Congress? Try spying

It can take nearly NSA-level espionage to figure out what?s really going on.

// Total Wine wins challenge on discount pricing

A Boston judge said the huge retailer?s deep discounts do not violate a state law on minimum pricing.

Sailboat overturned off Wareham, Coast Guard says

Nine people were on board the boat when it capsized. As of 5:15 p.m., eight people had been rescued, the Coast Guard said.

// Bob Kraft?s advice to President Trump: Tax the rich

?It was a very interesting statement. I feel the same way,? Trump told the Wall Street Journal about a recent conversation he had with the Patriots owner.

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// A predator walks while his protectors never had to stand

The reality is that Paul Shanley ruined countless lives, including Joe Crowley?s, and he was never held accountable or punished for that.

From left to right, Attorney Carmen Durso, Rodney and Paula Ford, and attorney Mitchell Garabedian took part in a press conference at the Durso?s office in Boston on Wednesday.


?I?m concerned he?s going to abuse again?: Those who say priest abused them criticize his release

?If Paul Shanley doesn?t qualify as a sexually dangerous person, then nobody will ever qualify,? said one attorney.

// Lawmakers again reject Baker?s plan to rein in health care costs

The governor could accept or veto their decision. It was not immediately clear how he would respond.

// GOP legislators introduce immigration bill to override SJC ruling

Republican lawmakers brought forward a state bill that would allow local law officials to arrest people wanted solely for immigration violations.

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City of Boston

Mayor Walsh unveils renovated, ?welcoming? City Hall lobby

The refurbished third floor lobby makes City Hall?s public entrance more welcoming to the community, the mayor said.

// Rafael Devers?s first major league hit is a home run

In just his second game with the Red Sox, Devers deposited a 2-1 pitch to straightaway center in the third inning.

// ICA faces controversy over painting that isn?t there

Activists are calling on the Institute of Contemporary Art to cancel an exhibition of paintings by the artist Dana Schutz.

The sun finally returned Wednesday after a couple of really cool, raw, and damp days. But the weekend might not be so clear.

Dave Epstein

This weekend?s forecast is a tricky one

Different parts of New England will see very different weather this weekend.


// Trump?s cruel, unnecessary transgender ban

President Trump?s decision on transgender service members looks like an ugly appeal to shore up his base, and chip away another piece of President Obama?s legacy.


Three theories on the timing behind Trump?s transgender policy change

Donald Trump?s decision to jump the gun on that policy announcement had opponents steaming and D.C. insiders scratching their heads.

A pedestrian walked on Essex Street and Commonwealth Avenue. Multiple lanes of the Massachusetts Turnpike will be closed during the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge work.

Your (lousy) options during the Mass. Pike and Comm. Ave. closures

That secret shortcut you?ve been planning? Good luck with that.

Sisters Marilynn (left) and Sheila Brass star in the PBS show ?Food Flirts.?

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To know the Brass sisters is to want to cook up a show for them ? they?re that fun

Marilynn is 75. Sheila is 80. Together, they star in the upcoming PBS show ?Food Flirts,? an eight-episode series debuting on July 28.

This Wednesday, July 19, 2017, photo shows an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Miami. On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Amazon said that it?s looking to fill more than 50,000 positions across its U.S. fulfillment network. It?s planning to make thousands of job offers on the spot during its first Jobs Day on Aug. 2, where potential employees will have a chance to see what it?s like to work at Amazon by visiting one of 10 participating fulfillment centers. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Now hiring at Amazon: Thousands of people in one day

Amazon will make thousands of job offers, including at its location in Fall River, as it holds a giant job fair next week at warehouses across the US.

// ?Whitey? Bulger?s handler given 2039 parole date

Former FBI agent John J. Connolly Jr. won?t be eligible for parole until 2039 for his role in a 1982 slaying orchestrated by Bulger.

// Improperly installed exhaust pipe ignited massive Dorchester fire, commissioner says

Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn said workers saw and smelled smoke for more than an hour before alerting firefighters.


// Esperanza Spalding is a Harvard professor

The school announced this week that the 32-year-old Spalding was named a Professor of the Practice.


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Getting around the vicinity of the Commonwealth Avenue bridge will be hectic starting this week. The Commonwealth Avenue bridge replacement project begins at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, and will continue through 5 a.m. on Monday, August 14. The existing bridge, which was built around 1965, is in poor condition and the superstructure is [?]