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VA Secretary ousts third admin at troubled N.H. veterans? hospital

Manchester, NH- August 04, 2017: Secretary of Veterans Affairs departs a press conference at the VA Medical Center in Manchester, NH on August 04, 2017. (CRAIG F. WALKER/GLOBE STAFF) section: metro reporter:


VA Secretary David Shulkin said he was responding to allegations of dangerously substandard care made by medical staff in a Boston Globe report last month.

The Trump presidency

// Gap between Trump and GOP becoming a chasm

Fractures in the GOP from 2016 ? largely papered over after Donald Trump?s surprising victory ? are reopening.

// Forget scenic traditions ? Trump vacations in the land of spray tans

The president?s New Jersey golf club is a pitching-wedge shot away from trucks barreling past on I-78.

// Special Counsel Mueller asks White House for documents on Flynn

The document request is the first known instance of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III?s team asking the White House to hand over records.

// Newsweek?s stunning portrait of ?Lazy Boy? Trump

Newsweek made the bold decision this week to portray President Donald Trump as a couch potato slumped in a leather recliner.

04carter - (08/03/2017- Taunton, MA) Lynn Roy, right, reacts to Michelle Carter's sentencing for involuntary manslaughter for encouraging 18-year-old Conrad Roy III to kill himself in July 2014. Thursday, August 3, 2017. (Matt West/Boston Herald)

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Michelle Carter sued for $4.2m by Roy family

Lynn Roy says she is seeking damages ?caused by the defendant?s negligence and wanton and reckless conduct.?

// Martin Shkreli convicted in securities fraud trial

The jury in New York City has deliberated five days. The verdict will be read Friday afternoon.

// Judge rips into Teamster for violating court order

Daniel Redmond, one of the four Teamsters on trial for attempted extortion, faces possible jail time for posting on Facebook

Capital Source

// Tito Jackson seizes on extortion trial

As an extortion trial unfolded in federal court this week, Councilor Tito Jackson seized the opportunity to criticize the administration of Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

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Dick Albert, former Channel 5 weatherman, dies

?It?s a huge loss,? said Harvey Leonard. ?It?s truly like losing a brother, that?s what I considered him to be.?


// Extra, extra: Mitch Moreland?s homer wins it for Red Sox

In another wild extra-inning affair, Moreland?s walkoff in the 11th gave the Sox their fourth straight victory.

//[1].jpg This weekend, bus shuttles replace rail service on five lines

You might want to just stay home this weekend.

// We used to have hobbies, now they?re hustles

Millennials are turning their side gigs into sources of extra income.

// Cambridge city councilor to leave politics

Cambridge city councilor Leland Cheung, the first Asian-American on the council, announced this week that he intends to leave politics.

// Baker picks for pot advisory board include anti-pot police chief

Walpole Police Chief John Carmichael Jr. has vocally opposed both recreational and medical marijuana.

Former President Obama played golf in 2013  on Martha?s Vineyard.

Obamas head to Martha?s Vineyard for first time post-presidency

The family spent seven of their eight summers while President Obama was in office on the island and were Vineyard regulars long before that.

// There?s one month left of summer. Here?s what you can?t miss

You?ve got one month of summer left. Make the most of it at beer gardens, food festivals, free concerts, and oh yes, a fermentation festival.

Patriots quarterback Jim Plunkett, just before getting hit in a game against the Jets in 1973.

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Fomer Patriots QB Jim Plunkett: ?My life sucks?

At 69, he?s battered and bruised from years of absorbing punishing hits and takes a dozen pills every day, he tells the San Jose Mercury News, to ?quote-unquote survive.?

Ty Burr

// Nine graphic novels you should be reading right now

Taking stock of the state of illustrated narrative in 2017, one is struck by the many flavors and styles.


// Waltham lab develops the world?s ?blackest black? paint

Singularity Black, the light-absorbing pigment, was developed by NanoLab Inc.


// John Krasinski says Seth Meyers is on the JV squad of Red Sox fans

The Newton-bred actor was on the New Hampshire native talk-host?s show to discuss ?Detroit.?


// Take time to harness the power of the pause

We work so hard that we end up not being able to take time to enjoy the good life we are trying to fund.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// This gynecologist is taking on Trump, Goop ? and wacky health trends

Careening between empathy, outrage, and snark, Dr. Jen Gunter wants to protect women?s health and take down pseudoscience.