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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.

// 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.

// Trump administration officially tells UN it wants out of Paris climate deal

But the State Department?s announcement doesn?t formally start the process of the U.S. getting out of the voluntary agreement. That?s still to come.

// $132m in insurance subsidies at risk in Mass.

State insurers are at risk of losing $132 million in government subsidies next year if President Trump makes good on his promise to cut off ACA payments.

General scenes of Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

Julio Cortez/Associated Press, file

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.

// 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.?

// In Michelle Carter?s hometown, opinions vary on justice of her sentence

Residents who spoke to the Globe were split on whether Carter, now 20, received an appropriate sentence for urging Conrad Roy III to kill himself.

// 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.

Boston, MA - 8/04/2017 - (11th inning) Boston Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland (18) received the ice bucket celebratory dunking after his game winning walkoff home run won it in the bottom of the eleventh inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 05Red Sox-White Sox, LOID: 8.3.3317095931.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff


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.

// Dick Albert, former Channel 5 weatherman, dies

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

//[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.

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.

// State will follow Trump lead and delay water pollution rules

A landmark plan to curb pollution in lakes, rivers, and streams throughout Massachusetts has been delayed for at least another year.

Debee Tlumacki for The Boston Globe

They marched, now they huddle, against Trump

Activist groups have formed around the country to keep up the resistance momentum from the Women?s March in Washington.

// She?s ?the Tom Brady of diners?

Marybeth Shanahan keeps everything humming at her old-fashioned Tyngsborough breakfast spot.

// 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.

// Asian Americans urged to vote, run for office

In Quincy to launch a new chapter, the founder of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association said Americans of Asian descent should eschew the old ways and engage in the American political process.


// 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.?


// 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.?

// 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.


// 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.