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.

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.

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

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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.

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:


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VA Secretary ousts third official at troubled N.H. hospital

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.

// 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.


Teamster in Top Chef trial could get jail time for posting on Facebook during trial

Daniel Redmond, one of four Teamsters on trial, posted an article on the Facebook page, ?Support the Teamster 4,? violating a court order to not speak publicly about the case.

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// 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.

Marybeth Shanahan, waits on customers at her diner, the Dream Diner. Shanahan was 26 and the manager of a construction company when she purchased a former doughnut shop on Middlesex Road in Tyngsborough, a stick-built structure she renovated and opened as this diner. Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe.

Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe

Her dream was to run a diner, and in Tyngsborough she?s doing it

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

// Storms could bring hail and severe winds Saturday

Damaging winds, quarter-size hail, and even a tornado are possibilities in Massachusetts today.

// 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.?

// 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.


// Former 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.?

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

You might want to just stay home this weekend.

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.

Burgeoning content creator, Brian Pu Rui (left) spent time with fellow influencers Gabby Mbeki, a fifth grade teacher and Bryan Mesa, a recent graduate at the Broadsheet Coffee Roasters coffee shop in Cambridge. s

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We used to have hobbies, now they?re hustles

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


// 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.

// 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.

// 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.

Ideas | Justin Tyler Clark

// How political correctness led to Islamophobia

What prompted the outcry against Sharia?

// 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.


// 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.