Hurricane Harvey

Harvey?s full devastation becoming apparent as floods recede

A submerged car was seen in Houston Wednesday.


The confirmed death toll climbed to 21, and authorities were investigating at least 17 more deaths to determine whether they were storm-related.

King tides, the very highest level of tides, flooded Boston?s Long Wharf last year.

What would happen if Boston got 50 inches of rain?

Subway and road tunnels submerged. The Charles River overflowing. Beacon Hill transformed into an island. But it?s highly unlikely here.

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// He was visiting Boston for a week. After Harvey, he?ll be the city?s newest resident

Andrew Cobb said he was always planning to move to Boston eventually, but now, ?I have no choice.?

// What?s up with the floating mounds of fire ants in Houston?

An entomologist from Harvard?s Museum of Comparative Zoology explains.

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Christopher Muther

Does B&B stand for blah and bummer?

With awkward conversations, questionable decor, and limited privacy, a stay at a B&B hardly feels like a vacation.

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No Julian Edelman? Patriots will find a way to compensate

The loss of a key player usually is not a problem for a team that adjusts better than any other.

// Patriots? Super Bowl comeback astounded even NFL Films

A new documentary details the depth of the ?collective genius? involved in the historic victory.

// Deadline nears on Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade

A report Tuesday said the Cavaliers had backed off on their demand that the Celtics sweeten the deal.

//'sPrepPeteFratesDistinguished%20Alumnus.jpg Pete Frates?s high school holds him in high esteem

St. John?s Preparatory School honored Pete Frates by naming him as its 2018 distinguished alumnus.

//,MassLive.com_30worchester01_met.jpg Questions remain after bizarre Worcester kidnapping

Police said a 7-year-old was taken by a family friend without the permission of her parents, and later was thrown off a bridge.

President Trump spoke about tax reform during a speech Wednesday at the Loren Cook Company in Springfield, Mo.

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Here?s why Trump?s tax plan can?t work

The plan won?t deliver the sweeping economic benefits he?s promising.

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Robert Haley, former Boston EMS special operations director, dies at 63

Robert Haley worked as an emergency responder in Boston for 35 years and coordinated the response to the Marathon bombings.

// Caterpillars have defoliated nearly one-third of state?s forests

Several years of drought conditions allowed gypsy moth caterpillars to thrive in Massachusetts, according to a survey.

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Facebook to hire more than 500 at new Cambridge office

Facebook?s new office in Kendall Square will bring the number of Boston-based staff to 650. 

// Lottery machine that printed winning $758.7 million Powerball ticket has been retired

The machine that printed Mavis Wanczyk?s winning Powerball ticket could end up in a museum.

// Moving day cheat sheet: Everything you need to know

It?s that time of year again: U-Hauls will be cutting you off, and confused parents will ask you for directions.

Talking Points

// Beacon Hill?s budget trick could backfire

Governor Charlie Baker?s administration seeks to implement a real-time sales tax payment requirement. In practice, it could be a disaster.

Aria Carpenter (right), a transgender woman, and her boyfriend, Devon Keeley, a transgender man, who are both seniors at Lesley.

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Transgender students push change on college campuses

Most schools that have made changes to policies involving transgender students have been pushed to do so by student activism.

// Shooting of teen in Somerville was not a random act, officials say

The teenager shot and killed Tuesday was the son of a Tibetan couple who immigrated to the United States from India.

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How gun violence gave this scholar a voice

Watch Amy Duong explain how a family tragedy inspired her to get involved in her community.

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Special reports

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// Priests? children live with secrets, sorrow

A Globe review finds the children are often denied love and support and pressured to keep the scandal secret. And the church has done absolutely nothing to help.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.

Opinion & Ideas


// First the rain ? then the armchair experts

Let?s end the blame game about Houston. We?re all at risk.

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// An ?old wives? tale? drives calls for tetanus shots amid Houston flooding

The suggestions are based on the mistaken belief that contact with floodwaters increases a person?s risk of contracting the infection.

Real Estate

Obamas looking to buy a place on Martha?s Vineyard

Chicago will always be President Obama?s hometown ? that?s where the Obama Presidential Center is being built ? but it looks like he may be spending a lot more time on Martha?s Vineyard in the future.