The Trump presidency


?It?s a disaster zone,? says presidential historian

Donald Trump is only four months into his young presidency. He?s politically wounded and faces a minefield of Russia-related investigations ahead.

// Trump says he would deny pressuring Comey under oath

President Trump reacted to James Comey?s comments in a news conference Friday with the president of Romania.

// 3 headlines out of Trump?s news conference with the Romanian president

President Trump talked about James Comey, NATO, and Qatar during a Friday press conference.

Ground Game

// At Romney?s elite summit, the establishment could strike back

On one level, it?s a gathering of the rich and powerful. On another, the gathering in Utah is America?s establishment acting like it?s supposed to act.


// Provincetown community rallies around seasonal workers

When a restaurant fire left three dozen workers unemployed, many from overseas, the Cape Cod community stepped up to wash the anxiety away.

A cycling team wears


A powerful message behind getting ?chicked?

Female athletes are reclaiming the sexist term and using it to express pride in their achievements.


// Boston Pride apologizes for Facebook post

Boston Pride is apologizing for posting a link to an article that angered some in the transgender community and prompted calls for a boycott of two Pride events this weekend.

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Just 43 percent of MLB teams hold Pride events, but Red Sox are one of them

A ceremony will precede Friday?s game as part of Boston Pride Week.

// DEA seizes 50 kilograms of fentanyl precursor in Northborough valued at $570 million

?It is believed that this represents the DEA?s largest seizure of a fentanyl precursor in the New England Region in recent years,? the US attorney?s office says.


// R2-D2 to go on the auction block

This is the droid you?re looking for, if you?ve got a spare $1 million ? or more.

// State bond rating downgraded in blow to Baker, Mass. politicians

S&P Global Ratings said Friday it is reducing the state?s rating on notch, to the third-highest tier.

// Medical examiner testifies no conclusive evidence Bella Bond died from punch to stomach

The biological father of Bella Bond also resumed testifying Friday about how he learned from Rachelle Bond that the toddler was dead.

MIT president L. Rafael Reif (left) chatted with Tim Cook during the procession Friday.

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Apple CEO to MIT grads: ?Don?t listen to trolls, and for God?s sake don?t become one?

Apple?s Tim Cook urged MIT graduates to infuse their work with human values.

// ?I love you. Kill yourself.?

To prosecutors, Michelle Carter transformed words of affection into a brutally cold directive to Conrad Roy III.

// Parents use Michelle Carter, Harvard cases to educate teens

The cases of Michelle Carter and the students whose Harvard acceptances were rescinded have parents worried about how to protect their children from the trouble they can get into online.

Opinion | Douglas Murray

// Britain?s young vote for the future by voting for the past

The young were the future once. Not anymore.

Quick Study | Evan Horowitz

// Winners and losers in Thursday?s UK election

Pundits and participants are still trying to gauge the full fallout from the vote, but here are some preliminary thoughts.

// Woman?s lost purse returned ? after being pulled from lake 18 years later

In a strange twist, the man who found the purse had graduated from high school with the woman who had lost it.

// Hikers looking for UFOs get lost in Blue Hills

Around 10 p.m. Thursday, the Massachusetts State Police received reports that a group of hikers got lost in the Milton reservation.

45th member of Columbia Point Dawgs pleads guilty

Israel Delacruz pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to distribute cocaine.

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Opinion & Ideas


// Theresa May?s Trump problem

The British election holds consequences, including for Washington.

Special reports

Spotlight follow-up

// Whistle-blower files suit over alleged double-booked surgeries

A former MGH anesthesiologist charges in a lawsuit that orthopedic surgeons at the hospital put patients at risk and defrauded the government.


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// Advice on taking real estate photos from a Pulitzer-winning photographer

In America, everyone who has a cellphone thinks they are a professional photographer. They are not.


// 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.


// ?Part of the new reality?: Despite confusion, Zika warnings are here to stay

Public health authorities are grappling with how to get the message about the risk the virus poses out to pregnant women.