Trump?s increasing isolation: ?He doesn?t resemble the party?

President Donald Trump.

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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.

// Sessions says leak probes have tripled

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department is reviewing guidelines related to subpoenas of journalists.

// 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.

// Mass. health insurers uneasy over Trump?s threat to cut subsidies

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.

// 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.

// Thunderstorms could arrive in some parts of the state Friday afternoon

Some parts of the state could see thunderstorms Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service said Friday afternoon.

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.

Georges Island (pictured) and the other Boston Harbor Islands are accessible via ferry and offer spots to get away from it all.

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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.

// Chef Andy Husbands admits it: He was a bit of a crybaby on ?Chopped?

The owner of Tremont 647 and The Smoke Shop had a semi-meltdown on reality television.

// Devers?s homer made for some hilarious photos of fans

The third baseman?s two-run homer produced some amazing shots of fans trying to their hands on the ball.


// Dennis Eckersley is ready to move on, but is David Price?

Eckersley returned to the NESN broadcast booth and made it clear he wants his conflict with the Red Sox pitcher to go away.

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

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

// This 16-foot-tall robot ? complete with cannons ? is ready for battle

MegaBots Inc., which got its start in Somerville, has created a robot that will take on a Japanese model in a fight to the death.

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.?

// 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.

// Martin Shkreli convicted in securities fraud trial

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

// Taylor Swift heads to court against ex-radio host she says groped her

A Denver radio host who was fired after allegedly groping Taylor Swift is suing the singer. Swift is countersuing, claiming sexual assault.


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When destinations come alive on the page first

Reading and travel, by nature, go together, of course. But literature that?s connected to a destination also brings it into sharper focus, literary types say.

Backpack spill causes traffic backup on Massachusetts Ave.

More than a dozen backpack-filled hampers spilled out of the back of a tractor-trailer in front of the Berklee College of Music on Mass. Ave. Friday afternoon.

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// Is it time to drop the ?Donuts??

At first glance, stripping the ?Donuts? from Dunkin? Donuts might seem radical.

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// 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.


// Tom Brady on concussion: ?I really don?t think that?s anybody?s business?

Even with CTE showing up in hundreds of former players, Brady shifted the focus to this year.


// ?Castle Rock? shoots in Lancaster: Be on the lookout for ?dead? bodies

The Hulu series is produced by J.J. Abrams.


// 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.?

// Khalid on Kylie Jenner, dealing with fame, and why it?s cool to be prom king

The 19-year-old ?American Teen? sensation answered some questions in advance of his show Sunday in Boston.


// 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.