Trump says US forging a new path in Afghanistan

President Trump said he also would put pressure on neighboring Pakistan and India as part of a regional strategy.


// Strategy change may help, but few expect ?outright victory?

The new blueprint for the war is intended to give a badly needed boost to the campaign to push back the Taliban.

// Trump talked about Afghanistan ? and he also discussed unity

?We cannot remain a force for peace in the world if we are not at peace with each other,? the president told the audience at Fort Myer, Va.

// Historians wrestle with calls to remove Confederate statues

Scholars are worried about obliterating public memory of the Jim Crow era, when most of the monuments were built.

// Robert Kennedy?s son, granddaughter arrested in Hyannis

Barnstable police say Matthew ?Max? Kennedy and his 22-year-old daughter were charged with disorderly conduct and violating a town noise ordinance.

Junior Jackie Emmons of Boxford (left) led prospective students, including Cedane Richards of Hartford (right), on a tour at Bentley University.

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Want to get into your first-choice college? Pack that suitcase

As colleges try to winnow large application pools, many use a student?s interest in the school as an important factor in admissions.

// Businesses fret over Congress? ability to avoid debt default

There?s a chill in Washington thanks to a potential financial and economic catastrophe looming this fall.

// In Boston, 21st-century businesses are taking over historic buildings

Reuse projects tend to stand out among the city?s venerable structures, inspiring confusion and even disdain.

// Student who attended white nationalist rally leaves BU for Ala. school

Nicholas Fuentes said he sees Auburn University as a good place to continue his activism.

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The solar eclipse

Nestor Ramos

// Massive telescopes, magnificent weirdos, and more

Monday?s eclipse was the moment Hopkinsville, Ky., has been anticipating for years.

// ?Oh my God, it?s happening!? Excitement oozed from downtown office buildings

At first, City Hall Plaza looked like it does on any other Monday in August. Then, people began arriving.

// The eclipse: It brought us together

It was a joyful, communal moment of daytime stargazing during a period of deep national divisions.

// No, President Trump didn?t stare at the sky sans eye protection

Trump wasn?t as cavalier as some widely circulated still images made it seem.


// Red Sox throw away game to Indians on walkoff error

The Sox bullpen blew a lead, and Brock Holt?s error allowed the winning run to score in the ninth.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

// First order of business for the Red Sox: Get Matt Barnes straightened out

With Carson Smith and Blaine Boyer pitching strong innings in Pawtucket on Monday night, the Red Sox may be ready for a slight adjustment.

Ben Volin | On football

// Yes, Patriots fans, Roger Goodell is good for NFL (business)

League owners on Monday handed the commissioner a contract extension through 2024.

A police officer escorted a participant in Saturday?s ?free speech? rally away from the scene as a water bottle was headed in his direction.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff


A free-speech rally, minus the free speech

In the course of preventing a riot, the city rode roughshod over the rights of a small, disfavored minority.

// This tweet from Saturday went viral. Here?s the story behind it

During the rallies in Boston on Saturday, Imani Williams stepped in and guided a Donald Trump supporter to safety. The Internet took note.

// They dedicated their hole lives to each other

Maggie and Jim Hobbs tied the knot Saturday ? outside a bagel production facility.

Special reports

part 1

// 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

Dan Wasserman

// The long-lasting eclipse

How many years will it be until the next one?

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If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// Plans for White House vaccine commission appear to have stalled

Robert Kennedy Jr. says that it has been months since he has talked with White House officials about chairing a commission.