Breaking his silence, Junot Díaz denies abuse allegations against him

Author Junot Díaz adamantly denied allegations of inappropriate behavior made by two female writers.

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In his first interview since being accused of inappropriate behavior with women, the celebrated novelist adamantly denied the allegations. His case may be a turning point in the #MeToo movement.

// It?s official ? Boston is sweating a heat wave

With three consecutive days of temperatures of 90 or above, Boston has met the official definition of a heat wave.

Boston MA 6/30/18 Anti-ICE protesters getting arrested in front of the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department South Bay House of Corrections (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

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20 protesters were arrested outside South Bay jail in Boston yesterday

Twenty protesters were charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct at an immigration rally outside the South Bay House of Correction Saturday.

// Trump, looking to midterms, attacks Democrats on calls to abolish ICE

The president encouraged Democratic candidates to embrace demands to dissolve the agency, saying that doing so would doom the party at the polls.

// Susan Collins says she wouldn?t support a Supreme Court nominee who would overturn Roe v. Wade

Senator Susan Collins of Maine said President Trump shouldn?t pick a judge for the Supreme Court who doesn?t respect legal precedent, including the ?settled? law legalizing abortion.

// US has plan to dismantle NK nuclear program in year, Bolton says

Remarks by national security adviser John Bolton appeared to be the first time that President Trump?s administration had suggested a timeline for North Korean denuclearization.

FILE- In this June 8, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a G-7 Summit welcome ceremony in Charlevoix, Canada. Canada announced Friday, June 29, billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. in response to the Trump administration's duties on Canadian steel and aluminum, saying Friday it won't back down. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Canada tariffs on US goods from ketchup to lawn mowers begin

Canada has begun imposing tariffs on $12.6 billion in US goods as retaliation for the Trump administration?s new taxes on steel and aluminum imported to the United States.

// Newspaper says it received threats following shooting

The Maryland newspaper where five people were killed by a gunman last week said it received death threats and emails celebrating the shootings following the attack.

// Michelle Carter?s attorneys appeal her conviction for involuntary manslaughter

Attorneys for Michelle Carter have filed a brief with the state?s highest court appealing her conviction for involuntary manslaughter.

// A rare shooting in Brighton?s Oak Square rattles residents

?No one in the community should be in fear at this time,? said local City Councilor Mark Ciommo.

// 6 children among 9 injured in Idaho mass stabbing

A man who had been asked to leave a Boise apartment complex returned the next day and stabbed children celebrating a 3-year-old girl?s birthday in an attack that left the city reeling.

// It was a house of worship, and now it?s a house of bargains

The former St. Catherine of Siena Church in Charlestown has taken on new life ? if a decidedly secular one.

// Lawrence Bacow is taking Harvard to the heartland

The university?s new president is out to shed Harvard Yard?s image as a Northeast enclave for the country?s elite.

Boston Red Sox's Rafael Devers is congratulated by teammates after hitting a grand slam against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)


A breakout night for Rafael Devers points to the Red Sox? flourishing ?hitting culture?

Devers?s performance on Saturday offered evidence of what members of the team refer to as a ?hitting culture? that is taking shape


// This is the most important non-playoff start of David Price?s Red Sox career

The Sox lefthander is 7-1 with a 2.72 ERA in his last nine starts, going into Sunday night?s game in New York.

New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) skates against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Bruins miss out on John Tavares as he agrees to deal with Maple Leafs

Tavares and his childhood team agreed to terms on a $77 million, seven-year contract.

Boston MA 04/04/17 The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular from the roof of Boston University Dorm at 33 Harry Agganis Way. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 05IndepenceDay reporter:


Four spots (off the Esplanade) to watch the fireworks

Want a great view of the fireworks but would rather not deal with Esplanade crowds? We?ve got ideas.

// 3 easy no-bake summer dessert recipes

Stay cool this weekend and try these refreshing desserts for a hot day.

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 01: A copy of The Declaration Of Independence is displayed at the New York Public Library on July 1, 2014 in New York City. The copy, which was written by Thomas Jefferson, will be on display through July 3. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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Fourth of July

Rare copy of Declaration of Independence on display July 4

One of 14 original copies of the Declaration of Independence will again be on public display for the 4th of July in Boston.

Birch Shambaugh and Fayth Preyer, owners of Woodford Food & Beverage restaurant, are seeing the Woodfords Corner neighborhood come alive.

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The diner at the heart of a Portland neighborhood?s revival

That an iconic eatery can fuel the vitality of a neighborhood is nothing new, but usually it?s a lengthy process. What?s happened in Woodfords Corner is more like a time lapse video.

 Fifteen-year-old Clara Daly used sign language to communicate with Tim Cook, who is blind and deaf, on an Alaska Air flight from Boston to Portland, Ore. The story is lovely and shows what can happen when we reach out to help others on an airplane.


Six ways we can all be more civil and helpful to each other on planes

Time to learn a lesson from the teenager who went out of her way to assist a blind and deaf passenger.

Love Letters

If she has feelings for me, why does she keep dating other guys?

After being her rebound guy multiple times, he wonders if she?ll ever take him seriously.

// Former Patriot Jerod Mayo?s dog, Knox, goes mysteriously missing

Authorities in Wrentham are searching for former Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo?s English bulldog, Knox, after the canine mysteriously ?vanished? Thursday.

Russia's goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev saves the ball kicked by Spain's midfielder Koke in a penalty shootout during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Spain and Russia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 1, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Antonin THUILLIER / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADSANTONIN THUILLIER/AFP/Getty Images


Russia shockingly eliminates Spain from World Cup in a shootout

Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev saved spot-kicks from Jorge ??Koke?? Resurreccion and Iago Aspas, and four of his teammates all scored.

Globe Magazine

// Photo essay: A look at the loud, unpredictable action at Hudson Speedway

Photographer Porter Gifford captures the action at the New Hampshire speedway ? a gritty first stop up the ladder of professional racing.

// Roseanne Barr wants to apologize to Valerie Jarrett but doesn?t have ?the right words?

Her first mea culpa came in an interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach last week in which she wept and said, ??I?m not a racist. I?m an idiot.?? Boteach has now released a second interview with Barr.

// Mexicans head to polls to choose a new president as relations with US grow unusually fraught

As Mexican voters streamed into polling stations on Sunday morning for a presidential election, President Trump loomed in the background of the vote.


// An 850 credit score? It?s possible

For many consumers, a perfect credit score is like a four-leaf clover. You know it exists. It?s just rare.

Opinion & Ideas


// No easy arms deals for dictators, no matter what Trump says

The president wants the power to sell AR-15s and other weapons to strongmen, without congressional oversight.

Special reports

// Why Facebook and Google should pay you for your data

Users? clicks and posts built Facebook and Google?s online empires. Isn?t it time they got paid for their labor?



Watch ?Runnin?,? a STAT documentary

?Runnin?,? now available for purchase on Vimeo, takes an intimate look at a group of friends in Somerville who came of age as the opioid epidemic took hold and morphed into a national nightmare. It retraces the lives of friends lost, and one last member of the group struggling to avoid the same fate.

Globe event

Seattle?s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she?s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Love Letters Podcast

// Getting over a breakup

Meredith Goldstein explores how to move on when a relationship ends.

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