The Mass. Legislature is not diverse, and that?s probably not changing next year

The status quo is especially stark compared to other states: Massachusetts is already near the bottom for racial diversity in its Legislature.

US Rep. Michael Capuano (left) and Boston city councilor Ayanna Pressley.

Can today?s debate help Ayanna Pressley close the gap with Michael Capuano?

Incumbent congressman Michael Capuano and his challenger, City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, will meet for a debate Tuesday at 3 p.m.

// Paul Manafort?s old sidekick paints boss as a criminal

Rick Gates said he concealed millions of dollars in foreign bank accounts and falsified documents on Manafort?s behalf. He will be cross-examined Tuesday.

// Trump?s shadow looms over today?s elections in Ohio, Kansas

President Donald Trump?s preferred congressional candidate ? and his chief legislative achievement ? are about to be tested.

Woman raped near Carson Beach bath house

State Police say they are searching for a man who raped a woman near a bath house on Carson Beach in South Boston Tuesday morning.

// Surveillance footage of Waltham arson suspect released

The video shows a person walking around inside an under-construction apartment complex the night it caught fire, in 2017.

// Pet python on the loose in Maine following previous escape

Maine police are warning the public that a large ball python known to local officials is again on the loose somewhere in Camden.

// West Hollywood City Council wants to remove Trump star from Walk of Fame

The council urged Los Angeles and the group that runs the attraction to remove the star because of President Donald Trump?s ?disturbing treatment of women and other actions.?

?It came right up, and opened its mouth?: Great white shark breaches water below boat

The sudden encounter made the shark expert himself jump backwards a bit.

// Map: The latest shark sightings in Mass.

Where have sharks been spotted in Mass.? Click the points on the map for more information.

// Twin California fires now are, combined, largest in state?s history

State fire officials made the announcement late Monday.

// Japanese medical school confirms altering test scores to limit women

An internal investigation confirmed that the school systematically altered entrance exam scores for years to limit the number of female students and ensure more men became doctors.

The author with her family. From left: Lily, 14; Wyatt, 12; the author; her husband, Rob; Rory, 12; and Sam, 17.


Globe Magazine

Happier parents do these 10 things

Raising children shouldn?t rob us of joy. Here?s how one mother restored her sense of contentment.


// Bill Belichick seems to have found a work/life balance

No days off? It?s a catchy T-shirt slogan, but Belichick is still going strong specifically because he doesn?t let himself burn out.

// Bill Belichick on the Red Sox: ?I marvel at the way they compete?

?I wish the Red Sox nothing but the best, not that they need any help from me, they seem to be doing just fine,? the Patriots coach said.

Paul Ryan arrived for a news conference in Washington last month.

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Opinion | Richard North Patterson

The humiliating demise of Paul Ryan

His legacy? Trillion-dollar deficits with no end in sight, the largest explosion of peacetime debt in memory.


/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/06/ At Smith College, the racist incident that wasn?t

Americans are exhorted repeatedly: If you see something, say something. More often than not, ?something? turns out to be nothing ? just a kid having her lunch, for example.

Rick Porcello is 3-0 with a 2.18 ERA, 20 strikeouts, and two walks in 20 2/3 innings.

Alex Speier

Rotation carrying the Red Sox since All-Star break

The Sox? starters have a 1.74 ERA since the break; no other team in the majors has a mark under 2.96.

// Bo Burnham?s ?Eighth Grade? is ignoring its R rating for one day only

The Hamilton native thinks the film's rating is "sort of stupid? so he?s holding free screenings across the country for audiences of all ages.

// Booming Wayfair wants to dominate online sales of home goods

The money-losing Internet retailer points to Amazon?s unprofitable past as it goes on a shopping spree ? for office space and people.

Dining Out

// The art and the deal at Talulla

What?s on the plate here? Precision and prettiness.

Stuck flip-flop causes SUV to roll on top of other cars in Cohasset parking lot

A woman said her flip-flop became stuck in the pedals of her SUV, sending her vehicle over a curb and onto two cars.

// UMass Amherst ranks No. 1 ? again ? for campus dining

Over the past decade, the school?s dining program has gone from fairly standard to something resembling a high-end casino buffet.


// ?Hamilton? ticket raffle aims to raise money for damaged library in Puerto Rico

A library in Lincoln is seeking to lend a hand to a library in Loiza, Puerto Rico.

// America?s Test Kitchen welcomes kids into the kitchen

The brand officially debuts with the ATK Kids Fest on Sept. 16, featuring cooking demos, food-related science experiments, and samples.

Serena Williams, of the United States, waits to walk onto the court before the match against Johanna Konta, from Britain, during the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic tennis tournament in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Williams lost 6-1, 6-0. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Serena Williams on postpartum depression: ?I felt like I was not a good mom?

The 36-year-old tennis star said she wants other new moms to know the emotions are ??totally normal.??


// Can an app?s warnings to avoid triggers prevent opioid addiction relapses?

The app, conceived at an MIT hackathon, aims to help people avoid friends and places that might threaten their recovery.

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// 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.


// More about Last Seen: The Largest Unsolved Art Heist ever

A true-crime podcast about the most valuable ? and confounding ? art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Real Estate

This historical Brookline home is listed for $2.85 million

Originally built in 1864 by the Philbrick family, well-known Brookline builders and abolitionists, 195 Walnut Street in the ?Pill Hill? district of Brookline Village has been recently renovated in collaboration with the Brookline Historical Commission, according to realtor Marc Charney. This newly-modernized property is on the market for $2,850,000.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Getting over a breakup

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

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//$medium.jpg Spring House Hunt: Should parents buy property in a college town?

As the spring house hunt gets underway and National College Decision Day nears, thoughts are turning to campus housing.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month, July 2018

Here?s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: the Puerto Rican Parade, Taylor Swift performing at Gillette Stadium, and celebrating fourth of July.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.