Early front-runner label has a cost, veteran politicians say

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Democrats ? who lack a clear leader after their rout in 2016 ? are desperate to rally around someone who can defeat the president the next time around.


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Black leaders and Democrats say the president?s tone and actions have gotten worse since the violence in Charlottesville.

A variety of native California animal statues populate the Dunlevie Garden at the new Lucile Packard Children?s Hospital at Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif.

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In California, a glimpse at the future of elite children?s hospitals

Lucile Packard Children?s Hospital at Stanford is billed as the hospital of the future, but it doesn?t look much like a hospital at all.

Flood watch is issued with rain expected throughout weekend

Showers are likely through the day in the Boston area with the possibility of thunderstorms and heavy rain. A flash flood watch is in effect until Sunday morning.

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After more than two weeks of almost non-stop construction, the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge construction project met its Saturday deadline.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/11/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Rex_Stolen_plane_crashes_Seatac_US_9787781E.jpg How could an airline employee steal a plane? A day after Seattle incident, that?s the question

Military jets were scrambled after an airline worker, described as suicidal, stole a turboprop plane and did stunts in the air before crashing, apparently killing himself.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Tlumacki_cardinalomalley_metro263-18427.jpg Alleged misconduct at Brighton seminary prompts inquiry

Cardinal Sean O?Malley said the accusations came from two seminarians who were enrolled at the theological school, which trains priests for ordination.

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Fortnite ploy highlights Google?s Android weakness versus Apple

Fortnite amassed an unrivaled following with kid-friendly, multiplayer action that can be enjoyed on most modern devices.

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A third of the country remains outside government control, and those areas are occupied by Turkish and American troops.

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 11: Starting pitcher David Price #24 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles during game one of a doubleheader at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 11, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)



Red Sox win Game 1 of doubleheader in Baltimore as Price dominates

Starting pitcher David Price allowed five hits without a walk and struck out a season-best 10.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer speaks at the Big Ten Conference NCAA college football Media Days in Chicago, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Annie Rice)


Urban Meyer is not the victim at Ohio State

The victim. Let?s make sure we remember who that is. In this case, it?s Courtney Smith, not the coach.

Foxborough, MA - 8/08/2018 - New England Patriots Offensive line coordinator Dante Scarnecchia at New England Patriots training camp practice at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Ben Volin, Topic: 09Patriots, LOID: 8.4.2788451186.


A big struggle for NFL players during training camp? Managing their weight

It can be particularly challenging for the 300-pound guys, many of whom aren?t naturally that big.

COMMENTARY | Jeneé Osterheldt

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It?s a new NFL season, but it?s still the same old song.

Boston Red Sox bench coach Ron Roenicke stands in the dugout before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


If you need a consistent, even-keeled manager, Ron Roenicke is the guy

No, he?s is not the young manager some organizations are seeking, but he is a baseball man who really knows the game.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/11/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/dupont-20946.jpg I called the mental health clinic that offered Mets fans some relief. No one answered

UMA Health opened wide its portals to Mets fans who just couldn?t take it anymore.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/02/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin080218PatriotsTrainingCampPractice_Spt5.jpg Patriots? Danny Shelton trying to show he?s an every-down player

Shelton looked impressive in Thursday night?s exhibition opener, capable of handling a double team.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/rathe_alewife_07.jpg Commuters frustrated as T make weekend repairs to Alewife garage

?So many people rely on this garage to get to and from the city conveniently. It?s shocking that the agency has ignored it until now,? said one commuter.

Billy Joel performs at Fenway Park.

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music review

At Fenway, Billy Joel comes out swinging

The singer piled on the hits ? and added some some surprises ? for his fifth show in five years at Fenway Park.

An Andean flamingo looked after a surrogate Chilean flamingo chick.

Amid Europe?s heat wave, rare flamingos lay first eggs in 15 years

The exotic birds from the Andes are ?fickle breeders? and can go years without nesting successfully.

Parents and their children walked in the Sanlitun area of Beijing on Friday.

Ending ?one child? limits, China pushes women to have more babies

The government has begun to acknowledge that its efforts to raise the country?s birthrate are faltering.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/03/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/cavanaugh_OumouKanoute04_met.jpg Sorting ?misunderstanding? from ?malice? at Smith College

Readers respond to Jeff Jacoby?s column regarding an incident of alleged racism at Smith College.

Perspective | Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/03/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/12AdobeStock_132072071.jpg Eight things I wish teachers knew about my child with ADHD

Some classroom interventions are helpful and others only make things worse. Parents can be a valuable resource.

Television REview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/07/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/OBI_Unit_D03-93_rgb.jpg ?Ordeal? shows Amazon can play Agatha Christie?s game

The three-part adaptation of ?Ordeal by Innocence? is a smart, well-acted whodunit that ends quite differently from the book.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/04/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/ryan_trash10_met.jpg How to recycle the right way

Many of us aren?t very good at recycling, throwing items in bins that simply don?t belong there. Environmental advocates call that ?wish-cycling? or ?optimistic recycling,? and it?s not helping.

Opinion & Ideas


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/02/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Walker_070717_redline_16413x.jpg Baker can afford to support a waiver of the Pacheco law

So why did the governor let it lapse?

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/RinaldiSnow26-18739-k6uC--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.JPG TSA tracking travelers like terrorists in secret surveillance program

Air marshals are conducting a new domestic surveillance program, tracking people as they fly and move through airports. It might be illegal.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/25/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/statehouse150-3271.jpg This Week in Politics

A convenient digest of the top political news of the past week, delivered every Saturday. Sign up now.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/10/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/01_Kelvin-Droegemeier_2018-1024x576.jpg Can this man bring science back to the White House?

Meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier could soon become the country?s top-ranking scientist.

Globe event

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/08/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/SeattleTimes_10kirsner02_biz.jpg 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.


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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.


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Should I repair my car at the dealer or a local garage?

Should I pick up a used drive shaft and let a local garage do the repair, or should I just have the dealer install a new one? Q. There is a rumble-like vibration when accelerating in my 2012 Toyota Highlander with 165,000 miles on it. The dealer determined that the car needs a center-driveshaft replacement. The [?]

Love Letters: The Podcast

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

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Real Estate


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/06/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/stan-fellows-home-nest-illustration$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.

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The Big Picture

Summertime festivals around the world

Photographers capture communities gathering at events organized to celebrate a variety of cultural observances.


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