John McCain wrote a farewell letter to America before he died

The letter, which was read by a McCain aide on Monday, expressed the late senator?s deep gratitude and love of country, and offered words of wisdom to his fellow Americans.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by JIM LO SCALZO/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9808987a) The American flag flies at full-staff over the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 27 August 2018. U.S. President Donald J. Trump had lowered the flags to half-staff to honor Republican Senator John McCain who passed away at his home in Cornville, Arizona, USA, on 25 August 2018, at the age of 81. Yet earlier in the day, the President had the flags raised back to full-staff. Memorial outside Russell Senate building for Senator McCain, Washington, USA - 27 Aug 2018

Under pressure, Trump re-lowers White House flag for McCain

Two days after Senator John McCain?s death, President Trump issued a statement saying that ?despite our differences,? he respects the late senator?s ?service to our country.?


// Honoring McCain rings hollow with Trump in the White House

Renaming a Senate building for John McCain feels insufficient in the face of our bitter political climate.

Senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy on Capitol Hill in 2006.

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Two lions and 9/11

Roger Fisk, an aide to then-Senator John Kerry, recalls a week in 2001 that showed the spirits of senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy.

// Another state agency battling payroll inconsistencies

The Massachusetts Environmental Police has quietly allowed officers to prioritize overtime and private work over their daily public service duties.

A woman shielded herself from the sun Monday morning as she walked on Dorchester Avenue in South Boston.

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How long is this heat wave going to last?

There is virtually no chance of precipitation until Thursday when a cold front moves into the area.

A flag warned beachgoeser of sharks at Nauset Beach last month.

Two beaches on Cape Cod closed due to shark sightings

Waters at Head of the Meadow Beach in Truro were closed to swimmers after lifeguards saw a shark jump out of the water. Nauset Beach in Orleans was also closed.

// US and Mexico tentatively set to replace NAFTA with new deal

President Trump, who has called the 24-year-old trade pact a job-killing ?disaster,? said the US could have a separate deal with Canada, or ?we could put it into this deal.?

Plane flips over while landing at Hanson airport

A plane flipped over when it landed Monday at Cranland Airport ? the same airport where a small plane crashed Friday, killing one and injuring another.

The new palza at the corner of Franklin and Arch streets, with an adjacent bike lane, viewed from ten floors above.

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Colorful plaza draws downtown pedestrians

Green paint, outdoor seating with orange umbrellas, and potted plants surrounded by a bike lane delineate this special section of Franklin Street.

// Sinking of Nathan Carman?s boat was ?entirely accidental,? lawyers say

The assertion came in court papers filed in federal court in Rhode Island, where the insurer of Carman?s vessel is suing him in an effort to quash his $85,000 claim on the sunken vessel.

Opinion | Niall Ferguson

// If Hillary Clinton had won, US politics would be even crazier

Niall Ferguson considers the alternate universe where Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election.

// Attleboro police wound armed man after exchange of gunfire

Two Attleboro police officers who exchanged gunfire with a Rhode Island man Monday provided life-saving first aid to the suspect after they wounded him, the city?s mayor said Monday.

Cutting the cable cord was the easy part. Now what?

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How to cut the cable cord and still be able to watch TV

Millions of viewers have given up on traditional cable or satellite TV, which, if done right, can save them a nice chunk of change.

CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 24: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots stays loose on the sideline against the Carolina Panthers in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on August 24, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Tom Brady cuts WEEI interview short over questions about Alex Guerrero

Brady said ?I don?t want to get into it? when asked about his personal trainer and business partner.

// Patriots sign guard Shaq Mason to five-year, $50 million extension

The deal makes the fourth-year lineman one of the highest-paid guards in the NFL.

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Getting Salty with Barbara Lynch

The Southie-born chef really just wants a good tuna fish sandwich and some vanilla ice cream.

Boston, MA - 8/27/2018 - Chloe Carr, 18, of Natick, walks down the runway with her hands in the air while wearing a mask and caution tape in response to the Parkland, Fla. shooting. The back-To-School fashion show was held outside of the Boston City Hall on Monday, August 27, 2018, and featured

Back-to-school ?fashion? show has students pose in bulletproof vests and combat gear

The runway show was part of an anti-gun-violence rally organized by Change the Ref, a nonprofit founded by the parents of Joaquin Oliver, a Parkland school shooting victim.

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, the MBTA will roll out new digital alerts on station platforms to let waiting riders know if a train is halted and how many stops away it is.

MBTA?s digital countdown clocks will now tell you if a train is ?stopped? and how far away it is

Currently, the countdown clocks can claim a train is ?X minutes? away ? and remaining stuck that way ? when it?s actually nowhere in sight.

// Nation?s top student loan official resigns

Seth Frotman cited what he says is the White House?s open hostility toward protecting nation?s millions of student loan borrowers.

Here?s a look at the candidates on the Sept. 4 primary ballot, with biographies reported and compiled by Globe staff and correspondents. Candidates have also filled out a brief survey at our request.

// Primary guide: The crowded Third Congressional District field

Here?s a look at the crowded field of candidates seeking to represent the Third Congressional District.

// Primary guide: A primer on the Seventh District race

Meet the candidates seeking to represent the Seventh Congressional District.

// Primary guide: Attorney General

Meet the candidates running to become the state?s attorney general.

Election date: Tuesday, Sept. 4

Polling hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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--FROM PICTUREDESK--- FILE--Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon are seen in the the film 'The Odd Couple' in this March 3, 1978 file photo. Matthau, the foghorn-voiced movie villain who became a master of crotchety comedy with his performances in 'The Fortune Cookie' and followed with 'The Odd Couple,' 'Grumpy Old Men' and many other hits, died Saturday morning, July 1, 2000, of a heart attack. He was 79. The actor was pronounced dead at 1:42 a.m., shortly after being brought into St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, said ahospital spokesman. (AP Photo/File) Library Tag 07022000 obituaries (regular edition) tvroommies tvroomies


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In movies as much as theater, Neil Simon was a conquering showman

He wasn?t exactly a revolutionary force so much as a consummate consolidator ? a master craftsman taking lessons he had learned in the trenches of live and scripted 1950s TV and applying them to New York theater, American commercial cinema, and right back to television.

// JetBlue ups its fees for checked bags

The airline that for years let passengers check luggage at no charge has become the first major carrier to bump the fee for a first checked bag to $30.

// Harvard researchers say climate change will impact diets of millions worldwide

Crops such as rice and wheat become less nutritious when carbon dioxide levels are higher, the researchers from the Harvard said.

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// A final column, but not the last opinion

This is my last column in the business section ? for a while.

From the Sunday Boston Globe

Patricia Carbajal started to break down as Univision announced that the Temporary Protected Status that has allowed her to reside in the United State legally for 19 years has been revoked.

After 19 years, the US has become home. But for how much longer?

For nearly two decades, the US government had given Patricia Carbajal permission to stay in this country, to work, to put down roots. But, now, in a moment, everything could change.

Chicago police and protesters at the Democratic National Convention in 1968.

David M. Shribman | Analysis

Chicago 1968: When it all changed

Fifty years ago, at the Democratic National Convention, anarchy eclipsed the democratic process and made it feel irrelevant.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Philip Heymann and Charles Fried

// The Bruce Ohr case threatens the independence of the Justice Department

President Trump?s threats against Justice Department lawyer Bruce Ohr jeopardize the independence of the department.

Special reports

// TSA says air marshals don?t follow ?ordinary? travelers. Some ordinary travelers beg to differ

She?s a social media manager for an arts-and-crafts company, and somehow became a target of a secret TSA surveillance program.


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// Experts call for reversing decision to deny Ebola vaccine to pregnant women

The exclusion of pregnant and lactating women from an Ebola vaccination campaign should be reversed, the experts argue.

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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

Peek inside this sprawling oceanfront estate overlooking Buzzards Bay

This Falmouth seaside estate offers views of Buzzards Bay through walls of windows and an expansive private balcony off the master suite. Just a walk across the property to take in an even closer look at the shoreline. 43 Gunning Point Ave.

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

A home, but for how long?

The Trump administration canceled the program that had allowed Patricia Carbajal to create a life as a mother, a construction worker, and a budding activist.


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