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Monday, May 21

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Ex-president George HW Bush arrives in Maine

The Boston Globe

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is in Maine for the summer. The 93-year-old arrived Sunday evening at his seaside home in Kennebunkport. Dozens of residents greeted his motorcade at the town's Dock Square,…

04

In rural America, digital divide slows a vital path for telemedicine

The Boston Globe

KENTUCKY’S ALLEN COUNTY has 20,000 residents. Its school system serves about 3,100 students — but it has no pediatrician. The nearest one is 28 miles away. For years, when a child in the county seat of Scottsville became sick in school,…

02

Former New Orleans mayor presented with JFK award for removing Confederate statues

The Boston Globe

A son of the Deep South who removed icons of the Confederacy from his city was honored as politically courageous Sunday night at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu was chosen to…

Tufts graduates protest former DuPont CEO during commencement speech

The Boston Globe

Many Tufts University graduates said they were baffled Sunday by commencement remarks on fairness and integrity by Ellen Kullman, former CEO of DuPont, which settled several cases related to chemical dumping in recent years. “Determine…

Sunday, May 20

17

Five teens in fatal crash were from Stoughton High School

The Boston Globe

STOUGHTON — Five teens involved in a horrific East Bridgewater rollover crash Saturday that left four dead of them and a fifth teen injured were students at Stoughton High School, the principal said in a statement Sunday. The crash…

14

At Mount Ida, a mysterious benefactor with ties to the school's president loaned it $16 million

Boston.com

NEWTON — As the financial picture at Mount Ida College grew increasingly grim and its bank finally refused to loan more money, the school two years ago turned to a mysterious benefactor whose private money kept the school on life support,…

13

'Saturday Night Live' serves up an intriguing finish

Boston.com

The season finale of “Saturday Night Live” began with an opening segment that harkened back to the final episode of “The Sopranos.” President Trump (played by Alec Baldwin) gathered at a New Jersey diner for a meal with Rudy Giuliani (Kate…

03

At least four teenage males dead in East Bridgewater crash

The Boston Globe

EAST BRIDGEWATER — At least four teenage males were killed and another injured in a horrific rollover car crash on Route 106 here late Saturday afternoon, according to Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz. Authorities responded to a…

02

House Democrats dream of oversight bonanza after midterms

The Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — House Democrats, stewing over stacks of unanswered letters to Trump officials collecting dust on their shelves, are counting the days until they can take back the majority and launch dozens of inquiries into the president and…

Saturday, May 19

18

Weekend storms are expected, and then warm temperatures

The Boston Globe

This week is finally going to start feeling like summer is near, but before sun and warmth arrive, Greater Boston is likely to be slammed by heavy rain and thunderstorms amidcool temperatures. The rain began falling shorty after noon and…

04

Trump administration abortion rule sets off alarms in Mass.

The Boston Globe

The Trump administration continued to target abortion rights Friday, proposing to bar federal family-planning funds from health centers in Massachusetts and other states that either provide abortion or that refer patients to clinics that…

01

Owner seeks extra charge to keep Mystic power plant running

The Boston Globe

Think your electricity bill is high now? Another charge could be on the way, but it’s one that might be crucial to keeping the lights on. That’s because the massive Mystic power plant in Everett is on track to be shut down. It’s owner,…

Friday, May 18

23

Fake Facebook accounts and online lies multiply in hours after Santa Fe school shooting

The Boston Globe

In the first hours after the Texas school shooting that left at least ten dead Friday, online hoaxers moved quickly to spread a viral lie, creating fake Facebook accounts with the suspected shooter’s name and a doctored photo showing him…

22

Evans says Boston police, State Police at ‘standstill’ over Seaport jurisdiction

The Boston Globe

Talks between State Police and the Boston Police Department over potentially reshaping who patrols the Seaport are at a “standstill,” according to the city’s police commissioner, who offered little optimism on Friday that the two sides are…

15

A monthly shot could help do away with your chronic migraines

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators Thursday approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines. The Food and Drug Administration's action clears the monthly shot Aimovig (AIM'-oh-vig) for sale. It's the first in a new class of…

10

Judge denies CBS restraining order against major shareholder

DOVER, Del. — A Delaware judge refused Thursday to grant CBS Corp. a restraining order against its majority shareholder in a power struggle that could decide control of the company. Following a hearing Wednesday, Chancellor Andre Bouchard…

03

A field guide to bride Meghan Markle's embarrassing relatives

The Boston Globe

If you have not been paying attention to what's going on with Meghan Markle's family ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry this Saturday you need to immediately step away from the Trump miniseries (word is guest star Rudy Giuliani will be…

Catalonia gets new leader determined to achieve independence

The Boston Globe

MADRID — Fervent Catalan secessionist Quim Torra was sworn in Thursday as the restive Spanish region's new leader, with his demands for an independent Catalonia set to prolong a standoff with Spain's national government. Torra took office…

Thursday, May 17

Senate testimony offers look at meeting in Trump Tower

The Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — From the beginning, entertainment promoter Rob Goldstone said, he thought it was a bad idea. He knew next to nothing about politics, and yet he was being asked by his client — a Russian pop star — to set up a meeting in Trump…

01

Celtics making path to NBA Finals a mission possible

We're officially past the point of calling the Celtics' playoff run improbable. There's nothing improbable about the better team winning. The Celtics aren't carving a path to the NBA Finals using smoke and Roziers. Their play and their 2-0…

Inside the Hamptons house where Kevin Durant hosted Tom Brady and the Celtics

Boston.com

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. — The client wanted a 10-day house rental in the Hamptons that offered privacy and proximity to East Hampton Airport. Several important guests would be visiting. The real estate broker handling the account lined up three…

Wednesday, May 16

23

Throw a last-minute royal wedding party

The Boston Globe

Let's be honest: Most of us are not getting up at 7 a.m. on Saturday to watch the royal wedding. We might get up as early as 9, but only due to the high adorability levels of the couple. Either way, an alarm clock will not be employed. But…

21

Trains of thought in arresting video artworks

Time rules train stations, but they have a feeling of bottling a moment — commuters perennially entering and exiting in a blur that does not change. In her show at Rafius Fane Gallery, video artist Maggie Stark uses imagery of trains,…

18

911 audio: Woman remained calm during encounter with coyotes in Saugus

The Boston Globe

The woman who scaled a tree Saturday morning to escape multiple coyotes in Saugus' Breakheart Reservation remained fairly calm during the harrowing incident, according to a 911 recording. “I'm stuck in a tree in Breakheart Reservation in…

01

After outcry, drug makers decide not to triple the price of a cancer pill

Last week, two drug companies that jointly sell a blood-cancer drug made a rare decision: to not move forward with changes that would have effectively tripled the cost of a lifesaving medicine for some patients. Most patients take three…

Tuesday, May 15

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Healey allows sale of Mount Ida but will also investigate

The Boston Globe

Attorney General Maura Healey announced Tuesday she is allowing the $75 million sale of Mount Ida College to the University of Massachusetts Amherst to move forward on narrow legal grounds because Mount Ida says it would have been forced…

10

Hamas vows protests will continue along Israeli border

The Boston Globe

JERUSALEM — Hamas vowed to keep protesters storming the Gaza border on Tuesday, a day after 58 Palestinians were killed in confrontations with Israeli troops, the bloodiest toll in the seaside territory since a 2014 war. Monday's…

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Experts from Mass. hospitals explain the procedure Melania Trump underwent on Monday

The Boston Globe

First lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure Monday morning to treat a benign kidney condition, according to the White House. So what exactly does that mean? Embolization, the procedure the president's wife underwent, is…

Monday, May 14

23

FBI agent describes grisly task of unearthing mob slaying victim in RI

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Twenty-five years after a South Boston nightclub manager was killed and buried behind a Providence mill, an FBI agent testified Monday that investigators painstakingly dug the site by hand to unearth bones, rope, and remnants of the victim…

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Jamaica Plain man held without bail in double murder in Jamaica Plain

The Boston Globe

A 28-year-old Jamaica Plain man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he killed two people by firing into a gathering celebrating a young man's upcoming college graduation, killing the young man and a family friend. Wilson Guity…