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Secrets of a Lost Girl

Alexandra Valoras showed every outward sign of success and promise, a star at school, beloved at home. She revealed nothing of her inner anguish, except in her diary — a chronicle of scathing self-criticism and growing desperation that her…

Friday, Jun 22


Michael Cohen's photo with Tom Arnold fuels Trump tape speculation

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen retweeted a photo of himself with comedian Tom Arnold, who is working on a TV show to hunt down recordings of the president, fueling speculation Friday that Cohen…


The Celtics wanted an athletic big man, and that's what they got in Robert Williams

The Celtics' patience paid off. As they watched all of their desired swingmen or potential replacements for Marcus Smart fall off the draft board Thursday night, the Celtics noticed that one of their targeted big men remained available.…


Celtics draft forward Robert Williams with 27th overall pick


The Celtics used their lone 2018 NBA draft pick to select former Texas A&M forward Robert Williams 27th overall. Williams, who stands at 6 feet 10 inches and weighs 237 pounds, played two seasons for the Aggies, averaging 11.1 points, 8.7…

Wednesday, Jun 20


A short, not-at-all sweet dispatch from Nine Inch Nails

Though Nine Inch Nails conceived “Bad Witch” as the final entry in a trilogy of EPs, the six-song, half-hour release is now being called the industrial alt-rock group's first proper album since 2013. For Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (who,…


Bezos, Buffett, Dimon health venture will be based in Boston

Three of the country’s best-known business leaders have turned to Dr. Atul Gawande, a Boston surgeon and best-selling author, to head their new company aimed at reinventing how health care is delivered. In announcing Gawande’s appointment…


'Womp womp,' Corey Lewandowski says about child with Down syndrome separated from her mother

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski poked fun Tuesday night at a story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was separated from her mother at the border, responding to the anecdote on Fox News with a noise: “Womp womp.”.


General Electric is dropped from Dow Jones industrial average after more than 100 years

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The General Electric logo appeared above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in 2017. By Jon Chesto Globe Staff June 19, 2018. General Electric Co. was booted out of the Dow Jones industrial average Tuesday, a…

Monday, Jun 18


Secret VA nursing-home ratings hid poor quality care from public

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World War II veteran Rosario “Russ” Bonanno was facing worsening dementia when his family took him last year to the Department of Veterans Affairs nursing home in Bedford. He had been in assisted living, but after six years, some family…

Sunday, Jun 17


Jay-Z, Beyonce release surprise album 'Everything Is Love'

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay-Z and Beyonce are keeping up a family tradition, dropping a surprise album before anyone knew it was coming. The couple released a joint album that touches on the rapper's disgust at this year's Grammy Awards and…

Saturday, Jun 16


Paul Simon sets TD Garden aglow with a warm farewell

“Hello, my friends,” Paul Simon exhorted on Friday night at the TD Garden, immediately after leading a spirited run-through of his 1975 cad’s guide to life “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.” It was an appropriate way for Simon to greet those…

Friday, Jun 15


Behind the chaos curtain, Trump is grinding out a lot of policy wins

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WASHINGTON — President Trump’s White House presents a daily tableau of chaos, falsehoods, caustic attacks, and allegations of corruption. But despite his stormy and impulsive management style — and in some ways, because of it — Trump is…


The Ticket: What's happening in the local arts world

The Cambridge artist, who died in 2009, summered in Provincetown, working in a studio overlooking the harbor; at high tide, the sea washed in beneath him. Water, sand, and rocks are his subjects in these paintings and monotypes. Pictured:…

Thursday, Jun 14


Help wanted, but not from older workers: Many struggle to find jobs as employers post openings

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It’s late afternoon at the Venture Café in Cambridge’s Kendall Square. The tables are teeming with techies in T-shirts, sipping beer and pecking on laptops. Everybody works for a startup, every startup is hiring — now or soon —and every…

Wednesday, Jun 13


A Greyhound bus, jewels, haute couture — all in a show about a remarkable collector

Encyclopedic institutions like the Museum of Fine Arts rarely have encyclopedic donors. Collecting art, as a matter of either taste or pocketbook, hasn't worked that way for a long, long time. That's one of the things that made Frederic A.…

Tuesday, Jun 12


Green Line service resumes after 2½-hour disruption that stranded morning commuters

Service resumed on the Green Line on Tuesday morning after most of the underground portion of the MBTA route was shut down for more than 2½ hours by a damaged power line near Copley Square. The shutdown forced the evacuation of two trains…

Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey sues opioid maker Purdue Pharma

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Attorney General Maura Healey is suing Purdue Pharma, the maker of powerful opioids like OxyContin, alleging the company misled doctors and consumers about their risks with the aim of getting more people to take them at higher doses for…


Ahead of summit, Trump tweets that the ‘haters & losers’ are wrong

SINGAPORE — The latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump in Singapore (all times local to Singapore, which is 12 hours ahead of Eastern standard time): 6:20 a.m. President Donald Trump says the…

Monday, Jun 11


Once-missing Air Force officer found 35 years later

Captain William Howard Hughes Jr., who was formally declared a deserter by the Air Force Dec. 9, 1983. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Air Force officer with top security clearance who disappeared 35 years ago has been found in California. The Air…

Sunday, Jun 10


For all the Gronkowskis, the day was quite a ride

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NEW YORK — There aren't many things that can turn a group of five Gronkowski boys dead silent, but when their horse — who's named Gronkowski, too — came out dead last from the gate for the 150th Belmont Stakes on Saturday, their box in the…


Trump throws G-7 into disarray with tweets after he leaves

QUEBEC CITY — President Trump upended two days of global economic diplomacy late Saturday, refusing to sign a joint statement with the United States’ allies, threatening to escalate his trade war on the country’s neighbors and deriding…

Friday, Jun 8


France's Macron threatens rare rebuke of US at G7, Trump fires back

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QUEBEC, Canada - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday threatened to join with other world leaders to issue a rare rebuke of the United States at a global summit here this weekend, drawing immediate and sharp replies from President…


A 'Mame' that's a bit short on magic

BEVERLY — Showstopping anthems that are sung by, to, or about flamboyantly outsize figures have long been the signature of Broadway tunesmith Jerry Herman, from the titular salute by the Harmonia Gardens waiters to matchmaker Dolly…

Thursday, Jun 7


'Absurdity and horror': School uses nursery rhyme to teach kindergarten about lockdowns

While touring a kindergarten in Somerville on Wednesday to get a sense of what to expect when her 5-year-old daughter starts school in the fall, Georgy Cohen took stock of the items one might typically find in a classroom for young kids.…

Why hasn’t Bernie Sanders endorsed his son’s run for Congress?

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Senator Bernie Sanders has traveled to Iowa and narrated a 30-second ad to endorse one congressional candidate and journeyed to Allentown, Pa., on behalf of another. He publicly backed a mayoral candidate in Omaha. But while he’s busy…

Wednesday, Jun 6


Another industrial revolution is taking place in Mass.

BRAINTREE — Symmons Industries, a 79-year-old plumbing manufacturer, still makes the part that started it all: a shower valve that prevents scalding when a toilet is flushed, invented by the chief executive’s grandfather. But after decades…

Monday, Jun 4


A car crashed into a Maine Little League game. The brave man who died saving kids had a dark secret

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Players scrambled and parents screamed as the maroon sedan ripped through the baseball field, infield dust flying into the Friday evening from under the car's spinning tires. Spectators in the stands of Goodall Park in Sanford, Maine,…

Saturday, Jun 2


Robocalls aren’t just an annoyance. They’re an assault on the common good.

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Earlier this month, I received a call from a phone number I didn’t recognize. I didn’t answer. The caller didn’t leave a message. Just another spam call, I thought. Minutes later my wife called to say that our daughter had a fever and…


Federal grand jury targets Massachusetts State Police alleged overtime abuse

A federal grand jury is investigating the alleged theft of overtime pay and other misconduct involving members of the Massachusetts State Police, according to multiple people with knowledge of the criminal probe. Prosecutors are examining…

Friday, Jun 1


Search could go on for days at Springfield property where bodies were found

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SPRINGFIELD — Investigators used ground-penetrating radar Friday to continue searching for evidence at a kidnapping suspect's home where three bodies have been discovered since Wednesday, officials said. “The use of this technology has…