‘We’ve heard similar words in the past,’ Catholics say

The faithful wonder, will real reform follow in the wake of Pope Francis’s apology for the church covering up sexual abuse?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Cote.jpg Faith, kindness defined Methuen couple who died in rip current

Mike and Laura Cote “would do anything for you,” Mike’s father recalled. The Cotes died after they were caught in a rip current Sunday at a Seabrook, N.H., beach.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_gayle_harris.jpg Episcopal Diocese apologizes for bishop’s comments about Israeli soldiers

Bishop Gayle Harris told church members two stories about alleged mistreatment of Palestinian children by Israeli soldiers.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AFP_17Q462.jpg In shift, Russians now targeting conservative think tanks

Policy institutes that have broken with President Trump and are seeking continued sanctions against Moscow are the main targets.

Police stood at the scene after protesters toppled the statue.

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Confederate statue on N.C. campus toppled by protesters

“Silent Sam” stood at the heart of the University of North Carolina’s campus.

Derek Harkins was arraigned at Plymouth District Court for biting a man's fingertip off during a golf brawl.

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Golfer accused of biting off player’s finger was drinking, police say

Derek Harkins smelled of alcohol when officers arrived on the scene, according to the police report.

Some au pairs, in US through this visa program, say they’re treated worse than a pet

The State Department’s J-1 program is cheap labor disguised as cultural exchange, human rights groups and worker advocates say.

Man killed in shootout with police in Rochester, N.H.

Douglas Heath exchanged fire with two Rochester officers and two state troopers after crashing his car at the intersection of Oak Street and Route 125.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/RinaldiSuffolk02.jpg Probe clears Suffolk University’s handling of president search

An outside law firm found there was no illegal or unethical behavior at the school, which has seen a string of controversies in recent years.

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Beth Israel, Lahey say state report on merger was ‘extremely misleading’

Officials criticized the Health Policy Commission’s analysis, which predicted Mass. hospitals would sharply raise prices for medical services.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_hefner2_met.jpg Bryon Hefner says he made harassing calls to treatment facility

The estranged husband of the former state Senate president was accused of making hundreds of prank calls to the facility while he was a patient there.

Justin Bilton lookied out at the wildfire from the safety of a boat.

Justin Bilton

‘I thought we were going to die’: Father and son escape raging Montana wildfire

Justin Bilton and his father, Charles, were on a trip together in Montana when they suddenly found themselves trapped by a fast-moving forest fire.

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Lawyers for immigrants trying to avoid deportation argue that the Department of Homeland Security unlawfully detained their clients.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/shirley2018headshot.jpg Shirley Leung named Globe’s interim editorial page editor

The columnist has explored topics ranging from business and politics to gender issues in the workplace. She replaces Ellen Clegg, who retired last week.


Josh Zakim has focused on immigrants’ rights issues, civil rights, and voter access.

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Josh Zakim barnstorms across Mass. to raise his profile

The city councilor has ventured to far-flung corners of the state, hoping to sow excitement among potential voters.

Secretary of State William Galvin (left) is facing the most competitive challenge since he was elected to his post 24 years ago.

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William Galvin faces strongest challenge in 2 decades

The longtime incumbent says he’s “not taking anything for granted” as he fights to win the Democratic nomination.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/policy-03914912-a157-11e8-83d2-70203b8d7b44.jpg An Elizabeth Warren endorsement would be a boon for Galvin or Zakim. Except it didn’t happen — for either

It would be the golden goose of endorsements, in the thick of a heated campaign: A nod of approval from a popular senator.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_boscleve7A_spts.jpg This loss hurts: After Indians rally, Red Sox fall short in ninth

Cleveland erased a 3-0 deficit against Rick Porcello to earn the comeback win in the battle of division leaders.


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The infamous Chicken and Beer Year was one of the greatest collapses in baseball history, but the rest of Francona’s tenure in Boston was off the charts.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/AP18233143413146.jpg Madonna paid homage to Aretha Franklin at VMAs, and the backlash was immediate

The Queen of Soul’s fans say the Queen of Pop made the show’s only tribute to Franklin all about herself.

Cardi B held a pink bundle at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday.

Cardi B opens VMAs with her signature humor — and a trick

Cardi B pretended to be holding her daughter, Kulture, at the VMAs.

If alcohol is taking on a bigger role in your life, if might be time to reassess your drinking.

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Time to cut back on drinking? Here’s how.

You can drink too much without necessarily being addicted to alcohol. And drinking less can make your life better.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/greenhouse_15hernandez-1_metro-21324.jpg Takeaways from Jose Baez’s biography of Aaron Hernandez

In “Unnecessary Roughness: Inside the Trial and Final Days of Aaron Hernandez,” the attorney shares fascinating details about the former Patriots star’s life.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

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To reclaim control of the House of Representatives in November, Democrats will have to defy the results of previous midterm elections.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/08/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/SMILF_100_2504.R.jpg Frankie Shaw thanks Cleveland Circle restaurants for letting her film ‘SMILF’

The Brookline native said she had “been going to your restaurants since I was a little girl.”


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/GettyImages-848777618-Recovered.jpg Ben Affleck took a 22-year-old Playboy model to a Jack In The Box drive-through

Questions are swirling after the Massachusetts native was spotted out with a 22-year-old Playboy model.

People laid out in the grass on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Researchers: Boston’s blazing hot summer could be a sign of things to come

Boston is suffering through what could end up being the hottest summer ever, and it could be a sign of things to come.

A sign from the 1950 commemoration, which marked the 330th anniversary of the Mayflower’s arrival in Provincetown.

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A reminder from Provincetown: Pilgrims stopped here first

Blown off course, the Mayflower paused on the Cape for 5½ before heading west.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Arusha_ExpressWiFi.jpg Expanding Wi-Fi in Tanzania: Facebook’s local office adds to global Internet push

Cambridge-based engineers say they have successfully adapted a wireless technology that you might use in your home.

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The president told donors last week that Jerome Powell has disappointed him by raising interest rates.

The scene outside Atlas Liquors in Quincy on Monday night.

Quincy liquor store sign comes down, taking part of building facade with it

An ambulance driver who was passing by the store on Adams Street told police about the mishap.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/dtlumacki_finwhaleduxbury_metro240copy.jpg Whale washes up on Duxbury Beach

Marine biologists and beach officials are working to remove the mammal to perform a necropsy.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/1019985922.jpg Melania Trump called for good behavior online. Moments later, her husband logged on to Twitter

Just after she spoke, President Trump unleashed a barrage of tweets in which he called the former CIA director a “hack” and mocked the effectiveness of the Justice Department.

Opinion & Ideas


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/vennochi-4993.jpg No exceptions when it comes to politicians and free press

Political figures on both the left and right deserve scrutiny for their treatment of journalists.

Special reports

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The 111 is a rolling case study of all that ails MBTA bus service: overcrowding, delays caused by traffic and passengers who pay in cash, and frequent cancellations.


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

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Welch-Gil-1024x576.jpg Prominent Dartmouth researcher plagiarized colleagues’ work, investigation finds

An investigation found that Dr. H. Gilbert Welch committed research misconduct.

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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/18/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/FlfQGTy9_585.jpg 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.


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The 2018 BMW X3 M40i proves worthy of the M badge

The 2018 BMW X3 M40i sits at the top of the X3 lineup. Reserved for its most performance-oriented variants, putting an M badge onto an SUV is a big deal. It comes with high expectations, and the X3 meets those expectations — and then some. While the standard engine in the X3 is a 2.0-liter turbocharged […]

Love Letters: The Podcast

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

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//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

US Gymnastics Championships in Boston

This week, Boston will get a look at some of the best gymnasts in the world during the US Nationals, which runs Thursday through Sunday at TD Garden.


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