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At the hearing Wednesday, Representative Lauren Underwood, an Illinois Democrat, questioned Kevin McAleenan, the head of US Customs and Border Protection.

Tense exchanges over migrant children’s deaths rock House hearing

Representative Lauren Underwood on Wednesday blamed the Trump administration’s border policies for the deaths of migrant children, an accusation the acting head of the Homeland Security Department called ‘‘appalling.’’

N.H.’s tallest waterfall? Depends on when you ask

The fleeting nature of Dryad Falls leaves a narrow window for admiring the huge cascade at its most powerful. Springtime, also known as “mud season,” is your best bet.

Love Letters

Hooked up with an ex

I’m wondering . . . was it even a good idea to re-enter each other’s lives, knowing our history?

Ask Amy

Open marriage creates unstable triangle

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

A snowy owl in flight at Sachuset Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown, R.I. The owl arrived in January and departed in April for a colder clime. More than 200 species of birds seasonally visit the 242-acre refuge with its 40 acres of salt marsh.

In R.I., refuge for birds and the people who watch them

The 242-acre refuge, open sunrise to sunset, is a magnet for bird enthusiasts, since more than 200 bird species visit the refuge seasonally.

A four-hour trip on Maverick Helicopters offers stunning views of the Grand Canyon and the lights on the Las Vegas Strip — especially at sunset.

Grand Canyon: Choose your own adventure

The Grand Canyon is a must-do — but how to do it is completely up to you.

Christopher Muther

Is your laptop really more valuable than a life?

People retrieving their baggage during an emergency is a serious problem with fatal consequences. It’s time for a solution.

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Ask Amy

Granddaughter’s vulnerability elicits rude response

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

States sue over rule allowing clinicians to refuse abortions

Nearly two dozen states and municipalities sued the federal government Tuesday to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs.

You can find larger cruise ships but you wonÕt find a cruise line more popular than Viking (the Viking Sea, shown at right.) In just a couple of years, theyÕve won a slew of awards in the small ocean cruising category. (Diane Bair) 10cruisehaters

These cruises may turn haters into lovers

Here’s a look at two cruises — one oceangoing, the other a river ship — that totally nail the basics.

Joy Lim Nakrin (pictured in Cambodia) has been to five continents.

The VIP Lounge | Joy Lim Nakrin

The VIP Lounge with TV anchor Joy Lim Nakrin

We caught up with Nakrin, who lives in a Boston suburb, to talk about all things travel.

Alan Fausel is executive director of the American Kennel Club’s new Museum of the Dog.

Pet project: A look inside the new Museum of the Dog in Manhattan

After more than 30 years in a bucolic location on the outskirts of St. Louis, the American Kennel Club museum has moved back to the heart of New York City, where it first opened in 1982.

DoorDash is sprinting to Cape Cod

The food delivery service launched on the Cape this May.

Viviane and Pierre Lambert, left, parents of Vincent Lambert, appealed to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, arguing their 42-year-old son Vincent should be treated as disabled.

Frenchman in vegetative state kept alive after appeal to UN

A last-ditch appeal to the United Nations forced French doctors to resume life support Tuesday for a man who has been in a vegetative state for years and whose case has drawn attention across Europe.

Here, there, and everywhere

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news you can use.

The SlotZilla Zipline at Fremont Street Experience allows visitors to fly like Superman high over downtown Las Vegas.

Las Vegas: A kids paradise

Yes, it still has the casinos, the clubs, and the adult scenes that make it a draw for the 21-and-older crowd. But it’s also a fantastic kids destination. Here’s why.

Travel Troubleshooter

I had multiple heart attacks. Can I get a refund from HomeAway?

Before Melissa Smith and her family could check into their vacation rental in Hawaii, she suffered multiple heart attacks. Can she get a refund if she cancels?

Pro-choice protesters gather at Ingram Park in Birmingham, Ala., on May 19. Alabama passed a near-total abortian ban on May 14.


#StopTheBans: Lawmakers seek to criminalize abortion and risk women’s lives

A CDC report released this month said that black women continue to be more than three times as likely as white women to die of pregnancy-related issues. Why aren’t lawmakers putting in the work to save pregnant people?

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What She’s Having

At Baraka in Cambridge, a meal flavored by memory

When a restaurant you have history with relocates, is it still the same restaurant?

HBO original series Game of Thrones (Season 8). Pictured: Sophie Turner.

This author asked for a tweet-sized synopsis of ‘Game of Thrones’ — and the responses rained down like dragon fire

Even William Shatner weighed in.

Get that corn off the cob quickly and safely

The Corn Prep Peeler ($6.99) is OXO’s recent addition to its Good Grips line.

Chew on this: Eastern Standard Provisions launches a pretzel line

Made with malted barley flour and malt syrup, the chewy, bronzed beauties are hand-rolled, twisted, looped, and knotted, and go great with dipping sauces.

Chef/Owner Karen Akunowicz at Fox & The Knife in South Boston.

Food & Wine says this Southie spot is one of the nation’s best new restaurants

The Italian restaurant opened in February and is run by Karen Akunowicz, longtime chef at the South End’s Myers + Chang.

Love Letters

We’ll probably break up after graduation

I want to enjoy the time we have left together, but lately I feel so sad every time I’m around him.

From top: a slugburger, Borroum’s Drug Store, and the Coca-Cola Museum.

Food & Travel

Corinth, Miss.: The slugburger capital of the world

Don’t even think of asking for ketchup or you’ll get a blank stare like I did. You get the same look if you ask for the recipe.

Amanda Escamilla serves Tex-Mex cooking at a pop-up in the former Tupelo space in Inman Square.

Getting salty

Her Tex-Mex cooking is from deep in the heart of Texas

Escamilla is on a mission to bring authentic Tex-Mex cooking to Boston, and now she has a pop-up, Tex Mex Eats, where she’ll serve Frito pie, enchiladas, and homemade tamales until the end of July.

New England winners

New England has a strong showing in annual specialty food awards

It’s the Oscar of food awards: Goodnow Farms Chocolate just won a Gold Sofi Award in the Specially Food Association’s annual contest for its 70% dark chocolate bar crafted with cacao beans from the jungles of Peru.


You missed Chartreuse Day, but now you can celebrate it any day you want

When it comes to imbibing, there are certain events best celebrated in a specific place: Kentucky Derby in Louisville; Oktoberfest in Munich, etc. And, as I learned a few weeks ago, May 16 in Detroit.


Sheldon and Miriam Adelson among guests at Rashi School gala Sunday at Seaport Hotel

More than 500 guests gathered for the annual dinner on Sunday.

BOSTON, MA - 5/16/2019: Tyler Akabane foraging garlic mustard and Japanese knotweed and others around Turtle Pond area by Enneking Pkwy, Boston. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: LIFESTYLE TOPIC 22forage

One way to get back at that invasive plant strangling your garden? Eat it

If you can’t beat them, eat them. That’s the approach Cambridge restaurant Forage is taking to invasive species.

FILE - In this April 14, 2018 file photo, Howard Stern speaks at the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland. The shock jock’s “Howard Stern Comes Again” will be published May 14, Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday. It’s his first book in more than 20 years, and was No. 1 on within hours of its announcement. Stern’s previous books, “Private Parts” and “Miss America,” both spent months on The New York Times’ bestseller list. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)


Howard Stern can talk. This new book shows he’s also a good listener

Howard Stern’s hefty all-star tutorial on the art of the interview draws on his work over the past two decades.

Ask Amy

Terminal disease is met with shrugging response

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 23: Chef José Andrés speaks with Martha Stewart at the TIME 100 Summit on April 23, 2019 in New York City. The day-long TIME 100 Summit showcases the annual TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Celebrity chef José Andrés calls fired N.H. cafeteria worker a ‘hero’

The plight of a fired school cafeteria worker in New Hampshire has caught the attention of award-winning chef José Andrés.

Leonard Bailey, surgeon who transplanted baboon heart into baby, dies at 76

Dr. Leonard Bailey, who in 1984 transplanted a baboon heart into a tiny newborn dubbed “Baby Fae” in a pioneering operation that sparked both worldwide acclaim and condemnation, has died.

Protesters for women's rights gather to march to the Alabama Capitol to protest a law passed last week making abortion a felony in nearly all cases with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance

The lawmakers and other women have stepped forward to tell searing, personal stories — in some cases speaking about attacks for the first time to anyone but a loved one or their closest friend.


Filming begins downtown on Ryan Reynolds movie ‘Free Guy’

Scenes were shot in the Liberty Square area on Sunday.


Kate Upton in town to support Verlander’s Astros

The actress and model was spotted dining downtown.

Randy Price has some words of wisdom for fellow cyclists: “Wear your helmets.”

WCVB’s Randy Price injured in bike mishap

The longtime Channel 5 morning news anchor was treated at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace discusses being sexually assaulted in Columbia, S.C. For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums, before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature.

Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance

For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature.

A post-and-beam dream comes true

Yankee Barn Homes helps a Maryland couple build their happy place, near family and away from the hustle and bustle of their lives in D.C.

The Boston Calling Block Party brings free concerts to the Greenway on Thursdays.

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Boston Calling Block Party returns to the Greenway

Free concerts will take place on Thursday evenings through Aug. 29.

love letters

‘My boyfriend and I have two entirely different methods of fighting’

I’ve learned that when I am upset, I have to stay quiet, take a few deep breaths, and let myself calm down before I can come back to it. He wants to work it out now!


A soft touch

Marine Layer rethinks recycling with Re-Spun, a new line of tees made from your castoffs.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘I was convinced I was being stood up’

Will he be impressed by his date’s Southern charm and parking karma?

Miss Conduct

Advice: Can a longtime friendship survive long distance?

Plus, what to do when a strong family resemblance causes awkward social situations.

Special report

//[1].jpg Bitten by Uncertainty: A Globe report on Lyme disease in the Northeast

In 2013, the Globe took an in-depth look at the disease, the patients, the debate, and the science.


// The Love Letters podcast: Ditch the ex’s T-shirt, or wear it?

After a breakup, is it better to hold onto relics from the relationship, or to dump them?

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Spotify   |   RadioPublic


Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

// Where should you eat this week?

Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

Design New England

// Second Life

An architect turns his old barn in Newport, Rhode Island, into a light-filled multipurpose haven for family and guests.