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Thomas Farragher

A reach across time for his saviors from war

A handmade roadside bomb forever changed the contours of Rich Newcombe’s world and what the solemn national holiday we celebrate this long weekend means to him.

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.

The commencement speech playbook: Make joke, pretend to be humble, impart lesson

The genre of the Commencement Speech is fixed and rarely transcended. Boston, home to what feels like an infinite number of graduations, is Ground Zero for this ritual rhetoric.

Lawrence man is arrested in connection with death of 13-year-old Amesbury girl

Carlos Rivera, 47, was arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly giving Chloe Ricard drugs, according to the Essex district attorney’s office. She was pronounced dead Monday.
What we know about the death of 13-year-old Chloe RicardFamily identifies girl, 13, pronounced dead at Lawrence hospital

Seven beaches in Greater Boston aced water quality tests last year

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has been testing water quality at beaches along Boston Harbor since 2011.

Chronicling the day 75 years ago that changed the war
D-Day, the greatest sea invasion in history, was no sure thing. The International Museum of World War II in Natick shows why.

Planting cemetery flags a fitting memorial to veterans

Mary Kerr Lynch, pioneer in commercial real estate sales, dies at 101

Ms. Lynch was one of the early women in real estate when she entered the industry, soon after her family moved to Brookline in the early 1960s.

This viral photo shows serious overcrowding during a deadly week on Mount Everest
Ten climbers died in a seven-day span as dozens lined up at the world’s highest peak, lingering for hours in the dangerously thin air of the summit.

Your guide to Boston Calling

Recommended acts, what’s new this year, and a look behind the scenes at Boston’s big music festival

Irish famine memorial dedicated on Deer Island

The monument honors 850 Irish immigrants who died on the island while they were quarantined there.

Veterans official on suspect identified in memorial vandalism: ‘Pray for the guy’

The man, who was not identified, was taken into custody without incident Saturday morning by troopers and UMass Boston police officers, according to authorities.

Defrocked Mass. priest ordered to serve 16 years in Maine prison

Ronald Paquin was convicted of sexually abusing an altar boy during trips to Maine in the 1980s. He already served more than 10 years in prison in Mass. for sexually abusing another altar boy.

Trump enlists Barr on ‘new front’ in attack on intelligence agencies

The new strategy could offer a more effective blueprint for President Trump to take aim at his perceived political enemies.

5 suffer minor injuries in Nashua porch collapse

About two dozen people, including children, were standing on the porch when it gave way around 8 p.m., according to police.

Hawaii woman missing for 2 weeks is rescued in Maui forest

Amanda Eller was found alive after an extensive search that involved hundreds of volunteers and helicopters.

A ‘tremendously fun’ opening day for Newton recreational pot shop

“It’s been tremendously fun — we couldn’t be happier with how today went,” Julia Wentworth, director of retail at Garden Remedies, said Saturday evening.

Likely tornado tears through motel, mobile home park in Oklahoma

A likely tornado destroyed a motel and caused other damage in the Oklahoma City area, according to the National Weather Service. 11 minutes ago

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Ben Carson is Trump’s stooge at HUD

The administration cares nothing about the department’s mission of housing poor families and everything about deploying yet another arm of government to further its nativist goals.

The Big Picture
Some of the best sports photos in Boston history
Bobby Orr flying through the air, Larry Bird with a victory cigar in his mouth, Jason Varitek serving A-Rod his just deserts. Here’s a look at some of the best sports photos in Boston history.

Amid drama, Encore prepares for June opening
The sweep of the casino’s effort is unique in Massachusetts history: readying a five-star hotel, a massive casino, 15 restaurants and lounges, a conference space, a spa, and more — all to open in one fell swoop.

Students learn to speak Latin, ‘the un-dead language’
Immersive Latin offers to make a historically elite subject more equitable.



Astros 4, Red Sox 3

Red Sox rally to tie in ninth, but Astros walk off in bottom half

Christian Vazquez’s two-run single tied it but reliever Matt Barnes couldn’t hold the Astros down in bottom half of the ninth.

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