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Is Ed Markey Really the Best We Can Do?

Or in a political world gone mad, is Massachusetts’ other senator the only one in Washington who still knows the art of the deal?

Arts & Entertainment

Fizzle Go the Boston Pops

With sponsors bailing out and CBS signing off, Boston’s most rousing Fourth of July export has fallen off the national stage. After nearly 25 years, does its boy-wonder conductor, once the talk of the town, still have the spark to bring it back to life?

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The Absolutely Fabulous, Likable, Shareable, and Altogether Baffling World of the Hess Twins

(And their number one fan, Bill Belichick.)

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GE CEO Jeff Immelt Is All In

The longtime executive moved General Electric to Boston with a daring vision to revolutionize the company and transform the city’s tech industry. So far it seems to be working, so why does Wall Street want his head on a plate?

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Why Is Elizabeth Warren So Hard to Love?

With her populist proposals and fierce criticism of President Donald Trump, Senator Elizabeth Warren has become the new face of the Democratic Party and a favorite for the 2020 presidential race. So why are so many Massachusetts voters souring on her?

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The World v. Alan Dershowitz

The Harvard Law School legend has defended everyone from O.J. Simpson to Claus von Bülow. Now he’s facing his toughest case yet: his own.

Restaurants

Christopher Kimball: Bow Ties, Recipes, and Lawsuits

For Christopher Kimball, life after America’s Test Kitchen is no piece of cake.

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Isaiah Thomas: The Biggest Little Man in Boston

This season, the Celtics’ best player is also the shortest guy in the NBA. It just might be crazy enough to work.

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The Boss: Sean O’Brien and the Teamsters Attempt an Extreme Makeover

But will the union boss bring down Mayor Walsh along the way?

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Can Charlie Baker Save the MassGOP from Extinction?

Faced with the likes of Donald Trump and Curt Schilling, can Republican Governor Charlie Baker save the MassGOP from extinction?

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Bill Weld Has Nothing to Lose

Bill Weld’s last (and wildest) hurrah.

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Big Love: An Oral History of David Ortiz

As David Ortiz winds down his storied career with the Sox, an all-star lineup tells the inside story of how a one-time baseball reject reinvented himself as Big Papi and became a Boston legend.

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Marty Walsh Is Not Tom Menino

He’s friendlier, more collaborative, and, two years into his administration, just as popular as his predecessor. But does that make him a good mayor?

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Brian Peixoto’s Final Appeal

Twenty years ago, an unreliable witness and questionable medical science branded Brian Peixoto a baby killer and sent him to die in prison. He’s still there, but is he innocent?

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Mike Sherman’s Fifth Quarter

After 33 years coaching NFL and college all-stars, former Green Bay Packers coach Mike Sherman wasn’t sure he had much to learn from a bunch of high school football players on the Cape. He was wrong.