TSA says air marshals don’t follow ‘ordinary’ travelers. Some ordinary travelers beg to differ

 “I’m not a terrorist,” Taylor Usry said upon learning that she was followed by air marshals.

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She’s a social media manager for an arts-and-crafts company, and somehow became a target of a secret TSA surveillance program.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/AFP_18G7Q8.jpg Trump says his White House counsel not a ‘RAT’ like Nixon’s

President Trump insisted Sunday that White House lawyer Don McGahn isn’t “a John Dean type ‘RAT,’“ making reference to the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned on Richard Nixon.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/9e73768bd1a34daab3be6d9da0e1f701-9e73768bd1a34daab3be6d9da0e1f701-0.jpg The new alternative facts: ‘Truth isn’t truth’

President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani says it’s ‘‘silly’’ to say Trump should testify ‘‘because he’s going to tell the truth and he shouldn’t worry’’ because ‘‘it’s somebody’s version of the truth. Not the truth.’’

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/1013897452.jpg Pentagon sees space as next frontier

The US is perched on the edge of a new era in space militarization, and a new administration is eager to engage in a high-tech arms race.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/b29d9f4b6a0a450587a82d80a6f730a4-17b2faf18281475a9d64b3bdfeaccf8e-0.jpg Brennan considers legal action to stop clearance revocations

Former CIA Director John Brennan said he is considering taking legal action to try to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping other current and former officials’ security clearances.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/642353988.jpg In the Trump era, these are the forgotten Republicans

Members of Congress, governors, and state party leaders are struggling to fit into President Trump’s party.

At St. Christopher Church in Dorchester, the Rev. Paul Helfrich became emotional as he addressed the Pennsylvania grand jury report from the pulpit during Mass on Saturday.

In parishes around US, outrage grows in wake of Pa. scandal

More than 1,000 people have signed a letter demanding that every US bishop resigns in the wake of the latest sexual abuse scandal to rock the Catholic Church.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_conley_henning.jpg Longtime Suffolk DA backs prosecutor as his successor

Dan Conley’s endorsement of Greg Henning was long expected.

Bon Appetit magazine has named Portland, Maine, as its Restaurant City of the Year for 2018. The city has a thriving restaurant scene, including the Eventide Oyster Co.

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Devra First

Why don’t Boston restaurants win national awards?

The city inarguably offers excellent food and a wealth of culinary talent. But when it comes to wider recognition, it is often overlooked.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/lee_080618_deafsalsa10_met.jpg ‘Would you like to dance?’ This salsa teacher turned her passion into a cause

Kerry Thompson doesn’t need to hear the music to know how it moves her.

David Hogg, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, poses for a photo at Pine Trails Park, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Hogg, one of the leaders of the March For Our Lives movement, is spearheading the national effort to register young voters along with the New York-based organization HeadCount. They say students at more than 1,000 schools in 46 states are participating, with most starting their drives Tuesday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Parkland survivor to join marchers calling for gun reform

A survivor of the Florida school shooting and a parent of one of the victims are planning to join students in Mass. this week for a 50-mile march calling for gun law reforms.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/afa2e31ef565446fb22543a4cfca6fdc-afa2e31ef565446fb22543a4cfca6fdc-0.jpg Avenatti to visit New Hampshire as he considers 2020 bid

Michael Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, is attending a New Hampshire picnic held by local Democrats as he weighs a bid for the White House.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Clipboard-19454.jpg K-9 Kenny retires from Hull Police Department

K-9 Kenny sported a snappy pair of sunglasses and indulged in a cake adorned with a Milk Bone at his retirement ceremony Saturday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/39138fd3de7941de8021a88103db8208-39138fd3de7941de8021a88103db8208-0.jpg US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

The position was outlined in a memo released last month in support of the Trump administration’s proposal to relax fuel mileage standards.

Images from Adobe Stock; Globe staff photo illustration

Globe Magazine

Put away that credit card. You need to use cash more

Big banks are the big winners when shoppers whip out the plastic. Meanwhile, Americans sink further into debt.


A debt-free college degree? It’s possible

Smart spending, smart saving, and smart choices can make it happen.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/09/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/rathe_bedford_location08.jpg Transferring from community college is now a lot easier

The Mass Transfer website allows students to map out their college educations and see the most affordable options.

Toddler dies after being pulled from Granby pool

A 2-year-old child died after being pulled from a pool in Granby Saturday night.

The gaming room at MGM Springfield.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

MGM hopes its big bet on Springfield casino pays off

The state’s first full-fledged casino opens Friday, seven years after gaming was legalized in Mass. And this looks like no casino you’ve ever seen, as un-Vegas as Springfield itself.

Tech Nomad

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/10/BostonGlobe.com/Boston/Images/734955453b03473e8294c4bea8b2d3ed-734955453b03473e8294c4bea8b2d3ed-0.jpg Don’t fear the printer

The world of 3-D printing promises far more than more guns.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/12/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/071118_Carlton_0846.jpg She’s helped launch thousands of products

Bobbie Carlton has been called the den mother of start-ups, and the fairy godmother of entrepreneurs.

Music Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/wickedgood-17.jpg Despite rain, happiness reigns at Wicked Good Festival

Boston itself was the common thread running through the first Wicked Good Festival.

Art Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/14/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/TheFensFogSculpture,_FogxFLO_sFogxCanopy_byMelissaOstrow16.jpg Four art installations you’ll want to see

This summer has brought atmospheric environments to get excited about.

Worcester Historical Museum

Worcester always wanted to be a baseball town. Now it has the WooSox.

To locals, it seems only fitting that a city the size of Worcester should have a pro sports team, if not more than one.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tlumacki_redsoxvsseattle_sports192.jpg Red Sox pitchers Eduardo Rodriguez, Steven Wright nearing returns

Rodriguez will pitch Monday with Portland while Wright is close to going on a rehab assignment.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/1016329744.jpg Let’s size up the Red Sox’ playoffs competition

What are the strengths and areas of vulnerability of the playoff contenders the Red Sox might face in October?


Canadian Ben Flanagan wins Falmouth Road Race

Flanagan’s win ended a four-year run by Kenyan Stephen Sambu; Caroline Chepkoech won the women’s race.

The author is shown in the inset photo at age 4.

source images from the author, getty images, and Adobe stock; globe staff photo illustration

Globe Magazine

How I found my race in America

When I stopped smiling like a good immigrant, I risked becoming an angry brown woman.

Love Letters

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/14/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/Meredith_New_Logo-4393.jpg I was about to say ‘I love you,’ when he dumped me

Did I wait too long? Or would saying those three little words have changed nothing.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/09/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/Apollo%20Saturn%20V%20kennedy-space-center.jpg Interest in space tourism is sky high

Enthusiasm appears to have been reignited by images of SpaceX rocket boosters landing gently back on earth, Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster shot into solar orbit, and by the prospect of traveling aboard Virgin Galactic or Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin.

TV Critic’s Corner

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/17/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/20tvdaily1.jpg E! talk show will keep Philipps very busy

Busy Philipps will host a new talk show on E! called “Busy Tonight,” the half-hour will air from Sundays through Wednesdays at 10 p.m.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/Cheat2.jpg Uncommon Knowledge: Testing for cheaters

Unusual insights from the social sciences, from transplants to Christianity to secrecy.

Ideas | Jane Solomon

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/17/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/Millennial-illo.jpg Jane Solomon: How ‘millennial’ got skunked

A “skunked term” means different things to different people, because its meaning is ambiguous or has changed over time.

Opinion & Ideas


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Turner010318METRO04mbtaprep27-13970-14194-14235.jpg When it comes to commuter rail, privatization isn’t problem

The T doesn’t have — and never has had — the in-house ability to operate the commuter lines itself.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/turner051518METRO07chelseabus505-19204-U832996319084rWB--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg This MBTA route showcases all of the T’s bus problems

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

A convenient digest of the top political news of the past week, delivered every Saturday. Sign up now.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/16/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/CF3A0977.jpg A women’s health firm pitched a much-needed drug. Men didn’t get it

Antiva Biosciences is getting a front-row view of the challenges involved in pitching a company focused on women’s health.

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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Elon Musk confronts a fateful tweet and an 'excruciating' year

“I thought the worst of it was over — I thought it was,” Elon Musk told the New York Times. “The worst is over from a Tesla operational standpoint.” He continued: “But from a personal pain standpoint, the worst is yet to come.”