Kyla Smith-Howell in her room at Boston Children's Hospital.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff


Girl’s intense medical journey intersected with Mayor Walsh’s

Kyla Smith was a happy, healthy, and active kid — until she wasn’t.


//[1].jpg If Francisco Rodriguez is deported, we will be a smaller, meaner nation

There’s a new administration in Washington that has decided going after decent people is a lot easier than going after criminals who might fight back.

NBA Draft

// ‘You can cry all you want. It’s your day.’ Celtics draft Jayson Tatum at No. 3

The move fills a need in the frontcourt as the Celtics begin to reload for the 2017-18 season.


// Jayson Tatum should have a smooth transition into Celtics system

Duke players are fundamentally sound and well-coached.

Boston, MA - 06/22/17 - Steve Nazro (cq), longtime event scheduler at the Boston Garden and its incarnations, at his retirement party. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (Kiana Cole) Topic: (23garden)

After 50 years, Steve Nazro’s done tending his Garden

For decades, Steve Nazro has pieced together an intricate puzzle at the TD Garden.

// After a tip from TripAdvisor, FCC proposes its largest fine ever

The FCC is proposing to levy a $120 million fine, which would be the largest penalty in its history, on an alleged robocall scammer.

Milton, MA - 06/06/17 - Passengers at the Central Station stop in Milton board an Ashmont-bound trolley beneath a digital countdown clock. Passengers who rely on the Mattapan High Speed Line for their daily commute will no longer need to stand idly along the tracks and wonder with extreme patience whether or not their ride is on its way. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced Monday that all stations on the line have been outfitted with some of the transit agency's newest technology: real-time tracking and digital countdown clocks. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (Steve Annear) Topic: (07trolley)

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

shirley leung

Is the T ready for me to be a daily commuter?

Hundreds of Globe journalists are joining the ranks of T riders. Transportation secretary Stephanie Pollack says the system is ready.

Ty Burr

// Daniel Day-Lewis is just the latest vanishing act

It’s not that nobody loves a quitter, it’s that few people understand why quitting might actually be good for the soul.

buzzsaw | Matthew gilbert

// The Megyn Kelly we’ve seen so far isn’t ready for her close-up

NBC is betting heavily on its new star, but there’s something stubbornly shallow about her presence.


// Technology is making elder financial abuse easier to commit

But it’s not always easy for a family member to intervene.


// The Weekender: Bono, Wilco, Mario, and Jacob’s Pillow

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Mass. Senate passes own version of cannabis bill

The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill Thursday making targeted adjustments to the voter-mandated marijuana legalization law.

Cancer researcher awarded $22m in suit against Steward Health Care

A Suffolk Superior Court jury on Thursday awarded more than $22 million to a cancer scientist who sued Steward Health Care System.

Senator Rand Paul.

J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

GOP opposition imperils Senate health care bill

Senator Rand Paul says he and three other Republican senators are preparing to announce their opposition to the Senate health care bill as it’s written.

// Obama slams GOP health care bill and urges its defeat

“Simply put, if there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family — this bill will do you harm,” the former president said.

// Seth Moulton is reportedly helping lead Pelosi challenge

The Mass. congressman is reportedly one of the House Democrats leading the charge to try and force Nancy Pelosi from her leadership position.

// Two reasons why Trump came clean about not having tapes of Comey

Why President Trump decided to make this type of announcement is unclear. But what is clear is why he was in a hurry to make it.

A screenshot from a video created by Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In this dramatization performed by employees, a doctor holds the door for a man who turns out to be a stranger and is not supposed to enter the operating room area.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Brigham uses videos to help tighten security

Shaken after a woman posing as a doctor snuck into operating rooms in December, Brigham and Women’s will train employees to be on the lookout for “tailgating.”

BPD officer who appeared in racially charged video back on patrol; second officer on leave

The officer was relieved of duty on June 9 and returned last week, a department spokesman said.

Man shot in Dorchester

A male victim was shot Thursday night on Lyndhurst Street.

// This 2-year-old survived a 16-foot fall — because of his stuffed animal

The boy was jumping on his bed and bounced out a second-story window while clutching the toy.

// Staples may go private in $6 billion acquisition

Staples would at least get more flexibility to make CEO Shira Goodman’s vision of revenue growth a reality.


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// WATCH: Inside a Planned Parenthood clinic where politics don’t matter

As the debate rages in D.C. over funding for abortion providers, STAT ventured far from the capital for a close look at a clinic.