Meet the candidates running for Boston City Council

When Boston voters go to the polls for Tuesday’s preliminary election, they’ll see a slate of City Council candidates that looks more like a cross-section of the city they’re seeking to represent than at perhaps any other time in history.

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, on September 22, 2019. (Photo by Alastair Pike / AFP)ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP/Getty Images

Trump seems to suggest he discussed Biden with Ukraine leader

President Trump appeared to acknowledge on Sunday that he had discussed former Vice President Joe Biden in a July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s president that is the subject of a congressional investigation.

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren greeted guests at the Polk County Democrats' Steak Fry on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa.

Elizabeth Warren overtakes Biden to lead latest Iowa poll

The senator barely dislodged former vice president Joe Biden from the No. 1 spot in the state, putting the two of them in a statistical tie.

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a Democratic presidential candidate, spoke during an anppearance Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa.

Bernie Sanders calls for eliminating Americans’ medical debt

The proposals reflect Sanders’ concern that the medical system has placed financial hardships on too many Americans.

Watch live: Joseph Kennedy III announces Senate bid

Joseph Kennedy has said he intends to run against Senator Ed Markey in 2020.

President Trump.

What to know about a potentially major whistleblower case in the Trump administration

There is plenty that remains unknown, but here’s a look at what has happened so far.

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA - MAY 16: Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) poses for selfies with voters after a campaign town hall at George Mason University May 16, 2019 in Fairfax, Virginia. Sen. Warren held a town hall to tell her plans for Americans and answer questions from voters. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Elizabeth Warren’s ‘selfie lines’ are becoming so well known that people lined up in an airport

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s “selfie lines” are becoming so well-known that they appear to be popping up spontaneously, including at Chicago O’Hare Airport this week.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Trump administration threatens funding cut for UNC, Duke over ‘positive’ Islam program

The Trump administration is arguing that two schools are misusing a federal grant to advance ‘‘ideological priorities’’ and unfairly promote ‘‘the positive aspects of Islam’’ but not Christianity or Judaism.

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio.

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio says he’s ending his presidential bid

De Blasio announced his decision Friday after struggling to gain traction in a sprawling field of Democrats seeking the presidency.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Manchester, NH. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Bernie Sanders says he’s reached 1 million individual donors

Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign says that it has received contributions from more than 1 million individual donors and that it’s the first in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field to do so.

President Trump.

Trump sues Manhattan DA seeking to block tax return subpoena

President Trump is asking a federal judge to block an effort by New York prosecutors to obtain his tax returns.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right), and Benny Gantz (left).

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu invites rival to join in unity government

The offer was greeted coolly amid continued deadlock following this week’s election.

US Senator Elizabeth Warren on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Tuesday.

Stephen Colbert asks Elizabeth Warren about her ‘veiled shot’ at Joe Biden during ‘Late Show’ appearance

Senator Elizabeth Warren talked selfie lines, discussed former vice president Joe Biden, and gave an impromptu history lesson when she appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Tuesday night.

Representative Ilhan Omar.

Omar says Trump ‘put my life at risk’ after he retweeted false claim that she ‘partied’ on 9/11 anniversary

Omar said the video of her dancing was taken not on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks but at a Congressional Black Caucus event over the weekend.

Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California’s authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators.

The finale to the latest Brexit crisis is anybody’s guess, John Bercow says.

Colorful speaker of Britain’s House of Commons takes the high road on Boris Johnson, Donald Trump

No stones are cast as John Bercow, who is stepping down next month, visits Boston.

President Donald Trump and Robert O'Brien, just named as the new national security adviser, speak to the media at Los Angeles International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump names hostage envoy Robert O’Brien as next national security adviser

President Trump has named hostage envoy Robert O’Brien as the next national security adviser.

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2010 file photo Ed Buck makes a campaign appearance for Meg Whitman, not shown, then a Republican candidate for governor of California, in Los Angeles. The prominent California Democratic donor, Buck, has been charged Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2019, with running a drug house where two men died of overdoses. Prosecutors allege Buck provided the meth that killed two men who were found in his apartment in 2017 and this January. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Democratic donor Ed Buck arrested after third man overdoses at his West Hollywood home

Prominent Democratic donor and LGBT activist Ed Buck has been charged with running a drug house after a man overdosed last week at his West Hollywood home.

Senator Elizabeth Warren waved to the crowd at the end of a rally in Washington Square Park on Monday in New York City.

Elizabeth Warren says she took selfies with supporters for four hours after a NYC rally

About 20,000 people attended a recent Warren rally in New York City, and throngs of them remained afterward to snap a photo with the senator, who has made the selfie line a feature of her campaign.

Above, with Senator Ed Markey at her side, Kallan Benson, 15, from Maryland, joined other global warming activists at the US Capitol on Tuesday. At left, Greta Thunberg, 16, of Sweden, who sparked the school-strike movement, listened to the Senate task force meeting.

Ed Markey could get a boost from young climate change activists in a primary against Joe Kennedy

The support of youthful and aggressive activists young enough to be his grandchildren might temper the generational change argument Kennedy could deploy against the senator.

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