Spate of opioid deaths hits Mass. county in 3 weeks

Officials in Middlesex County say they have seen more than 20 overdose deaths in the past three weeks.

Paris attacks suspect arrested in Belgium, authorities say

Abrini is the last identified suspect still at large from the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris which killed 130 people.

// Pope opens limited path back to communion for some

In a major proclamation, Pope Francis seemed to open a limited pathway for divorced and remarried Catholics to receive communion.

// The Netflix day of reckoning approaches

Netflix is about to get a little pricier.

Natixis CEO urges counsel to keep protesting Calif. hotel workers at bay

Pierre Servant wrote to an underling that the company, which has top executives in Boston, needs to ?get those guys off the back of Natixis.?

// Why have there been few Americans named in Panama Papers?

The law firm at the center of the scandal doesn?t like taking on US clients, one of its founders says.

// Baker says he?ll sign solar compromise

The measure would significantly increase an important financial incentive for solar panel owners.

// St. George?s administrator on leave after allegations of ?boundary issues?

A top St. George?s administrator has been on leave for months pending an investigation, but he rejects the allegations.

Two dead in apparent murder-suicide at Tex. military base

At least two people have been killed after an active shooter was reported at a Texas military base.

// TGIF: Forecasters no longer see snow for the weekend

After Thursday?s rain, Friday should be mostly dry with sunny skies.

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Spring Staycations | Globe Magazine

3 school vacation ideas for grown-ups

Hang out in Harvard Square, take in the art of Lincoln, and drink it up in JP.

// Charcoal on the menu? You bet your ash.

In some of Boston?s most popular restaurants, charcoal and ash are on the menu.

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// Dave Dombrowski willing to give Red Sox time

Dombrowski believes that a quarter of the season, or 40 games, is a logical measuring stick when assessing the team.

// ?Nobody likes being around poor people,? Wynn reportedly says

Steve Wynn, who plans to build a $2 billion resort casino in Everett, may have just put his foot in his mouth.

Former President Bill Clinton during heated exchange with a protester at a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Thursday in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Bill Clinton gets heated with Black Lives Matter protesters over his crime bill

The former president has been criticized over his administration?s handling of tough crime laws.

// Cost of mailing a letter drops to 47 cents beginning Sunday

The cost of mailing a letter is going down, but the price cut will mean a $2 billion reduction in annual revenue for the Postal Service.

//,metro,Taylor_009.jpg Activists disrupt Newton forum on prejudice

The forum followed a spate of anti-Semitic and racist incidents in the city?s schools in recent months.

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// Donald Trump broke all the political rules. Is he paying for it now?

From his announcement speech last summer until now, there are two things Trump has done with consistency: insult and win.

The Big Picture

 An ethnic Chinese Malaysian family visits the grave of an ancestor at a cemetery on the eve of the annual Qingming Festival in Kuala Lumpur on April 3. Qingming, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day, is an annual Chinese festival to commemorate the dead. Families visit and clean the graves of their ancestors, burning incence, paper money and presenting offerings such as food, tea, wine and joss paper accessories. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)

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Qingming Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day

The Qingming Festival was marked by people visiting cemeteries to clean tombs, lay flowers, and make offerings to the deceased.