Businesses stay neutral in marijuana battle

So far, just one major statewide business group, the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, has decided to oppose the measure.

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Business leaders said their members are just not that worked up over the initiative ? pro or con.

// Baker a dilemma for LGBT activists

How will the Massachusetts left handle a GOP governor who is riding high in opinion polls?

// Hoax calls draw SWAT team, police in several communities

Authorities responded to hoax phone calls in four Massachusetts communities Friday.

// Vermont senator says visa program needs overhaul

Patrick Leahy issued the warning a day after the developers of the Jay Peak resort were accused of misusing millions of dollars.

MassDOT to step up roadway inspections after fatal accident

Caitlin Clavette, 35, was killed when a dislodged manhole cover flew into her windshield in February.

// Charges to be filed in alleged Littleton puppy abandonment

The 8-week-old pit bull was allegedly abandoned on the side of the road earlier this week.

// In Wellesley, it?s curtains for three dancing Trumps

A fifth-grade dance act featuring the face of Donald Trump was silenced so as not to offend anyone.

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// Artist draws inspiration from rich palette of dual heritage

As rich and colorful as the work of Richard Hearns is, his life story rivals his vibrant art.

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These women can?t imagine not running or finishing Boston

Fifty years after Bobbi Gibb made history, female runners from Duxbury to Medfield to Somerville continue to pursue their dream.

// The moment of the bombings, three years later

Some stopped for pictures or a selfie where the bombs went off, three years ago, near the end of the world?s most prestigious road race. Others lingered.

// Boston observes moment of silence to mark bombings

Survivors of the bombing participated in ceremonies held today near the race?s finish line.

// Bruins prospect Jeremy Lauzon suffers frightening injury

Lauzon, the Bruins? second-round pick in 2015, suffered a neck laceration during a QMJHL playoff game.

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// Red Sox, Blue Jays hit ground running

Boston starter Rick Porcello pitched effectively into the seventh inning as the Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-3.

// Why did Tom Brady send a message to a soccer goalkeeper?

The Patriots quarterback delivered some encouragement to the goalie for the Premier League?s most surpising team.

Kevin Hart in Las Vegas on April 13.

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Kevin Hart will go for a run with you

Comedian Kevin Hart is busy these days ? he has a stand-up TV series and four films in the works ? yet he?ll be here Saturday making a promo appearance for the Nike+Run Club.

// Elizabeth Warren calls out JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon

Tone is important, and the senator from Mass. didn?t like the recent tone the JPMorgan Chase CEO struck when talking about his bank.

// Feeding Boston?s homeless, one sandwich at a time

On Saturday, Erin Dinan and her One Sandwich at a Time nonprofit will prepare 1,000 peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches to be handed out to the Boston-area homeless.

// Mountain lion dashes from Los Angeles school to backyard

Students and teachers at a Los Angeles high school missed their lunch break Friday after a mountain lion strolled onto campus.

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// Biggest moments in the 9 Democratic debates

The matchup between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in Brooklyn Thursday night may well have been their final one.

The Big Picture

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Return to Palmyra

Syrians returned to the destroyed city of Palmyra this week after being forced to flee almost a year ago during intense fighting.