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The college debt crisis is even worse than you think

Boston, MA - 5/2/2016 - Ashley Charron(L), Renata Caines, and Luisa Centeno Silva(R) pose for a portrait in their home in Boston, MA, May 2, 2016. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

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We tell students they need a bachelor?s degree to get ahead. But for too many, the numbers no longer add up.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// Mass. prepares for fight over proposed millionaires? tax

Legislators are expected to fire the first shot in what could be a long, contentious political war.

Theo Epstein.

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Believe it or not, these are still Theo Epstein?s Red Sox

Seven of the nine everyday players were acquired under Epstein, as was John Farrell as pitching coach.

// Robin Wright demanded equal pay for ?House of Cards?

The actress says she demanded the same pay as co-star Kevin Spacey for her work on the Netflix show and got it.

// Problems persist at $44.5m Salem station

The MBTA and its contractor are working to correct two lingering problems at the commuter rail and bus station.

// Maine museum offers $20,000 reward for meteorites from fireball

Do you find yourself in possession of a new space rock? If so, the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum would like a word with you.

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said managers can work more than 60 hours a week ?and still live below the poverty line, earning as little as $455 a week.?

Overtime protections extended to 4.2m workers

More than 4 million workers will be eligible to earn overtime pay under new regulations announced Tuesday by the US Department of Labor.


// Celtics need to move forth and deal the third pick

Their path to a title is through trades and free agency.


// What should the Celtics do with their pick?

The team must settle on a player if it opts to keep the No. 3 pick, or determine what it could bring in return.

Harvard Business School evacuating buildings due to bomb threat

Harvard Business School is evacuating several buildings due to a bomb threat it received, the school said in a tweet Wednesday morning.

// Will Kendall Square finally feel like a real neighborhood?

More apartment and office buildings and even a grocery store could soon start coming under a massive MIT plan approved Tuesday night.

Lexington man killed in rafting accident remembered for commitment to family

Michael Arena was a married father of two sons who worked for a Newton technology company.

// Man allegedly beaten by troopers due in Worcester courthouse

Richard Simone was pursued into N.H. last week, where two troopers were seen on video punching him as he tried to surrender.

// Somerville to cut trees to prevent attacks by invasive insects

A public hearing about the city?s proposal to take an axe to 150 ash trees will be held on May 25.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Don?t look to Sanders to calm the revolution

Bernie Sanders doesn?t give a hoot about the Democratic Party, only about the one he?s creating around his revolution.

// Donald Trump appears sheepish in parts of Megyn Kelly interview

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee and the Fox News star seem to have called a truce.

From left: Melissa Landon of Melrose, Hillary Golden of Brookline, and Julie Unger play at Unger?s Melrose home.

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The new age of mahjong

Devotees arise, armed with their mothers? and grandmothers? sets.

Ground Game

ground game

// Drama inside and out at the conventions

There won?t be a lot of party unity for either the Republicans or the Democrats.

The Big Picture

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The big picture

Shanghai?s nail neighborhood

In a corner of Shanghai, surrounded by a cement wall, lies one of the world?s most valuable fields of debris and garbage.

Globe investigations

// Private schools, painful secrets

More than 200 victims. At least 90 legal claims. At least 67 private schools in New England. This is the story of hundreds of students sexually abused by staffers, and emerging from decades of silence today.