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Celtics awarded first overall pick in 2017 NBA Draft

Danny Ainge, Boston Celtics president of basketball operations, gestures as he passes the team's NBA vhampionship banners st the team's training facility in Waltham, Mass., Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The Celtics had won the NBA draft lottery, capitalizing on a trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets four years ago. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Danny Ainge said he is anticipating interest from other teams to try to make a deal with Boston.

// Scouting the top players in the 2017 NBA Draft

Here is a look at the top players who could be drafted by the Celtics first overall.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 08: Markelle Fultz #20 of the Washington Huskies reacts on the bench during a first-round game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament against the USC Trojans at T-Mobile Arena on March 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


How the first four picks of the NBA Draft could go down

Washington?s Markelle Fultz is likely the choice to become a Celtic at No.?1

// Paul Pierce is still delivering for the Celtics, even in retirement

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Somerville, Massachusetts -- 5/8/2017 - Rubble from a construction site in Assembly Square. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 02somerville Reporter:

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Battles over housing, development, and jobs? It?s Somerville, of course.

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A commuter waiting for a train at the Harvard Square Red Line station recently found two swastikas and the name of a neo-Nazi website scrawled on a bench at the station.

Hate rides the rails, and the roads

Hateful messages have become common companions for commuters, on benches, bus seats, and scribbled over subway signs.

// Community leaders meet with Red Sox to discuss combating racism

The meeting came after reports of racist epithets being hurled from Fenway Park stands.

// Mayor Walsh says pedestrians, cyclists need to take more responsibility

Advocates for safer streets said the Boston mayor, who made the comments during a live radio interview, was ?victim blaming.?

After moving to Hull, Jennifer McGill and Doug MacElhiney came to love their ferry commute to Boston.

It was the perfect spot for a ferry-tale wedding

Doug MacElhiney and Jennifer McGill have grown to love the trip from Hull to Boston so much that they got married on the boat.

A portion of a note written by Aaron Hernandez to a fellow inmate.


Former inmate looking for ?decent money? for unusual note from Aaron Hernandez

?They are trying to mess with me but I?ll never fold,? the former Patriots star wrote.

// Shirt, shoes belonging to missing Duke student found in Franklin

Michael Doherty, 20, failed to return home after attending a gathering on Phyllis Lane Sunday, Franklin police said.

// Taunton woman arrested on drunk driving charges was carrying a lizard in her bra

The lizard ?faces no charges at this time,? police wrote in a Facebook post that had some fun at the woman?s expense.

The Trump presidency


?The country is being tested in unprecedented ways?

Reports of President Trump asking the former FBI director to end the Mike Flynn probe came on the heels of news about an intelligence leak.


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This is too important for any part of Washington to ignore.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., is surrounded by reporters looking for a reaction on President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian officials, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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As Russia allegations mount, is this the final straw for the GOP?

?I?d like to have less drama,? said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who for now says he still has confidence in the president.

// Israel was source of secrets that Trump gave to Russians, officials say

The classified intelligence that President Trump disclosed to Russian officials at the White House last week was provided by Israel, officials said.

// Yates sees ?serious questions? in timing of Comey?s firing

She spoke to CNN Tuesday, her first television interview since she was fired as acting attorney general.

// ?The good news? Trump found the leaker?: Colbert again rips Trump

It comes days after the president called the late-night TV host ??a no-talent guy? who tells ?filthy? jokes.

White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway.


Kellyanne Conway responds to claim she?s in it ?for the money?

??Morning Joe?? hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski said Conway told them she secretly disliked working for Donald Trump.

// Sean Spicer cutouts are popping up in bushes worldwide, thanks to a Canadian professor

Memes of Spicer hiding in ? or among ? bushes quickly spread on social media (including in the Boston area), and late night hosts latched on.

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