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Patients deserve notice of double surgeries, group says

The world?s largest surgeons? group says the controversial practice is permissible within limits but that patients should be informed.

CDC confirms Zika causes severe birth defects

Officials said the time has come to drop the squishy language previously used to describe the Zika virus.

Cambridge Rindge & Latin students decry assaults

Dozens of students at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School walked out of classes early Wednesday afternoon.

Teen issued citation in fatal Weymouth crash

A teen driver was issued a citation for motor vehicle homicide in the crash that killed 15-year-old Kate McCarthy in Weymouth.

Orchestra rescinds invitation to BU professor

The professor is accused of sexually harassing two of his students at Boston University and had been invited to perform in Wyoming.

//[1].jpg For parents of autistic kids, 22nd birthday can arrive with dread

That?s the day publicly funded special education programs in Mass. and most states come to an end.


// Mike?s Pastry will open at Somerville?s Assembly Row in 2017

This is the third location for the shop, with an original branch on Hanover Street and a newer outpost in Harvard Square.

House budget directs more money to cities, towns

The plan would provide increased money to municipalities, but doesn?t raise taxes or fees.

// Recent tension raises new questions about Suffolk?s future

Recent events raise more questions about the besieged school?s future, and about how long Margaret McKenna will lead it.

Boston Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval swings at a pitch from Minnesota Twins' Tommy Milone and hits for a single in the second inning of a spring training baseball game, Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


Red Sox place Pablo Sandoval on DL

Manager John Farrell announced that the third baseman had a shoulder strain.

// Patriots release Dominique Easley

Easley was the team?s first round pick in 2014, but started just three games in two injury-plagued seasons.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney will address the media, along with coach Claude Julien, on Thursday morning.

Don Sweeney, Claude Julien to address media Thursday

The Bruins GM and coach will hold their annual year-end press conference at TD Garden.


// Why does Danny Amendola look like he?s in a boy band?

Yes, that?s Danny Amendola wearing a red jumpsuit. You should see Gronk in his.

House Speaker Paul Ryan


Paul Ryan makes the right move

The House speaker is perhaps the only person in the party who could unite its warring camps.

Harvard University in Cambridge.

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Secretive Harvard club defends policy of not admitting women

Harvard final clubs are under fire after a report linked them with ??nonconsensual sexual contact?? last month.


// WCVB-TV reporter Jack Harper is retiring

?For the last 34 years Jack has made us laugh, scream, and mostly cry,? said Channel 5 news director Andrew Vrees.

Perspective | Globe Magazine

// It?s 2016. Why are men still paying for women on dates?

More than two-fifths of women say they?re bothered if men expect them to help pay. One single man asks, what?s going on here?

Ground Game

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// Paul Ryan, the GOP?s white knight? Maybe not

One problem: The House speaker would have had to go from zero to 1,237 delegates supporting him in a matter of days.

The Big Picture

Wild Chernobyl

What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Chernobyl, site of a nuclear disaster 30 years ago, gives us part of an answer.