House to vote on sweeping pot law rewrite

Passage would set up a showdown with the Senate, which is expected to soon pass a much more modest adjustment of the pot law.

// Tax wouldn?t drive millionaires out of Mass., studies say

Despite talk that millionaires will leave the state if Mass. increases taxes on the wealthy, studies show the vast majority will stay put.

// Outburst in Bella Bond trial reveals that ?stakes are high?

The outburst between Michael McCarthy?s defense attorney and Judge Sanders is out of the ordinary, and a sign of a tense trial nearing an end.

// $40,000 violin left behind at South Station safely returned to owner

Musician Amy Sims couldn?t have orchestrated a better ending to the distressing ordeal.

Somali refugees braided hair at a World Refugee Day event in Damascus, Syria this week. Massachussetts lawmakers are working to reduce barriers in the state to hair braiders, who are mostly African-American women and women of African and Caribbean descent.


New England is trying to untangle hair braid licensing

The latest legislative trend to weave its way through New England? Efforts to deregulate hair braiding.

Peabody man allegedly beat 11-year-old daughter over installing Snapchat

Relatives heard the commotion and brought the girl to police.

// ?David Ortiz Drive? is officially being unveiled Thursday

Big Papi already has his own bridge. Now he?s getting his own road, too.

// Jill Stein defends attending Moscow gala with Flynn

Stein, a Lexington resident, told Politico she was accompanied on the 2015 trip by a single aide and her campaign paid for the travel.

// 56 new Boston officers graduate from police academy

The police recruits were sworn in Wednesday at the IBEW Local 103 in Dorchester.

Man arrested after allegedly assaulting woman and shouting anti-Muslim slurs

Sean Devlin was arraigned on charges of violating a person?s civil rights.

// FBI says gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind

Officials said the gunman acted alone and had no connection to terror groups.

59 years after leaving Newspaper Row, Globe returns to downtown

The Globe is leaving its antiquated building on Morrissey Boulevard for two floors of a gleaming, contemporary office space downtown.

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 21: Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals hits a grand slam home run during the 8th inning of the game against the Boston Red Sox at Kauffman Stadium on June 21, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Royals slam the door on Red Sox in trip finale

The bullpen failed Boston as Salvador Perez hit a grand slam off Robby Scott in the eighth inning.

NBA Draft | Thursday, 7 p.m.

DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 09: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after a play against the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 9, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

In visit with Jayson Tatum, Brad Stevens talks the value of versatility

Tatum sees himself as a player who is capable of guarding both point guards and power forwards.

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 23: Josh Jackson #11 of the Kansas Jayhawks reacts in the first half against the Purdue Boilermakers during the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at Sprint Center on March 23, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Josh Jackson: ?I?d love to play for Boston?

The former Kansas forward said he was open to a workout with the Celtics, but logistics kept it from happening.

// This Boston Common bench can be yours ? for $25,000

The Friends of the Public Garden is seeking a sponsor for the last of 10 $25,000 commemorative benches.

// Photo of a kind act in Holyoke is a lesson in helping others

Alonzo Johnson was only trying to help. But someone witnessed his act of kindness, and a picture of it went viral.

The crew of the Rona II (right), a British ship docked in Boston?s harbor for the weekend-long parade of Tall Ships, took on the US Navy on Wednesday.

Sail Boston tug-of-war tournament lifts an unlikely team to victory

International crews faced off in a tug-of-war competition, and a group of young women walked away winners.

Yes, George Clooney accidentally cofounded a tequila company ? and it just sold for $1b

George Clooney never meant to go into the tequila business. But he did ? and now a company is willing to pay handsomely to buy the Casamigos brand.

Jon Hamm vs. Chris Evans: We break it down for you

The Internet is thrilled at the (unconfirmed) notion that Jenny Slate and Jon Hamm could be an item. Or not! So how does Hamm stack up against her ex, Chris Evans?

Love Letters

Wait, her boyfriend catfished himself?

After five years, she finds out her guy made up social media posts from a clingy former girlfriend. What now?

// Do good hotels come in small packages?

Boston?s first microhotel opens in the Seaport District, and more micros are on the way.

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// The razor wars have begun and somebody?s going to get hurt

For decades, Gillette has defined shaving. But upstarts like Harry?s may be doing more than getting under its skin.

TV Critic?s Corner

// ?The Sopranos? finale, 10 years later

The cut to black was a bold decision by series creator David Chase to hand the finale over to the viewers.

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Tall Ships 2017

// What?s happening at Sail Boston

The six-day event runs through Thursday.

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// Travis Kalanick, Uber?s nightmare CEO

Under Kalanick, Uber has grown into a sprawling epitome of tech-world excess.

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