Lawmakers hope to undo English-only education in Mass.

Fifteen years after Massachusetts voters pushed bilingual education out of most public schools, lawmakers want to let school systems bring those programs back.

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After failing to repeal Obamacare, GOP may chip away at it

An effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act fell short Wednesday, forcing Senate Republicans to consider modestly scaling back the law.

Two people stabbed on Boston Common, police say

Three people were arrested as they attempted to flee on an MBTA Red Line train, authorities said.

// A dozen people rescued after boat overturns off Wareham

One 8-year-old boy was air-lifted to a Boston hospital.


// Using new technology, scientists edit genome of human embryos

In a step that scientists have long warned against, biologists have efficiently edited the DNA of human embryos with few mistakes.

// Total Wine wins challenge on discount pricing

A Boston judge said the huge retailer?s deep discounts do not violate a state law on minimum pricing.

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// Want honesty from Congress? Try spying

It can take nearly NSA-level espionage to figure out what?s really going on.

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// A predator walks while his protectors never had to stand

The reality is that Paul Shanley ruined countless lives, including Joe Crowley?s, and he was never held accountable or punished for that.

From left to right, Attorney Carmen Durso, Rodney and Paula Ford, and attorney Mitchell Garabedian took part in a press conference at the Durso?s office in Boston on Wednesday.


?I?m concerned he?s going to abuse again?: Those who say priest abused them criticize his release

?If Paul Shanley doesn?t qualify as a sexually dangerous person, then nobody will ever qualify,? said one attorney.

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Wahlburgers? brand philosophy transcends celebrity. It?s the type of restaurant their family enjoyed back in the day. Now, its comfort food menu is seeing major success.

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Boston, MA - 7/26/2017 - Edelind Peguero from the Hyde Square Task Force Youth Development Center discusses how the T.D. Garden had not honored a law requiring the Garden to hold at least three charitable events a year during a news conference in Boston, MA, July 26, 2017. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

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Teen sleuths say TD Garden owes $13.8 million in fund-raisers

TD Garden representatives acknowledged they have not honored a 1993 law mandating that they hold three fund-raisers a year.

Foxborough-07/26/2017 Patriots Devin McCourty wore a Dennis the Menace t-shirt as he spoke at a press conference at Gillette Stadium as the training camp kicked off.. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)


CTE study gets Patriots? attention

Several players touched on the subject Wednesday afternoon.

Governor Charlie Baker?s plan to curb the state?s rising health care costs was rejected by lawmakers again Wednesday.

Lawmakers again reject Baker?s plan to rein in health care costs

The governor could accept or veto their decision. It was not immediately clear how he would respond.


// Three theories on the timing behind Trump?s transgender policy change

Donald Trump?s decision to jump the gun on that policy announcement had opponents steaming and D.C. insiders scratching their heads.

// Caitlyn Jenner on Trump?s ?half-baked? transgender ban: ?Every American should be outraged?

?The president must ask himself which side of history he will be on ? and reverse his position immediately,? Jenner wrote.

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


Chris Sale ? who else? ? ends Red Sox? four-game skid

The lefthander dominated the Mariners with seven scoreless innings and 11 strikeouts.

Boston Red Sox's Rafael Devers follows through after hitting a solo home run -- his first major-league hit -- in the third inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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Dan Shaughnessy

Rafael Devers comes shining through

The rookie had his first hit, a home run, and went 2 for 4 Wednesday. Here?s hoping he stays with the team.

Love Letters

Sorry buddy, I don?t want to be friends after breaking up

What?s the point, after a short relationship with a bitter breakup, of trying to be friends?

A reduced Dunkin? Donuts menu? It?s happening at some New England locations

Dunkin? Donuts is paring down its menu at some of its New England locations.

Donald Trump signed a campaign hat after speaking at a rally at the Connecticut Convention Center in April 2016.

Yes, there are ?Make America Great Again? hat cakes, and yes, people seem to love them

While the identity of Pickle himself has not been confirmed, one thing?s for sure: People sure seem to love these Trump-themed cakes.

// ICA faces controversy over painting that isn?t there

Activists are calling on the Institute of Contemporary Art to cancel an exhibition of paintings by the artist Dana Schutz.

The sun finally returned Wednesday after a couple of really cool, raw, and damp days. But the weekend might not be so clear.

Dave Epstein

This weekend?s forecast is a tricky one

Different parts of New England will see very different weather this weekend.

A pedestrian walked on Essex Street and Commonwealth Avenue. Multiple lanes of the Massachusetts Turnpike will be closed during the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge work.

Your (lousy) options during the Mass. Pike and Comm. Ave. closures

That secret shortcut you?ve been planning? Good luck with that.


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Here's how the Comm. Ave. bridge construction will impact commuters

Getting around the vicinity of the Commonwealth Avenue bridge will be hectic starting this week. The Commonwealth Avenue bridge replacement project begins at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, and will continue through 5 a.m. on Monday, August 14. The existing bridge, which was built around 1965, is in poor condition and the superstructure is [?]