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Some of the best sports photos in Boston history
Bobby Orr flying through the air, Larry Bird with a victory cigar in his mouth, Jason Varitek serving A-Rod his just deserts. Here’s a look at some of the best sports photos in Boston history.

For women in Mass. on front lines of the fight to dismantle Roe v. Wade, hope mixes with skepticism
The abortion battle may be reaching an inflection point and some longtime antiabortion activists are encouraged, yet wary.

City’s hospitality industry is supporting reproductive rights

2 visitors banned from MFA after investigation into students’ claims

The museum said it pored through hours of security footage and interviewed dozens of people, including staff and visitors, after a group of students said it was subjected to racism on a recent visit. 2 hours ago
Read the MFA's statement on the investigation
Everett casino

3,100 slot machines, 671 hotel rooms, 5,800 employees: Encore readies itself to open amid drama

The sweep of the casino’s effort is unique in Massachusetts history: readying a five-star hotel, a massive casino, 15 restaurants and lounges, a conference space, a spa, and more — all to open in one fell swoop.

‘Not really if, it’s when’: Mass. marijuana pesticide ban prompts fears of crop failure
As the state’s cannabis industry scales up, business leaders say they have far more to lose because of Massachusetts’ hard-line ban on pesticides.

More cannabis coverage

Memorial Day

Family and friends take ‘pride and honor’ in tribute to fallen Mass. soldier
Eric Emond’s name was added to the very memorial he helped create — one that pays tribute to Mass. service members who have died since 2001. 56 minutes ago

Cullen: Remembering Eric Emond

These are the best and worst times to travel this Memorial Day weekend

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend, which means you can cue the sunshine, backyard barbecues, and, of course, holiday traffic.

Fire up the grill: Your guide to a memorable Memorial Day cookout

Build your perfect menu from these reinvented grilled classics, complementary side dishes, and refreshing desserts.

Trump to invoke emergency declaration to sell arms to Saudis, senators say

The Trump administration notified Congress on Friday that it is invoking a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Single GOP congressman temporarily blocks $19 billion disaster bill

A House GOP conservative complaining of Washington’s free-spending and opaque ways blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill on Friday.

Swan brake: Orange Line delayed by bird on tracks
The bird delayed service for six minutes, officials said.

Prominent professor warned Harvard of sex harassment threat to grad students
Harvard officials received a detailed warning a year ago by a prominent faculty member that graduate students were vulnerable to sexual harassment by powerful professors.

Joe Kennedy III, LGBTQ group rip Trump administration proposal on transgender protections

Congressman Joe Kennedy III on Friday slammed a Trump administration proposal targeting discrimination protections for transgender people in healthcare.

Senate wants an outside review of MBTA Retirement Fund

The state Senate is pushing a proposal that would subject the privately run MBTA Retirement Fund to an outside review, the second such time it’s approved a measure to dig into the troubled system. 2 hours ago

opinion & Ideas

IDEAS | KATHERINE EBAN
These pills could kill you
In the US, 90 percent of drugs are generics and nearly all are manufactured abroad. Many of them aren’t what they claim to be.

Your guide to Boston Calling

Recommended acts, what’s new this year, and a look behind the scenes at Boston’s big music festival

Mario Batali pleads not guilty to sex assault charge in Boston court
Batali, 58, is charged with indecent assault and battery in what appears to be the first criminal charge to arise from a series of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

The rise and fall of Mario Batali

Markey, senators press FAA over New England office

The FAA is reportedly considering downgrading the regional office, putting it under the jurisdiction of an agency official in New York. 2 hours ago

Firefighters rescue construction worker trapped under ton of debris in Lynn
The 38-year-old man was conscious and alert when he was transported from the site, according to Lynn police. 3:42 p.m.

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At $2.1 million, newly approved Novartis gene therapy will be world’s most expensive drug

The new gene therapy treats children under 2 years of age with spinal muscular atrophy.

Boston firefighters honored for courageous acts, including 3 from same Dorchester engine company
These men, along with 41 other firefighters and two civilians, received honors for courageous acts at the 140th Annual Ball and Awards Ceremony at the Sheraton Boston Thursday evening. an hour ago

Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama’s new abortion ban

A federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to block an Alabama law that outlaws almost all abortions, the most far-reaching attempt by a conservative state to seek new restrictions on the procedure. 4:10 p.m.
Judge temporarily blocks Mississippi law restricting abortions

Bailey, Elizabeth Warren’s golden retriever, may be a media darling, but he’s not always a good boy
On Friday morning, the senator tweeted a photo of a somber-looking Bailey surrounded by the shredded remains of an unlucky piece of home decor. 4:02 p.m.

Fla. man arrested in alleged theft of almost $750,000 from ATMs in Mass., R.I.

Dean Colin, 26, of Miami is facing multiple charges, Seekonk police said in a statement Friday morning.

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Boston bellman Joe Ryan collects pieces of city (and hotel) history

The Dorchester native has seen a lot of famous faces in his three decades with the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. 3 hours ago

Someone broke into his house. But they didn’t take anything ... they just cleaned it.
A Marlborough resident came home from work and was surprised to find his house had been thoroughly cleaned. But by whom?

Your view: Creepy cleanliness or unblemished blessing?

After shark attacks, is Cape Cod ready for tourist season?
Two shark attacks — including the state’s first fatal attack since 1936 — rattled beachgoers last year and sparked a still unresolved debate about how the vacation destination should respond.

Suspended Newton judge declined plea deal that would have meant no criminal charges
Judge Shelley Joseph would have had to admit she broke federal law in helping an undocumented immigrant elude arrest.

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sports

ALEX SPEIER

The education of Michael Chavis is ongoing, and he’s taking notes

The Red Sox rookie takes a studious approach to his at-bats, then adjusts accordingly. 2 hours ago