Lawmakers ask SJC to settle dispute about taxes

The move ratchets up tensions between the liberal-leaning Senate and the more conservative House.

Cristina Barbuto says state law should protect workers who use medical marijuana with a doctor’s certificate.

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Woman fights medical marijuana firing

She had told her future boss about her use. But when she tested positive on a drug test, she was terminated.

// Cleveland officer not guilty in shooting deaths of two

The Cleveland police officer fired 15 shots at two suspects while standing on the hood of their car.

Cool temperatures will rise, leading to balmy Memorial Day

Highs are expected in the 60s today, in the 70s on Sunday, and in the 80s on Memorial Day under sunny skies.

Man fatally shot overnight in Roxbury

The man was shot to death just before 1 a.m. in the area of Weaver Court and Weaver Way, police said.

// Senate rejects bill to end NSA collection of phone records

The move increases the likelihood that the controversial surveillance program will expire at month’s end.

// In N.H., Democrats fight to get out of Clinton’s shadow

As Hillary Clinton completed her second trip to N.H., her likely Democratic rivals are still fighting to be known.

Valuable prints have been reported missing or misfiled from the Copley Square branch of the Boston Public Library.

Lax security cited in artworks’ disappearance

Sinclair Hitchings, who oversaw the Boston Public Library’s prints for 43 years, said the library has relaxed its security protocols.

Supporters for same-sex marriage cheered in Dublin as they waited for results of the referendum.

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Gay marriage backers claim win in Ireland

Ireland would be the first nation to approve same-sex marriages through a nationwide vote.

Real estate drones: ready for takeoff

Sweeping aerial images are attention-grabbers. The FAA has proposed regulations and brokers can’t wait.


// Scenes from Boston Calling Music Festival

The event at City Hall Plaza ramped up Friday with Beck and other musical acts.

The Save the Harbor/Save the Bay report said the waters off South Boston (above) and Revere were the cleanest.

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Area beaches among the cleanest in the US

The beaches, once synonymous with sewage and sludge, boast water cleaner than Waikiki Beach in Honolulu and South Beach in Miami.

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Boston commuters love to walk to work

The city has the highest rate of commuters who walk to work, out of 30 of the biggest cities in America.

Right fielder Rusney Castillo made his season debut for the Red Sox on Friday night.

Red Sox seek a spark from newly promoted Rusney Castillo

Castillo was promoted from Triple A on Friday and then inserted into the starting lineup, but the move didn’t help the club’s fortunes.

// TLC pulls ‘19 Kids and Counting’ amid molestation allegations

TLC pulled the series from its schedule after reports of sexual misconduct allegations against Josh Duggar from when he was a juvenile.

// Indy-style race could serve up crowds, revenue

“This event will be a litmus test for the City of Boston and its Olympic bid,’’ a racing executive said.

The Big Picture

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Oil spill in California

The governor declared a state of emergency after about 105,000 gallons of oil were spilled, affecting nine miles of the scenic coast.