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A priest’s son takes his case directly to the Pope

He thought he was alone, being the child of a Catholic priest. He was wrong.

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// Children of Catholic priests live with secrets and sorrow

A Globe review finds the children are often denied love and support and pressured to keep the scandal secret. And the church has done absolutely nothing to help.

// Community college presidents denounce racism

The presidents of Massachusetts’ 15 community colleges signed a joint letter denouncing the racism and violence that occurred last weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

// Bull eludes capture during pursuit in Ayer

The bull that escaped from a livestock auction in Littleton has now become a social media star.

// UMass Memorial pulls out of state Medicaid overhaul

The move makes UMass Memorial Health Care the state’s only large network of doctors and hospitals that will not participate in the restructuring of MassHealth.

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We’ve heard about Wegmans jobs. But what about the Fenway store?

A Wegmans was supposed to open in an expanded Landmark Center in the Fenway. Now the Fenway market may not be coming at all.

// Lawsuit claims Poland Spring Water is committing ‘colossal fraud’

A lawsuit claims that Poland Spring Water is deceiving consumers by saying their bottle contains ‘‘100 percent natural spring water’’ that hails from Maine.

// ‘Super delegate’ proposal could help Baker

The prospect set off some angry words from the camp of one of the US Senate candidates.

Christopher Cantwell was seen in a Vice News documentary denouncing Jews.

Warrants issued for N.H. white supremacist

Christopher Cantwell, who was prominently featured in a recent Vice News documentary about the violence in Charlottesville, is wanted in Virginia.

// 500 oysters seized and destroyed for being grown illegally

The mollusks are a restaurant delicacy, but they’re also tightly regulated.

13 dead after van attack in Barcelona

Injured people were treated after the van attack in the historic Las Ramblas district of Barcelona, Spain.

Calling it a terrorist attack, Spanish officials said 13 people were killed and at least 100 have been injured.

// Trump trots out false claim about Pershing’s treatment of Muslims — again

Less than three hours after a terrorist attack in Barcelona, the president repeated a false assertion he also made last year.

// ‘Please fix this’: Graham slams Trump over handling of Va. violence

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham issued a blistering statement in response to President Donald Trump’s tweets.

// Trump abandons plans to form an infrastructure council

It’s the third such industry council to be eliminated by the White House this week after the backlash to the president’s comments on Charlottesville.

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 3: Fans walk down Yawkey Way before the opening day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Fenway Park on April 3, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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John Henry wants the Red Sox to ‘lead the effort’ to rename Yawkey Way

The team’s owner said he is “haunted” by the racist history of former owner Tom Yawkey.

'Free speech' rally in Boston

// Speaker list for ‘Boston Free Speech’ rally includes right-wing extremists

Kyle Chapman and Joe Biggs are likely to draw the most ire from counterprotesters, who are expected to be out in force.

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No tolerance for intimidation or violence here

Public officials must denounce evil ideas and guard against the threats to safety and democracy.

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BPD wants cooperation from college students ahead of rally

“Student behavior off campus will be regarded the same as if it were on campus,” Boston police Commissioner William B. Evans wrote.

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Meet an MLK Scholar turned community activist

Watch Darius Davis talk about his journey of personal success and community outreach.

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// Bill Weld to TD Garden: do the right thing

As a group of young people who belong to the Hyde Square Task Force recently found out, for 24 years, Jeremy Jacobs never sent a dime to Massachusetts.

Special reports

// Caring for daughter with disabilities a difficult, solitary vigil

Low state pay rates for nurses who could help have left Noelia Ferreira alone as caregiver — exhausted, fearful, and desperate.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// White nationalists flock to genetic ancestry tests. Some don’t like the result

With the rise of spit-in-a-cup genetic testing, there’s a trend of white nationalists using these services to prove their racial identity.

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