Chang taps former BLS headmaster as school’s interim leader

The move is aimed at healing divisions over allegations of racial discrimination this year.

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House Speaker Robert DeLeo signaled his support for the legislation, less than five weeks before the end of the formal session.

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The question could lead to a slots parlor near Suffolk Downs racetrack.

Trey Gowdy of South Carolina.

House GOP report faults Obama administration on Benghazi

The report faulted the Obama administration for what they said was a slow response to help Americans under attack in 2012.

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Donald Trump will hold a fund-raiser in the Financial District Wednesday as part of a day-long campaign trip in New England.

Researchers were surprised to find that the germs on the T aren’t any worse than what you would be exposed to in a hand shake.

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No need to freak out about germs on the T

It turns out that the germs you come across on the MBTA aren’t any worse than those in a hand shake.

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Darren Martin, 49, allegedly took items from Saks Fifth Avenue in the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets.

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The revised budget for 2017 includes a new, debated provision to increase public education funding by another $5 million.

Legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt won 1,098 games.

Tennessee coaching legend Pat Summitt dies at 64

Summitt recorded more victories than any other coach — male or female — in NCAA Division 1 history.

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Meet the ice cream man behind J.P. Licks

Vince Petryk opened the first J.P. Licks to spread joy, one scoop at a time. The fact that it’s now one of New England’s most successful small businesses is just the cherry on top.

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Paul and Judy Scoville, the parents of James Scoville, spoke about their son before his arraignment for motor vehicle homicide in Somerville District Court Tuesday.

Alleged drunk driver ‘devastated,’ parents say

Paul and Judy Scoville spoke about their son before his arraignment for motor vehicle homicide in a fatal I-93 crash that killed a highway worker.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/16/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/chin061516DIYclambake_liv20.jpg Creating a classic N.E. clambake, without the beach

It takes 20 pounds of seaweed, 10 lobsters, 1 very hot fire, and zero sand.

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David Mugar, the man behind the July 4 fireworks for 43 years, is retiring, and sponsors have not stepped forward.

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Have you ever thought to yourself, the Harry Potter series is great, but it would be so much better if it were set in Massachusetts? If so, it’s your lucky day.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/28/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/542760884.jpg After LaconiaFest ends early, where did the money go?

The city of Laconia, N.H. is owed more than $60,000 by festival organizers despite a paltry turnout.

John Stevens appeared on season 3 of “American Idol.”

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‘American Idol’ singer was struck by a van in Chelsea

John Stevens says he was hit while out jogging, and now suffers from deafness in his right ear.

Blockbuster HBO series “Game of Thrones” is one of many examples of books getting adapted beautifully for TV.

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Books can make good TV. Just ask ‘Game of Thrones’

The blockbuster HBO series is one of many examples of books getting adapted beautifully for TV.

12-22-99:Boston:Celtics' legends, (left to right), Bill Russell, Bob Cousy,John Havlecek, K.C. Jones, and Tom Heinsohn wave to the crowd at the conslusion of the halftime ceremonies regarding the last game on the parquet floor. Library Tag 12231999 Sports

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Cousy doubts that Kevin Durant can be sold on Celtics lore

Hall of Famer Bob Cousy isn’t convinced that history should be emphasized in courting the star free agent.

Alex Speier

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The team is in a years-long cycle of failure when it comes to cultivating young starters.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/28/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/FTLS_29names01_liv.jpg Leonard Nimoy’s son talks his dad, Shatner at Spock doc screening

Director Adam Nimoy had a lot to say about his father at the screening of “For the Love of Spock.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/conn-alligator-toy-courtesy-conn-deep.JPG That alligator in the Conn. River? It was a stuffed animal

Conn. residents had a bit of a scare amid reports of an alligator in Suffield, but it turned out to be something much less threatening.

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OPINiON | CHARLES CHIEPPO

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/28/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0629PIG.jpg In balancing the budget, Baker and legislators need to think long-term

It will take a combination of solutions to solve the state’s fiscal problems over the long term.

Globe investigations

Families in fear

The state’s plan to close psychiatric hospitals has had unintended consequences.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

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“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

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