California judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city money

A federal judge in San Francisco has temporarily blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities.”

Aaron Hernandez listened during his murder trial.

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Hernandez speculation alarms gay-rights advocates

Advocates say unverified reports about Aaron Hernandez’s sexuality are not relevant to his crimes or his suicide.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/164de94e3e5e46feaa7e0bbb83551f71-164de94e3e5e46feaa7e0bbb83551f71-0-9989.jpg Lawyers begin bid to erase Hernandez murder conviction

Under Massachusetts law, Aaron Hernandez’s suicide before his appeal was exhausted means that his record can be cleared.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/9f006defe7d24604876b8427ab562fc1-9f006defe7d24604876b8427ab562fc1-0.jpg Scott Brown is also being nominated as ambassador to Samoa

President Trump on Tuesday formally nominated former US senator Scott Brown to serve as his ambassador to both New Zealand and Samoa.

Feds give Mass. nearly $12 million to fight opioid abuse

Massachusetts has received an $11.7 million federal grant to fight an opioid epidemic that has claimed thousands of lives in recent years.

Endicott College student diagnosed with mumps

The student joins several other college students around the state who developed mumps during the current academic year.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreier_strangeclouds2_met.jpg Did you notice the strange clouds over Boston this morning?

The “Undulatus Asperitas” was officially added to the World Meteorological Organization’s “International Cloud Atlas” in March.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/ryan_target4_biz.jpg Beer at Target’s Fenway store was too cheap, state says

Target bought 15-packs of beer for $14.25 but sold them for $11.99, and that’s a no-no under state alcohol regulations.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/randolphpolice.jpg Police search for missing Randolph teen

Teams have been searching a nearby reservoir since the teen went missing.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/672836198.jpg Lawmakers say Flynn appeared to break law on disclosures

Michael Flynn did not inform the US government about payments he received for appearances before Russian organizations or lobbying for Turkey, documents show.

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She’s a mom, a business owner, and a life-changer

How one South Shore mom’s mission to improve her son’s autism treatment led to a program that now enriches the lives of hundreds of kids.

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This guy made 500 cocktails in 500 days

Bartender Tony Iamunno’s project began as a lark. It soon turned into a full-blown obsession.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Calderon_704264.jpg She walked into a room full of family and friends. Then she was told she won a scholarship

Regis College-bound Yesica Calderon served as a leader both on the field and in the classroom, achieving a 4.8 grade point average while taking high-level courses.

Sports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/5631483511ab412eba1645144184f69e-5631483511ab412eba1645144184f69e-0.jpg Patrice Bergeron played all season with groin injury

He said he has discussed the possibility of surgery but will take time to rest before deciding how to proceed.

GARY WASHBURN I ON BASKETBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/RinaldiCeltics06.jpg Marcus Smart responds to Jimmy Butler’s ‘tough talk’

Considering Smart’s history, opposing teams have attempted get under his skin.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tlumacki_redsoxvsbaltimore_sports319-11635.jpg Some fans may turn on Dustin Pedroia, but teammates won’t

The second baseman’s forthright comments over the weekend have caused no rift in the Red Sox clubhouse.

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 21: Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles collides with Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox at second base in the eighth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 21, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

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Chad Finn

Orioles sure look like the Red Sox’ top rival right now

Even with the Yankees and Cubs in town first, next week’s visit by Baltimore seems like the most interesting.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/cd97486cac9d4cff989817a3b85042b0-cd97486cac9d4cff989817a3b85042b0-7626.jpg Is Ivanka Trump’s new book being buried?

The first daughter’s “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success” comes out May 2. And that seems to be news to booksellers.

Opinion | Michael A. Cohen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/cohen-3480.jpg Homeland Security’s John Kelly is unhinged

His threat-mongering is an embarrassment to every American.

Shirley Leung

Shadow debate shows how desperate Boston is for money

The Boston City Council takes up Shadowgate on Wednesday and will likely vote on whether to change the laws to accommodate a tower on Winthrop Square.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Roback_26getsmart05_met.jpg Why UMass Amherst’s newest building is made almost entirely of wood

When thinking of sleek modern buildings, one probably does not envision wood as a key material.

Talking Points

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/05927763.jpg Investors love Trump tax cuts, cheap beer is a no-no, Biogen gets a boost

A roundup of the most important business news from Tuesday.

Trump Today

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/AFP_NT9N8.jpg Signing a flurry of executive orders

Looking to rack up victories as his 100-day milestone approaches, the orders highlight the President’s lack of success getting legislation through Congress.

Opinion & Ideas

SCOT LEHIGH

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Scot_Lehigh_150px-3503.jpg The New Democrats bring their pitch to Boston

Would they meet with Donald Trump?

Special reports

Summer of ‘67

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/jim.jpg The summer that changed Boston

The nation was splintering, and Boston wasn’t immune. But something was happening here.

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Address: Spring House Hunt

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/06/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/realestate.jpg Advice on taking real estate photos from a Pulitzer-winning photographer

In America, everyone who has a cellphone thinks they are a professional photographer. They are not.

Investigations

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/03/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/AFP_MB3WQ.jpg 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.

STAT

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Broad.jpg OPINION: Broad Institute testing the limits of what ‘nonprofit’ means

The licensing of its CRISPR technology is pushing the limits of what a tax-exempt nonprofit research institute can do.