Case against Mass. woman in teen’s suicide to go forward

The Supreme Judicial Court unanimously approved the prosecution of a Plainville woman who allegedly convinced a friend to commit suicide in 2014.

Common Core supporters win key victory with SJC ruling

The state’s highest court barred a proposed referendum question that sought to throw out the controversial education standards.

// Amid federal probe, Walsh faces first full test in union contract talks

As a new round of bargaining shifts into high gear, the mayor has to tread a fine line.

Ground Game

// How 2016 could look a lot like Dukakis ‘88

In the summer of 1988, former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis was up by 17 points, and he lost badly.

// AG to accept recommendations in Clinton e-mail case

Loretta Lynch raised an uproar after she privately spoke with Hillary Clinton’s husband, Bill Clinton.

// Ahead of convention, Trump vets Gingrich, Christie for VP

Donald Trump, who plans to unveil his pick at the party convention later this month, is considering Newt Gingrich and Chris Christie to be his No. 2.

// Borrow a bit of magic from Boston’s Puppet Free Library

With just a name and a phone number, you can borrow a puppet from one of Back Bay’s best-kept secrets.

Severe weather could bring tornado threat to western New England

The Fourth of July weekend may see extreme storms tonight before a return to blue skies.

// Back to the drawing board for proposed Downtown Crossing tower

A 59-story tower will have to be redesigned after coming under fire from neighbors and preservationists.

// Why your Clover food scraps might be headed for the dump

More restaurants are composting, but the industry is struggling to keep up with all that waste.

//[1].jpg Man killed by bear had plenty of backcountry experience

Brad Treat was knocked off his bike after he and another rider apparently surprised the bear while riding along a Flathead National Forest Trail.

CAMBRIDGE, MA - 6/23/2016: Aicha Belabbes says her afternoon prayer before breaking the daily Ramadan fast with her family at her home in Cambridge on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Fasting during Ramadan is more difficult this year because the month falls around the summer solstice, when daylight lasts longest during the year. (Timothy Tai for The Boston Globe)

Timothy Tai for The Boston Globe

The calendar makes for a once-in-a-generation Ramadan

Imagine abstaining from food and drink for about 17 hours a day. That’s what many of our Muslim neighbors are doing.

// Can you divorce-proof your marriage?

Couples and counselors offer some insights on how to beat the odds.

// Your guide to Boston’s July 4 fireworks

If you’re a fan of music and lively patriotism, look no further than the 43rd Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular for a way to celebrate this holiday weekend.

Things to Do

// The Weekender: Fireworks, Dylan, and a friendly giant

Everything fun to do around Boston over the Fourth of July weekend.

IDEAS | Carly Carioli

// Did the Star-Spangled Banner land Stravinsky in jail?

Boston police kept tabs on a modern composer in Symphony Hall.

Mourners reach out to touch a ghost bike at a vigil for Amanda Phillips, who was killed while riding a bike in Inman Square by inattentive drivers.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Ghost bikes emerge as a Boston ritual

With more cyclists losing their lives, the ghost bikes bring a community together — and amplify their call for safety.

christopher muther

// Looking for the good life in Barbados

You could visit Barbados on a budget, but you’d be missing out on its distinctive Euro-Caribbean scene.

Alex Speier

// Red Sox may face MLB-imposed sanctions

The penalties would be for alleged violations of regulations governing international amateur free agent signings.

// NBA Free Agent Tracker: Jeremy Lin headed to Brooklyn

The free agent market opened Friday. Here’s a recap of what’s happened so far.

art review

// Nostalgia, Norman Rockwell, and . . . Donald Trump?

A new show at the Norman Rockwell Museum raises question about aesthetics and politics.

// Ready or not, chic comes to the Vineyard

An old Victorian hotel in Martha’s Vineyard is transformed into a boutique hotel with Scandinavian flair and midcentury design influences.

Opinion & Ideas

IDEAS | Derrick Rossignol

// Why Gene Simmons doesn’t get music

When it comes to top songs, the decades define us.

Globe investigations

Families in fear

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

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

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


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Andris Nelsons conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra on its European tour in May.

Andris Nelsons withdraws from prestigious German festival

“Owing to a differing approach in various matters, the atmosphere at this year’s Bayreuth Festival did not develop in a mutually comfortable way for all parties,” said a statement.