Trump’s voter-fraud panel wants to look into Russian hacking, too

The special commission has widely been seen as a political smoke screen to justify the president’s unfounded claims about widespread fraud.

// Mass. House votes for sweeping changes to pot law

Passage sets up a showdown with the Senate, which is expected to soon pass a much more modest adjustment of the pot law.

// Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obamacare

After weeks of closed-door meetings, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell planned to release the proposal Thursday.

Fessenden School official on leave amid sexual misconduct allegation

An administrator at the prestigious school in Newton has been barred from campus after a former student’s allegation of sexual misconduct in the 1990s.

// Trump takes a victory lap in Iowa

President Donald Trump traveled to the Midwest on Wednesday for a raucous rally with his loyal supporters.

// MIT plans massive project for Kendall Square

MIT will pay $750 million for the former Volpe Center site and plans up to 1,400 condo and apartment units, and lab, office, and retail space.

// ‘The stakes are very high and it’s a pressure cooker’

The outburst between Michael McCarthy’s defense attorney and Judge Sanders is out of the ordinary, and a sign of a tense trial nearing an end.

Malden woman identified as murder victim

Authorities will bring a murder charge against the man accused of strangling Leah Penny, 31, to death in Malden Wednesday.

// A Mass. exodus of rich folks? Not likely

Despite talk that millionaires will leave the state if Mass. increases taxes on the wealthy, studies show the vast majority will stay put.

// Captain, pilot of ferry that crashed in Hyannis are placed on leave

Fifteen passengers and crew were treated for non-life threatening injuries in the crash.

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// Baker’s health care fees seem like a solution in search of a problem

Governor Charlie Baker is still pursuing a fine for businesses whose employees use the state’s Medicaid program.

Congressman Seth Moulton said the defeat was a “wake up call for Democrats” and asked that they “stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future.”

Craig F. Walker/Globe staff/File 2017

Ground Game

What is Seth Moulton up to?

The congressman is staying visible — and keeping his options open.

Leonardo Johnson was convicted of selling cocaine in 2008, based on a drug lab report.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Judge orders Dookhan to pay wrongly convicted man

It is the first case in which Annie Dookhan has been ordered to compensate any of the thousands of defendants whose cases she tainted.

// Whipped cream dispenser explodes, killing French Instagram fitness model

Rebecca Burger’s death was announced Wednesday by her family, who warned of the potential risks of defective whip cream dispensers.

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// Getting real about heroin

Safe injection facilities save lives and are the best option for active users who are unwilling or unable to commit to recovery.

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// Don’t bet on a Steve Jobs-like vindication for Uber’s ousted CEO

The similarities between Apple’s founder and fired Uber founder Travis Kalanick get us only so far.

// Attempted arson investigated at Peabody Knights of Columbus

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered to anyone who provides information which helps solve the arson.

// Photo of a kind act in Holyoke is a lesson in helping others

Alonzo Johnson was only trying to help. But someone witnessed his act of kindness, and a picture of it went viral.

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You heard about Tall Ships, but have you met their cats?

It turns out cats and sailors are a classic partnership that simultaneously does and doesn’t make sense.

NBA Draft | Thursday, 7 p.m.

FILE - In this March 19, 2017, file photo, Duke's Jayson Tatum, left, drives past South Carolina's Chris Silva during the first half in a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, in Greenville, S.C. Tatum spent one season at Duke and is expected to be a top-five pick in Thursday's NBA draft. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)


Choice is clear, Celtics should draft Duke forward Jayson Tatum

Tatum has the offensive polish the Celtics could desperately use.


// Gary Washburn’s NBA mock draft

Projected picks for Thursday’s first round by the Globe’s NBA writer.

Television review

// ‘Prime Suspect’ prequel can’t escape Mirren’s shadow

“Prime Suspect: Tennison” answers a question — What was Jane like as a young cop? — that no one was asking.

// Making friends and — maybe — major life decisions on Honeymoon Israel

B’sheret, indeed.

// ‘We’ll be the folks in khakis’

The Globe is leaving its antiquated building on Morrissey Boulevard for two floors of a gleaming, contemporary office space downtown.

Love Letters

// Too soon to move in together?

I just have this nagging feeling in the back of my head that we’re moving too fast.


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