North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the suspension of nuclear and ICBM tests went into effect Saturday.

//[1].jpg Harvard grad students vote to unionize

Nearly 5,000 teaching and research assistants join the United Auto Workers, a union with blue-collar roots that has become a bastion of academic organizing

// President Trump wanted faster response to Putin call

The episode is yet the latest reflection of the regard with which Trump holds the Russian leader.

// Trump lawyer told put up or shut up to slow porn star suit

Los Angeles federal Judge S. James Otero said there were ‘‘gaping holes’’ in Michael Cohen’s request for a delay and it was not enough for his attorney to file a statement on his behalf.

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Katie Porter

Orange County tests Democrats’ hope for a suburban blue wave

Democrats running in 2018 House elections, including an Elizabeth Warren protege, are betting anti-Trump fervor will help them capture a stronghold of country-club Republicans.

// Facebook temporarily removes Black Market Dudley’s page

A company spokeswoman said Facebook “mistakenly took down the page” for a reason unrelated to the “White Lives Matter” graffiti found outside the pop-up shop.

10/22/2015 Plymouth, MA – Director of Regulatory & Performance Improvement David Noyes , <cq>, talks about Dry Cask Storage during a tour of the Entergy Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, MA on October 22, 2015. Each of the 3 casks contains 68 fuel assemblies, they rest on a 4 foot thick pad made of reinforced concrete and steel. Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station started operation in 1972 and will close no later than June 2019. The the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently designated Pilgrim one of the nation’s three least-safe reactors. ()

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Environmentalists want nuclear waste moved

As sea levels rise at an accelerating rate, Pilgrim officials are considering whether to move spent fuel to higher ground.

// Dorchester Academy scheduled to close

Superintendent Tommy Chang will present his plan to the School Committee next week. The school, which caters to students at risk of dropping out, has been under state scrutiny.

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Kevin Cullen placed on administrative leave

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// Talking with Chris Evans about Captain America

The Sudbury native is back as the shield-wielding superhero in “Avengers: Infinity War.”

// How to watch the Lyrid meteor shower this weekend

If you time it right, escape the city, and get a little bit lucky, astronomers say you’ll be able to watch a meteor shower light up the sky early Sunday.

// EDM star Avicii has died at age 28

The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Muscat, Oman.

// That night in Boston that an Avicii concert spun out of control

Avicii kicked off his 2014 tour at Boston’s TD Garden with a crowded, sweaty concert that turned into what emergency officials call a “mass casualty incident.”

NBA playoffs: Bucks 116, Celtics 92

// Energized Bucks shut down Celtics in Game 3

Milwaukee ended the first quarter on a 23-7 run and never looked back to cut the series to 2-1.

Waltham, MA., 041318, Celtics forward Jayson Tatum. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

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Adam Himmelsbach

Jayson Tatum is at the door. ‘He has a passion to be great’

The Celtics rookie once had to knock on a neighbor’s door to ask for food. Now he’s on the threshold of NBA stardom.

// Brian Joyce’s lawyers attack prosecution’s request in corruption trial

US District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton told attorneys Friday he is weighing whether or not to allow a subpoena of the records of Howard Cooper, one of Joyce’s defense lawyers.

// Heard in the halls of biotech: I’ll meet you in the Valium room.

Developing drugs is a serious business, but many Massachusetts biotechs go for the quirky when they name meeting rooms.

// LA Fitness employees called 911 on two black men they said didn’t pay. They had.

Two black men were wrongly accused of not paying to use a gym in New Jersey and subsequently had the police called on them.

// Boston tops list of best summer vacation spots in the US

It also ranked third on the list of best summer vacation destinations in the world (behind Paris and Florence!) and fifth for best family summer vacations.

// ‘Smallville’ actress Allison Mack accused of recruiting women for sex-cult leader

According to the Associated Press, prosecutors said Mack told recruits that they were joining a female mentorship group.

Dinner with Cupid

// Blind date: ‘I felt somewhat self conscious about how much taller I was than him’

Will their most memorable moments of this date be more about the food than the company?

Love Letters: The Podcast


// ‘Raising your value’ after a breakup

How climbing mountains and other “breakup accomplishments” can improve self-worth after a relationship ends.

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Opinion & Ideas


// Why you’ll pay for Beacon Hill’s pipeline folly

The costs of blocking financing for a new natural gas pipeline in New England — both financial and environmental — are already piling up.

A new chapter in the story of a terrier who found adventure in Milton

One day, in the friendly little town of Milton, a mysterious visitor arrived out of the blue. No one could say where, exactly, the little dog had come from. But before long, they began spotting it all over town . . .

Sean Gannon’s funeral service was held at Saint Pius X Church on Thursday.

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A man determined to choose violence. A cop determined to live a good life

Only three years apart in age, the police officer and the career criminal accused of killing him could not have been more different.


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The Big Picture: Monday in photos

Thousands of runners competed in miserable weather conditions during the 122nd running of the Marathon.

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//$medium.jpg Spring House Hunt: Should parents buy property in a college town?

As the spring house hunt gets underway and National College Decision Day nears, thoughts are turning to campus housing.


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