Five bars charged with violating ‘pay-to-play’ rules

Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill in the Seaport was one of the bars cited by regulators.

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The five bars allegedly took cash to stock products from a distributor while excluding its competitors.

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Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote needed to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in Congress.

Harvard allows students to pick new gender pronouns

Students can now choose “ze, hir, and hirs” as their preferred gender pronoun, under a new policy.

AG rejects proposed ballot question on fireworks

Ballot initiatives on raising taxes on the wealthy and legalizing marijuana were among those certified by Maura Healey.

Three 22-story residential towers were approved by the Boston Civic Design Commission Tuesday.

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Three more Seaport towers move ahead

The Boston Civic Design Commission gave its approval to the plans for three 22-story condo and apartment towers.

Deval Patrick involved in his first Bain Capital deal

Patrick helped do a deal with Sundial Brands, a maker of natural skin and hair products in Amityville, N.Y.

Michelle Carter listened to defense attorney Joseph Cataldo argue for the involuntary manslaughter charge against her to be dismissed in August.

Teens exchanged disturbing texts before suicide

Prosecutors say the texts show Michelle Carter brainstorming with Conrad Henri Roy over the best way for him to kill himself.

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US Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks with Globe reporter Joshua Miller today at 5:30 p.m.

The second-floor landing was converted into a study space for the homeowner’s three children.

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How to create the perfect homework space

Kids aren’t necessarily getting the equivalent of the corner office, but gone are the days of a desk and bookshelf shoved into the corner of the bedroom.

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Brady may have been sarcastic, but Patriots owner Robert Kraft called Deflategate the “most overblown story in recent NFL history.”

Actress Sienna Miller, pictured in Boston last November.

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Director confirms Sienna Miller cut from ‘Black Mass’

Miller had played the role of James “Whitey” Bulger’s girlfriend, Catherine Greig.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listened to a customer following her office’s refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., on Tuesday.

Ky. clerk in gay marriage fight was divorced three times

Kim Davis, the county clerk waging a moral war over the institution of marriage, also had two children while she wasn’t married.

Rick Porcello struck out 13 on Tuesday vs. the Yankees.

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Pitching coach knew not to give up on Rick Porcello

The righthander’s overall season has been poor, but the last two games have showed the talent is still there.

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A roster of mostly indie-rock and Americana artists will take over City Hall Plaza from Sept. 25-27.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/02/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/Pope-Francis-Primer.jpg A primer on where Pope Francis stands on gays, divorce, abortion

Pope Francis is expected to raise a range of issues when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0906ideas_brainiac.jpg Surprise! The earth has trillions more trees than we thought

A new study finds that there are 750 percent more trees than the previous best estimate.

Actor Idris Elba in 2013.

Idris Elba responds to furor over author’s too ‘street’ comment

The British actor responded to the controversy about him as the next James Bond.

The Big Picture

Globe photos of the month for August 2015

A look at some of the best images taken by Boston Globe photographers in August.

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Massachusetts life sciences companies hired at their fastest rate in six years in 2014.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/08/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/allen.jpg Reflections on a daring double play by the ‘Pope of Mercy’

On Tuesday, Francis reached out to women who have had abortions as well as the Society of St. Pius X.