Top lawmakers are open to raising marijuana tax

If voters make marijuana legal in Massachusetts, buyers may pay a higher tax than what is in the referendum.

// This may be a tipping point on marijuana legalization

Voters in five states, including Massachusetts, will vote next month on legalizing recreational use of marijuana.

Kraig Diggs (right), 20, and Jordan Galvin-Dutras (left), 19, were both killed in the crash in Middleborough.

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Two of five victims in fatal wrong-way crash are identified

Two of the four young men hit and killed by a wrong-way driver were identified as Kraig Diggs, 20, and Jordan Galvin-Dutras, 19, both students at Anna Maria College.

Effort will target Democrats to support for charter schools

The $500,000 effort, which includes phone calls, mailings, and radio advertising, comes as polls show Democrats turning against the state referendum.

Capuano asks DOJ to review whether Keolis violated civil rights

The move comes after the Globe reported that the Fairmount Line had one of the highest numbers of cancellations of all lines.

Hillary Clinton and Senator Elizabeth Warren held a rally in Manchester, N.H., on Monday.

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‘Nasty women vote,’ Elizabeth Warren says in N.H.

“We nasty women are going to march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes,” Warren said while campaigning with Hillary Clinton.

Nashua, NH--10/23/2016-- Nashua Public Works employee Chris Nelson lifts the storm drain cover that missing teen Jacob Goulet is thought to have fallen into in Nashua, NH, October 23, 2016. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) (Jessica Rinaldi) Topic: 24nashuateen Reporter:

Nashua officials unsure why manhole was open

Investigators have not determined how a sewer cover became dislodged Friday where a teen was killed when he fell through. premiums to rise sharply next year

Officials said subsidies designed to rise alongside premiums will insulate most customers from sticker shock.

// Trump mocks new accuser: ‘I’m sure she’s never been grabbed’

Donald Trump made the comments on a N.H. radio show about adult film actress Jessica Drake, who said Trump grabbed and kissed her.

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In politics, Schilling throws heat, but does he have control?

From the moment he got on the air, Curt Schilling was like a one-man bench-clearing brawl.

10/18/16: Salem, NH: Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is pictured as he speaks to the gathered media as he makes an appearance at a Republican Party office in Salem, NH to stump for the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: metro topic: 23curt


Curt Schilling is minor league as a politician

Senator Elizabeth Warren could smash whatever he throws at her out of the ballpark.


// Curt Schilling isn’t running for office, he’s running for the circus

Schilling has been talking about a senate bid but seems to be far out of touch with Massachusetts voters.

Babies should sleep in room with parents for first six months, study finds

A new, extensive study found that 80 percent of nearly 12,000 SIDS cases occurred in-home but were potentially avoidable.

The Rolling Stones performing during Desert Trip earlier this month in Indio, Calif.


The Rolling Stones are in town for a swanky shindig at Gillette

We hear the Rolling Stones are in town for a very special party.

Octover 7, 2016 - Cambridge, MA Support the Strike signs. Harvard University dining hall employees gather at Science Center Plaza to dance in an effort to show their protest. Kieran Kesner for The Boston Globe.


Striking Harvard cafeteria workers deserve support

Harvard is trying to save money on the backs of its lowest-paid workers.

These secret tunnels run under the Mass. Turnpike

Millions of people have driven over them — and never known they were there.


// Epstein and Francona are together again at World Series

The men who helped the Red Sox end an 86-year drought had a complex relationship in their Boston days.

Pittsburgh, PA - 10-23-16 - Heinz Field - New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers - Fullback James Devlin takes a tumble while blocking for LeGarrette Blount during 1st quarter action. (Barry Chin/Globe staff)


Patriots didn’t run from Steelers’ defensive dare

Pittsburgh wanted to take the ball out of Tom Brady’s hands. So the Patriots called 30 pass plays and 25 run plays.

// NFL needs to ‘handle those types of things,’ Brady says of domestic violence

“Any type of abuse or bullying of people who can’t defend themselves or fight for themselves, I have no respect for that,” Tom Brady said.

// CEO of TelexFree pleads guilty, faces up to 10 years in prison

James Merrill repeated the word “guilty” nine times for his role in the alleged multibillion-dollar TelexFree fraud.

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Mickey Belle Isle was an accomplished skater who kept blades sharp and rinks smooth

Mr. Belle Isle, of Needham, who died at 88, was a former professional ice skater and instructor at skating schools that bore his name.

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Traveling back in time on the Mattapan trolley

The trolleys that rolled out of Worcester’s Pullman-Standard factory in 1944 and 1945 are still rolling, seven decades later, along Boston’s most scenic commute.

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