Colleges will still ban pot, even if Question 4 passes

Even if Mass. votes to legalize marijuana, schools will still ban the drug on campus — otherwise they’d jeopardize federal funding.

5 killed in wrong-way crash on I-495 in Middleborough

A vehicle was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes shortly after midnight when it collided with another vehicle carrying four people.

Jeremy Baker, of Americans for Prosperity, canvassed a neighborhood in King of Prussia, Pa.

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GOP frets over Donald Trump’s down-ballot impact

Pennsylvania Republicans are worried about prospects for conservatives seeking election.

South Boston, MA - 4/25/2016 - Westin Boston Waterfront - Mayor Martin J. Walsh spoke with members of the media after attending the Boy Scouts of America Urban Scouting breakfast at the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel on Monday morning, April 25, 2016, his first public appearance since weekend revelations that he had been drawn into a sweeping federal investigation of alleged strong-farm union tactics. Story by Andrew Ryan/Globe Staff. Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Among the first early voters in the state: Mayor Walsh

The mayor plans to cast his ballot this afternoon as Mass., for the first time, is allowing voters to hit the polls before the traditional election day.

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// The wild 2016 campaign has become boring

Sure, anything could still happen, but millions have already cast their ballots in early voting and Hillary Clinton has a double-digit lead over Donald Trump.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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Which candidate is better for Boston startups?

As Phil Beauregard and Rob May analyze which candidate would be best for the entrepreneurial community, they come to different conclusions.

// Hillary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren head to N.H.

With about two weeks left before the election, the Democratic nominee is returning to the Granite State.

// Neighbors angry over Emerson plan to turn hostel into dorm

The four-story Boston Fenway Inn would house students while Emerson College renovates a 750-bed facility.

// Is it easy being ‘green’? MGH wants to give it a shot

The hospital is considering a new pediatric facility that physically unifies its children’s services.

// City expects to recoup GE tax break cash, and much more

Officials say Boston will, over 20 years, get back more than double the $25 million in breaks the corporation received to move here.

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

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

Curt Schilling earned legions of fans for his performances in a Red Sox jersey, but can that translate into a run for office?

// Fast Forward: Early voting starts today, Clinton’s in N.H., charter schools fight heats up

You don’t have to wait until Nov. 8 to vote, the candidates hit up the battleground states, and more of the news you need.

// Freedom remains tenuous for freed prisoner

Victor Rosario’s next race is the New York City Marathon. Two days later, his newfound sense of freedom will again be under review.

Patriots 27, Steelers 16

Julian Edelman fumbled a punt in the fourth quarter.



It’s pretty clear this one was ugly

The Patriots are happy for the win, but they plan to learn from their mistakes Sunday.


// Patriots defense not passing the eye test

A defense that was earmarked for greatness hasn’t allowed points, but it hasn’t imposed its will.

// A man called women in yoga pants ‘disturbing.’ So hundreds wore them to his house.

It was the shaming and the policing of women’s bodies that struck a chord with the attendees, said the organizer of the R.I. event.

// Tom Hayden, famed 1960s anti-war activist, dies at 76

Hayden moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author, and lecturer.

// Long-delayed Mohegan Sun hotel could give Conn. casino an edge

Mohegan hopes the modest 14-story resort will help it ward off Mass.’ nascent gaming facilities.

// Bill Murray accepts comedy’s top honor

Murray’s playful acceptance speech came after a dozen friends and colleagues paid tribute to his life and career.

// TD Ameritrade to buy Scottrade for $4b

The deal would combine two of the largest online brokerages.

// Rudeness in the workplace is contagious

Is your snappy coworker making you snap at someone else? The effect is real, say the authors of a new study on “incivility spirals.”

Love Letters

// Who gets the dog?

It was given to me as a gift, however he pays the vet bills. So if we break up, who keeps the dog?

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The desperate and the dead

// The broken covenant

Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades — and continues.

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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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