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Young men falling to the bottom of the income ladder

Billy Exavier sat in a math class at Charlestown Adult Education, where he is taking classes to get his GED. Exavier, a security guard, hopes to become a police officer.

Despite the fact that men aged 25 to 34 are better educated than they were four decades ago, their median income has fallen.

 

Trump softens tone on Islam but calls for purge of ‘foot soldiers of evil’

President Donald Trump listens during a ceremony to mark the opening of the Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump on Sunday pivoted away from his strident assessment of Islam as a religion of hatred.

 

Diversity gap at Boston Latin proving stubborn

Maria Gomes and her son, Dasani Silva, a Trotter School fifth-grader. Dasani is among the students of color who are being encouraged to consider Boston Latin School.

The graduating class of 2023 is expected to look very much like the student body does now.

 

MBTA pension fund needs $1 billion, report says

“We certainly would not expect our riders to fund a bailout of this size,” said Brian Shortsleeve (above), the MBTA’s acting general manager

Benefits paid to retirees over the past 10 years have exceeded money coming in from the transit authority and worker contributions.

 

After backlash, Malden school suspends controversial hair policy

Mystic Valley Charter School students Mya Cook (left, foreground), 15, and her twin sister Deanna held signs outside the school Sunday.

The board of trustees of a Malden charter school unanimously voted to suspend a policy that punished students for wearing hair braid extensions.

 
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Congressional panels pledge thorough inquiry into Comey firing

Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida disputes the president’s claim there is a witch hunt. “These questions need to be answered,” he said.

Lawmakers said the American people need a full airing as to why the FBI director was ousted.

 

Jury selection begins today for Bill Cosby trial

Bill Cosby, 79, is accused of drugging and molesting a Temple women’s basketball team manager at his home.

The jury must decide if the comedian drugged and molested a woman at his Pennsylvania home in 2004.

 

Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment

Representative Al Green called for the impeachment of President Trump during a news conference last week.

Al Green, who is black, said some callers promised to “lynch” him for his stance.

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The World

 

Trump softens tone on Islam but calls for purge of ‘foot soldiers of evil’

President Donald Trump listens during a ceremony to mark the opening of the Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump on Sunday pivoted away from his strident assessment of Islam as a religion of hatred.

 

Trump urges Muslim nations to purge their societies of extremists

The president, who during the campaign said he thought that “Islam hates us,” sounded different themes in Saudi Arabia.

 

Turkish leader extends nation’s state of emergency

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, waved to supporters as he arrived for a political party gathering in Ankara.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has jailed more than 40,000 people accused of plotting a failed coup.

 
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Editorial & Opinion

 

Alex Beam

Not woke and never will be

The Handmaid's Tale --

Here’s a simple question and answer test to determine your overall level of social awareness.

 

EDITORIAL

Lowell should dismantle ‘majority rule’ system

A population of people of many colors walk forward together.

Right now, there’s not enough democracy to be had in Lowell.

 

Opinion | Ellen Parker and Ronald E. Kleinman

Children have a right to healthy food at school

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue eats lunch with students at the Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg, Va., Monday, May 1, 2017. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue unveiled a new rule on school lunches as the Trump administration and other Republicans press for flexibility after eight years of the Obama's emphasis on health eating. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s intention to roll back nutrition standards for school lunches is a mistake.

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Metro

 

Trustees of Malden school to meet over hair policy

The Mystic Valley Regional Charter School has faced complaints that the policy is discriminatory and unevenly enforced.

 

After backlash, Malden school suspends controversial hair policy

Mystic Valley Charter School students Mya Cook (left, foreground), 15, and her twin sister Deanna held signs outside the school Sunday.

The board of trustees of a Malden charter school unanimously voted to suspend a policy that punished students for wearing hair braid extensions.

 

Park memorializes fire that killed 100 at Station nightclub

Stone markers throughout the park identify each deceased victim with their name, date of birth, and picture.

Hundreds turned out for the dedication of the memorial park for the nation’s fourth-deadliest nightclub fire.

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Business & Tech

 

Young men falling to the bottom of the income ladder

Billy Exavier sat in a math class at Charlestown Adult Education, where he is taking classes to get his GED. Exavier, a security guard, hopes to become a police officer.

Despite the fact that men aged 25 to 34 are better educated than they were four decades ago, their median income has fallen.

 

MBTA pension fund needs $1 billion, report says

“We certainly would not expect our riders to fund a bailout of this size,” said Brian Shortsleeve (above), the MBTA’s acting general manager

Benefits paid to retirees over the past 10 years have exceeded money coming in from the transit authority and worker contributions.

 

Insurers pitch extra coverage for Uber and Lyft drivers

Uber driver Dean Johnson waited for a customer outside South Station last year.

Insurance companies know many drivers work for Uber and Lyft on the down-low.

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Obituaries

 

Jean Fritz, 101, prolific author of history books for children

Mrs. Fritz, a Wheaton College graduate, visited places where her subjects had lived as part of her thorough research.

Part of Mrs. Fritz’s inspiration for exploring American history came from her childhood, which was spent in China.

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Sports

 

Game 3: Celtics 111, Cavaliers 108

Refusing to quit, diehard Celtics win shocker on Avery Bradley’s 3

Avery Bradley (right) had the look of a stone-cold assassin after hitting his game-winning 3-pointer. Al Horford couldn’t contain his excitement.

The Celtics were down 21 points before rallying to get a win in Game 3.

 

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

A comeback fueled by (Celtic) pride

LeBron James (left) and Iman Shumpert of the Cavaliers weren’t too excited after the final buzzer went off. Celtics forward Jae Crowder, however, was.

This is the way you want your team to rally from a massive deficit.

 

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

Demoralized and without their star, Celtics do the improbable

Cleveland, OH May 21, 2017: The Celtics Al Horford clamps down on the Cavaliers Tristan Thompson as he foulshim in the second half. The Boston Celtics visited the Cleveland Cavaliers for Game Three of their NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff series at the Quicken Loans Arena. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis)

After two brutal games in Boston and a rough start to Game 3, dignity was restored.

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Healthy Life

 

Music Review

Reunion summons the spirit of peak-era Pixies

Pixies frontman Black Francis, drummer David Lovering, and bassist Paz Lenchantin onstage at the House of Blues on Friday.

The reunited, Boston-spawned band sounded fully in command at the House of Blues.

 

TV Critic’s Corner

Lin-Manuel Miranda on his way to Duckburg

Lin-Manuel Miranda has joined the voice cast of Disney XD’s “DuckTales.’’

The “Hamilton” creator is part of a “DuckTales” reboot.

 

NAMES

Lilly Singh, Tyler Oakley among big names at fall Under 30 Summit in Boston

Comedian, author, and Internet sensation Lilly Singh.

The Forbes Under 30 Summit will return to Boston in October, this time with YouTube stars in tow.

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Circulars

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