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NFL teams face fines over national anthem protests under new policy

Players can remain in the locker room if they wish, but teams will be fined if players protest on the field. Continue reading →

Thousands of BPS students don’t graduate on time. And it’s a problem

About one in five students at public high schools in Boston are at least two years behind academically, a situation that could derail their chances of earning a diploma. Continue reading →

Jury awards black nurse $28 million in hospital retaliation suit

A Haitian-American nurse who sued Brigham and Women’s Hospital for discrimination and retaliation has been awarded more than $28 million. Continue reading →

Two big wind farms to rise off coast of Martha’s Vineyard

Massachusetts and Rhode Island officials selected two projects that could add dozens of turbines south of the island. Continue reading →

Globe investigating allegation top editor sent inappropriate text

Editor Brian McGrory said he did not recall the exchange but has told the Globe’s owners that they should try to retrieve the text by whatever means possible. Continue reading →

The Nation

Black defendants receive longer prison terms from Republican-appointed judges, study finds

Black defendants receive longer prison terms from Republican-appointed judges, study finds Continue reading →

Senate bill overhauls handling of sex harassment complaints

Senate negotiators on Wednesday released a bipartisan bill to overhaul the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill. Continue reading →

Is it a gag rule? What changes to family planning funds and abortion referrals might mean.

Is it a gag rule? What changes to family planning funds and abortion referrals might mean. Continue reading →

The World

Pompeo eases demand that North Korea give up nuclear weapons immediately

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo eased off U.S. demands that North Korea give up its nuclear weapons immediately in exchange for sanctions relief, saying instead that the Trump administration wants Kim Jong Un’s regime to take “credible steps” toward that goal. Continue reading →

The EU sees its approval ratings rise just as it gets tough with Trump

The EU sees its approval ratings rise just as it gets tough with Trump. Continue reading →

Israel court halts immediate expulsion of Human Rights Watch head

Israel court halts immediate expulsion of Human Rights Watch head Continue reading →

Editorial & Opinion

‘Consent’ — the romance novel we’ve all been waiting for

An excerpt from the paperback romance novel you’ve been waiting for. Continue reading →

Drew Gilpin Faust defied and transcended ‘first female’ typecasting

In her 11-year leadership of Harvard, Drew Gilpin Faust transcended “first female” typecasting and thrived. Continue reading →

Pondering the sphinx-like Charlie Baker

Governor Charlie Baker is a cautious hoarder of political capital. Continue reading →

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Metro

Jury awards black nurse $28 million in hospital retaliation suit

A Haitian-American nurse who sued Brigham and Women’s Hospital for discrimination and retaliation has been awarded more than $28 million. Continue reading →

What kind of candidate for chancellor would turn up at UMass Boston now? This guy

After a seven-month search, the three finalists to lead UMass Boston all abruptly withdrew. OK, fine, I’ll do it. Continue reading →

Thousands of BPS students don’t graduate on time. And it’s a problem

About one in five students at public high schools in Boston are at least two years behind academically, a situation that could derail their chances of earning a diploma. Continue reading →

Business & Tech

Garelick Farms says it will close its dairy in Lynn

Garelick is the seventh largest employer in Lynn, and an estimated 300 workers are expected to lose their jobs. Continue reading →

Suffolk Downs group plans to conduct racing at Great Barrington in 2019

Suffolk’s parent company will lease the Western Massachusetts track, which will need upgrading. Continue reading →

Mass. gaming board chair says states should oversee sports bets

The statement, made with colleagues from three other states, is a rebuke to sports leagues. Continue reading →

Obituaries

Reggie Lucas, versatile guitarist and producer, dies at 65

Reggie Lucas was a member of Miles Davis’ electric band of the early and middle 1970s and produced the majority of Madonna’s debut album. Continue reading →

Clint Walker, towering Western star, dies at 90

The former real-life deputy sheriff was a towering, solitary figure on TV’s “Cheyenne.” Continue reading →

Dovey Johnson Roundtree, barrier-breaking lawyer, dies at 104

Born to a family of slender means in the Jim Crow South, Rev. Roundtree was instrumental in winning a spate of advances for blacks and women in midcentury America. Continue reading →

Sports
Thursday Scene

An exuberant journey down the yellow brick road in ‘The Wiz’

Directed by Dawn M. Simmons, the Lyric Stage production showcases the 1975 musical’s enduring appeal. Continue reading →

From a too-painful truth, a riveting ‘Tale’

You will likely feel queasy and somewhat unsettled during “The Tale,” a beautifully made HBO film that directly addresses the sexual abuse of children. Continue reading →

Weakened Friends share a van, a house, and an indie attitude

Good things keep happening for the Portland, Maine, band, who’ll be performing at Boston Calling Sunday. Continue reading →