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IRS agents raid Boston Cab headquarters

Boston Cab was the focus of a Globe Spotlight Team investigation that found widespread exploitation in the industry.

The Mayflower II is being restored at the Fairhaven Shipyard. Some Plymouth shops  have seen a decline in business.

Debee Tlumacki for The Boston Globe

With wood scarce, Mayflower II is miles from Plymouth

The replica of the ship that ferried the Pilgrims is stuck in dry dock, unable to complete repairs to its hull and frame.

Four-year-old Ryan Kelly waited for a soft-serve ice cream at Dairy Freeze in Quincy.

Quincy ice cream stand offers a taste of summer

The long lines at the Dairy Freeze can only mean one thing — the long-awaited season seems at last to have arrived.

Daniel F. Conley raised more than $256,000 in May for his bid for mayor, increasing his sizable financial advantage.

Conley’s cash edge in mayoral race growing

Daniel F. Conley raised more than $256,000 in May for his bid for Boston mayor, increasing his sizable financial advantage.

The Nation

Medicare outlook improves slightly, report says

Kathleen Sebelius said Medicare spending rose 1.7 percent a year from 2010 to 2012.

By Robert Pear

The Medicare trustees said in their annual report that the “modest improvement” reflected lower projected spending for skilled nursing homes and private Medicare Advantage plans.

Naval Academy investigating rape charges against three

The nation’s military academies have struggled for years with sexual assault  allegations.

By Eric Tucker

Three football team members are accused of sexually assaulting a female midshipman at an off-campus house more than a year ago, a Pentagon spokesman said

Houston motel and restaurant fire kills 4 firefighters

A firefighter walked through what was left of the Southwest Inn, along a Houston expressway, following a deadly blaze.

By Mike Graczyk

The firefighters were killed while battling a blaze that engulfed a motel and restaurant on Friday, and at least five other people were hospitalized, authorities said.

The World

Kerry blasts Russia on arms sales to Syria

“We will learn very quickly whether or not they and others are acting in good faith” to negotiate a settlement, said Secretary of State John Kerry.

By Steven Lee Myers andand Michael R. Gordon

Secretary of State John Kerry strongly criticized Russia’s pledge to send advanced antiaircraft weapons to Syria, saying that its actions posed an unacceptable risk to Israel.

Ariz. woman freed from Mexico jail is back in US

Yanira Maldonado and her husband, Gary, spoke to the media after she was released from a prison on Thursday.

By Cristina Silva

The 42-year-old walked out of the prison on the outskirts of Nogales, Mexico, and into her husband’s arms and crossed into Arizona.

Protesters attacked in Istanbul

By Tim Arango and Ceylan Yeginsu

Police officers attacked peaceful demonstrators with water cannons and tear gas, the latest violent crackdown against a growing protest challenging plans to replace a park.

Editorial & Opinion

Derrick Z. Jackson

The Rutgers lesson for UMass

By Derrick Z. Jackson

UMass Amherst and UMass Lowell should be wary of increasing student fees for sports in pursuit of the unproven theory that athletics bring in new students and alumni donations, as Rutgers did.

Opinion | JOANNA WEISS

Let’s evaluate youth sports, too

Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann is accused of having a history of abusive coaching.

By Joanna Weiss

Amid the talk about college sports and money, we also need to admit that abusive behavior from coaches doesn’t start with big kids.

Editorial

Dane Cook: A live stream of disappointment

A comedian who claims to understand the spirit of Boston — not to mention the spirit of the Internet — should have known better.

More Stories

RENÉE LOTH

Pomp and dissonance

By Renée Loth

Letters | Welfare audit finds abuses

Systemwide reform needed

Letters | WELFARE AUDIT FINDS ABUSES

Report highlights an agency in need

Letters | WELFARE AUDIT FINDS ABUSES

Might want to double-check those numbers

Letters | MR. NOLAN GOES (BACK) TO WASHINGTON

Here’s $25 — may it help remove pall cast over Congress

Letters | MR. NOLAN GOES (BACK) TO WASHINGTON

There must be a way to repair the dysfunction

Metro

One Fund concert lacked benefit of TV

The “Boston Strong’’ grand finale included (from right )  Dane Cook, Steven Tyler, and Jordan Knight.

By Doug Most

Questions remain about why the “Boston Strong” benefit was not televised, unlike a concert for Oklahoma tornado victims.

Many questions 10 days after FBI killed Fla. suspect

By Wesley Lowery

Many voices are calling for an independent investigation into the death of Ibragim Todashev amid shifting accounts of what happened in Orlando.

Police look for trauma support after Boston bombing

By Maria Cramer

Police officials said they are worried about long-term psychological effects of the Marathon bombings on their officers.

Business

Utility smart meters raise health, privacy concerns

Catherine Dibara installed a smart meter as part of National Grid’s pilot program in Worcester.

By Alyssa Edes

“Smart meters” are facing opposition from some customers concerned about possible health and privacy issues.

AG says Partners hospital deal can advance

By Robert Weisman

Partners HealthCare System’s acquisition of a Northampton hospital can move forward, the attorney general’s office said.

Lyft is latest ride-sharing app to offer service in Boston

By Michael B. Farrell

The car-sharing service launches on Saturday as the latest start-up to bring its smartphone technology here to connect riders and drivers.

Obituaries

Charley Richardson, 60; union activist, protested Iraq war

Mr. Richardson helped Military Families Speak Out to litigate against the Bush administration.

By J.M. Lawrence

Mr. Richardson helped Military Families Speak Out to litigate against the Bush administration.

Marshall Lytle, bassist with Bill Haley and His Comets

Marshall Lytle led other original members of the Comets during a rock ‘n’ roll party at the Gibson Guitar Studio.

By Bruce Weber

Mr. Lytle’s spirited, percussive bass work was heard on one of rock ’n’ roll’s seminal recordings, “Rock Around the Clock.”

Mulgrew Miller, 57, acclaimed jazz pianist and mentor

Mulgrew Miller performed at Lincoln Center in New York City in 2004.

By Nate Chinen

Mr. Miller was a jazz pianist whose soulful erudition, clarity of touch, and rhythmic aplomb made him a fixture in the postbop mainstream for more than 30 years.

Sports

Bruins-Penguins conference finals in ’91, ’92 frozen in time

In a familiar — and later chilling — scene, the Penguins’ Ulf Samuelsson used every force necessary against Cam Neely.

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

In 1991, Cam Neely took a leg check in Game 3 that changed the trajectory of the season, his career, and the franchise’s future.

Dan Shaughnessy

Boston fans shouldn’t boo Papelbon, others

This week, Jonathan Papelbon became the latest former Boston sports star to feel the wrath of fans who once worshipped at his size-13 feet.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Booing some players makes perfect sense, but booing Jonathan Papelbon seems too dumb for words.

Mother, baby die in Okla. tornadoes

Cars were damaged by a tornado in El Reno, Okla.

Tornadoes slammed Oklahoma City and its suburbs on Friday, killing a mother and baby and crumbling cars and tractor-trailers along a major interstate.

G: Family

G cover

Graffiti artist fights addiction to street art

Former graffiti artist Tyson Andree has fine arts works in a group exhibition in Adelson Galleries Boston through June 30.

By Aaron Dentel-Post

Now 33 and going by the name Caype, Tyson Andree must be one of the most prolific and longest active graffiti writers in Boston’s history.

From the Archives

Ferries in New England

Dec. 12, 1934: The Nantasket Steamboat Lines, the oldest excursion steamship company in the country, celebrated its 123d birthday in 1934. The fleet included the Allerton, Pemberton, Plymouth, Mayflower, and the Nantasket, seen here. The boats ferried daily between Boston and Nantasket Beach with large crowds bound for the seaside or for Paragon Park, the largest amusement park in New England.

With summer on the way, many New Englanders will board ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

Book Review

‘Hitler’s Philosophers’ by Yvonne Sherratt

Philosophers, the author argues, formulated the ideas that were used by Hitler to glorify — and justify — Nazi projects.

By Troy Jollimore

Sherratt argues philosophers formulated the ideas that were used by Hitler to glorify — and justify — Nazi projects.