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Arrests, fines follow Mass. medical marijuana law

Persistent confusion has led to criminal charges or civil citations against people who thought they were playing by the rules.

More time sought to pick Boston superintendent

A committee voted to extend the search into the next school year amid growing concern that the process is moving too quickly.

Rabbi allegedly misused funds to keep liaison with teen quiet

After allegedly starting a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy he met online, Rabbi Barry Starr has said he paid a man who threatened to expose their relationship.

Bliss Street in downtown Springfield would be transformed as a result of the MGM Springfield Casino Resort Complex.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Springfield betting on MGM for downtown turnaround

Springfield’s political leaders are counting on MGM to be the “economic engine” that will drive the city’s rebirth.

The Newton nonprofit Stop Handgun Violence is looking for a new location for its billboard along the Turnpike.

Gun control group required to move billboard along Pike

After 19 years, the Newton nonprofit Stop Handgun Violence is looking for a new location for its 252-foot-long billboard.

The Nation

Gay marriage advocates win another ruling

By Jonathan J. Cooper

The win marks the 13th legal victory for gay marriage advocates since the US Supreme Court last year overturned part of a federal ban.

British cleric convicted in US terrorism trial

A courtroom sketch showed Mostafa Kamel Mostafa during the jury selection phase of his trial in April. He could face life in prison when sentenced.

By Benjamin Weiser

Mostafa Kamel Mostafa, a former imam at the Finsbury Park mosque in North London, was convicted of 11 terrorism-related charges on Monday.

Supreme Court revives Taser death lawsuit

The Supreme Court ordered a lower court to take a new look at a case involving repeated police use of a Taser stun gun on a handcuffed Louisiana man who later died.

The World

Putin orders pullback near Ukraine

 People took part in a drill conducted by members of the Interior Ministry, the National Guard, and security services to resist and prevent mass unrest in Odessa, Ukraine.

By David M. Herszenhorn

The NATO secretary general said Western allies had not seen any sign of a withdrawal of Russian forces.

General’s revolt threatens to start new fight in Libya

Libyan commander Wanis Khamada (front center) said that he has allied with Khalifa Hifter, a renegade general.

By Esam Mohamed

General Khalifa Hifter touts himself as a nationalist who is waging a war against terrorism to save Libya from Islamic extremists.

Activists say death toll in Syrian war tops 160,000

By Barbara Surk

The death toll in Syria’s three-year conflict has climbed past 160,000, an increase of more than 10,000 in less than two months, an activist group said Monday.

Editorial & Opinion

FARAH STOCKMAN

Brown v. Board, busing, and Boston

This undated photo, location unknown, shows Linda Brown Smith. Smith was a third grader when her father started a class-action suit in Kansas in 1951, which led to the US Supreme Court’s 1954 landmark decision against school segregation.

By Farah Stockman

Resentment over busing still runs deep here, even 60 years after the Brown decision.

PAUL MCMORROW

Old plans won’t work in Boston’s emerging downtown

By Paul McMorrow

A plan from 2006 to revitalize Winthrop Square isn’t suited for Boston’s new development reality.

TOM KEANE

Race and (re)vision in today’s America

By Tom Keane

What matters more about racist remarks, the words or the response?

Metro

Arrests, fines follow Mass. medical marijuana law

Police confiscated the marijuana plants that Andrzej Conner was cultivating in his basement.

By Kay Lazar and Shelley Murphy

Persistent confusion has led to criminal charges or civil citations against people who thought they were playing by the rules.

Rabbi allegedly misused funds to keep liaison with teen quiet

Rabbi Barry Starr developed a national reputation as a leader in Conservative Judaism.

By David Abel

After allegedly starting a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy he met online, Rabbi Barry Starr has said he paid a man who threatened to expose their relationship.

Springfield betting on MGM for downtown turnaround

Bliss Street in downtown Springfield would be transformed as a result of the MGM Springfield Casino Resort Complex.

By Mark Arsenault

Springfield’s political leaders are counting on MGM to be the “economic engine” that will drive the city’s rebirth.

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Quinnipiac graduation bomb threat was ruse

By Eric Moskowitz and Laura Crimaldi

MBTA driver’s cellphone at issue in Newton bus accident

By Martine Powers and John R. Ellement

Black and free, woman bought Boston parcel in 1670

By Billy Baker and Laura Crimaldi

KEVIN CULLEN

Open season on free speech

By Kevin Cullen

Business

Gun control group required to move billboard along Pike

The Newton nonprofit Stop Handgun Violence is looking for a new location for its billboard along the Turnpike.

By Brian MacQuarrie

After 19 years, the Newton nonprofit Stop Handgun Violence is looking for a new location for its 252-foot-long billboard.

3-hospital takeover by Partners OK’d

Attorney General Martha Coakley said she had been prepared to sue Partners.

By Liz Kowalczyk

As part of a settlement, a court-appointed monitor will closely watch Partners HealthCare System’s actions for the next decade.

Cambridge leads the way in regional housing boom

Sondra Hart and her husband, John Pouliot, packed up their lakefront condo in Lunenburg after selling it.

By Jay Fitzgerald

A boom in Eastern Mass. could be bigger than the last one as real estate activity near Boston spreads to suburbs, experts say.

Obituaries

Gordon Willis, 82; ‘Godfather’ cinematographer

Mr. Willis was called  “the prince of darkness” for his use of minimalist light. Above, a scene from 1979’s “Manhattan.”

By John Anderson

Mr. Willis was nicknamed ‘‘The Prince of Darkness’’ for his subtle but indelible touch on such definitive 1970s releases as ‘‘The Godfather,’’ “Annie Hall’’ and ‘‘All the President’s Men.’’

Sports

Celtics hope for good luck in NBA Draft lottery

AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File

By Baxter Holmes

The Celtics have a 10.3 percent chance at the No. 1 pick when the lottery is held Tuesday night.

ON BASKETBALL

Is Kevin Love in Celtics’ plans?

Minnesota’s Kevin Love, backing down the Celtics’ Kris Humphries in December, is entering his prime at age 25. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

By Gary Washburn

Danny Ainge may be able to lure Love from Minnesota in a trade. But Love’s presence alone wouldn’t push the Celtics into the NBA’s elite.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Michael Sam TV series should have been OK’d

Michael Sam should have told NFL teams he planned to do a docuseries, but it might just have been an excuse for a team not to draft him. Jeff Roberson/Associated Press

By Christopher L. Gasper

With plans for a reality series scuttled, now we won’t get to bear witness to a milestone moment in pro football and American society.

G: Living

More men pushing carts down supermarket aisles

David Harris shops for the family at Whole Foods in Arlington.

By James Sullivan

Nearly half of 900 men surveyed said they do at least half of their family’s grocery shopping.

Music Review

Springsteen comes up aces in tour closer at Mohegan Sun

Bruce Springsteen (left) and Steven Van Zandt at Mohegan Sun Arena.

By Sarah Rodman

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band closed out their tour with a blowout at Mohegan Sun Arena Sunday.

ALBUM REVIEW | Pop

Coldplay, ‘Ghost Stories’

By Sarah Rodman

As the title implies, Coldplay’s sixth album, “Ghost Stories,” is a spectral affair, haunted by longing.

More Stories

ALBUM REVIEW | AMERICANA

Jolie Holland, ‘Wine Dark Sea’

By James Reed

ALBUM REVIEW| HIP-HOP

The Roots, ‘And Then You Shoot Your Cousin’

By Ken Capobianco

ALBUM REVIEW | INDIE

Conor Oberst, ‘Upside Down Mountain’

By Luke O'Neil

ALBUM REVIEW | INDIE ROCK

Trans Am, ‘Volume X’

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Album Review

A refresher course on the powers of Oasis

By Colin Fleming

Critic’s Notebook

‘Good Wife’ is proof there’s life after death

By Matthew Gilbert

Book Review

‘Cutting Teeth’ by Julia Fierro

By Emily Rapp

Movie Stars

Recent movie reviews

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Critic’s corner: May 20

By Sarah Rodman

Names

Tom Petty tweets about Fenway show

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Brady and Bundchen and Bridget Moynahan together in N.Y.

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

‘Top Chef’ stars visit the Revere Hotel to see ‘Chef’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

‘Black Mass’ films in Dorchester

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Eric Dane is loving Nantucket

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Joshua Ferris entertains in Cambridge

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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