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DEA targets doctors linked to medical marijuana

Investigators have told doctors to sever all ties with marijuana companies or relinquish federal licenses, physicians said.

Frederick Christian, shown during a May 29 hearing before the state’s parole board, faces prerelease steps.

Elise Amendola/Associated Press

Mass. gives first-of-its-kind parole approval

The Mass. Parole Board approved the eventual release of Frederick Christian, who was convicted as a juvenile of first-degree murder.

Peter Welsh

Influence in city lessening, a top executive leaves Suffolk Construction

Peter Welsh, a former close ally of Menino at Suffolk Construction, was apparently unwelcome in Mayor Walsh’s City Hall.

Former senator Scott Brown has said he will relinquish 1.5 million shares of Global Digital Solutions stock.

New doubt about firm Scott Brown advised

The obscure company Brown was aligned with made up a $95 million deal, according to a court filing.

“I hoped the kids would read it and think about why this foreigner was writing this,” Henry DeGroot said.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

Newton student penalized for democracy notes in China

Henry DeGroot was reprimanded by officials in China as well as at his school for what he wrote during a semester in Beijing.

The Nation

Key senators outline bipartisan VA measure

“Right now, we have a crisis on our hands,” said Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont.

By Matthew Daly

The measure would expand veterans’ ability to get health care outside the scandal-beset Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics.

Number of stay-at-home dads climbs

By Brigid Schulte

The at-home dads in the fastest-growing segment say they’re home taking care of the kids because they want to be.

Gunman kills one on Seattle campus

At least one person has died after a shooting at Seattle Pacific University campus.

Students disarmed the suspect as he tried to reload, police said.

The World

Obama sets deadline for Putin

By Peter Baker

President Obama said Russia had about a month to rein in the pro-Russian separatist uprising in Ukraine.

Palestinians object to new settlements

By Isabel Kershner

Israeli plans for construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem have added to tensions.

Canadian police arrest suspect after three officers are killed

An Emergency Response Team member scaled a rooftop in Moncton, New Brunswick, during the search for a suspect.

Investigators have not determined a motive for Wednesday’s fatal shooting.

Editorial & Opinion

opinion | Andrew J. Bacevich

Benghazi, Bowe Bergdahl, and manufactured brouhaha

By Andrew J. Bacevich

These episodes illustrate America’s inability to distinguish between minutiae and substance.

SCOT LEHIGH

This dark horse deserves a closer look

Joe Avellone differs from the field on some tax issues.

By Scot Lehigh

Joe Avellone hasn’t gotten the attention he deserves in the gubernatorial race.

editorial

Matanov charges look like a vindictive overreach

If the authorities believe Khairullozhon Matanov was in any way involved in the bombings, these charges might make sense. But they aren’t saying that.

Metro

New doubt about firm Scott Brown advised

Former senator Scott Brown has said he will relinquish 1.5 million shares of Global Digital Solutions stock.

By Noah Bierman and Todd Wallack

The obscure company Brown was aligned with made up a $95 million deal, according to a court filing.

Mass. gives first-of-its-kind parole approval

Frederick Christian, shown during a May 29 hearing before the state’s parole board, faces prerelease steps.

By Travis Andersen and Peter Schworm

The Mass. Parole Board approved the eventual release of Frederick Christian, who was convicted as a juvenile of first-degree murder.

DEA targets doctors linked to medical marijuana

By Kay Lazar and Shelley Murphy

Investigators have told doctors to sever all ties with marijuana companies or relinquish federal licenses, physicians said.

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Business

Union fight divides workforce at DoubleTree

DoubleTree workers Afrim Hoxha (left), Cheryl Drayton, Evan Martin, Olivia Kennedy-Long, and Jessica Fanjoy oppose efforts by Unite Here Local 26 to organize.

By Katie Johnston

As the hospitality workers union seeks to organize at DoubleTree in Allston, some workers fight back and say they prefer the status quo.

Low mortgage rates sticking around

By Deirdre Fernandes

Despite last year’s predictions they would rise, rates haven’t budged much and if anything are at their lowest in six months.

Dunkin’ launches Spanish language Twitter account

Dunkin’ Donuts is embracing social media to connect with the nation’s Latino population.

By Taryn Luna

The canton-based chain has embraced social media to connect with the largest and fastest growing ethnic population in US.

Obituaries

Bill MacNeill, 84, leader in fund-raising at BC High

Bill MacNeill had coached track and taught history.

By Marvin Pave

Mr. MacNeill was a history teacher and track coach at Boston College High School before he became the school’s first vice president for development.

Elias Saavedra, 96, one of last survivors of Bataan march

By Russell Contreras

Mr. Saavedra was one of 75,000 taken captive by the Japanese when US forces surrendered in April 1942.

Chester Nez, 93, last surviving original Navajo Code Talker

Mr. Nez was only in 10th grade when he secretly enlisted. Below, he held a photo of himself taken in 1951 or 1952.

By Felicia Fonseca

Mr. Nez and 28 other Navajos developed a code that stumped the Japanese during World War II.

Sports

SPURS 110, HEAT 95

Spurs wilt Heat in NBA Finals opener

Miami’s LeBron James sits on the bench after leaving the game in the fourth quarter with cramps. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

By Gary Washburn

With LeBron James cramping up on the bench for the final 3:59 in an arena that reached 90 degrees, San Antonio pulled away.

Mookie Betts is rising fast in Red Sox system

Mookie Betts seems very much at ease with his Triple A teammates, though he is just 21.

By Julian Benbow

He started in rookie ball in 2011 and made it to Triple A this week, and Betts has done nothing but impress every step of the way.

HARVARD-YALE REGATTA

Harry Parker’s legacy lives on with Harvard rowing

Harry Parker was the dean of American rowing coaches and an inimitable institution at Harvard.

By John Powers

His absence will be most keenly felt on Saturday when Harvard and Yale have at each other for the 149th time on the Thames River.

Capital

Is Mass. on the verge of a political drought?

Elizabeth Warren and Deval Patrick have foresworn interest in the looming presidential campaign.

By Jim O’Sullivan and Matt Viser

For the first time since 2000, Massachusetts is unlikely to have a major presidential contender.

Weekly poll

A close race for governor ahead

Martha Coakley met supporters at a union rally.

By Joshua Miller and Frank Phillips

Republican Charlie Baker has narrowed the gap with Democrat Martha Coakley in the Mass. governor’s race.

New teachers union chief is unapologetically adversarial

Barbara Madeloni is the new president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association.

By Michael Levenson

Barbara Madeloni’s upset election as Massachusetts Teachers Association president has already jolted state leaders.

G: Arts & Movies

Movie Review

‘Edge of Tomorrow’: Tom Cruise rebooted

Tom Cruise as Major William Cage in “Edge of Tomorrow.”

By Ty Burr

In the pretty good summer-kablooie movie, the star is better than pretty good in it.

Stage Review

Challenging ways of thinking about race in ‘Smart People’

Clockwise (from top left): Eunice Wong, McKinley Belcher III, Roderick Hill, and Miranda Craigwell star in Huntington Theatre’s production of Lydia R. Diamond’s “Smart People.”

By Don Aucoin

The splendid new play about race by Lydia R. Diamond sifts through the implications of research suggesting that prejudice might be innate.

From Russia, an adaptation of ‘Eugene Onegin’

Cutline: The older Onegin (Alexei Guskov) and young Tatyana (Olga Lerman) in the theatrical adaptation of “Eugene Onegin.”

By Christopher Wallenberg

The adaptation performed by the celebrated Vakhtangov State Academic Theater of Moscow comes to the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre.

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Classical Notes

After Emerson exit, cellist Finckel is busier than ever

By David Weininger

Book REview

‘Mr. Mercedes’ by Stephen King

By Colin Fleming

Scene & Heard

Amadeus the Stampede embraces new challenges

By Martín Caballero

PrideWatch

Boston Pride Week events

By Eryn Carlson and Alexandra Stills

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Names

‘Odyssey’ won’t be based in Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Jim Hodges opens his exhibit at the ICA

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Singing ‘Neverland’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Ingrid Michaelson plays to Mix crowd

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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A star-spangled time at Presidents at Pops

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Wes Welker will be a no-show at Belmont Stakes

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Glamour-ous Taylor Schilling

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Microsoft’s Bill Gates rich enough to buy Boston

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell to team up again?

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein