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Casino firms may unite to fight repeal of state law

MGM Resorts, Penn National Gaming, and Mohegan Sun have been driven together by mutual interest.

Donald Chiofaro is proposing a 600-foot complex that he says will bring a “wow” to the waterfront.

Plan for harbor towers wins fresh look at City Hall

Officials are open to tall buildings on the Harbor Garage site, as long as open space and public access to the water are included.

From left: Artie Melville of Milton, Adam Cyr of Somerville, and Eric Spence of Framingham were on edge while watching Sunday’s US vs. Portugal match at a watch party at the House of Blues.

With success of US, Boston all in for World Cup

As the US faces Germany in a pivotal match, interest in the World Cup is at a new high, energizing hard-core and casual fans alike.

The Nation

Supreme Court bans warrantless cellphone searches

“With all they contain and all they may reveal, they hold for many Americans the privacies of life,” Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts wrote in the main opinion.

By Tracy Jan

The high court, displaying rare unanimity on a major issue, issued a sweeping endorsement of Americans’ right to digital privacy.

Federal appeals court strikes down Utah gay marriage ban

Peggy Tomsic (left), the attorney for five of the six people who challenged Utah’s gay marriage ban, hailed the decision by the US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Tomsic held a news conference in Salt Lake City with the plantiffs.

By Robert Barnes

The court employed a landmark Supreme Court decision to declare that the fundamental right to marriage must be extended to gay couples.

With history in mind, black voters in Mississippi aided Cochran

By Alan Rappeport

A surge of black voters turned out to help Senator Thad Cochran, a Republican, eke out a victory in the toughest race of his career.

The World

Maliki rejects call for unity government

By Loveday Morris

The embattled Iraqi prime minister rejected the demand made by rival politicians.

Explosion rocks mall in Nigerian capital

A woman reacted as victims injured in the bomb blast arrived at the Maitama Hospital Wednesday. A Nigerian government spokesman urged people to be calm.

By Bashir Adigun

Police said 21 people were killed when Islamic extremists set off an explosion in a shopping mall in Nigeria’s capital.

Afghan forces fighting Taliban for 4th day

An Afghan official frisked a man in Helmand Wednesday. At least 35 civilians have been killed since clashes began.

By Mirwais Khan

Afghans fought back against a fierce Taliban onslaught in a key southern province.

Editorial & Opinion

JOAN VENNOCHI

Scrap the casino idea — Boston is booming

An apartment and retail building on Albany Street is one of many construction projects in Boston.

By Joan Vennochi

The city’s expanding economy is the best argument against building a Boston-area casino.

Jay Atkinson

Learning from my students

Tufts University students pose for a photo at their May commencement ceremony.

By Jay Atkinson

A new generation of students is culturally astute, irreverent, easy going, and socially colorblind.

ALEX BEAM

A level playing field? Not a chance

By Alex Beam

Wanting a “level playing field” is the first resort of embattled status quo-niks who feel the breath of change on the backs of their necks.

Metro

With success of US, Boston all in for World Cup

From left: Artie Melville of Milton, Adam Cyr of Somerville, and Eric Spence of Framingham were on edge while watching Sunday’s US vs. Portugal match at a watch party at the House of Blues.

By Peter Schworm

As the US faces Germany in a pivotal match, interest in the World Cup is at a new high, energizing hard-core and casual fans alike.

Casino firms may unite to fight repeal of state law

By Mark Arsenault

MGM Resorts, Penn National Gaming, and Mohegan Sun have been driven together by mutual interest.

Buddy Cianci to run again for mayor of Providence

Former Providence Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci spoke with reporters at WPRO-AM in East Providence.

By Nestor Ramos

Cianci said he’ll seek a third stint as mayor, four decades after his first run and seven years after his release from prison.

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Boston mayor to sign act limiting immigration holds

By Oliver Ortega and Maria Sacchetti

Yvonne Abraham

Consider the children

By Yvonne Abraham

Driver accused of raping customer

By Zachary T. Sampson

Wakefield

Man arrested over thefts from storage units

By Jennifer Smith

Business

Plan for harbor towers wins fresh look at City Hall

Donald Chiofaro is proposing a 600-foot complex that he says will bring a “wow” to the waterfront.

By Casey Ross

Officials are open to tall buildings on the Harbor Garage site, as long as open space and public access to the water are included.

Aereo’s use of TV fare found to break copyright law

Aereo CEO and founder Chet Kanojia (center) departed the Supreme Court in April.

By Michael B. Farrell and Hiawatha Bray

The ruling is a major victory for broadcasters as consumers are rapidly moving away from traditional TV viewing.

Consumers may have to wait for more secure credit cards, says new report

This computer chip is able to encrypt the user’s information, making it difficult to steal card data and create counterfeits.

By Jack Newsham

PIN-and-chip cards like those common abroad are coming, but a key deadline will be largely missed.

Obituaries

Melvin Jenkins, 58; mechanic spent his last years panhandling

A painting of Melvin Jenkins, by Marc Clamage, was displayed at his memorial service last week in Cambridge.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Jenkins’s life took him from being a mechanic who could fix just about anything to spending homeless days panhandling on the streets of Cambridge.

Sports

Red Sox 5, Mariners 4

Clay Buchholz, Red Sox stop Mariners

Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz threw a pitch during the first inning.

By Peter Abraham

Buchholz allowed four runs on seven hits in his first start in four weeks.

ON SOCCER

US has point to prove by beating Germany

Coach Jurgen Klinsmann (right) and his players are in lockstep regarding Thursday’s game: They want to win, period. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

By John Powers

The Americans can advance with a draw, but they would rather drop a star-spangled calling card with a victory.

NBA Draft

Joel Embiid could fall to Celtics

Several league sources say if Joel Embiid falls to the Celtics at six, they will take him.

By Baxter Holmes

The Kansas 7-footer was a top-three lock, but a stress fracture in his right foot that required surgery could hurt his draft stock.

G: Style

Hearts & Noses troupe empower young patients

Arlene Fruchter, a.k.a. clown Fleurette, with baby James at Franciscan Hospital for Children.

By Joseph P. Kahn

Hearts & Noses Hospital Clown Troupe brings a healing touch to hospital visits with pediatric patients.

World Cup fans show support with stickers

Luke Hovagimian (right, with fellow soccer fan Andy Park) has already collected more than 570 World Cup stickers.

By Jill Radsken

Many local soccer fans have bought into the World Cup sticker collecting craze.

‘Amaluna’ costumes take a beating

“Amaluna” costumes and makeup are intricate but also designed to be practical to endure the stress of the high-flying show.

By Jessica Teich

The Cirque du Soleil show’s costumes and makeup are intricate but also designed to endure the stress of the high-flying show.

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Bargain Bin

J.McLaughlin markdowns

By Ami Albernaz

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

The week ahead: Nightlife

By Milva DiDomizio

Mark your calendar

By June Wulff

Handyman on Call

Should he stain his deck?

By Peter Hotton

Names

Ben Mezrich celebrates new kids’ book

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Curt Schilling says he’s in remission

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Local actor helps honor Bruin Patrice Bergeron

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

A night of fashion, 0ld and new

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

David Muir will replace Diane Sawyer

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Matt Light honored as humanitarian of the year

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Cookout for team behind ART’s ‘Finding Neverland’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

The Roots, Danny Glover will headline ABCD gala

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Book REview

‘Identity’ by Ingrid Thoft

By Daneet Steffens

Globe North

‘Paint and sip’ parties popping up all over the north suburbs

Joanne Malomo, of Tewksbury, pauses to talk to a fellow painter during a “Paint Nite” event in North Reading earlier this month.  Below, guests take part in Marybeth Holland Unsworth’s painting class at Kennedy’s Public House in Norwood.

By Emily Sweeney

“Paint Nite,” a two-hour painting party, is taking over bars and pubs all over Greater Boston on almost every night of the week.

Where to paint and sip in the north suburbs

By Emily Sweeney

Places where people can paint while drinking beer and wine are popping up all over Greater Boston. Here’s a sampling of “paint and sip” events in the north suburbs.

Malden

Mystic Valley trustee recruited students for campaign help

Mystic Valley Regional Charter School students are required to perform  many hours of community service.

By Steven A. Rosenberg

Malden City Councilor Neil Kinnon acknowledged this week that he recruited students from the charter school to volunteer for a political campaign event.

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Suburban Diary

When Essex camp life was truly roughing it

By George Weinstein

Globe North Best Bets

By Milva DiDomizio

Somerville

City holds a job fair

By Cara Hogan

Chelmsford

Town’s AA+ bond rating affirmed

By Brenda J. Buote

Swampscott

Annual Harbor Festival is Saturday

By David Rattigan

Globe South

‘Paint and sip’ parties popping up all over the south suburbs

Students in Marybeth Holland Unsworth’s painting class at Kennedy’s Public House in Norwood apply brushes to canvas and (below) drink to their efforts.

By Emily Sweeney

A blank canvas stands before me. At my fingertips I have paintbrushes, acrylic paint, water, and a tall glass containing a delicious Rose Kennedy cocktail.

Where to paint and sip south of Boston

By Emily Sweeney

Places where people can paint while drinking beer and wine are popping up all over Greater Boston. Here’s a sampling of “paint and sip” events in the south suburbs.

Report lauds gains at DCR beaches

Nantasket Beach, like other state-run beaches, is cleaner and more appealing than in 2007, a report says.

By John Laidler

A state panel is applauding the positive changes at Boston-area beaches since 2007 while warning that spending cuts threaten to wash those gains away.

Globe West

Don’t just pull weeds when you can eat them

Tama Matsuoka Wong points out edible garlic pennycress at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, where Joey Scott (inset) tried yellow wood sorrel.

By Hattie Bernstein

It was Tama Matsuoka Wong’s decision to plant a garden in her backyard that led to the inevitable tangle with weeds and an interest in edible ones.

Edible weeds

Yellow wood sorrel

By Hattie Bernstein

Here are a few weeds you might try to spice up your menu with foraged plants.

Belmont protest targets housing in forest

By Emily Cataneo

Local environmental groups are preparing to protest a development they say would destroy a silver maple forest.