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Ashley Urquhart (left) and her mother, Arline, will benefit from the minimum wage increase signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick, but “it’s still not enough to survive,” said Arline.

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Analysis

Minimum wage increase doesn’t add up to a living wage

The new minimum wage law enacted Thursday — pushing the hourly rate in Massachusetts from $8 to $11 dollars over the next few years — gives the state the highest base pay in the nation. But it is still not considered enough for an individual to live on.

College students fight sexual assault accusations

Amid a rise in reports of sexual assaults on college campuses, a growing number of alleged assailants — including some at area schools — are pushing back.

Mass. abortion clinic buffer zones ruled illegal

The nation’s highest court today struck down a Massachusetts law that created buffer zones around abortion clinics, saying the law was unconstitutional in restricting the free speech rights of protesters in the zones.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/06/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/davis_buffer8_met.jpg No finger-pointing at AG Martha Coakley over ruling

The Supreme Court’s striking down of a law on abortion clinic buffer zones was Coakley’s second high-profile legal setback this week.

More than 50 people were treated at TD Garden and 36 were taken to area hospitals Wednesday night.

TD Garden illnesses tied to Molly use

Some of the people who became sick at an Avicii concert showed signs of a Molly overdose, police said.

The Nation

College students fight sexual assault accusations

By Matt Rocheleau

A growing number of alleged assailants — including some at area schools — are pushing back.

Some schools remain hostile to victims, official testifies

Federal oversight should be “helpful and not burdensome,” said Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee.

By Kimberly Hefling

“My office and this administration have made it clear that the time for delay is over,” a senior Education Department official said.

Justices rebuke president on recess appointments

By Adam Liptak

The Supreme Court ruled that President Obama overreached.

The World

Obama seeks $500m to train Syria opposition

A woman and youths, one carrying a wounded baby, fled the site of a bomb attack in the city of Aleppo on Thursday.

By Karen DeYoung

The move could significantly escalate US involvement in the civil war.

Shi’ite leaders in Iraq press for prime minister’s ouster

Members of the Al-Abbas brigades volunteered to protect the Shi’ite Muslim holy sites in Karbala.

By Hamza Hendawi and Qassim Abdul-Zahra

Increasingly, former allies of Nouri al-Maliki believe he cannot lead an inclusive government.

Thousands flee Ukraine as truce ends

Russia says tens of thousands of Ukrainians have come since Ukraine’s government began fighting separatists in the east.

By Balint Szlanko

Ukrainians in cars stuffed with belongings lined up at the border to cross into Russia, some vowing never to return.

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

After SCOTUS buffer zone ruling, state must find new ways to protect patients

Anti-abortion protester Eleanor McCullen, of Boston, standing at the painted edge of a buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood location in Boston.

We can live with this decision. Massachusetts should seek new means to restrict protests outside abortion clinics.

JOAN WICKERSHAM

A waterbus on the Charles?

By Joan Wickersham

A boat ride is often the shortest distance between two points. Would a waterbus work in Boston?

EDITORIAL

Court wisely protects cellphones from searches

The Supreme Court ruling barring police from searching cell phones without a warrant had an immediate impact as police nationwide were briefed during roll calls, new procedures were issued and prosecutors discussed the potential impact to possibly thousands of pending court cases.

The opinion shows the justices are willing to adapt to technological changes.

Metro

TD Garden illnesses tied to Molly use

More than 50 people were treated at TD Garden and 36 were taken to area hospitals Wednesday night.

By Evan Allen

Some of the people who became sick at an Avicii concert showed signs of a Molly overdose, police said.

No finger-pointing at AG Martha Coakley over ruling

At a press conference after the Supreme Court ruling, Attorney General Martha Coakley cast herself as a champion of a just cause and vowed to “keep on fighting.”

By David Scharfenberg

The Supreme Court’s striking down of a law on abortion clinic buffer zones was Coakley’s second high-profile legal setback this week.

Mass. abortion clinic buffer zones ruled illegal

Ray Neary stood behind the yellow line as he protested outside of a Planned Parenthood on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston.

By Peter Schworm and Zachary T. Sampson

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Mass. law violated the First Amendment.

More Stories

Lowell mayor to raise police visibility after shooting

By Catalina Gaitan and Jacqueline Tempera

cape characters

A conversation with Johnny Quahog

By James Sullivan

Names

Drinks and music at Bostonia Public House opening

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Business

Analysis

Minimum wage increase doesn’t add up to a living wage

Ashley Urquhart (left) and her mother, Arline, will benefit from the minimum wage increase signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick, but “it’s still not enough to survive,” said Arline.

By Katie Johnston

The state’s new $11 minimum wage is still not considered enough for an individual to live on.

New lawsuit claims Uber exploits its drivers

The Uber app in use by a limousine driver in Beverly Hills, Calif.

By Michael B. Farrell

Adding to the growing list of challenges facing Uber, a well-known Boston labor lawyer is suing the upstart car service.

Sarah Flint’s shoes earn a place on the shelf

Sarah Flint, 25, of Lincoln, is on the rise in the fashion world — her shoes are popular with celebrities, they are sold at prestigious boutiques, and they are produced in a famed Italian factory.

By Taryn Luna

The most remarkable thing about the Lincoln native making a name for herself: she’s just 25.

Obituaries

Senator Howard Baker, who queried Nixon on Watergate, dies

Senator Howard Baker was an unlikely star of the Watergate hearings in the summer of 1973.

By Mark Feeney

The Tennessee Republican, who died at 88, served as ranking minority member on the Senate Watergate Committee.

Ramon Jose Velasquez, former Venezuelan president; at 97

Former president Ramón José Velásquez of Venezuela (second from left) had also been a journalist and lawyer.

Mr. Velasquez was known for his role in opposing dictatorship in the South American country.

Carla Laemmle, 104; actress with silent screen debut

By Margalit Fox

Ms. Laemmle’s career ended with newfound celebrity in the Internet age.

Sports

NBA DRAFT

Celtics bolster backcourt with Marcus Smart, James Young

Marcus Smart (right) is a Flower Mound, Texas, native who averaged 18 points per game last season for Oklahoma State.

By Baxter Holmes

In selecting the two guards, questions seem likely to arise about Rajon Rondo’s future with the team.

ON BASKETBALL

Celtics may have found best combo in deep NBA Draft

Kentucky's James Young dons a Celtics cap after being selected as the 17th overall pick.

By Gary Washburn

Following Milwaukee’s selection of Jabari Parker, the real fireworks began and that definitely involved the Celtics.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Rebuilding the Celtics will take some time

Before the draft, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told the media that none of the players are “franchise-turners.”

By Christopher L. Gasper

It looks like the Celtics are taking the long road back to NBA relevancy. There are no backdoor cuts back to contention.

More Stories

GERMANY 1, US 0

US loses to Germany but still advances

By Ronald Blum

RED SOX MINOR LEAGUE NOTEBOOK

Blake Swihart now an all-around catcher

By Julian Benbow

Portugal 2, Ghana 1

Cristiano Ronaldo lifts Portugal over Ghana

By Steve Douglas

BELGIUM 1, SOUTH KOREA 0

Belgium grinds past South Korea

By Raf Casert

Algeria 1, Russia 1

Algeria advances after draw with Russia

By Pan Pylas

CELTICS NOTEBOOK

Celtics coach Brad Stevens focused on winning

By Baxter Holmes

SPORTS MEDIA

US soccer in World Cup a ratings success

By Chad Finn

Harry Agganis All-Star Classic

South cruises over North in Harry Agganis Classic

By Anthony Gulizia

MLL All-Star game

Team USA bests Team MLL, 10-9 in All-Star Game

By Rob Harms

Capital

GLOBE OPINION LIVE

Five takeaways from the Independent #OpDebate

Evan Falchuk interjects during the Globe Opinion Independent #OpDebate on Tuesday afternoon.

Watch highlights from Tuesday’s conversation with the independent gubernatorial candidates.

Weekly poll

An Olympic-sized split over bringing Games to Boston

The deeper the public delves into the debate, it seems, the more skeptical it grows.

By David Scharfenberg

Forty-seven percent of respondents back the Olympic bid, according to a Globe poll, while 43 percent are opposed.

Casino decision could impact political landscape

An artist rendering shows part of a proposed casino complex in Springfield.

By Frank Phillips

The Massachusetts political world is scrambling to find some clarity about what impact it would have on the 2014 campaign.

G: Arts & Movies

Movie Review

The victims are the star of ‘Whitey’

Mugshots of Whitey Bulger in 1959 at Alcatraz.

By Peter Keough

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger isn’t so much inspired as disgusted by the notorious gangster in his newest documentary.

Kevin Cullen

In swallowing Bulger’s lies, ‘Whitey’ documentary suffers

A courtroom sketch of Whitey Bulger, who didn’t take the stand during his trial.

By Kevin Cullen

Joe Berlinger’s documentary treats far too seriously Bulger’s claim that he was never an informant for the FBI.

Art Review

Propaganda back in the USSR

By Mark Feeney

“Darker Shades of Red” at Clinton’s Museum of Russian Icons looks at post-World War II Soviet propaganda posters.

More Stories

Classical Music

Denk holds forth in classic style, on stage and off

By David Weininger

Stage Review

The unspeakable in ‘The Events’

By Don Aucoin

Book REview

‘The Silkworm’ by Robert Galbraith

By Daneet Steffens

Television Review

A ‘Vicious’ circle of gay stereotypes

By Matthew Gilbert

tELEVISION rEVIEW

‘The Leftovers’: When grief goes large

By Matthew Gilbert

Television Review

‘Reckless’ is standard fare with a Southern accent

By Sarah Rodman

Scene & Heard

Jazz, rock suits Luther Gray

By Jon Garelick

Noisy Neighbors

Nando Michelin, ‘Juana de América’

By Jon Garelick

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Names

Pedro Martinez is in Good Humor

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Kevin Bacon joins Johnny Depp in ‘Black Mass’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Noisy Neighbors

Boatonian, harbor-cruise nightclub party

By Alex Stills