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Casino deal would pay Boston $18m annually

A Revere casino would pay for improvements in East Boston and provide hiring preferences for local workers.

DCF hires 230 new workers, but caseload remains high

The child welfare agency also plans to hand out 2,300 iPads so social workers can file reports from the field.

Developer Steve Samuels (left) and hotelier Robin Brown are the team behind The Verb hotel, which is repurposed from the Howard Johnson in Fenway.

LANE TURNER/GLOBE STAFF

Shirley Leung

Hotel near Fenway Park a nod to rock club past

The Verb hotel, a $10 million overhaul of the HoJo on Boylston Street, pays homage to the local rock club scene of the ’70s and ’80s.

 Heline Araujo of Franklin, her daughter, Ashlyn Pleitez, 6, and other members of the Brazilian faithful agonized at the Tropical Cafe in Framingham Tuesday as Germany shocked the host team, 7-1, in a World Cup semifinal.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

In Framingham, Brazil fans at a loss

Some fans employed dark humor, while others quietly wiped away tears and hung their heads, declining to comment on what they were watching.

Harry Potter update brings talk of fresh wizardry

A 1,500-word short story posted on author J.K. Rowling’s fan website updates the lives of several major “Harry Potter” characters.

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Liberties, logic suffer in Vladimir Putin’s Russia

A rise in laws, bills and other rules that limit freedom of expression coincides with a spike in the popularity of Vladimir Putin.

The Nation

Obama asks for $4b to deal with migrants

By MICHAEL D. SHEA R and JEREMY W. PETERS

President Barack Obama urged Congress to confront a surge of young migrants from Central America crossing the border into Texas.

Vials of smallpox found in storage

By Lena H. Sun

This is the second incident involving the mishandling of a highly dangerous pathogen by a federal health agency in a month.

Wash. marijuana users cheer 1st day of sales

A customer sniffed a strain of marijuana Tuesday in Bellingham, Wash., a liberal college town.

By Gene Johnson

Washington became the second state to allow people to buy marijuana legally without a doctor’s note.

The World

Liberties, logic suffer in Vladimir Putin’s Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin

By David Filipov

A rise in laws, bills and other rules that limit freedom of expression coincides with a spike in the popularity of Vladimir Putin.

Harry Potter update brings talk of fresh wizardry

By Joseph P. Kahn

A 1,500-word short story posted on author J.K. Rowling’s fan website updates the lives of several major “Harry Potter” characters.

Israel steps up offensive with bombings in Gaza

By Isabel Kershner

Israel and its Palestinian adversaries in Gaza sharply escalated the latest resurgence of hostilities Tuesday.

Editorial & Opinion

JEFF JACOBY

If Hillary runs for president, it won’t be as a Clinton Democrat

President Clinton sits at his desk in the Oval Office in 1996, the same year he signed the Defense of Marriage Act.

By Jeff Jacoby

A “Bill Clinton Democrat” wouldn’t stand a chance in the contemporary Democratic Party.

OPINION | Basim Usmani

A Muslim citizen’s US passport gets him everywhere but home

By Basim Usmani

Rhetoric about meeting the needs of a new generation clashes with the reality of immigration policy.

SCOT LEHIGH

Parties must reexamine their doctrines

Hillary Clinton has signaled that if she runs for president, she’ll advocate a different kind of foreign policy than the Democratic party has pushed historically.

By Scot Lehigh

Both American political parties should be assessing how their basic tenets square with reality.

Metro

DCF hires 230 new workers, but caseload remains high

By Zachary T. Sampson

The child welfare agency also plans to hand out 2,300 iPads so social workers can file reports from the field.

Casino deal would pay Boston $18m annually

The site of a potential Mohegan Sun casino at Suffolk Downs.

By Mark Arsenault

A Revere casino would pay for improvements in East Boston and provide hiring preferences for local workers.

Tsarnaev’s roommate found friends’ visit odd

In this courtroom sketch, defendant Azamat Tazhayakov (left), a college friend of Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is depicted listening to testimony by FBI Special Agent Phil Christiana.

By Patricia Wen

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s former roommate at UMass Dartmouth testified at the obstruction trial of Azamat Tazhayakov.

Business

Bill would permit for-profit debt firms

By Kathleen Day

The proposed legislation would end the 43-year-old ban but subject the firms to increased oversight by the state.

Banks trying giveaways for new customers

New customers will soon be able to spin a wheel at Belmont Savings Bank’s grocery store branches to get up to $150 off their shopping bill.

By Deirdre Fernandes

Checking accounts are the prize for financial institutions chasing fee revenue, loyal customers and additional capital to help them grow.

Mortgage companies join first-time homebuyer program

By Deirdre Fernandes

The goal of the program is to provide 10,000 mortgage loans in the next five years to first-time buyers.

Obituaries

Bill Kipouras, at 74; sports journalist who went the extra yard

By Marvin Pave

Mr. Kipouras served as sports editor and a sportswriter at the Salem News for more than 35 years.

Alfredo Di Stefano, at 88; one of soccer’s greatest goal scorers

By Harold Heckle

Renowned for his speed, versatility, and strategic grasp of the game, Mr. Di Stefano helped Madrid win the first five European Champions Cups.

Louis H. Brown Jr., at 90; Nicole Simpson’s father

Mr. Brown sat with his daughter Denise (center) in a hearing about O.J. Simpson’s criminal trial in 1995.

By Anita Gates

Mr. Brown was a familiar presence at O.J. Simpson’s criminal trial in 1995 in the killing of his daughter, Nicole Simpson.

Sports

On soccer

Brazil loss was a shocker of epic proportions

A Brazil fan covers his face after Germany’s 7-1 victory in their World Cup semifinal. (Frank Augstein/Associated Press)

By John Powers

The Brazilians had never taken a beating like this with the entire planet watching.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

So this is what the World Cup buzz is about

Brazil’s loss to Germany took its toll on shop worker Santo, who put on the colors of his home country.

By Dan Shaughnessy

I now love Futbol. I love it because I have seen it through the eyes of the fans assembled at J & K Auto Body in Brighton.

White Sox 8, Red Sox 3

After yet another loss, Red Sox poised for changes

 Craig Breslow watches a double by Paul Konerko bounce into the stands in the ninth.

By Peter Abraham

The defending World Series champions have lost seven of eight, are 10½ games out, and could now be broken up.

G: Food

Praise the Lord and pass the lobster roll

By Jill Radsken

As much a sign of summer as shark sightings at Nauset Beach are the lobster roll lunches and dinners in church social halls from West Yarmouth to Chatham.

Cape Cod churches that offer lobster roll meals

Leave the crackers at home. Here’s a list of Cape Cod churches to help plot your lobster roll search.

Recipe for lobster rolls

Lobster rolls at the home of Sheryl Julian in Watertown, MA on June 19, 2013. (Food styling/Sheryl Julian and Valerie Ryan)

Instead of hunting for the best lobster roll in New England, make your own.

More Stories

Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald

The history of New England, as seen through the table

By Michael Floreak

Sunday Supper

Planked salmon one day, croquettes the next

By Sydney Oland

Seasonal Recipe

Recipe for Apricot Melba

Television Review

Alien baby on board in Halle Berry drama ‘Extant’

By Sarah Rodman

Television Review

‘The Bridge’ takes you there

By Matthew Gilbert

Galleries

Burr tallies experiences poignantly

By Cate McQuaid

A Tank Away

Real city, real close to Acadia

By Diane Bair

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Names

Dwier Brown brings ‘If You Build It. . .’ to Fenway Park

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Veronica Roth draws fans to Framingham

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Chef Rob visits Boston Children’s Hospital

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Filming ramps up in Rhode Island, continues in Mass.

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Boston Calling is looking for artists for mural

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein