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Employees ring up customers at the checkout counter of a Whole Foods Market.

Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg

Amazon to acquire Whole Foods

Upscale grocery store Whole Foods Market is set to be acquired by e-commerce behemoth

// Trump immigration announcement inspires relief — for some

Advocates praised the announcement, but they sounded a cautionary note about the fate of unauthorized adult immigrants.

// Knives are out for theaters that bear the name ‘Shakespeare’

Around the country, companies are getting heated messages about “Julius Caesar” — even though it’s not their production.

The Nation

Minnesota officer acquitted in killing of Philando Castile

“The system in this country continues to fail black people,’’ Valerie Castile, the mother of Philando Castile, said Friday outside a St. Paul courthouse.

By Mitch Smith

“My son loved this city, and this city killed my son. And a murderer gets away. Are you kidding me right now?” said Castile’s mother.

At impasse, Bill Cosby jury tests patience of judge, defense

On the fifth day of deliberations, jurors asked to run through testimony from the TV star, his accuser, and others.

Border Patrol arrests 4 men at medical camp run by aid group

This photo provided by No More Deaths/No Más Muertes showed Border Patrol agents detaining an unidentified person in the Arizona desert.

By Astrid Galvan

The Border Patrol said agents began tracking the men Tuesday as they walked north on a known smuggling route.

The World

7 missing after US Navy ship collision off Japan

A US Navy destroyer collided early Saturday morning with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan.

Kindergarten blast suspect had explosive material at home, China says

The explosion at the Xuzhou school took place shortly before the students were to be dismissed.

Trump revises parts of Obama’s Cuba policy

Supporters cheered President Trump during his speech in Miami on Friday.

By Karen DeYoung

President Trump announces revisions to parts of Obama’s Cuba policy

Editorial & Opinion


Police video demands full, transparent investigation

Police Commissioner Bill Evans speaks to reporters, beside Chief William Gross, right, during a press conference to announce the end of a year-long investigation, which resulted in indict seventeen individuals and the seizure of 22 firearms. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe (Metro, Schworm )

It’s not enough for BPD simply to investigate this disturbing incident.

Michael A. Cohen

The week that was

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), speaks about his book 'Understanding Trump' during a book discussion at the National Press Club, on June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Gingrich was an early endorser of candidate Trump during the presidential campaign. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By Michael A. Cohen

From Newt Gingrich to Mitch McConnell, this week was a dumpster fire.

Renée Graham

For Cosby’s accuser, a mistrial is justice delayed and denied

Bill Cosby gestures as he departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after his sexual assault trial, Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

By Renée Graham

The mistrial in the Bill Cosby case again proves the difficulty a woman faces when accusing a powerful man of sexual assault.


Michelle Carter found guilty in texting suicide case

Michelle Carter cried after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

By Maria Cramer

Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the suicide of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy.

Knives are out for theaters that bear the name ‘Shakespeare’

A production in New York’s Central Park has become a national flashpoint for its depiction of the stabbing assassination of its Trump-like title character.

By Malcolm Gay

Around the country, companies are getting heated messages about “Julius Caesar” — even though it’s not their production.

Trump immigration announcement inspires relief — for some

A young boy with his mother attended a rally in front of the White House in February.

By Akilah Johnson

Advocates praised the announcement, but they sounded a cautionary note about the fate of unauthorized adult immigrants.

Business & Tech

Whole Foods deal fits into Amazon’s plan to offer one-stop shopping

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos.

By Hiawatha Bray

By acquiring brick-and-mortar supermarkets, it hopes to gain more online shoppers.

For businesses, it’s all hands on deck for Tall Ships

Seaport District.

By Catie Edmondson

Seaport merchants are gearing up for a flood of customers over the weekend.

Walmart to acquire online men’s clothing retailer Bonobos

epa06031880 A Bonobos Guide Shop in New York, New York, USA, 16 June 2017. Walmart announced on 16 June 2017 that it will buy the men's clothing retailer Bonobos for 310 million US dollars. EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT

By Anne D’Innocenzio

Walmart made a transaction of its own on the same day e-commerce giant Amazon purchased Whole Foods.


John Avildsen, 81, director who won Oscar for ‘Rocky’

Mr. Avildsen also directed ‘The Karate Kid,’’ another surprise hit.

Mr. Avildsen also directed “The Karate Kid,” another dark-horse, underdog favorite.

Helmut Kohl, 87, chancellor who reunified Germany

Mr. Kohl was cheered by a large crowd of East Germans prior to reunification in 1990.

By Craig R. Whitney and Alan Cowell

Mr. Kohl reunified Germany after 45 years of Cold War division but ended his political career in disgrace over a party fund-raising scandal.


Red Sox 2, Astros 1

Mookie Betts does it all in Red Sox win

Boston Red Sox' Mookie Betts, right, shakes hands with third base coach Brian Butterfield after hitting the go-ahead solo home run off Houston Astros relief pitcher Will Harris during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

By Peter Abraham

Betts hit a solo homer in the eighth, his third home run in three games.

117th US Open

Four tied for US Open lead; Rickie Fowler falls one back

HARTFORD, WI - JUNE 16: Rickie Fowler of the United States lines up a putt on the 15th green during the second round of the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills on June 16, 2017 in Hartford, Wisconsin. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

By Ben Volin

The top three players in the world missed the cut: Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, and Jason Day.

Celtics reportedly discussing trade of top pick with 76ers

Markelle Fultz, center, speaks with reporters after his private workout with the Los Angeles Lakers at NBA basketball team's training complex Thursday, June 15, 2017, in El Segundo, Calif. The University of Washington guard could be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, or he could be available to the Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall pick. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)

By Adam Himmelsbach

It is not uncommon for misinformation to fill the air around this time, but Philadelphia has assets to deal.

Good Life

Who’s your daddy? We have last-minute gift ideas for fathers of all styles.

By Marni Elyse Katz

From sporty dad to dorky dad, our Father’s Day gift guide has got you covered with some last-minute ideas . . . and we do mean last minute.

hot ticket

Breezy nights by the harbor

By Kara Baskin

The Boston Harbor Hotel unveils its waterfront summer entertainment series.

Group video chat and the dawn of ‘livechilling’

By Michael Brodeur

Group video chat is moving beyond the conference call and into the uncharted territory of “livechilling.”