In Wayfair case, Supreme Court to let states collect Internet sales tax

The ruling, which opened the door for states to collect sales taxes on products their residents buy from online retailers in other states, is a loss for Mass.-based online retailer Wayfair.

Boston, MA - 05/08/18 - Hundreds rallied inside the State House for paid leave and a $15 minimum wage. The Raise Up Massachusetts coalition rally featured speakers and a march inside the building that passed by Speaker DeLeo's office. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (in caps) Topic: (09rally)

Business owners up in arms as $15 minimum wage, paid leave passes

The wide-ranging “grand bargain’’ bill would also impose a small payroll tax on workers and employers to pay for the leaves.

// Park Service gives initial OK to another white supremacist rally, this time in D.C.

An organizer of last year’s deadly white supremacist rally in Virginia has been granted initial approval to host another rally in August.

// ‘Fire rainbows’ spotted in New England

A burst of bright colors could be seen in the sky in parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire on Wednesday afternoon.

// Sunny weather continues . . . until the weekend

The first weekend of summer is almost upon us, but the forecast for the Boston area leaves a lot to be desired.

// This pretty plant is dangerous — and it’s growing in more than a dozen Mass. communities

That beautiful plant with white flowers that appeared out of nowhere in your backyard might be trouble.

// Salemme jurors want transcripts of R.I. mobsters’ testimony

Jurors asked for transcripts of testimony from two Rhode Island mobsters, but only one transcript was available.

// Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

Koko’s capacity for language and empathy opened the minds and hearts of millions.

// Suspect arrested in XXXTentacion’s Florida shooting death

The 20-year-old rapper was ambushed by two suspects as he left an upscale motor sports dealership Monday afternoon.

// Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by mascot

It wasn’t a foul ball this time around - it was a flying frankfurter launched by the Phillie Phanatic, and it left a fan in the stands with a black eye.

// Can you dig it? Archaeologists scour Woodstock 1969 concert field

The five-day dig aimed to map out the exact location of the music festival’s stage, but diggers also pulled up some artifacts that dated back to a time of peace, love, protest, and good vibes.

// NASA issues asteroid preparedness plan

If you think that the apocalypse might be upon us, you now have one less Earth-shattering disaster to worry about, thanks to a plan released Wednesday by NASA.

// Conspicuously overloaded truck stopped by State Police in Springfield

Police cited the driver for operating with an unsafe load.

Globe Magazine

21 questions answered about legal marijuana in Mass.

Get the lowdown on when shops will open, how much pot will cost, where you can legally smoke it, and more FAQs.

Globe Magazine

// Four ways to keep someone else’s marijuana from smelling up your home

Neighbors obviously enjoying legal, recreational pot? You can’t call the cops and complain, but you can try some other methods.

First lady Melania Trump visited the Upbring New Hope Children Center, run by the Lutheran Social Services of the South in McAllen, Texas on Thursday.

First lady Melania Trump visits US-Mexico border amid separation crisis

First lady Melania Trump is visiting the US-Mexico border amid the crisis over migrant children separated from parents.

President Trump spoke in Minnesota on Wednesday night.

Trump tweet complicates House GOP efforts on immigration

President Trump suggested Thursday that any measure the House passes would be doomed in the Senate anyway.

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// After what they did, don’t let Kirstjen Nielsen and her colleagues eat in peace

If we believe what is happening in this country is wrong, we may have to ruin a few dinners on the road to right.

Future of old-time Mattapan trolleys up for debate

While the MBTA ponders the next stop for its Mattapan service, some train enthusiasts are seeking to preserve the historic cars.

// The rumors are true: Ariana Grande and SNL’s Pete Davidson are engaged

Asked by Jimmy Fallon what it’s like to be engaged to the pop star, Davidson replied: “It’s [expletive] lit.”


//$large.jpg Arlington creator of ‘McSweeney’s’ site getting WBUR radio show

An Arlington resident beat out nearly 400 other nationwide contest entrants to land his own WBUR show, the public radio station announced Thursday morning.

Soccer tryouts in Lewiston Maine following the previous year’s winning season.

Netflix options story of Maine soccer team that welcomed refugees

The story of a group of Somali refugees who joined a largely white high school soccer team in Maine and helped lead it to the state championship could soon be a movie or TV series.


//$large.jpg The star of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ discusses the iconic film 50 years later

“I have met a number of astronauts who have told me that, as young people, the inspiration from ‘2001’ resulted in their becoming astronauts.”

// There’s a growing belief Celtics will stay where they are in the draft

Despite speculation they might try to trade up, a league source said the Celtics are likely to hold onto the 27th pick Thursday.

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//[1].jpg Jack Edwards to remain with NESN as Bruins play-by-play voice

Edwards reportedly got a four-year extension, and the rest of the NESN hockey team will remain intact, too.

//[1].jpg For his next trick, Oliver Wahlstrom will become a high NHL draft pick

A trick-shot artist at age 9, the Boston College recruit has a powerful offensive game that could make him a top-10 selection.

Republicans in Congress have had almost two years to prove they could govern responsibly. They failed.

Opinion | Michael R. Bloomberg

Why I’m supporting Democrats in 2018

Republicans in Congress have had almost two years to prove they could govern responsibly. They failed.

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Jimmy Fallon reveals his personal pain following Trump fallout

Jimmy Fallon is opening up about the personal anguish he felt following the backlash to his now-infamous hair mussing appearance with Donald Trump.


// Watch Steve Carell fight Nazis in uplifting ‘Welcome to Marwen’ trailer

The Acton native could be looking at an Oscar nomination for his role in the film, based on a true story.

// HUBweek’s City Hall Plaza rendering released as early bird passes for 2018 festival go on sale

HUBweek, billed as “Greater Boston’s festival for the future,” aims to bring together thousands of attendees for sessions and events focused on the intersection of art, science, and technology.

Opinion & Ideas


// Baker bill brings much-needed reform to sex-offender law

The law would bring long-overdue changes to the state laws dealing with sexually dangerous people.

Special reports


// Why Facebook and Google should pay you for your data

Users’ clicks and posts built Facebook and Google’s online empires. Isn’t it time they got paid for their labor?



Watch ‘Runnin’,’ a STAT documentary

“Runnin’,” now available for purchase on Vimeo, takes an intimate look at a group of friends in Somerville who came of age as the opioid epidemic took hold and morphed into a national nightmare. It retraces the lives of friends lost, and one last member of the group struggling to avoid the same fate.

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Seattle’s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she’s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Love Letters Podcast

// Getting over a breakup

Meredith Goldstein explores how to move on when a relationship ends.

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