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4 graphics that highlight the student loan debt crisis

Billionaire Robert F. Smith said over the weekend he would provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the graduating class at Morehouse College. It’s something a lot of people would welcome.
Morehouse College’s commencement speaker says he’ll pay all of graduates’ student debt

Pianist crushed in Allston restaurant facade collapse sues
An aspiring concert pianist who had a finger amputated and suffered other serious injuries in the collapse is suing the restaurant and the building’s owner.

Young pianist crushed in building collapse must find a way to start againBuilding facade collapse in Allston injures 2

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Red Sox rout Blue Jays in opener of road trip
The Red Sox broke out with 16 hits against Toronto to back the pitching of David Price, who looked strong in his return from the injured list. 35 minutes ago

opinion | Elizabeth Warren and Joe Kennedy III
Getting people the behavioral health care they need
It can be done by enforcing consumer protection laws already on the books. 5:18 p.m.

Boston traffic: the only predictable thing is that it’s unpredictable
Got to be there on time? Better allow for a truck roll-over or a massive jam in the tunnel.

Prosecutors in Robert Kraft case want time to appeal judge’s ruling on video footage

In a brief motion filed in Palm Beach County, prosecutors said they’ll be in a bind if they’re forced, pursuant to Kraft’s right to a speedy trial, to put the case on before their appeal is resolved.
Expect rules, not Robert Kraft case, to be on NFL owners’ agenda this week

Yarmouth police seek man who attempted to lure juvenile into van with candy
Police released images of a man who matches the description of the suspect, and are asking for the public’s help.

Quincy police want to know if you recognize this woman
weather watch

Gusty winds and heavy downpours remain possible

A severe thunderstorm watch that was issued for much of Massachusetts earlier Monday afternoon has been canceled. 2 hours ago
Humidity will bring a chance for strong storms

This Mass. roast beef shop was rated one of the best in the country by People magazine

A no-frills roast beef shop on the North Shore has won the attention of People magazine as having one of the best sandwiches in the country. 3 hours ago

Why is oat milk suddenly so popular, and what’s it actually like?

After Swedish brand Oatly made inroads into the US, HP Hood brought its own oat milk to market. In Boston, baristas are having a hard time keeping cartons on hand.
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When grief rewrites your address book: How a Boston tradition got started

The story of the American flags on Boston Common on Memorial Day is a reminder of what the day really means. 3 hours ago

Ed Markey faces Senate challenge: high-profile labor lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan
Massachusetts voters officially have a 2020 Senate primary on their hands.

Matthew Gilbert
After a season of stumbles, a graceful exit for ‘Game of Thrones’
Unlike too much of the season, the series finale progressed slowly and surely, giving us the human story that had previously been getting short shrift.

Elizabeth Warren has a plan for everything — including this comedian’s love life
When a comedian asked if Warren had a plan to fix her love life, the senator responded: “DM me and let’s figure this out.”

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Pete Holmes has a few choice words for his conservative alma mater, Gordon College
Discussing his new autobiography, “Comedy Sex God,” Holmes spoke about his lifelong fascination with all forms of spirituality.

TOM RUTLEDGE
The secret to ‘Jeopardy’ champ James Holzauer’s million-dollar run
No one has ever played the game like James Holzhauer. I know because, more than 30 years ago, I was a “Jeopardy” champion.

Play about Malcolm X’s Boston years set for 2019-20 season at ArtsEmerson
For its 10th season, the presenting and producing organization will stage five new works to go along with five returning shows. an hour ago

concerts

Five summer music festivals that span tastes and trends

From Boston Calling to Solid Sound to the Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party, there’s plenty on offer for pop music fans.
movies

Oh, the horror (and drama and comedy) of summer

Summer 2019 is here to tell you that popular culture matters and it’s more digital than ever.
music

With just her voice and a cello, Helen Gillet has created a new vocabulary

The core of her work is solo performance with live looping, layering cello parts and vocal lines.

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sports

Patriots’ young quarterbacks get to show their stuff in OTAs

With Tom Brady not expected until minicamp, Danny Etling and Jarrett Stidham will get a lot of snaps.

Moulton unveils national service education plan
The plan includes a guarantee of tuition assistance or job training benefits for young Americans who take part in national service.

Senator seeks probe of Chinese company making MBTA’s subway cars
Chuck Schumer wants the federal government to step in and investigate whether a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security.

Marijuana

No pot on this table: Boston warns restaurants over marijuana-infused meals
City officials said any restaurants that host cannabis-infused dinners — however private — could lose their licenses.

COLLEGE ADMISSION SCANDAL

He bought the fencing coach’s house. Then his son got into Harvard

The Needham house was assessed at $549,300, but sold for nearly a million dollars. The buyer, who never lived a day there, would sell it 17 months later at a substantial loss in what may become the next chapter in the national debate over fairness in college admissions.
Read the Harvard statement on fencing coach Peter BrandFelicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin appear in Boston court in college cheating scandal

Know about college admissions wrongdoing? Tell us

In light of the recent college admissions scandal, we’re looking for the public’s help better understanding how families and students play the admissions game.