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‘Pressure to work in pain.’ A quarter of Mass. opioid deaths are in construction

Construction workers, farmers, fishermen, and others employed in workplaces where injury is common die of opioid overdoses at rates five or six times greater than the average worker.

// Fantasy sports scores, winning legalization and a tax break in Massachusetts

Other states levy taxes on fantasy sports games, in which players can win money based on the performance of real-life athletes they select. But not Massachusetts.

// Jerry Remy says latest cancer diagnosis ‘hit me hard’

The NESN analyst was blindsided because his recent checkups had yielded good results.

// Amrheins in Southie up for sale; could go for $20 million

The iconic property on West Broadway has been on the market for about a month and is expected to fetch a pretty penny once a buyer closes on the site sometime in the fall.

// Even as donations flow, Third District candidates turn to their own checkbooks for help

Candidates in the Third Congressional District have put from $50,000 to $325,000 of their own money into their campaigns, a sign many said of their seriousness.

The Nation

Indicted Rep. Collins was early loyalist to Trump

New York Rep. Chris Collins was one of the first House members to back Donald Trump for president in 2016 and quickly became a ubiquitous surrogate for the future president on cable television. On Wednesday, federal prosecutors announced indictments of the Buffalo-area congressman, his son and a friend on charges of conspiracy to commit securities fraud. Collins pleaded not guilty.

Ohio, Kansas elections too close to call; GOP steels for fall

By Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin

Two high-stakes elections that tested President Trump’s clout and cost both parties millions of dollars were too close to call on Wednesday.

Daughters do more chores than sons — and earn less

By Claire Cain Miller

One analysis showed boys do about 15 minutes less of housework a day than girls — and are paid more for their efforts.

The World

Lebanese town flooded by refugees hopes for return to normal

By Vivian Yee

Seven years of war in Syria has displaced more than half the country’s population, leaving millions of refugees shipwrecked between the wasteland of home and the void of exile.

Saudi Arabia escalates feud with Canada over rights criticism

By Ben Hubbard

BEIRUT — Saudi Arabia took concrete steps to disengage economically from Canada on Wednesday, escalating the feud over Canada’s criticism of Saudi Arabia and demonstrating that its expulsion of the Canadian ambassador this week was more than a symbolic protest.

Germany reaches deal With Spain to return refugees

By Melissa Eddy

BERLIN — Refugees who come to Germany after entering the European Union through Spain can be turned back at the border under the terms of an agreement between Berlin and Madrid, the German Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Jesse Singal

After Alex Jones, bracing for the next deranged conspiracy theory

FILE — Alex Jones, conservative conspiracy theorist host of, in his Austin, Texas, control room, Feb. 17, 2017. In 2018, Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify removed from their services large portions of content posted by Jones and his Infowars site, a major step by big technology firms to curb one of the most prominent online voices trafficking in misinformation. (Ilana Panich-Linsman/The New York Times)

By Jesse Singal

A subset of humanity is deeply susceptible to rumors, no matter how far-fetched, that prey on their most pessimistic and paranoid tendencies.


How Deval Patrick could outflank Elizabeth Warren in 2020

7-15-18 - Richardson, TX - Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick campaigns for Colin Allred (background center), who is running for Congress in Texas, during an appearance at Allred's campaign headquarters in Richardson, Texas. Gov. Patrick is considering a 2020 presidential run. (Kim Leeson for The Boston Globe)

By Joan Vennochi

As Republicans try to box in Elizabeth Warren, Deval Patrick is testing the presidential waters.

Opinion | Michael P. Jeffries

Charlottesville isn’t over

FILE -- Riots at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12, 2018. Corey Stewart, the Republican nominee for Senate in Virginia, likes to engage the racial fringes of his party, creating a dilemma for mainstream GOP leaders wary of his views. (Edu Bayer/The New York Times)

By Michael P. Jeffries

The intensification of legal, institutionalized racism in America continues, with or without neo-Nazi marches.


A small town’s big eyesore

Hopedale, MA--7/29/2018-- A bicyclist passes by Draper Mill in Hopedale, which the town has targeted for redevelopment after many previous failed attempts. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 31hopedale Reporter:

By Emily Williams

Hopedale was once a mill town, and in some ways, still is. The giant mill in the center of town, built in the 19th century, just won’t budge, despite longtime efforts to redevelop it.

‘Pressure to work in pain.’ A quarter of Mass. opioid deaths are in construction

By Felice J. Freyer

Construction workers, farmers, fishermen, and others employed in workplaces where injury is common die of opioid overdoses at rates five or six times greater than the average worker.

Nestor Ramos

Hey Boston, let’s try to be a little nicer to one another

 Boston, MA - May 02, 2018: A jogger passes over the Evelyn Moakley Bridge on Seaport Blvd in Boston, MA on April 28, 2018. Temperatures are expected to reach the 80's on Wednesday. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: metro reporter:

By Nestor Ramos

It’s as if the way we treat each other online has seeped into our face-to-face lives.

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Five hurt in fire at Acton business

By Jerome Campbell and Travis Andersen

tv critic’s corner

ABC doesn’t want to say goodbye to ‘Modern Family’

By Matthew Gilbert

Business & Tech

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

Among Russia’s Twitter trolls, Senator Warren’s a favorite target

Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts.

By Hiawatha Bray

Donald Trump is not the only American politician with a big following in Russia. Senator Elizabeth Warren is also a favorite in St. Petersburg — for all the wrong reasons.

Tufts Medical Center names new CEO

Dr. Michael Apkon, new CEO of Tufts Medical Center.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

Dr. Michael Apkon currently leads The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He will take the CEO job at Tufts this fall.

Boston Beer boss tells Trump that tax cut helps his company ‘kick ass’

Boston Beer chairman Jim Koch.

By Travis Andersen and Jon Chesto

Jim Koch and a number of other CEOs met with President Trump in Bedminster, New Jersey.


Antonio Dias, Brazilian painter’s bold work needled dictators, dies at 74

By Jason Farago

In many of his canvases, Mr. Dias made use principally of red, white, and black, which gave them a violent graphic immediacy.

Christopher Gibbs, avatar of ‘Swinging London,’ dies at 80

By Sam Roberts

The erudite London antiques dealer and dandy introduced the raffish “distressed bohemian” style to interior design and helped start the Peacock Revolution in menswear.

Joël Robuchon, French chef who revolutionized haute cuisine, dies at 73

FILE-- Joël Robuchon at his restaurant L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon in the Meatpacking District in Manhattan, Oct. 23, 2017. Robuchon, who died on Aug. 6, 2018, at 73, came closer than anyone to mastering a formula for winning Michelin stars. (Sasha Maslov/The New York Times)

By William Grimes

Joël Robuchon was an endlessly inventive French chef who earned a record number of Michelin stars by recasting French haute cuisine in a personal style.


Jerry Remy says latest cancer diagnosis ‘hit me hard’

8Boston, MA - 8/20/2017 - Former Boston Red Sox and current NESN Broadcaster Jerry Remy honored during a pre-game Ceremony. The Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees in the third of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 21Red Sox-Yankees, LOID: 8.3.3472797547.

By Chad Finn

The NESN analyst was blindsided because his recent checkups had yielded good results.


Justin Thomas steps out of shadow, and into limelight

ST LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 08: Justin Thomas of the United States signs autographs during a practice round prior to the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club on August 8, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

By Doug Ferguson

Once known as “Jordan Spieth’s buddy,” Thomas begins play Thursday as a favorite to defend his PGA Championship.

Celtics will open 2018-19 season at home vs. 76ers, and other schedule notes

Boston, MA: 5-3-18: The Celtics Jayson Tatum hangs around the rim after his slam dunk on a nice feed from teamamte Terry Rozier III brought the crowd out of their seats and gave Boston a 103-97 lead, on their way to a 108-103 victory. Marcus Morris howls at left. The Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers in Game Two of their NBA Eastern Conference Semi Final playoff series at the TD Garden. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Adam Himmelsbach

Boston’s first game of the new season will be on Oct. 16.