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Pfizer seeks US approval of vaccine to be permanent

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Mass. will soon have over 4 million residents who've gotten at least one dose of the vaccine. So what does that mean? -- The state will soon cross the threshold of having more than 4 million residents with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. But just how important is that benchmark?

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The outdoor mask mandate has been loosened. So why is everyone still wearing them? -- Fear of looking like a Trump supporter. Confused about the new rule. Clinging to our security blankets. Masks, we can't quit you.

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881 confirmed cases, 5 deaths, and 93,199 vaccinations: See today's new COVID-19 data from Mass. The state said 19,784 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 459 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.

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Charts: Mass. continues to make progress in the battle against the coronavirus

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Is the latest summer camp COVID-19 guidance too strict? Some experts think so

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Here's what we know — and do not know — about the death of Mikayla Miller -- The death of Mikayla Miller, a 16-year-old in Hopkinton, has fueled outrage and skepticism over authorities' responses.

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Mikayla Miller remembered as a 'bright and shining star' at Hopkinton vigil

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In a crowded, diverse mayoral field, where does Marty Walsh's base go? -- Walsh's departure not only triggered a crowded scramble in this year's mayor's race but also presented a question that no single candidate has yet to answer: who gets the Dorchester Democrat's base?

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'I miss you': JFK's intimate letters to Swedish mistress up for auction

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These were the most popular baby names in the US in 2020

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Grand jury indicts four ex-officers involved in George Floyd's death -- A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd's arrest and death, accusing them of violating the Black man's constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air.

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Taylor Hall dreamed of playing for the Bruins. Now, 11 years later, he's finally landed his shot. -- Wishing didn't work out then, but it has now. And it's coming at the perfect moment for Boston and the rejuvenated former MVP, who is preparing for his third postseason run.

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Rob Gronkowski returns to Boston, donates $1.2 million for playground renovation -- Former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was back in town Friday afternoon.

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Love Letters - She wants an open marriage, but she's worried things won't work out well - Her husband said she could sleep with someone else. What could go wrong?

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Blind date: 'I went into it thinking I would have a nice conversation with someone'

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Scott Harshbarger and Lauren Stiller Rikleen - Only 'Big Truth' can defeat Trump and the GOP's 'Big Lie' Arizona is developing the model for the future: Create chaos through a biased recount, then solve the problem you created by passing new laws to suppress the right to vote.

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Denise Garlick and Carole Fiola -- David Almond's death is horrifying. The state must protect other children in its care from the same fate.

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IDEAS | STEPHEN KINZER -- The remarkable transformation of Germany's Green Party

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RENÉE GRAHAM -- I'm fully vaccinated. I'm still wearing a mask outdoors.

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Mass General Brigham's plan for surgical centers in suburbs stirs controversy - An ambitious expansion plan by Mass General Brigham for Westborough, Westwood, and Woburn has set off a fight about the future of outpatient health care in Massachusetts. Competitors worry that the already dominant health care provider could become even more powerful.

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RI NEWS -- Peregrine falcons on R.I.'s tallest building will hatch any time now. You can watch live -- The nest, with four eggs, sits at the top of the Superman Building in Providence, and the livestream offers a good view.

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Tom Brady snags new 77-foot yacht with an estimated price tag of $6 million -- Looks like the GOAT needs a bigger boat.

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KEVIN CULLEN -- Is a public official accountable for the behavior of their closest relatives? -- Like everything in life, that depends.

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Testimony ends in federal corruption case against former Fall River mayor -- Jasiel Correia's lawyers called only three witnesses and the judge instructed jurors that they should not be influenced by Correia's decision not to take the stand in his own defense.

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RI CRIME - Man dies after brief struggle with police in Providence, investigation underway - Video from body-worn cameras shows the incident from start to finish. Police and the attorney general's office are investigating the incident.

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Newly appointed superintendent for Holyoke Soldiers Home turns down job

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Changes in admission rules for Boston exam schools boosted diversity of accepted students

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gary washburn | on basketball - Complacent Celtics return to old habits in another loss to Bulls - The Celtics lacked urgency, effort, and focus in another disappointing loss on Friday.

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Former Red Sox pitcher Wade Miley throws no-hitter in Cleveland

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bulls 121, celtics 99 - Kemba Walker scores season-high 33 points but it wasn't enough, and other observations from Celtics loss at Bulls

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COVID-19 relief efforts for India gather steam; tech executive Jonathan Bush commits up to $500,000

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Baker administration kicks off new round of bidding for offshore wind contracts

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larry edelman - The jobs report is too bad to be true: The economy will be fine

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A disappointing jobs report shows rocky road for the recovery and Biden's efforts to push new spending

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Justice Department rule would aim to crack down on 'ghost guns'

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Mask mandate lifted at New Hampshire Statehouse

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Another Boston restaurant company is suing its insurer over losses incurred during the pandemic

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Watch: Boston Pops and Dropkick Murphys dedicate this sea shanty 'To Our Darlin' Mothers'

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Watch live: Baker holds press conference with Rob Gronkowski to announce renovation of Charles River playground

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How many coronavirus cases have been reported in Mass. schools? Check our map

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A BEAUTIFUL RESISTANCE - The AAPI History I Carry with Me - A Beautiful Resistance is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and AAPI joy, as told to Jeneé Osterheldt.

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Follow @abeautifulresistance on Instagram

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Known for its diversity, Fields Corner now must make room for development

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In tackling the pandemic, Chelsea finds new strength

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Brockton offers a gateway to a new generation

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See more from our business series 'On the Street': The changing face of Greater Boston neighborhoods

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PROJECT TAKEOUT | DEVRA FIRST -- Get takeout. It's your civic duty. -- Ordering dinner will help small local businesses survive the pandemic. But that's just the start.

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Boston Globe launches 'Fresh Start' initiative: People can apply to have past coverage about them reviewed - Similar to "right to forget" programs that have cropped up across the country, the undertaking is meant to address the lasting impact that stories about past embarrassments, mistakes, or minor crimes, forever online, can have on a person's life.

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Boston Globe Spotlight Report -- Boston's hospital chiefs moonlight on corporate boards at rates far beyond the national level -- Hospital chiefs and trustees defend this as boosting public-private partnerships, but critics say these board positions — some paying millions of dollars — raise troubling issues of conflict of interest and hospital priorities.

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BOOKS -- 'What Kind of Girl' author shares her story — and her book -- Caroline Kautsire came to the Boston area from Malawi when she was 17, and now she's donating her memoir to libraries across Massachusetts.

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Arnold Arboretum brings the blooms online for Lilac Sunday -- With no formal in-person program this year, alternatives include a digital photo exhibition and virtual lilac tour.

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Renée Loth -- Vaccine hesitancy, or obstinacy?

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EDITORIAL -- The world's largest democracy on life support

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Jonathan Davis and Shetal Shah -- State must close the loophole that permits unvaccinated children into schools

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SCOT LEHIGH -- Liz Cheney's challenge to the GOP: Choose the Constitution, not Donald Trump

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Steve Poftak -- The MBTA's shift to zero emissions for its bus lines is happening

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IDEAS -- The radical hope of Black motherhood

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We know a lot about Covid-19. Experts have many more questions -- More than two dozen virologists, epidemiologists, and others responded to STAT's question about what they still most wanted to know.

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Cement Head's last fight: He was denied parole six times — until he was about to become a Covid-19 statistic -- In lawyers' view, the Department of Correction was trying to make it seem like it had fewer Covid-19 deaths on its hands than it really did.

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Troubling podcast puts JAMA, the 'voice of medicine,' under fire for its mishandling of race -- Critics say editors have asked authors to scrub the term racism from their articles even as they publish others that include racist notions.

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Despite resistance, researchers investigate the possibility of a new mental health disorder -- Many researchers say the study of sluggish cognitive tempo, which is still in its early stages, can't yet support a formal diagnosis.

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Remaking Policy -- A teacher said he was destined for failure. Now he's a police chief with a PhD

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Remaking Policy -- Can police be taught to stop their own violence?

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Perspective -- Senator Elizabeth Warren on why we need universal child care

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Cooking -- Recipes: Goat cheese gives a tangy boost to omelets and more

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Gary Woodland among leading trio after second round at windy Wells Fargo; Phil Mickelson still in contention

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Kiké Hernández placed on injured list

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Some wrestling schools going outside the box to host meets during pandemic-delayed spring season

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Bridgewater state university student charged with abusing children held, awaiting dangerousness hearing

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Citing First Step Act, judge tosses life sentence for man who built bomb that killed Boston police officer in 1991

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Norfolk school bus driver arrested for carrying handgun on a bus of middle schoolers

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Trump Justice Department secretly obtained Washington Post reporters' phone records

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Man charged in Minnesota bank hostage case

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Talks 'intensify' on bringing US back to Iran nuclear deal

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Super Thursday: Britons vote in a bumper crop of elections

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In surprise, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms won't seek a second term

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We read Elizabeth Warren's new book. Here are three things we learned, and two questions we still have

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Florida governor signs voting restrictions into law, making the state the latest to add hurdles to voting

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Talaris completes $150 million IPO as it goes after organ-transplant drugs

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Participants in Chelsea's guaranteed income experiment are mostly spending at food stores, restaurants

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TripAdvisor removes review of Auschwitz Museum after initially saying it complied with guidelines

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Jane Goodall on the pandemic's wake-up call: 'We need a new relationship with the natural world'

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Should I date one of my best friends?

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Mom jeans make a comeback — to the chagrin of actual moms

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Massachusetts sets marijuana sales records around 4/20 holiday

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At federal corruption trial, marijuana vendor details alleged bribe to former Fall River mayor

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'We feel like the ugly stepchildren of cannabis': Mass. hemp farmers wait in a regulatory purgatory

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It's not too late to save the United States from another lost war

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Bankruptcy judges and Congress must close the Sackler loophole

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Venice Pizza returns to Dorchester, Comfort Kitchen pops up in Jamaica Plain, and Brasserie says bonjour to Harrison Avenue

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Belmont Center gets a tasty, efficient taqueria

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From circus performer to TV baker, his life is a juggling act

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A historic hotel reopens, 'Golden Girls' fans set sail, and a cooler cooler

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A Maine for all seasons

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Mining the magical and marvelous in 'The Rock Eaters'

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Joan Silber explores family secrets in new novel-in-stories

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Alison Bechdel on reading biographies and self-help books

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In 'Monster,' on Netflix: when matters of innocence and guilt get complicated

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In 'Wrath of Man,' Jason Statham works for an armored car company. Now there's trouble.

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See the complete lineups for the 2021 Provincetown and Nantucket film festivals

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'A Little Late with Lilly Singh' is drawing to a close

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Playing defense: 'Law & Order' creator Dick Wolf switches focus

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For Conan O'Brien, the end nears for a sometimes bumpy but long and creative ride in late night

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Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe are two Pistol Annies whose aim is true

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For mother-daughter violinists, Boston Pops concert is a pandemic high note

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Dionne Warwick knows the way to San Jose, and she's quite familiar with Twitter, too

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A Will and a way: Free Shakespeare is returning to the Common

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Student dancers and choreographers are in the spotlight during Dance Complex's May series

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At Merrimack Rep, a spring awakening followed by an upbeat fall forecast

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'No bolt fell on our audacious heads.' Concord Museum features women who blazed a path to today

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Should the state automatically expunge past marijuana misdemeanor and felony convictions from people's records?

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Timed to perfection: With restoration, Newton City Hall's 89-year-old clocks are ticking together again

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Holocaust survivor Yitzhak Arad, who led Yad Vashem memorial, dies at 94

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Sharon Pollock, playwright who explored Canada's identity, dies at 85

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Yale endowment chief David Swensen dies at 67

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