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THE FINE PRINT -- Mass. judge rules that state's method of taking property for unpaid taxes is unconstitutional -- A ruling by a superior court judge is one more blow to a century-old practice in Massachusetts of municipalities taking the total value of a property even when only a small fraction of that amount is owed in taxes.

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David Pecker takes the stand as first witness in Trump's hush-money trial. Follow live updates.

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Emerson, MIT students in pro-Palestinian encampments say they're staying put -- The student demonstrations at Emerson College, MIT and Tufts University, which began Sunday night, come after the arrests of more than 100 students at a similar encampment at Columbia University last week.

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With homelessness on the rise, the Supreme Court will weigh bans on sleeping outdoors -- The Supreme Court will consider Monday whether banning homeless people from sleeping outside when shelter space is lacking amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

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Supreme Court will take up the legal fight over ghost guns, firearms without serial numbers

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Forecast | Dave Epstein -- Temps warming up after a frosty start. Here's what to expect the rest of the week. -- Plan on highs hitting the upper 50s Monday in New England as the atmosphere responds to the strong late April sunshine.

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Massachusetts leaders to talk climate change at the Vatican next month -- Pope Francis will preside over the Vatican summit. In a statement, Healey called the invitation to attend "an immense honor."

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With mortgage rates above 7 percent, here's what home buyers should know

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Jury selection in Karen Read trial resumes; four more jurors needed -- Sixteen jurors will ultimately be selected, with four designated as alternates.

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Tell us: How has the nature of childhood changed since you were a kid?

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CHAD FINN -- Are things truly different for the Celtics this year? How they respond to the Heat in Game 2 will be telling. -- When Boston let a 32-point lead get halved by Miami in the fourth quarter of Game 1, doubt had to start creeping in about the team's championship chances. The Celtics could help erase such thoughts by being less merciful.

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Massachusetts commits $1 billion to move thousands out of nursing homes in wake of lawsuit settlement -- The settlement could allow more than 2,000 people to leave nursing homes over the next eight years.

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maple leafs at bruins | 7 p.m. (ESPN, NESN) -- Bruins vs. Maple Leafs, Game 2 preview: All eyes are on net as we wait to see who will start -- "Do you guys play Wordle?" he asked the media on Monday morning. "... The goalie tonight has two vowels in his first and last name."

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RENÉE GRAHAM - A former president, a New York courtroom, and a sad American spectacle - Unprecedented doesn't begin to describe the bizarre moment of seeing a former president stand trial — and it's only just begun.

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JEFF JACOBY -- The man who made conservatism fun

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IDEAS | LEE MCCOLGAN -- Breadth of a salesman

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Kenneth Roth -- A case can be made that Israel has genocidal intent

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David J. Simon -- Talk about genocide in Israel-Hamas conflict conceals as much as it reveals

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Drag-racing, wrong-way driving reported in Back Bay early Sunday morning -- Officers were called at 2:13 a.m. to the intersection of Dartmouth and Marlborough streets, where callers said about 40 people were gathered and 15 vehicles were driving back and forth in the wrong direction while others drag-raced, police said.

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MBTA warns Blue Line, commuter rail riders to brace for longer commutes this week -- The MBTA is warning riders on the Blue Line and commuter rails to the North Shore and Haverhill to be prepared for delays and a longer commute this week, as crews work on track repairs.

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Bruins -- Jim Montgomery, Bruins still 'contemplating' Game 2 starter in net -- Jeremy Swayman has won his last five games against Toronto, sporting a .963 save percentage over that stretch.

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high schools - Terrence Clarke died three years ago. A tidal wave of elite Mass. basketball players are keeping his memory alive. The 19-year-old basketball celebrity from Boston was killed in a car crash in California while preparing for the 2021 NBA draft.

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All 11 Brandeis women's basketball players will leave if coach does not resign, letter says -- Carol Simon, at Brandeis since 1987, was on paid administrative leave this past season. One sophomore player wrote, "I have had literal nightmares about showing up to practice with Carol suddenly our coach again."

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Anxieties about Middle East conflict hover over Passover celebrations -- Some Jews across Massachusetts worry this year's celebration may be marred by a war in the Middle East that shows little sign of slowing down.

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For Donald Trump, COVID has become a four-letter word -- The deadly pandemic encompassed a little more than a fifth of Trump's presidency, but you'd never know it from listening to him on the 2024 campaign trail.

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'Challengers' stars say Boston Marathon, city commute inspired them while filming new movie with Zendaya

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Not your average DIY: Flower crowns, moss art, and liquid pour painting

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Follow-up to 'The Office' reportedly in the works

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Jesse Eisenberg and Riley Keough wear the fur in 'Sasquatch Sunset'

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Lost in a World of Words -- Learning to read is the greatest gift a school can give a child. And yet, in Massachusetts, outmoded teaching methods leave thousands of students struggling to gain this critical skill.

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Beyond the Gilded Gate -- People in and around Boston are being challenged, in ways never before, to address the region's unprecedented housing crisis.

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Nightmare in Mission Hill -- The story of how a murder in Mission Hill — the Carol Stuart shooting — terrorized and wounded a community of innocent people.

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Boston doesn't work if the T doesn't work -- With the MBTA engulfed by issues, everyday riders are feeling the pain.

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EDITORIAL -- With the college-age population shrinking, some schools won't survive. There's a right way for them to close.

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IDEAS | WILLIAM KUHN -- Lord Byron: Mad, bad, and, now, essential to know

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IDEAS -- Blueprints for a new downtown Boston

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CELTICS -- Takedown of Jayson Tatum in Game 1 was just a bump in the road on the way to Celtics' win -- The Celtics expect physicality from Miami in this series, so they mostly just shrugged off Tatum's collision with Caleb Martin.

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Pat Maroon's postseason debut with Bruins shows why he's built for playoff hockey

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Here's the schedule for the Celtics' first-round playoff series vs. the Heat; times for first three games set

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WNBA commissioner on league's newfound popularity and what's next: 'We have household names coming in'

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bold types - Quiroga sets broader mission for Boston-based housing nonprofit - Bold Types is our weekly roundup of movers and shakers on Boston's business scene.

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Your Week Ahead -- Five things to do around Boston, April 22-28

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Dinner with Cupid -- Blind date: 'She does West Coast swing; I do Lindy Hop, the other big swing style in Boston'

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Globe Magazine -- The 36 Top Spots to Live in Greater Boston in 2024

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Key takeaways from Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on '60 Minutes'

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Judge rules Adam Montgomery cannot skip sentencing for Harmony's murder

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These Red Sox lineups are tough to watch, and other thoughts

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Revolution's ugly opening to MLS season rooted in lack of finishing skill

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Everything you need to know about the 2024 NFL Draft

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The Fed's hard line on inflation is hard luck for the housing market

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$500,000 for a parking spot? Inside the world of exclusive parking in Boston.

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Trump tried to 'corrupt' the 2016 election, prosecutor alleges as hush-money trial gets underway

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Who's who at Donald Trump's hush-money criminal trial

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Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass safe after suspect breaks into official residence, police say

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The town at the center of a Supreme Court battle over homelessness

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A Utah mountain town brings back an old idea: the one-room schoolhouse

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Israeli military intelligence chief resigns over his role in failing to prevent Oct. 7 attack

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Papua New Guinea leader takes offense after Biden implies his uncle was eaten by cannibals

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North Korea fires suspected short-range missiles into ocean in its latest weapons launch, Seoul says

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Imagining a Trump 2.0 foreign policy

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On the keenly felt loss of siblings

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Earth Day: How one grocery shopper takes steps to avoid 'pointless plastic'

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From a tiny island in Maine, he serves up fresh media gossip

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Enough already with the jokes. Chopped liver can be very good.

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Trying to find a cheap lunch downtown? Good luck.

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Recipe: Homemade chopped liver is delicious, but if you serve it, expect a joke or two

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We're all one overhead bin battle away from an in-flight meltdown. Yes, you too.

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A modern hotel with a historic pedigree: The Gardiner House offers a glimpse of Newport's glitterati

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For a small state, R.I. offers many great places to run. Here are a few favorites.

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'Dress Up' at the MFA explores how costumes we wear create the image of ourselves

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At the Venice Biennale, Jeffrey Gibson arrives on a global stage

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Mass MoCA to open Jeffrey Gibson installation this fall

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Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about the love of her life — and their unfinished love story with America

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Somerville poets celebrate art and community; Newburyport Literary Festival takes place April 27-28; and more

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Word nerd Jess Zafarris documents the darker side of language in 'Words from Hell'

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When the leading man is tall, dark, and hairy

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Stephen Colbert felt some trepidation as he transitioned to CBS's late-night show

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Jonathan Knight helps historic New England homes find the right stuff on 'Farmhouse Fixer'

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Mary J. Blige, Cher, Ozzy Osbourne, A Tribe Called Quest and Foreigner get into Rock Hall

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At BSO, Icelandic 'energy' and Hahn's return

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Comic Matt Rife is thriving as a repeat offender

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At ArtsEmerson, 'Book of Mountains and Seas' renders epic tales with intimacy

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With 'The Birthday Party,' Praxis Stage makes a welcome return

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Centurion Foundation was the 'only viable' buyer for Roger Williams, Fatima hospitals, CEO says

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Agent Orange exposure damages the brain in ways similar to Alzheimer's disease, new study says

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R.I.'s largest hospital system may no longer take Cigna health insurance

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Roberta Karmel, first woman named to the SEC, dies at 86

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Terry Anderson, AP reporter abducted in Lebanon and held captive for years, has died

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Joyce Spector Mekelburg, second-to-last known survivor of Cocoanut Grove fire, dies at 100

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