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'Tanglewood' Comes to Boston Common on July 13
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'Tanglewood' Comes to Boston Common on July 13

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 21
On Friday, July 13, at 8 p.m., the Boston Symphony Orchestra presents its annual "Tanglewood In the City" event on the Boston Common-a live video presentation of a BSO concert at Tanglewood.

Netflix's Top Spokesman Fired over Use of Racial Term

Netflix's Top Spokesman Fired over Use of Racial Term

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 23
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he fired the company's top spokesman over use of the N-word.

Racist Tropes in Ramadan TV Satires Anger Black Arabs

Racist Tropes in Ramadan TV Satires Anger Black Arabs

NEWS | By Fay Abuelgasim And Aya Batrawy | Jun 23
In an attempt to capitalize on what's become a ratings bonanza for Arabic satellite channels during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, two comedies struck the wrong chord.

Nearly 400 People Used California Assisted Death Law in 2017

Nearly 400 People Used California Assisted Death Law in 2017

NEWS | By Don Thompson | Jun 23
California health officials reported Friday that 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in 2017, the first full year after a law made the option legal.

Lawsuits Challenge Efforts To Push Abstinence-Only On Teens

Lawsuits Challenge Efforts To Push Abstinence-Only On Teens

NEWS | By Nicholas K. Geranios | Jun 23
Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program.

Manafort Wants to Bar Mention of Links to Trump at Trial

Manafort Wants to Bar Mention of Links to Trump at Trial

NEWS | By Matthew Barakat | Jun 23
Attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort want a judge to bar any mention of Manafort's connections to the president at his Virginia trial.

First Lady's 'Don't Care' Jacket is a Gift to Memers Online

First Lady's 'Don't Care' Jacket is a Gift to Memers Online

NEWS | By Leanne Italie | Jun 23
Perhaps one day first lady Melania Trump will use her own words to illuminate her fashion "don't care" message.

Plans Unclear for Reuniting Separated Immigrant Children

Plans Unclear for Reuniting Separated Immigrant Children

NEWS | By Will Weissert, Amy Taxin And Colleen Long | Jun 23
Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, federal authorities Friday cast about for jail space to detain them together.

Justices Adopt Digital-Age Privacy Rules to Track Cellphones

Justices Adopt Digital-Age Privacy Rules to Track Cellphones

NEWS | By Mark Sherman | Jun 23
Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the digital age.

Trump Advises GOP: Quit Wasting Time On Immigration.

Trump Advises GOP: Quit Wasting Time On Immigration.

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro And Zeke Miller | Jun 23
Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump's backing the most - on their big immigration overhaul - he dashed off a presidential tweet saying they should quit wasting their time on it.

Trump Tries to Change Focus of Border Debate

Trump Tries to Change Focus of Border Debate

NEWS | By Jonathan Lemire And Darlene Superville | Jun 23
President Donald Trump tried to cast doubt Friday on wrenching tales of migrant children separated from their families at the border, dismissing "phony stories of sadness and grief."


News

Administration Seeks to Expand Immigrant Family Detention

Administration Seeks to Expand Immigrant Family Detention

NATIONAL | By Amy Taxin | Jun 23
The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border.


Entertainment

 Review :: The Wiz
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Review :: The Wiz

THEATRE | By Robert Nesti | Jun 20
This winning, chamber-scaled "The Wiz" has style to spare. If you have a chance and can get a ticket, catch before it closes on July 1.

UK Woman Alleges Sam Smith Fat-Shamed Her on Instagram

UK Woman Alleges Sam Smith Fat-Shamed Her on Instagram

CELEBRITIES | Jun 22
A British woman is accusing pop singer Sam Smith of fat-shamming her after he shared a video of her food on his Instagram.


Business

AP-NORC Poll: Americans Say No to Presidential Self-Pardons

AP-NORC Poll: Americans Say No to Presidential Self-Pardons

LEGAL | By Steve Peoples and Emily Swanson | Jun 22
Even in an era of deep political division, Democrats and Republicans agree presidents should not pardon themselves. And if the nation's chief executive ever does so, majorities of Americans in both parties believe Congress should impeach that president.


Technology

Lawsuit: Chicago Police Falsely ID Thousands as Gang Members

Lawsuit: Chicago Police Falsely ID Thousands as Gang Members

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Tarm | Jun 22
Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the Chicago Police Department relies on an error-plagued database that names up to 195,000 people as gang members, including many who have never been in a gang.


Cars

Automakers Improve Quality to Record Level in Annual Survey

Automakers Improve Quality to Record Level in Annual Survey

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Jun 22
A survey of new-vehicle buyers finds that car and truck quality hit a record high this year as automakers started to clear up bugs with infotainment systems.


Style

Melania Trump Dons 'I Really Don't Care, Do U?' Jacket

Melania Trump Dons 'I Really Don't Care, Do U?' Jacket

NATIONAL | By Leanne Italie and Darlene Superville | Jun 22
Melania Trump went to Texas to show she cared about migrant children. Her fashion choice carried a baffling counter-message.


Health/Fitness

New Evidence: Viruses May Play a Role in Alzheimer's

New Evidence: Viruses May Play a Role in Alzheimer's

HEALTH | Jun 22
Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer's, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study that promises to re-ignite some long-debated theories about what triggers the mind-robbing disease.


Travel

Inbound U.S. Flights Soon to Screen Powdered Substances

Inbound U.S. Flights Soon to Screen Powdered Substances

INTERNATIONAL | Jun 22
U.S. security officials will require more screening of powdered substances in carry-on bags on international flights headed to the United States starting June 30.


Nightlife

Garden Party @ Pier 84 :: June 18, 2018

Garden Party @ Pier 84 :: June 18, 2018

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jun 21
NYC's LGBTQ Center's Garden Party is a wonderful collection of restaurants and chefs that bring cheer to the city and help us all kick-off Pride week.