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Somerville, Cambridge Plan To Deliver $75 Million With Hopes Of Advancing Green Line Project

May 5, 2016
An MBTA Green Line train enters Lechmere Station in Cambridge. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Somerville is expected to contribute $50 million in “new financial participation,” and Cambridge is projected to make a contribution valued at $25 million.

Analysis: Massachusetts Is Still Not Trump Country

May 5, 2016
Donald Trump (Mary Altaffer/AP)

Among Massachusetts voters, Donald Trump has a staggeringly high unfavorable rating.

400 Years After His Death, Remembering The Legacy Of Cervantes

May 5, 2016
A man dressed as the character of Don Quixote holds a flaming stick during a mock funeral for Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes, author of 'Don Quixote' to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death, in his birthplace of Alcala de Henares, Spain, Friday April 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul White)

What’s the legacy of Miguel de Cervantes and his classic “Don Quixote” in our modern society?

Lead Exposure Possible At Some Boston Public Schools

May 5, 2016
Old pipes, like these from Galesburg, Ill. have lead to tainted water in Mass. (Seth Perlman/AP)

Two Boston Public School employees are on administrative leave as officials work to figure why some school water fountains were activated before water testing was finished.

Mass. High Court Weighs Whether Drivers Can Call A Lawyer Before Taking A Breathalyzer Test

May 5, 2016
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Under Massachusetts law, if a driver fails a breathalyzer test, that’s conclusive evidence of drunk driving.

‘The Body Politic’ — Ovid Meets Contemporary Issues In A New Opera From Juventas

May 5, 2016
Countertenor Rudy Giron as Iphis in 'The Body Politic'. (Courtesy Scott Bump)

The new opera tells the personal story of a transgender man who moves to the United States from Afghanistan, a modern retelling of a story from Ovid’s “Metamorphoses.”

Boston Students May Have Been Exposed To Lead In Water

May 5, 2016
A sign warns people not to drink water contaminated with lead from a fountain in Flint, Mich. But Flint isn't the only place concerned about its water. Four schools in Boston believe a miscommunication may have led to students being exposed to lead-tainted water. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Officials say students at four Boston public schools may have been exposed to lead-tainted water from drinking fountains that were mistakenly turned on too soon.

WBUR’s Morning Edition Podcast: May 5, 2016

May 5, 2016

A podcast of what local features aired today on WBUR’s Morning Edition.

Mass. High Court Hears Arguments For 4th Trial Of Boston Man Convicted In 1993 Cop Killing

May 5, 2016
Sean Ellis enters a Suffolk Superior Court courtroom for his bail hearing May 12, 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The state’s high court is reviewing a ruling that would put Sean Ellis on trial again for the murder of Detective John Mulligan.

Forecast: More Of The Same Raw Cold And Showers

May 5, 2016

It’s not that the showers are a huge problem — we need the rain badly (and could still use some more). But, it’s quite cold. 

Dover Moves Forward With Controversial 2.7-Mile-Long Bike Path

May 5, 2016
By a vote of 475 to 334, residents at Monday's town meeting approved giving the Board of Selectmen the authority to lease the land from the MBTA for 99 years for a controversial bike trail. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)

Dover has voted to allow for the creation of a bike path that has divided the town over concerns it would alter its rural character.

Kind World #25: For All To See

May 5, 2016
Caroline Reeves on her rooftop in Boston in 2016. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Ever dream about finding yourself naked in a crowd?

Freud Debates C.S. Lewis In His ‘Last Session’ At New Rep

May 5, 2016
Shelley Bolman and Joel Colodner in New Rep's "Freud's Last Session" (Courtesy Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures)

Freud and C.S. Lewis debate the existence of God as England is on the brink of World War II in Mark St. Germain’s “Freud’s Last Session.”

Baker Says He Still Will Not Vote For Donald Trump

May 4, 2016
Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker speaks to members of the media on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, after Donald Trump becomes the apparent Republican nominee. (Elise Amendola/AP)

“I sincerely doubt I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton either,” Gov. Charlie Baker told reporters on Wednesday.

Sports With Bill Littlefield: Deflategate, Sandoval And Athletes Getting Political

May 4, 2016
Former Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight spoke during a campaign stop for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in April. (Darron Cummings/AP)

We take a look at the athletes who are endorsing political figures, including Indiana legend, coach Bobby Knight.

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