Trump to detail opioid plan in N.H. visit today

President Trump is expected to visit the state he once referred to as a “drug-infested den” on Monday.

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State revenue chief hired friends, associates

Michael Heffernan has filled the revenue agency with Wellesley residents, business associates, and fellow golfers.

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Fact-checking Trump’s error-filled tweetstorm about the Mueller probe

President Trump made a number of inaccurate or misleading statements about the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

// Father killed while trying to save his two children from burning Springfield home, family says

A man ran back into the building when he realized his two small children — a son and daughter — were still inside, a family member said.

// Another explosion — this one activated by tripwire — injures 2 in Austin

Police say the device, which injured two people pushing or riding bicycles, showed “a different level of skill” than the package bombs used in the three prior attacks.

Everett man arrested in Boston, charged with rape

An Everett man who said he was a rideshare driver was arrested in Boston early Sunday and charged with rape, according to Boston police.

// State trooper accused of being drunk at work placed on leave

Authorities say the Mass. Police trooper was allegedly intoxicated when he arrived at the Devens barracks, and slurred his speech on the police radio.

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For many, the prospects of being able to buy a home in the Boston area are slim.

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Easing the sting of your first home purchase in Mass.

A new MassHousing program would cover the down payment on a property — up to 3 percent — for some first-time home buyers.

A man cleared snow off his roof in Sudbury last week.

Wednesday’s storm is looking more and more likely to strike

It’s looking increasingly likely that the weary region will get hit mid-week by yet another snowstorm.

// Here’s what we know about the potential snowstorm coming this week

Massachusetts has seen three nor’easters so far this month — and it might see a fourth fairly soon. Here’s a look at what forecasters are predicting.


// Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt record song to benefit March For Our Lives rally

The song, called “Found/Tonight,” includes music from “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen.”

// Interior secretary Zinke defends Japanese comment to congresswoman

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is defending his use of a Japanese greeting when responding to a question from a congresswoman of Japanese descent.

Tracey Rannals Bryan and her 11-year-old son Jack got the VIP treatment from the Brookline Police Department. After Jack underwent heart surgery at Boston Children's Hospital, he got to go on a special tour of the police station.

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Boy awaiting heart surgery gets a special ride

A Brookline police detective met an 11-year-old boy who was about to undergo heart surgery — and then something special happened.

// In wake of #MeToo, a growing interest in hiring and promoting female executives

As the #MeToo movement and public outcry about the treatment of women spreads, corporate America is slowly responding.

// Parents, fearful of deportation, make plans for their children

A coalition of lawyers and advocates have created a guide and legal documents to help immigrant families if mom or dad is detained or deported.

// Jim Carrey criticized for portrait believed to be Sarah Huckabee Sanders

The actor and comedian tweeted the painting with the caption: ‘‘This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked.”

// Amazon had trouble getting people to simply walk out of its cashier-less store

“People would stop at the end on their first trip or two and ask, ‘Is it really OK if I just leave?’’’ said Gianna Puerini, vice president of Amazon Go.

// John Oliver takes on Pence — and his pet rabbit, Marlon Bundo

The late-night host announced a new children’s book revolving around Vice President Mike Pence’s pet rabbit falling in love with another male rabbit.

Munch Madness 2018: The top restaurants in Boston

A la March Madness, local restaurants are pitted against each other. Vote now to make sure your favorite place wins.

Debuting Love Letters: The Podcast

// A breakup: Is it an end, or is it a beginning?

In Season One, Meredith Goldstein explores this question through intimate stories of love and heartbreak and confessions from her own life.

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// Shopping the Two Americas

Malls are dying, but you know who’s building stores in America? Dollar Tree and Dollar General.

Modeling’s glamour hides web of abuse

The fashion industry is built on glamour and allure, but many models, especially the very young, know it for something else: sexual exploitation and abuse.


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// What will become of the man who helped build Theranos?

Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani is a virtual ghost — despite spending nearly seven years in the No. 2 position at the blood-testing startup.

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// Inside the ‘cult’ that catapulted conductor James Levine’s career

At the beginning of the maestro’s 50-year career, Levine ran what some young musicians considered a cult, allegedly making members take loyalty tests and engage in group sex.

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2018 Paralympic Winter Games

Scenes from the Paralympics taking place March 9-18 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 670 athletes with disabilities from around the world compete in 80 events in six different sports.


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