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McMaster out; John Bolton named new national security adviser

Posting on Twitter, the president said he was very thankful for McMaster’s service and praised his “outstanding job.”

// Congress OKs $1.3 trillion budget, averting another shutdown

Congress gave final approval to a $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now, but only after late obstacles skirted close to another shutdown.

// A case is dismissed, and the cloud that loomed over Walsh dissolves

It was an explosive case, a public corruption probe with the potential to undermine a new mayor’s political agenda.

// Here’s what you need for new driver’s licenses

Real ID licenses will be needed by late 2020 to board domestic flights and to enter federal buildings.

// China responds to Trump, may hike tariffs on US pork and other goods

China threatened retaliation, and Wall Street cringed, recording one of the biggest drops of Donald Trump’s presidency.

// Tale of the tape: President Trump vs. Joe Biden

Who would win in a match-up between the 45th president and the former vice president? Let’s look at the stats.

// Ex-playmate says Trump offered to pay her after sex

Former Playboy model Karen McDougal said Thursday that he hurt her feelings by offering her money after they were ‘‘intimate.’’

// Stormy Daniels beating Trump at his own game

The adult film star has rolled out a textbook negative media campaign against the master of media manipulation. And the worst for President Trump is yet to come.

// State bill would ease ways to register voters

The Massachusetts secretary of state is pushing legislation that would automatically register people to vote through the Registry of Motor Vehicles and MassHealth.

High school students Jonah Muniz and Victoria Massey will be taking part in the local March For Our Lives rally for stricter gun regulation.

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Energized and emboldened, teens lead the fight against gun violence

The country — including Boston — has a long history of activist movements with young people at the forefront.

// Four’easter turns into fake storm

The dud of a storm that dribbled through Boston on Thursday was supposed to arrive Wednesday with up to a foot of snow.

In electing Charlie Baker, we went for someone who would get the basics right.

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As problems pile up, is Charlie Baker holding up his end of the bargain?

When we elected the governor, we gave up on a bold vision for Massachusetts in return for a promise of good government. But has he delivered?

// Vice President Pence, in N.H., touts America’s economy

“The truth is, under the president’s leadership, growth is back, confidence is back, and I stand before you today to tell you, America is back,” Pence said.


// Here’s what Alan Dershowitz said when we asked if he’ll join Trump legal team

The former Harvard Law professor has been an outspoken supporter of some of the president’s legal positions.

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Patriots re-sign LaAdrian Waddle and Marquis Flowers

Waddle could become the replacement for Nate Solder at left tackle.

// Mile-high waterfall might have once connected eastern, western Mediterranean

The waterfall might have once connected the western and eastern Mediterranean Sea as it filled up after drying out 6 million years ago.


// Is a mass exodus from Facebook even possible?

Leaving feels like a betrayal of a whole system of emotional and cognitive reflexes we’ve spent a decade constructing. What lies on the other side?

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// How Meredith Goldstein became an advice columnist when her own love life was falling apart

An exclusive excerpt from Love Letters columnist Meredith Goldstein’s new memoir, “Can’t Help Myself.”

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// The Love Letters podcast: How to get over an ex

Is rebound sex empowering, or does it leave you feeling lonelier? Meredith Goldstein investigates.

Vote in round 2 of Munch Madness

The results are in from Round 1 of this year’s Munch Madness restaurant tournament bracket. Appropriately for New England, seafood dominated.

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// The dangerous game of Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos is likely to repeal President Obama’s policy designed to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline.

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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// In Boston, the anxious launch of a gene therapy with a record price

Luxturna is a gene therapy for a rare, inherited retina disease that carries a list price of $850,000.

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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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