Are we seeing a disconnect between Trump and his Cabinet?

World leaders are trying to unlock the puzzle of when to take Trump at his word and when to believe his surrogates.

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Tom Perez says he will repair Democratic Party

Perez, the newly elected Democratic national chairman, said Sunday he will unite the party and reach out to rural America.


The snowmobile ridden by Steven Weiss, who managed to make it to shore when his machine broke through the ice. The two friends with him drowned.

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Feb. 11 was Derby Day in N.H., and lake’s worst day

The morning of Feb. 11 was the beginning of the worst day in the history of Lake Winnipesaukee.

Rakesh Khurana, dean of the college.

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Harvard dean stands firm against ‘final clubs’

“What’s most important to underscore is that our commitment to a non-discriminatory experience is unwavering,” Rakesh Khurana said.

Starts & Stops

How much parking is too much parking in Greater Boston?

A study from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council showed that there may be too much parking in several cities close to Boston.

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Adam Purinton is charged with murder in the wake of Wednesday’s attack on two Indian immigrants.

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Should a town that doesn’t sell lottery tickets take in less lottery revenue?

Under the state’s current formula, towns with high per-capita lottery spending get less in aid than they paid in.

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Bill Paxton was a prolific actor who was in such films as “Aliens,” “Apollo 13,” “Titanic,” and “Twister,” as well as a number of television shows.

The Oscars | 8:30 p.m. (ABC)

Ashton Sanders in the 2016 film “Moonlight,” directed by Barry Jenkins.

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Oscars a ready platform for outrage

The last time the country was in this much of a mess when Oscar night rolled around was 49 years ago.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/24/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/RinaldiManchesterbythesea03.jpg What do they think about ‘Manchester by the Sea’ in Manchester-by-the-Sea?

The locals will be rooting for Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, and director Kenneth Lonergan to win on Sunday.

Among those attending the convention for nerds at the Hynes Convention Center on Saturday were (from left) Cecilia Lallmann of Detroit, Hwayoun Kang of Boston, and Erin King of Cambridge.

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Nerd Nation calculates that it has arrived

More than 3,300 nerds came to Boston to celebrate their eccentricities.

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The essential travel apps for your next adventure

Make sure you have these 10 travel apps on your phone for your next trip.


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Opinion & Ideas


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/23/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Advance/Images/0226cellphone2.jpg Striking a blow for privacy at the airport

Imagine an airport customs agent scrolling through your cellphone’s camera roll. It shouldn’t happen.

Special reports

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How did 14-year-old Raeshawn Moody wind up becoming among the youngest to face a murder charge in Boston?


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One Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model. Why can’t Mass. do the same?

Real Estate

What is it really like to live in Manchester-by-the-Sea?

The quaint, quiet coastal town of Manchester-by-the-Sea is a well-kept secret no more, thanks to the recent Hollywood film that takes its name from the place.