Brigham and Women’s offers buyouts to 1,600 workers

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The hospital is being squeezed as payments from insurers and the government are flattening while costs grow.

// Partners, Brigham and Women’s to pay $10m in research fraud case

The settlement resolves allegations that a stem cell research lab fraudulently obtained federal grant funding.

// Lansdowne Street to close on Red Sox game days

The move comes after attacks around the world in which terrorists drove cars or trucks into large groups of people.

Two US troops killed, one injured in Afghanistan

Two American service members were killed and another received a minor injury during a ground assault against ISIS fighters in Afghanistan, according to the US military.

Michael Flynn.

Flynn was warned not to accept foreign government payments

Ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was warned not to accept foreign government payments in 2014.

Aaron Hernandez

// Murder victim’s mother eyes Aaron Hernandez’s estate

The mother of murder victim Odin Lloyd is pursuing her wrongful death claim against his estate, which has no assets.

// James Patterson plans true crime book on Aaron Hernandez

Patterson said in a statement that he was ‘‘stunned’’ by Hernandez’s death and wanted to know ‘‘what went wrong.’’

The Trump presidency

// Congress aims for Friday vote on bill to avoid shutdown

Lawmakers are giving themselves a week extension on spending legislation to avoid a government shutdown.

// Industry hopes Trump will back off food labeling rules

The food industry is moving to capitalize on the administration’s anti-regulation agenda by seeking to revoke Obama-era rules.


// Frederick Weichel freed after more than three decades in prison

A South Boston man who served more than 30 years in prison for a 1980 murder was freed on $5,000 bail Thursday.

St. Louis man charged in 1988 Boston double murder

Boston police have arrested a Missouri man in connection with a 1988 double murder in Roxbury.

PORTSMOUTH, NH - APRIL 10: Scott Brown formally announces his candidacy for U.S. Senate April 10, 2014 at Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Brown, a former U.S. Senator in Massachusetts, recently moved to New Hampshire, and will look to take on incumbent U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen. Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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Yvonne Abraham

Well played, future Ambassador Scott Brown

For a while there, it looked like you had no idea what you were doing, politics-wise. But really, it was we who were clueless.

// John Kerry is switching islands

Could a Nantucket guy ever really be happy on Martha’s Vineyard?

// Fox’s Jesse Watters denies his Ivanka Trump comment was lewd

Jesse Watters, the Bill O’Reilly protégé, made a comment Tuesday that critics saw as a lewd joke directed at Ivanka Trump.

Globe Magazine

Miss Conduct

// After being laid off, is it OK to skip the office farewell?

A downsized worker wants to bypass the obligatory goodbye party. Plus, what to say when you’ve heard that story before.


// He caused their loved one’s death, but they bought plane tickets for his daughter

Family members of a man whose death was caused by Arkansas condemned killer Kenneth Williams said they’ve forgiven him.

// Berkeley police prep for clash with or without Ann Coulter visit

Ann Coulter said she had to cancel her Berkeley event amid concerns of violence but might “swing by to say hello.”

FILE - In this Thursday, June 2, 2016 file photo, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz delivers remarks in New York. United Airlines said Friday, April 21, 2017, that its CEO Munoz won't add the title of chairman in 2018 as planned, as fallout continues from the violent removal of a passenger from a plane this month. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

United on dragged passenger: ‘many things went wrong’

United Airlines admits several mistakes were made before, during, and after a man was violently dragged off a flight.


Chad Finn

// Let’s not overlook the contributions of Avery Bradley

The Celtics would not have been in position to take control in the fourth if Bradley hadn’t kept them in the game in the first half.

2017 NFL Draft

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09: Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers looks to pass during the first half against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Best prediction for this year’s NFL Draft: uncertainty

The wild cards at quarterback are just one element of this draft that makes it unpredictable.

// A guide to the 2017 NFL Draft

Everything you need to know about the three-day draft that starts Thursday night in Philadelphia.

Trump Today

// Changing his mind on the NAFTA ‘disaster’

Welcome to Trump Today, a one-stop entry point for the latest news on the 45th president of the United States.

Opinion & Ideas


// Rumors distract from Aaron Hernandez inquiry

Bringing some clarity to what the state knows about the rumors about Hernandez would help clear the way to focus on what really matters in the investigation of his death.

Special reports

Summer of ‘67

// The summer that changed Boston

The nation was splintering, and Boston wasn’t immune. But something was happening here.


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Address: Spring House Hunt

// Advice on taking real estate photos from a Pulitzer-winning photographer

In America, everyone who has a cellphone thinks they are a professional photographer. They are not.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// Zika in Brazil: one disease, two very different lives

As Brazil’s Zika babies grow up, families and medical professionals have been charting their progress.


Love Letters

I don’t think I love her

She’s great to me, my kids, my family, and everyone loves her. I have yet to express love to her though. I expressed it in past relationships, but not this one. I don’t know what it is.