Two more high-ranking officials at Massachusetts State Police retire

The retirements are the latest fallout from the controversy over how police handled the arrest of a judge’s daughter.

// Another lawsuit emerges in the Aaron Hernandez legal saga

Aaron Hernandez’s daughter’s mother has filed suit against the estates of three men whom the former Patriots tight end was accused of killing.

// ADL warns of white paramilitary group that wants a race war

In the past two years, the group has been posting fliers on college campuses, including one here in Boston.

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with lawmakers about trade policy in the Cabinet Room at the White House on Feb. 13. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

DOJ alerted White House 2 weeks ago about issues in Kushner’s clearance

A top Justice Department official alerted the White House two weeks ago that there were ongoing issues in Jared Kushner’s security clearance.

Eric Wu caught a 25-pound bass in the Charles River this week.

Eric and Albert Wu

All about that bass: Harvard students snag 25-pound fish in Charles River

“By the end I was kneeling on the ground, totally exhausted,” one of the brothers said of fighting to reel in the large striped bass.

// Boycott against NRA’s business partners claims wins

MetLife, Enterprise car rentals, and Boston home security startup SimpliSafe dropped NRA deals in face of criticism following Florida shooting.

// Caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect was ‘going to explode’

A woman warned the FBI that Nikolas Cruz had a growing collection of guns and she worried about him “getting into a school and just shooting the place up.”


// The lesson of the ‘Broward Coward’

A distinctly American notion holds that real men dispatch bad men with a pull of the trigger. But this is directly at odds with how real people behave.

// Joe Kennedy III bashes GOP response to school shooting

A day after Trump proposed arming some teachers, Kennedy was unequivocal in rejecting the idea.

Heat on Trump aides in Russia probe

Paul Manafort.

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Manafort faces allegation over payments to European politicians

Special counsel Rober Mueller accused Paul Manafort of secretly paying former European politicians to lobby on behalf of Ukraine.

Rick Gates left federal court Friday.

Susan Walsh/Associated press

Trump campaign aide pleads guilty, indicating cooperation

The plea by Rick Gates is a strong indication that he is planning to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

// Former Brookline officer settles racial discrimination complaint

Estifanos Zerai-Misgun will get a $180,000 settlement, and agrees to drop all grievances with the town.

Celtics 110, Pistons 98

// Celtics start in high gear with win over Pistons

Marcus Smart, in his first game after cutting his hand, had 12 points, 6 assists, and was plus-15

// After a third day, Red Sox still give no word on J.D. Martinez’s physical

Manager Alex Cora said, “I’m not concerned,” as he waits for the signing to become official.

// Twitter purged thousands of bot accounts - and so should you

On Tuesday night, the network flushed thousands of automated accounts – more commonly known as “bots.” 

// Making his phone dumber was his smartest decision

Realizing his phone usage had gotten out of control, a Globe reporter made the decision to go on a smartphone diet — with surprising results.

// From KFC, a 3-letter apology for its UK chicken crisis

The company rearranged the letters in its name in an advertisement, and if a vowel was missing, the meaning was clear.

Former president Barack Obama left the the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on Friday.

John Tlumacki

The first rule of seeing Barack Obama in Boston is don’t talk about seeing Barack Obama in Boston

There were some strict rules in place during the former president’s appearance at a sports analytics conference hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Friday.

// Several colleges in New England now cost $70,000 — or more

It’s well known that attending a private university in the Northeast is expensive. But the price tag has now risen above $70,000 at some schools.

Miss Conduct

// I’m 64. Is it fair to ask for a seat on the T?

I expect younger folks to gladly stand up on the T when someone older comes along.


// Jennifer Lawrence admits she dropped out of middle school in ‘60 Minutes’ interview

The Oscar winner told interviewer Bill Whitaker that she struggled in school and “never felt very smart.” But when she began acting, something changed.

// Canadian snowboarder Toutant wins Big Air

Sebastien Toutant scored a 174.25 in the final to give Team Canada its 11th gold of the Pyeongchang Games.

Actress and model Abbey Lee; below as a teenager.

Bethany Mollenkof for the Boston Globe

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.

Opinion & Ideas


// The promise of health care for Iraq veterans

A judge’s decision linking burn pit exposure to lung disease offers a glimmer of hope for better health care coverage for veterans of Iraq.


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Special reports


Parkland. Las Vegas. Sutherland Springs. Newtown. On and on: In America, mass shootings have become so familiar that they seem to follow the same sad script.

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// Opinion: Psychiatric advance directives can help us help our patients

After struggling to treat a patient who was mentally ill, a Cambridge Health Alliance doctor has come around to them.

Real Estate

Native plants: New England’s tested survivors

Working with native plants is one great way to ensure the plants in your garden will not contribute to the disastrous environmental and economic effects of invasive species.


// Play the crossword

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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Olympic celebrations

Capturing the moments when Olympic athletes celebrated a win or their performance at the PyeongChang Games.