Mueller’s office files new charge in Russia probe

Alex Van der Zwaan was charged with one count of making false statements to federal investigators and is expected to plead guilty.

Michael A. Cohen

// Donald Trump and Russia: the great enigma of our political moment

Trump’s refusal to acknowledge the legitimacy of the Russia investigation comes down to ego.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez spoke at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday.


Five very visible ways Florida students have spoken out after last week’s shooting

Survivors of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., have called on legislators — and even the president — to usher in change on gun laws.

// Boston breaks warmth record at 69 degrees

Boston broke a warmth record from 1930 as the city reached a balmy 69 degrees on Tuesday — mere days after seeing several inches of snow.

Marissa Rodriguez (left) and Ambar Ramirez visiedt a makeshift memorial setup in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Tuesday.

George and Amal Clooney donate $500,000 to students’ march against guns

The couple says they’re inspired by the ‘‘courage and eloquence’’ of the survivors-turned-activists from Stoneman Douglas High School.

Ground Game

// How long will the Trump-Romney peace last?

On Monday, the president endorsed Mitt Romney’s Senate candidacy in Utah. But the longtime acrimony between the two suggests it might be a short-lived alliance.

// Partners cuts about 100 jobs in favor of cheaper labor in India

The layoffs, which are happening over about a year, highlight the financial pressures facing the health care giant.

// Animal Rescue League frees trapped muskrat from chain-link fence

The semiaquatic rodent was stuck upside down in a chain-link fence in Needham.

Firefighters worked amid the charred ruins of The Station nightclub in 2003.

Rhode Island marks 15 years since 100 killed in nightclub fire

Rhode Island is marking the 15th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others.

The Boston Planning & Development Agency works with developers of buildlings like Pierce Boston to reserve some units for people who typically earn 70 percent to 100 percent of the area’s median income.

Perspective | Magazine

There will never be room for the middle class in Boston

The city’s soaring real estate costs, plus better schools in the suburbs, make it hard for ordinary folk to stick around.

// Where is the best rotisserie chicken in Boston?

Sure they smell good, but that seductive part is often unrelated to taste. So we lined up birds from area chains to find the best-tasting.

sean p. murphy | The fine print

// ‘I just want it to stop’: Women get sex toys in packages they didn’t order

First it was a bra. Then more intimate items. Amazon is making unwanted deliveries. For some, they won’t stop.

Kevin Cullen

// Why it’s so hard to have that conversation about race

If you take two recent examples — one local, one national — you will see the reason we need to have this talk.

Globe Magazine

// How science fixed my wandering mind

Could a stint in a Boston lab change my brain? I was willing to find out.

Stage REview

// ‘For Colored Girls’ has an enduring resonance

A new production at Hibernian Hall illustrates the continuing power of Ntozake Shange’s “choreopoem’’ about the lives of women of color.

Alex Speier

// How J.D. Martinez transformed an awkward swing into an elite one

The change in mechanics turned Martinez from a depth piece to one of baseball’s most dangerous sluggers.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada.

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At least we can pretend Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are a couple

The ice dancing gold medalists aren’t a romantic pair, they say, much to the disappointment of everyone who has ever watched them skate.

// How a skier with no tricks made it to the Olympics

Elizabeth Swaney’s path to PyeongChang is a master class in finessing the Olympic qualifying system.

// Patriots players knew ‘all week’ that Malcolm Butler wouldn’t start Super Bowl, Devin McCourty says

The mystery behind Bill Belichick’s controversial decision continues.


// Everything Celtics fans need to know to get caught up

When the Celtics get back in action Friday, there will be 23 games left before the playoffs begin.

//[1].jpg Hundreds of UK Kentucky Fried Chickens run out of, well, chicken

About 470 of the fried chicken chain’s 900 UK restaurants remained closed Tuesday because of a chicken shortage, according to KFC officials.

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


// Defendants’ rights at risk in fentanyl fears

A few incidents with first responders have triggered overly cautious policy in Massachusetts courtrooms.


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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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// The virus hunter: How C.J. Peters learned how to bend the rules

A legendary scientist reflects on why he became so successful: He got out of the office — and away from bosses.


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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

South Korea Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies

The Olympic torch was finally lit, its flames licking the cold South Korea sky, a fitting and beautiful end to one of the greatest nights of pageantry the sports world has to offer.