US attorney unnerves pot advocates, but those who know him say chill

Andrew Lelling was appointed last month the US attorney for Massachusetts and now finds himself in the middle of a controversy over marijuana laws in the state.

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Shirley Leung

Jolts at GE won’t leave Boston shuddering

Even if General Electric splits into smaller companies and moves out of Boston, the biggest casualty would be our ego, not our pocket books.

Bain & Co. founder Bill Bain dies at age 80

William Bain is best known for leaving Boston Consulting Group to start a rival firm in 1973 with a handful of BCG colleagues. He later helped propel the business career of former governor Mitt Romney.

// Teenager dies in sledding accident at Sunday River

The victim has been identified as 18-year-old David Kohlhase, a Portsmouth High School student who enjoyed basketball and fishing.

// For judge, these immigrants in US are like Jews fleeing Nazis

A federal judge in Boston likened a group of Indonesian Christians facing possible deportation by the Trump administration to Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis.

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// Maybe Mila Kunis should reconsider her Hasty Pudding invitation

Now more than ever, the show at Harvard, where men play men and men in drag play women, seems like a relic.

Tereza Lee.

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One of the first Dreamers fights for DACA

Tereza Lee. now a US citizen, grew up with a nightmare every day: the knowledge that she and her family could be discovered at any moment and sent away from the place that had become home.

// The vulgar term Trump reportedly used? One of its first recorded uses was in Mass.

A report that traces back the history of the word notes that perhaps the earliest recorded use of it in America happened — where else? — right here in Massachusetts.

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// How would you score on a cognitive test like the one Trump took?

President Trump did “exceedingly well” this week on a cognitive screening, used to detect early signs of memory loss and other neurologic functions.

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While recovering from multiple surgeries, one young boy finds strength in a new family.

Korey is now known as the “mayor” at the hospital where he spent much of his life, but he started as a patient with an infectious smile.

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Patriots leave the trash talking to someone else

The game isn’t until Sunday, but the Patriots have already won the war of words because they don’t engage.

The Season Ticket podcast

Host Chris Gasper welcomes sportswriter Peter King ahead of conference weekend in the NFL.

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Boston, MA 1-17-18: Montreal's Jonathan Drouin tries to slip the puck by Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask from in tight, th puck stayed out of the net, but Drouin did not, second period action. The Boston Bruins hosted the Montreal Canadiens in an NHL regular season hockey game at the TD Garden. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)


Bruins have little problem with Canadiens at TD Garden

David Pastrnak, Ryan Spooner, Brad Marchand, and David Krejci scored for Boston.

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Tom Brady bangs up right hand in handoff collision and may not practice Thursday

Brady, who canceled his media session Wednesday, had an X-ray, which was negative, and suffered a cut on the hand.

Boston, MA 12-27-17: Rene Rancourt is pictured as he does his famous post anthem singing routine. The Boston Bruins hosted the Ottawa Senators in a regular season NHL hockey game at the TD Garden. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)


Bruins anthem singer Rene Rancourt to retire

The Maine native, a Garden staple since 1975, will call it a career at the end of the season.

Items were left at a makeshift memorial for Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski outside Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash., Wednesday.

Drew Bledsoe says Washington State QB, who died in apparent suicide, was ‘a great friend and mentor to my son’

Tyler Hilinski died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. Drew Bledsoe was a quarterback at the school, and his son is a quarterback there now.

An Israeli holds a visual representation of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin, at the

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Mass. regulators take aggressive step against cryptocurrency offering

Secretary of State William Galvin contends that an initial coin offering amounted to an unregistered sale of securities.

Love Letters

// We have a toddler and live with my partner’s parents. I’ve had enough.

I pay the bills, he saves his money for a house. But we’re not getting anywhere.

Executive expresses ‘empathy and sadness’ over religious pamphlets sent to gay couple

A gay couple had ordered wedding programs from Lexington-based Vistaprint but instead received documents that left them feeling threatened.

// Duration, not dosage, is key in opioid problems, study finds

The danger of getting addicted to opioids after surgery might depend less on the amount of the pills than on the length of time you take them, Harvard Medical School found.


// Patriots player James Harrison posts picture of assault rifle on Instagram

The burly linebacker is a gun enthusiast.

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// White House staff cuts: Year Two

Which administration staffer will be next to go?


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Abdulkader Hayani put his daughter Ameenah to bed.

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// As opioid crisis grows, states opening Medicaid to alternative medicine

States across the country are expanding their programs to cover acupuncture, massage, and yoga.

Real Estate

Decades later, Modern Cape escape gets touches designer intended

“For all intents and purposes, this was not buildable land,” says architect Joy Cuming, standing in a house perched atop a bluff on a tiny lot overlooking Wellfleet Harbor and Cape Cod Bay beyond. Design New England tours.