Trump campaign aide pleads guilty

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

// New allegation lobbed at Manafort over payments to European politicians

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

// Steward Health Care to move top executives to Dallas

The relocation comes after the hospital chain expanded significantly outside of Massachusetts.

// Mass. tipster warned Florida officials about school shooter

The Broward County sheriff’s office has not identified the person who called about Nikolas Cruz.

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// Arming teachers to prevent school shootings is insane

Putting more guns in schools will lead to more accidents and more deaths.

// Joe Kennedy III bashes GOP response to school shooting

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

Ground Game

// This is the golden age of political activism

The national conversation is dominated not just by the discussion of politics, but what people can do about it.

// Trump says Kelly will decide Kushner’s security clearance

President Trump says he’ll leave it to his chief of staff to decide whether Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will keep his interim security clearance.

The most off-script moments from President Trump’s CPAC speech

Trump replayed some of his greatest campaign hits during a freewheeling, sometimes angry speech to conservative activists.

// Boston-based SimpliSafe drops benefit for NRA members

The home security startup had faced criticism on social media from people who support stronger gun laws.

// Brookline voters may face tax hike proposals

The Select Board will vote next month whether to add the Proposition 2 1/2 override and debt exclusion questions to the May 8 ballot.

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From skiing and cycling to tubing and trekking, the Mt. Washington Valley is the place to go to make the most of winter.

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David Price is trying to move past all the negativity from last season.

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All he is saying is give Price a chance

In the ill-fated 2017 season, David Price said, he wasn’t himself, but he is feeling good and ready to give it his best this year.

// 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 today.

// 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.” 

// 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.

// Making his phone dumber was the smartest thing he ever did

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

// Artist examines how to unravel a Confederate flag

For Virginia-based artist Sonya Clark, the purpose of the work, titled “Unraveling,” is to deconstruct the symbol through conversation and community.

// So you want to be a grown-up?

The Tufts Library in Weymouth is offering eight how-to classes designed to ease young adults into full-scale adulthood.

// 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.

// Dozens of college basketball players were paid, according to papers in federal probe

A report by Yahoo! Sports detailed cash payments, loans, and expense money given to players and their relatives.


// 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.

Nancy Kerrigan skated with local kids at the Stoneham Ice Arena.


The day I tried to skate with Nancy Kerrigan in Stoneham

The figure-skating superstar made a public appearance at the Stoneham Arena on Thursday afternoon.

Actress and model Abbey Lee; below as a teenager.

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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

Opinion | Rebecca Nagle

// Only Native Americans can decide if Elizabeth Warren — or anyone else — is native

Native American people are the sole authority on who is and who is not native. Period.


// 2018 Winter Olympics

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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

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.

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.