The Oscars

‘This is not a joke’: How the best picture debacle unfolded

Did the most shocking moment in Oscars history result from Warren Beatty being handed the wrong envelope?

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Looking behind the secretive process that usually avoids the bizarre gaffe that marred the award for best picture.

Actor Warren Beatty held the envelope containing what he thought was the name of the Best Picture winner at the Oscars, but it’s clearly labeled “Actress in a Leading Role.”

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PwC’s hard-won reputation under threat after Oscars flub

It’s been a cue for endless jokes around the world, but for the auditing firm that handles Oscar balloting, it’s anything but funny.

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Academy pushes the wrong envelope in best picture Oscars mixup

“La La Land” was first announced as the winner, but in an out-of-nowhere change-up in the ceremony’s final moments, things took a turn for the bizarre.

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Jordan Horowitz was just doing his job, accepting an Oscar for the film he produced, when an opportunity for greatness was thrust upon him.

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The best picture mix-up apparently wasn’t the only gaffe at Sunday night’s Academy Awards.

Sports

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Baseball players and coaches were asked for their most bizarre ideas for speeding up the game.

Politics

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President Donald Trump said in a meeting with governors that his administration will do all that it can to restore the authority of the states.

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The former president also defended the media’s role in keeping world leaders in check.

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President Trump's upcoming budget will propose a $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid.

Metro

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Neil Fingleton, who was 7-feet, 7-inches tall, played high school and college basketball in Worcester, and later appeared on TV and in films.

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The three-alarm fire broke out Saturday night spontaneously when rags and sawdust tossed together in a plastic bag heated up and ignited.

Unprecedented February tornado hits Western Mass.

It’s the first time a tornado has been reported in Massachusetts in February.

Just 25 percent of all public school teachers statewide were men last year.

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Mass. teaching force remains dominated by women

Last year, about 25 percent of all public school teachers statewide were men, down from about 32 percent in the early 1990s.

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Trump Today

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President Trump plans to sign a new refugee and immigration executive order today.

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Opinion & Ideas

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Special reports

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How did 14-year-old Raeshawn Moody wind up becoming among the youngest to face a murder charge in Boston?

Investigations

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One Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model. Why can’t Mass. do the same?

Real Estate

What is it really like to live in Manchester-by-the-Sea?

The quaint, quiet coastal town of Manchester-by-the-Sea is a well-kept secret no more, thanks to the recent Hollywood film that takes its name from the place.