Thousands expected in Boston protest

In a few hours, the Boston Common will be awash in pink hats, protest signs, and a sea of demonstrators.

From left: Zachary Steigerwald Schnall, Shelley Yen, Yordanos Eyoel, Sonya Khan, and Kim Whittaker.

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Meet the people behind the Boston Women’s March

The volunteers behind the Boston Women’s March come from different backgrounds, but they all share a desire to stand together for equality and dignity.

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You should avoid the Common, Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue area from mid-morning until mid-afternoon.

D.C. Women’s March shaping up to be a star-studded event

Celebrities including Janelle Monáe, Scarlett Johansson, and Ashley Judd are expected.

Donald Trump’s inauguration

President Donald Trump deliverd his inaugural address at the US Capitol.

Trump stresses unity mixed with dark imagery after being sworn in

President Donald Trump’s message included an unusually pessimistic view on a day that is often focused on the hopefulness for the future.

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His first executive order was aimed at his predecessor’s signature health care law.

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In the first minutes after Donald Trump’s swearing-in, the contradictory sides of the new president were on sharp display.

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The mysterious changes were quickly noticed by news organizations and people on social media.

Opinion | Randall L. Kennedy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/05736641.jpg A grudging admiration for Trump’s speech

His inaugural address should put everyone on notice that restraining — much less overcoming — him will be a daunting task.

Editorial

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President Trump presented grandiose promises but no details of what comes next.

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The common theme among protesters was the phrase “not my president.”

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Six police officers were injured in the chaos that extended across a swath of downtown Washington not far from the route of the Inaugural Parade.

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Allegations of plagiarism have dogged people close to Trump, but could his administration have kicked off its tenure by plagiarizing ... a cake?

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The alt-right leader was attacked on the street while giving an interview.

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The Interior Department was ordered Friday to shut down its official Twitter accounts -- indefinitely.

First lady Melania Trump, right, acknowledges supporters alongside President Donald Trump Friday night.

STYLE

Melania Trump wears ivory gown by Herve Pierre at inaugural balls

Earlier in the day, the incoming first lady wore a sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress by Ralph Lauren.

What our critics say

critic’s notebook

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An inauguration gives a president the chance to craft a new image. Trump seems to like his old image just fine.

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Opinion & Ideas

JOAN VENNOCHI

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Donald Trump’s inaugural address paid no heed to the 65.8 million Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/unbowed_tiled-11878.jpg As Obama departs, black youth question place in Trump’s America

As President Obama leaves office, a generation of black youth confront the paradox of his historic ascension and the start of the Trump era.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.

Investigations

The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

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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?

The story behind ‘Spotlight’

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“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.