President Trump addresses Congress

President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night.

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Trump challenged orthodoxy — for both parties

President Trump asked Democrats expand what is already the largest military in the world and approve tax cuts. But then he also championed paid family leave.

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// A look at Trump’s $500 billion child care plan

President Trump and daughter Ivanka’s proposals could bring great benefits to working families — if they can find a way to pay for them.


// Trump ducks responsibility for Yemen raid

Even in a moment defined by patriotism and pathos, President Trump still hid behind his generals.


// How are you going to pay for your plans, Mr. President?

The president floated an aggressive and costly agenda with no realistic notion of how to pay for it.

// Fact-checking the speech

How do claims made Tuesday night by President Trump stack up with the facts?

// Oprah for president?

Oprah Winfrey said before Donald Trump’s election she thought she didn’t have the needed experience. Now, she thinks differently.


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Golf decides it’s time to update the rule book

Many penalties would be eliminated if a major set of proposed changes are approved.


// What the 2016 Indians may tell us about the Red Sox offense this year

The decline in power need not drop the Red Sox from the ranks of the offensively elite.

Abuse scandal at Milton Academy was 30 years in the making

The school finally revealed that it employed an accused serial predator for 14 years.


// Bigger storms expected in the afternoon; tornado a possibility

Showers and thunderstorms are moving into the area from the west, but it may be just the prelude to bigger storms in the late afternoon and evening.

State Police worked the scene of a fatal pedestrian crash on I-93 north in Dorchester Wednesday morning.

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Pedestrian struck, killed on Southeast Expressway

At its peak, the closure created a 20-mile backup on the South Shore, pushing traffic back onto Routes 3 and 24.

// Investigators probing cause of Methuen plane crash

The crash of the single engine plane claimed the life of its pilot, former Newburyport Mayor Alan Lavender.

// Map: 10 of the busiest spots for bikes in Boston

The busiest spot in the city was the area around a Back Bay intersection, near Mass. Avenue and Beacon Street.

// State asks for bids in $2 million North-South rail link study

The one-mile rail link has the backing of such names as Congressman Seth Moulton, and Governors Michael Dukakis and Bill Weld.

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// You’ve never heard of the rapper Token? You will.

At just 18, Marblehead’s Ben Goldberg is touring Europe, hanging out with Mark Wahlberg, and cementing his status as hip-hop’s next big star.

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A hybrid of the familiar chair lift and exotic gondola, the Chondola adds a new level of adventure to winter.

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Trump Today

// Trump Today: Meeting with Congressional leaders

Trump was quiet on Twitter Wednesday morning. Is he cutting back on his angry tweetstorms?

• Schedule: Where the president is today

• News: A look at what happened yesterday

• Social media: What Trump has been tweeting

Opinion & Ideas


// Scrap the NEA, and America’s arts scene will thrive

Private donors donated $17 billion to support the arts last year. By comparison, the federal arts endowment is a pointless speck.

Special reports

// The worst day in the history of Lake Winnipesaukee

On the morning of Feb. 11 — Derby Day in New Hampshire — everything looked postcard-perfect. But looks can be deceiving.


Spotlight Follow up

// Ex-teacher molested pupils, Milton Academy says

Officials at the prestigious school disclosed the sexual misconduct involving the former employees after a nine-month investigation.


// The Pap smear: groundbreaking, lifesaving — and obsolete?

A growing number of scientists say the Pap test may be past its prime.