Civil rights group sues US to keep protections for immigrants

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice sued the Trump administration alleging discrimination against immigrants of color for ending TPS for Haiti and El Salvador.

// Armed sheriff’s deputy ‘never went in’ during Fla. school shooting

The only armed guard on campus during a deadly shooting at a Florida high school last week “never went in” to a building to try to take down the suspect, officials said.

Students held their hands in the air as they were evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.,after last week’s shooting that left 17 dead.

Kevin Cullen

If you see something, shoot something

I modestly propose that in addition to arming teachers, we should allow students to carry their own weapons.

// MIT to applicants: Being disciplined for protesting guns won’t affect admission

Some students who have been admitted to MIT’s Class of 2022 asked whether their acceptance would be rescinded. It won’t.

“You should be anxious and you should be frightened,” Wayne LaPierre told attendees of the Conservative Political Action Conference.

NRA chief warns of Democratic ‘saboteurs’

The speech sent a strong signal that the group has no intention of softening its stance on guns in the wake of last week’s shooting.

// City worker withdraws sexual harassment complaint against Felix G. Arroyo

In pulling her complaint, the woman indicated she would pursue civil action against Arroyo.

// State trooper placed on paid leave after internal affairs investigation

Leigha Genduso was a coconspirator in a massive drug case and just a few years later was serving as a state trooper.

// 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.

A package from Amazon on a UPS truck in New York.

The Fine Print | Sean P. Murphy

Amazon customers frustrated by company’s response

Two recent Globe stories about Amazon customers receiving packages they never ordered generated tremendous response from readers who have experienced the same thing.

// Medford residents angry at handling of ammunition magazine discovery at middle school

Anger was palpable at the Medford School Committee meeting Thursday night.

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Here’s where the winter fun is

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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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.

// Robert Mueller levels new charges against ex-Trump campaign associates Manafort and Gates

New charges were filed Thursday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner, ratcheting up the legal pressure on them as they prepare for a trial.

// Russian approval led to attack on US troops in Syria

A Russian oligarch believed to control the mercenaries who attacked US troops and their allies this month was in close touch with Kremlin and Syrian officials before and after the assault.

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// Galvin charges Electoral College lawsuit is ‘designed to benefit people like Donald Trump’

The suit was filed by former Massachusetts governor William F. Weld and two other plaintiffs.


// The Olympics showed why the United States simply can’t skate with the stars

After its weakest overall Olympic showing in two dozen years, US figure skating has an exceptional amount of catching up to do.


// US women hockey players undecided about 2022

Balancing the demands of the team with other parts of their lives is something these women must evaluate.

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Local Jewish teens help Houston rebuild from Hurricane Harvey

Forty teens are spending February school vacation week laying floors, painting walls and repairing ceilings in Houston.


// This chair will tell you when to move

Simon Hong’s robotic StandX is designed to prevent back pain instead of relieving it.

// Chevy Chase gets kicked after he confronts driver who cut him off

Police say the 74-year-old former ‘‘Saturday Night Live’’ star chased down the other driver after he was cut off in traffic and during the altercation was kicked in the shoulder.

// Harvard places Christian club on probation

Harvard administrators sanctioned the club for a year after it allegedly pressured a female student leader to resign because she was dating a woman.

90th Academy Awards

// Does the Academy make mistakes? Judging by these snubs, yes.

Here are six nominations (or eight, depending on how you count) worthy of Oscar consideration.

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.

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// Teamsters Local 25 and Charlie Baker are strange political bedfellows

By accepting the endorsement of Teamsters Local 25, Charlie Baker has effectively ended the union’s political ostracization.


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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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// Months after a harassment scandal, OrbiMed’s banking another billion

Its founder, Sam Isaly, remains a partner at the firm, despite being at the center of the controversy.

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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.

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This undated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Eric Scott Branch in custody. Florida is scheduled to execute Branch Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, for raping and killing a college students in 1993, so he could steal her car. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP)

Florida man screams, yells ‘murderers!’ as he’s put to death

As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled “murderers! murderers! murderers!” as he thrashed on a gurney as he was being put to death for the 1993 rape and slaying of a college student.


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Olympic celebrations

Capturing the moments when Olympic athletes celebrated a win or their performance at the PyeongChang Games.