‘This is a disappointing day,’ Ryan says

Rather than force a vote, as President Trump had demanded earlier in the week, and lose, Paul Ryan — with Trump’s acquiescence — decided to hit pause.

House Speaker Paul Ryan walked away from a podium after telling the news media that he pulled the health care overhaul bill on Friday.

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MassHealth can breathe a sigh of relief — for now

The failure of House Republicans to approve new health care legislation was met with relief in the commonwealth.

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The House speaker had guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle President Obama’s health care law.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/25/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/657448666.jpg Trump’s massive loss endangers his young presidency

He said that if he became president he would win so much, Americans would get tired of winning. So far he’s mostly losing.

Michael A. Cohen

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It’s awfully hard to take away government benefits from people once they’ve received them.

Newlyweds Anthony and Jaime Parchesky (formerly Jaime Mullin) held on to the wedding license that almost messed up their wedding plans.

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A missing wedding license couldn’t stop this Medway marriage

“I forgot to pick up the license,” Anthony Parchesky told his mother.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/22/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/kesner_mailman_nahant12.jpg When an older neighbor recedes from view, is calling the authorities moral — or meddling?

When Billerica police Officer Ivonne Osgood makes a well-being check, her first thought: “I hope they’re not dead.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/08/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/cmet3001C-620839-2201.jpg Suffolk registry workers describe racial hostility, sexual harassment

An investigation uncovered allegations that some longtime white court employees actively worked to “sabotage” diversity efforts.

An off-balance 3-pointer by Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker brought the TD Garden fans to their feet.

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Celtics 130, Suns 120

Phoenix’s Booker drops 70 on Celtics in loss

Phoenix’s 20-year-old guard Devin Booker scored a TD Garden-record 70 points in the loss.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/06/03/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/13wemobile.jpg New England Mobile Book Fair owner mulling options

Officials in neighboring towns pitched possible new locations for the bookstore.


Alleged ‘Incognito Bandit’ arrested before flight out of country

Albert Taderera, 36, is allegedly the masked man behind 16 bank robberies in the region, officials said.

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James Morales escaped after a guard failed to notice a bed sheet hidden in his winter coat and a crude, handmade cutting tool in his shoe.

Former day care worker pleads guilty in child rape case

Kyle Loughlin, 23, was sentenced to 7½ years behind bars for assaulting three toddlers at Bridgewater State University’s Children’s Center.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/hernandezbradleysplit1.jpg ‘U left me with one eye and a lot of head trauma’

Hundreds of text messages, sent between Aaron Hernandez and Alexander Bradley after Hernandez allegedly shot Bradley in the eye, read like a noir novel.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/12/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/The%20Icon3.JPG Boston officials push to allocate less parking for new apartment buildings

The effort is prompting pushback in parts of the city where the free parking space has long been held sacred.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/16/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/691761da32c7439f819b4f1506716b5e-691761da32c7439f819b4f1506716b5e-0.jpg ‘SNL’ cast member stands by ‘most racist city’ comment

The day before the Super Bowl, Michael Che said Boston is “the most racist city” he’s ever been to.

London attack

epa05868191 People stand by to look at flowers and Union jack flags placed on Parliament square by well-wishers in London, Britain, 24 March 2017. Well-wishers have flocked to the scene of the 22 March terror attack to pay their respects to those killed in the attack. Scotland Yard said on 24 March 2017 that police have made nine arrests in relation to the terror attack in the Westminster Palace grounds and on Westminster Bridge on 22 March 2017 leaving at least five people dead, including the attacker, and 29 people injured. EPA/ANDY RAIN

In London attack inquiry, police make ‘significant’ arrests

A police official said that nine people were in custody and being questioned as part of the investigation into the assailant.

Munch Madness

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/10/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/munch-madness-og-1.jpg See who made it to Round 3 of Munch Madness

One of these 16 restaurants will be named the winner in just a couple weeks. Vote now before Round 3 ends Saturday.

Opinion & Ideas


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/24/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0325ryancare.jpg As Trump stumbles on health care, GOP must redeem itself

The right approach on health care is to sit down with experts — and yes, Democrats — and come up with changes.


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Our weekly digest on buying, selling, and design, with expert advice and insider neighborhood knowledge.

Special reports

Special report | Part 1

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/bed-refugee.jpg Fleeing Syria for Trump’s America

The trip was over for these Syrian refugees. The family had been searching for a new home since fleeing their own in Aleppo in 2012, amid the bloody civil war in Syria. They had found one in Massachusetts. But uncertainty lay ahead: Tomorrow, Donald Trump would be sworn in.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/03/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/AFP_MB3WQ.jpg Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/24/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Pain%20documentary.jpg TV documentary on pain treatment funded by doctor with industry ties

The doctor has significant financial ties to pain medicine makers — a fact not disclosed in the program.

Real Estate

Recent home sales: North of Boston (March 24)

AMESBURY 173 Elm St. One-family Old Style, built in 1880, 1,693 square feet, 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, on 10,400-square-foot lot. $335,000 52 Whittier Meadows Drive #52 Condominium Townhouse, built in 1995, 1,612 square feet, 6 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. $300,000 26 Field St.