Will lawmakers gut key parts of marijuana law?

Public comments from Senate President Stanley Rosenberg about potential changes are setting off alarm bells among backers.

Russell Yates, whose wife Elaine and two daughters went missing in 1985, speaks in the doorway of his home Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Warwick, R.I. Elaine Yates, living under the name Leina Waldberg in Houston, was arrested Monday, charged with taking the children. She faces arraignment on a fugitive charge Wednesday in Rhode Island. (Glenn Osmundson/Providence Journal via AP)

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Woman faces charges for fleeing R.I. with children 31 years ago

The woman was located in Texas and authorities say her 30-something daughters are now both free to contact their father.

// Revere man allegedly posed as Justin Bieber to solicit child porn

A 24-year-old man allegedly solicited nude photos of a 9-year-old girl while posing as the pop star.

Mayor Walsh's 'State of the City'

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his third State of the City address at Symphony Hall.

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In State of City speech, Walsh vows to fight “for our values”

As he prepares for his re-election effort, Mayor Martin Walsh highlighted his record on public education, the arts, and other areas.

Local politics

// Could lobbying rules have saved Boston from ill-fated Grand Prix?

The assertion came during a long-promised City Council hearing about Mayor Walsh’s push to regulate municipal lobbyists.

// Baker wants penalty for employers that don’t offer insurance

The governor plans to propose a fee of $2,000 per worker for companies that don’t offer health insurance.


// Cash is so 2007. Can the state lottery adapt?

State Treasurer Deb Golberg’s proposal to move the lottery into the digital age is sensible — if done with care.

// George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston, media reports

Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized but the 92-year-old is ‘‘fine’’ and expected to go home in a few days.

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The transition: Obama to Trump

President Clinton with Michael Jackson and Stevie Nicks at Clinton’s first inaugural gala in 1993.

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Since FDR, inaugurations were star-studded events — until now

From Mickey Rooney (Roosevelt) to Tony Bennett (Nixon) to Beyoncé (Obama) — entertainers have lent glitz to inaugural festivities.

// Kennedy stands by decision to attend Trump’s inauguration

“So, it’s not about the person, it is about the process and the celebration of our democracy, so I should be there,” Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III said.

// Senate grills education secretary pick Betsy DeVos on experience, family donations

In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged not to dismantle public education.

// N.H.’s Hassan questions DeVos’ knowledge of civil rights disabilities law for students

“With all due respect, it’s not about sensitivity, although that helps,’’ New Hampshire’s freshman Senator Maggie Hassan said.

// ‘Apprentice’ contestant files suit against Trump

A former reality show contestant who accused Donald Trump of unwanted advances has filed a defamation lawsuit against him.


Shirley Leung

// Trump’s inauguration is not the hottest ticket in Boston

This being the Democratic stronghold of Massachusetts, it can be hard finding anyone of prominence who wants to attend the inauguration.

FILE - In this March 16, 1948 file photo, Boston Red Sox Ted Williams weighs one of his new 36-ounce Hickory baseball bats in the clubhouse after morning workout at spring training in Sarasota, Fla. Fans can see hundreds of items once owned by Red Sox slugger Ted Williams at a preview of the first major auction of his sports, military and personal memorabilia during a public preview starting Wednesday, April 25, 2012, through Friday at Fenway Park. The auction will be Saturday and some of the proceeds will benefit The Jimmy Fund, the official Red Sox charity. (AP Photo)

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The day Ted Williams hit two for a couple of kids

Baseball is in Joe Anzivino’s blood, and he has a story about the greatest hitter who ever lived, Teddy Ballgame himself.

AFC Championship: Steelers at Patriots

// Antonio Brown of Steelers apologizes

Brown created a distraction for his team by streaming disparaging remarks by Steelers coach Mike Tomlin about the Patriots.


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// Cash is so 2007. Can the state lottery adapt?

State Treasurer Deb Golberg’s proposal to move the lottery into the digital age is sensible — if done with care.

Special reports

// As Obama departs, black youth question place in Trump’s America

Black youth in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Boston are confronting the paradox of President Obama’s historic ascension and the start of the Donald Trump era.

Life sciences

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The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

// The San Antonio solution

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’

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

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