Big insurers take a big hit in shakeup of public workers’ plans

Tufts Health Plan says some job cuts are “likely’’ after a state agency eliminated them from coverage options for tens of thousands of public workers.

Amazon said it now plans to “dive deeper” into finalist cities — studying their talent pools, potential sites, and other factors — before picking a winner later this year.

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State, city officials chat with Amazon about HQ2

The talk signals the start of a new, more intense phase of a process that began in September and will likely stretch on for months.

// Robert Mueller’s next step: Trying to interview Trump

The special counsel wants to talk to the president about the firings of James Comey and Michael Flynn.

// Convicted murderer’s family sees hope in new trial

John Feroli, sent to prison in 1986, asked for bail Tuesday in the run-up to his trial next month.

Demonstrators held illuminated signs during a rally supporting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program outside the US Capitol building last week.

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Democrats’ retreat puts Dreamers’ fate back in the hands of GOP

The government shutdown may have ended, but Congress and the White House have only 16 days to work out a complex immigration bill.

// 2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky high school shooting

One student said the accused shooter, a 15-year-old, “was determined” and “knew what he was doing.”

// A man tried to sneak $10,000 past Logan Airport agents by sewing cash into his pants. He failed

Customs agents seized more than $29,000 from a 51-year-old man who flew into Logan International Airport Thursday.

// Harvard graduate students make new bid to unionize

Events of the past year have made the need for cohesion among student workers more clear than ever, organizers say.

// Legislator proposes a 15% tax on revenues of daily fantasy sports companies

The 15 percent tax would be among the highest in the nation for the young industry.

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Korey is now known as the “mayor” at the hospital where he spent much of his life, but he started as a patient with an infectious smile.

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Gov. Charlie Baker delivering the State of the Commonwealth address in the house chamber of the State House.

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Baker targets Trump, without saying his name

The governor also used Tuesday’s speech to highlight his ability to work with a Democratic-dominated state legislature.

// Why do we call Massachusetts a ‘commonwealth’? Blame John Adams

Governor Baker gave the State of the Commonwealth speech Tuesday night. And inquiring minds are probably asking why the state is called that.

// Watch Governor Baker’s speech

Governor Charlie Baker delivered his third State of the Commonwealth speech Tuesday.

Lakers 108, Celtics 107

// Celtics stumble again; losing streak at 4

The Celtics will return to the Staples Center on Wednesday to play the Clippers.

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// Celtics can’t afford to lose this opportunity

Kyrie Irving continues to stress the learning experience that comes with losses.

Bruins 3, Devils 2

// Bruins run points streak to 17 games, but it was a grind

The Bruins rallied twice from deficits and slapped a 3-2 loss on the Devils at the Garden.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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With the Eagles, expect the unexpected

The QB’s injury takes some of the sizzle out of the Super Bowl, but the Eagles rebounded behind Nick Foles.

// Jay Feely says Gisele asked him to convince Tom Brady to retire

Gisele Bündchen reportedly asked Brady’s college teammate to help convince her husband to retire: “She was dead serious.”


// Mark Wahlberg prayed for the Eagles, but is picking the Patriots

The actor isn’t sure if he’ll go to the Super Bowl.

Lisa Davenport bottle fed calves on her family's dairy farm in Shelburne.

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The demise of a Massachusetts dairy farm

The farms are being thinned out by a combination of development pressures and complex economics.


How white is Oscar?

Since 2000, there have been 72 actors and actresses who won Academy Awards. Sixty are white.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Joe Sullivan and Scott Thurston talk about the outlook for Rob Gronkowski, and Tara Sullivan discusses her feature on NHL player Brian Boyle and his cancer battle.

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// Has Beacon Hill already botched the Rosenberg investigation?

Critical witnesses are backing away in the investigation of the former state Senate president.


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