Nestor Ramos

A movement or a moment? Parkland survivors face long road

The ascendance of the high school shooting activists has been heartening — but it has also been heartbreaking.

Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Florida state Capitol in Tallahassee.

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Fla. students rally at state capitol over gun control

The students entered a gun-friendly political climate in Tallahassee, where lawmakers have rebuffed gun restrictions for decades.

// Angry and scared, Mass. students join Florida survivors in gun control fight

A surge of high school and college students in New England are joining the Florida students’ cause, determined this time will be different.

Love Letters

// My ex won’t hear me when I say we aren’t getting back together

For fear of hurting him, I didn’t tell him I’m expecting a baby with my new boyfriend. Should I have?

Boston Red Sox fans react to runs scored during the fourth inning of Game 6 of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts October 30, 2013. (Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe)


Some friendly advice to J.D. Martinez on playing in Boston

Here are some dos and don’ts for the new guy on handling the media, dealing with fans, and other situations.

// Alan Branch on Malcolm Butler’s benching: ‘I didn’t know anything’

The Patriots defensive tackle said he was not clued in about Malcolm Butler’s status for Super Bowl LII.

Yotel in the Seaport District has opened its Sky Lounge Rooftop and Terrace amid the warm weather.

Here are some of the patios and rooftops open today — in celebration of the warm weather

Soak in the sights of our city by sipping on some of these rooftops and patios — some open only for Wednesday — before the cold weather returns.


// The story behind Natalie Portman’s ‘all-male nominees’ burn at the Golden Globes

The Harvard grad explained in an interview why she decided to make that comment.

// Hyperloop in Massachusetts? Not so fast

A state senator says he’s had informal discussions with Elon Musk’s Boring Company.

// I’ll take ‘Game Show Hosts Asked to Moderate a Debate’ for $200, Alex

“Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek has been invited to moderate a debate in the Pennsylvania governor’s race in October.


// Cape Cod mechanic at home on the mountain trails

Marstons Mills native Mike Trapp will compete in the parallel giant slalom this week.

Matt Pepin

// How many more medals can the US get?

The US stood at 16 medals at the conclusion of Wednesday’s action and is lagging behind its 2014 haul in Sochi of 28 medals.

Rachel G. Bowers

// The sweet science of ski wax

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to get skis ready for Team USA in Olympic competition.

Smoke and uncertainty in Andrew Station.

Seth Hardy

Windows break, smoke billows from Red Line train

No passengers reported injuries in the incident, which knocked out Red Line service nearby, but one passenger described a harrowing experience as the windows broke.

// After ‘infamous’ party, Framingham creates task force to tackle Airbnb rentals

Two hundred people turned up to a house rented through Airbnb for the gathering — and officials are worried it could happen again.

Ross Ferguson, of Hanover, combed Carson Beach with his metal detector on Wednesday.

Dave Epstein

It hit 70 degrees today — and it’s going to snow tomorrow

It’s pretty amazing how warm this is. Temperatures nearly 30 degrees above average is about as anomalous a pattern as you will ever see.

// Boston officials might expand parking meter rate hike program

The pilot program freed up space for residents and shoppers and reduced congestion. Will it be expanded?

Graham drew a big crowd at the Boston Garden when he spoke there on Jan. 17, 1950.

Billy Graham once said the devil should be run out of Boston

When the popular evangelist hosted a large gathering in Boston on New Year’s Eve in 1949, he didn’t mince his words: “I doubt that mankind will ever see the year 2000,” he said.

// Trump asks why Sessions isn’t investigating Democrats

President Donald Trump is questioning his own attorney general about why Democrats are not the subject of an investigation into Russian election interference.

Amalija and Viktor Knavs, parents of first lady Melania Trump, obtained green cards to reside permanently in the United States.

Melania Trump’s parents are legal permanent residents, raising questions on ‘chain migration’

The parents of first lady Melania Trump have become legal permanent residents of the United States and are close to obtaining their citizenship.

Michael A. Cohen

// Profiles in Spinelessness: Mitt Romney caves to Trump

Mitt Romney’s latest flip-flop speaks volumes about Republicans.

Dan Wasserman

// Mitt rejoins the Trump family

Some perspective for the once and future candidate.

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Understanding your home is the first step toward fixing it—and saving money

Now’s a good time to look into getting routine maintenance and learning what makes your house a home from the inside out.

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Actress and model Abbey Lee; below as a teenager.

Bethany Mollenkof for the Boston Globe

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.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Niall Ferguson

// Niall Ferguson: Hard to see America’s ‘success story’ in current bloody times

A new optimistic view of the world seems at odds with the carnage in the United States.


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Special reports


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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// CRISPR could end sickle cell, but will African-Americans enroll in studies?

The long history of unethical experimentation and mistreatment of black patients could make recruiting a tough sell.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Olympic celebrations

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