Suffolk DA Dan Conley won’t seek reelection

Daniel Conley, a former Boston city councilor, has had a decorated tenure as the top state prosecutor for Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop.

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Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley will not seek reelection in November, vacating the high-profile job he’s held since 2002.

// Trump directs Justice Department to ban bump stocks after Las Vegas massacre

President Trump’s move came after the Las Vegas massacre in October in which a bump stock was used.

// Attorney linked to former Trump campaign official pleads guilty to lying

The charge stems from a part of the special counsel’s investigation into Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chair, and Rick Gates, a former campaign aide.



Post-Columbine teens take the lead with #NeverAgain

The post-Columbine generation is now doing the hard work that lawmakers, and those who elected them, will not.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez spoke at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday.

Five very visible ways Florida students have spoken out after last week’s shooting

Survivors of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., have called on legislators — and even the president — to usher in change on gun laws.

// New poll finds 97 percent support gun background checks

Ninety-seven percent of respondents to the poll said they wanted universal background checks.

// Praising students, Markey says, ‘We’ve reached a turning point’ on guns

The Massachusetts Democrat said having kids as the advocates will make 2018 different for gun legislation.

// First female president of Wentworth Institute stepping down

Zorica Pantic announces she will retire from the Fenway university in 2019 after 14 years on the job.

// Healey, City of Boston appeal ruling to release mug shots

Attorney General Maura Healey and the City of Boston are appealing a ruling that law enforcement agencies in Massachusetts must provide mug shots and incident reports for public officials.

// Partners cuts about 100 jobs in favor of cheaper labor in India

The layoffs, which are happening over about a year, highlight the financial pressures facing the health care giant.

// Russia troll farm even zanier than indictment says, insiders say

Many of the more eye-popping accounts of the Internet Research Agency’s activities have come from former staff members.

These ingredients mimic what would go into an “America’s Harvest Box.”

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Why the Trump administration’s new SNAP proposal is hard to swallow

When half of benefits are spent on shelf-stable ingredients, the results don’t look much like dinner.

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// There will never be room for the middle class in Boston

The city’s soaring real estate costs, plus better schools in the suburbs, make it hard for ordinary folk to stick around.

// Where is the best rotisserie chicken in Boston?

Sure they smell good, but that seductive part is often unrelated to taste. So we lined up birds from area chains to find the best-tasting.

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// ‘I just want it to stop’: Women get sex toys in packages they didn’t order

First it was a bra. Then more intimate items. Amazon is making unwanted deliveries. For some, they won’t stop.

// Boston breaks warmth record, reaches 70 degrees

Boston reached a record-breaking high of 69 degrees before rising further to 70 degrees Tuesday — mere days after seeing several inches of snow.

Kevin Cullen

// Why it’s so hard to have that conversation about race

If you take two recent examples — one local, one national — you will see the reason we need to have this talk.

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// How science fixed my wandering mind

Could a stint in a Boston lab change my brain? I was willing to find out.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada.

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At least we can pretend Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are a couple

The ice dancing gold medalists aren’t a romantic pair, they say, much to the disappointment of everyone who has ever watched them skate.

// How a skier with no tricks made it to the Olympics

Elizabeth Swaney’s path to PyeongChang is a master class in finessing the Olympic qualifying system.

Ground Game

// How long will the Trump-Romney peace last?

On Monday, the president endorsed Mitt Romney’s Senate candidacy in Utah. But the longtime acrimony between the two suggests it might be a short-lived alliance.

// Rhode Island marks 15 years since 100 killed in nightclub fire

Rhode Island is marking the 15th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others.

A display of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” at a London bookstore last month.


‘Fire and Fury’ author Michael Wolff to headline Boston event

The controversial book has topped The New York Times best sellers list since Jan. 5.

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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// Defendants’ rights at risk in fentanyl fears

A few incidents with first responders have triggered overly cautious policy in Massachusetts courtrooms.


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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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// The virus hunter: How C.J. Peters learned how to bend the rules

A legendary scientist reflects on why he became so successful: He got out of the office — and away from bosses.


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The Big Picture

South Korea Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies

The Olympic torch was finally lit, its flames licking the cold South Korea sky, a fitting and beautiful end to one of the greatest nights of pageantry the sports world has to offer.