Finger-pointing, and little else, happens on Day 1 of shutdown

Except for playing the blame game, Congress moved sluggishly through the first day of a federal shutdown Saturday.

// Democrats vow to block GOP plan to end shutdown

A vote on the measure could happen by 1 a.m. Monday, but any plan would need Democratic support.

// Tourist sites closed, flyover for Patriots game canceled

Attractions operated by the federal government closed Saturday after Congress failed to pass a budget bill, forcing a government shutdown.

// Public is upbeat on economy and critical of Trump, poll says

Americans are feeling the best about the economy in two decades, according to the ABC-Washington Post poll released Sunday.

From left: Tami Gouveia founded and led the Massachusetts chapter of the women’s march; Lucy Lyman, a 17-year-old, marched last year with her mother; Linda Sopheap Sou works for the Lowell Community Health Center; Lianna Kushi marched while pregnant with her daughter, Ella Kushi-Pouv; Nicole LaGuerre (standing, center) was a lead Massachusetts organizer of the March on Washington; Yvonne Spicer was elected mayor of Framingham; Stephanie Martins ran for City Council in Everett; and Sumbul Siddiqui became the first Muslim woman elected to the Cambridge City Council.

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What a year for women, but what’s changed?

2017 brought women a dizzying array of almost daily humiliations and vindications.

A women’s march and rally drew thousands to Cambridge Common on Saturday.

‘We have power. We have a voice. And we’re going to use it’

Thousands gathered in the Boston area and beyond on Saturday for women’s marches that sought to build on last year’s events.

// Warren’s claims about her ancestry still draw scrutiny

There’s a ghost haunting the US senator as she ramps up for this year’s reelection campaign and a possible 2020 presidential bid.

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// ‘It’s not an investigation to find out the truth’

Only one of four men who accused state Senator Stan Rosenberg’s husband of assault and harassment has spoken to investigators. The men fear retribution.

// In a rare move, O’Malley offers a rebuke of Pope Francis

The cardinal on Saturday issued a strongly worded statement criticizing the pontiff over comments he made to sex abuse survivors.

Starts & Stops

// Amazon may have given commuter rail to N.H. new breath of life

A study of a possible extension of the Lowell line to Manchester and Concord has a surprising new champion.

// Longmeadow tractor-trailer crash kills driver, injures three

A man who was driving a tractor-trailer filled with shampoo on I-91 Saturday was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Walsh aims to rein in short-term rental market

Boston’s mayor wants new rules to limit how frequently landlords can offer rentals through Airbnb and similar services.

AFC Championship | 3:05 p.m. (CBS)

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick at Thursday’s practice.


We’re the Evil Empire, and we don’t care

With Tom Brady . . . without Tom Brady . . . it doesn’t really matter. The Patriots will win.


// Patriots-Jaguars: What to watch for

This game hasn’t gotten as much attention as previous Patriots conference title games, thanks to Tom Brady’s hand injury.

UFC 220 at TD Garden

Stipe Miocic: ‘I’m the greatest heavyweight’

Miocic (12-2 UFC) became first reigning three-time heavyweight belt holder, passing Randy Couture, Tim Sylvia, Brock Lesnar, and Cain Velasquez.

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Methuen’s Calvin Kattar celebrated his TKO victory in a featherweight bout.

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Heavyweight Stipe Miocic held down challenger Francis Ngannou.

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Miocic retained his title.

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Kattar knocked Shane Burgos to the canvas.

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Rob Font of Woburn climbed to the top of the cage after his knockout.

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Abdul Razak Alhassan won his welterweight matchup by knockout.

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Dustin Ortiz (top) and Alexandre Pantoja battled in a flyweight bout.

Boston fighters were popular — and successful

The TD Garden crowd got behind three local competitors who were on the undercard.

// On ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Boston makes its pitch for Amazon’s HQ2

Characters played by Beck Bennett and Jessica Chastain did their best to win over Amazon’s chief executive.

Former NHL player Kevin Stevens spoke to a crowd of students at Brockton High School in November. Stevens played 15 seasons in the league with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, and Philadelphia Flyers.

Former Bruin Kevin Stevens finds redemption from addiction

The Pembroke native and 15-year NHL player is sharing his story with area students.

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// After his vote on a controversial surveillance program, Moulton is MIA

Why did this consistent critic of President Trump fall in line with the Paul Ryans and Mitch McConnells of the world?

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// He just graduated from Harvard. He’s also undocumented. Will he be deported?

Dario Guerrero took his mom to Mexico when she was dying. It cost him his DACA status.


// Year One of Trump is over. Here’s what changed

One year after Trump upended the political world, 10 experts grapple with his presidency.


// Martha Stewart opens up on all things travel

Antarctica, Tasmania, and Norway are on domestic diva’s docket in 2018.

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// How Lexington’s Pete Holmes got Judd Apatow’s attention

An affair ended the evangelical Christian’s marriage and made him question everything he lived by. But out of that wreckage came his hit HBO show and a new spirituality of sorts.


// More white men to headline Fenway

Only one woman (Lady Gaga) has headlined at the ballpark, and one black person (Jay-Z) co-headlined.

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Ideas | David Scharfenberg

// Trillions of dollars have sloshed into offshore tax havens. Here’s how to get it back

Offshore tax havens are a powerful engine of inequality.


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Special reports

Abdulkader Hayani put his daughter Ameenah to bed.

The Last Refugee: A three-part series

A series of occasional articles on the Syrian refugee families resettling here, and the local people assisting them.

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// Experts clash on whether hitting the gym helps the brain

The disagreement sheds light on a deep ideological schism between equally respected experts about what constitutes proof.

Real Estate

What your money rents in Cambridgeport

A sampling of the market in this neighborhood between Harvard and MIT includes a condo with high ceilings and an apartment with river views.