Trump's vow: America first

Former president Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter, former president Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, former president George W. Bush, and Laura Bush wait for the ceremony to start.

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critic’s notebook

A new job description, but the same old reality TV formula

The reality TV candidate clearly signals that he will try to be a reality TV president.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/05736771.jpg On first day, Trump signs health care executive order

His first executive order one aimed at his predecessor’s signature health care law.

Editorial

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/05736765.jpg Trump’s missed opportunity

President Trump presented grandiose promises but no details of what comes next.

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The alt-right leader was attacked on the street while giving an interview.

President Donald Trump dances with first lady Melania Trump at the Liberty Ball, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington.

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Trump asks ball crowd if he should keep tweeting

President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, danced at the first of three inaugural balls they'll attend Friday night.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/05736667.jpg Protesters clash with police in downtown D.C.

Six police officers were injured in the chaos that extended across a swath of downtown Washington not far from the route of the Inaugural Parade.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/lee_trumpprotest3_met.jpg Thousands protest Trump presidency on Boston Common

The common theme among protesters was the phrase “not my president.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/632206870.jpg An analysis of Donald Trump’s inaugural speech

President Donald Trump’s inaugural address perfectly echoed the tone and tenor of the campaign that swept him into office.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/3145252e0339445d8a1fbf40f305939c-3145252e0339445d8a1fbf40f305939c-0.jpg Donald Trump played the outsider and the insider on his first day in office

In the first minutes after Donald Trump’s swearing-in, the contradictory sides of the new president were on sharp display.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/632229658.jpg Why are whitehouse.gov web pages disappearing?

The mysterious changes were quickly noticed by news organizations and people on social media.

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

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Trump invokes a dystopian American that can only be transformed by a TV performer who exults in playing Superman.

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The Interior Department was ordered Friday to shut down its official Twitter accounts -- indefinitely.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/AFP_KF2IK.jpg It’s okay, George W. Bush. Ponchos are hard.

Former President George W. Bush may want to opt for an umbrella the next time he’s out in the rain.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/26af3106e219495dac8933bf397240db-26af3106e219495dac8933bf397240db-0.jpg Melania Trump wears ivory gown by Herve Pierre at inaugural balls

Earlier in the day, the incoming first lady wore a sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress by Ralph Lauren.

style

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/632201116.jpg Kellyanne Conway tries a fashion revolution — and fails

President Trump’s senior adviser donned a $3,600 Gucci ensemble, trimmed with buttons shaped like cats. Yes, cats.

Obama’s legacy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/obamahelicopter.jpg Former president Obama waves goodbye before leaving D.C.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump exchanged farewells with their predecessors.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tai_20160708_marijuana_metro_17.jpg Mass. legislation would sharply curb marijuana law

The amount of marijuana people 21 years and older could possess at home would be lowered from 10 ounces to two ounces and the number of plants from 12 to six.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/18/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Rinaldimarchorganizers12.jpg Who is behind the Boston Women’s March?

The volunteers come from different backgrounds, but they all share a desire to stand together for equality and dignity.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/prison1.jpg Mass. prison riot began over a demand for showers

Almost 50 inmates returning from the gym refused to reenter their cells last week because they wanted to shower.

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JOAN VENNOCHI

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/vennochi-3-1911.jpg Trump’s speech offered nothing to a fractured nation

Donald Trump’s inaugural address paid no heed to the 65.8 million Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/unbowed_tiled-11878.jpg As Obama departs, black youth question place in Trump’s America

As President Obama leaves office, a generation of black youth confront the paradox of his historic ascension and the start of the Trump era.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.

Investigations

The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/20160923_SAMentalHealth_312.jpg 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’

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight-9497.jpg 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.