City, state prepare for massive blizzard

Governor Baker declared a state of emergency and a travel ban effective at midnight, while Mayor Walsh announced Boston schools will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

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// Storm’s wide-ranging impact stretches across Northeast

New York and New Jersey may be the hardest hit, while Baltimore and Washington may get as much as 6 inches.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

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Christie gears up for presidential run

Chris Christie has filed paperwork that allows him to pay for travel and hire staff.

Climate change skeptic accused of violating disclosure rules

Harvard-Smithsonian scientist Willie Soon apparently failed to disclose conflicts of interest in a new paper.

People walked past a money exchange office in Moscow.

Standard & Poor’s downgrades Russia credit grade to junk level

Russia’s economy has been hit hard by weaker prices for its energy exports as well as Western sanctions.

Healey to sue Partners if judge rejects settlement

Attorney General Maura Healey said she’ll file an antitrust suit if a state judge rejects the pact Partners signed with Martha Coakley.

Boston Police Superintendent Robert Merner spoke to resident assistants at Wheelock College about the dangers of MDMA, also known as Molly.

Father of Molly victim speaks to students about its dangers

The death of Brittany Flannigan, who overdosed while at a 2013 House of Blues concert in Boston, still haunts her father.

Henry Thomas steps down as UMass board chairman

Thomas said he wants to give Governor Baker to opportunity to pick the leader of the panel as it searches for a new president.

NFL playoffs

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Patriots, fans rally in Boston

“We have the best fans in America,” Tom Brady said at the rally held before the team heads to Arizona for the Super Bowl.

“Professor Belichick got it exactly right,” said Richard P. Binzel, professor of planetary science at MIT.

Scientists find Belichick’s explanation plausible

Four of Boston’s best scientific minds agreed: If you take a ball from a warm place to a cool place, it will lose air pressure.

Patrick and Jess.

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Her decision, their life

A Boston Marathon survivor’s journey as she debates whether to live with pain or become a double-amputee.


Jodi Beggs

// ‘Equal pay for equal work’ isn’t so simple

Women’s pay will be most helped by paying attention to the details.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Unrest in Yemen

The future for Yemen is uncertain after the president resigned this week following a rebel takeover of the country.

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