Former surgeon general sounds alarm on hidden toll of loneliness

Vivek Murthy urges people to invest in social connections — for their health and that of the nation.

“Gays for Trump! Gays for Trump!” cried Chris Bartley, 22, at a right-wing “Rally for the Republic” outside the State House in Boston in November.

‘Gays for Trump’: A small, vocal, and unlikely fan club

LGBT conservatives said they are working to make space for the LGBT community within the GOP, and some consider President Trump a standard-bearer.

// Mueller subpoenas Bannon for grand jury testimony

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

17carmelt -- Cars that were parked against snow mounds were left stranded in the street when the warm weather and rain washed away the snow. (Bos:311)


When snow melted, cars were suddenly in the road

Parked snugly against snowbanks, the cars were stranded in the middle of the street when the snow melted.

// What do Bill Belichick and Russian art have in common? They matched on the Google Arts and Culture app

We ran a few local celebrities, politicians, and sports figures through the popular Google app.

Ground Game

// No, Trump didn’t pivot to being more moderate last week either

If there’s one consistent thing about this president, it is his inconsistency.

// Watch Senator Booker’s passionate speech during today’s Senate hearing

Senator Cory Booker gained attention on Tuesday after delivering a passionate rebuke of President Trump’s reported comments about immigrants.

He said he didn’t steal from a Jamaica Plain building. Then the loot fell out of his jacket

A 33-year-old Boston man was arrested Monday afternoon shortly after he was seen stealing a package from a Jamaica Plain residence, police said.

// ‘Flu is everywhere in the US right now.’ And it could get worse

The influenza virus that’s sickened millions of Americans is already the most widespread outbreak in over a dozen years.

// Parents held on $18m bail after house of horrors found in Calif.

The children, ages 2 to 29, ‘‘appeared to be malnourished and very dirty,’’ officials said.

01/11/14: Foxborough, MA: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (right) had a word and a pat on the back for his Colts counterpart Andrew Luck (left) after the New England victory. The New England Patriots hosted the Indianapolis Colts in an AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) section:sports topic:Patriots-Colts

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AFC challengers come and go; Patriots go on and on

Various incarnations of Colts, Steelers, Broncos, Ravens, and others have all taken their shots over the last 16 years.

The Season Ticket podcast

Dan Shaughnessy joins guest host Chad Finn to break down why he believes this year’s Patriots have the easiest road to the Super Bowl yet.

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// Jaguars next in line as a hopeless, helpless Patriot foil

No team quarterbacked by Blake Bortles will come into Foxborough and beat Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.

// Tom Brady says Jaguars are ‘the best team’ he’ll face yet

The Patriots quarterback also said he’s ignoring the noise and hype surrounding the AFC Championship on Sunday.

// Mila Kunis is Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year

Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals will honor the actress with its 2018 Woman of the Year Award on January 25.

// This former Navy pilot, who once chased a UFO, says we should take them seriously

The story that this former pilot has to tell is literally out of this world.

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Storm’s fast-moving nature will limit amount of snow, but cancellations still possible

Temperatures will be milder than other recent storms, so this snow will be heavier and wetter.

Larry Nassar (left) listened to a victim impact statement from Annette Hill at the sentencing of Nassar Tuesday.

Girls ‘grow into strong women that ... destroy your world,’ victim tells ex-doctor

Kyle Stephens was the first of nearly 100 women and girls who will present victim impact statements during the sentencing of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

// Too old for DACA, a Michigan father is deported after three decades in the US

Jorge Garcia was brought to the country with an undocumented relative when he was 10 years old.


// Matt Damon plans to listen more and opine less

The actor regrets some of his comments related to the #MeToo movement.

Opinion & Ideas


// Tony Blair is right: Vote again on Brexit

The UK needs a do-over debate on leaving the European Union.


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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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// A severe flu season is stretching hospitals thin. That is a very bad omen

This flu season is offering us an important warning: We’re not ready for a flu pandemic.

Real Estate

Luxury home of the week: $8.4 million Falmouth house on harbor

When you are shoveling snow in the freezing cold this week, the warm, gentle breezes of a Cape Cod summer may cross your mind. A five-bedroom, 4.5-bath, 4,395-square-foot home on the West Falmouth waterfront could help you realize that dream. Located on Chapoquoit Point, this home at 26 Associates Road boasts a patio overlooking the water.