The Trump administration

Trump pushes for vote Friday on health bill

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday.

President Trump threatened to leave Obamacare in place and move on to other issues if Friday’s vote fails.

What you need to know about today's health care vote

• Thursday House vote was postponed due to lack of support, but scheduled for Friday after President Trump insisted on it

• GOP leaders are gambling enough dissidents would decide against sabotaging the bill and Trump’s young presidency

• In bid for support, leaders proposed repealing requirement that insurers cover 10 specified services

• Even if they prevail, Republicans face an uphill climb in the Senate.

Live updates

// Outcome of Friday’s vote remains uncertain

Here’s the latest on the Republicans’ push to pass health care legislation.

epa05866841 US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (C) walks behind a security detail on his way to a House Republican conference meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 23 March 2017. The House of Representatives has yet to vote on the American Health Care Act, the Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. Republican leadership has so far failed to secure enough votes to overcome opposition from Democrats and from within their own party. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Last-minutes changes to the GOP health care bill

House Republican leaders have proposed last-minute changes to the health care bill, which they’ve offered in hopes of winning over wavering lawmakers.

President Donald Trump (left) and HHS Secretary Tom Price.

Trump Today: That’s my final offer, says dealmaker Trump

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// Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

It wasn’t immediately clear what, if anything, had changed since the State Department reached the opposite conclusion two years ago.


A Gulf gas station was sold at a busy intersection in Boston”s Fenway neighborhood.

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Gas stations disappearing across Massachusetts

Massachusetts drivers had best keep a close watch on their car’s gas gauge these days.

Special report | Part 1

The Last Refugee: Fleeing Syria for Trump’s America

The trip was over for these Syrian refugees. The family had been searching for a new home since fleeing their own in Aleppo in 2012, amid the bloody civil war in Syria. They had found one in Massachusetts. But uncertainty lay ahead: Tomorrow, Donald Trump would be sworn in.

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// Showers, gusting winds mark end of work week

Grab your raincoat — an umbrella just may not be strong enough for Friday’s weather.

// James Kelly Bridge in South Boston closed after pedestrian hit

A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injures early Friday and Boston police closed the bridge in the morning to investigate.



// From the curbside snow, a friendship blooms

It was a chance encounter on a city street. No big deal. But it had a profound effect on all involved.

London attack

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: Members of the public light candles during a candlelit vigil at Trafalgar Square on March 23, 2017 in London, England. Four People were killed in Westminster, London, yesterday in a terrorist attack by

British police reveal more details of Parliament attacker

Khalid Masood, who attacked Britain’s Parliament, killing four people and wounding some 50, was born Adrian Russell Ajao, London’s top counterterror officer said Friday.


// State rep takes another crack at taxing nonprofits

A proposed law would require Massachusetts nonprofits to pay property taxes if their five highest-paid employees collectively make more than $2.5 million a year.


// Mass. a big part of Amazon plan to transform grocery stores

The online retailer has assembled a team in Hudson that is working on the technology to run the new Amazon Go stores.

// Baker administration floats alternative to health care levy

The new proposal would increase an existing assessment, called the Employer Medical Assistance Contribution, which applies to employers with six or more workers

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Critic’s Notebook | Theater

// What’s the role of theater in this time of Trump?

Should playwrights shift into a higher gear to rebut the Trump narrative? They say no.


// The Weekender: Ex-junkies, alien invaders, and sexier Sex Pistols

The Globe’s picks for everything fun to do this weekend.

Munch Madness

// See who made it to Round 3 of Munch Madness

One of these 16 restaurants will be named the winner in just a couple weeks. Vote now before Round 3 ends Saturday.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Diane Hessan

// Voters caught in the crossfire

They are The Estranged — disappointed in Trump and just as disappointed in the Democratic Party.


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// Star surgeon is scrutinized on concurrent procedures

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// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

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// WATCH: How you fight opioid addiction — with opioids

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Real Estate

Recent home sales: North of Boston (March 24)

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