Spilka says she has votes to be next Mass. Senate president

In a statement, Karen Spilka said she is “deeply honored” by the support she has received.

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Mark Anthony Conditt’s motive remained a mystery. Conditt’s family released a statement saying they had ‘‘no idea of the darkness that Mark must have been in.’’

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In a lengthy Facebook post, Mark Zuckerberg admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a recent privacy scandal involving Cambridge Analytica.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Stimson.jpg Unconscious man robbed and left to die on MBTA platform

A man allegedly spent a half-hour rummaging through an unconscious man’s belongings before leaving him to die alone at Downtown Crossing station Wednesday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/AP150665523.jpg Female surgical residents grapple with balancing training, motherhood

Thirty-nine percent who became mothers strongly considered leaving their training programs, according to the survey by a Brigham and Women’s researcher.

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Tow truck drivers gathered in North Andover on Wednesday to pay their respects to Daniel Coady Jr. who was fatally struck by a vehicle on Interstate 495 last week.

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Authorities have released few details about the death of Andrew Michael Dorogi, the Amherst College football player who died just days before his 22nd birthday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_15bostoncalling-1_metro.jpg Prosecutors lay out evidence in Boston Calling case, in move likely to lead to dismissal

Prosecutors in the Boston Calling extortion case Wednesday laid out the evidence they would present at trial, asking a federal judge to rule if it meets his standard for a conviction.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/21/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Rex_US_Federal_Reserve_Board_Chairma_9472795L.jpg As the Fed keeps raising rates, consumers will start to feel the effects

The latest hike is sign of what’s to come — and that’s bad news if you’re in debt.

FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday, July 7, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. The Kremlin said Trump called Putin to congratulate him on re-election, and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that Trump spoke with Putin Tuesday March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

A Lighter Take | Debra A. Klein

‘DO NOT CONGRATULATE’ and other notes President Trump ignores

A sticky note on the nuclear button says, “DO NOT FIRE.” Similar notes are pasted regarding H.R. McMaster, John Kelly, and Robert Mueller.

Suspect flees after stabbing at Bunker Hill Community College

A man was stabbed in the hand in a campus bathroom Wednesday afternoon.

Cranberries went from a conveyor belt into a truck in Carver last fall.

John Tlumacki/Globe staff

Trump tariffs could backfire on Mass. cranberry growers

The Bay State’s top agricultural food crop could now face a 25 percent tariff on exports to Europe.

The latest snowfall total forecast map issued by the National Weather Service. It shows less snow in Boston than previously expected.

This storm is proving ‘very challenging’ to predict — even hours before it hits

Weather forecasters say the storm that will soon hit the state is still a tricky one to forecast, even hours before it arrives.

David Epstein

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Some of the snow won’t even stick as it begins this evening, but as the night goes on, the white stuff will begin to pile up.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Clipboard-14362.jpg These maps show how much snow Massachusetts could get

From when the storm is expected to arrive to how much snow the state could receive, here’s a look — in maps — at what to expect.

The Alise Boston is located in the former Chandler Inn in the South End.

Gregg Shupe/ShupeStudios.

Christopher Muther

Boston’s newest hotel dares you to go bare

The Alise Boston offers guests “the naked experience." It’s not as salacious as it sounds.

Love Letters

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/20/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/Meredith_Goldstein_NewLogo-3606.jpg Even after five years as part of a couple, I think of an old crush every day

Why can’t I get an old flirtation out of my mind?

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/13/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/U_00132_R_rgb.jpg ‘Unsane’ is a deft, disturbing piece of work — shot on an iPhone

“Unsane” is a beguilingly nasty exercise in paranoia, shot on an iPhone by director Steven Soderbergh just to prove he can.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/21/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Getty_names_01_art.jpg Is Aubrey O’Day the reason Donald Trump Jr. is getting divorced?

The president’s son and O’Day may have had an affair after she was on “Celebrity Apprentice”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/16/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/AFP_MI9GF-6116.jpg A candidate put the Conn. governor’s mansion on Airbnb, and he hasn’t been elected yet

Mark Stewart Greenstein hopes to rent out single rooms or even the full house as a way to help address the state’s deep fiscal mess.

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NFL owners will vote at their meeting next week on whether to adopt the proposed change.

Fort Myers, FL 2/13/2018: Red Sox players (left to right) Brock Holt, Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Sam Travis are pictured doing some sprinting around the bases at the Player Development Complex at Jet Blue Park this morning. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)


All of a sudden, there are no guarantees for Brock Holt

After two years of health issues, his spot as the Red Sox’ super-utilityman is not quite a lock.

Debuting Love Letters: The Podcast


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/21/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/LoveLetters-Podcast-AlbumArt-7096.png The Love Letters podcast: How to get over an ex

Is rebound sex empowering, or does it leave you feeling lonelier? Meredith Goldstein investigates.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Vote in round 2 of Munch Madness

The results are in from Round 1 of this year’s Munch Madness restaurant tournament bracket. Appropriately for New England, seafood dominated.

Opinion & Ideas


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Sex and money quickly brought down Nashville Mayor Megan Barry. For male politicians, it’s been a slightly different story.

Modeling’s glamour hides web of abuse

The fashion industry is built on glamour and allure, but many models, especially the very young, know it for something else: sexual exploitation and abuse.


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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Jack%20Hogan.jpg In Boston, the anxious launch of a gene therapy with a record price

Luxturna is a gene therapy for a rare, inherited retina disease that carries a list price of $850,000.

Real Estate

Recent home sales south of Boston (March 21)

ABINGTON: 54 Belmont St.; One-family Conventional, built in 1901, 1,732 square feet, 10 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, on 6,865-square-foot lot.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/levine_xref_teze.jpg Inside the ‘cult’ that catapulted conductor James Levine’s career

At the beginning of the maestro’s 50-year career, Levine ran what some young musicians considered a cult, allegedly making members take loyalty tests and engage in group sex.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

2018 Paralympic Winter Games

Scenes from the Paralympics taking place March 9-18 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 670 athletes with disabilities from around the world compete in 80 events in six different sports.


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Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.