Suspect in Austin bombing attacks blows himself up

The suspect in a spate of bombing attacks that have killed two people and injured four others this month blew himself up with an explosive device as authorities closed in, officials said.

// Amherst College football player dies in Mexico City

Andrew Dorogi was an economics major from Ohio who was slated to graduate this year and played tight end on the college’s football team.

// 20 state troopers face possible discipline in overtime scam probe

The most egregious alleged violators put in for as many as 100 bogus shifts, officials at the embattled law enforcement agency said.

Jackie Robinson’s number 42 is displayed next to Yawkey Station. Sox owner John Henry (left) wants to change the name of Yawkey Way.

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Shirley Leung

No winners in Yawkey Way street fight

The dispute over Tom Yawkey’s legacy exposes how hard it is for our city to move beyond its racist past.

‘You need to act,’ Parkland shooting survivors say at Harvard

High school students who survived a Florida mass shooting last month called for political accountability during a panel discussion Tuesday night.

Manchester , NH - 3/19/2018 - U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech on his administration's plans to combat the opioid crisis at Manchester Community College in Manchester , NH, Mar. 19, 2018. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Death penalty for drug dealers is not a new idea

Trump can already pursue the death penalty for drug dealers. Here’s why no other president has done it.

// Nurses union, hospitals battle over ballot question setting patient limits

The proposed initiative would mandate the number of patients assigned to a nurse at one time, for all hospital units in the state.

Opinion | Richard W. Painter

// Three big obstacles to Trump firing Mueller, and why he might try it anyway

Any rational president wouldn’t even consider it. But then there’s Trump.

// Baker pushes more ‘urgency’ in changing fentanyl trafficking law

Because of how a 2015 bill by Attorney General Maura Healey was drafted, prosecutors say it’s extremely difficult to charge someone with fentanyl trafficking.

Trees begin to flower at the Public Garden in Boston on Wednesday. Snow is expected to start falling around the evening rush hour in the Boston area, and could potentially bring 6 to 8 inches to the region.


David Epstein

Storm coming in later; snow will start this evening

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.

// 6 to 8 inches of snow on tap as storm approaches

The snow is expected to start around rush hour Wednesday night and continue through noon on Thursday, forecasters said.

// 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 Wednesday.

// List of early dismissals at Mass. schools amid Wednesday’s nor’easter

As the state gears up for yet another nor’easter, some schools in the region have announced early dismissals for Wednesday.

// Do all guys wear the same black tux to prom?

Here’s how a bro-joke among friends at Concord-Carlisle High School ended up wrangling a New York City fashion model and thousands for charity.

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Hiawatha Bray

It’s time to go on strike against Facebook

A one-day boycott would starve Facebook of the personal information that sustains its multi-billion dollar business.

Nestor Ramos

// At a McDonald’s of the future, Walsh sees Boston’s present

The city Marty Walsh leads looks a lot more like the Downtown Crossing McDonald’s than it does any fancy fundraiser or swanky soiree.

// What David Chang’s ‘Ugly Delicious’ says about food culture today

And why food television still has a long way to go.


//$large[1].jpg Gisele gets a book deal of her own

The supermodel will tell her story in a book called “Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life,” due out in October.

// NFL prospect Bradley Chubb got a pretty honest answer from Bill Belichick

The Patriots coach joked he probably won’t be coaching the North Carolina State defensive end anytime soon.

Debuting Love Letters: The Podcast


// The Love Letters podcast: How to get over an ex

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

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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


// Uber fatality drives home need for uniform safety rules

The death of a woman struck by a self-driving Uber highlights the danger of testing autonomous vehicles on public streets without a coherent national policy.

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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// 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

Our picks: What $400,000 will buy you in Greater Boston

Looking to spend about $400,000 on a house in Greater Boston? We found five properties — condos in Newton, Marblehead, Mattapan, and Swampscott and a Cape in Framingham — around that price point. Check them out: 49 Grove St.

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// 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.

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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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