Thousands rally in Boston

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Demonstrators and their signs on Boston Common.

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Thousands of demonstrators were at Boston Common on Saturday.

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Demonstrators arrived at Boston Common.

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Nancy Barker was at Boston Common.

Emily Tuohey for the Boston globe

Demonstrators waited at the Riverside station on their way to Boston Common. Trains were crowded and delayed Saturday.

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Crowds grew larger in Boston, and trains were crowded.

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Demonstrations happened in Boston, and in cities across the United States and around the world, after the inauguration of Donald Trump.

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‘We will not build a stupid wall’

Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, and Marty Walsh were among the speakers at the rally on Boston Common.

Women with bright pink hats and signs begin to gather early and are set to make their voices heard on the first full day of Donald Trump's presidency, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington. Organizers of the Women's March on Washington expect more than 200,000 people to attend the gathering. Other protests are expected in other U.S. cities. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Women descend on Washington day after Trump is inaugurated

Organizers of the Women’s March on Washington expected more than 200,000 people to turn out.

// Meet the people behind the Boston Women’s March

The volunteers come from different backgrounds, but they all share a desire to stand together for equality and dignity.

Crowds at the Woodland MBTA stop Saturday morning.

MBTA adding extra trains for Boston marchers

The MBTA added extra Commuter Rail trains because of heavy ridership.

Donald Trump’s inauguration

President Donald Trump deliverd his inaugural address at the US Capitol.

Trump stresses unity mixed with dark imagery after being sworn in

President Donald Trump’s message included an unusually pessimistic view on a day that is often focused on the hopefulness for the future.

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His first executive order was aimed at his predecessor’s signature health care law.

// Trump played outsider and insider Friday

In the first minutes after Donald Trump’s swearing-in, the contradictory sides of the new president were on sharp display.

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// A grudging admiration for Trump’s speech

His inaugural address should put everyone on notice that restraining — much less overcoming — him will be a daunting task.


// Trump’s missed opportunity

President Trump presented grandiose promises but no details of what comes next.

// Rage against Trump: D.C. inaugural protests turn chaotic

Some protests were peaceful. Others involved property damage and attacks on officers, with law enforcement using pepper spray and stun grenades.

President Donald Trump waved to supporters as he walked the inaugural parade route past the main reviewing stand in front of the White House.

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Why are web pages disappearing?

The mysterious changes were quickly noticed by news organizations and people on social media.

// Interior Dept. banned from Twitter after retweet of crowd size

The Interior Department was ordered Friday to shut down its official Twitter accounts -- indefinitely.

// Did Trump’s baker plagiarize a cake?

Allegations of plagiarism have dogged people close to Trump, but could his administration have kicked off its tenure by plagiarizing ... a cake?

// White nationalist Richard Spencer got punched in the face

The alt-right leader was attacked on the street while giving an interview.

First lady Melania Trump, right, acknowledges supporters alongside President Donald Trump Friday night.


Melania Trump wears ivory gown by Herve Pierre at inaugural balls

Earlier in the day, the incoming first lady wore a sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress by Ralph Lauren.


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// Trump’s speech offered nothing to a fractured nation

Donald Trump’s inaugural address paid no heed to the 65.8 million Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton.

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// As Obama departs, black youth question place in Trump’s America

As President Obama leaves office, a generation of black youth confront the paradox of his historic ascension and the start of the Trump era.

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// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

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