Marijuana law as we know it may change drastically

Public comments from Senate President Stanley Rosenberg about potential changes are setting off alarm bells among backers.

// Woman faces charges for fleeing R.I. with children 31 years ago

The woman was located in Texas and authorities say her 30-something daughters are now both free to contact their father.

// Bristol, Plymouth county jails to screen inmates for deportation

The sheriffs will sign agreements with Immigration and Customs Enforcement allowing them to enforce federal law.

Mayor Walsh's 'State of the City'

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his third State of the City address at Symphony Hall.

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Walsh trumpets his record during State of City speech

As he prepares for his re-election effort, Mayor Martin Walsh highlighted his record on public education, the arts, and other areas.

Opinion | Martin J. Walsh

Thinking big about Boston Public Schools

A $1 billion master plan calls for overdue physical improvements to Boston’s schools.

// Harvard’s ART Institute suspends admissions

The US Department of Education cited the theater program for burdening graduates with high levels of student debt.

// State lawmakers revive plan to raise their pay

The controversial proposal would raise pay at a time when the state faces persistent budget gaps.

// Baker plan would penalize employers that don’t offer insurance

The governor plans to propose a fee of $2,000 per worker for companies that don’t offer health insurance.

// Revere man allegedly posed as Justin Bieber to solicit child porn

A 24-year-old man allegedly solicited nude photos of a 9-year-old girl while posing as the pop star.

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The transition: Obama to Trump

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: President-elect Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Chairman's Global Dinner, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in on January 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. The invitation only black-tie event offered an opportunity for Trump to introduce himself and members of his cabinet to foreign diplomats. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

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Your guide to Donald Trump’s inauguration

While only 33.5 percent of Mass. voters cast their ballots for Trump, the inaugural events are sure to be of interest for Americans of all political stripes.

// Kennedy stands by decision to attend Trump’s inauguration

“Believe me, not going to be a whole lot of fun, and I totally understand why some of my colleagues would not want to be there,” Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III told the Globe.

// Senate liberals, including Warren, appear loath to join inaugural boycott

So far, not a single Senate Democrat has joined more than 50 House Democrats who have vowed to boycott Donald Trump’s swearing-in.

// Education pick’s nomination hearing turns testy

In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged not to dismantle public education.

Summer Zervos and attorney Gloria Allred (left) announced their defamation lawsuit against President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday.

‘Apprentice’ contestant files suit against Trump

A former reality show contestant who accused Donald Trump of unwanted advances has filed a defamation lawsuit against him.

Jessica Beeson Tocco, a political consultant at A10 Associates in Wakefield, looks over inauguration tickets at her home on January 16, 2017. Tocco is going to the inauguration and helping clients secure tickets. Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe

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Trump’s inauguration is not the hottest ticket in Boston

This being the Democratic stronghold of Massachusetts, it can be hard finding anyone of prominence who wants to attend the inauguration.

AFC Championship: Steelers at Patriots

// Antonio Brown of Steelers apologizes

Brown created a distraction for his team by streaming disparaging remarks by Steelers coach Mike Tomlin about the Patriots.


// What are you afraid of, Roger Goodell?

You’re the NFL commissioner, defender of the Shield — you can put up with a few boos at Gillette Stadium.


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// Destination casinos are a catalyst for development

They are fulfilling their promise of broad-based economic development.

Special reports

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

Black youth in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Boston are confronting the paradox of President Obama’s historic ascension and the start of the Donald Trump era.

Life sciences

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The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

// The San Antonio solution

One Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model. Why can’t Mass. do the same?

The story behind ‘Spotlight’

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.