Arrests of undocumented immigrants in Boston are up 50 percent

Lilian Calderon spoke at a news conference in Rhode Island after she was detained by ICE as she attempted to apply for legal permanent residency. Luis Gordillo, her husband, is at right.

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The increase in arrests of undocumented immigrants in the last fiscal year signals that President Trump is pushing to fulfill a campaign vow on bolstering enforcement.

// Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

The device was used by the shooter who opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas in October, killing dozens.

// Here’s how Sarah Sanders answered questions about Russia, Florida, and gun laws today

After a week away from the podium, the White House press secretary held her daily briefing Tuesday afternoon.

Sheryl Acquarola, a 16 year-old junior from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is overcome with emotion in the east gallery of the House of Representatives after the representatives voted not to hear the bill banning assault rifles and large capacity magazines at the Florida Capital in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb 20, 2018. Acquarola was one of the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 dead, who were in Tallahassee channeling their anger and sadness into action. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

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Florida legislators vote down attempt to ban assault rifles

Less than a week after 17 people were fatally shot at a Florida high school, the state House voted down a motion to take up a bill that would ban assault rifles.

// 15-year-old who was shot five times is called a hero

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 classmates.


// Post-Columbine teens take the lead with #NeverAgain

The post-Columbine generation is now doing the hard work that lawmakers, and those who elected them, will not.

A makeshift memorial in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

New poll finds 97 percent support gun background checks

Ninety-seven percent of respondents to the poll said they wanted universal background checks.

// Pence was set to meet with N. Korean officials at Olympics before last-minute cancellation

Less than two hours before the vice president and his team were set to meet with Kim Yo Jong, the North Koreans pulled out of the scheduled meeting.

// Attorney linked to former Trump campaign official pleads guilty to lying

The charge stems from a part of the special counsel’s investigation into Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chair, and Rick Gates, a former campaign aide.

// Healey, City of Boston appeal ruling to release mug shots

Attorney General Maura Healey and the City of Boston are appealing a ruling that law enforcement agencies in Massachusetts must provide mug shots and incident reports for public officials.

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“A lot of customers ask if I take credit cards,” Johnny’s Barber Shop owner Joao Goncalves said. “I say I don’t take them. Sometimes they say, ‘I’ll go to the bank,’ but they don’t come back.”

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Facing the digital divide at Boston’s cash-only shops

Many businesses in Boston’s Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood are cash-only operations in a digital world, and increasingly, that is a disadvantage.

These ingredients mimic what would go into an “America’s Harvest Box.”


Why the Trump administration’s new SNAP proposal is hard to swallow

When half of benefits are spent on shelf-stable ingredients, the results don’t look much like dinner.

// Suffolk DA Dan Conley won’t seek reelection

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley will not seek reelection in November, vacating the high-profile job he’s held since 2002.

Perspective | Magazine

// There will never be room for the middle class in Boston

The city’s soaring real estate costs, plus better schools in the suburbs, make it hard for ordinary folk to stick around.

// Where is the best rotisserie chicken in Boston?

Sure they smell good, but that seductive part is often unrelated to taste. So we lined up birds from area chains to find the best-tasting.

Shot of an attractive young woman in workout gear doing yoga on a rooftop

It’s 70 degrees outside. Here are 5 ways to get fit fast for spring

It has arrived — that fateful day when the mercury soars and Bostonians realize we cannot hide under that enormous down coat forever.

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R.I. airport name change reflects T.F. Green’s recent success

Say goodbye to T.F. Green. Say hello to Rhode Island International Airport.

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2017, file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder J.D. Martinez smiles as he talks with another player during practice at Chase Field for a National League wild-card playoff baseball game in Phoenix. A person familiar with the negotiations says slugger Martinez and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $110 million, five-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, because the agreement was subject to a successful physical and had not been announced. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)


Sticker shock? Nope. J.D. Martinez’s price was right for Red Sox

The World Series clock is running, and the $110 million deal may turn out to be a bargain.

// At least we can pretend Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are a couple

The ice dancing gold medalists aren’t a romantic pair, they say, much to the disappointment of everyone who has ever watched them skate.

// Lindsey Vonn makes history, but settles for bronze in downhill

Vonn, 33, became the oldest female medalist in Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics.

// How a skier with no tricks made it to the Olympics

Elizabeth Swaney’s path to PyeongChang is a master class in finessing the Olympic qualifying system.

Mr. Burgoyne was part of the third generation to run the family’s concrete business.


Joseph L. Burgoyne III, a Waltham businessman and booster known by many, dies at 62

Joseph L. Burgoyne III helped run Ideal Concrete Block Co., his family’s longtime business, and was civic booster and friend to all.

Actress and model Abbey Lee; below as a teenager.

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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.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Niall Ferguson

// Hard to see America’s ‘success story’ in current bloody times

A new optimistic view of the world seems at odds with the carnage in the United States.


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Parkland. Las Vegas. Sutherland Springs. Newtown. On and on: In America, mass shootings have become so familiar that they seem to follow the same sad script.

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// The virus hunter: How C.J. Peters learned how to bend the rules

A legendary scientist reflects on why he became so successful: He got out of the office — and away from bosses.


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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Olympic celebrations

Capturing the moments when Olympic athletes celebrated a win or their performance at the PyeongChang Games.