Trump signs $1.3 trillion spending package

President Trump threw doubt on the bill passed by Congress in a Friday morning tweet.

// ‘You should do it’: Trump officials encouraged George Papadopoulos’s foreign outreach

The young adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump had the campaign’s blessing for some of his foreign outreach, documents show.

// Randolph man arrested for robbing Gronkowski’s Foxborough home, police say

Anthony Almeida, 31, of Randolph, was charged Friday in connection to the burglary of Patriots’ star Rob Gronkowski’s home, police said.

Fort Myers, FL 2/11/2018: Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright is pictured at the Player Development Complex at Jet Blue Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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MLB suspends Steven Wright 15 games for domestic assault case

The Red Sox pitcher’s case was “retired” by Tennessee prosecutors in December, but it violated MLB policy.

// City Hall employees in Boston Calling trial will not face internal discipline

Mayor Martin Walsh said that Ken Brissette and Timothy Sullivan would return to work soon with full pay, though he did not provide an exact date.

 Northampton, MA - 3/21/2018 -Tom McCurry, a retired baby boomer, poses for a portrait in the room in his basement where he grows marijuana in Northampton, MA, Mar. 21, 2018. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

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With legal pot sales coming, baby boomers are ready to resume the party

For some, the coming of legal pot sales means an opportunity to resume a long-lost lifestyle.

Inmate at state prison in Shirley dies after altercation

An inmate at a state prison in Shirley died Thursday after an altercation five days earlier at the maximum-security facility, officials said.

FTC says two Massachusetts brothers ran phony Amazon sales program

The government says the brothers, along with a Nevada man, falsely promised profits through their “Amazing Wealth System.”


How to save thousands a year from gun violence

Massachusetts has the most stringent gun safety laws in the country. It also has the nation’s lowest rate of gun deaths. Here are #7steps your state can take to save lives.

Nestor Ramos

// From Western Mass., young protesters bring message of gun control to Boston

For some teens from the Massachusetts “gun belt,” March For Our Lives is a chance to be heard.

Madison Park Technical High School in Roxbury.

What you need to know if you’re heading to Boston’s March for Our Lives

Here’s everything you need to know.

The weather was cold and gray as tourists walked through the Copp's Hill Burying Ground in the North End.

David Epstein

We’re about to have an unusually cold weekend

The weather is still going to feel quite wintry around here, and some areas will even see snow.

// Trillium Roslindale location to close Sunday

The former electrical station turned beer hall was wildly popular.

// ‘What’s Facebook?’ Elon Musk deletes accounts from social network

Facebook has lost at least one user — and he’s a Silicon Valley contemporary.


// Why did Danny Amendola unfollow Olivia Culpo?

The couple has been dating since 2016.

// United gives $10,000 travel voucher to ‘bumped’ passenger

A passenger who was bumped off a full flight has scored the maximum prize — a $10,000 travel voucher.

Where do you love to eat? Vote now.

Sixteen Boston-area restaurants have made it to the next round. But which should continue to advance? Make your picks here.

// Not an alien: Skeleton’s genetics tell a tragic, true story

A tiny skeleton found in Chile might look like it comes from out of this world, but her genes tell a different, sad story.

Dinner with Cupid

// Blind date: ‘I was not spending enough time with age-appropriate women’

A match between fiftysomething single parents, who once went to rival boarding schools.

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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// 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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