President Trump’s administration unveils ‘biggest tax cut ever’

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (right) was joined by economic adviser Gary Cohn as he spoke about President Trump’s tax plan in the White House briefing room.

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Trump officials discussed details of the tax plan Wednesday at a press briefing.

Evan Horowitz | quick study

// President Trump’s tax plan is ambitious, and high-priced

The middle class doesn’t stand to gain much from a reform strategy that would add trillions to the nation’s debt.

// After several dreary days, Sunday could be aptly named

Keep the umbrella and rain boots handy, it’s expected to be generally gloomy at least until Sunday.

A baby grand piano was the sacrificial instrument in 2008.

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Don’t worry, MIT students are dropping a piano this year

After missing last year, a piano will once again fall from the roof of an MIT building Thursday afternoon to mark the last day students can drop a class.

// Jonathan Demme, ‘Silence of the Lambs’ director, dies at 73

The Oscar-winning director also made the Talking Heads documentary “Stop Making Sense,” considered one of the greatest concert films ever.

// Coulter says she will pull out of speech at Berkeley

Ann Coulter said that she is canceling her planned speech at the University of California, Berkeley, because she had lost the backing of conservative groups.

// Beloved living meme Jeff Goldblum will be in the next ‘Jurassic World’ movie

Rejoice Goldblumites: The actor will reprise his role of mathematician Dr. Ian Malcolm in the 2018 sequel to ‘‘Jurassic World.”


// This businesswoman is building her ‘psychic portfolio’

Medium Kelle Sutliff says the days of just reading tea leaves are over.


Texas A&M defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) makes a one-handed sack as he pulls down UTSA quarterback Jared Johnson (15) during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

Ben Volin’s 2017 NFL mock draft

The Globe football columnist takes a shot at forecasting the first 32 picks Thursday.

// Ed Werder among several high-profile ESPN layoffs

The sports network is in the process of laying off approximately 100 employees, including several on-air talents.

Globe Magazine

Love Letters

// She kissed her married co-worker. Now what?

They agreed to forget it, but then she found out there was more to the story.

// Boston councilors back Winthrop Sq. skyscraper proposal

Boston City Council members voted 10-3 to rewrite 25-year-old laws restricting shadows on two historic parks.

Democratic Senator from Delaware Chris Coons prepared to board a bus for the White House for a briefing on North Korea.


US Senate heads to White House for North Korea briefing

Ahead of an extraordinary White House briefing for senators, South Korea started installing key parts of a contentious US defense system.

Aaron Hernandez

// Prison where Hernandez died still on lockdown

The state’s maximum security prison has been in lockdown since Monday while a search for contraband is underway, the Department of Correction said.

// Hernandez speculation alarms gay-rights advocates

Advocates say unverified reports about Aaron Hernandez’s sexuality are not relevant to his crimes or his suicide.

// Jury convicts man for fatally poisoning ‘Whitey’ Bulger extortion victim

A jury has convicted a 72-year-old William Camuti of first-degree murder for poisoning Stephen “Stippo” Rakes, who was one of James “Whitey” Bulger’s extortion victims.

The Trump presidency

// What’s up with the way Trump talks?

A look at all the features of President Trump’s language that make it distinctly different from previous presidents.


// N.H. lawmaker accused of starting Reddit ‘Red Pill’ forum won’t resign

Robert Fisher, accused of making comments degrading women’s intelligence and appearing to normalize rape, said he is “not disappearing.”

// Salem Mayor spots ‘eerie’ face in lamppost light

The creepy visage appears to be scowling, with their brow furrowed at the passersby below.

// Man lights up by ‘no smoking’ sign in T station. Transit Police find he is wanted in 2 states.

The man, identified as 38-year-old Peter Moniz of Fall River, is wanted in two states for financial crimes, Transit Police said.

Eric Fehrnstrom

// Abortion rift puts Democratic militants in charge

Addition by subtraction is not an effective political strategy.

Trump Today

// ‘See you in the Supreme Court!’

The president took to Twitter to lash out at the court that blocked his effort to cut funds off from sanctuary cities.

Opinion & Ideas


// No man is entitled to forgive another man’s killer

By what right can anyone “forgive” the murder of another human being?

Special reports

Summer of ‘67

// The summer that changed Boston

The nation was splintering, and Boston wasn’t immune. But something was happening here.


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// Advice on taking real estate photos from a Pulitzer-winning photographer

In America, everyone who has a cellphone thinks they are a professional photographer. They are not.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// A state-by-state breakdown of the striking gender gap in doctors’ pay

Pay for female doctors varies widely, but a new report says women are always paid significantly less than men.