Local politics

‘Everything is on the table’ in review of alcohol rules

Massachusetts is about to embark on its most extensive rethinking of alcohol regulation since the end of Prohibition.

Metro

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

The ART Institute at Harvard University recently presented a production of “James and the Giant Peach.”

Evgenia Eliseeva.

Harvard’s ART Institute suspends admissions

The US Department of Education gave the theater program a ‘failing’ grade for burdening graduates with high levels of student debt.

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

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Pet owners are urged to take precautions after a puppy was killed by a coyote in Gloucester over the weekend.

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Elected officials have voted to suspend David Colton, with pay, and begin the proceedings to fire him.

Business

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Nonprofit MassRobotics plans to open a new shared startup space in South Boston this month, with the official opening set for Feb. 9.

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“Doctors and everyone are very pleased, and we hope to have him out soon,” the former president’s spokesman said.

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8 rich people own as much wealth as half the world

The eight richest people in the world, all men, together own about $426 billion.

Columnists

THOMAS FARRAGHER

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Baseball is in Joe Anzivino’s blood, and he has a story about the greatest hitter who ever lived, Teddy Ballgame himself.

Shirley Leung

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

US President Barack Obama speaks during ceremonies to welcome the World Champion Chicago Cubs baseball team to the White House in Washington, DC on January 16, 2017. / AFP / YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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SCOT LEHIGH

Why was Obama so divisive?

These are President Obama’s last few days in office, and so conservatives are dusting off their favorite critique.

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A look at today’s Cabinet confirmation hearings, tonight’s People’s Choice Awards, and more of the news you need.

AFC Championship: Steelers at Patriots

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

The transition: Obama to Trump

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/trumpfoes.jpg Some of Trump’s fiercest foes will attend inauguration

While many leading politicians have pledged to sit out Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, others say they will attend.

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Donald Trump told “Fox & Friends” he uses Twitter to counteract “very dishonest media.”

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Opinion & Ideas

JEFF JACOBY

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Wealth is good, and the more people who can create and earn it, the better.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/unbowed_tiled-11878.jpg 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

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.

Investigations

The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

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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’

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