Trump touts 2nd Amendment support at CPAC

President Trump also pressed for the arming of many teachers and school security guards, and questioned the inaction of an armed officer who failed to stop the Parkland gunman.

// The most off-script moments from President Trump’s CPAC speech

President Trump replayed a number of his greatest campaign hits during a freewheeling and at times angry speech to a room of conservative activists.

// Trump campaign aide to plead guilty

The expected plea signals that former top adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Rick Gates, is cooperating with the investigation into Russian interference in the election.

// State trooper placed on paid leave after internal affairs investigation

Leigha Genduso was a coconspirator in a massive drug case and just a few years later was serving as a state trooper.

// Florida plan will require gun buyers to be 21 and older

Florida Governor Rick Scott’s plan will also mandate one officer for every 1,000 students on a campus, call for mandatory active shooter training, and ban the sale of bump stocks.

// Armed sheriff’s deputy was ‘coward’ or froze under pressure, Trump says

“He certainly did a poor job,” President Trump said Friday about the armed guard on campus during the deadly shooting, who didn’t engage the suspect.

// Joe Kennedy III, on ‘The View,’ lashes out at the GOP response to Florida shooting

A day after President Trump proposed arming some teachers as a way to help avert school massacres, Kennedy was unequivocal in his rejection of the concept.

Ground Game

// This is the golden age of political activism

The national conversation is dominated not just by the discussion of politics, but what people can do about it.

Students held their hands in the air as they were evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.,after last week’s shooting that left 17 dead.

Kevin Cullen

If you see something, shoot something

I modestly propose that in addition to arming teachers, we should allow students to carry their own weapons.

// If you’re a student disciplined for a gun protest, BU, MIT say it won’t hurt your chances

Several local colleges have said that admission won’t be negatively affected if they’re disciplined for protesting gun violence.

If at first you don’t succeed . . .

Authorities say a Boston man went out after his arraignment on theft charges and attempted to break into another building.

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Who should get priority for seating on the MBTA?

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Miss Conduct

I’m 64. Is it fair to ask for a seat on the T?

I expect younger folks to gladly stand up on the T when someone older comes along.

// The first rule of seeing Barack Obama in Boston is don’t talk about seeing Barack Obama in Boston

There are some strict rules in place during the former president’s appearance at a sports analytics conference today.


// All he is saying is give Price a chance

In the ill-fated 2017 season, David Price said, he wasn’t himself, but he is feeling good and ready to give it his best this year.

// Several colleges in New England now cost $70,000 — or more

It’s well known that attending a private university in the Northeast is expensive. But the price tag has now risen above $70,000 at some schools.

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Making his phone dumber was the smartest thing he ever did

Realizing his phone usage had gotten out of control, a Globe reporter made the decision to go on a smartphone diet — with surprising results.


// The Olympics showed why the US simply can’t skate with the stars

After its weakest overall Olympic showing in two dozen years, US figure skating has an exceptional amount of catching up to do.


// The day I tried to skate with Nancy Kerrigan in Stoneham

The figure-skating superstar made a public appearance at the Stoneham Arena on Thursday afternoon.

// Jessie Diggins picked to carry US flag at Olympic Closing Ceremony

Diggins thrust herself across the finish line to give the Americans a dazzling gold medal in the cross-country team sprint.

// New US Embassy in Jerusalem will open in May, officials say

The new embassy will open in May 2018 in celebration of Israel’s 70th anniversary

// Snap royalty Kylie Jenner helped erase $1.3b in market value with just a tweet

Snap Inc.’s flagship platform has lost some luster, at least according to one social-media influencer in the Kardashian-Jenner clan.

// Chevy Chase gets kicked after he confronts driver who cut him off, police say

Police say the 74-year-old former ‘‘Saturday Night Live’’ star chased down the other driver after he was cut off in traffic and during the altercation was kicked in the shoulder.

90th Academy Awards

// Does the Academy make mistakes? Judging by these snubs, yes.

Here are six nominations (or eight, depending on how you count) worthy of Oscar consideration.

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


// Teamsters Local 25 and Charlie Baker are strange political bedfellows

By accepting the endorsement of Teamsters Local 25, Charlie Baker has effectively ended the union’s political ostracization.


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Special reports


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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// Opinion: Psychiatric advance directives can help us help our patients

After struggling to treat a patient who was mentally ill, a Cambridge Health Alliance doctor has come around to them.

Real Estate

Native plants: New England’s tested survivors

Working with native plants is one great way to ensure the plants in your garden will not contribute to the disastrous environmental and economic effects of invasive species.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.

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.