‘This is a disappointing day,’ Ryan says

Rather than force a vote, as President Trump had demanded earlier in the week, and lose, Paul Ryan — with Trump’s acquiescence — decided to hit pause.


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He said that if he became president he would win so much, Americans would get tired of winning. So far he’s mostly losing.

Michael A. Cohen

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It’s awfully hard to take away government benefits from people once they’ve received them.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

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Repealing and replacing Obamacare has been one of the top Republican goals for the better part of a decade. How did it go wrong?

Postman John Uva visited with 94-year-old Tom Loftus, who said he looks forward to Uva’s visits.

Kieran Kesner for The Boston Globe

When an older neighbor recedes from view, is calling the authorities moral -- or meddling?

When Billerica police Officer Ivonne Osgood makes a well-being check, her first thought: “I hope they’re not dead.”

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An investigation uncovered allegations that some longtime white court employees actively worked to “sabotage” diversity efforts.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/hernandezbradleysplit1.jpg ‘U left me with one eye and a lot of head trauma’

Hundreds of text messages, sent between Aaron Hernandez and Alexander Bradley after Hernandez allegedly shot Bradley in the eye, read like a noir novel.

Newlyweds Anthony and Jaime Parchesky (formerly Jaime Mullin) held on to the wedding license that almost messed up their wedding plans.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

A missing wedding license couldn’t stop this Medway marriage

“I forgot to pick up the license,” Anthony Parchesky told his mother.

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Officials in neighboring towns pitched possible new locations for the bookstore.

The apartment complex that the Mount Vernon Company is building in Brighton will have storage for 132 bicycles and an onsite bike repair room.

Prellwitz Chilinski Associates

Boston officials push to allocate less parking for new apartment buildings

The effort is prompting pushback in parts of the city where the free parking space has long been held sacred.

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According to local residents, perhaps as many as 200 civilians have been killed in recent US airstrikes in the northern Iraqi city.


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James Morales escaped after a guard failed to notice a bed sheet hidden in his winter coat and a crude, handmade cutting tool in his shoe.

Former day care worker pleads guilty in child rape case

Kyle P. Loughlin, 23, was sentenced to 7½ years of incarceration for assaulting three preschool-aged children at Bridgewater State University’s Children’s Center.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/16/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/691761da32c7439f819b4f1506716b5e-691761da32c7439f819b4f1506716b5e-0.jpg ‘SNL’ cast member stands by ‘most racist city’ comment

The day before the Super Bowl, Michael Che said Boston is “the most racist city” he’s ever been to.

London attack

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: Members of the public light candles during a candlelit vigil at Trafalgar Square on March 23, 2017 in London, England. Four People were killed in Westminster, London, yesterday in a terrorist attack by

British police reveal more details of Parliament attacker

Khalid Masood, who attacked Britain’s Parliament, killing four people and wounding some 50, was born Adrian Russell Ajao, London’s top counterterror officer said Friday.


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Our weekly digest on buying, selling, and design, with expert advice and insider neighborhood knowledge.

Special reports

Special report | Part 1

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/bed-refugee.jpg Fleeing Syria for Trump’s America

The trip was over for these Syrian refugees. The family had been searching for a new home since fleeing their own in Aleppo in 2012, amid the bloody civil war in Syria. They had found one in Massachusetts. But uncertainty lay ahead: Tomorrow, Donald Trump would be sworn in.


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


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The doctor has significant financial ties to pain medicine makers — a fact not disclosed in the program.

Real Estate

Recent home sales: North of Boston (March 24)

AMESBURY 173 Elm St. One-family Old Style, built in 1880, 1,693 square feet, 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, on 10,400-square-foot lot. $335,000 52 Whittier Meadows Drive #52 Condominium Townhouse, built in 1995, 1,612 square feet, 6 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. $300,000 26 Field St.