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Amid revolt, GOP pulls health care bill

Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat.

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. pauses during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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House Speaker Paul Ryan faced the press Friday.

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//[1].jpg House GOP, White House admit defeat with bill withdrawal

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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// Republicans never wanted to kill Obamacare

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

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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.

// Paul Manafort to appear before House Intelligence Committee

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who has drawn scrutiny over his alleged ties to Russia, has volunteered to speak with the panel, the committee chair said.


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// Women’s teams continue to outshine men in graduation rates

Women’s teams in the NCAA’s March Madness tournament personify the term “student athlete.”

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The budget battle of the high school cliques

President Trump’s budget is akin to telling the football squad or the ruthless Heathers from “Heathers” that they’re back in charge. Sorry, science club and theater kids.



// The Weekender: Ex-junkies, alien invaders, and sexier Sex Pistols

The Globe’s picks for everything fun to do this weekend.


// ‘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.


// UMass researchers catch glimpse of ancient galaxy

Researchers caught a detailed glimpse of an ancient galaxy that’s raising questions about what happened after the big bang.

Mass. man facing charges after crash kills infant in stroller

Wallace Ramirez was driving in Queens when he struck the stroller with his truck, New York City police said.

Text messages sent between Aaron Hernandez (left) and Alexander Bradley (right) read like a noir novel.

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‘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.

// Gas stations disappearing across Massachusetts

Massachusetts drivers had best keep a close watch on their car’s gas gauge these days.

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

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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.

Trump Today

// Trump Today: That’s my final offer, says dealmaker Trump

Is this the art of the deal? Even if the bill passes the House, it’s unclear how it would do in the Senate.

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Munch Madness

// See who made it to Round 3 of Munch Madness

One of these 16 restaurants will be named the winner in just a couple weeks. Vote now before Round 3 ends Saturday.

Opinion & Ideas

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// The liberal Lego Batman movie

Trigger warning! Scenes of violence and aggression!


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// Star surgeon is scrutinized on concurrent procedures

New York authorities are probing how a famed prostate specialist manages his vast patient load.


// 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.


// TV documentary on pain treatment funded by doctor with industry ties

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)

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