State asks for bids to study North-South rail link

The one-mile rail link has the backing of such names as Congressman Seth Moulton, and Governors Michael Dukakis and Bill Weld.

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Marie Collins cited a “shameful” lack of cooperation from elements of the Vatican bureaucracy in addressing the clergy sexual abuse crisis.

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A shop is allegedly selling marijuana to people who visit the store by masking payments for the leafy drug as a $20 entrance fee.

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At its peak, the closure created a 20-mile backup on the South Shore, pushing traffic back onto Routes 3 and 24.

Methuen Fire Lt. Jeff Sirois removed the tarp covering the plane.

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NTSB among agencies probing cause of Methuen plane crash

Witnesses reported the airplane “took a steep descent and disappeared behind the trees” before crashing into the building, an investigator said.

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The former New England Patriot has pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder in the deaths of two men in Boston’s South End in 2012.

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The Arts Issue | Magazine

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From a home base in Newburyport, the MD, serial entrepreneur, and Fox News regular is embarking on his next big project.

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A new way to ascend the slopes brings innovation to new heights

A hybrid of the familiar chair lift and exotic gondola, the Chondola adds a new level of adventure to winter.

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Red Sox

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Chad Finn

Will Boston ever see the good old David Price?

As we eagerly await opening day, here’s a collection of thoughts on the Red Sox.

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President Trump addresses Congress

President Donald Trump and daughter Ivanka on $500 billion child care proposal

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

A look at Trump’s $500 billion child care plan

President Trump and daughter Ivanka’s proposals could bring great benefits to working families — if they can find a way to pay for them.

JAMES PINDELL | GROUND GAME

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President Trump asked Democrats expand what is already the largest military in the world and approve tax cuts. But then he also championed paid family leave.

JOAN VENNOCHI

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Democrats’ path to redemption doesn’t run through that diner where Steve Beshear delivered the party’s response to President Trump.

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What’s behind that argument the Uber CEO had with his driver

The Uber driver confronted Travis Kalanick about declining fares.

Tech lab

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/01/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/b6431638be2f4acf8d2b3794adea2086-b6431638be2f4acf8d2b3794adea2086-0-7177.jpg Can Snapchat’s value outlast its photos?

Here’s some good news for Facebook: Snapchat is going public.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/biker1.jpg Map: 10 of the busiest spots for bikes in Boston

The busiest spot in the city was the area around a Back Bay intersection, near Mass. Avenue and Beacon Street.

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In an exclusive interview, Affleck reflected on his Oscar win and the sexual harassment allegations against him.

Newsletters

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

Trump Today

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Trump was quiet on Twitter Wednesday morning. Is he cutting back on his angry tweetstorms?

• Schedule: Where the president is today

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Opinion & Ideas

SCOT LEHIGH

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The president floated an aggressive and costly agenda with no realistic notion of how to pay for it.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Winnipesaukee_04.jpg The worst day in the history of Lake Winnipesaukee

On the morning of Feb. 11 — Derby Day in New Hampshire — everything looked postcard-perfect. But looks can be deceiving.

Investigations

Spotlight Follow up

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Officials at the prestigious school disclosed the sexual misconduct involving the former employees after a nine-month investigation.

STAT

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A growing number of scientists say the Pap test may be past its prime.