When Trump, Cabinet diverge on foreign policy

World leaders are trying to unlock the puzzle of when to take Trump at his word and when to believe his surrogates.

epa05815077 DNC chair candidate and former US Labor Secretary Tom Perez speaks during the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Winter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 25 February 2017. The three-day meeting includes the election of a new DNC chairperson. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

Tom Perez, former labor secretary, is new DNC head

Tom Perez, former labor secretary under President Obama, was elected the chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/6699b72e-2dd0-4a8c-ab8d-70d5c8948ba8.jpg Trump says he won’t attend White House correspondents’ dinner

The president made the announcement in a tweet.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/0d04eac1f27c4402bd84b01621c46c19-0d04eac1f27c4402bd84b01621c46c19-0.jpg Joe Kennedy tells NAACP members of hope in ‘dark and difficult times’

The US representative spoke about safeguarding minority rights under President Trump’s administration.

The Oscars 2017

Ashton Sanders in the 2016 film “Moonlight,” directed by Barry Jenkins.

David Bornfriend / Courtesy of A24

critic’s notebook

Oscars a ready platform for outrage

The last time the country was in this much of a mess when Oscar night rolled around was 49 years ago.


The snowmobile ridden by Steven Weiss, who managed to make it to shore when his machine broke through the ice. The two friends with him drowned.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Death on Derby Day in N.H.

The morning of Feb. 11 was the beginning of the worst day in the history of Lake Winnipesaukee.

Support real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/farragher-9901.jpg Nerd Nation calculates that it has arrived

More than 3,300 nerds have come to Boston to celebrate their eccentricities.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_khurana4_met.jpg Harvard dean stands firm against single-sex ‘final clubs’

“What’s most important to underscore is that our commitment to a non-discriminatory experience is unwavering,” Rakesh Khurana said.

New Hampshire running back Dalton Crossan runs against James Madison during an NCAA college football game in Harrisonburg, Va., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. (Austin Bachand/Daily News-Record via AP)

Austin Bachand/Daily News-Record via AP


This former UNH star isn’t into the Chris Hogan comparisons. He just wants to make a 53-man roster.

Dalton Crossan said he met with officials from about 12-15 teams, including a 45-minute chat with the Patriots.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-12737.jpg Red Sox are a global brand. But it didn’t happen without Yaz.

Carl Yastrzemski and the Impossible Dream season of 1967 changed everything for the Red Sox.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tlumacki_younggolferweather_metro378.jpg Boston enjoys another warm day -- and another record breaker -- before colder weather moves in

Boston broke a high temperature record for the third day in a row.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/20/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/629844334[1].jpg Sign up for Talking Points

An afternoon recap of the day’s most important business news, delivered Monday through Friday.

Opinion & Ideas


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/24/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/dante-2492.jpeg Don’t sweat the shadows on Boston Common

New shadows on Boston Common? Sorry, this just isn’t a problem.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_moody-18_metro-4879.jpg A life taken, but also a life lost

How did 14-year-old Raeshawn Moody wind up becoming among the youngest to face a murder charge in Boston?


The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/20160923_SAMentalHealth_312.jpg The San Antonio solution

One Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model. Why can’t Mass. do the same?

Real Estate

What is it really like to live in Manchester-by-the-Sea?

The quaint, quiet coastal town of Manchester-by-the-Sea is a well-kept secret no more, thanks to the recent Hollywood film that takes its name from the place.