Trump seems to have insulated himself from #MeToo movement

President Donald Trump gestures as he walks as he leaves the White House, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington, for a trip to his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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In the era of #MeToo, President Trump’s behavior would be fireable and career-ruining for most CEOs or celebrities, according to experts. But the Republican Party is increasingly invested in his success.

// ‘It’s hard to look at you and . . . not look at Nikolas Cruz,’ student told Marco Rubio at Florida town hall

Rubio was put on the defensive Wednesday by angry students, teachers, and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives.

// Key moments from Wednesday’s town hall in Florida

“Senator Rubio, will you tell me right now that you will not accept a single donation from the NRA?” one student asked Sen. Marco Rubio, who said he wouldn’t turn the money away.

President Donald Trump speaks as he hosts a listening session with high school students, teachers and parents in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

At listening session with Trump, some victims of gun violence push school security

Much of the conversation centered less around gun control, which has been hotly debated nationwide since the shooting, and more around ways to improve security at schools.

// Angry and scared, Mass. students join Florida survivors in gun control fight

A surge of high school and college students in New England are joining the Florida students’ cause, determined this time will be different.

Students who survived the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, along with survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting, before students boarded a bus in Parkland, Fla. on Tuesday.

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Nestor Ramos

Parkland survivors face long road and journey is just beginning

The ascendance of the high school shooting activists has been heartening — but it has also been heartbreaking.

// Marcus Smart’s injury was _ this close _ to being season-ending

When Celtics guard Marcus Smart punched a picture frame on the wall of his Los Angeles hotel room on Jan. 24, a large shard of glass was so severely lodged in his right hand that it had to be removed by a doctor.

Fort Myers, FL 2/21/2018: It was the final day of workouts at Spring Training for the Red Sox today at the Player Development Complex at Jet Blue Park. The team begins exhibition games with a doubleheader vs college teams tomorrow. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)


Some friendly advice for J.D. Martinez on playing in Boston

Here are some dos and don’ts for the new guy on handling the media, dealing with fans, and other situations.

Elizabeth Marian Swaney, competing for Hungary, during the women's freestyle ski half-pipe qualifiers on Monday in South Korea.

Here’s what Elizabeth Swaney was like during her Harvard days, according to her mentor

Before her simplistic half-pipe run went viral, the 33-year-old was known as a standout Harvard student with a bright personality and a determination to succeed.

TOPSHOT - USA's Mirai Nagasu competes in the women's single skating short program of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOVMLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images

Add figure skating fashion critic to Leslie Jones’s résumé

One thing we learned: she loves glitter.

Graham drew a big crowd at the Boston Garden when he spoke there on Jan. 17, 1950.

from the archives

Billy Graham once said the devil should be run out of Boston

When the popular evangelist hosted a large gathering in Boston on New Year’s Eve in 1949, he didn’t mince his words: “I doubt that mankind will ever see the year 2000,” he said.

// The Boston Dynamics robot-dog is back and wants you to get out of its way

In the video, a yellow, four-legged machine dubbed “SpotMini” fights off human attempts to stop it from opening a door.

Boston, MA - 02/21/18 - Rodrigo Santos (cq) kicked a ball around during a record high temperature day at the annual Boston Parks and Recreation Department Children's Winter Festival on Boston Common. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (Cristela Guerra) Topic: (22winterfest)

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For Greater Boston, February returns on Thursday

Temperatures are expected to fall to the low 30s with light snow on tap for Thursday afternoon.

Person killed in crash on I-93 in Boston

A person was killed in a crash on Interstate 93 in Boston Wednesday night, State Police said.

Skeletal remains found in woods in Waltham

There is “no reason for concern to the public,” police said.

// Infamous Boston police tweet was apparently inspired by a plaque at TD Garden

Not everyone is peeved by the Boston Police Department’s tweet about Red Auerbach, the legendary Celtics coach who has his own statue in the city.


// Jettisoning Tom Ashbrook doesn’t change the culture at WBUR

If WBUR is to change, shouldn’t the “crony culture” change, too?

South Boston, MA -- 2/21/2018 - Mobs of people wait for shuttle busses after exiting the Red Line at Broadway Station in South Boston. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 22commute Reporter:

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Traveling on the Red Line was a nightmare for many Wednesday

A train motor failed and a train car derailed, breaking windows on a train and sending smoke into Andrew Station. No one was injured, but many were delayed as the MBTA had to call in buses to ferry riders.

Data breach was twice as large as Department of Revenue said

The breach inadvertently made private information from about 39,000 business taxpayers viewable to other companies.

ICE arrested 7 people as they sought permanent status in Mass., R.I.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials made the disclosure in an affidavit filed in US Boston District Court.

Miss Conduct

// Is there a right way for a man to help out women being talked over at the office?

In meetings, I’m really noticing how some men shut down women. I’d like to help put a stop to the problem.

Amalija and Viktor Knavs, parents of first lady Melania Trump, obtained green cards to reside permanently in the United States.

Melania Trump’s parents are legal permanent residents, raising questions on ‘chain migration’

The parents of first lady Melania Trump have become legal permanent residents of the United States and are close to obtaining their citizenship.

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.

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// The trolls are unleashed. What are social media companies doing about it?

The Russia probe shows social media platforms need to rein in their rampaging platforms.


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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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// CRISPR could end sickle cell, but will African-Americans enroll in studies?

The long history of unethical experimentation and mistreatment of black patients could make recruiting a tough sell.


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Olympic celebrations

Capturing the moments when Olympic athletes celebrated a win or their performance at the PyeongChang Games.