McCabe calls his firing part of the Trump administration’s ‘war on the FBI’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a little more than 24 hours before McCabe was set to retire.

// Hours after McCabe’s firing, Trump attacks him on Twitter

Trump tweeted that the former FBI deputy director “knew all about the lies and corruption” in the intelligence organization.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 15: U.S. President Donald Trump greets supporters at the White House following an event with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar March 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. Varadkar is in Washington for a series of bilateral meetings as well as the celebration of St. Patrick's Day. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Visa winners hit President Trump with truth

The leader of the free world has turned his considerable ire toward a group of immigrants who came to the United States legally through a visa lottery program.

// Parkland students take gun control message abroad

Student activists who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting spoke to education professionals in Dubai on Saturday.

// GOP candidate who called teen ‘skinhead lesbian’ quits race

A Republican Maine House candidate who called a Florida high school shooting survivor a “skinhead lesbian” and called another a “bald-faced liar” is quitting the race.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by WILL OLIVER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9436132g) A protester rolls a marijuana joint during a demonstration outside Houses of Parliament, campaigning for legalization of cannabis whilst a debate into the Legalization of Cannabis (Medicinal Purposes) Bill takes place in Parliament, Central London, Britain, 23 February 2018. Demonstration for the Legalisation of Cannabis, London, United Kingdom - 23 Feb 2018


Pot shops face bans in most of Mass.

A review of local restrictions heightens concerns that the early adult-use pot market will be smaller than many consumers expected.

// Koch groups try to convince Hispanic voters that Trump doesn’t represent the GOP

The Koch groups are trying to build a bulwark against the Trump-fueled erosion of support among Hispanics.

FILE Ñ Michael Cohen, President Donald TrumpÕs lawyer, leaves a meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 19, 2017. The Wall Street Journal reported on Jan. 12, 2018 that Cohen orchestrated a $130,000 payment to a pornographic-film actress in October 2016 to prevent her from going public with claims of a consensual sexual encounter with Trump. (Al Drago/The New York Times)

Trump lawyer says he can seek at least $20m from Stormy Daniels

President Trump’s personal attorney claims he has the right to seek at least $20 million in damages from Daniels for allegedly violating a nondisclosure agreement 20 times.

Amazon held a job fair at the Hilton Hotel in Boston in late 2017.

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Silence is golden with 50,000 Amazon jobs on the line

At the company’s request, officials in Boston and other cities have stopped talking about their efforts to lure Amazon’s second headquarters.

United Airlines said last year that it was launching an employee training program that would transform its bloodied and bruised customer service image.

Christopher Muther

Why are people still flying United?

Basement-level customer satisfaction ratings persist because people are still flying United. If there is outrage, consumers are not adequately expressing it with their wallets.


// A single moment, 50 years ago, that changed the course of a life

Paul Sheehan was a funeral director when he met Robert F. Kennedy on St. Patrick’s Day in 1968 and was propelled into a career in politics.

// An unseasonably cold St. Patrick’s Day weekend lies ahead for Boston

This weekend will be mostly dry with temperatures in the 30s before another storm potentially sweeps through Boston in the upcoming week.

Jason Triplett, dressed in an Elsa costume, pushed a Boston police wagon that was stuck in the snow Tuesday night.

Ice, ice, baby: Figure skating star Adam Rippon shouts out Boston’s drag Queen Elsa

The queen of ice got a smiles and salutations from a star skater.

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 16: The UMBC Retrievers bench reacts to their 74-54 victory over the Virginia Cavaliers during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spectrum Center on March 16, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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Joe Sullivan | College basketball

UMBC’s achievement remarkable in many ways

The Retrievers are not a particularly good shooting team. Heck, they aren’t even the best team in the America East. That would be Vermont.

// Opponents say Block Island wind farms are causing problems across prime fishing grounds

The nation’s first ocean-based wind farm has exposed what fishermen say are serious threats to them caused by scattering massive metal shafts and snaking underwater cables.

// Engineer of Florida bridge reported cracks days before collapse

An engineer reported cracks on a newly installed pedestrian bridge two days before it collapsed on a busy roadway here, killing at least six people, state officials said Friday.

// Family furious at plea deal in death of young Swampscott mother

Jason Fleury, 39, admitted Friday to manslaughter in the Nov. 6, 2014, death of 25-year-old Swampscott mother Jaimee Mendez.

// ‘Cleanfreak’ gorilla at Philly Zoo walks upright like a human

A male gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo is taking a stand against dirty hands by opting to walk on two legs.

Munch Madness 2018: The top restaurants in Boston

A la March Madness, local restaurants are pitted against each other. Vote now to make sure your favorite place wins.

Debuting Love Letters: The Podcast

// A breakup: Is it an end, or is it a beginning?

In Season One, Meredith Goldstein explores this question through intimate stories of love and heartbreak and confessions from her own life.

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Opinion & Ideas

Michael A. Cohen

// Don’t put a torturer in charge of the CIA

Promoting Gina Haspel would be a tacit endorsement of what she did.

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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2018 Paralympic Winter Games

Scenes from the Paralympics taking place March 9-18 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 670 athletes with disabilities from around the world compete in 80 events in six different sports.


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