Amid revolt, GOP pulls health care bill

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.

// What they said after the bill was withdrawn

Here are some highlights of what political leaders said after the Obamacare replacement bill was withdrawn.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// Why did the Obamacare repeal fail?

Repealing and replacing Obamacare has been one of the top Republican goals for the better part of a decade. How did it go wrong?

Michael A. Cohen

// Republicans never wanted to kill Obamacare

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

Postman John Uva visited with 94-year-old Tom Loftus, who said he looks forward to Uva’s visits.

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When an older neighbor recedes from view, is calling the authorities moral -- or meddling?

When Billerica police Officer Ivonne Osgood makes a well-being check, her first thought: “I hope they’re not dead.”

// ‘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.

// 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.

A young girl reads a book at the New England Mobile Book Fair in Newton Highlands in 2013.

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New England Mobile Book Fair owner mulling options

Officials in neighboring towns pitched possible new locations for the bookstore.

Talking Points

// Health care pulled, real estate startup raises $50 million, and more

A roundup of business news from Friday.

// US investigating Mosul strikes said to have killed civilians

According to local residents, perhaps as many as 200 civilians have been killed in recent US airstrikes in the northern Iraqi city.


Former day care worker pleads guilty in child rape case

Kyle P. Loughlin, 23, was sentenced to 7½ years of incarceration for assaulting three preschool-aged children at Bridgewater State University’s Children’s Center.


// ‘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.

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, left, and Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski answer questions from the media during Major League Baseball's winter meetings, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Alex Speier

For now, Dave Dombrowski will stick with the pitchers he has

The Red Sox president does not see a pressing need to add depth options for the starting rotation.


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

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

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

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.


//$medium.jpeg Address: The week in real estate

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

Special reports

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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.


// 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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