Senate votes to end government shutdown

Senate leaders have reached an agreement to reopen the government and the body has voted to advance a bill financing federal agencies.

Ground Game

Here’s why Senate Democrats caved on the shutdown in favor of longterm political gain

The vote by Senate Democrats Monday afternoon to end the shutdown may have come with a cold logic: They were beginning to overplay their hand.

Michael A. Cohen

// Shutdown lessons: Republicans are shameless, Democrats brainless

For all the debate in Washington over who is to blame for the government shutdown — and to be clear: it’s largely the fault of Republicans — Democrats were never completely faultless.


// Why does Trump get a pass, but not Elizabeth Warren?

Nothing matters for Donald Trump, but when it comes to Elizabeth Warren, everything matters.

Comedian Aziz Ansari performs during a community concert at the Obama Foundation Summit Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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Amid Aziz Ansari accusations, singles say these are scary times to be dating

As the news supplies a steady diet of sexual misconduct accusations, those in the dating world find themselves navigating especially perilous terrain.

// Baker concerned about Senate’s Rosenberg investigation

The governor said he is worried by reports that people who wish to tell their story are skittish to do so because they fear their identities will be revealed.

// NBC’s Megyn Kelly says Jane Fonda has ‘no business’ lecturing her

Kelly’s comments came after Fonda criticized her for bringing up the subject of plastic surgery in an interview last September.

// Bruins’ Charlie McAvoy is treated for heart abnormality

The rookie defenseman had an arrhythmia that is not considered dangerous, and he is expected to miss two weeks.

Photographer Nan Goldin in 2011.


Recovering addict Nan Goldin calls on Harvard to reject money from family tied to OxyContin

The celebrated photographer, who’s been drug-free for 10 months, is taking on the Sackler family.

// Boston officials worried about retaliation after four killings in four days

Boston has seen four homicides this month, the most in years, raising concerns about retaliatory violence among the city’s warring gangs, police said.

Opinion | David M. Shribman

// Boston’s going to the Super Bowl, but Pittsburgh will win Amazon

The editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette throws cold water on Boston’s Amazon plans.

// Amazon Go store opens — with no cashiers, lines, or registers

When shoppers pull an item of the shelf, it’s added to their virtual cart, and they’re charged when they leave the store.


As usual, Patriots defense improved as season went on

Foxborough, MA - 1/21/2017 - Patriot defensive coordinator Matt Patricia isn't happy during 2nd quarter of the AFC Championship playoff game between the New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe staff)

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It’s a common element of the Super Bowl teams: In-season adjustments bring better results.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Philadelphia Eagles fans celebrate the teams win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings 38-7. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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Eagles fans are ‘a little more rough around the edges’ — to put it mildly

Eagles fans, who are awaiting their team’s Super Bowl rematch with the Patriots in two weeks, have been known to commit their own unnecessary roughness.

// Five things to know about the Eagles

Here’s what you need to know about the team the Patriots will face in Super Bowl LII.

The Season Ticket podcast

NFL reporter Ben Volin joins host Chris Gasper to break down yet another Tom Brady comeback and Super Bowl berth.

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// To Philly, with love (no, really)

This is more about Philly than Eagles fans. It’s a confident enough place to re-invent itself while respecting its history. And they’re the only folks who swear more than Bostonians.

// Olivia Culpo showed Danny Amendola all the love in a Patriots victory Instagram post

The Rhode Island native and former Miss Universe leaped into the receiver’s arms at Gillette Stadium.

// Pa. Supreme Court throws out state’s congressional map

The ruling grants a major victory to plaintiffs who had contended that districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans.

// Marijuana to become legal in Vermont as governor signs bill with ‘mixed emotions’

The state is the first in the country to authorize the recreational use of marijuana by an act of a state legislature.

Opinion & Ideas


// No bribes for Amazon

Over and over again, Massachusetts has gambled with public funds to bribe businesses.


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Special reports

Abdulkader Hayani put his daughter Ameenah to bed.

The Last Refugee: A three-part series

A series of occasional articles on the Syrian refugee families resettling here, and the local people assisting them.

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// Experts struggle to predict clinical trial outcomes

Researchers might not be as great at determining the likelihood of a clinical trial’s success as they think they are.

Real Estate

What your money rents in Cambridgeport

A sampling of the market in this neighborhood between Harvard and MIT includes a condo with high ceilings and an apartment with river views.