How to save thousands a year from gun violence

Massachusetts has the most stringent gun safety laws in the country. It also has the nation’s lowest rate of gun deaths. Here are #7steps your state can take to save lives.


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Mike Pence finds refuge on the road

Ensconced in the relative luxury of Air Force Two, Vice President Mike Pence has been able to ride out some of the rockiest patches of Trump’s tumultuous presidency.

// President Trump threatens veto on $1.3 trillion budget

President Trump threw doubt on the bill passed by Congress in a Friday morning tweet.

// Here’s what you need for new driver’s licenses

Real ID licenses will be needed by late 2020 to board domestic flights and to enter federal buildings.

// At least 2 dead after gunman attacks French supermarket

Officers stormed the French supermarket where a suspect allegedly took hostages and shot people before being killed by police himself.

// Victim in Maryland school shooting dies

Jaelynn was shot in the head Tuesday at Great Mills High School by 17-year-old Austin Rollins. Police say the two had been in a relationship that recently ended.

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Cambridge police searching for driver who struck 14-year-old

Cambridge police are asking the public to help identify the driver who struck and injured a 14-year-old on a bicycle last week and then fled the scene.

// Tale of the tape: President Trump vs. Joe Biden

Who would win in a match-up between the 45th president and the former vice president? Let’s look at the stats.

// Ex-playmate says Trump offered to pay her after sex

Former Playboy model Karen McDougal said Thursday that he hurt her feelings by offering her money after they were ‘‘intimate.’’

// Stormy Daniels beating Trump at his own game

The adult film star has rolled out a textbook negative media campaign against the master of media manipulation. And the worst for President Trump is yet to come.

// Energized and emboldened, teens lead the fight against gun violence

The country — including Boston — has a long history of activist movements with young people at the forefront.

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// As problems pile up, is Charlie Baker holding up his end of the bargain?

When we elected the governor, we gave up on a bold vision for Massachusetts in return for a promise of good government. But has he delivered?

Fort Myers, FL 2/15/2018: Position players, including now veterans Xander Bogaerts (second from left) and Mookie Betts (second from right) get loose together at the start of today's workout. Spring Training for the Red Sox continued today at the Player Development Complex at Jet Blue Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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In the millennial age, it’s a whole different ballgame

Today’s ballplayers have every amenity, convenience, and assistance at their fingertips — not like the old days.


// Here’s what Alan Dershowitz said when we asked if he’ll join Trump legal team

The former Harvard Law professor has been an outspoken supporter of some of the president’s legal positions.

// Giant animatronic T-rex goes up in dramatic flames in Colorado

The 24-foot-tall reptile replica at the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience was set ablaze by an electrical malfunction in the early afternoon.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick watches Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith (3) run a drill during Georgia Pro Day, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Athens. Pro Day is intended to showcase talent to NFL scouts for the upcoming draft. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Chad Finn

A few observations on the Patriots’ offseason so far

There is still a glaring need, but things are starting to feel normal again as the shock of the Super Bowl wears off.

// Even the naughtiest cat listens to this whisperer

Ignoring the litter box? Jumping on tables? Rachel Geller of Newton has the answer for misbehaving felines — and their harried owners.

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Chris Evans on his love of tap dancing, ‘Captain America,’ and his Broadway debut

Twice a week since he’s been living in New York, Evans, who ordinarily splits his time between his native Boston and Los Angeles, has taken refuge in tap -- when he’s not starring in “Lobby Hero.”

// Mile-high waterfall might have once connected eastern, western Mediterranean

The waterfall might have once connected the western and eastern Mediterranean Sea as it filled up after drying out 6 million years ago.

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// How Meredith Goldstein became an advice columnist when her own love life was falling apart

An exclusive excerpt from the Love Letters columnist’s new memoir, “Can’t Help Myself.”

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// The Love Letters podcast: How to get over an ex

Is rebound sex empowering, or does it leave you feeling lonelier? Meredith Goldstein investigates.

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Vote in round 3 of Munch Madness

The results are in from Round 2 of this year’s Munch Madness restaurant tournament bracket. Appropriately for New England, seafood dominated.

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// To curtail gun violence, repeal the Dickey Amendment

The 1996 law is essentially a gag order on medical research into gun violence.

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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// Inside the ‘cult’ that catapulted conductor James Levine’s career

At the beginning of the maestro’s 50-year career, Levine ran what some young musicians considered a cult, allegedly making members take loyalty tests and engage in group sex.

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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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