Turmoil in Washington

Alarmed by Trump, schools protect vulnerable students

Activists and protesters with the National Center for Transgender Equality rallied in front of the White House last week.

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At least seven communities have sent home letters or posted statements after moves to restrict immigration and protections to transgender students.

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President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress gives him a welcome opportunity to refocus his young administration.

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Harvard president Drew Faust is visiting Washington to make the case to members of Congress about changes that could affect the university.

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Breaking with Republican orthodoxy, Ross said the Trump administration will work quickly to re-do the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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House Republicans have blocked an attempt by Democrats to force President Donald Trump to release his tax returns to Congress.

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Have you noticed that President Donald Trump hasn’t been sending early-morning tweets recently? There’s a reason for that, according to an aide.

Opinion | Nancy Gertner

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Donald Trump “loves” some leaks and hates others. With good reason.

Opinion | Diane Hessan

How Trump voters feel now

Talking to hundreds of people, I realized how wrong the stereotype of the Trump voter is.

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President Trump’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act could include cuts to the joint state-federal health care program.

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Trump fans rally across the nation to support the president

“Phone call after phone call from people: ‘Why aren’t we out supporting President Trump?’” said one Tea Party activist.

Fox News distances itself from controversial Swedish guest

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said Nils Bildt should not have been invited to appear in a segment on immigrants and crime in Sweden.

Republicans block bid to force Trump to release tax returns

House Republicans have blocked an attempt by Democrats to force President Donald Trump to release his tax returns to Congress.

Councilors seek exploration of a Fire Department cadet program

One year after the police cadet program has been reinstated, two city councilors are exploring a similar initiative for the Boston Fire Department to help boost the number of blacks and Latinos in the city’s fire service.

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The stretch between Donald Trump’s election and his inauguration did not exactly provide a lull in the political action.

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