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McKenna keeps job for now; board chief to leave in May

Suffolk University president Margaret McKenna.

Suffolk University President Margaret McKenna will step down no later than the fall of 2017 when a new president will take over.

 

PR guru’s influence clouds dispute over Suffolk leader

Julie Kahn, a Regan employee who says she plans to step off the Suffolk board when her term expires this spring, with (from left) Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca, George Regan, and Suffolk trustee Bob Sheridan at an event at Fenway Park in 2011.

University president Margaret McKenna planned to examine all of the college’s external contracts, including its longstanding relationship with Regan Communications.

 

New Globe poll shows Rubio closing in on Trump in N.H.

A campaign sign for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is seen during Friday’s storm in Concord, N.H.

Marco Rubio is rising, Chris Christie is falling, and John Kasich and Jeb Bush are holding firm, a new Globe poll shows.

 

Some N.H. voters mull pick of party, not candidate

Ohio Governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich spoke to the press following a town-hall-style meeting Friday in Hollis, N.H.

Independent voters are weighing how to use their vote most effectively, with many contemplating a kind of tactical strike on the GOP side.

 

Roxbury toddler’s mother devastated after his death

Revere, MA., 02/05/16, Ashely Young describes the condition her son was in when taken from her ex-husband's house. She is the mother of the three year old Kenai who died after being in the custody of her ex-husband. After his death DCF took her other 2 children from her. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Kenai Whyte’s death is under investigation, and police have released few details about the surrounding circumstances.

 
 

Globe Events

 
 

Immersed in the View

A seaside location sets the tone for a free-flowing master bathroom with partitions and angles — but no doors to restrict sightlines.

 
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The Nation

 

There are 91 men left in the prison at Guantanamo Bay

A detainee was seen in the communal area inside Camp 6 in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

After 14 years, the U.S. detention center appears to be winding down despite opposition in Congress.

 

One dead after crane collapses in New York City

Emergency crews surveyed the collapsed crane in Lower Manhattan Friday.

The collapsed red metal lattice landed across an intersection and stretched much of a block after the accident.

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The World

 

Wife crashes her own funeral after husband hired men to kill her

When he walked out, she confronted him and said, ‘‘Surprise! I’m still alive!’’

 

Surveillance deal would allow British spies easier US access

The trans-Atlantic allies have quietly begun negotiations this month.

 

Amid Zika crisis, Brazil urges pregnant women to be cautious with a kiss

UN officials called on many Catholic-majority countries in Latin America to loosen abortion laws.

 
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Editorial & Opinion

 

Editorial

Rare consensus on drug prices must lead to action

Martin Shkreli, the former chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals who is facing federal securities fraud charges, testified before a House committee on Thursday about the price of drugs.

It is becoming clear that the indignation over drug pricing is bipartisan.

 

Federal agency’s decision won’t keep pipeline’s foes from fighting project

“Local opposition is strong and Boston politicians and other elected officials will feel plenty of encouragement to stick to their promises to fight this project.” — The Rev. Anne Bancroft

 

Energy agency’s thinking on what constitutes harm is not much of a comfort

“According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, no evidence of the potential for ‘irreparable harm’ was set forth.” — Christopher L. Chase

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Metro

 

New Globe poll shows Rubio closing in on Trump in N.H.

A campaign sign for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is seen during Friday’s storm in Concord, N.H.

Marco Rubio is rising, Chris Christie is falling, and John Kasich and Jeb Bush are holding firm, a new Globe poll shows.

 

PR guru’s influence clouds dispute over Suffolk leader

Julie Kahn, a Regan employee who says she plans to step off the Suffolk board when her term expires this spring, with (from left) Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca, George Regan, and Suffolk trustee Bob Sheridan at an event at Fenway Park in 2011.

University president Margaret McKenna planned to examine all of the college’s external contracts, including its longstanding relationship with Regan Communications.

 

Roxbury toddler’s mother devastated after his death

Revere, MA., 02/05/16, Ashely Young describes the condition her son was in when taken from her ex-husband's house. She is the mother of the three year old Kenai who died after being in the custody of her ex-husband. After his death DCF took her other 2 children from her. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Kenai Whyte’s death is under investigation, and police have released few details about the surrounding circumstances.

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Business & Tech

 

MCCA job cuts focused on Lawn on D

Kids on the swings at the Lawn on D.

David Gibbons has been running the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority for less than two months, and he’s already trimming millions from the agency’s budget.

 

Citigroup blocks customers in N.Y. from paying for fantasy sports

A DraftKings logo is displayed on a board inside of the DFS Players Conference in New York last fall.

Daily fantasy companies are under pressure on multiple fronts, including investigations by federal officials in several states.

 

FDA rejects Vertex’s application for expanded use of drug

The Vertex building at 50 Northern Ave in Boston.

The FDA rebuffed the company’s application to sell its first cystic fibrosis drug to a new subset of patients.

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Obituaries

 

Edgar Mitchell, 85; sixth man on moon wasn’t typical astronaut

Dr. Mitchell (left) and Alan Shepard in 1971 with lunar rocks they collected during the Apollo 14 mission.

Dr. Mitchell had an ‘‘epiphany’’ in space that focused him on studying consciousness, physics ,and other mysteries.

 

Georgia Davis Powers, 92; Ky. politician, rights leader

Ms. Powers spoke with Kentucky’s Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes at an event in Louisville last year.

During Kentucky’s civil rights movement, Ms. Powers was a founder of the Allied Organizations for Civil Rights.

 

Joe Alaskey, 63; a voice of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck

Mr. Alaskey won an Emmy in 2004 for ‘‘Duck Dodgers,’’ a cartoon featuring Daffy Duck as a science fiction hero.

He became one of the principal Looney Tunes actors after Mel Blanc’s death in 1989.

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Sports

 

Roger Goodell says PSI data was not collected for study

Feb 5, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a press conference at Moscone Center in advance of Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

At his state of the NFL address, the commissioner said the league was aiming for deterrence, not research.

 

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Patriots will not get exonerated at this Super Bowl

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 05: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a press conference prior to Super Bowl 50 at the Moscone Center West on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Roger Goodell’s PSI research appears to be just window dressing.

 

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

Adam McQuaid is close to rejoining Bruins

Boston Bruins' Adam McQuaid (54) checks Washington Capitals' Zach Sill (23) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The gritty defenseman is expected to return during the team’s upcoming six-game road trip.

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Good Life

 

What’s with those crazy pants, Cam Newton?

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, outfitted in a pair of gold and zebra-striped pants, gets off the plane in San Jose as the Carolina Panthers arrive in California for Super Bowl 50.

As with many atheletes, the Carolina Panthers quarterback’s mesmerizing fashion choices are anything but subtle.

 

Cozy inns to make you love winter

One of the spa tubs at Rabbit Hill Inn in Vermont.

A one- or two-night stay at one of these properties can help you associate warm feelings with the season.

 

There’s an app for that

Publish or perish

Flowstate is a new writing app that deletes your work — unless you keep working.

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Comics

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