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Will Trump crack down on marijuana?

The Trump administration raised the prospect Thursday of a federal crackdown on recreational pot.

// Democrats are seeing a surge in local activism. Now what do they do with it?

A wave of political dissent has swept the country, causing a surge of activity on the ground floor of the Democratic Party.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// Millennials may never get out of their parents’ homes

Why has living at home become so en vogue among millennials?

The Nation

Justice Department will again use private prisons

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, then-Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Attorney General Sessions has signaled his support for the federal government's use of private prisons, rescinding a memo meant to phase out their use. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

By Matt Zapotosky

The Justice Department will once again use private prisons to house federal inmates, reversing an Obama-era directive to stop using the facilities.

Civil rights groups, Baker say White House is sending misguided signal on transgender rights

Gov. Charlie Baker.

By Astead W. Herndon

The Trump order rescinded guidance that instructs schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice.

Dakota Access oil pipeline camp cleared of protesters

By James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson

Authorities on Thursday cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting three dozen holdouts who had defied a government order to leave.

The World

Iraqi forces take most of Mosul airport in push against Islamic State group

Smoke billowed as Iraqi forces attacked Mosul airport Thursday during an offensive to retake the western side of the city.

By Rukmini Callimachi and Michael R. Gordon

The airport capture is an important milestone in the broader offensive to retake from the Islamic State group the western half of the city, allied and Iraqi officials said Thursday.

Philippine court orders arrest of prominent critic of Rodrigo Duterte

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017 file photo, Philippine Senator Leila de Lima gestures during a postponed news conference at the Philippine Senate in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. De Lima, a Philippine opposition senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug crackdown was arrested Friday, Feb. 24 on drug charges but professed her innocence and vowed she would not get cowed by a leader she called a

By Jim Gomez

Senator Leila de Lima has denied the charges, which she said were part of an attempt by Duterte to muzzle critics of his antidrug crackdown.

Rich in symbols, short on substance, UN resumes Syria talks

Staffan de Mistura, center, the UN special envoy, said Syrians “are waiting for a relief of their own suffering.”


The sides met face to face for the first time in UN mediation in three years Thursday.

Editorial & Opinion

Joan Wickersham

Cooking up a better future

By Joan Wickersham

The students in Bunker Hill Community College’s culinary arts program are cooking up a different kind of education.

Opinion | Roger Lowenstein

The self-defeating limits of ‘America First’

Charles A. Lindbergh speaks at the America First rally at Madison Square Garden in New York, May 23, 1941. (AP Photo)

By Roger Lowenstein

What “America First” — in Charles Lindbergh’s time and now —overlooks, is that the world economy is a highly interconnected and interdependent ecosystem.

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

Trump promised ‘coherent foreign policy’ — where is it?

Thousands of Mexicans take part in an anti-Trump march in Mexico City, on February 12, 2017. Mexicans took to the streets against US President Donald Trump, hitting back at his anti-Mexican rhetoric and vows to make the country pay for his

By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson needs to assert himself as the primary — voice of foreign policy.

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Don’t mess with Maura Healey, Texas

By Scot Lehigh


Will Trump crack down on marijuana?

Marijuana buds.

By Joshua Miller

The Trump administration raised the prospect Thursday of a federal crackdown on recreational pot.

Authorities are seeking person of interest in Marcotte murder case

Steven Therrien, standing next to his wife Diega, aunt and uncle to Vanessa Marcotte, reads a statement outside the First Congregational Church in Princeton, Mass., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. Vanessa's parents John Marcotte and Rossana Marcotte stand by. The family of Vanessa, a 27-year-old New York City woman, who was killed while out running near her mother's Massachusetts home is establishing a foundation in her name and renewing a call for the public's help in solving the case. (Christine Peterson/Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP)

By Michael Levenson

“We want to do everything we can to find this killer,” Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said.

Carjack victim details ordeal with murder suspect

2/21/17 Wes Doughty (D.O.B. 08/22/1977). Mr. DOUGHTY is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Essex District Attorney's Office obtained an arrest warrant for DOUGHTY in connection with a double murder at 19 Farm Avenue in Peabody on Saturday, February 18th. Various law enforcement assets, including the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and the Peabody Police, have actively searched for the suspect since. If anyone sees him or knows his whereabouts, they are asked to contact 911 or the Massachusetts State Police at 1-800-KAPTURE (1-800-527-8873) immediately.

By Nestor Ramos, Eric Moskowitz and Jan Ransom

A suspect in a brutal double-homicide in Peabody is believed to have carjacked a male driver in Middleton on Wednesday night.

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By Kevin Cullen

Movie Review

★★★ Cat lovers will love ‘Kedi’

By Peter Keough


A deal on John Legend tickets in March

By Meredith Goldstein


Meghan Trainor is a Smurf

By Emily Sweeney


Quote of the day: Ronnie DeVoe

By Emily Sweeney


Boston Ballet gives a lift to five dancers

By Meredith Goldstein


A tasty Oscar wager

By Emily Sweeney

Business & Tech

Big plans for ‘hidden gem’ on Dorchester waterfront

Boston, MA--2/23/2017 - Architect Kevin Dealer (cq) stands on an existing pier. (Venezia (cq) restaurant, left rear, is not part of the development.) Developer Ryan Sillery (cq) has bought property at Russo/MarineMax (cq) in Dorchester. RODE Architects Inc partners Dealer and Eric Robinson (cq) are designing a redevelopment, that will include waterfront condos, a hotel, restaurant, park, retail space, and a refurbished marina. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 24marine Reporter: Jon Chesto

By Jon Chesto

A South Boston-based developer is hoping to tap into the potential of Dorchester’s Port Norfolk peninsula.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Millennials may never get out of their parents’ homes

By Evan Horowitz

Why has living at home become so en vogue among millennials?

Trump’s moves could embolden unscrupulous employers

By Beth Healy

The possibility of arrest could keep undocumented workers from speaking out about unsafe conditions, advocates say.


Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus, much-honored MIT physicist, mentor to female scientists

Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus in 2007.

By Bryan Marquard

Dr. Dresselhaus, a physicist and an institute professor emerita at MIT, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Alan Colmes, liberal in ‘lion’s den’ of Fox News

Mr. Colmes joined the fledging Fox News Channel in 1996 and hosted the political talk show with Hannity for 12 years.

By Emily Langer

The top-rated television commentator was cohost with conservative Sean Hannity of ‘‘Hannity & Colmes.’’

Kaci Kullman Five, Nobel committee chair

By Henrik Pryser Libell

Ms. Kullmann Five, a former member of the Norwegian parliament, which appoints the five-member Nobel committee, joined the panel in 2003.


Bruins 4, Kings 1

Anton Khudobin pulls out the stops in Bruins’ win

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings looks back on his shot as it is saved by Anton Khudobin #35 of the Boston Bruins and Zdeno Chara #33 giving chase during the second period at Staples Center on February 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

By Kevin Paul Dupont

The backup goalie made 27 saves in a 4-1 victory over the Kings.


Danny Ainge can’t put off making a move much longer

4/26/13: Boston, MA: Celtics president Danny Ainge leapt out of his seat and screamed at an officila, looking for a first quarter foul on the Knicks, but he didn't get it. The Boston Celtics hosted the New York Knicks in Game Three of an NBA Eastern Conference Quarter Final playoff series at the TD Garden. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) section: sports topic: Celtics-Knicks

By Christopher L. Gasper

Once again the Celtics allowed their fans to be led on, only for a letdown.


What’s next for Katie Nolan at Fox Sports?

Katie Nolan (right) hosted Garbage Time on FOX Sports 1 at the White Horse Tavern in Allston in Sept. 2015.

By Chad Finn

Her “Garbage Time” appears to be up, but the network would be wise to make good use of her.

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Pablo Sandoval was in fine shape for Red Sox opener

By Dan Shaughnessy


Stunning comeback gives Latin Academy City League boys’ hockey title

By James Duffy

Gary Washburn | ON BASKETBALL

Danny Ainge made right move by not making trade

By Gary Washburn


In Falmouth, perseverance and commitment

By David Souza


Tim Schaller gets message from Bruins

By Kevin Paul Dupont


Jerrod Clark helps power Brighton to another City title

By Owen Pence


New Mission completes mission, wins Boston City title

By Nate Weitzer


Isaiah Thomas did some recruiting during All-Star Weekend

By Adam Himmelsbach


PairWise provides a peek into the NCAA Tournament

By Brandan Blom


First place is still the goal for Harvard basketball

By Julian Benbow


BC can’t stay with UMass Lowell

By Barbara Matson


Moreland, Travis go deep against Northeastern

By Peter Abraham


Ground Game

Is this what Mike Pence wanted all along?

Vice President Mike Pence.

By James Pindell

“Pence knew what he was getting into by signing up with Trump,” said one national political analyst.


Television review

‘When We Rise’ traces the gay rights fight over decades

ABC’s four-night miniseries “When We Rise” was written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

By Matthew Gilbert

Written by the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Milk,” ABC’s four-night miniseries is important and timely, yet flawed.

Movie Review

A comic thriller that’s scary as all ‘Get Out’

Daniel Kaluuya in a scene from “Get Out.”

By Peter Keough

Jordan Peele’s debut feature is expertly crafted, devastatingly subversive, and a hilarious commentary on race.

Art Review

Baroque master Carlo Dolci gets his first US retrospective

Carlo Dolci’s “Saint John the Evangelist Writing the Book of Revelation,” part of “The Medici’s Painter.”

By Cate McQuaid

At Wellesley College’s Davis Museum, Baroque master Carlo Dolci gets his first US retrospective.