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Health care defeat is a stunning setback for Republicans

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: U.S. President Donald Trump reacts after Republicans abruptly pulled their health care bill from the House floor, in the Oval Office of the White House on March 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. In a big setback to the agenda of President Donald Trump and the Speaker, Ryan cancelled a vote for the American Health Care Act, the GOP plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also called 'Obamacare.' (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

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The collapse means Obamacare will stay on the books for the foreseeable future.

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Annie Linskey | Analysis

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The health care bill’s defeat is a further deterioration of President Trump’s already shaky credibility in Washington and among the American people.

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The failure of House Republicans to approve new health care legislation was met with relief in the commonwealth.

Felix Arroyo in 2002.

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Suffolk registry workers describe racial hostility, sexual harassment

An investigation uncovered allegations that some longtime white court employees actively worked to “sabotage” diversity efforts.

 Nahant letter carrier John Uva regularly checks in with Tom Loftus. He called 911 once when Loftus didn’t recognize him

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When an older neighbor recedes from view, is calling the authorities moral — or meddling?

When Billerica police Officer Ivonne Osgood makes a well-being check, her first thought: “I hope they’re not dead.”

The Nation

Health care defeat is a stunning setback for Republicans

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: U.S. President Donald Trump reacts after Republicans abruptly pulled their health care bill from the House floor, in the Oval Office of the White House on March 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. In a big setback to the agenda of President Donald Trump and the Speaker, Ryan cancelled a vote for the American Health Care Act, the GOP plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also called 'Obamacare.' (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

By Victoria McGrane

The collapse means Obamacare will stay on the books for the foreseeable future.

Annie Linskey | Analysis

Failure of health care bill is a huge setback for Trump

President Trump reacted in the Oval Office on Friday after Republicans pulled their health care bill from the House floor on the day of the vote.

By Annie Linskey

The health care bill’s defeat is a further deterioration of President Trump’s already shaky credibility in Washington and among the American people.

A president’s restless corpse may be on the move

Some say the burial place of President James K. Polk and his wife is overlooked in its current location in Nashville.

By Richard Fausset

James Polk, interred in three places since his 1849 death, may have his sleep disturbed yet again.

The World

In London attack inquiry, police make ‘significant’ arrests

epa05868191 People stand by to look at flowers and Union jack flags placed on Parliament square by well-wishers in London, Britain, 24 March 2017. Well-wishers have flocked to the scene of the 22 March terror attack to pay their respects to those killed in the attack. Scotland Yard said on 24 March 2017 that police have made nine arrests in relation to the terror attack in the Westminster Palace grounds and on Westminster Bridge on 22 March 2017 leaving at least five people dead, including the attacker, and 29 people injured. EPA/ANDY RAIN

By Dan Bilefsky

A police official said that nine people were in custody and being questioned as part of the investigation into the assailant.

Egypt roared as Hosni Mubarak fell — but it’s mute as he’s freed

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who had been held at the Maadi Military Hospital in southern Cairo, could still face a corruption probe.

By Declan Walsh

The former Egyptian president, who was detained for six years, finds his legal woes are not entirely over, though.

US investigating Mosul strikes said to have killed civilians

Residents carried the body of several people killed during fights between Iraq security forces and Islamic State on the western side of Mosul on Friday.

By Tim Arango and Helene Cooper

According to local residents, perhaps as many as 200 civilians have been killed in recent US airstrikes in the northern Iraqi city.

Editorial & Opinion

Michael A. Cohen

Republicans never wanted to kill Obamacare

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 15: A protester wears a Repeal Obamacare button on his hat during a Freedom Works rally against the proposed GOP health care plan at Upper Senate Park across from the U.S. Capitol on March 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of protesters with the conservative group Freedom Works held a rally in opposition of the proposed GOP health care plan. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

By Michael A. Cohen

It’s awfully hard to take away government benefits from people once they’ve received them.

Letters

Free market is no prescription for our health care woes

Readers react strongly to a Jeff Jacoby column calling for the end of Obamacare.

EDITORIAL

As Trump stumbles on health care, GOP must redeem itself

The right approach on health care is to sit down with experts — and yes, Democrats — and come up with changes.

Metro

When an older neighbor recedes from view, is calling the authorities moral — or meddling?

 Nahant letter carrier John Uva regularly checks in with Tom Loftus. He called 911 once when Loftus didn’t recognize him

By Beth Teitell

When Billerica police Officer Ivonne Osgood makes a well-being check, her first thought: “I hope they’re not dead.”

Suffolk registry workers describe racial hostility, sexual harassment

Felix Arroyo in 2002.

By Andrew Ryan and Stephanie Ebbert

An investigation uncovered allegations that some longtime white court employees actively worked to “sabotage” diversity efforts.

A missing wedding license couldn’t stop this Medway marriage

Newlyweds Anthony and Jaime Parchesky (formerly Jaime Mullin) held on to the wedding license that almost messed up their wedding plans.

By Laura Crimaldi

“I forgot to pick up the license,” Anthony Parchesky told his mother.

Business & Tech

MassHealth can breathe a sigh of relief — for now

House Speaker Paul Ryan walked away from a podium after telling the news media that he pulled the health care overhaul bill on Friday.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey and Felice J. Freyer

The failure of House Republicans to approve new health care legislation was met with relief in the commonwealth.

Chinese company building new MBTA trains keeps on rolling

China Railroad Rolling Stock Corp. is building a $95 million factory in Springfield.

By Adam Vaccaro

China Railroad Rolling Stock Corp. has used the contract — and its new Springfield factory — to add contracts in Philly and LA.

Mnuchin says administration tax plan coming soon

“Tax reform is a lot simpler” than health care reform, said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

By Martin Crutsinger

The treasury secretary said the goal is to get a program approved by Congress by August.

Obituaries

Chandler Robbins, 98, friend to birds and bird-watchers

Mr. Robbins was revered as a father of modern ornithology.

By Emily Langer

Mr. Robbins, a Belmont native and a Harvard graduate, was revered as a father of modern ornithology.

Mother Divine, 91; former stenographer took over husband’s cult

Mother Divine led the International Peace Mission Movement.

By William Grimes

Mother Divine, who led the International Peace Mission Movement, was a mysterious figure.

John W. Walsh, 68; fought for cure for lung disease

By Sam Roberts

The disease killed Mr. Walsh’s mother and also afflicted his sister, twin brother, and him.

Sports

Celtics 130, Suns 120

Phoenix’s Devin Booker drops 70 on Celtics in loss

An off-balance 3-pointer by Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker brought the TD Garden fans to their feet.

By Adam Himmelsbach

Phoenix’s 20-year-old guard Devin Booker scored a TD Garden-record 70 points in the loss.

After in-game adjustment, Drew Pomeranz clicks

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, March 24, 2017, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox lefthander was getting battered for two innings Friday against the Blue Jays. Then he figured it out.

West Regional | BU 4, North Dakota 3

Charlie McAvoy’s double-overtime goal lifts BU

Boston University defenseman Charlie McAvoy (7) skates to forward Clayton Keller (19) after scoring during the second overtime of an NCAA West Regional college hockey game against North Dakota, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Fargo, N.D. Boston U won 4-3. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

By Sam Evers

The Terriers will play Minnesota-Duluth in the West Regional final on Saturday.

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NCAA East Regional | Harvard 3, Providence 0

Harvard shuts out Providence

By John Powers

MINNESOTA AT REVOLUTION | 2 P.M. (CSN)

Revolution will try again with home opener

By Marisa Ingemi

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

‘You got a problem with it? Do something.’

By Gary Washburn

SOUTH CAROLINA 70, BAYLOR 50

South Carolina stays on roll, routs Baylor

By Jim O’Connell

NFL NOTEBOOK

Bears add Mark Sanchez as backup quarterback

By wire reports

Celtics notebook

Celtics taking it one game a time

By Adam Himmelsbach

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Red Sox think outside the box with Brian Butterfield

By Peter Abraham and Alex Speier

spring training report

Toronto’s J.A. Happ holds Red Sox in check

By Peter Abraham

North Carolina 92, Butler 80

North Carolina pulls away from Butler

By Clay Bailey

Kentucky 86, UCLA 75

Kentucky takes down UCLA, advances to South final

By Teresa M. Walker

Sports Log

Ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier found guilty

By staff and wire reports

NBA Roundup

LeBron James helps Cavaliers get back on track

By the Associated Press

GOLF ROUNDUP

Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson advance at Match Play

By the Associated Press

JOE SULLIVAN | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Handicapping Saturday’s NCAA Tournament games

By Joe Sullivan

Bruins at Islanders | 7 p.m. (NESN)

Bruins noncommittal about Tuukka Rask starting against Islanders

By Anthony Gulizia

Good Life

How Peter Edouard turned his keen sense of style into apparel company Mathmatik Athletics

Peter Edouard is the founder and CEO of Mathmatik Athletics, a sports apparel company based in Dorchester.

By Emily Sweeney

When the top basketball players from the Boston Public Schools hit the court Saturday for the Boston City League All Star game, they’ll be wearing uniforms created by Mathmatik Athletics.

This is the art exhibit we all need right now

Kids explore artist Amy Archambault‘s exhibit, “Hideout,” at the Boston Children’s Museum.

By Alex Frandsen

Miss those forts you made as a kid? “Hideout,” a new exhibit at the Boston Children’s Museum, has just what you (and your kids) need.

Michael Andor Brodeur | tech nomad

Never again having to answer the question: Where r u?

The Google Maps app on a smartphone.

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Google Maps’ live tracking update could bring families closer together and push privacy farther away.

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TV Critic’s Corner

A three-course chef show tasting menu

By Michael Andor Brodeur

OBSESSIONS

Sleek seder

By Marni Elyse Katz

Love Letters

He’s close with his ex-wife

By Meredith Goldstein