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Special report | Part 1

Fleeing Syria for Donald Trump’s America

The trip was over for these refugees. They had found a home in Mass. But uncertainty lay ahead: Tomorrow, Trump would be sworn in.

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// After leaving the priesthood for love, a return to the altar

Frank Daly’s remarkable journey is a story of a priestly calling that was coaxed back to life after searing grief.

Dreams of a common on the waterfront

The Trustees of Reservations have zeroed in on five areas to create a public space that would likely cost tens of millions.

Les Vants/Boston Planning & Development Agency

The Trustees of Reservations are considering five locations along Boston Harbor for a public park.

Spotlight Follow-up

// A depleted state system fails many with serious mental illness

People with mental illness under the supervision of the Department of Mental Health have endangered themselves or others recently, including one who died.

The Nation

news analysis

Why Republicans were in such a hurry on health care

Without the tax savings from the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, tax restructuring, Republican Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin admitted, will be ‘‘more difficult.’’

By Matt O’Brien

Only by rushing to reshape a full sixth of the American economy would Republicans be able to use health care to pave the way for the rest of their agenda.


Trump supporters blame anyone but president for bill’s failure

By Max Siegelbaum and David Steen Martin

They blame the establishment. They blame the Democrats. They blame the media.

Donald Trump keeps getting in his own way

President Trump — who sold himself as a winner who could turn the country around — has endured missteps, controversies, resignations, and investigations.

By Michael D. Shear

His failure to make good on his promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is only the latest setback.

The World

North Korea’s ambition seen in attempt to breach global banks

By Paul Mozur and Choe Sang-Hun

When hackers tried to break into Polish banks late last year, they left a trail of information about their intentions.

London attacker taught in Saudi Arabia for 2 years

Khalid Masood, 52, was known in England for having a violent temper.

By Gregory Katz

Khalid Masood, who killed four people in last week’s attack, was known for having a violent temper.

Mosul airstrikes were at the request of Iraq, US command says

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

By Sinan Salaheddin

The coalition said in a statement that the airstrikes were conducted March 17.

Editorial & Opinion

Renée Graham

Let’s speak truth of the dead

CHICAGO - JANUARY 01: Chuck Berry performs at the Congress Theater on January 1, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

By Renée Graham

A good man who sometimes fell short of glory in life didn’t become a saint in death.


The budget battle of the high school cliques

HEATHERS, Shannen Doherty, Winona Ryder, Kim Walker, 1989. TM and Copyright 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. Library Tag 01112004 Ideas Library Tag 07282006 Sidekick

By Dante Ramos

President Trump’s budget is akin to telling the football squad or the ruthless Heathers from “Heathers” that they’re back in charge. Sorry, science club and theater kids.


Deliver us from Scripture-citers

Holy Bible on old wooden church table, top view

By Jeff Jacoby

The Bible is a sacred text, not Cliffs Notes for federal budgeteers.



After leaving the priesthood for love, a return to the altar

Frank Daly left the priesthood to get married in 1978. After his wife died two years ago, he was allowed to resume his calling.

By Thomas Farragher

Frank Daly’s remarkable journey is a story of a priestly calling that was coaxed back to life after searing grief.

Spotlight Follow-up

A depleted state system fails many with serious mental illness

James Boyd Jr.’s death is one of seven recent incidents involving Department of Mental Health clients living in the community, frequently without proper supervision. Marilyn Boyd, his sister, looked through a bag of his belongings for the first time.

By Scott Helman and Jenna Russell

People with mental illness under the supervision of the Department of Mental Health have endangered themselves or others recently, including one who died.

Special report | Part 1

Fleeing Syria for Donald Trump’s America

The trip was over for these refugees. They had found a home in Mass. But uncertainty lay ahead: Tomorrow, Trump would be sworn in.

Business & Tech

Less parking in the suburbs? Some communities head in that direction

This 99-unit apartment building in Chicago doesn’t have a single parking space for residents. The building is across from a rail stop and a dedicated bike lane.

By Katheleen Conti

An increasing number of communities dotting Boston’s inner ring have taken steps to revisit parking requirements in certain areas.

Dreams of a common on the waterfront

The Trustees of Reservations have zeroed in on five areas to create a public space that would likely cost tens of millions.

By Tim Logan

The Trustees of Reservations are considering five locations along Boston Harbor for a public park.


Amazon is planning its next assault on retail right here in Massachusetts

Amazon Go stores won’t have cashiers — or checkout lines.

By Scott Kirsner

The online retailer has assembled a team in Hudson that is working on the technology to run the new Amazon Go stores.


Bruins 2, Islanders 1

Unlikely heroes put brakes on Bruins’ free-fall

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: Stephen Gionta #24 of the New York Islanders attempts to deflect a shot past Anton Khudobin #35 of the Boston Bruins during the second period at the Barclays Center on March 25, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Backup goaltender Anton Khudobin gave up only one goal and Riley Nash scored two goals to snap a poorly timed losing streak.


Will Andrew Benintendi be the Red Sox’ next superstar?

FILE - In this March 3, 2017, file photos, Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi hits a double against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning in a spring training baseball game, in Kissimmee, Fla. Benintendi made it to the majors last August and hit .295 with two homers and 14 RBIs in 34 games. He also went deep in the AL Division Series against Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

By Dan Shaughnessy

His 2016 sample was spectacular, but short, almost Garoppolo-esque.


Stephon Gilmore should work out well with Patriots

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 23: New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore works out on March 22, 2017 at Athlete by Design in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Brian Blanco for the Boston Globe)

By Ben Volin

Gilmore is not a big talker and he loves football, traits favored by Bill Belichick.

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What changes could rise from NFL league meetings?

By Ben Volin


Will teams blow away White Sox for Jose Quintana?

By Nick Cafardo


John Wall scores 37 as Wizards stun Cavaliers

By the Associated Press


Rest and refueling critical to NHL player performance

By Fluto Shinzawa

Bruins notebook

Tuukka Rask sits out with a lower-body injury

By Kevin Paul Dupont


UConn women knock off UCLA, advance to Elite Eight

By the Associated Press


Boston showcases best of city hoops all-stars

By Tyler Blint-Welsh


Jaylen Brown could change how rookies enter the league

By Gary Washburn

NCAA West Regional final | Duluth 3, BU 2

Duluth eliminates BU in overtime

By Sam Evers


Indiana hires Dayton basketball coach Archie Miller

By staff and wire reports

NASCAR AUTO CLUB 400 | 3:30 P.M. (FOX)

It’s time for NASCAR to go Hollywood

By Greg Beacham


A look at Sunday’s regional finals

By Joe Sullivan


Upstart Oregon KO’s top-seeded Kansas

By Dave Skretta


Gonzaga routs Xavier, heads to first Final Four

By John Marshall

NCAA hockey tournament roundup

Notre Dame rallies past Minnesota

By staff and wire reports


Bradley, Kendrick, Sandoval shine in split-squad games

By Nick Cafardo and Alex Speier


David Price starts to throw again

By Nick Cafardo

NCAA East Regional | Harvard 3, Air Force 2

Harvard headed to Frozen Four after beating Air Force

By John Powers


UMass Lowell blanks Cornell

By Frank Dell’Apa

World Cup Soccer

US squad’s qualifying victory comes at a cost

By Janie McCauley


Revolution beat Minnesota United in home opener

By Owen Pence



We are the war on terror, and the war on terror is us

By Thanassis Cambanis

A global war, by definition, must also be waged at home.


Toilet paper at the Temple of Heaven

A man uses an automatic toilet paper dispenser that uses facial recognition technology at a public toilet at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing on March 21, 2017. A years-long crime spree by Chinese toilet paper thieves may have reached the end of its roll after park officials in southern Beijing installed facial recognition technology to flush out bathroom bandits. / AFP PHOTO / WANG Zhao (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

By the Ideas team

A digest of big ideas in little bites.

Ideas | S.I. Rosenbaum

How to revive Massachusetts’ first language

By S.I. Rosenbaum

For more than a century, the language of the Mashpee Wampanoag had no living speakers.

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Uncommon Knowledge

Exploring the ‘Hillary doctrine’

By Kevin Lewis


Bronia Wheeler, 91, actor, director, and teacher

A photo of Ms. Wheeler in the 1950s. Early in her acting career, she appeared on stage and television.

By Bryan Marquard

Among Ms. Wheeler’s strengths was an appreciation of writing that was informed by her childhood as the daughter of immigrants.

Robert Silvers, 87; edited New York Review of Books

Mr. Silvers at his office in 2012.

By Hillel Italie

Mr. Silvers helped create a literary magazine of lasting influence.

Morton Deutsch, 97, expert on conflict resolution

By Sam Roberts

Mr. Deutsch’s principles provided a theoretical framework for various Cold War negotiations.

Sunday Arts

Critic’s Notebook | Theater

What’s the role of theater in this time of Trump?

By Don Aucoin

Should playwrights shift into a higher gear to rebut the Trump narrative? They say no.

Photography review

At the MFA, bearing witness to the unbearable

“Lodz ghetto: Scarecrow with yellow Jude star” by Henryk Ross.

By Mark Feeney

Henryk Ross’s Lodz Ghetto photographs are a unique document of the Holocaust.

My Instagram

Michela West

By Lexi Peery

Besides capturing beautiful street shots of iconic city sights, the 23-year-old Brighton resident is working on a project about female empowerment through dance.

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the one thing

A spa that focuses on the inside and out

By Marni Elyse Katz


Dear Facebook Messenger, I need you to calm down

By Michael Andor Brodeur

doc talk | peter keough

ReelAbilities Film Festival aims to spark dialogue

By DocTalk / Peter Keough

new england literary news | NINA MACLAUGHLIN

Jamaica Plain poet wins Yale younger poets prize

By Nina MacLaughlin

book review

In these mysteries, trouble is at hand

By Daneet Steffens

Local bestsellers

By Lexi Peery

the story behind the book | kate tuttle

A biographer of the English language

By Kate Tuttle

scene here | local films, festivals, and faces

Boston’s LGBT festival has moves and ‘Groves’

By Loren King


Casualties of war: two key church organs

By Matthew Guerrieri


The best dog-friendly inns in New England

A pup at Blue — Inn on the Beach, on Plum Island.

By Lauren Daley

Have pup, will travel.

Let me be polite, because you aren’t. Please don’t recline.

By Jennifer Peter

In my book, unapologetic airplane recliners are on the same page as people who smoke cigars on beaches, talk in movie theaters, and don’t clean up after their dogs.

My ticket entitles me to recline, and doing so doesn’t make me an entitled person.

By Billy Baker

Let’s be clear about one thing: Those few inches in front of you are not your space.

Real Estate

How to build a raised bed garden

By Rob Robillard

Growing your garden in a raised bed reduces the threat of lead contamination posed by city soil.

What does your money buy in Pembroke?

203 Center St., Pembroke

By Jon Mael

A sampling of homes for sale in this Southeastern Massachusetts town includes a home on a pond with hardwood floors and a recently updated Colonial.


Globe Magazine

Snowy scenes from New England’s largest sled dog race

Fort Kent, ME -- 3/4/2017 - Dogs on Ashley Patterson's team take off from the start of the 2017 Can-Am Crown 209 mile Race. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: dogsled Reporter:

Dogs and their mushers sped over 200 miles in Maine for the 25th annual Can-Am Crown 250 sled dog race.

Globe Magazine

Decades later, can a Navy fighter pilot finally find his father’s downed plane?

Captain Eual Cathey (left), an L-20 Beaver aircraft, and the site where Cathey’s plane crashed in Vermont.

By Brian Castner

Jeff Cathey knew he needed to stand on the spot where his Army pilot father died. He needed to face the family history head-on.

Perspective | Magazine

What your optometrist doesn’t want you to know

By Chris Morris

Your pupillary distance measurement is key to ordering eyeglasses online, but getting it can be a battle — and it shouldn’t be.

Globe North

Burlington is thriving as boom town

A rendering of the mixed-use development planned for 154-160 Cambridge St. (Route 3A) in Burlington. (GRLA (Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects), Hopkinton)

By John Laidler

The vacant Building 19½ site, slated to become 48,000 square feet of retail space and 29 residential units, is just the town’s latest development.

A light at the end of the tunnel

By Brion O’Connor

At Smart Light Sports in Woburn, Joe Dellanno has found a way to teach kids with special needs how to play the games they love.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

By P.J. Wright

Luke Connolly of Salem won his third Youth New England Wrestling Championship.

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What happened when a Native American was murdered in 1813?

By Kathy Shiels Tully

Beverly Beckham

Learning, and trying, to be an ‘upstander’

By Beverly Beckham


A champion of fair housing in Lynn

By Kathy Shiels Tully


My Diner: Southie’s loss is Melrose’s gain

By Stephanie Schorow


Chelmsford boys hungry for more volleyball glory

By PJ Wright

Globe South

Fight brewing in East Bridgewater against a school for bullied kids

NORWELL, MA - 3/06/2017: Giving a pat on the back is Shannon O'Connor (cq) in her history class to CODY a therapy dog who gets much attention and gives it at the Chapman Farm School in Norwell. The school is for kids who have trouble in regular schools because they are sensitive and tend to get bullied. The school has been trying to move to a former llama farm in East Bridgewater, but she has run into opposition from her neighbors there who have sued to keep the school out (David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo) SECTION: REGIONAL TOPIC xxsobullied

By Johanna Seltz

Neighbors have filed a lawsuit saying the town Planning Board exceeded its authority when it gave permission for the school, which they say will cause traffic problems on their dead-end street.


Archbishop Williams, Notre Dame Academy look back at title seasons

Archbishop Williams players, Meagan Donovan and Asiah Dingle celebrate with seconds left in the fourth period, taking the Division 3 State Championship trophy home, after defeating Hoosac Valley, at Blake Arena, Springfield College, on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe

By Brian Mozey

Both the Archbishop Williams girls basketball and Notre Dame Academy girls hockey teams won state titles despite entirely different expectations as their seasons started.

In Hanover, ‘this one’s for you’

Springfield MA 3/18/17 Hanover High School Indians players celebrate their 58-43 victory over Palmer High Panthers winning the 2017 Boys Division 3 MIAA State Finals at MassMutual Center. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

By Brian Mozey

Even before the Hanover boys’ basketball team clinched the Division 3 state title, the program’s first championship, March 18 in Springfield, the locals were treating the players like royalty.

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GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

By Brian Mozey

Mark Your Calendar

With spring, gardeners’ fantasies turn to green

By Robert Knox

Local Fare

Siblings name Plymouth eatery after grandma

By Ellen Albanese

Community Bulletin Board

By Alejandro Serrano

Business Plan

Duxbury couple roll with business of traveling

By Paul E. Kandarian

Globe West

From fashion to ax throwing, cable show expands women’s networks

By Nancy Shohet West

“Woman2Woman Today,” hosted by Natick resident Jen Maseda, is celebrating its one-year anniversary with Access Framingham TV.

More towns calling timeout on marijuana stores

By John Hilliard

Westborough voters approved a ban blocking retailers from selling recreational pot, and at least a dozen other communities could have temporary moratoriums by later this spring.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Maura Sticco-Ivins of Framingham is a two-time NCAA champion for Wellesley College.

By Logan Mullen

Maura Sticco-Ivins of Framingham, who dives for Wellesley College, won the 1-meter and 3-meter titles at the NCAA Division 3 Championship.