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Brigham and Women’s offers buyouts to 1,600 workers

The hospital is being squeezed as payments from insurers and the government are flattening while costs grow.

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The settlement resolves allegations that a stem cell research lab fraudulently obtained federal grant funding.

Stress levels for airline passengers begin to rise at the security checkpoints.

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analysis

Despite United’s apology and settlement, don’t expect air travel to get any smoother

As the number of people flying reaches record levels this year, stress among passengers and airline staff will only get worse.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Construction_2.jpg This UMass Boston program faces uncertain future

The nursing school, one of the campus’s most successful programs, is looking for a new home.

Then-governor Deval Patrick spoke with his secretary of administration, Jay Gonzalez (left), and Timothy Murray.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff file/2011

Campaign season splinters former Patrick team

The sheer human sprawl of Deval Patrick’s two statewide campaigns and eight years in office made some fracturing inevitable.

Fans walked down Lansdowne Street before the opening day game earlier this month.

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As a precaution, police to shut Lansdowne Street on Red Sox game days

The move comes after attacks around the world in which terrorists drove cars or trucks into large groups of people.

The Nation

Senate Dems block quick vote on short-term spending bill

By Kelsey Snell

Senate Democrats late Thursday blocked a quick vote on a short-term spending bill to keep the government open, roiling Washington with brinkmanship less than 30 hours before a midnight Friday deadline for a shutdown and President Donald Trump's 100th day in office.

Final Ark. execution hits close to home of death row

Kenneth Williams murdered the assistant warden of the Cummins Unit prison, where he had escaped from in 1999.

By Alan Blinder and Manny Fernandez

The state planned to execute its fourth prisoner in seven days, after the Supreme Court rejected claims that the inmate is ineligible for the death penalty.

Hundreds rally in Berkeley after Coulter talk canceled

BERKELEY, CA - APRIL 27: Right wing activists hold signs during a rally at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park on April 27, 2017 in Berkeley, California. Protestors are gathering in Berkeley to protest the cancellation of a speech by American conservative political commentator Ann Coulter at UC Berkeley. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

By Jocelyn Gecker

Berkeley, known as the home of the free speech movement, was under heavy police watch on Thursday as hundreds of people waving American flags and chanting “USA” gathered in a park.

The World

French court refuses to extradite Kosovo ex-prime minister

epa05931730 Former Kosovo's Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj (C) is welcomed by thousands of Kosovar Albanians on his arrival in Pristina, Kosovo, 27 April 2017. The former Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo has been released as French court has refused to extradite him to Serbia's authorities based on a 2004 international arrest warrant issued by Serbia. EPA/PETRIT PRENAJ

By ANGELA CHARLTON

The decision prompted anger in Serbia and joy in Kosovo in a case that has aggravated tensions between the rival neighbors.

Syria blames Israel for attack on Damascus airport

By Ian Fisher

Syrian and rebel officials blamed Israel for explosions at warehouses near the airport Israeli news media said were housing weapons bound for Hezbollah.

4,000 Canadian families will soon get paid by Ontario for doing nothing

By Alan Freeman

Ontario is joining the basic-income bandwagon to test how paying people an unconditional basic wage works in practice.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Mike Stopa

The triumphs of Trump’s first 100 days

FILE - In this April 6, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. after the U.S. fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria in retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. Donald Trump promised to shake up Washington. And in his first 100 days, he’s certainly followed through. Between the fixation on the inauguration crowd size, his tweets that he had been wiretapped by his predecessor and the failed effort at health care reform, Trump’s honeymoon could hardly be described as blissful. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

By Mike Stopa

We Trump supporters are positively giddy.

JOAN WICKERSHAM

Walking in Stockholm, at the mercy of drivers

epa05904497 People walk by floral tributes and greetings near the crime scene next to Ahlens department store in the pedestrian street Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, Sweden, 12 April 2017. A hijacked beer truck ploughed into pedestrians on Drottninggatan in the Swedish capital and crashed into a department store, killing four people, injuring 15 others late 07 April 2017. EPA/FREDRIK SANDBERG SWEDEN OUT

By Joan Wickersham

As I walked along Drottninggatan, I was aware, as never before, of being a pedestrian.

Dante Ramos

The absurdity of the Boston Common shadow debate

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By Dante Ramos

Amid a housing shortage, City Hall should encourage as many new units as it can.

Metro

Campaign season splinters former Patrick team

Then-governor Deval Patrick spoke with his secretary of administration, Jay Gonzalez (left), and Timothy Murray.

By Jim O’Sullivan

The sheer human sprawl of Deval Patrick’s two statewide campaigns and eight years in office made some fracturing inevitable.

As a precaution, police to shut Lansdowne Street on Red Sox game days

Fans walked down Lansdowne Street before the opening day game earlier this month.

By Michael Levenson

The move comes after attacks around the world in which terrorists drove cars or trucks into large groups of people.

Urban nonprofit celebrates 25 years of giving youths a voice

Boston, MA - 4/25/2017 - Performers Taya Hopkins(L), John Turner(2nd L), Carrie Mays, and Carlos Barbosa(R) run through a performance during a rehearsal for Teen Empowerment's 25th Annual Youth Peace Conference in Boston, MA, April 25, 2017. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

By Akilah Johnson

The Center for Teen Empowerment will produce a play about the effects of racism in Boston, that runs Saturday at the Paramount Theatre.

Business & Tech

Kraft’s bid for an urban soccer stadium hits another dead end

Robert Kraft, who is chairman of the Kraft Group, walked into a NFL meeting in March.

By Jon Chesto

UMass officials broke off talks with the Kraft Group on building a soccer stadium near UMass Boston.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

We’re a typical family. What would Trump’s tax plan mean for us?

epa05931900 US President Donald J. Trump makes remarks before signing an Executive Order on Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC, USA 27 April 2017. EPA/Olivier Douliery / POOL

By Evan Horowitz

The president’s proposal is clear in how it would help the wealthy. For the rest of us, the picture is fuzzy.

Brigham and Women’s offers buyouts to 1,600 workers

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

The hospital is being squeezed as payments from insurers and the government are flattening while costs grow.

Obituaries

Dr.Virginia Latham, 78; guided passage of PatientBill ofRights

12/13/96---Dr. Virginia Latham checks patient her in her Concord office.

By Bryan Marquard

On the national level and in Massachusetts, Dr. Latham advocated for improving standards of care.

Albert Freedman, 95, producer of rigged 1950s quiz show

By Richard Sandomir

Mr. Freedman became a central figure in the quiz-show scandals of the 1950s for giving questions in advance to contestants.

Sports

BEN VOLIN I ON FOOTBALL

NFL teams make big moves to draft franchise quarterbacks

North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky poses after being selected by the Chicago Bears during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

By Ben Volin

Three signal-callers went in the top 12 picks in the first round.

YANKEES 3, RED SOX 0

Another game of tough luck for Chris Sale

Boston-04/27/2017- Boston Red Sox vs NY Yankees- Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale fires a 1st inning pitch. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff (sports)

By Peter Abraham

Sale was dominant, but got no run support as the Red Sox were shut down by Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka.

NBA ROUNDUP

Raptors, Spurs advance

epa05931935 Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (R) drives to the basket on Milwaukee Bucks forward Thon Maker of Australia (L) in the first half of game six of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 27 April 2017. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

Toronto will face Cleveland next, and San Antonio will take on Houston.

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GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

Celtics no strangers to comebacks

By Gary Washburn

RAPTORS 92, BUCKS 89

Raptors hang on, eliminate Bucks

THURSDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Lynnfield baseball grinds out win vs. Amesbury

By James Duffy

BOYS’ LACROSSEE | IPSWICH 18, HAMILTON-WENHAM 2

Ipswich boys’ lacrosse throttles Hamilton-Wenham

By Nate Weitzer

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Dustin Pedroia back in Red Sox lineup

By Peter Abraham

RED SOX MINOR LEAGUE NOTEBOOK

Red Sox are glad they went to school on Ben Taylor

By Alex Speier

CHAD FINN | SPORTS MEDIA

A closer look at the ESPN layoffs

By Chad Finn

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Third base the not-so-hot corner for Red Sox this season

By Nick Cafardo

FLUTO SHINZAWA | ON HOCKEY

Bruins GM Don Sweeney: ‘The onus is right here in this chair’

By Fluto Shinzawa

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

Young players will get a shot with Bruins next season

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Capital

Ground Game

How Trump’s first 100 days compares to past presidents

President Donald Trump.

By James Pindell

No president has had such a low job approval rating at this point.

Weekend

Television Review

The mythological melting pot of strange, stunning ‘American Gods’

From left: Ian McShane, Corbin Bernsen, and Ricky Whittle in “American Gods.”

By Michael Andor Brodeur

The new Starz series based on Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel paints a supernaturalist portrait of America.

At Hot Stove Cool Music, they’re game for anything

From left: Peter Gammons, Theo Epstein, Kay Hanley, and Paul Epstein at the 15th Anniversary Hot Stove Cool Music benefit in 2015.

By Marc Hirsh

This year, Hot Stove Cool Music brings Theo Epstein and a Chicago contingent to the Paradise stage for its who-knows-what-will-happen-next benefit rock show.

Lea Michele sings power ballads for the iAge

By Lauren Daley

Showcasing a voice honed on the Broadway stage, the former “Glee” star comes to the Shubert Theatre for a concert next week.

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Love Letters

I don’t think I love her

By Meredith Goldstein

GALLERIES | Cate McQuaid

Going beyond a very famous pond

By Cate McQuaid

TV Critic’s Corner

HBO’s ‘Animals’ is a strange creature indeed

By Michael Andor Brodeur