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James Comey, Jeff Sessions were questioned for hours in Russia inquiry

Mueller’s interest indicates he is aggressively scrutinizing possible efforts by the president or others to hamper the special counsel’s probe.

The state has offered plans from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan for more than three decades. But beginning in July, neither of the well-known insurers will be available to public workers who buy commercial health plans.

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Big insurers take a big hit in shakeup of public workers’ plans

Tufts Health Plan says some job cuts are “likely’’ after a state agency eliminated them from coverage options for tens of thousands of public workers.

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John Feroli, 63, was convicted of murder in 1986. On Tuesday, he faced charges anew after a judge ruled in February he was denied his right to a public trial.

Baker stresses pragmatism, bipartisanship in State of the Commonwealth speech

As he heads toward a reelection fight, Governor Baker used the address to further distance himself from President Trump’s hardline policies and harsh rhetoric.

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It’s another “Extra Ticket!” Medford’s Maria Menounos admitting to “cheering in the press box” for the Patriots.

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The government shutdown may have ended, but Congress and the White House have only 16 days to work out a complex immigration bill.

The Nation

Democrats’ retreat on shutdown puts Dreamers’ fate back in the hands of Republicans

Demonstrators held illuminated signs during a rally supporting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program outside the US Capitol building last week.

By Astead W. Herndon and Liz Goodwin

The government shutdown may have ended, but Congress and the White House have only 16 days to work out a complex immigration bill.

James Comey, Jeff Sessions were questioned for hours in Russia inquiry

Special counsel Robert Mueller III has interviewed former FBI director James Comey (left) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions during his investigation.

By Carol D. Leonnig, Sari Horwitz and Josh Dawsey

Mueller’s interest indicates he is aggressively scrutinizing possible efforts by the president or others to hamper the special counsel’s probe.

2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky high school shooting

Tuesday’s shooting came moments before classes would have begun at Marshal County High School in Benton, Ky.

By Kristen M. Hall and Dylan Lovan

One student said the accused shooter, a 15-year-old, “was determined” and “knew what he was doing.”

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

Has Beacon Hill already botched the Rosenberg investigation?

State Senate president Stan Rosenberg stepped away from his post temporarily after the allegations surfaced were made against Bryon Hefner.

Critical witnesses are backing away in the investigation of the former state Senate president.

Renée Graham

How #OscarsSoWhite flipped the table

Mary J. Blige in a scene from “Mudbound.”

By Renée Graham

This isn’t about shiny awards. This is an era when no moment of cultural redress should go unseized.

SCOT LEHIGH

It’s (still) time to rein in the filibuster

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (right) walked to his office on Tuesday.

By Scot Lehigh

Although some senators are apparently confused about this, the filibuster wasn’t part of the Senate’s original design.

Business & Tech

Big insurers take a big hit in shakeup of public workers’ plans

The state has offered plans from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan for more than three decades. But beginning in July, neither of the well-known insurers will be available to public workers who buy commercial health plans.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

Tufts Health Plan says some job cuts are “likely’’ after a state agency eliminated them from coverage options for tens of thousands of public workers.

Daily fantasy sports companies could see 15 percent tax on revenues

Senator Eileen M. Donoghue proposes making it explicit that fantasy games are legal in Massachusetts but taxing them, too.

By Andy Rosen

The charge would be among the highest in the nation for the young industry.

State, city officials chat with Amazon about HQ2

Amazon said it now plans to “dive deeper” into finalist cities — studying their talent pools, potential sites, and other factors — before picking a winner later this year.

By Tim Logan

The talk signals the start of a new, more intense phase of a process that began in September and will likely stretch on for months.

Obituaries

Wyatt Tee Walker, 88; was MLK’s strategist and a leader in Harlem

Rev. Walker (right) preached against drug dealers atop a car in an area of Harlem notorious for such activity.

By Fernanda Santos

The Rev. Walker, a Brockton native, preached against intolerance and racial inequality for six decades.

Ursula K. Le Guin, 88, best-selling science fiction author

Ms. Le Guin’s fiction combines compelling stories, rigorous narrative logic, and a lean but lyrical style to draw readers into what she called the “inner lands” of the imagination.

By Gerald Jonas

Ms. Le Guin brought literary depth and a tough-minded feminine sensibility to the genre.

Sports

Lakers 108, Celtics 107

The Celtics have some real issues, and the Lakers took advantage

Kyrie Irving and the Celtics didn’t hold onto Julius Randle long enough Tuesday, as he had 14 points and 14 rebounds in the Lakers’ 108-107 home victory.

By Gary Washburn

Marcus Smart’s 27-foot heave at the buzzer missed and Boston lost its fourth straight.

Bruins 3, Devils 2

Bruins run points streak to 17 games, but it was a grind

Brad Marchand (63) beat Devils goalie Cory Schneider late in the second period to give the Bruins a 3-2 lead.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

The Bruins rallied twice from deficits and slapped a 3-2 loss on the Devils at the Garden.

BEN VOLIN I ON FOOTBALL

With the Eagles, expect the unexpected

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

By Ben Volin

Here’s what we learned about the Patriots’ Super Bowl opponent from reviewing the film from the NFC Championship.

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TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Franklin boys’ basketball hitting on all cylinders

By Owen Pence

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | BROCKTON 77, CAMBRIDGE 69

No. 2 Brockton presses on, cutting down Cambridge

By Nate Weitzer

Gary Washburn | On basketball

Celtics can’t afford to lose this opportunity

By Gary Washburn

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | WELLESLEY 54, NEEDHAM 38

Sophomore the spark for Wellesley girls’ basketball

By Greg Levinksky

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

News on Charlie McAvoy was a stunner to Bruins

By Kevin Paul Dupont

FLUTO SHINZAWA | ON HOCKEY

Bruins should be OK without Charlie McAvoy for two weeks

By Fluto Shinzawa

Celtics notebook

Celtics’ Al Horford selected as an All-Star reserve

By Gary Washburn

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

Patriots have catching up to do on Eagles

By Anthony Gulizia

Wednesday Food

What She’s Having: A story told, bite by bite

Smoke from a cedar plank infuses barracuda

By Devra First

At Cafe Sushi, the omakase — or chef’s choice — takes eaters on a tour of raw fish in all its nuances.

NAMES

Cambridge native Rachel Morrison becomes first woman nominated for cinematography Oscar

Rachel Morrison on the set of the film

By Kevin Slane

“Literally, it’s a dream come true,” cinematographer Rachel Morrison said.

Family of frugal foodies says it’s possible to make gourmet meals on a $5 budget

Hugo and Carol Rizzoli’s beef chili.

By Kara Baskin

The family behind The $5 Foodie plots recipes every Sunday for their website, which features family favorites — French onion soup; penne with smoked gouda, bell peppers, and spinach.