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Boston, MA- February 06, 2018- : Alexis Smith poses for a portrait at her home in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, MA on February 06, 2018. Alexis Smith is the mother of Ameen Lacy, who was shot Dec. 6 outside the Tobin Community Center. He died Dec. 8 at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center. (Craig F. Walker / Globe staff) section: metro reporter:

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‘I don’t know who is supposed to reach out to a parent whose son gets murdered’

Mothers, friends, and witnesses have been traumatized in neighborhoods rattled by guns, and they continue to look for solace.

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Classmates who knew Rob Porter at Harvard are reeling from revelations that he has been accused of domestic violence by his two ex-wives.

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L.L. Bean’s generous return policy is going to be a little less forgiving: The company is now imposing a one-year limit on most returns to reduce growing abuse and fraud.

Luger Erin Hamlin led Team USA into Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony.

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TARA SULLIVAN

Olympic Opening Ceremony was a night to remember

The true beauty of an event like this is in the people, the individuals.

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Kyle Draper on what the Cavs shakeup means for the Celtics.

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The president said it was a “tough time” for the disgraced former aide and noted that Rob Porter had denied the accusations.

The Nation

Kelly says he’s willing to resign as Trump praises staff adviser accused of abuse

White House chief of staff John F. Kelly arrives before President Trump speaks at a meeting with law enforcement officials at the White House on Feb. 6. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.

By Maggie Haberman and Julie Hirschfeld Davis

The president said it was a “tough time” for the disgraced former aide and noted that Rob Porter had denied the accusations.

Pennsylvania lawmakers bow to court order to redraw districts

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, center, accompanied by state House Minority Leader Rep. Frank Dermody, right, D-Allegheny, and state Rep. Joe Markosek, left, D-Allegheny, discuss state budget negotiations at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature said Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, that they've agreed to a proposed new map of congressional districts to replace one thrown out last month, but Wolf issued a statement earlier that day raising doubts about whether the Republican leaders' proposed map would suffice. Dermody, the House Democratic leader, said his members had no role in producing the plan. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

By Mark Scolforo

Republican leaders said they have reached internal agreement on a proposed new map of the state’s 18 congressional districts.

Abuse claims sideline California lawmaker

Cristina Garcia

Cristina Garcia took a voluntary unpaid leave of absence after sexual misconduct allegations against her became public.

The World

Victims, relatives want ISIS suspects put on trial in UK

By Danica Kirka

A former hostage said the two captured men should be tried in the United Kingdom, not shipped to Guantanamo Bay.

Sister of North Korean leader arrives in South Korea for highly symbolic trip

By Choe Sang-Hun

The visit will include a meeting with South Korea’s president, the highest-level inter-Korean contact in more than a decade.

Turkey resumes airstrikes on Syrian Kurdish enclave

The attacks on border areas and the main town in the region have been among the worst since the Turkish army began its offensive.

Editorial & Opinion

Letters

Our peacock president puffs his feathers

President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address Jan. 30. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)

From calling Democrats ‘treasonous’ for not applauding him to mulling a military parade, Trump seems to be feeling a bit outsized lately.

Metro

Rob Porter was ‘quintessential golden boy’ from Belmont now accused of abuse

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, center, hands President Donald Trump a confirmation order for James Mattis as defense secretary, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, as White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, watches. Porter is stepping down following allegations of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

By Michael Levenson

Classmates who knew Rob Porter at Harvard are reeling from revelations that he has been accused of domestic violence by his two ex-wives.

Nestor Ramos

Other cities are stripping Wynn’s name from buildings. Why would we put it up?

The new Wynn Boston Harbor casino in Everett is more than half built, but Steve Wynn’s name hasn’t been installed atop the 27-story structure yet.

By Nestor Ramos

What would putting Steve Wynn’s name on the Everett casino say about us?

‘I don’t know who is supposed to reach out to a parent whose son gets murdered’

Boston, MA- February 06, 2018- : Alexis Smith poses for a portrait at her home in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, MA on February 06, 2018. Alexis Smith is the mother of Ameen Lacy, who was shot Dec. 6 outside the Tobin Community Center. He died Dec. 8 at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center. (Craig F. Walker / Globe staff) section: metro reporter:

By Meghan E. Irons

Mothers, friends, and witnesses have been traumatized in neighborhoods rattled by guns, and they continue to look for solace.

Obituaries

Lin Bolen, energetic NBC executive who broke a glass ceiling

Ms. Bolen on the set of the soap opera “The Doctors,” in New York in October 1972.

By Neil Genzlinger

As the executive in charge of NBC’s daytime programming in the early 1970s, Ms. Bolen was the highest-ranking woman in television.

Dr. Victor Sidel, public health champion, dies at 86

Dr. Sidel was a founding member of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

By Richard Sandomir

Dr. Sidel’s concerns ranged from alleviating the effects of poverty in the Bronx to raising alarms about the potential impact of nuclear war.

‘Justified,’ ‘Home Improvement’ actor Mickey Jones; at 76

Mr. Jones portrayed the character Rodney “Hot Rod” Dunham in the show “Justified.”

By Lynn Elber

Mr. Jones was a veteran character actor who worked steadily in television from the 1970s.

Sports

TARA SULLIVAN

Olympic Opening Ceremony was a night to remember

Luger Erin Hamlin led Team USA into Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony.

By Tara Sullivan

The true beauty of an event like this is in the people, the individuals.

Pacers 97, Celtics 91

Celtics can’t complete giant comeback

Boston, MA - 2/09/2018 - (2nd quarter) The Boston Celtics host the Indiana Pacers at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Adam Himmelsbach, Topic: 10Celtics-Pacers, LOID: 8.4.933028151.

By Adam Himmelsbach

The Celtics trailed the visiting Pacers by 21 points at halftime

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Matt Barnes looking to rebound from disappointing finish

Boston, MA: July 30, 2017: Red Sox relief pitcher Matt Barnes is pictured as he sees manager John Farrell heading for the mound to remove him from the game in the top of the 8th inning. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Kansas City Royals in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox reliever had his usual heavy workload before injuries, uneven performance curtailed his season.

Good Life

I love romance novels. Just not ones set in Boston

Colleen Hoover is among many writers to set a romance novel in Boston.

By Meredith Goldstein

I’ve always hoped I could see my own city as a place for romance. With that in mind, I approached writers who’ve set stories here in the hopes that they can tell me how.

18 unique gift ideas for your valentine

By Marni Elyse Katz

There’s still time to shop for the sweetheart(s) in your life.

hot ticket

Children’s Winter Festival comes to the Common

The Winter Festival on the Common is so bright the kids have to wear shades.

By Kara Baskin

Get ready for a 45-foot-long toboggan tunnel, slide down a 30-foot-high “Everest” mountain, and explore snow mazes.

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