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Students held a demonstration in front of the White House on Monday in support of gun control.

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After Parkland shooting, Trump takes a new look at background checks

The president is said to be in a reflective mood after meeting with victims and community members after the Florida school shooting.

sean p. murphy | The fine print

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Nicole Slotterbeck wasn’t just annoyed by the “mystery” packages that kept arriving from Amazon. She was frightened. First was the bra — in her size. Then came even more intimate merchandise.

Partners HealthCare will outsource some expensive, back-office jobs to India

Many of the employees have worked for Partners for several years, or even decades.

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There’s just one full-time medical examiner in a state that leads the nation in per-capita deaths caused by fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.

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Scientists are proposing a novel idea that they say would protect the whales, but lobstermen are afraid that it could destroy their livelihoods.

The Nation

President Trump endorses Mitt Romney’s bid for US Senate in Utah

President Trump’s on-again, off-again feud with Mitt Romney appears to be off for now.

By John Wagner

The president tweeted that Mitt Romney “will make a great Senator” and has “my full support and endorsement!”

After Parkland shooting, Trump takes a new look at background checks

Students held a demonstration in front of the White House on Monday in support of gun control.

By Katie Rogers

The president is said to be in a reflective mood after meeting with victims and community members after the Florida school shooting.

Pennsylvania’s new congressional map could boost Democrats

A look at the old, and new, congressional districts in Pennsylvania.

By Marc Levy

Republicans said they would go to court this week to try to block the court-ordered boundaries.

The World

Oxfam says workers in Haiti threatened witness to sexual misconduct

People walked past an Oxfam charity shop in south London.

By Richard Pérez-Peña

The British charity released its 2011 report into the conduct of its Haiti staff, including the hiring of prostitutes.

Donald Trump Jr. to give foreign policy speech during business trip to India

Donald Trump Jr.’s visit to Mumbai is being called an “unofficial” trip.

By Annie Gowan

He will deliver a speech on Indo-Pacific relations at an event with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

Defendants’ rights at risk in fentanyl fears

Although initially driven by prescription drugs, most opioid deaths now involve illicit drugs, including heroin and fentanyl.

A few incidents with first responders have triggered overly cautious policy in Massachusetts courtrooms.

Opinion | Linda J. Bilmes

Trump is breaking the environment beyond repair

By Linda J. Bilmes

Decades of painstaking work to balance ecological needs with local economies are being wiped away.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Is this Kennedy bold enough for the next generation?

Boston, MA- March 03, 2017: Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III addresses the crowd during a Stand With Planned Parenthood rally at the Boston Common in Boston, MA on March 04, 2017. (Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund Massachusetts hosted the rally to oppose federal efforts to

By Joan Vennochi

Is Joseph Kennedy III the Democrat who can win the future? Or do these times call for someone edgier?

Metro

Opioid crisis weighs on New Hampshire’s chief medical examiner

Jennie Duval faces a crush of overdose deaths.

By Brian MacQuarrie

There’s just one full-time medical examiner in a state that leads the nation in per-capita deaths caused by fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.

To protect right whales, scientists propose major changes for lobstermen

Said Scituate lobsterman Mike Lane: ‘[Ropeless traps are] not at all out of the realm of possibility for me. I’m intrigued by it. We’re just not anywhere close to making this happen yet on a large scale.’

By David Abel

Scientists are proposing a novel idea that they say would protect the whales, but lobstermen are afraid that it could destroy their livelihoods.

Kevin Cullen

Why it’s so hard to have that conversation about race

Laura Ingraham’s comments are another reason why we need to have a national discussion on race, says Kevin Cullen.

By Kevin Cullen

If you take two recent examples — one local, one national — you will see the reason we need to have this talk.

Business & Tech

2 pharma giants, Calif. hospital to use Boston firm’s ‘organ-on-a-chip’

Cells from a person’s intestinal lining, placed in one of Emulate Inc.’s devices, form intestinal folds as they would in the human body.

By Jonathan Saltzman

Boston biotech Emulate uses plastic chips to simulate human organs to test medicines outside the body.

Partners HealthCare will outsource some expensive, back-office jobs to India

About 100 employees are being let go by Partners HealthCare. Their jobs are being outsourced to India.

By Liz Kowalczyk and Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

Many of the employees have worked for Partners for several years, or even decades.

BOLD TYPES

Wahlburgers is headed to the expanding South Bay Center in Dorchester

Mark Wahlberg and his brothers are opening up a Wahlburgers a mile and a half from their old Savin Hill stomping grounds.

By Jon Chesto

The Wahlbergs’ burger chain is setting up shop in the old neighborhood.

Obituaries

Günter Blobel, 81, Nobel laureate who found cell ‘ZIP codes’

Dr. Blobel at Rockefeller University in Manhattan, where he spent nearly all his working life.

By Robert D. McFadden

Dr. Blobel’s achievement was a fundamental step on the road to improved health

Sports

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Red Sox already loved their team, then they added J.D. Martinez

Fort Myers, FL 2/19/2018: Red Sox principal owner John Henry is pictured sharing a laugh with a fan as he signed some autographs. The first full squad workout of Spring Training for the Red Sox was today at the Player Development Complex at Jet Blue Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Red Sox brass made it clear they really liked their team, then they went out and signed the slugger.

Peter Abraham

Red Sox agree to terms on five-year, $110m deal with J.D. Martinez

Arizona Diamondbacks' J.D. Martinez hits against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

By Peter Abraham

The stalemate ends as the Sox get a righthanded slugger who hit a total of 45 home runs last season.

Bruins 2, Flames 1 (OT)

Brad Marchand, Bruins rebound with OT victory over Flames

Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand celebrates his game-winning goal during overtime NHL hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

By Kevin Paul Dupont

The Bruins return to action Tuesday night in Edmonton, the middle game of their five-game trip.

More Stories

SPRING TRAINING REPORT

Red Sox off and running in first full-squad workout

By Peter Abraham

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Brad Stevens visits Fort Myers, speaks to Red Sox

By Peter Abraham

MONDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Chris Edgehill helps Franklin hand TechBoston first loss of season

By Brendan Hall

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL NOTES

Everett pointing forward with dynamic backcourt

By Owen Pence

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | WESTFORD 53, BELMONT 45

Emily Bramanti, Westford Academy catch Belmont to continue hot streak

By Greg Levinsky

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | NEEDHAM 72, LOWELL 65

Quick start lifts fifth-ranked Needham

By Nate Weitzer

Bruins notebook

Goal helps David Pastrnak feel more at home

By Kevin Paul Dupont

John Powers | On Olympics

Modest medal expectations for US women’s figure skating

By John Powers

Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox brass have testy session with the media

By Dan Shaughnessy

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

In J.D. Martinez, Red Sox put a huge piece in place

By Nick Cafardo

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Baseball goes for a quick fix with new pace-of-play rules

By Nick Cafardo

ADAM HIMMELSBACH

Assessing the Celtics at the All-Star break

By Adam Himmelsbach

Tuesday Stories

TV Critic’s Corner

End of the road for Harry Connick Jr.’s talk show

Harry Connick Jr. is set to star in a stage musical version of the 1973 movie “The Sting.”

By Matthew Gilbert

It has been a tough market, with the likes Katie Couric, Meredith Vieira, and Anderson Cooper failing in their own efforts to find footing in what fancy folks call the daytime space.

Names

Kraft was courtside at NBA All-Star Game

Patriots owner Robert Kraft with girlfriend Ricki Noel Lander and rapper Snoop Dogg before the NBA All-Star Game Sunday night in Los Angeles.

The Patriots owner mingled with some of Hollywood’s biggest names before tip-off.

Names

‘This Old House’ master carpenter feted

Foreground (from left): Deb Libera, Norm Abram, Ken Burns, and Sarah Ramsey at Old Sturbridge Village.

Norm Abram received the Ken Burns Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his distinguished career as a master carpenter and author.