Armed sheriff’s deputy ‘never went in’ during Fla. school shooting

The only armed guard on campus during a deadly shooting at a Florida high school last week “never went in” to a building to try to take down the suspect, officials said.

// ‘The day they ask me to carry a gun in the classroom is the last day I teach’

President Trump’s call to arm teachers drew swift and fierce opposition from teachers, school officials, and Governor Charlie Baker.

Students held their hands in the air as they were evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.,after last week’s shooting that left 17 dead.

Kevin Cullen

If you see something, shoot something

I modestly propose that in addition to arming teachers, we should allow students to carry their own weapons.

// NRA chief warns of Democratic ‘saboteurs’

The speech sent a strong signal that the group has no intention of softening its stance on guns in the wake of last week’s shooting.

// NRA chief is ‘bullying those of us who side with students,’ Warren says

NRA chief Wayne LaPierre “made it clear that he isn’t a fan of mine,” Warren wrote on Twitter Thursday night. “And you know what? That’s perfectly fine by me. The feeling is mutual.”

// Civil rights group sues US to keep protections for immigrants

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice sued the Trump administration alleging discrimination against immigrants of color for ending TPS for Haiti and El Salvador.


The day I tried to skate with Nancy Kerrigan in Stoneham

The figure-skating superstar made a public appearance at the Stoneham Arena on Thursday afternoon.

// Several colleges in New England now cost $70,000 — or more

It’s well known that attending a private university in the Northeast is expensive. But the price tag has now risen above $70,000 at some schools.

// Harvard places Christian club on probation

Harvard administrators sanctioned the club for a year after it allegedly pressured a female student leader to resign because she was dating a woman.

// City worker withdraws sexual harassment complaint against Felix G. Arroyo

In pulling her complaint, the woman indicated she would pursue civil action against Arroyo.

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Paul Manafort in November 2017.

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Robert Mueller levels new charges against ex-Trump campaign associates Manafort and Gates

New charges were filed Thursday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner, ratcheting up the legal pressure on them as they prepare for a trial.

// Russian approval led to attack on US troops in Syria

A Russian oligarch believed to control the mercenaries who attacked US troops and their allies this month was in close touch with Kremlin and Syrian officials before and after the assault.

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// Galvin charges Electoral College lawsuit is ‘designed to benefit people like Donald Trump’

The suit was filed by former Massachusetts governor William F. Weld and two other plaintiffs.


// Digging into my family’s claims of Cherokee ancestry

I thought about my ancestor and supposed Native American roots last week while covering Senator Elizabeth Warren’s speech to the National Congress of American Indians.

// Danvers celebrates its Olympic golden girl

Meghan Duggan, captain of the US women’s hockey team, is the pride of Danvers after leading the team to Olympic gold.

Elizabeth Swaney competed in PyeongChang.

Last-place skier says she deserved her spot in the Olympics

“It’s very strange to hear that I took a spot from someone else,” Swaney said. “That’s not the case at all, that’s really unfounded.”

Three hand stencils found in Maltravieso Cave. One has been dated to at least 66,000 years ago and must have been made by a Neanderthal, researchers say.

H. Collado

Paintings found in caves in Spain were created 20,000 years before modern humans arrived in Europe

Neanderthals, rather than humans, created the world’s oldest known cave paintings, according to new research.

// Cave drawings may be evidence of first spoken language, MIT researcher says

Cave drawings may show evidence of the development of spoken human language, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor suggests.

A package from Amazon on a UPS truck in New York.

The Fine Print | Sean P. Murphy

Amazon customers frustrated by company’s response

Two recent Globe stories about Amazon customers receiving packages they never ordered generated tremendous response from readers who have experienced the same thing.

Talking Points

//[1].jpg Boston Beer’s stock has a bad hangover

Shares in Boston Beer Co. plunged nearly 14 percent Thursday after the brewer reported fourth-quarter earnings and provided guidance for 2018.

90th Academy Awards

// Does the Academy make mistakes? Judging by these snubs, yes.

Here are six nominations (or eight, depending on how you count) worthy of Oscar consideration.

Actress and model Abbey Lee; below as a teenager.

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Modeling’s glamour hides web of abuse

The fashion industry is built on glamour and allure, but many models, especially the very young, know it for something else: sexual exploitation and abuse.

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// Teamsters Local 25 and Charlie Baker are strange political bedfellows

By accepting the endorsement of Teamsters Local 25, Charlie Baker has effectively ended the union’s political ostracization.


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Parkland. Las Vegas. Sutherland Springs. Newtown. On and on: In America, mass shootings have become so familiar that they seem to follow the same sad script.

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// Months after a harassment scandal, OrbiMed’s banking another billion

Its founder, Sam Isaly, remains a partner at the firm, despite being at the center of the controversy.

Real Estate

Native plants: New England’s tested survivors

Working with native plants is one great way to ensure the plants in your garden will not contribute to the disastrous environmental and economic effects of invasive species.


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The Big Picture

Olympic celebrations

Capturing the moments when Olympic athletes celebrated a win or their performance at the PyeongChang Games.