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Polito pays herself back $226,000 in loans from decades-old campaigns

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.

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“I was fortunate to have the means to be able to recoup the funds that I personally gave to my campaigns, and I felt it was the right time to do so,” Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito said.

// White House indicates Trump may veto disapproval of emergency

A top adviser to President Trump indicated Sunday that Trump is prepared to issue a veto if Congress votes to disapprove of his declaration of a national emergency.

// Dan Geldon is Elizabeth Warren’s secret weapon

Dan Geldon, chief of staff for Warren’s presidential campaign, will greatly influence her political prospects in the months ahead.

// Former Mass. governor Bill Weld defends decision to run against Trump

Bill Weld defended his decision to run against Trump on Sunday, saying that he is acting in the best interests of the country.

A newer single room at Mass. General, which is seeking approval to build two connected towers with 450 private rooms, at a cost of more than $1 billion.

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Patients want private rooms. Hospitals accommodate them

MGH is joining a growing number of US medical centers that are constructing private rooms, often at significant cost, to give patients and caregivers more privacy.

// Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from Mass. prison

Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison in Ayer, Massachusetts.


Audrey Pence, the VP’s daughter, got engaged in Provincetown

The recent Northeastern University grad took to Instagram to announce her engagement to Daniel Tomanelli with a series of photos of the pair kissing in the rain.

// In wake of famed artist Robert Indiana’s death, a tangle of allegations

The artist’s estate is snared in allegations involving fraud, forgery, theft, and elder abuse.

// Cory Booker visits New Hampshire for first time as presidential candidate

The New Jersey senator is spending Presidents’ Day weekend in the state.

Jacob Methot, a captain for Old Orchard Beach High School, spoke with coach Dean Plante, Kobe Weinstein, and Monty Leclerc.

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As football loses luster, smaller teams take hold in Maine

Maine is poised to become the only New England state to field high school football teams with eight players instead of 11.

Dave Epstein

// Storm expected to bring snow early Monday morning

There will likely be snow in the air from roughly midnight tonight all the way through the mid-to-late afternoon on Monday.

Renée Graham

// White women: from slave owners to Trump voters

A new book details white women’s critical role in normalizing slavery. Many continue to embrace those values 154 years later.

Trump claims he found collusion on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Alec Baldwin again skewered President Trump on “Saturday Night Live” in a skit that drew a rebuke from President Trump himself.


// The timing could be right for Rafael Devers to have a breakout season

Many current young Red Sox players have fared much better in their second full MLB seasons than their first.


// Josh McDaniels a big winner at Super Bowl

The Patriots offensive coordinator, a pariah in the league a year ago when he backed out of the Colts coaching job, gained redemption.

// Mayor of Ind. city says his youth will be an advantage in 2020

Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, was one of three candidates in New Hampshire on Saturday.

Law enforcement officers gather outside the Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing plant Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Aurora, Ill.

Aurora shooting raises questions over gun permit background checks

An initial background check five years ago failed to flag a felony conviction that would have prevented a man from buying the gun he used to kill five co-workers, authorities say.

// Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ sister Lee Radziwill dies at 85

Ms. Radziwill shared the qualities of wealth, social status and ambition with her older sister.


// New poll: Mass. residents still down with legalization

It’s been two years since nearly 54 percent of Massachusetts voters said “yes” to legalized cannabis. But how are people feeling about the whole thing these days?

Love Letters: The Podcast

Season Two: How do you meet someone?

Dating in 2019 is…complicated. Frustrating. Sometimes completely exhilarating. In Season 2 of the podcast, Meredith Goldstein goes deep on one of her most-asked questions.

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Special reports

They were the top of their class at Boston public schools. Then life happened

Read a multi-part investigation into how and why the lives of promising Boston valedictorians didn’t quite turn out the way they expected.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Smartphone society

In a world where the smartphone is now ubiquitous, photographers capture daily life in which the personal device is part of the moment.

Real Estate

//$medium-9070.jpg Are we ignoring — or outright banning — an easy affordable-housing fix?

Mobile homes may be the least expensive and most effective means of addressing the region’s housing shortage.


// How biopharma is girding for climate change

Hurricanes, power outages, floods, droughts, forest fires — all pose a risk for biopharma companies.