The battle over health care

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Trump’s massive loss endangers his young presidency

President Trump reacted in the Oval Office on Friday after Republicans pulled their health care bill from the House floor on the day of the vote.

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Donald Trump said that if he became president he would win so much, Americans would get tired of winning. So far he’s mostly losing.

// Trump on failure of health care bill: ‘I’m disappointed. I’m a little surprised.’

Rather than force a vote, as President Trump had demanded earlier in the week, and lose, Paul Ryan — with Trump’s acquiescence — decided to hit pause.

// For Ryan, a humbling defeat on Obamacare repeal

The House speaker had guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle President Obama’s health care law.

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 Nahant letter carrier John Uva regularly checks in with Tom Loftus. He called 911 once when Loftus didn’t recognize him

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When an older neighbor recedes from view, how far should you probe?

Experts fear that problem will only grow as the population ages, and societal factors further isolate vulnerable people.

// Former day care worker pleads guilty in child rape case

Kyle Loughlin, 23, was sentenced to 7½ years behind bars for assaulting three toddlers at Bridgewater State University’s Children’s Center.

// ‘U left me with one eye and a lot of head trauma’

Hundreds of text messages, sent between Aaron Hernandez and Alexander Bradley after Hernandez allegedly shot Bradley in the eye, read like a noir novel.

// Suffolk registry workers describe racial hostility, sexual harassment

An investigation uncovered allegations that some longtime white court employees actively worked to “sabotage” diversity efforts.


Peter Edouard is the founder and CEO of Mathmatik Athletics, a sports apparel company based in Dorchester.

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How a city kid turned his sense of style into an apparel company

Peter Edouard’s path to creating Mathmatik Athletics was a long, winding one.


// Michael Che of ‘Saturday Night Live’ stands by Boston comment

Che earlier this year said Boston is “the most racist city” he’s ever been to.

// New life for the New England Mobile Book Fair?

Officials in a number of towns are wooing the book seller, which is getting booted from its 32,000-square-foot Newton warehouse.

Suns guard Devin Booker drove on Celtics guard Marcus Smart in the first quarter.


‘You got a problem with it? Do something.’

The Celtics were upset that Suns coach Earl Watson called two timeouts late in Devin Booker’s 70-point outing. Watson’s response? “So what?”

// Boston officials push to allocate less parking for new apartment buildings

The effort is prompting pushback in parts of the city where the free parking space has long been held sacred.

Newlyweds Anthony and Jaime Parchesky (formerly Jaime Mullin) held on to the wedding license that almost messed up their wedding plans.

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A missing wedding license couldn’t stop this Medway marriage

“I forgot to pick up the license,” Anthony Parchesky told his mother.

// Alleged ‘Incognito Bandit’ arrested before flight out of country

Albert Taderera, 36, is allegedly the masked man behind 16 bank robberies in the region, officials said.

London attack

epa05868191 People stand by to look at flowers and Union jack flags placed on Parliament square by well-wishers in London, Britain, 24 March 2017. Well-wishers have flocked to the scene of the 22 March terror attack to pay their respects to those killed in the attack. Scotland Yard said on 24 March 2017 that police have made nine arrests in relation to the terror attack in the Westminster Palace grounds and on Westminster Bridge on 22 March 2017 leaving at least five people dead, including the attacker, and 29 people injured. EPA/ANDY RAIN

In London attack inquiry, police make ‘significant’ arrests

A police official said that nine people were in custody and being questioned as part of the investigation into the assailant.

Munch Madness

// See who made it to Round 3 of Munch Madness

One of these 16 restaurants will be named the winner in just a couple weeks. Vote now before Round 3 ends Saturday.

Opinion & Ideas

Renée Graham

// Let’s speak truth of the dead

A good man who sometimes fell short of glory in life didn’t become a saint in death.


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Special reports

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// Fleeing Syria for Trump’s America

The trip was over for these refugees. They had found a new home in Mass. But uncertainty lay ahead: Tomorrow, Donald Trump would be sworn in.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


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Here are 5 of the most dangerous intersections in Massachusetts

Massachusetts, which was recently named the best state in the country, does not have a particularly great reputation when it comes to traffic and driving. NBC Boston recently calculated the Commonwealth’s five intersections with the highest number of car crashes, using 10 years of Department of Transportation data through 2013. Though not the deadliest intersections […]


// TV documentary on pain treatment funded by doctor with industry ties

The doctor has significant financial ties to pain medicine makers — a fact not disclosed in the program.

The story behind ‘Spotlight’

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

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Along the frozen trail

Dogs and their mushers sped over 200 miles in Maine for the 25th annual Can-Am Crown 250 sled dog race.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// With health care proposal, GOP feels history repeating

It wasn’t that long ago that Republicans mocked Democrats about the bumbling way they drafted the Affordable Care Act.