Trump’s national emergency move was months in the making

President Trump on Friday said he was invoking his powers to declare the emergency, then acknowledged what his lawyers had been warning him: He will get sued and, at least initially, will probably lose.

// 7 eyebrow-raising moments from Trump’s Rose Garden speech

President Trump, among other things, said the Japanese prime minister nominated him for a Nobel Prize and took credit for saving 3 million lives in Syria.

// Republicans dismissive of Weld’s possible run vs. Trump

Former Mass. governor William Weld, who ran on the Libertarian ticket in 2016, said Friday he is considering challenging President Trump in the 2020 GOP primaries.

// 69-year-old Cambridge bicyclist dies after Fenway collision

The woman’s bicycle was hit by a cement truck around 1:30 p.m. Friday just blocks from Fenway Park.

// Trump takes a tough stand on medical marijuana

The president used a signing statement to call out a medical cannabis rider that appears in the spending bill that averted a government shutdown.


// On GE, Baker and Walsh were smart — but also got lucky

For the state, the deal was as much a bet on GE as it was on South Boston real estate.

// A closer look at the Amazon, General Electric HQ changes

GE and Amazon announced they were scaling back headquarters plans within hours of each other on Thursday — a coincidence that will have ramifications for Boston.

Somerville residents remembered Allison Donovan Friday night at a vigil at the site where she was killed last week.

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Woman’s hit-and-run death has ‘torn the fabric of our community’

Allison Donovan, 40, was remembered Friday night near the site where she was killed a week ago.

// Polito’s home left off town’s online database — at husband’s request

Before settling into a new lakeside home, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito’s husband had a request: that details of their $1.5 million house be scrubbed from a public database.

The first new Orange Line cars from the CRRC factory in Springfield are expected to enter service this year.

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The global trade war makes a local stop: Springfield

The Chinese government-backed rail car company building cars for the MBTA’s Orange and Red lines won’t get any tariff relief, even though the cars are being assembled in Massachusetts.

Bruins 3, Ducks 0

// Jaroslav Halak, Bruins open trip by blanking Ducks

The Bruins, who won their fourth straight, return to action Saturday night in Los Angeles

Gary Washburn | On Basketball

// Anthony Davis’s demands reverberate around NBA

The Pelicans star is going to have to address the national media during All-Star Weekend.

Dave Epstein

// Here’s the forecast for school vacation week

If you’re sticking around Massachusetts, temperatures are going to be below average next week.

Alex Beam

// Faux fanfare for the common man (or woman)

The myth of the common man or woman is alive and well on the campaign trail.


// A real emergency — Trump, that is, not the wall

With President Trump declaring a national emergency, readers start to put up a wall of resistance.

Opinion | Christopher Weyant

The art of President Trump’s promises

Cartoonist and illustrator Christopher Weyant envisions the reactions of President Trump’s most ardent supporters when they discover the truth behind his promises.

A copy of a rendering of the proposed ballpark in Worcester.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

What’s in a name? For Worcester’s new minor league baseball team, everything

The Worcester Mitten Kittens? The Worcester Tube Sox? The Worcester Hot Weiners? Nothing’s off the table when it comes to renaming the PawSox.

// Here are the best restaurants in Massachusetts, according to AAA

AAA has announced its 2019 list of best restaurants nationwide — and several of the top-rated establishments are located here.

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

// One small golf tip lands Matt Kuchar in deep rough

After winning $1.3 million in a November event, he gave his fill-in caddie only $5,000 — and until Friday defended that.

// Dane Cook opens up about his 20-year-old girlfriend

“Sometimes I actually find myself saying, ‘Where has she been all my life?’” Cook told Jimmy Kimmel. “And then I realize she wasn’t alive for the first 26 years of it.”

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.