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Patriots, Chiefs battle down the stretch

New England is trying to beat top-seeded Kansas City at home, which would result in another Super Bowl trip. The winner plays the NFC champion Rams.

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 20: Tommylee Lewis #11 of the New Orleans Saints drops a pass broken up by Nickell Robey-Coleman #23 of the Los Angeles Rams during the fourth quarter in the NFC Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 20, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Sean Payton: Obvious missed call cost Saints a Super Bowl berth

Even the head of officiating for the NFL said he “couldn’t believe” a flag wasn’t thrown.

// Patriots survive a scare when replay overturns call

Officials ruled Julian Edelman did not touch the ball on a punt by the Chiefs in the fourth quarter.

// Fans brave icy conditions to cheer on Brady and Co. at local bars

Despite the snow and ice, Tony C’s in Somerville’s Assembly Row reached its 450-person capacity quickly Sunday night as fans poured in to cheer on their beloved team.

// Legislature may get involved in fight over housing at old power plant in South Boston

South Boston politicians who have concerns about a massive redevelopment project at the shuttered Boston Edison plant have taken their fight to the State House.

// Four-alarm blaze destroys Manchester-by-the-Sea home

A four-alarm fire destroyed a Manchester-by-the-Sea home Sunday afternoon, displacing the family that lived there. No one was injured.

// Suspect arrested, victim named in Jamaica Plain double shooting

Victor Rodriguez of South Boston is in custody and linked to Friday’s shooting that left a man dead, police said.

(FILES) In this file photo Lawyer of the US president Rudy Giuliani looks on before the US president announces his Supreme Court nominee in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. - US President Donald Trump had conversations about a proposed project to build a Trump Tower in Moscow throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, far later than previously acknowledged, his lawyer said January 20, 2019. Trump's conversations with his then personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, who was spearheading the negotiations in Moscow, continued throughout the year until October or November 2016, Rudy Giuliani said.

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Giuliani says Cohen talked about Trump Tower in Moscow through 2016 election

Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, said Sunday that discussions about building a Trump Tower in Moscow lasted through the November 2016 election.

// Climate specialists react — or not — to Trump’s tweet on global warming

It’s far from the first time a Trump tweet turned acidulous; some climate scientists refuse to humor his mockery as a real discussion point.

// ‘Saturday Night Live’ parodies presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren

Kate McKinnon played the Massachusetts senator during a segment of “Weekend Update.”

// Unleash your dog’s love of winter by skijoring

The simple and easy Scandinavian sport — you cross-country ski with your dog towing you along — is becoming more popular in New England.

Residents on Lakeville Road in Jamaica Plain worked to clear out their vehicles on Sunday.

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What’s next for us: Brutal cold and a deep freeze

Winter’s first big snowstorm is over, but the bitter cold that descended in its wake will linger into the beginning of the workweek.

// Here’s how much snow fell in Greater Boston

Locations across the region received several inches of the white stuff.

// Wealth inequality ‘out of control,’ Oxfam warns

Billionaire fortunes increased by 12 percent last year, while the world’s poorest half saw their wealth decline by 11 percent, anti-poverty campaigner Oxfam said.

Tom Weber, commissioner of the Department of Early Education and Care, said the state’s new system is backed by “research, technical assistance, and the deep experience of licensing experts.”

With new day-care inspection system, high caseloads and shorter visits

Inspectors were already monitoring two to four times the caseloads specialists recommend.


// The VC forecast includes hopes for AI and Africa, worries about politicians

A survey of local venture capitalists turns up some recurring themes.

Music Review

// Kacey Musgraves as good as gold at the Wang

Her sold-out performance Saturday was both a well-earned victory lap and a chance to prove that she’s more than earned her hype.

Special reports

Boston, MA - 1/16/1919: Looking across North End Park on Jan. 16, 1919, the day after a giant tank at the Purity Distilling Co. on Commercial Street collapsed, sending a wave of an estimated 2.3 million gallons of molasses through the streets of Boston. The great molasses tank was located in the center of this picture. Sections of the metal may be seen at the extreme left and right in the picture. Twenty-one people perished, including two 10-year-olds, Pasquale Iantosca and Maria Distasio, who were collecting firewood near the molasses tank while home from school for lunch. (Boston Globe Archive/) --- BGPA Reference: 150115_MJ_001

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The day Boston was swamped by a deadly wave of molasses

One hundred years ago today an enormous steel tank ruptured, sending a torrent of brown syrup on a deadly path through the North End.

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The best Globe staff photos of 2018

Our photographers share the stories behind what went into making the year’s best photos, as selected by the editors of the Globe Magazine and photo department.


// Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.

The story of a profoundly troubled young man and the ugly underside of America’s most popular sport.


// Court Sense

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// The herd to the rescue: How an invisible shield can keep us healthy

When you get a vaccination, you make the herd stronger.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Love Letters: Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and “Wet Hot American Summer” creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

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