Are indications emerging of a deal to solve the shutdown impasse?

President Trump said he would make an announcement about the shutdown, and Democrats have proposed more money for border security.

// The financial strain deepens for furloughed government employees

The federal government shutdown, long past a mere annoyance, is lurching into its fifth week as the human and financial costs on unpaid workers continue to mount.

// Women say march is still an important step

Many participants in today’s women’s march in Boston have been activists throughout the year.

A group hold up signs at freedom plaza during the women's march in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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Women’s March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy

The third annual Women’s March is returning to Washington this week amid inclement weather, ideological schisms, and the longest government shutdown in American history.

// Special counsel’s office takes issue with BuzzFeed report

‘‘BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements . . . are not accurate,” said a spokesman for Robert Mueller.

// Governor Baker seeks big real estate sales tax hike to fund climate programs

Baker intends to tuck the plan, one of his most high-profile bids to address climate resiliency, into his upcoming state budget proposal.

// Fireball at ruptured Mexico oil pipeline kills 66

A massive fireball engulfed people at a gasoline pipeline that had been ruptured by thieves, killing dozens with more listed as missing.

Boston Red Sox owner John Henry (left) and chairman Tom Werner held the championship trophy at the World Series.

Red Sox visit to White House could be contingent on government shutdown

Red Sox principal owner John Henry said the team will be monitoring the shutdown and weighing its decision thusly.

// In a small N.H. city President Trump flipped, Democrats ask Elizabeth Warren how she’ll win

Warren introduced herself as an economic populist to a Claremont crowd eager to size her up as a challenger to President Trump.

Erin Cronin said her approach to teaching calculus is collaborative. Students are encouraged to stay after school to get help from Cronin or Cheryl Szymanski, the other calculus teacher.

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At Revere High, students ace AP calculus exam

In the last two years, all of Erin Cronin’s students at Revere High School have scored a passing grade of 3 or higher on the AP Calculus AB exam.

Meet the students behind The Valedictorians Project

The city’s top students from 2005 to 2007 set out to change the world. But then life happened. Explore their stories here.

01/08/2019 Boston MA -A light dusting of snow in Boston on Tremont Street, left footprints made by pedestrians. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe StaffReporter:Topic:

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Storm moving in Saturday night could bring foot of snow to northern Mass.; 5 inches to Boston

With more mixed precipitation in the cards for Sunday snow accumulation totals are down slightly, but areas near the N.H. border will still see over a foot.

Dave Epstein

// A mess of a storm sytem is headed our way

Almost everyone is likely to see more than one type of precipitation, including snow, rain, ice, and sleet, or any combination. Then temperatures beginning Sunday night will be very cold.

At 23 years old, the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes knows he faces a major challenge going up against 41-year-old Tom Brady and the Patriots.


NFL conference title games: best of old guard vs. young guns

Tom Brady and Drew Brees will be matched up against Patrick Mahomes and Jared Goff in classic showdowns.


// Patriots-Chiefs is the one we expected, and it should be a thriller

Arrowhead Stadium will be raucously loud, but in the end, it will be the Patriots making the happy noises.

Jim McBride

// When Robert Kraft bought the Patriots, it signaled a new beginning for the franchise

Since Kraft purchased the team — 25 years ago next week — the Patriots have won 310 games, been to nine Super Bowls, and won five titles.


// A reader’s idea on resolving the wall standoff

If the matter is politically unresolvable at the federal level, why not kick it down to the border states?

Ideas | Beth Wolfensberger Singer

The six New England attitudes about winter

Boston’s statues are buried in snow but full of personality.


// 10 ways to feel good about yourself that don’t include social media’s 10-year challenge

Here are some alternative ways to boost your self image that don’t involve an Instagram filter, Rebecca Pacheco writes.

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

Boston Globe Archive

Globe Magazine

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.

The Big Picture

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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

Follow the Celtics’ quest for a title and other NBA news both on and off the court. Sign up here.


// 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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