Will Trump’s taunts about Warren’s heritage backfire?

A number of Democratic strategists say that the president’s racist taunts could have the ironic outcome of helping defuse any doubts the lingering controversy has sowed.

Senator Elizabeth Warren addressed a gathering of top Democrats in New Hampshire.

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Ground Game

Warren brings her story to New Hampshire’s influential Democrats

The senator was the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club dinner.

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The supervisors were placed on leave last week.

5 police officers top Boston’s payroll for 2018

The officers were dismissed from the department and later reinstated, to six-figure settlements that included back pay, according to data released Friday.

Mark Stepakoff was stymied by a closed website when he tried to renew his real estate license.

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Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

Downed website and a botched response from the state

Mark Stepakoff figured it would take only a few minutes to renew his real estate license with the state.

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Late Saturday night, a mix of freezing rain, snow, and sleet will hit New England, leading to some icing across the interior of Massachusetts.

Police Commissioner William Gross (left) and Suffolk DA Rachael Rollins will be challenged by the investigation that will follow Friday’s police-related shooting.

Man’s shooting is a high-profile test for police commissioner, new DA

Among the key questions for William Gross and Rachael Rollins, and one that is sensitive to police and community relations: Were officers justified in using deadly force?

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A prominent Nigerian nun blasted the culture of silence in the Catholic Church that has long sought to hide clergy sexual abuse, calling for transparency and an admission of mistakes to restore trust.

Chesto Means Business

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Bostonians don’t have to go far to find a company whose stock can soar nearly 30 percent after it posts a loss of more than $500 million in one year.

MARIJUANA MOMENT

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Science has confirmed that marijuana really does cause the munchies.

The Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla., (above) is where Robert Kraft allegedly solicited prostitution.

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‘Tentacles’ of trafficking ring expand nationwide, authorities say

Robert Kraft is just one of potentially hundreds of people connected to what authorities say was an international operation.

Bernadette Brooten is a Brandeis University professor. She is the Myra and Robert Kraft and Jacob Hiatt Professor of Christian Studies at Brandeis.

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NESTOR RAMOS

In Robert Kraft’s name, a professor wrestles with sex and slavery

As a Brandeis professor, Bernadette Brooten has studied the long, intertwined history of sex and slavery. One of the names on her endowed chair? Kraft.

Orchids of Asia Day Spa on Friday.

Robert Kraft charges come as part of human trafficking sting

A spokesperson for Kraft said: “We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity,” after he was accused of soliciting prostitution as part of a human trafficking investigation.

Jussie Smollett left Cook County jail after posting bond Thursday in Chicago.

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JENEE OSTERHELDT | COMMENTARY

Jussie Smollett may have lied. But that doesn’t change the truth: Hate crimes are rising

People readily believed Jussie Smollett not because of bias against MAGA supporters, not because they love his show “Empire,” but because of lived experience.

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The widow of a Marine who died by suicide is helping others heal from a pain that she knows all too well.

FILE - This March 23, 2018, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident as part of the nation's only test run of the 2020 Census. A U.S. judge in San Francisco will hear closing arguments in a trial over the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. Judge Richard Seeborg is not expected to issue a ruling immediately on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File)

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JEFF JACOBY

Good policy, bad policymaking, and the fight over the 2020 census

Should adding a census question about citizenship raise hackles? Only if it was added dishonestly.

Renée Graham

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I allowed my lifelong fandom for Jackson to overshadow the possibility that he groomed children and their starstruck parents, and ruined young lives.

Miss Conduct

Advice: I’d like to ban his girlfriend from our house

My boyfriend and I are fighting over his son’s disrespectful girlfriend.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

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Instead of giving his usual pregame briefing, the Red Sox manager spoke about the late writer Friday.

Newsletters

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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.

Politics

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Markey warns of ‘full-fledged battle’ if AG does not release Mueller investigation details

Senator Edward Markey’s said he’s relying on the report to largely determine if there is “evidence of impeachable offenses” against President Donald Trump.

Real Estate

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

STAT

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One’s a college dropout. One’s a self-proclaimed street fighter. And one survived a presidential tweetstorm.

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