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.

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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.

Carlisle boy dies in Montana ski accident

A 9-year-old Carlisle boy was killed after hitting a tree in Gallatin County, Mont., authorities said.

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A wet winter will continue with a rain storm, and then strong winds

Precipitation mostly in the form of rain will begin tonight and continue into Sunday afternoon, bringing up to an inch to some localities.

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.

Capital Source

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Secretary of State William Galvin, who oversees the state’s elections system, said Boston voters should be given the chance to weigh in on four-year City Council terms.

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 top German cardinal called for changes to the Vatican’s legal code of secrecy that is imposed on sex abuse cases.

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Venezuelan soldiers fired tear gas on residents clearing a border bridge to Colombia on Saturday, as the opposition began making good on its high-risk plan to deliver humanitarian aid to the country.

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Mailers will be sent to households across the city to gather data on all residents 17 and older, for decisions on the distribution of resources, to prepare juror rolls, and to update voter records.

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.

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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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.

Despite his size, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray is perfectly suited to play quarterback in today’s NFL, according to draft expert Mel Kiper Jr.

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JIM MCBRIDE I SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

NFL teams discounting Kyler Murray would be short-sighted

Murray’s mix of arm strength and nimbleness should wipe out a lot of the doubt about whether he can survive and thrive.

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.

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Lesley Becker/Globe Staff; Adobe; Globe file photo

Margery Eagan

A refreshing campaign pitch — the truth about motherhood

Ambitious women, never mind big-time female politicians, don’t typically admit to any corner cutting — ever — in mothering.

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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Opinion columnist Michael Cohen takes a candid and no-holds-barred look at the current political moment. Sign up now.

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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