Robert Kraft said to reject plea offer in soliciting prostitution case

Kraft believes the proposal from state Attorney Dave Aronberg’s office pushed the legal requirements for what is called “deferred prosecution” beyond what is routinely expected.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/penacustody1.jpg Chilling new details emerge in Boston kidnapping, rape case

Victor Pena, 38, accused of abducting a 23-year-old woman outside a Boston bar in January and holding her captive in Charlestown for three days, pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

3-19-19: Keene, NH: Former Texas Congressman Robert

In N.H., giddy attention to Beto O’Rourke’s campaign is matched by skepticism

Much like his campaign, Beto O’Rourke’s first stop in New Hampshire Tuesday night had a thrown-together feel but still packed three floors of the Keene State College student center’s atrium.

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The success of her run will depend on whether her policy ideas translate into real excitement in the Democratic base, and Elizabeth Warren is using this trip to make her case directly to black voters.

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The hearings, expected to take two to three days, will review sexual misconduct allegations against former chief executive Steve Wynn, as well as the company’s response to those allegations.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/RinaldiWeed14.jpg Windfall, they said. Why Massachusetts marijuana taxes are disappointing so far

Three months in to recreational pot sales, Massachusetts’ marijuana stores had sold less per resident than those in Nevada, Colorado, and California, according to a Globe analysis.

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A growing majority of Americans say marijuana should be legal, underscoring a national shift as more states embrace cannabis for medical or recreational use.

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The Alana Down Syndrome Center will encourage interdisciplinary research between biologists, engineers, and students.

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That extra pilot, who was seated in the cockpit jumpseat, correctly diagnosed the problem and told the crew how to disable a malfunctioning flight-control system.

President Trump says it’s ‘‘ridiculous’’ that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is writing a report to summarize his findings — but says he’s looking forward to seeing what it says.

Trump says Mueller report is ‘ridiculous’ but should be released

The president is urging the Justice Department to release it to the public, saying: ‘‘Let it come out, let people see it,’’ adding: ‘‘Let’s see whether or not it’s legit.’’

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A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 schoolchildren and their chaperones Wednesday and took them on an hour-long drive, then set the vehicle on fire when he was stopped, officials said.

Hamilton Fire Department

Firefighters save dog who fell through ice on lake in Hamilton

A dog running free on a lake was left swimming for his life after falling through the thinning ice Tuesday afternoon in Hamilton, officials said.

Tamara Lanier, who is suing Harvard University for ownership of daguerreotypes of slaves whom she counts as ancestors, at home in Norwich, Conn., Feb. 28, 2019. The case renews focus on the role that the country’s oldest universities played in slavery, and also comes amid a growing debate over whether the descendants of the enslaved are entitled to reparations. (Karsten Moran/The New York Times)

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Harvard sued over use of photograph of slave

A Conn. woman is suing Harvard for allegedly profiting from a photo of her ancestor, an African slave forced to pose in what is believed to be one of the oldest images of a slave in the US.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/GettyImages-1041992230.jpg Who was Louis Agassiz?

Here’s a look at the man behind Harvard’s controversial slave photos.

Dan Shaughnessy | 2019 Baseball Preview

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Clubhouse culture and team karma have changed for the better since Alex Cora arrived.

Mookie Betts has two seasons remaining before free agency.

When it comes to an extension, Mookie Betts wants to be ‘treated fairly’ by Red Sox

The MVP outfielder has already turned down long-term offers from the Red Sox but remains open to further discussions.

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White was 24 yards short of his mark, and Guy was three snaps short of his mark.

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A series of devastating fires across Massachusetts have grabbed headlines this month.

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Neil Diamond’s hit joins 24 other recordings into the National Recording Registry.

Ideas | Julie Scelfo

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Some parents will go to extreme lengths to protect their kids, and themselves, from failure.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/dunksboard.jpg This New Hampshire resident built a surfboard out of 700 foam Dunkin’ coffee cups

Korey Nolan created the Dunkin’ surfboard for a contest in October. He took home second place — and did something good for the planet.

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Labrador retrievers aren’t letting go of their hold on US dog lovers, but German shorthaired pointers are tugging on the top ranks of doggy popularity.

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

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We used to overthrow foreign leaders the old-fashioned way: with our military. The new approach is just as egregious — and ineffective.

SCOT LEHIGH

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The senator would clean Donald Trump’s clock in a debate.

Letters

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Bringing a claim against a defunct school would waste taxpayer dollars but reform of the system is long overdue.

Opinion | James K. Galbraith

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/c334ecdb448e4772a38f017963a85ec6-c334ecdb448e4772a38f017963a85ec6-0.jpg Is there a better model to explain economics in the Trump era?

“Modern monetary theory” explains things about our current economy that mainstream economics can’t.

BOSTON, MA - March 20, 2019: - Commuters on I-93 were treated to the moon sets over Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, MA on March 20, 2019. (The third supermoon of 2019 on Wednesday isnÕt just special because itÕs the last supermoon of the year. ItÕs also the first supermoon in nearly 20 years to fall near the spring equinox. The Òsuper worm equinox moon,Ó as itÕs known, follows JanuaryÕs Òsuper blood wolf moonÓ and FebruaryÕs Òsuper snow moon.Ó This supermoon will hit its peak at 9:43 p.m. Wednesday, almost four hours after the spring equinox officially hits. This is the first time the two have landed on the same day since March 2000, according to EarthSky.org. Those hoping to catch the supermoon should be in luck: The National Weather Service is predicting mostly clear skies across New England, with clouds increasing as the night goes on.)77(Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: Metro reporter:

2019’s third and final supermoon is tonight

The third supermoon of 2019 isn’t just special because it’s the last supermoon of 2019. It’s also the first supermoon in nearly 20 years to fall near the spring equinox.

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HELP DESK

How to protect your digital photos for years to come

I used the free photo sharing site Flickr for a long time. But then I got an e-mail from Flickr threatening to delete my photos unless I was willing to pony up $50 a year. I wasn’t willing. What to do?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/23/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/A135_C011_01230B_001.1296038_R.jpg The ‘Stranger Things’ season 3 trailer’s out and the kids look to be living in a teenage wasteland

By noon Wednesday, the new trailer already had almost half a million views and was trending on Twitter.

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.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Spotify   |   RadioPublic

 

Munch Madness

Munch Madness

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/munch90x90-21475.jpg See which restaurants advanced to Round Two

The top 32 restaurants have advanced to the second round of Munch Madness. Vote to keep your favorites in the running.

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

Students stage global protest to speak out on climate change inaction

Students worldwide skipped classes Friday to protest their governments’ failure to act against global warming as part of the “Fridays for Future” movement.

Real Estate

15 homes for under $500,000 along the Providence/Stoughton commuter rail line

If you love southeastern Massachusetts, but work in Boston, living on the Providence/Stoughton Line might be for you. A train leaving Wickford Junction in North Kingston at 6:35 a.m. on a weekday will get you into South Station in an hour and 41 minutes, according to the timetable.

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/18/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/PVivax_Wellcome-1024x576.jpg China is reviving a discredited AIDS immunotherapy — for cancer

Injections of malaria parasites, a discredited AIDS treatment once promoted by the father of the Heimlich maneuver, is being tested in China as a cancer immunotherapy.

Podcasts