President Trump offers to protect ‘Dreamers’ for border money; Democrats expected to reject

President Donald Trump speaks about the partial government shutdown, immigration and border security in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.

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President Trump announced Saturday that in exchange for money for his promised US-Mexico border wall, he was open to trading temporary protections for young people brought to America illegally as children.


// Red Sox are unlikely to visit the White House if government is still shut down

Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said the team is sympathetic to the thousands of government employees who have been furloughed or are working without pay.

People hold signs and cheer during the 2019 Women's March at Boston Common.

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Women’s March in Boston draws thousands of people

The Women’s March in Boston drew thousands of people calling for equal rights, pay, and justice for women nationwide.

// 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.

Yvonne Abraham

// A simple step to greater justice

Making the justice system more just isn’t always about tectonic shifts. Sometimes, small changes can make a big difference. How small? How about lifting the ban on cellphones in courthouses?

// 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.

Stage Review

// A portrait of misplaced male pride and societal prejudice in the ART’s ‘Othello’

Chris Butler delivers a masterly performance in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy, directed by Bill Rauch with a focus on the toll of racism and sexism.

Storm could bring 5 inches of snow to Boston, more to the north

Snow is expected to begin around 7 p.m. with potentially heavy accumulation tonight followed by sleet or freezing rain.

Dave Epstein

// A mess of a storm system 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.

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.

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 13: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots is interviewed after the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)



No one thinks the Patriots suck, they just want them to lose

The Patriots this past week successfully galvanized their rabid, loyal legion by playing the underdog card.


// 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.

// Dover, N.H., teacher retained despite KKK-themed song in history class

A Dover, N.H., high school teacher who allowed students to sing Ku Klux Klan-themed lyrics to the tune of “Jingle Bells” will return as a teacher and coach in the fall.

// Bill calls for higher fees for Uber, Lyft in Mass.

Three Massachusetts lawmakers are joining with a regional planning advocacy group to call for higher fees for ride-hailing companies.

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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