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Questions surface over Kevin Spacey’s ‘secret court’ hearing

Kevin Spacey in 2016.

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Before Monday’s arraignment, the actor’s lawyers were given a special opportunity to have his case reviewed in a mini-trial-type setting where charges can be dropped out of public view.

Airbnb plans to begin selling multi-unit buildings and houses. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Waldo Swiegers

Mass. hosts scrambling to comply with tough new short-term rental rules

Hosts in Massachusetts are sorting through the new state regulations, even as Airbnb is set to release a study Monday highlighting the industry’s contribution to the state economy.

Representative Lori Trahan joined her husband, Dave, and their dog at their home. Their daughter Caroline, 4, is at left.

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Lori Trahan helped set a mark for women elected to Congress. Here’s what makes her tick

In era of political fire-breathers, Trahan hews to moderation, in politics and tone.

National Security Adviser John Bolton

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Contradicting Trump, Bolton says no withdrawal from Syria until ISIS contained, Kurds’ safety guaranteed

John Bolton’s comments contradict Trump’s mid-December promise to bring troops home from Syria ‘‘now,’’ an announcement that surprised allies and advisers.