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Kevin Spacey is arraigned in Nantucket sexual assault case; not guilty plea entered

Nantucket, MA, 01/7/2019 -- Kevin Spacey leaves Nantucket District Court following his arraignment on a felony count of indecent assault and battery. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 08spaceypic Reporter:

Actor Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty Monday in Nantucket District Court to a single felony count for allegedly sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man at an island bar in 2016.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/blanding11-4-201705startsmet-22915.jpg From the Blue Line to a bookstore: How Boston wooed Amazon’s HQ2

A day-and-a-half visit – detailed in e-mails discussing Boston’s courtship of Amazon – left city and state officials believing they made a good impression. But it was not a game changer.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/20ladders05-15860.jpg City review finds pervasive ‘locker room talk’ in Boston firehouses

Investigators found a “male-dominated” culture in a 1,500-member department that has 16 female firefighters.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/07/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/bdec60db69df4a5d85354d34368c494c-3ed20ae8bcfb42c2a3913a862a4c8190-0.jpg Trump plans primetime address as shutdown continues

With no breakthrough in sight to end the partial government shutdown, President Trump is highlighting his demands for a border wall.

Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Elizabeth Warren is talking about Trump. She just doesn’t want to name him

Elizabeth Warren pushed back against numerous aspects of the Trump presidency, but rarely uttered his name and refrained from the insults and direct attacks the two have traded previously.

The Nation

Elizabeth Warren is talking about Trump. She just doesn’t want to name him

Senator Elizabeth Warren.

By Jess Bidgood

Elizabeth Warren pushed back against numerous aspects of the Trump presidency, but rarely uttered his name and refrained from the insults and direct attacks the two have traded previously.

Trump plans primetime address as shutdown continues

President Donald Trump.

By Michael Tackett and Nicholas Fandos

With no breakthrough in sight to end the partial government shutdown, President Trump is highlighting his demands for a border wall.

To build border wall as a national emergency, Trump would need to tap existing military budget

President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he gets a briefing on border wall prototypes, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

By Paul Sonne

The Pentagon may have to figure out which military construction projects around the world to cancel, pare back, or put on hold in order to free up money for the initiative.

The World

Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s Leader, Visits China

By Choe Sang-Hun

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, arrived in China on Monday for a four-day visit at the invitation of President Xi Jinping, Chinese and North Korean official media said.

A jellyfish ‘epidemic’ has Australian scientists wondering if climate change is to be blamed

Jellyfish swam in a tank at an aquarium in Tokyo.

By Rick Noack

More than 13,000 stings were recorded in Queensland alone last week, with more than 2,500 people seeking treatment over the weekend, according to rescue organizations.

Nigeria military raids newspaper, seizes computers and arrests journalists

By Dionne Searcey and Emmanuel Akinwotu

The army said the newspaper, Daily Trust, which had been critical of the military, had jeopardized national security by reporting on a planned operation.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Linda J. Bilmes

To avoid government shutdowns, fix the budget process

By Linda J. Bilmes

Here are four steps the United States can take to begin to mend the budget process.

Opinion | David Dodson

Better border policy is possible without a wall

A migrant from Honduras pass a child to her father after he jumped the border fence to get into the U.S. side to San Diego, Calif., from Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Discouraged by the long wait to apply for asylum through official ports of entry, many migrants from recent caravans are choosing to cross the U.S. border wall and hand themselves in to border patrol agents. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

By David Dodson

The wall does nothing to address our fundamental immigration issues.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Spikes to keep out homeless people? That’s outrageous

Arlington, MA - 1/6/19 The town of Arlington has placed spikes under the Route 2 bridge where the homeless had been sleeping. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 07homeless

By Joan Vennochi

The spikes, known as “hostile architecture,” are designed to let people know they, like pigeons, are not welcome.

Metro

Kevin Cullen

Speaking for the invisible and the dead

By Kevin Cullen

Joshua Rivera was a homeless man beaten to death in a Charlestown park, his humanity discarded or forgotten by too many.

City review finds pervasive ‘locker room talk’ in Boston firehouses

A ribbon honoring the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings is seen on the side of Mattapan Ladder 29 as the new ladder trucks enter Boston Fire Department service in South Boston, Massachusetts August 19, 2013. (Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe)

By Milton J. Valencia and Meghan Irons

Investigators found a “male-dominated” culture in a 1,500-member department that has 16 female firefighters.

Fixing the MBTA may require big service disruptions

Major repairs to MBTA lines might mean keeping tracks clear of trains for longer periods.

By Adam Vaccaro

To meet a lofty transit repair goal, the T may have to replace more trains with shuttle buses.

Business & Tech

From the Blue Line to a bookstore: How Boston wooed Amazon’s HQ2

East Boston, MA: 11-5-2017: Passengers wait on the platform as an MBTA Blue Line subway train arrives at the Suffolk Downs station in East Boston, Mass., 2017. Photo/John Blanding, Boston Globe staff story/Adam Vaccaro ( 05starts )

By Tim Logan and Jon Chesto

A day-and-a-half visit – detailed in e-mails discussing Boston’s courtship of Amazon – left city and state officials believing they made a good impression. But it was not a game changer.

National Grid union workers OK contract, ending lockout

01/07/2019 MALDEN, MA 12012-4 union members L-R David Monahan (cq), Barry Johns (cq), and John Buonopane (cq) talk with fellow National Grid workers as they react to vote on new contract to end six-month lockout at the Irish American Club in Malden. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

By Katie Johnston

Workers voted Monday to approve a contract agreement between the utility and two United Steelworkers locals, ending a lockout that kept 1,250 employees out of work for six months.

Talking Points | Talking Points

Wall Street’s 2019 forecast? You might not want to know

By Larry Edelman

As we limp into the new year, about the most upbeat line the pros can spin is that, hey, the recession probably won’t hit until next year.

Sports

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

Marcus Smart has steadily improved his 3-point shooting

Marcus Smart, who had a game-high seven assists, gets off a second-quarter pass despite two Nets defenders at TD Garden.

By Gary Washburn

Smart lives at the Celtics’ practice facility, searching for the kind of form that makes for good 3-point shooters.

Celtics 116, Nets 95

Brad Stevens challenged the Celtics to ‘be great’ with their ball movement. They delivered

Boston, MA 01-07-19: The Celtics Jaylen Brown gets off a pass from the floor after he grabbed a first quarter loose ball. The Nets Shabazz Napier is behind him. The Boston Celtics hosted the Brooklyn Nets in an NBA regular season basketball game at the TD Garden. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Adam Himmelsbach

Eight Celtics players scored in double digits in an easy victory, their third in a row.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

To win this one, the Patriots have to let Philip Rivers and the Chargers lose it

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) prepares to run a play in the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

By Christopher L. Gasper

The Patriots won’t mind if history repeats itself and the more talented team loses again. They’re banking on it.

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CELTICS NOTEBOOK

With Aron Baynes on hand, return can’t be far off

By Adam Himmelsbach

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Wild-Card Weekend was all about road teams and defense

By Ben Volin

Boys’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL NOTES

Brothers McLaren share on-off court bond at Newburyport

By Nate Weitzer

CFP Championship | Clemson 44, Alabama 16

Clemson overwhelms Alabama to claim second national title in three years

By Ralph D. Russo

Tuesday Stories

NAMES

Snoop Dogg dropped it like it was hot in Boston

08namesSnoop -- Snoop Dogg at The Grand in Boston, Jan 4. (Big Night Entertainment Group)

By Kevin Slane

The man of many nicknames pumped up a sold-out crowd at The Grand.

NAMES

Somerville residents behind quirky Ethan Hawke podcast get a hat tip from ... Ethan Hawke

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018 file photo, Ethan Hawke arrives at the Governors Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. On Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, the National Society of Film Critics awarded Hawke its best actor award for his performance in

By Jenni Todd

“I’m just relieved that he doesn’t think I’m crazy,” one of the hosts said.

NAMES

Bo Burnham, John Krasinski get Writers Guild nominations for best original screenplay

Elsie Fisher, left, and Bo Burnham arrive at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Scripts for “Black Panther,” “A Star Is Born,” and “If Beale Street Could Talk” are among five films up for the guild’s best adapted screenplay award.

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Love Letters

My friend’s husband is on Tinder

By Meredith Goldstein

TV Critic’s Corner

Aaron Sorkin scored early with ‘Sports Night’

By Matthew Gilbert