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Trump calls for border barrier; Democrats want shutdown ended

President Trump spoke from the Oval Office on border security. Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer called for a border barrier and the government shutdown to be separate issues.

Boston-01/08/19 Charlie Field(left) and Don Cox, with the Empowerment Center at Joint Base Cape Cod prepare to unload boxes of fresh milk in the back of their truck as they arrived in Boston to deliver milk, meat , bread and other food to the US Coast Guard Base in the North End. The Federal Govt. shutdown impacts the Coast Guard because their payroll is processed through the Dept of Homeland Security. Cox is the president of the Empowerment Center and Field is the regional director. THey drove up from Cape Cod with the supplies, the 12th trip for Cox.Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

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As shutdown drags on, consequences mount in Mass.

From a local US Coast Guard Base to Logan Airport, Massachusetts is feeling the strain as the partial government shutdown continues.

Representative Rashida Tlaib of Michigan

Double standard for potty-mouthed politicians

When female politicians — and particularly women of color — curse publicly, the blowback is fierce.

Neither “Patriots Day,” starring Mark Wahlberg (center), nor “Stronger,” with Jake Gyllenhaal, did well at the box office.

‘Patriots Day’ got a $16 million state subsidy, new records show

The state issued nearly $90 million in film tax subsidies in 2016, a new high-water mark that includes tens of millions in previously unreported incentives paid out to movies inspired by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

A woman firefighter said a male co-worker assaulted her in this Jamaica Plain firehouse in January. He pleaded not guilty last month.


Fire Department report slammed by female firefighters, city councilors

The report recycled old recommendations, offered little insight on structural change, critics say.