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Trump offers a ‘Dreamers’ deal for border-money proposal

President Trump unveiled the proposal in a 13-minute address from the White House.

Tom Brenner/New York Times

While the president cast the move as a “common-sense compromise,” Democrats were quick to dismiss it as “not a compromise but more hostage taking.”

// Protests, Frisbees, and deep thinking — Hampshire College has carved an offbeat path

Alumni, faculty, and students worry about the school’s long-term future and fear something unique could be lost.

The Nation

Trump offers a ‘Dreamers’ deal for border-money proposal

President Trump unveiled the proposal in a 13-minute address from the White House.

By Annie Karni and Sheryl Gay Stolberg

While the president cast the move as a “common-sense compromise,” Democrats were quick to dismiss it as “not a compromise but more hostage taking.”

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Workers inspected an off-ramp that collapsed during the November earthquake in Anchorage.

By Rachel D’Oro

Seven weeks after a massive earthquake rocked Alaska, aftershocks are still shattering 7-year-old Connor Cartwright’s sense of safety.

For third Women’s March, smaller crowds and some frayed edges

As Saturday morning progressed, throngs of marchers began to appear in Washington.

By Michael Wines and Farah Stockman

Whether it was stormy weather, reports of controversy, or the simple waning of interest over time, the third annual Women’s March events Saturday attracted much smaller crowds than in years past.

The World

Party of declared Congo vote winner rejects intervention

Supporters of Felix Tshisekedi sng and danced in Kinshasa while awaiting the Constitutional Court’s final decision on the presidential election results.

By Saleh Mwanamilongo

The African Union’s made a surprise request to delay announcing the final results amid ‘‘serious doubts’’ about the vote.

Death Toll in Mexico blast rises to 66; leader vows to intensify crackdown on fuel theft

TLAHUELILPAN, MEXICO - JANUARY 19: Aerial view of the explosion site of a pipeline belonging to Mexican oil company PEMEX on January 18, 2019 in Tlahuelilpan, Mexico. In a statement, PEMEX announced that the explosion was caused by the illegal manipulation of the pipeline, as minutes before the accident videos were shot where people could be seen filling drums and car fuel tanks. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

By Paulina Villegas and Kirk Semple

Mexico’s president vowed Saturday to redouble his fight against an epidemic of chronic fuel theft after thieves punctured a pipeline north of Mexico City, causing an explosion that killed at least 66 people and injured 76 others.

In Germany, a bittersweet reason to toast climate change

The hottest, driest spring and summer on record were a blessing for German winemakers.

By Christopher F. Schuetze

What proved to be the country’s hottest, driest spring and summer on record were disasters for many German farmers. But they were a blessing for winemakers.

Editorial & Opinion

Michael A. Cohen

GOP is shocked! — shocked! — to discover racists in their party

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, made comments about race last week that brought votes of admonishment from his House colleagues. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Joshua Roberts.

By Michael A. Cohen

Congressional Republicans are having their Captain Renault moment with Rep. Steve King.

Renée Graham

Why make Kirsten Gillibrand suffer for what Al Franken did?

TROY, NY - JANUARY 16: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) takes questions from reporters after announcing she will run for president in 2020 outside the Country View Diner, January 16, 2019 in Troy, New York. Last night on The Late Show, Gillibrand told host Stephen Colbert that she has formed an exploratory committee for her White House run. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By Renée Graham

Gillibrand helped push Franken out, imperiling her own 2020 aspirations. Once again, a woman has to answer for a man’s recklessness.


As MLK foresaw, racism in America has been largely overcome

Boston, MA - 4/22/1965: Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses the crowd at the Patrick Campbell School in Roxbury during a visit to Boston, April 22, 1965. Dr. King led a march through the city to protest segregated housing conditions and racially imbalanced schools, and spoke at Boston Common and the State House during his visit. (Paul Connell/Globe Staff) --- BGPA Reference: 160126_MJ_004

By Jeff Jacoby

In less than two generations, the United States transformed itself from a largely racist society to a largely non-racist one.


Amid cold and controversy, women’s march draws crowd to the Common

A crowd gathers in front of a stage to listen to speakers during the Boston Women's March on Boston Common Saturday afternoon.

By Stephanie Ebbert

In its third iteration on a frigid day, Boston’s march for women drew several thousand people Saturday.

R.I. governor proposes marijuana legalization as neighboring states launch programs

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo gives her inaugural address at the State House in Providence, R.I., Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

By Mark Arsenault and Felicia Gans

“I have some reluctance about it. But I think we can’t not do it with Massachusetts and Connecticut coming on line,” Raimondo told the Globe in an interview at the State House in Providence Tuesday.

Protests, Frisbees, and deep thinking — Hampshire College has carved an offbeat path

Students worked in the greenhouse, in 1976, at Hampshire College, which encourages educational experimentation.

By Deirdre Fernandes and Laura Krantz

Alumni, faculty, and students worry about the school’s long-term future and fear something unique could be lost.

Business & Tech

Logan Airport due for huge makeover aimed at improving access

Massport’s plans for Logan Airport include reconfiguring the access roads for terminals B and C.

By Jon Chesto

Plans are underway for expanded and updated terminals, new access ramps, and limited curbside access to terminals. Is there a monorail in its future?


The week in business

In this Monday, May 14, 2018 photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multi-billion-dollar business expected to emerge from the decision. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Six of the top business stories from the past week.



Bruins lose Tuukka Rask, game to Rangers

Boston 01/19/19-Boston Bruins vs NY Rangers- Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was injured on this goal scored by Rangers Filip Chytil in the 1st period during the collision into Rask. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

By Matt Porter

After the goalie left with a concussion in the first period, New York got a third-period goal to earn the win.


Charlie McAvoy too close for comfort on play that injured Tuukka Rask

Boston 01/19/19-Boston Bruins vs NY Rangers- Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was injured on a goal scored by Rangers Filip Chytil in the 1st period during the collision into Rask. He is helped off the ice by Kevan Miller and Charlie McAvoy. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

By Matt Porter

The second-year defenseman was powerless to keep Filip Chytil from crashing into Tuukka Rask.


The Beanpotters had quite a time at Durgin-Park

Durgin-Park, founded in 1827, closed on Jan. 12.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

They convened for decades at the restaurant for the start of Boston’s best known hockey tournament.

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Kevin Paul Dupont | On Hockey

Tuukka Rask’s injury would have been far worse in years past

By Kevin Paul Dupont


NFL conference title games: best of old guard vs. young guns

By Ben Volin


Team of the Week: Indoor track runs deep in North Andover

By Matt MacCormack


Northeastern bounces back to topple UMass

By Frank Dell’Apa


Guerschon Yabusele can dream of a Celtics’ game in Paris

By Adam Himmelsbach


Patriots’ keys to victory over the Chiefs

By Jim McBride


What are Bruins needs with NHL trade deadline approaching?

By Kevin Paul Dupont


Blake Griffin still harbors hard feelings toward Doc Rivers, Clippers

By Gary Washburn


Baseball has taken a turn for the worse in casting aside scouts

By Nick Cafardo


Ideas | David Scharfenberg

Elizabeth Warren is calling for Medicare for all. What does England’s experience tell us?

FILE — Members of National Nurses United at a speech by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) about health care on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 13, 2017. A Medicare-for-all bill drafted by Sanders is gaining support among Democrats as they look ahead to the 2020 presidential race. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)

By David Scharfenberg

Just months after stepping down as chairman of England’s National Health Service, Sir Malcolm Grant weighs in on America’s new fascination with single-payer health care.

Ideas | Kelly Kasulis

Is there a monogamy gene?

By Kelly Kasulis

In only a few species do males stick around long enough to protect and help raise their young — and for years, that rare phenomenon has left scientists puzzled.


The road to Trump’s impeachment takes a dramatic new turn

Michael Cohen (left) and President Trump.

By Michael A. Cohen

BuzzFeed’s report that President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress is a qualitatively different story from everything we’ve learned up to this point.


Dr. John Mendelsohn, researcher who led top cancer center, dies at 82

Former president George H.W. Bush (left) and Barbara Bush cut a birthday cake with Dr. John Mendelsohn (right).

By Katie Thomas

Dr. Mendelsohn led the prestigious University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center through an era of substantial growth.

Lorna Doom, bassist in the punk band Germs, dies 61

By Jon Pareles

Teresa Ryan, who played bass in the proudly extreme 1970s Los Angeles punk band Germs under the name Lorna Doom, died Wednesday.

Tony Mendez, ‘Argo’ spy who smuggled US hostages out of Iran during crisis, dies at 78

Tony Mendez (pictured in 2012) was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the Oscar-winning movie “Argo.”

By Harrison Smith

Mr. Mendez successfully smuggled six State Department employees out of Tehran during the 1979-1981 Iran hostage crisis.

Sunday Arts

book review

In ‘An Orchestra of Minorities,’ birds of a feather in fate

By Donna Bailey Nurse

Chigozie Obioma’s saga of a poultry farmer trapped in tragic circumstances embraces African folk tale.

Television Review

In the new season of ‘SMILF,’ Frankie Shaw raises her game

Frankie Shaw (right) with Rosie O’Donnell in “SMILF.”

By Matthew Gilbert

In the Boston-based show, the series’ showrunner and star goes deeper to shape one of the most authentic portraits of a single mother on TV.

Ty Burr

Putting it in black and white

Tomasz Kot in a scene from “Cold War.”

By Ty Burr

Movies don’t always have to be in color.

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Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

These teen sex comedies have more than one thing on their mind

By Matthew Gilbert

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Marzano-Lesnevich’s book wins French prize; Grolier moves to become a charity

By Nina MacLaughlin

four tAKES

A New Year’s resolution: Just breathe

By M.J. Andersen

story behind the book | kate tuttle

Unearthing family secrets in the DNA

By Kate Tuttle

@Large | Michael Andor Brodeur

How memes help the Internet stay human

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Art Review

Visions of rising waters, at Yale

By Cate McQuaid

Photography Review

At the MFA, the pure profusion of Graciela Iturbide

By Mark Feeney

Scene here | Local films, festivals, and faces

Scene Here: ‘Roma’ goes wide, ‘Peter Pan’ gains a voice

By Loren King


Unleash your dog’s love of winter by skijoring

Cross country skiers and their dogs get in a skijoring workout at Gunstock Mountain.

By Laurie Wilson

The simple and easy Scandinavian sport — you cross-country ski with your dog towing you along — is becoming more popular in New England.

A treehouse with all the creature comforts

Skamania Lodge’s new treehouses are nestled in Douglas firs.

By Kari Bodnarchuk

Staying in a rustic treehouse appeals to some travelers, but others hold dear to the modern amenities found in a hotel room. Skamania Lodge won’t make you choose.

Still dreaming of Boise. (That’s ‘Boy C, not Boy Z’)

By James Sullivan

There’s a wholesome, fresh-air feel to the “City of Trees.” But there’s also an underlying sense that eccentricity might lurk just behind those inviting front-porch doors.

Real Estate

Here’s what you can get in Boston and Cambridge for about $2 million-plus

By Marni Elyse Katz

“We’re seeing reasonable appreciation. People are buying and selling in all price points; things are moving.” |

Luxury in the city: Double penthouse listed for $9.2 million features 3,200-square-foot roof deck

By John R. Ellement

The condo has three bedrooms, five full baths, and a commanding view of Boston and the harbor. Search the latest luxury listings at

Ask the Carpenter: Leveling a bathroom floor to lay tile

By Rob Robillard

Ask the Carpenter offers an alternative to a cement mortar underlayment. Get more home improvement advice at


Perspective | Magazine

Why kindergartners need to learn to code

Girl hands on computer keyboard on white background.

By Marina Umaschi Bers

Coding is as fundamental as writing, reading, and arithmetic, and we need to start teaching it to young children.

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: My big fat Greek casserole, pastitsio

Pastitsio (foreground) and Simple Greek-Style Greens With Lemon.

By Adam Ried

A hearty cousin of lasagna, pastitsio adds unexpected flavors to meat, tomatoes, and pasta.

Style Watch

A bedroom makeover lets the sun shine in

By Marni Elyse Katz

In a light-filled Jamaica Plain bedroom, dramatic windows set the cool, cozy mood.

Globe Local

Don’t want to smoke it? Drink it

Troy Brosnan (left) and Eric Rogers are cofounders of TINC, a startup cannabis brewing company that hopes to open in Georgetown.

By Linda Greenstein

A pair of entrepreneurs hope to brew cannabis-infused beverages north of Boston in Georgetown.


Penny for your memories? Treasure your coins for now

Both sides of a (1994) US penny, isolated on a white background.

By Beverly Beckham

Penny for your memories? Treasure your coins for now


Lynnfield water superintendent retires after 44 years

By John Laidler

A familiar face in Lynnfield is moving on. After 44 years as superintendent of the Lynnfield Center Water District, Kenneth Burnham retired Jan. 2.

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Weymouth overdose deaths decreased in 2018

By Johanna Seltz


Hawk goes looking for bargains

By Emily Sweeney


Globe Local: Noteworthy performances

By Thomas Herron


Legos, virtual-reality zombies, and spirit awards

By Ysabelle Kempe and Annika Hom