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Trump will give State of the Union ‘when the shutdown is over’

After a standoff with Nancy Pelosi, President Trump said in a tweet he is postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends.

Victor Pena was arraigned on kidnapping charges at the Charlestown Division of the Boston Municipal Court on Wednesday.

Here’s how investigators tracked down the Charlestown abduction suspect, and rescued Olivia Ambrose

Victor Pena, accused of kidnapping Olivia Ambrose, sobbed and appeared to be talking to himself during a court appearance.

Boston Police released this photo of person of interest in relation to missing person Olivia Ambrose. Person now identified as Victor Pena and Olivia has been found in his apartment in Bunker Hill Housing Development on 1/22/19. photo: BPD

Modern technology was instrumental in rescue of Olivia Ambrose

Camera footage, and a signal from Olivia Ambrose’s iPhone, were key in helping police find the young kidnapped woman alive, but these advances are not without privacy concerns.

Governor Baker proposes seven-year overhaul of school funding formula

Baker, a Republican who campaigned on not raising taxes, also tucked a series of new levy proposals into his budget plan.

01/23/2019 Falmouth MA - A wind turbine looms over the Craggy Ridge neighborhood in West Falmouth. Opponents of the town of Falmouth's wind turbines,have complained, that they are eyesores, and even cause neighbors physical harm. .Jonathan Wiggs/Globe StaffReporter:Topic:

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

‘Green energy blues’ in a town that sought to do something about climate change

Facing neighborhood opposition and multiple lawsuits, selectmen voted to remove the twin wind turbines, which cost about $10 million to build, and saddled residents with years of debt.

The Nation

House Democrats to offer new border security proposals — but no wall

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 23: Union leaders and federal workers participate in a civil disobedience outside the office of Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) at Senate Russell Office Building January 23, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Federal employees from different unions participated in a

By Erica Werner

Lawmakers and aides said the proposed funding would be higher than the levels Democrats have supported in the past.

Pelosi tells Trump: No State of the Union address until government is opened

By Seung Min Kim

Pelosi tells Trump: No State of the Union address until government is opened

Shooter kills 5 at a bank in Florida

Police took cover outside a Sebring bank on Wednesday before the gunman was captured.

By Liam Stack and Jacey Fortin

A gunman killed five people in a bank in Sebring, Fla., setting off a tense standoff with police that ended when a SWAT team burst into the building.

The World

Far-right lawmakers walk out of Holocaust tribute in Bavaria


More than a dozen state lawmakers from a German far-right party walked out of the Bavarian parliament during a tribute to Holocaust victims Wednesday after a Jewish leader accused the Alternative for Germany of playing down the crimes of Nazis.

Russia presents info on missile US says violates pact

Russian military officers stand by as the 9M729, center, its launcher, left, and the 9M728, right, land-based cruise missiles are displayed in Kubinka outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The Russian military on Wednesday rolled out its new missile and spelled out its specifications, seeking to dispel the U.S. claim that the weapon violates a key nuclear arms pact. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

By Vladimir Isachenkov

The Russian military on Wednesday rolled out a new missile and released its specifications, seeking to dispel the US claim that the weapon violates the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

Outraged Maduro assures he is ‘the only president of Venezuela,’ cuts diplomatic ties with US

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro held a national flag while speaking to a crowd of supporters at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas to announce he was breaking off diplomatic ties with the United States.

By Ana Vanessa Herrero

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela spoke out about cutting diplomatic ties with the United States on Wednesday, citing a U.S. organized “coups d’etats” that involved an opposition leader declaring himself Venezuela’s president.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

Eight years since Arab Spring, is there hope for Middle East democracy?

Credit: Photo illustration by Lesley Becker/Globe Staff; Adobe

By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

To strengthen Israel and punish Iran, support Arab democracy.


Massachusetts shouldn’t depend on Yelp for child-care ratings

Worcester, MA- April 25, 2017: Annalise Lamprey (cq) , 3, plays a nutrition game at the Guild of St. Agnes in Worcester, MA on April 25, 2017. The Guild of St. Agnes is an early education and care agency that relies on state subsidies for 95% of their students according to director Gloria Johnson. The availability of state-subsidized child care has been narrowing, and growing more separate from private daycare, as fewer providers accept low-income students. (Globe staff photo / Craig F. Walker) section: business reporter:

Massachusetts, a leader in quality child care in so many ways, remains behind the curve on monitoring care and sharing that information.


Furloughed worker grateful to BSO — now an end to shutdown would be music to her ears

“My heartfelt thanks goes to the Boston Symphony Orchestra for its generosity and empathy in offering free tickets to furloughed federal employees.”


Pressley’s victory could prompt wave of candidates to run for City Council

Boston, MA, 12/5/2018 -- Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley listens as a fellow City Councilor wishes her farewell at City Hall. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 06ayanna Reporter:

By Milton J. Valencia

Ayanna Pressley defeated a longtime incumbent. Analysts say that’s inspired many city candidates to think they can do the same.

Kevin Cullen

An ode to Charlie Federico, the hub of Southie

Charlie Federico in the South Boston bike shop his father opened in 1938.

By Kevin Cullen

When he died Sunday, at 86, Federico was the richest guy in Southie, and it had nothing to do with money.

Modern technology was instrumental in rescue of Olivia Ambrose

Boston Police released this photo of person of interest in relation to missing person Olivia Ambrose. Person now identified as Victor Pena and Olivia has been found in his apartment in Bunker Hill Housing Development on 1/22/19. photo: BPD

By Michael Levenson

Camera footage, and a signal from Olivia Ambrose’s iPhone, were key in helping police find the young kidnapped woman alive, but these advances are not without privacy concerns.

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Business & Tech

Governor Baker has plan to rein in soaring drug costs in state Medicaid program

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker faces reporters as he unveils his state budget proposal during a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at the Statehouse, in Boston. During remarks Baker spoke about his administration's plan for revamping the state's public school funding formula, including targeted spending increases for low-income and special education students. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

A new plan, unveiled Wednesday, seeks to tackle the high cost of prescription drugs in the state Medicaid program by negotiating prices directly with drug makers and subjecting expensive drugs to state oversight.


Mass. senator’s plan: Go west to work, and we’ll pay you

Senator Eric Lesser

By Jon Chesto

Senator Eric Lesser wants to reimburse people who move to the state’s four westernmost counties and work from their homes or coworking spaces.

State Street’s new HQ deal boosts Government Center Garage project

Renderings of the new One Congress Street office tower.

By Jon Chesto and Tim Logan

The financial services giant will move from its current tower to One Congress.


Tommy Leonard, Falmouth Road Race founder and fabled bartender, dies at 85

Mr. Leonard, shown in 1996, was a bartender at the famed Eliot Lounge.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Leonard also was a fabled bartender, principally at the Eliot Lounge in the Back Bay.



What to expect from the Rams’ offense, and how the Patriots should defend it

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay celebrates with quarterback Jared Goff (16) after a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

By Ben Volin

They don’t vary their personnel packages or formations much, but they are experts at disguise.


At Foxborough, Katelyn Mollica has emerged as a driving force

8.5.195611773_Sports_23schrdp Foxborough High guard Kaitlyn Mollica (11) drives up the court covered closely by Franklin High guard Erin Quaile (20) during the high school basketball game at Forxborough High in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Robert E. Klein for the Boston Globe)

By Nate Rollins

The 5-foot-6 sophomore guard (19 ppg) runs the point, controls the offense, and demands the opposition’s best defender.


Dolphins meet with Patriots defensive play-caller Brian Flores a second time

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores watches his team warm up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass. Flores’ team is headed for the Super Bowl, and the Miami Dolphins must wait another two weeks before they can seal a deal with the New England Patriots’ defensive play-caller to become their coach. The Dolphins decided nearly two weeks ago to offer the job to Flores, who has been a Patriots assistant for 11 seasons. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

By Jim McBride

Wednesday’s get-together will likely be more of a strategy session than an interview, as Flores is lined up to be Miami’s next head coach.

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In an imperfect season, Patriots’ timing has become impeccable

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The Celtics put Terry Rozier in charge, and he hit a career high

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Petra Kvitova gains berth in Australian women’s final

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New NCAA Tournament Selection Committee rankings are a NET plus

By Joe Sullivan