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Woodstock, VT. 01/16/19- A large pickup truck exits the Taftsville Covered Bridge in Woodstock. Carbon emissions have risen 16 percent above the 1990 levels in Vermont, some of the reasons are aging gas-guzzling pickups, wood-buriing stoves and drafty old homes. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

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In Vermont, a progressive haven, emissions spike forces officials to consider drastic action

Despite its green reputation, and impressive goals to lower carbon pollution in the state, Vermont has seen a 16 percent increase in greenhouse gas levels since 1990.

still frame grab from video - Richard Kamrowski of Framingham, clinging onto another driver’s hood after the car was stopped, on the Mass. Pike on Friday January 25, 2019. credit: Mrs. Schur

Wild ride on Pike — with one man on the hood — leads to court for two drivers

Mark Fitzgerald, who authorities say drove nearly three miles on the Massachusetts Turnpike Friday as an older man desperately clung to his hood, appeared to face charges on Monday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryancosts2met.jpg Drug costs plague seniors, but legislative relief may be elusive

In the face of industry opposition and divided government, older Americans may have to wait till after the next election for relief.

MBTA says it needs to raise fares by 6.3 percent this summer

If approved by officials, subway rides would cost an additional 15 cents, bus rides would go up by a dime, and a monthly pass would go up $5.50 to $90, all in July.

Christina Fagan, the entrepreneur behind

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Instagram made this Boston woman into a million-dollar brand

During a snowstorm, Christina Fagan — who owns the cheekily named brand Sh*t That I Knit — was curled up in her Beacon Hill apartment when she saw an opportunity.

The Nation

Senate bill would require public report from Mueller probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.

By Mary Clare Jalonick

Republican Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Democrat Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut are proposing that special counsel Robert Mueller be required to submit a report to Congress and the public when his Russia investigation is complete.

Polar vortex to seize Midwest with coldest weather in a generation

Jeremy Buckta worked to clear his driveway during a snowstorm Monday in Manitowoc, Wis. Midwesterners were told to prepare for the coldest weather since 1994.

By Mitch Smith

A polar vortex is forecast to bring dangerously cold weather to much of the Midwest. Records are expected to topple, with windchills to dip as low as minus 60.

Mueller investigation nearing its end, acting attorney general says

By Sharon LaFraniereand Katie Benner

Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general, announced Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller is wrapping up his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and whether the Trump campaign cooperated with Moscow’s operation.

The World

Chinese rights lawyer swept up in Xi’s crackdown gets more than 4 years in prison

Lawyer Wang Quanzhang is shown with his son Wang Guangwei in China's southern Hainan province.

By Javier C. Hernández

The lawyer, Wang Quanzhang, was found guilty of “subversion of state power,” the No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court of Tianjin said on its website.

US hits Venezuela oil monopoly with sanctions

By Annie Karni

The economic penalties by the United States marked the most forceful challenge to Nicolás Maduro, the president of Venezuela.

At the UAE gender equality awards, all the winners were men

By Adam Taylor

The United Arab Emirates drew mockery this weekend after announcing the winners of its gender balance awards — every one of whom was a man.

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

A way to shut down the shutdowns

Senator Mark Warner’s Stop Stupidity Act is a smart way to make budgetary brinksmanship less likely.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Pelosi takes Trump and Washington to school

Credit: Lesley Becker/Globe Staff; Adobe; file photos

By Joan Vennochi

Nancy Pelosi understands government and power and how to leverage one to make the other work.

Opinion | Deborah Goldberg

Put the lottery online

1/7/2016 - Cambridge, MA - Out of Town News - Zach Brazao, cq, of Cambridge, bought a Powerball ticket at Out of Town News in Harvard Square on Thursday, January 7, 2016. The jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing has reached an estimated $700 million — the largest such prize in US history, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery. Story by Dugan Arnett/Globe Staff. Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff.

By Deborah Goldberg

The Massachusetts State Lottery has been limited in its ability to modernize operations.

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Opinion | Andrew Lelling

Safe injection sites aren’t safe or legal

By Andrew Lelling

Micahel A. Cohen

President Trump’s ‘Rocky’ moment

By Michael A. Cohen

Metro

MBTA says it needs to raise fares by 6.3 percent this summer

By Adam Vaccaro

If approved by officials, subway rides would cost an additional 15 cents, bus rides would go up by a dime, and a monthly pass would go up $5.50 to $90, all in July.

Wild ride on Pike — with one man on the hood — leads to court for two drivers

still frame grab from video - Richard Kamrowski of Framingham, clinging onto another driver’s hood after the car was stopped, on the Mass. Pike on Friday January 25, 2019. credit: Mrs. Schur

By Emily Sweeney and Travis Andersen

Mark Fitzgerald, who authorities say drove nearly three miles on the Massachusetts Turnpike Friday as an older man desperately clung to his hood, appeared to face charges on Monday.

In Vermont, a progressive haven, emissions spike forces officials to consider drastic action

Woodstock, VT. 01/16/19- A large pickup truck exits the Taftsville Covered Bridge in Woodstock. Carbon emissions have risen 16 percent above the 1990 levels in Vermont, some of the reasons are aging gas-guzzling pickups, wood-buriing stoves and drafty old homes. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

By David Abel

Despite its green reputation, and impressive goals to lower carbon pollution in the state, Vermont has seen a 16 percent increase in greenhouse gas levels since 1990.

Business & Tech

Instagram made this Boston woman into a million-dollar brand

Christina Fagan, the entrepreneur behind

By Janelle Nanos

During a snowstorm, Christina Fagan — who owns the cheekily named brand Sh*t That I Knit — was curled up in her Beacon Hill apartment when she saw an opportunity.

Opioid maker’s former executives ‘put profit over people,’ prosecutor says

By Jonathan Saltzman

A government attorney described Insys Therapeutics as a “criminal enterprise from top to bottom.”

Benjamin Franklin Institute will sell South End campus, relocate school

The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology’s acre-plus campus is expected to fetch tens of millions of dollars.

By Tim Logan

The technical school says it will use the proceeds to create more modern facilities somewhere else in Boston.

Obituaries

Fred Thompson, who coached and championed women in track, dies at 85

By Robert D. McFadden

Mr. Thompson founded a Brooklyn track club for girls and young women in 1963 and coached national and Olympic medalists.

Longtime San Francisco Giants owner Peter Magowan dies

Mr. Magowan visited with outfielder Aaron Rowand in the dugout during a 2008 Giants game.

By Josh Dubow

Peter Magowan, the lifelong Giants fan who formed the ownership group that kept the team in San Francisco with a sparkling waterfront ballpark, died Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 76.

Sports

Celtics 112, Nets 104

The Celtics held a block party, but the Nets didn’t enjoy it much

01-28-19: Boston, MA: The Celtics Marcus Smart blocked this first half shot attempt by the Nets D'Angelo Russell. The Boston Celtics hosted the Brooklyn Nets in a regular season NBA basketball game at the TD Garden. (Jim Davis /Globe Staff)

By Adam Himmelsbach

Center Al Horford swatted six shots and his teammates blocked 10 others in a win over the visiting Nets.

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

Bruins put Tuukka Rask on injured reserve with concussion

New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) collides with Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) as he scores a goal, next to Charlie McAvoy (73) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Boston. Rask left the game with an injury after the goal. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

By Matt Porter

The goalie is still suffering the effects of a hit Jan. 19, so Jaroslav Halak will get the start Tuesday.

BEN VOLIN

Before he was a star coach, Rams’ Sean McVay was a star on the field

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay, bottom center, is seen with his 2003 high school football team, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Atlanta. (Branden Camp for The Boston Globe)

By Ben Volin

Coaches and administrators at his suburban Atlanta high school knew NFL wunderkind was something special.

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HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL NOTES

Mystic Valley has charted a successful course

By Nate Weitzer

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Super Bowl coaching matchup is a clash of generations

By Dan Shaughnessy

Alex Speier

What do the stats tell us about the Rams?

By Alex Speier

Gary Washburn | On Basketball

Where will Anthony Davis land? Lakers have the edge

By Gary Washburn

Tuesday Stories

NAMES

Mika Brzezinski stops by Tatte bakery, asks Instagram how to pronounce it

Mika Brzezinski

By Lillian Brown

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” cohost Mika Brzezinski was in Boston this weekend and posted a series of photos from one of the cafe locations.

Ty Burr

First report from Sundance: Michael Jackson, Mindy Kaling, and more

Michael Jackson arrived at court for his child molestation trial in 2005 in California. “Leaving Neverland,” a documentary about two boys who accused Jackson of sexual abuse, premiered over the weekend at the Sundance Film Festival.

By Ty Burr

Films in the festival run the gamut from pleasing comedies to disquieting documentaries.

Love Letters

He just . . . left

By Meredith Goldstein

Late in 2016, I met this other scientist and we bonded quickly.