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Trump ‘unhappy’ with border deal, but expects to avoid shutdown

President Donald Trump listens to a question during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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President Trump said he’s not ‘‘thrilled’’ with a GOP-backed border agreement but said, “I don’t think you’re going to see a shutdown.” He added that he may find other revenue sources for a wall.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi20maine05.jpg A change is happening in Maine with wide-ranging effects: State is seeing more deaths than births

The gap is reshaping life here in myriad ways, from shrinking the workforce to intensifying the demand for elderly services, and it will only widen in the coming years.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/08/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/clark_jessie_fitness_02062019_02-001.jpg A pricey personal training contract with a vulnerable client raises some troubling questions

Jessie Fire signed up for a personal training contract costing $14,400. Pricey, perhaps, but not otherwise an unusual transaction, except for the fact that Jessie is mentally challenged.

Boston has the worst rush-hour traffic in the country, says INRIX’s annual report tracking traffic across the world.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

The worst gridlock in the US is right here in Boston

The new civic milestone of sorts comes courtesy of INRIX’s annual report tracking traffic across the world.


For much of this season, coach Brad Stevens’s Celtics team has been going in the wrong direction. (Matthew Lee/Globe Staff)

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GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

Brad Stevens has earned his share of blame for Celtics’ woes

With his team failing to live up to its great expectations, the young coach concedes he has to do a better job.

The Nation

Trump ‘unhappy’ with border deal, but expects to avoid shutdown

President Donald Trump listens to a question during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

By Peter Baker and Glenn Thrush

President Trump said he’s not ‘‘thrilled’’ with a GOP-backed border agreement but said, “I don’t think you’re going to see a shutdown.” He added that he may find other revenue sources for a wall.

Florida school hires 2 former combat veterans to take down active shooters

By Christina Caron

By the end of February, students at Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto will see two former combat veterans in body armor roaming the grounds, each carrying a 9mm Glock handgun and a semiautomatic rifle with a 17-inch barrel.

Democrats’ 2020 Choice: Do They Want a Fighter or a Healer?

By Alexander Burns

Senator Cory Booker, Democrat from New Jersey, glided into the state first, offering himself as a herald of peace in a northern Iowa church that advertised “radical hospitality” on its marquee.

The World

For Iran, a grand occasion to bash America

Two boys hold up posters of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, and late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini,left, during a rally marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of Iranians poured out onto the streets of Tehran and other cities and towns across the country, marking the date 40 years ago that is considered victory day in the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

By Thomas Erdbrink

Braving a drenching rain, Iranians came out in droves Monday for a huge state-backed rally commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

Iraq rebuffs US demands to stop buying energy from Iran

This picture shows gas flares at the Basrah Gas Company's (BGC) facilities in Basra on February 11, 2019. (Photo by Hussein FALEH / AFP)HUSSEIN FALEH/AFP/Getty Images

By Edward Wong

The effort by US officials to get Tehran to comply with sanctions could lead to more mass protests and political instability in the electricity-starved country.

Fierce battles near final IS foothold in eastern Syria

A Syrian Democratic Forces commander looked for Islamic State positions from a rooftop near the front line on Sunday in Baghouz, Syria.

By Bassem Mroue and Zeina Karam

Islamic State group militants cornered in their last foothold in eastern Syria fought back with suicide car bombs, snipers, and booby traps Monday, slowing Kurdish fighters advancing under the cover of US-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish news agencies and a Syrian war monitor said.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Thomas Piketty

A tax on wealth is long overdue

By Thomas Piketty

The movement of a return to progressive taxation and greater fiscal justice that is emerging today and is long overdue.

SHIRLEY LEUNG

Who wants to be the next Partners CEO? Anyone?

BOSTON — 2/11/2015: David Torchiana, the newly appointed CEO of Partners Healthcare, meets and mingles with colleagues during the Greater Boston Boys and Girls Club annual fundraiser at Westin Copley. Torchiana said the scene was fairly new to him and that he only knew a handful of people. (Sean Proctor/Globe Staff)

By Shirley Leung

The board shouldn’t stick with the Partners Way, which is plucking a doctor from one of its teaching hospitals.

JOAN VENNOCHI

How Brett Kavanaugh and the ‘complexifier’ of race help Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax

FILE- In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax gestures during remarks before a meeting of the Campaign to reduce evictions at a church meeting room in Richmond, Va. A California woman has accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting her 15 years ago, saying in a statement Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, that she repressed the memory for years but came forward in part because of the possibility that Fairfax could succeed a scandal-mired governor. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

By Joan Vennochi

When it’s he said, she said — deny, deny, deny.

Metro

The worst gridlock in the US is right here in Boston

Boston has the worst rush-hour traffic in the country, says INRIX’s annual report tracking traffic across the world.

By Adam Vaccaro

The new civic milestone of sorts comes courtesy of INRIX’s annual report tracking traffic across the world.

NAMES

Who should replace Ben Affleck as Batman? We have thoughts

Actor Henry Golding poses on the red carpet at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Feb. 10, 2019.

By Isaac Feldberg

Director Matt Reeves is seeking a new star for “The Batman,” set to hit theaters in 2021. So we came up with a short list.

US attorney releases new antiopioid TV and radio ads

Boston, MA - 2/11/19 US Attorney Andrew Lelling (cq) meets with The Boston Globe Editorial Board. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 12lelling

By Felice J. Freyer

Addiction specialists say the PSAs offer some valuable information but lean toward ineffective scare tactics.

Business & Tech

CEO finds engineering talent better in Boston area

Chris Lynch left for California last year after spending his professional career in Greater Boston. But it turns out he won’t be gone for long.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

A pricey personal training contract with a vulnerable client raises some troubling questions

Jessie Fire posed for a portrait in her apartment's gym.

By Sean P. Murphy

Jessie Fire signed up for a personal training contract costing $14,400. Pricey, perhaps, but not otherwise an unusual transaction, except for the fact that Jessie is mentally challenged.

Talking Points AM/Larry Edelman

Who loaned $460m to American Media? Inquiring minds want to know

By Larry Edelman

The parent company of the National Enquirer borrowed the money in January to refinance its debt, before Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos went public with allegations of extortion and blackmail.

Obituaries

Nancy B. Reich, scholarly champion of Clara Schumann, dies at 94

By Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim

Mrs. Reich helped turn the musicological spotlight on female composers.

Manfred Eigen, Nobel-winning chemist who clocked speeds of fast reactions, dies at 91

By Martin Weil

Mr. Eigen was credited with helping to reveal the intimate details of chemical reactions that occur within time periods so brief as to seem all but nonexistent.

Tomi Ungerer, puckish artist and award-winning children’s writer, dies at 87

French author and illustrator Tomi Ungerer attended the inauguration of his musuem in Strasbourg, France.

By Harrison Smith

Tomi Ungerer, puckish artist and award-winning children’s writer, dies at 87

Sports

NFL reportedly leaning against Patriots on opening night

Foxborough, MA The Patriots five Super Bowl banners hung at the Gillette Stadium. AFC Divisional Playoff game between the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)

By Jim McBride

To begin celebrations of its 100th season, the league is considering a more historic matchup than one involving the Super Bowl champions.

TARA SULLIVAN

‘He bailed us out’: Cayden Primeau took control early and held on for dear life to the end

Catden Primeau stopped 33 shots in the Beanpot championship game, including this glove save with BC's Julius Mattila and Eric Williams in front of him.

By Tara Sullivan

The Northeastern goaltender’s .952 Beanpot save percentage never looked better than in that third period on Monday, when BC pummeled him with 28 shot attempts.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK

Scituate’s Matt and Jack Poirier manage to leave game on the court

Scituate’s Jack Poirier (12) drives to the basket with his coach — and father — Matt looking on.

By Nate Weitzer

Matt Poirier has navigated the tricky road to a successful coach-son relationship with Jack, who is averaging 21.4 points per game as a senior.

Tuesday Stories

NAMES

Author Angie Thomas talks about her new book at the Wilbur

2-7-19 Boston, MA: Author Angie Thomas is pictured as she does a litttle dance as she takes the stage at an event at the Wilbur Theatre where she was promoting her book

By Paul S. Makishima

YA-star author Angie Thomas danced onto the stage at the Wilbur Theatre Thursday night for a conversation with Christina Tucker of the podcast “Unfriendly Black Hotties.”