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Trump plans national emergency to build border wall as Congress passes spending bill

The announcement removed the last ounce of suspense over the fate of the bill, which would provide just a sliver of the money President Trump wants to build a wall with Mexico but also would avoid a new government shutdown.

“I think that if it keeps people alive, it’s worth exploring,” Mayor Martin J. Walsh said of supervised drug sites.

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Nestor Ramos

A single comment made Mayor Walsh rethink supervised injection sites

AA meetings changed Marty Walsh’s life. Maybe it’s not so surprising that one could change his mind on supervised injection sites, too.

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Elizabeth Rowe’s case has been closely watched for its implications for women who are paid less than male counterparts.

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General Electric will reimburse the state for the incentive package that helped convince the company to move its headquarters here, as it looks to sell its Fort Point property.

UMass says it has agreed to turn over the Bayside Expo Center site to a developer in a 99-year lease deal worth $235 million.

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UMass Boston will lease Bayside Expo site to developer for $235m

The cash-strapped school will turn over the site to Accordia Partners.

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The voluntary school desegregation program is proposing a radical change to the application process in an effort to bring more transparency to bear.

The World

Shanahan: US will not unilaterally withdraw from Afghanistan

By LORNE COOK and ROBERT BURNS

The United States will not reduce its troop presence in Afghanistan unilaterally, the top Pentagon official said Thursday, pledging that any moves will be fully coordinated with its allies.

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

Green New Deal fears: Will AOC rustle our cows?

US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, and US Senator Ed Markey (C), Democrat of Massachusetts, speak during a press conference to announce Green New Deal legislation to promote clean energy programs outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, February 7, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

By Scot Lehigh

Silly claims about the Green New Deal show how juvenile conservatives have become on climate.

Sports

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Hey Kyrie: Don’t play in the All-Star Game

Kyrie Irving in action during the 2018 All-Star Game.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Kyrie Irving is too valuable to the Celtics to risk further injury.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Everything is a perfect ‘10’ with David Price

Fort Myers , FL - 2/13/2019 - Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price throws long toss during today's first workout for Boston Red Sox pitchers and catchers at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, FL. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 14Red Sox, LOID: 8.5.415719818.

By Dan Shaughnessy

He’s now a Red Sox postseason hero, and he has a new number for the new season.

Dueling pro lacrosse leagues will vie for fans’ attention

Allston, MA.--June 28, 2018-- Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff--- Kieran McArdle of the MLL All Stars tries to get past Team USA midfielder Michael Ehrhardt during the MLL All Star game at Harvard Stadium.

By John Powers

The new PLL has raided MLL rosters and will use a festival format; MLL vows to answer with innovations of its own.

Weekend

NAMES

Film academy issues statement amid backlash to changes

Director nominee for

After news came out that four Oscars would be presented during commercials, the academy said all winners will still be included in the Feb. 24 broadcast.