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Orchids of Asia Day Spa on Friday.

Robert Kraft charges come as part of human trafficking sting

The Patriots owner is accused of soliciting prostitution as part of an investigation of human trafficking at multiple day spas in Florida. A spokesperson for Kraft said: “We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity.”

The Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla., (above) is where Robert Kraft allegedly solicited prostitution.

‘Tentacles’ of trafficking ring expand nationwide, authorities say

Robert Kraft is just one of potentially hundreds of people connected to what authorities say was an international operation.

Will Donald Trump’s taunts about Elizabeth Warren’s heritage backfire?

A number of Democratic strategists say that the president’s racist taunts could have the ironic outcome of helping defuse any doubts the lingering controversy has sowed.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryanshooting1met.jpg Man shot to death by Boston officers; police say he fired first

The man killed early Friday by a Boston officer shot at police first before driving a quarter-mile away and crashing his vehicle, officials said. A wounded officer suffered what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

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Mark Stepakoff figured it would take only a few minutes to renew his real estate license with the state.

The Nation

Will Donald Trump’s taunts about Elizabeth Warren’s heritage backfire?

In November 2017, President Trump mocked Senator Elizabeth Warren while hosting members of the Native American code talkers at the White House.

By Victoria McGrane and James Pindell

A number of Democratic strategists say that the president’s racist taunts could have the ironic outcome of helping defuse any doubts the lingering controversy has sowed.

R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

R. Kelly has been trailed for decades by lurid rumors that made him Public Enemy No. 1 to the MeToo movement.

By Elizabeth A. Harris

The R&B star turned himself in to police late Friday.

Michael Cohen gave prosecutors new information on the Trump family business

Michael Cohen exited a federal court in New York in December.

By Ben Protess, William K. Rashbaum and Maggie Haberman

President Trump’s former lawyer and fixer discussed possible irregularities within the president’s family business and about a donor to the inaugural committee.

The World

Catholic leaders at sex abuse summit hear plan for removing bishops

in front of photos of themselves as children, survivors of sexual abuse hugged each other during a Rome press conference of members of Ending Clergy Abuse.

By Elizabeth Dias and Jason Horowitz

The proposal is the most significant acknowledgment yet from the Vatican’s inner sanctum that the existing system for holding its own leaders accountable needs to be improved.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

Justice Thomas unleashes ire on libel law

Trump’s war on the news media got a new foot soldier on the high court who wants to overturn a 55-year-old legal precedent.

Letters

Nick Cafardo’s reach was deeply felt

Boston Globe sports writer Nick Cafardo. (Framegrab from 2011 You Tube The Boston Globe Journalist Series: Nick Cafardo)

The Globe sports writer, who died Thursday, touched readers across generations. Here are two who honor his memory.

Metro

‘Tentacles’ of trafficking ring expand nationwide, authorities say

The Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla., (above) is where Robert Kraft allegedly solicited prostitution.

By Matt Stout and Deirdre Fernandes

Robert Kraft is just one of potentially hundreds of people connected to what authorities say was an international operation.

Man’s shooting is a high-profile test for DA Rachael Rollins, commissioner William Gross

Police Commissioner William Gross (left) and Suffolk DA Rachael Rollins will be challenged by the investigation that will follow Friday’s police-related shooting.

By Milton J. Valencia

Among the key questions for Gross and Rollins, and one that is sensitive to police and community relations: Were officers justified in using deadly force?

Ground Game

Warren brings her story to New Hampshire’s influential Democrats

Senator Elizabeth Warren addressed a gathering of top Democrats in New Hampshire.

By James Pindell

The senator was the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club dinner.

Business & Tech

Chesto Means Business

Wayfair stock reaches new heights, even as retailer posts more losses

Boston-based home furnishings online retailer Wayfair saw its stock rise 28 percent Friday, despite posting a $500 million loss over a year.

By Jon Chesto

Bostonians don’t have to go far to find a company whose stock can soar nearly 30 percent after it posts a loss of more than $500 million in one year.

The robots have taken over at this downtown garage

A car is lowered in the Automated Guided Vehicle Parking Vault in the building constructed by Commodore Builders -- The Boulevard at 110 Broad Street, Boston. 22Parking BUSINESS 2-22-19

By Max Reyes

A new garage on Broad Street moves vehicles around — without a person driving.

TALKING POINTS AM/LARRY EDELMAN

Investors choke as Kraft Heinz takes cost cutting too far

Investors didn’t anticipate the size of the Kraft Heinz write-down.

By Larry Edelman

The food company’s stock tumbled 27 percent after the CEO conceded that its vaunted zero-based budgeting strategy damaged the value of brands like Oscar Mayer.

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Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

Downed website and a botched response from the state

By Sean P. Murphy

Obituaries

Sharon Bottoms Mattes, who lost gay-rights custody battle to her mother, dies at 48

By Matt Schudel

Ms. Mattes lost custody of her son to her mother after Virginia courts ruled that she was ‘‘an unfit parent’’ because she was involved in a same-sex relationship.

Dominick Argento, composer who was a modern master of opera, dies at 91

Dominick Argento won a Pulitzer Prize in 1976.

By Tim Page

The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer wrote musical works inspired by the lives and literature of Poe, Dickens, Casanova, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Henry James and Virginia Woolf.

Albert Vorspan, who rallied Reform Judaism for social justice, dies at 95

Mr. Vorspan urged Reform congregations to partner with local organizations on social action, focusing on civil rights, women’s rights, opposition to apartheid, and poverty relief.

By Joseph Berger

Mr. Vorspan, as an executive vice president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, led the social justice efforts of a movement with 1.3 million members and another 700,000 adherents.

Sports

Robert Kraft charges come as part of human trafficking sting

Orchids of Asia Day Spa on Friday.

By Bob Hohler

The Patriots owner is accused of soliciting prostitution as part of an investigation of human trafficking at multiple day spas in Florida. A spokesperson for Kraft said: “We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity.”

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT

New Bruin Charlie Coyle likely headed for No. 3 center duty

Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle warms up before the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

By Kevin Paul Dupont

The former Wild forward hit the ice with his new teammates in preparation for Saturday’s game against the Blues in St. Louis.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Alex Cora pays tribute to the Globe’s Nick Cafardo

Fort Myers, Fl- Feb 22, 2019-Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff--Red Sox Spring Training at JetBlue Park. Sox vs. Northeastern.- Alex Cora and the Red Sox stand at attention during a moment of silence for Globe sportswriter Nick Cafardo.

By Peter Abraham

Instead of giving his usual pregame briefing, the Red Sox manager spoke about the late writer Friday.

Good Life

Nestor Ramos

Mr. President, I am your Space Force leader

By Nestor Ramos

An open letter to President Trump from a most qualified candidate.