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House votes to block Trump emergency declaration

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 26: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) walks with Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) (L) to the House chamber for a vote February 26, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The House is scheduled to vote on a legislation to block President Donald Trumps emergency declaration to redirect federal funding to build a border wall on the southern border. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Democrats ignored a veto threat and rammed legislation through the House that would stymie President Trump’s bid for billions of extra dollars for his border wall.

Rindge, NH, 02/21/2019 -- Former Massachusetts Governor William F. Weld waits to be announced at Pizza and Politics at Franklin Pierce University. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 25weld Reporter:

Weld wants to debate Trump ‘as one large, orange man to another.’ But even GOP dissidents have their doubts

If Bill Weld stands any chance of weakening President Trump in the 2020 primary, it will be with the support of Republicans. Yet few sound ready to help Weld storm the castle, at least not yet.

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A state commission wants to try out the idea of providing a hygienic setting for people to consume illegal drugs under the watchful eyes of trained staff who can revive those who overdose.

Casino mogul Steve Wynn.

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Wynn Resorts fined $20m over sex allegations

Steve Wynn’s former company has been fined a record $20 million for failing to investigate claims of sexual misconduct made against him before he resigned a year ago.

Boston, MA- June 01, 2017: Derek Swart enjoys a Little Chicken pale ale while visiting Trillium Garden on the Greenway in Boston, MA on June 01, 2017. 2014. The cult favorite among beer drinkers — opened its outdoor beer garden on Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway Thursday. The seasonal open-air beer garden, which will run weekly through October, is free to get into, with draft beer from Trillium and wine from Westport Rivers Winery available for purchase. (Globe staff photo / Craig F. Walker) section: metro reporter:

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Boston has always been no fun. So a crackdown on beer gardens isn’t a surprise

Really, who was shocked when a couple of lawmakers, backed by surly restaurateurs, proposed curtailing Boston’s new, and very popular, beer gardens? The city, after all, has a proud history of being anti-fun, going back to the Puritans.

The Nation

United Methodist Church votes to maintain opposition to same-sex marriage, gay clergy

Protestors responded during the United Methodist Church’s special session of the general conference in St. Louis.

By Julie Zauzmer

United Methodist Church votes to maintain opposition to same-sex marriage, gay clergy

US general says no military threat on southern border

US Representative Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Democrat, spoke as the House Oversight Committee looked into family separations at the southern border on Tuesday.

By Lolita C. Baldor

Under pointed questioning from senators, the top U.S. general for homeland defense said Tuesday that he sees no military threat coming from the southern border with Mexico, but his focus is on “very real” threats from China and Russia.

Aide to Roger Stone must testify in Russia case, Appeals Court rules

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2018 file photo, Paul Kamenar, attorney for Andrew Miller, joined by Peter Flaherty, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, left, talks to reporters after a federal judge found Miller in contempt for refusing to testify before the grand jury hearing evidence in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, at the District Court in Washington. A federal appeals court panel has rejected a challenge to special counsel Robert Mueller's appointment in a grand jury subpoena case. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

By Charlie Savage

Another challenge to Robert Mueller’s investigation into Donald Trump’s ties with Russia has been rejected, and the challenger, Andrew Miller, has been called to testify before a grand jury.

The World

Trump, Kim in Hanoi for second round of nuclear talks

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (center) waved after arriving in Dong Dang, Vietnam.

By David E. Sanger

On the verge of important talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, U.S. President Donald Trump appears ready to accept a much less harsh deal on nuclear proliferation with the decades old adversary.

Nigeria president set to be declared winner after bumpy vote

By CARA ANNA and KHALED KAZZIHA

Nigeria’s president was poised to be declared the winner of a second term in Africa’s largest democracy after urging voters to give him another chance to tackle gaping corruption, widespread insecurity and an economy limping back from recession.

Vatican: Cardinal Pell says he’s innocent, but news hurts

By FRANCES D’EMILIO

The Vatican on Tuesday insisted on Australian Cardinal George Pell’s right to further defend himself after being convicted of molesting two choirboys in his homeland, but said Pope Francis was keeping in place local church restrictions forbidding one of his most trusted advisers from having contact with children while appeals run their course.

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

Rationality may prevail with a new Brexit vote

Globe Staff; Adobe Stock

By Scot Lehigh

UK citizens deserve the right to vote again once the specific terms of Brexit are clear

Editorial

Time’s up for Manafort, a master of corruption

The sentencing memo from the special counsel’s office paints a picture of a Washington swamp creature who couldn’t stop lying — or obstructing justice.

Opinion | Jon B. Hurst

Small businesses are taking the rap on health care costs

Doctor and patient are discussing something, just hands at the table

By Jon B. Hurst

Employees of small businesses are required to pay more than their fair share so individuals can pay far less.

Metro

In Boston Ballet season, everything from ‘Giselle’ to a world premiere

Romi Beppu (front), Pavel Gurevich, and Lia Cirio in a past performance of George Balanchine’s “Serenade,” one of the returning repertoire favorites in the 2019-20 Boston Ballet season.

By Jeffrey Gantz

Bookending the 2019-20 season will be a pair of story ballets, “Giselle” and “Swan Lake.” And May will bring the world premiere of “Dance Part 3” by Stephen Galloway.

Should drug users have a safe place to inject? State panel says yes

By Felice J. Freyer

A state commission wants to try out the idea of providing a hygienic setting for people to consume illegal drugs under the watchful eyes of trained staff who can revive those who overdose.

The state’s ban on food waste lacks teeth, critics say

Haverhill, Ma., 01/28/2019, Manure is put in the digester at Vanguard Renewables. John Hanselman, CEO of Vanguard Renewables, has built several anaerobic digestors on farms in MA, with the goal of converting much of the state's food waste and manure into heat and energy. He complains the state isn't doing enought to enforce its five-year-old ban on food waste, which requires those orgs that produce more than a ton a week of food waste to divert it from landfills. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

By David Abel

Five years ago, Massachusetts launched the nation’s most ambitious effort to reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfills. But the state is failing to enforce the restrictions, critics say.

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Music Review

Anderson .Paak packs a wallop at the Orpheum

By Maura Johnston

Business & Tech

At MIT’s new computing college, a robot does backflips to celebrate

At MIT the backflipping Mini Cheetah robot helped kick off three days of events at the new Schwarzman College of Computing.

By Hiawatha Bray

MIT is holding a three-day celebration of its new Schwarzman College of Computing, a $1 billion project to integrate computer science into every university department.

Study praises tech, but has suggestions for how Massachusetts can become a digital health hub

stethoscope and a smartphone with a medical app, copyspace (3d render)

By Jonathan Saltzman

The report by MassBio and Deloitte Consulting announces the launch of MassConnect.DH as part of a plan to create more infrastructure around supporting digital health startups and biotech professionals.

Mass. monthly home sales fall, while prices rise yet again

By Tim Logan

But the number of new homes listed rose in January, giving would-be buyers reason for hope.

Obituaries

Ken Nordine, surreal poet with a jazz beat, has died at 98

Mr. Nordine found his passion in using his dramatic baritone to riff surreally on colors, time, spiders, bullfighting, outer space, and dozens of other subjects

By Richard Sandomir

Mr. Nordine improvised poetry in a silky voice to cool, vibrant musical accompaniment.

Mac Wiseman, bluegrass star who was more than that, dies at 93

Mr. Wiseman, a singer, producer, and entrepreneur, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014.

By Bill Friskics-Warren

Mr. Wiseman was known as “the Voice With a Heart,” and his whose hallmark was crossing musical genre lines.

Toni Myers, who turned astronauts into filmmakers

By Neil Genzlinger

Toni Myers, who directed Imax space documentaries, like “Space Station 3D,” which required her to turn astronauts into cinematographers, died Monday at her home in Toronto. She was 75.

Sports

Gary Washburn | On Basketball

Embarrassed Celtics might have to accept this is just who they are

Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (14) and Serge Ibaka (9) look on as Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) drives to the net during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

By Gary Washburn

The Celtics were routed by the Raptors, and nobody seems to have answers to fix their problems.

BRUINS 4, SHARKS 1

The Bruins are ‘getting uglier by the day,’ and that’s just how Bruce Cassidy likes it

2-26-19 Boston, MA: Bruins defensemen Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy combine to level the Sharks Timo Meier in second period action. The Boston Bruins hosted the San Jose Sharks in a regular season NHL hockey game at the TD Garden. (Jim Davis /Globe Staff). .

By Matt Porter

The Bruins used a three-goal second period to power a dominating win at TD Garden Tuesday.

Raptors 118, Celtics 95

So many questions, but no real answers after Celtics get destroyed by Raptors

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) commits an offensive foul against Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol (33) during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

By Adam Himmelsbach

The Celtics led in the second, then trailed by 25 and never recovered as they lost their third straight.

Wednesday Food

DEVRA FIRST

Have I got a recipe for you! But first let me tell you about my Tuscan vacation

By Devra First

Love them or hate them? Long recipe introductions are divisive, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t exist.

Mardi Gras feasting and festing: a Q&A with chef Jason Santos on his new cookbook

Jason Santos has produced a new cookbook: “Buttermilk & Bourbon: New Orleans Recipes With a Modern Flair.”

By Alexandra Hall

Once he had his first weekend in The Big Easy five years ago, he became obsessed with bringing a piece of it back to home to Boston.

Getting Salty with Stephen Coe of Matadora

By Kara Baskin

Woburn’s Hilton hotel houses a pleasant surprise: an excellent Spanish restaurant, Matadora. Stephen Coe is the new executive chef there.