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Friday, Feb 23


The first rule of seeing Barack Obama in Boston is don't talk about seeing Barack Obama in Boston

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The former president was scheduled to appear at a sports analytics conference hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Friday. But if you were not an attendee at the event, don't expect to hear much about what Barack Obama…

Thursday, Feb 22


At the Gardner, the colors of heaven in Fra Angelico exhibition

“The Marriage of the Virgin” is in “Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth” at the Gardner. By Cate McQuaid Globe Correspondent February 22, 2018. There are many reasons to be dazzled by the 13 works in “Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth,” at the…


A salute to Leonard Bernstein highlights Pops' varied spring season

Five Pops concerts in May will consist of compositions by Leonard Bernstein (center left, with John Williams in 1989). Also in May, Williams will return to lead his traditional film night. By Isaac Feldberg Globe Correspondent February 22,…

A legend, an unplugged village, and some vermin

Agnès Varda, 89, whose “Faces Places” is nominated for a best documentary Oscar, is coming to town to share some of the insights she's gleaned over six decades of filmmaking. Varda is doing two Norton Lectures at Harvard: “The 7th Art and…


Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman take swipe at NRA

Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler, no fans of the National Rifle Association, were especially angered over the group's response to the recent fatal mass shootings at a Florida high school. By Sophie Cannon Globe Correspondent February 22, 2018…


Our newest American heroes: The US women's hockey team


Team USA players pile up in celebration after winning the gold medal in a shootout. By Tara Sullivan Globe Staff February 22, 2018. GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The arena had alternately been hushed by tension and gone delirious with action,…

Wednesday, Feb 21


'Lost in Space' reboot set to launch in April

The cast of the original TV series “Lost in Space” (from left): Mark Goddard, June Lockhart, Guy Williams, Billy Mummy (front), Angela Cartwright, Jonathan Harris, and Marta Kristen. I was all about revisiting the 1960s TV series “Lost in…


Red Line car derailed, causing smoke and broken windows

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At least three windows on a Red Line subway car shattered, and plumes of smoke were sent into Andrew Station after a train motor failed Wednesday morning, leading to the closure of the station and the deployment of shuttle buses between…

Vibrant additions to the collection at Fitchburg Art Museum

FITCHBURG — For a small institution, the Fitchburg Art Museum has a permanent collection of impressive size. It owns about 5,000 objects. That number is going to increase by 10 percent. Last November, the museum announced a promised gift…

Tuesday, Feb 20


In Vundabar's newest music, there's weight with the whimsy

At first glance, Boston indie rock duo Vundabar seem like a classic homegrown success story. Singer-guitarist Brandon Hagen and drummer Drew McDonald grew up in Scituate, and by the end of high school they were going into the city to play…

Gun control, miserable cruises, and Fergie: It's a thing

As it is wont to do in the three or so days immediately following a (now) old-fashioned American mass slaughter, social media dug into the endlessly captivating topic of guns. So fascinating! Internetters simply trying to find out how many…


To protect right whales, scientists propose major changes for lobstermen

WOODS HOLE — Without prompt action to reduce entanglements in fishing lines, North Atlantic right whales could disappear from the planet over the next two decades, scientists say. In response, scientists here on Cape Cod are proposing a…


These surprise packages from Amazon can spark fear

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Nicole Slotterbeck wasn’t just annoyed by the “mystery” packages that kept arriving from Amazon. She was frightened. First was the bra — in her size. Then came sexually suggestive merchandise on Feb. 7. “I’ve been basically living in fear…

Monday, Feb 19


In moving essay, doctor urges colleagues to embrace the patients they fear

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The grandmother, tears in her eyes, had to look away as she whispered to her doctor what had happened. She had come across some oxycodone pills and relapsed into opioid use, decades after entering recovery. “I need help,” she said. But her…

Sunday, Feb 18


4 to 6 inches of snow on tap for Greater Boston

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Just when it felt like winter might be waning, a fast-moving storm is expected to hit parts of Massachusetts Saturday night leaving up to 7 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service. The snow is expected to start falling in…


In a turnabout, a malpractice lawyer in Boston finds that he is a victim

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For decades, Michael E. Mone has been a go-to lawyer in Boston for patients who believe their medical care was botched. In 1980, he won a landmark state court ruling that allows people to sue physicians for malpractice even when medical…

Saturday, Feb 17


Drake touts giveaways, urges fans to do something nice, too

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake wants to spread the love, and he's challenging his fans to do the same. The new video for the rap star's single, ''God's Plan,'' announces upfront that Drake gave away the $996,631 budget to film the clip. He's been…

Friday, Feb 16


Woman arrested in possible road-rage slaying in Lowell

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Lowell police have arrested a woman in connection with the slaying of a man who was shot to death near a train terminal Thursday, officials said. After he was shot, the victim tried to drive away but crashed his car near the YMCA by…

Thursday, Feb 15


Suspect confessed to shooting, police say

PARKLAND, Fla. — The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings and concealing extra ammunition in his backpack,…

Wednesday, Feb 14


Warren addresses claims of Native American heritage

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WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren made a surprise appearance at the National Congress of American Indians Wednesday, forcefully denouncing President Trump’s use of the name “Pocahontas” to deride her and defending her claims of Native…

Read the text of Elizabeth Warren's speech to Native American group

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Want to know what's happening first? Sign up for the Globe's breaking news alerts, delivered via Facebook messenger. Read the prepared text of the speech Senator Elizabeth Warren gave to Native Americans on Wednesday. Thank you for having…

Tuesday, Feb 13


Getting the Obamas down on canvas

Every portrait is about two things that are plain to see: likeness and presence. Depending on circumstances, a portrait can also be about something not necessarily evident but that can matter just as much: patronage. All three elements…

Monday, Feb 12


Man suspected of killing girlfriend and stabbing parents was recently hospitalized, records say

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MILFORD — Two days after checking himself out of a psychiatric hospital, a 24-year-old Needham man stabbed his girlfriend to death and then continued his rampage at a restaurant, where he attacked his mother and father and shouted, “I'm…


Lawrence Bacow: A son of immigrants, a vibrant voice for colleges

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Lawrence S. Bacow (right) was joined by Harvard University president Drew Faust (center) and former university president Neil Leon Rudenstine at Sunday's announcement. By Deirdre Fernandes Globe Staff February 12, 2018. The next president…

Sunday, Feb 11


Lawrence Bacow, former Tufts president, will be new Harvard University president

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Lawrence S. Bacow, the lawyer, economist, and former longtime president of Tufts University, will be the next president of Harvard University, the university trustees will announce on Sunday. The choice ends a months-long search for a…


As President Trump veers off script (again), Republicans squirm (again)

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s approval ratings have been nudging upward, and his party’s political standing is improving, but the president’s unceasing habit of making inflammatory and insensitive remarks is galvanizing opposition against…

Friday, Feb 9


Trump signs bipartisan bill to end brief shutdown

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Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell headed to the Senate floor after meeting with Republicans in his office at the Capitol on Thursday. By Andrew Taylor Associated Press February 09, 2018. Want to know what's happening first? Sign up…

Tuesday, Feb 6


Cambridge native Rachel Morrison celebrated at Oscar nominee event

Rachel Morrison poses for a portrait at the 90th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif. By Hayley Kaufman Globe Staff February 06, 2018. The Oscars are approaching, which means the…


Gronkowski’s home robbed; ‘multiple safes and possible guns’ reportedly stolen

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FOXBOROUGH — Super Bowl Sunday ended in bitter disappointment for the New England Patriots and Rob Gronkowski. For the star tight end, coming home probably didn’t help matters. Gronkowski’s Foxborough home was broken into while he was away…


Snow Wednesday could make for messy evening commute

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Want to know what's happening first? Sign up for the Globe's breaking news alerts, delivered via Facebook messenger. A winter storm watch has been posted for Wednesday afternoon and night for interior Southern New England as our next storm…