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From an MD, a call to action on addiction

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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…


State election officials across country returning to paper ballots

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WASHINGTON — Hoping to counter waves of Russian Twitter bots, fake social media accounts, and hacking attacks aimed at undermining American democracy, state election officials around the country are seizing on an old-school strategy: paper…

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…

Thursday, Feb 15


Mikaela Shiffrin finishes fourth in Olympic slalom

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — When an athlete wins a gold medal at the Olympics, the schedule suddenly becomes a whirlwind of activities. American ski racing star Mikaela Shiffrin jumped aboard that crazy train when she won the women’s giant…


Norway duo finishes 1-2 in men's downhill

JEONGSEON, South Korea — Norway's Attacking Vikings stole the show at the Olympics men's downhill on Thursday. Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud posted fast early times and then watched as 48 more skiers attempted but failed to top…


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…


Rooting for Shaun White has become complicated

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Shaun White hit the bottom of the halfpipe, and the only sound that could have been louder than the roar of the crowd beyond him was the primal scream emanating from him. It was a moment of celebration unlike any…

Tuesday, Feb 13


It’s Adam Rippon’s world, and we’re just living in it

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Adam Rippon is a figure skater, a first-time Olympian at the unlikely age of 28. Adam Rippon is a superior athlete, good enough to help US figure skaters land bronze in the team event. Adam Rippon is a gay man,…

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…


Spurned Colts lock down Eagles' Frank Reich as coach

After guiding the Eagles offense to a Super Bowl win, Frank Reich wil now be in charge of all three phases of the game for the Colts. associated press February 12, 2018. The Indianapolis Colts have hired Philadelphia Eagles offensive…

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…


Eagles lineman says Patriots are 'fear-based organization'

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The aftermath of Super Bowl LII has brought out the true feelings of Eagles players about the Patriots. This was underlined by quotes recently made Lane Johnson. The 27-year-old Eagles offensive lineman discussed the “Patriot Way” on an…


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…

Saturday, Feb 10


It’s more than a hockey game for unified Korea

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Their coach didn’t need to tell them that this was an historic event. Who on this planet with a TV set didn’t know that? So Sarah Murray told her squad what coaches have been telling their Olympic athletes for…

A fresh run for Jamaican bobsled program

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The white interview table is practically shaking under her pounding fist, but Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian barely realizes what she is doing. After all, that same clenched hand had been wiping away tears only…


This time around, Jamaican women keep the Cool Runnings legacy going

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The Jamaican Sliding Team of Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian, Anthony Watson, Carrie Russell, and Audra Segree attend a press conference at the Main Press Centre during previews ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. By Tara…

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…


Here are all the interesting things that happened at the Eagles parade today

Sure, New England might still be disappointed the Patriots didn't take home a Vince Lombardi trophy Sunday. But that doesn't mean it hasn't been fun to watch Philadelphia revel in its first-ever Super Bowl win. Hundreds of thousands of…

Thursday, Feb 8


'Plenty' of Eagles won't visit the White House, wide receiver says

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The list of Philadelphia Eagles players who will not visit the White House to celebrate the team's Super Bowl victory will likely continue to grow, wide receiver Torrey Smith said this week. Smith, a former Maryland standout, told CNN's…

Wednesday, Feb 7


Expect winter storm to hammer this afternoon's commute

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Lowell is projected to get as much as 7 inches of snow but Boston should only receive about 4 inches, the weather service said. By John R. Ellement Globe Staff February 07, 2018. Getting to work or getting to school on Wednesday won't be…

Tuesday, Feb 6

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…

Monday, Feb 5


NH woman wants the fortune but not the fame after $560 million jackpot

A New Hampshire woman who won a $560 million Powerball jackpot last month is suing state lottery officials for the right to remain anonymous when she collects her windfall. In a civil complaint filed Jan. 29 against the New Hampshire…


Patriots sit Malcolm Butler out of Super Bowl

Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler made his name in the Super Bowl, but he's being held out of this year's big game because of a coach's decision. After Butler was absent on defense in the first half, Patriots coach Bill Belichick…

Sunday, Feb 4


Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch return to 'SNL' as 'obnoxious' New England and Philly fans

The sketch featured the return of former SNL cast members Rachel Dratch, a Lexington native, and Tina Fey, who grew up outside Philly, both of whom sported their best hometown accents. By Nik DeCosta-Klipa Boston.com February 04, 2018. The…


Kennedy, Moulton in separate orbits, for now

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WASHINGTON — The two hottest political stars in Massachusetts often seem to be blazing off in different directions. One is descended from Democratic royalty, with his family’s unmistakable big smile, thick hair, and Hyannisport pedigree.…

Friday, Feb 2


Boston could get up to 3 inches of snow Friday morning

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Roads across Southern New England are predicted to be dangerously slick during Friday's morning commute, after rain that began Thursday night changed gradually into snow, followed by a flash freeze, forecasters said. “Just take it slow.…