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Huge Fla. crowd presses for gun control

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PARKLAND, Fla. — Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded yesterday that immediate action be taken on gun-control legislation, insisting they would not…

Revere landmark up in smoke

A raging, four-alarm fire sent a massive black cloud billowing into the sky yesterday as it reduced a Revere landmark to a smoldering pile of rubble.

Rob Gronkowski may soon have decision to grapple with

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With Patriots star Rob Gronkowski mulling his future in the NFL, World Wrestling Entertainment is reportedly looking to sign the Pro Bowl tight end to a contract, an option legendary wrestler Diamond Dallas Page told the Herald would be a…

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel in a good place heading into final season ahead of free agency

FORT MYERS — There’s a lot weighing on Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel.

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2nd slay in 3 days on Lowell streets

The city of Lowell was rocked yesterday with its second murder in three days — the latest, a young man shot to death at an intersection early in the morning.

Prez rips focus of ‘fake media’

President Trump took to Twitter yesterday to slam the way the “Fake News Media” has covered the indictment Friday of 13 Russians accused of disrupting the 2016 presidential election and blast reporters for failing to focus on the fact that…

Fitzgerald: As we’ve seen time after time with attacks, evil needs no rifles in its mission of hatred

Let’s say, for the sake of argument, all firearms could be summarily legislated out of existence, making America gun-free.

Mass. rally seeks change — in law or in Congress

More than a hundred protesters gathered in Lexington’s Emery Park yesterday to demand action on gun control in the wake of a horrific school shooting in Southern Florida.

Olympians find gold on social media

NEW YORK — A gold medal used to be the golden ticket for lucrative endorsements — think Mary Lou Retton on a Wheaties box. But in the age of social media, athletes are making a name for themselves well ahead of time.

Flynn: Funds sought for new memorial at St. Augustine

It may seem like ancient history to some — but it wasn’t that long ago that anti-Catholic discrimination was rampant in the city of Boston.

Buckley: Best way for Dustin Pedroia to lead the Red Sox is by example and going crazy again

FORT MYERS — Dustin Pedroia was a big part of the clubhouse mess that was the 2017 Red Sox. As a veteran player with two World Series rings and a Most Valuable Player award, he should have done something, anything, to make things right.

Jesse Plemons plays lonely neighbor who craves ‘Game Night’

Following a string of acclaimed performances, Jesse Plemons arrives as an inspired scene stealer in Friday’s comedic thriller “Game Night.”

The King of Kiss vaults into Boston

KISS icon Gene Simmons brought the Vault Experience to City Winery yesterday, treating fans to an acoustic set before personally handing them Vaults — safes filled with exclusive memorabilia and music from the past 50 years that’s never…

O’Malley stays as head of panel on child abuse

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley has agreed to remain president of a Vatican child-abuse brain trust despite his recent unorthodox criticism of Pope Francis for siding with a Chilean bishop accused of covering up sexual molestation by a priest.

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Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump has made a grim trip to a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders.

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Snowstorm could dump 8 inches in Massachusetts

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A winter storm warning will be in effect from 7 tonight until 7 a.m. tomorrow in southeastern Massachusetts and parts of Worcester County, where 8 inches of snow could be dumped by a fast-moving storm overnight.

Dustin Pedroia shares philosophy on leadership and hopes for 2018 Red Sox

FORT MYERS -- Dustin Pedroia took some time this offseason to reflect.

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Bulpett: Celtics rising star Jaylen Brown has a thing or two to say

LOS ANGELES — By definition of the game for first- and second-year players, last night was the last time Jaylen Brown can be a “Rising” Star in the NBA’s All-Star weekend.

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Students call in copycat threats in Rockland, Bridgewater and Fall River

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Police scrambled to schools in Rockland, Bridgewater and Fall River as chilling copycat attack threats rattled students and educators in a scene played out across the country in the wake of the massacre in south Florida.

Inside Boston's $1.6B payroll: See how the city pays top employees

City workers pulled in nearly $1.6 billion in 2017 and overtime costs soared from $99.9 million to $106.9 million because of huge events like the Women’s March, city officials said.

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Mass. students call in, snap warnings of school attacks

Police scrambled to schools in Rockland, Bridgewater and Fall River as chilling copycat attack threats rattled students and educators in a scene played out across the country in the wake of the massacre in south Florida.

Carr: Is that all there is to this fake news circus?

Peggy Lee summed up yesterday’s indictment way back when in her song, and then added: “If that’s all there is, my friends, then let’s keep dancing.”

Battenfeld: Elizabeth Warren must drop Cherokee ‘myth’ for support

A Native American activist who has questioned Warren’s Cherokee status says that despite an attempt to address the issue in a speech this week, the Massachusetts Democrat did not put the issue to rest for her likely 2020 White House…

Robert Mueller indicts 13 Russians for meddling in 2016 election

Russians seeking to influence the 2016 presidential election used social media to inundate Americans with propaganda designed to help then-candidate Donald Trump and cripple Hillary Clinton, according to a bombshell indictment brought by…

Friday, Feb 16

Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

Thirteen Russians and three Russian companies were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump and harming the prospects…

Speros: Students saved by school heroes

Go out and buy your kid an Aaron Feis mask. Or a Chris Hixon hat. Or a Scott Beigel shirt.

Carr: Jack Hynes was a pro, and a friend when it counted

Jack Hynes was one of the classiest guys I ever worked with.

Battenfeld: Stop pointing fingers and do something now

Congress needs to hold a serious debate about gun control, and not just while politicians are preening for attention in the wake of another deadly mass shooting.

Thursday, Feb 15

Mass. coach: A 'Code Red,' and then a massacre at Fla. school

Paul Brower didn't fully comprehend the magnitude of the distress signal "Code Red" when it blared over a speaker yesterday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but the actions of those around him spoke louder than words - and possibly…

Chabot: Elizabeth Warren trots out claim on familiar trail

With an eye toward 2020, Sen. Elizabeth Warren yesterday tried to head off the ongoing controversy surrounding her claim of Native American ancestry instead of running from it — the way she did when the Herald first pressed her on the…

Councilors: MBTA takes city for ride

Boston isn’t getting bang for its buck on MBTA service, according to city councilors who say it’s time to reconsider the city’s multimillion-dollar annual transit assessment as the agency once again mulls jacking up fares.

Former student goes on rampage at Fla. school

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A 19-year-old former student armed with an assault rifle and “countless magazines” gunned down at least 17 people at a South Florida high school yesterday during the nation’s deadliest school shooting since a 2012 attack on an elementary…

Wednesday, Feb 14

Haverhill 6-year-old girl dies from influenza

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HAVERHILL — The flu has claimed the life of a 6-year-old Haverhill elementary schoolgirl — the first child to die in Massachusetts of this year’s virulent strain — sending this tight-knit Merrimack Valley community into mourning.

Possible fare hike floated as MBTA faces $111M deficit

Gov. Charlie Baker gave the MBTA some cover yesterday with the potential for another fare hike rearing its head, saying T officials “should” be discussing it as the agency stares down a bulging budget deficit.

Digital First wins Boston Herald auction with $11.9M bid

Digital First Media won the Boston Herald in a five-hour bankruptcy auction with an $11.9 million bid that all but settles who will carry the news organization into the next chapter of the city’s rich media history.

Gunman kills at least 17 people at Florida high school

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PARKLAND, Fla. — A former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students fleeing into the streets in the nation's deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an…

Tuesday, Feb 13

Mystery N.H. Powerball winner asks to take winnings before court rules

The mystery woman sitting on a Powerball ticket worth $560 million has petitioned a New Hampshire court to let her claim the jackpot before a judgment is reached on whether her name must be made public - in part, her lawyers argue, so she…

Slay suspect weeps at hospital bedside arraignment

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An overwrought Benjamin Walsh, his bandaged wrists splayed out and chained to a hospital bed, wept and moaned yesterday as a prosecutor described the carnage police stepped into Saturday night during a frantic search for his girlfriend in…

Reports: Powder hoax aimed at Trump Jr. came from Boston

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Boston was reportedly the origin of a bogus white powder attack that sent President Trump’s daughter-in-law to the hospital as a precaution — the second such mail scare aimed at the first family that was traced back to the Hub.

Digital First Media enters $11.9M top bid for Boston Herald

Digital First Media won the Boston Herald in a 5-hour bankruptcy auction with a top $11.9 million bid that all but settles who will carry the news organization into the next chapter of the city’s media history. The newspaper company, which…