The pageant of Donald Trump?s dreams

Donald Trump posed with calendar models at the Plaza Hotel in 1993.

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A pin-up calendar competition was one of Trump?s first show business forays. Claims of sexism and lawsuits came next.

// Blade runner set to tackle Boston Marathon

Everyone at Walter Reed wanted to know: When would Patrick Downes start running again?

// Half of a musical power couple takes her own big bow

Soprano Kristine Opolais, wife of the BSO?s Andris Nelsons, is breaking through to broader celebrity.

// Powerful earthquake kills at least 77 in Ecuador, injures hundreds

The 7.8-magnitude trembler shook the country?s central coast and spread panic hundreds of miles away.

NBA Playoffs: Hawks 102, Celtics 101

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas sparked a second-half comeback and finished with 27 points.

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There are reasons for hope after this loss

The Celtics showed enough in the Game 1 defeat to think better days are ahead in this series.

// Avery Bradley injured as Celtics drop Game 1

Bradley strained his right hamstring in the fourth quarter, and his status was not known after the game.

// Jeff Teague was the turning point for the Hawks

The guard scored 9 points and had 4 assists in the fourth quarter, in which he played every minute.

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// Is a two-hour marathon time possible?

The course and weather would need to be right, and the record-setter would need other fast runners as pacemakers.

Verizon workers walked a picket line outside the company?s downtown Boston building on Thursday.

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On Verizon picket line, a demand for dignity

?When we started, we were a family,? said a 38-year employee of the company. ?Now? Now we?re just a number.?

// With support, opioid-affected families learning to cope

Joanne Peterson has been the grass-roots face of the fight to stem the epidemic that is killing four people a day in Mass.

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// What is Charlie Baker waiting for?

The governor is now way behind the curve on the pending transgender rights bill.

// A to-do list of family entertainment

A bring-the-kids guide to springtime attractions.

Army Specialist Adonis Carrasco, 23, of Westford, ran through the Minuteman National Historical Park with his 45-pound rucksack during Tough Ruck.

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Tough Ruckers walk, run to remember and honor heroes

The Tough Ruckers run, jog, or walk with a rucksack weighing a minimum of 30 pounds to raise funds for a good cause.


// Are we starting to see Xander Bogaerts?s power?

The shortstop?s home run Saturday gave the Red Sox a 3-1 lead en route to a 4-2 win.

// Boston-area residents with Japan ties anxiously await news

For Boston-area residents with ties to the Japanese island of Kyushu, Facebook notifications have brought a mix of relief and terror.

// Nantucket cranberry grower dies after falling into mud

Thomas Larrabee was suffering from hypothermia when he was found chest deep in mud Saturday.

// Axl Rose joins AC/DC?s rock ?n? roll train

It?s official: Axl Rose will be joining AC/DC for the rest of its Rock or Bust tour.

Ground Game

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// Biggest moments in the 9 Democratic debates

The matchup between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in Brooklyn Thursday night may well have been their final one.

The Big Picture

Return to Palmyra

Syrians returned to the destroyed city of Palmyra this week after being forced to flee almost a year ago during intense fighting.