President Trump

In 2006, Democrats were saying ?build that fence!?

An agent of the border patrol, observed near the Mexico-US border fence, on the Mexican side, separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico and Sunland Park, New Mexico, this week.

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A 2006 bill shows how border security occupied Washington well before Trump made it the centerpiece of his candidacy.

// Trump personally asked a parks official for proof of crowd claim

In a Saturday phone call, President Trump personally ordered the director to produce additional photographs of the inauguration crowds.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// What?s an executive order? And, more importantly, how is Trump using them?

What are the powers -- and limits -- of the orders President Trump is signing this week?

Adrian Walker

// Mayor Walsh pushes back hard

Any doubts about the sincerity of Trump?s anti-immigrant rhetoric have been decisively laid to rest in his first week in office.

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EPA/Tracie Van Auken

Can Trump legally strip sanctuary cities of federal funds?

The Globe interviewed several immigration law experts to explain the questionable nature and potential impact of President Trump?s proposal.

// Trump wants to pay for wall with 20 percent tax on Mexican imports

A White House spokesman says President Trump wants to include the measure in a comprehensive tax reform package.

// What are the logistics of using City Hall as a refuge for immigrants?

Mayor Walsh on Wednesday offered the halls of government as a refuge for those fearing deportation.

// Mayor Walsh just tried to ?rick roll? Howie Carr

In response to an invitation to be on Carr?s show, Walsh tweeted, ?Sure, here?s a link to my calendar,? with a link to the goofy ?80s music video.

// Baker says Massachusetts should not be ?a sanctuary state?

However, the governor said communities ?should be allowed to make their own decisions? on enforcing the law during a forum with Mayor Walsh.


// The state of Charlie Baker

His state-of-the-state was one-part substance, two-part political message.

// Worcester man allegedly assaulted Muslim airline worker

The man allegedly cursed Islam and shouted ?Trump is here now. He will get rid of all of you.?

A look at the world?s biggest passenger plane

This plane is so big, Massport spent $30 million renovating a Logan Airport terminal to accommodate it.


// Octavia Spencer: Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

The Oscar-winning actress was paraded down Massachusetts Avenue in a slow-rolling vehicle surrounded, as ever, by students dressed in flamboyant drag.

// Drug dealers used Cape Cod home of Kennedy relatives, police say

Police arrest four in a fentanyl ring that was being run out of a Hyannisport home owned by the Shrivers. Police say the suspects operated without the family?s knowledge.

Suit alleges anti-clergy sex abuse group got kickbacks from lawyers

The lawsuit alleges a SNAP fund-raiser was fired after she raised concerns about donations from lawyers.

// Could certain opioids lead to amnesia?

Fourteen unusual cases of memory loss in Massachusetts among drug users may represent a new syndrome.


// The Weekender: Global sounds, quiet knights, and hailing Mary

Our picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Chris Hogan #15 of the New England Patriots reacts after making a reception during the first half against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)


Patriots have made many changes since their last Super Bowl

Of the 44 Patriots who played in Super Bowl XLIX two years ago, a little more than half (23) are still with the team.


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// Mexico teaches Trump an important lesson on the limits of presidential power

By saying no to paying for a border wall, Mexico is making a stand for its own sovereignty.

Special reports

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Tom Brady: Superfreak?

We break down, body part by body part, what science suggests the average 39-year-old human encounters, and how Brady might be defying those expectations.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.


The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

// The San Antonio solution

One Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model. Why can?t Mass. do the same?

The story behind ?Spotlight?

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.


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Roxane Gay said she pulled her book from Simon & Schuster because of their decision to publish ?alt-right? figure Milo Yiannopoulos, an avowed white nationalist.

Roxane Gay pulls book after Milo Yiannopoulos controversy

Gay is thought to be the first author to pull a book from publisher Simon & Schuster over the controversy surrounding alt-right figure and Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos.