Obama says his immigration policy was not like Trump?s

The former president rejected the idea that Donald Trump based his immigration executive order on a policy adopted by Obama?s administration.

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Opinion | Jessica Stern

Trump?s executive order will make us less safe

Jihadis are celebrating it as a ?blessed ban,? comparable to President Bush?s invasion of Iraq.

A family flees fighting as oil fields burn in Qayyara, Iraq, Nov. 12, 2016. The military campaign to retake Mosul, Iraqâ??s second-largest city, has displaced nearly 70,000 Iraqis. More civilians than ever are taking the risk of evacuation, hoping to find help if they can make it past the militantsâ?? gun range. (Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times)

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Opinion | Robert A. Pape

Trump is making ISIS great again

The travel ban gives life to the worst jihadist narrative ? that the West has declared war on Muslims.

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?I don?t think you have to look any farther than the families of the Boston Marathon. . . to ask if we can go further,? Sean Spicer said.

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Don?t talk about airport protests in Trump Country.

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?Stomach-turning,? said one lawyer. ?Frightening,? said another. ?Now I need to vomit,? said a third.

Muslim women prayed during a protest in Copley Square Sunday.

1 in 4 Americans are immigrants or children of immigrants

It?s likely that many people at least know someone who immigrated here or whose parents did.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order severely limiting immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations on Friday.

Special report

Chaos, protests follow Trump?s order

As the patchwork resistance effort in Boston started, two attorneys came up with a plan.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 22: Ricardo Allen #37 of the Atlanta Falcons intercepts a pass intended for Jordy Nelson #87 of the Green Bay Packers in the second quarter in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on January 22, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)



Statistics reveal a marvelous Falcons offense and an improving defense

Matt Ryan has flourished by spreading the ball around, and the defense is feasting on takeaways.

Rob Gronkowski


It wouldn?t be a Super Bowl without an ad featuring Gronk

The Pats tight end is selling Tide now.

An entrance to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston, is illuminated by lights Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. A patient at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, in Braintree, Mass., who has visited Liberia, was brought to the medical center in Boston by ambulance Sunday. The medical center in Braintree said the patient complained of a headache and muscle aches. A statement from Ben Kruskal, chief of infectious disease at the Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, does not mention Ebola in the Sunday incident. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Beth Israel, Lahey health systems agree to pursue merger

The two hospital networks signed a letter of intent to merge, with Beth Israel Deaconess CEO Dr. Kevin Tabb to lead the combined organization.

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?The sinking was caused by your intentional acts,? the insurer wrote to Nathan Carman.

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Police initially arrested two men but later said just one remains a suspect.


Suspected drugs and cash seized by Maine authorities during recent drug investigation.

Maine Drug Enforcement Agency

$1.8 million worth of heroin and fentanyl seized by DEA

An alleged heroin distribution ring centered in a Maine town that was supplied from sources in Massachusetts has been broken up.

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A roundup of the most important business news for Monday.

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The man who tattooed guns and the phrase ?God Forgives? on former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will testify for prosecutors.

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The 1970 Boston Marathon champ ended his record streak after experiencing chest pain.

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Distraught over his losses, David Schreiber asked the casino to ban him. But he keeps gambling and, he says, Foxwoods does not stop him.

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Before the trains could be set into motion, years of excavation and invention had to occur. These photos track the progress made over a decade to get the Boston subway system up and running.

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Immigrants need American higher education, and America needs them.

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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.

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The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

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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?

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