President Trump

Trump pledges to ?destroy? ban on political advocacy by churches

President Trump told the National Prayer Breakfast that he?ll work to ?totally destroy?? a provision that bars churches from supporting candidates.

President Donald Trump listens as he is introduced during the National Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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White House calls ?bad hombres? remarks ?lighthearted?

The pushback from the White House comes as tensions simmer in the US-Mexico relationship.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

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Trump accuses Australia of seeking to export ?next Boston bombers?

President Trump blasted Prime Minister Turnbull over a refugee agreement in a phone call over the weekend.

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// Trump appears to threaten to pull federal funds from UC Berkeley

The president reacted to violent protests against a scheduled talk by a Breitbart News editor at the Calif. university.

// Trump asks for ?Apprentice? prayers, vows to reappoint chaplain at prayer breakfast

?I want to just pray for Arnold, if we can, for those ratings,? President Trump joked at the National Prayer Breakfast.

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For many US veterans, Trump?s travel ban makes sense

To these veterans, President Trump?s ?America First? policies seem to be a common-sense approach to unpredictable danger.

// Trump Today: When the president badgers allies in two hemispheres

President Trump did not have a good phone call with the prime minister of Australia or the president of Mexico.

Trump?s Supreme Court pick

Opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

// Ask Neil Gorsuch about Merrick Garland

President Trump?s nominee should be asked about the constitutionality of Senate Republicans who prevented Obama?s pick from receiving a hearing.


// The books we can?t wait to read in 2017

So many books to look forward to, from the likes of Joan Didion, Elizabeth Strout, David Sedaris, Colm Tóibín, Haruki Murakami, Roxane Gay, and more.

// GOP rewrites Senate panel rules to bypass Democrats for EPA pick

Republicans rewrote committee rules and voted to send Scott Pruitt?s nomination before the full Senate.


// Flu cases are spiking in Mass., and the worst is likely to come

Rates of reporting of influenza-like illness were highest in a cluster of suburbs west of Boston.

// Swindler by day, charity auctioneer by night

Well-known South Shore charity auctioneer Dan Flynn pleaded guilty in federal court to defrauding about 80 investors out of more than $20 million.

// Bitter Boston sports radio rivals could soon have the same owner

WEEI and The Sports Hub are part of a huge merger planned by Entercom and CBS Radio.

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Jim McBride

Which team has the edge in Super Bowl LI?

Here?s your position-by-position look at the Super Bowl matchup, plus a prediction on the outcome.

Alex Speier

// A lot of coaches his age retire. Not Bill Belichick

Only 13 men have been NFL head coaches past age 65, which the Patriots coach will hit in April.

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Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Jessica Lander

// Refugee students teach an important lesson about immigration

We must never forget that we are a nation made great by generations of immigrants and refugees.

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// How the backlash against Trump?s travel ban unfolded

On Friday, President Trump issued his immigration order. By the weekend, protests rocked cities around the nation.


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