A clear solution for MBTA tracks

This piece of new snow removal equipment was inspired by an idea from the MBTA?s Machinist Mike Haywood.

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For Michael Haywood, it was a personal affront when state officials were flummoxed by the big winter of 2015.

The Trump administration

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President Donald Trump is continuing his attacks on the news media.

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Richard Cordray is the federal watchdog with the biggest target on his back in President Trump?s Washington.

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Former US senator Scott Brown is being considered for nomination as President Trump?s ambassador to New Zealand.

Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton.

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Moulton threatened by man claiming to be police officer

Congressman Seth Moulton responded by tweeting the wide-eyed emoji at the tweet, and contacting US Capitol Police.

The opioid epidemic

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The main culprit appeared to be the drug fentanyl, which was present in an increasing number of deaths, even as heroin-related deaths declined.

Skiers at the Aspen Highlands in Colorado during a ski mountaineering race.

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The hottest new way to ski resorts: Uphill skiing and snowboarding

At least 38 New England ski areas allow uphilling, also known as alpine touring or skinning, while California, Colorado, and Utah have become hotbeds for skinning up resorts out west.

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With this season?s snowfall numbers sticking to the traditional script, resort operators are gleefully measuring fresh powder in feet, not inches.

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The receiver was acquired by the Patriots in December, days after the DUI incident in Arizona.

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Brian Daboll has been tapped to be the next offensive coordinator for the University of Alabama, according to an ESPN report.

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A New Hampshire television station is signing off. Plus more of Friday?s business news.

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Funding for firearms research is lacking, Harvard professor tells scientists

Funding for firearms research is virtually nonexistent, a Harvard University professor said Friday.

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?Juror 13? said she thought she overheard Aaron Hernandez?s name in a conversation about Deflategate, prompting laughter.

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The controversial foul with 0.9 seconds Thursday left set up the free throws that sent the Celtics to defeat.

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Mr. Burwell co-founded the organization that has led nationwide efforts to convert unused railroad corridors to trails and parklands.


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Trump Today

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?America is going to start winning again, winning like never, ever before,? he said in South Carolina.

? Schedule: Where the president is today

? News: A look at what happened yesterday

? Social media: What Trump has been tweeting

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

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Neither sea creatures nor Canada will cause trouble for the United States. But Mexico may.

Special reports

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How did 14-year-old Raeshawn Moody wind up becoming among the youngest to face a murder charge in Boston?


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?


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These are the best cars for your money in 2017

Searching for a high-quality car that fits your budget? Look no further: U.S. News and World released its ?2017 Best Cars for the Money? award winners earlier this month. The report features cars that rank among the best for both ownership experience and value. Winners include the Toyota Prius (Best Hybrid Car), the Hyundai Sonata (Best Midsize Car), [?]