Ryan defends health care bill amid fierce protest

Speaker Paul Ryan said the House Republican health care plan was the only alternative to the Obama-era law.

US Rep. Joe Kennedy III

Joe Kennedy III rips GOP health plan

Kennedy ripped into the House GOP?s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act Wednesday in a surprisingly pointed jibe at Speaker Paul Ryan.

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Conservatives have bristled against Governor Charlie Baker?s pledge to support the program with state dollars if Washington pulls funding.


Capital Source

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Joshua Boger will serve as finance chair for the Newton mayor?s as-yet-unannounced campaign for governor.

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The parade?s chief marshal has stepped down and both Mayor Martin Walsh and Governor Charlie Baker said they would likely not march.

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Moments after Daniel de Abreu was shot in the chest, he struggled to breathe, and his friend tried to offer words of comfort.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Untitled-2-10171.jpg N.H. woman injects woman trying to give birth with drugs

A police official described the case as an ?appalling? example of the toll that drugs are taking on N.H. communities.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Jansen-Lonnquist_29rutland02_met.jpg Vt. mayor says election loss due to support for Syrian refugees

Defeated Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras said that he believes his community will be defined across the state and the nation by its stance on refugees.

The Trump administration

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/08/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/0e299bbd789f4b548c725cb80978c789-0e299bbd789f4b548c725cb80978c789-0-7443.jpg ?You?re stuck with me,? FBI Director James Comey says

The director spoke at Boston College Wednesday, but steered clear of President Trump?s wire-tapping claims.

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David L Ryan/Globe Staff

?Hoo? got some attention today? This snowy owl.

As snowy owl experts from around the world gathered in Boston this week, one of the birds was making its own trip to Logan Airport.

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With Martellus Bennett now unlikely to return to New England after one year, Allen would serve as a second tight end.

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The baseball newcomer faced last season?s Cy Young winner in the Mets-Red Sox preseason game Wednesday.

People took part in a rally in Downtown Crossing.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

?Women hold up the sky:? Signs from the women?s rallies in Boston

Demonstrators were out in Harvard Square and Downtown Crossing Wednesday to take part in protests related to ?A Day Without a Woman.?

Helen Shreves spoke during a march in Denver.

Talking Points

International Women?s Day, an app that can diagnose what ails you, and more

A roundup of Wednesday?s business news.

From left: Cherry Jones, Tim DeKay, Dallas Roberts, and Josh Drennen in ?American Crime.?

Television review

?American Crime? has a larger story to tell

The third season of ABC?s excellent anthology series opens onto a broad canvas and repesents an integrated vision of our country?s problems.

Celtics at Warriors | 10:30 p.m. (CSN)

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/08/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/648407550-14073.jpg It?s all good between Isaiah Thomas and Brad Stevens now

The player and coach cleared the air after Thomas was unhappy with Stevens?s strategy Monday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/08/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Bedford_170308_IMMIGRATION_002a.jpg This CEO just explained what the American Dream means to an immigrant

Carbonite CEO Mohamad Ali spoke at the JFK Library about his experiences immigrating as a child from Guyana. Read his full remarks.



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Affleck?s increased self-care efforts are reportedly part of why the couple has backed away from divorce plans.


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Our weekly digest on buying, selling, and design, with expert advice and insider neighborhood knowledge.

Trump Today

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Once upon a time, candidate Trump loved WikiLeaks. Now he finds himself in an awkward position.

? Schedule: Where the president is today

? News: A look at what happened yesterday

? Social media: What Trump has been tweeting

Opinion & Ideas


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If House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are serious about their efforts to overhaul that law, they had better be prepared for a similar ordeal.

Special reports


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/house%20crop.jpg Two sisters, one house, and a mystery

Over the years Sheryl Waldman faded from view until she vanished, and no one seemed to notice ? until one cold evening last December.


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If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/08/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/InTrumpshead.png How psychology makes sense of Trump?s conspiracy theories

His embrace of conspiracy theories provides a window into how his mind works, psychologists say.