Flynn was paid $500,000 to represent Turkey during campaign

The ousted national security adviser acted as a foreign agent in investigating a cleric who lives in Pennsylvania.

// ?Phony? no longer, jobs numbers are hailed by Trump

President Donald Trump is embracing numbers he once maligned as ?phony? as he tries to take credit for the latest jobs report.

// Trump praises House GOP leaders as they defend health plan

There were fresh signs of discord Friday when House GOP leaders dismissed proposed changes from conservative members.

A woman walked her dog along the Plymouth Waterfront Friday morning.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Frigid cold will follow today?s snow storm

An arctic front that?s making its way into the region will likely cause temperatures to plummet this weekend.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer turns his American flag pin around after being told is was upside-down.

Sean Spicer?s flag pin was upside-down and ?House of Cards? was all over it

The show responded to Spicer?s flub by tweeting, ?Your loyalty has not gone unnoticed.?

// Setti Warren to make small but official step toward Baker challenge

Newton Mayor Setti Warren will take his first official step toward running for the Democratic nomination for governor Monday.



// Your company could soon be allowed to demand genetic test results

A House panel voted to allow employers to require workers to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty of thousands of dollars.

// Can an office building make you healthier?

?Healthy buildings? are designed to improve the well-being ? and efficiency ? of the people inside them.

Talking Points

// More people are working, healthy workplaces, and more

A roundup of Friday?s business news.

South Boston parade organizers invite gay group to march

South Boston?s famed St. Patrick?s Day Parade marched through the neighborhood in 2015.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff/File

St. Patrick?s Day parade organizers have extended an invitation to the formerly banned gay veterans group to march in this year?s parade.

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// Why does the parking-industrial complex keep getting its demands met?

Boston is urging residents to walk, bike, or take transit. But in the Seaport, signs point the other way.

// Kids crash a TV interview and parents everywhere know just how it feels

Any parent who has worked from home knows that moment: You?re on a phone call and your toddler starts wailing.

NFL free agency

// Patriots reportedly trade for defensive end Kony Ealy

Ealy was a second-round draft pick in 2014 after playing college football at Missouri.

Foxborough, MA - 12-4-16 - NE Patriot Malcolm Butler gestures after 1sr quarter interception at Gillette Stadium. Los Angeles Rams at the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)

Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

What are the options for Patriots and Malcolm Butler?

A number of factors are in play, including a trade or even changing course on his free agent status.

// Jabaal Sheard signs three-year deal with Colts

Sheard played in 28 games in two years with the Patriots, collecting 13 sacks and four forced fumbles.



// You?ve heard of Peak TV? These shows are peak Bleak TV.

Some of television?s best shows are about lousy things happening to good people.

Casey Affleck accepts the best actor award from presenter Brie Larson at the Academy Awards last month.


Brie Larson pretty much says she didn?t clap for Casey Affleck on purpose

The actress has her reasons for not joining in the ovation for Casey Affleck.


//$medium.jpeg Address: The week in real estate

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

Trump Today

// Trump Today: Major cuts ahead to Coast Guard, TSA, FEMA?

Looking for money to ratchet up security along the Mexico border, the Trump administration is pondering deep cuts to the agencies.

? Schedule: Where the president is today

? News: A look at what happened yesterday

? Social media: What Trump has been tweeting

Opinion & Ideas


// Stripping EPA protection endangers next generation

Stripping away environmental regulations will have dangerous consequences.

Special reports

// 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.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

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


// Top US hospitals aggressively promoting alternative medicine

Some hospitals have built luxurious, spa-like wellness centers to draw patients for spiritual healing, homeopathy, and more.

Real Estate

Recent home sales: South of Boston (March 9)

ABINGTON 39 Patricia Drive One-family Ranch, built in 1987, 2,376 square feet, 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, on 45,719-square-foot lot. $502,000 692 Summer St. One-family Split Level, built in 1971, 1,899 square feet, 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 1 baths, on 30,473-square-foot lot.