The Trump administration

GOP heath care bill squeaks through House committee

Three conservative GOP lawmakers voted against the measure, one vote shy of what would have been needed to deal the bill a damaging setback.

Ground Game

// Is Trump silencing Ryan like he did Romney?

It's becoming increasingly clear that President Trump is trying to make Paul Ryan the fall guy for the failure of the health care replacement bill.

// Trump budget would slash domestic programs to boost military

The $54 billion boost for the military is the largest since President Ronald Reagan?s Pentagon buildup in the 1980s.

// Trump Today: A visit from the Irish prime minister

The president will meet with Enda Kenny today at the White House, a day before St. Patrick?s Day.

// Pretending your pet is a service animal may soon be illegal

To fight the growing problem of fake service dogs, a proposed bill would make it illegal to misrepresent a pet as a service animal in Mass.

// Truck driver to face charges for Milton crash

The driver of the truck is being charged with operating under the influence, State Police said.

// Lincoln-Sudbury students push for plastic water bottle ban

Residents of both towns will vote on warrant articles at Town Meetings this spring.


Eric Fisher | On Weather

// These are the two tracks this weekend?s storm could follow

If you?re ready for springtime weather, prepare to wait a little bit longer. There?s a chance we?re going to get more snow this weekend.

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John J. Donovan, Sr. in a Cambridge courtroom in 2007.


Can Trump?s deputy treasury pick escape his family drama?

James Donovan has been a reluctant participant in a long-running battle with his father over millions of dollars and acres of waterfront property.

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Christoper L. Gasper

// Patriots sending wrong message in Malcolm Butler case

It feels as if Butler is going to head out the door like Chandler Jones and Jamie Collins did.

// Malcolm Butler starts Saints visit at dinner with players, report says

Butler?s visit with the Saints, his first free agent meeting, is scheduled to continue Thursday.

// McDonald?s Twitter account calls Trump a ?disgusting excuse? for a president

The @McDonaldsCorp Twitter account sent out an anti-Trump message Thursday morning.

// ?My sister and her babies ? they?re murdered. They?re gone. And he has all these privileges?

Daniel J. LaPlante, who was convicted in 1988 of killing a pregnant woman and her two children, is asking a judge to reduce his prison sentence.

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Spring Travel | Magazine

Visiting New Orleans with the kids

Away from Bourbon Street and the boozy parties, it?s just as easy for families to have fun in the Big Easy.

16commuterrail - July 15, 2006. Riders board the weekend Metro Train in San Clemente. The train is bound for the inland empire. Expanded weekend service for Metrolink started today with riders leaving from the Riverside area to the beach at San Clemente. (Glenn Koenig/Los Angeles Times)

MBTA, take note: No other major commuter rail closes for whole weekend

The MBTA?s proposal to eliminate commuter rail service on weekends would make it unique among the 10 busiest systems in the country.


Yvonne Abraham

// The very essence of being Irish

The way some see it, fighting this wave of heedless cruelty is the most Irish of undertakings.

Munch Madness

// What are your favorite Boston-area restaurants?

Vote in our March Madness- style bracket to pick the most universally loved local place to eat.

Opinion & Ideas


// Merkel?s task: convince Trump to stand by EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel carries a heavy burden to her first meeting with Donald Trump.


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

Special reports


// Star surgeon is scrutinized on concurrent procedures

New York authorities are probing how a famed prostate specialist manages his vast patient load.


// 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.


// A 41-day fight to get treatment ends in a daughter?s overdose

Taylor Wilson?s parents ran into roadblocks far greater than they?d ever imagined.