Like Obamacare repeal, Trump budget cuts would hit rural areas

Some of the biggest losers in President Trump?s budget are the rural communities that fueled his stunning White House victory.

Copies of President Trump?s America First budget at the GPO bookstore in Washington, D.C.


Here?s a list of the agencies and programs Trump?s budget would defund entirely

President Trump?s budget proposal calls for eliminating funding for a number of programs. Here?s a look at the programs and how much those cuts are estimated to save.

Michael A. Cohen

// Trump?s dystopian budget is going nowhere

The president?s budget would have a cataclysmic effect on the lives of ordinary Americans.

The Green Line in Allston.

Would Trump?s budget blueprint kill the Green Line extension?

Probably not. But transit advocate are worried that future projects could be jeopardized.

// Mass. conservative speaks out against Trump?s proposed Meals on Wheels cuts

A longtime aide of Mitt Romney had some strong feelings about a proposal to cut the service that feeds the housebound elderly.


A woman walked along Commonwealth Avenue as snow fell in Boston on Tuesday.

Dave Epstein

What?s the likelihood we?ll actually see snow this weekend?

Before the final flakes had even fallen Tuesday, there was already talk of another possible snowstorm for the weekend.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 15: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) looks on during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Speaker Ryan and House Republicans discussed the Amercian Health Care Act. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

GOP health 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.

// Documents detail Flynn payments from Russian interests

Documents released in a congressional inquiry show Michael Flynn was paid more than $33,750 by a Russia?s television station for appearing at a Moscow event in 2015.

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Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

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Walsh slams Trump?s spending plan as ?heartless budget?

The changes would devastate after-school programs, Meals on Wheels, and home-heating aid, the mayor said.

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// Malcolm Butler?s visit with Saints reportedly ends with no deal

The Patriots cornerback met with New Orleans officials on Thursday as he explores free agent options.

// Bacterial infection may be cause of death for some stranded Cape dolphins

Since Jan. 1, the International Fund for Animal Welfare has responded to 96 individual dolphin strandings up and down the coast.

// Cotton-top tamarin born at Franklin Park Zoo

The pint-sized monkeys are among the most endangered primates in the world.

// Both sides of I-93 to be closed intermittently overnight after crash

The driver of a truck carrying 19 tons of cheese crashed Thursday morning, causing disruptions that were expected to last into Friday.

He tried to keep a plow from blocking a driveway with snow. It did not go well

Iuri Veiga says a truck driver intentionally pushed snow into his father?s driveway several times during the encounter.

Talking points newsletter

// Buying car insurance through Facebook, a sign of compromise near Fenway, more

A Cambridge-based startup is responsible for a new service on Facebook that allows users to shop for car insurance. Plus, more business news.

// Mass. politicians aren?t happy with the T?s plan to cut commuter rail service

Every single US senator and representative in Massachusetts expressed concern over the MBTA?s plan.


// April the giraffe has many fans, but this woman really gets into it

A pregnant woman in South Carolina posted a video of herself impersonating April the giraffe.


// Julian Edelman?s ex has a new boyfriend ? and he?s a professional athlete

Adriana Lima is dating Mets pitcher Matt Harvey.


// Bill Belichick narrates new documentary ? and it?s not about football

The Pats coach might have a career after coaching.

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.

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// It?s the end of urban planning as we know it (and we feel fine)

The current urban revival happened with no master plan and no national urban policy framework.


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// 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.