Tax plan could hit Boston-area homebuyers. If it happens.

The tax bill could have out-sized impact on Greater Boston, particularly in communities where million-dollar price tags and five-figure tax bills are standard.

President Donald Trump held an example of what a new tax form may look like during a meeting on tax policy with Republican lawmakers.

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Republicans anoint winners and losers in tax overhaul

Corporations, rich individuals, and hedge fund managers are among the biggest winners in the long-awaited tax overhaul bill House Republicans unveiled Thursday.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// GOP tax plan hits upper middle class hard, and that?s bad for Mass.

Republicans have decided to eliminate or cap a number of popular tax credits, a move that will disproportionately hit wealthier states.

// Warren says the 2016 primary was rigged in Clinton?s favor

Senator Elizabeth Warren said twice Thursday in separate interviews that she believed the 2016 Democratic primary was rigged in Hillary Clinton?s favor.

A Twitter employee on their last day deleted President Trump?s account

A statement from Twitter said President Trump?s account was ?inadvertently deactivated due to human error.?

// Conn. governor condemns alleged acts in roommate case

Hundreds of University of Hartford students also attended a community meeting to address the case of Brianna Brochu, who allegedly smeared fluids on her roommate?s property.

// Wheaton College condemns student for blackface Halloween costume

The college?s president punished her and her teammates by barring them from playing a game Saturday, effectively ending their season.

The (mostly) true story of one man?s quest to grow a beard

No matter how hard he tried, this reporter has just never been able to grow one. But then came the hipsters and the No-Shave Novembers.

// N.H. AG?s office says investigation into St. Paul?s remains ?active and ongoing?

In a brief phone interview Thursday afternoon, a spokeswoman confirmed that no one has been charged in connection with that probe.


// ICE locked up this woman when she reached out to them. She?s home, for now

The government, our government, wants to deport her back to the place where her rapist sits untouched, above reproach as a local government official.

// Attack victims honored as city, investigators, seek answers

??You never think it is going to be someone you know,?? said Harry Kassen, 17.

BC expands further into sciences with gift from Apple executive

The Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society will help the traditionally liberal arts-focused school build up its programs in STEM fields.

Invisible fence for livestock, nanny-shopping program win startup contest

The MassChallenge accelerator program announced its 2017 winners on Thursday.

Judge Frank Caprio?s hilarious and often touching interactions with defendants have resonated globally.

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In his court, justice often comes with a dollop of joy

With compassion and humor, an 80-year-old Providence judge has become the Internet?s newest star.

A column earlier this week suggesting the Patriots hire Colin Kaepernick to be backup quarterback drew slightly more positive responses than negative.


On Kaepernick column, comments hurled from opposite end zones

Some simply said, ?Right on!? or something similar. Others urged me to remove my head from where the quarterback puts his hands before he takes the snap.


// Bruins cash in on goals by Riley Nash, Sean Kuraly

Sean Kuraly?s first goal of the season, at 9:53 of the third period, broke a 1-1 tie.

Shirley Leung

// She left Fidelity over gender bias. 6 years on, she?s still unemployed

If you want to know why so many women stay silent about gender discrimination in the workplace, Exhibit A may be Erika Wesson.

// A sleepy mayoral campaign nears its end in Boston

The final week of the campaign is when candidates usually make a full-court press to woo voters, but this has been a strange and lopsided race, with little voter interest and relatively scant media.

David Epstein

//[1].jpg New England probably won?t get a blockbuster snowfall this winter

Plus a few more New England weather predictions for winter 2017-2018.

Your Guide to Skiing 2017

// Most likely to make you want to go skiing? This list.

A look at what truly defines some of New England?s top destinations.

Get Smart

// As you prepare to turn back clocks: A primer on daylight saving

It?s a seasonal rite: Turn those clocks back an hour every fall, as daylight saving time ends.

In the fall of 1917, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, under its German conductor, Dr. Karl Muck, was on top of the classical music world. Muck and his wife, Anita (bottom left), were the toast of Boston society. But everything changed on October 30, 1917, when he was assailed for allegedly refusing to play the national anthem.

Images from the BSO; Globe staff photo-illustration

Magazine | A nonfiction novella

He put BSO on the map ? then landed in a world of trouble

One hundred years ago, one of the world?s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston?s famed orchestra.

// L.L. Bean plans to give its stodgy image the boot

Customers can expect more diverse faces and perspectives in its new ad campaigns.

// After testy week, Newton mayoral candidates agree they oppose Trump

Both emphasized their progressive bonafides during a debate hosted by the city?s Republican committee.

// Mass. Legislature moves to ban bump stocks

The state Legislature took a significant step toward making Massachusetts the first state in the nation to ban bump stocks Thursday.

// Can Boston?s affordable housing shortage be eased?

Boston has a population boom that many cities would envy, but the growth has triggered an affordable housing shortage that only threatens to worsen.

// Fossil fuels can prevent sexual assault, Rick Perry says

Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he thinks using fossil fuels can help prevent sexual assault.

This image released by Netflix shows Kevin Spacey in a scene from

Kevin Spacey faces new harassment allegations

CNN is reporting that eight current or former ??House of Cards?? workers claim that Kevin Spacey made the production a ??toxic?? workplace and one ex-employee alleges the actor sexually assaulted him.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Guest host Joe Sullivan and company discuss a young Celtics team that refuses to lose.

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// Nurse?s aide plays video games while a vet dies at VA hospital

The Bedford VA hospital admitted its care for Bill Nutter was not ?up to our standards,? but the reality was uglier. Now, the FBI is investigating.

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// Donald Trump wants to sabotage health law. Here?s how to sabotage him.

One would never know it, but this week started the open enrollment period for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Concerned citizens can help.

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The Amazon bid

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// Dear Jeff Bezos: Come and help us build a better Boston together

An open letter to the owner of Amazon, proposing a true partnership that rewrites the relationship between a city and the big companies that call it home.


// Should we have separated conjoined twins, knowing one would die?

If we didn?t do something, Twin A would die and take Twin B with her. Did our medical team have a duty to act?


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.

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