Mass. facing $635 million budget gap, officials say

It?s the second consecutive year that Governor Charlie Baker?s administration finds the numbers coming up short.

An Oregon State Police sergeant stood in front of a roadblock near Burns, Ore., on Tuesday. Six people associated with a standoff at a national wildlife refuge were arrested, officials said, including standoff leader Ammon Bundy.

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One person dead as leader of Ore. standoff is arrested

Eight people, including Ammon Bundy, were arrested in operations in Oregon and Arizona.

Shirley Leung

// Stephen Lynch wants old Northern Ave. bridge torn down

The South Boston Democrat said he?s secured $9.4 million in federal funding to design a new crossing.

With Ohio attorney general Mike Dewine (second from left) aboard, John Kasich headed for another New Hampshire stop on his campaign bus Tuesday.

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Most are ignoring N.H. now, but not John Kasich

With other candidates eyeing the Iowa caucuses, Kasich has focused on the first-in-the-nation primary.

Donald Trump spoke in Farmington, N.H., on Monday.

Donald Trump to boycott tomorrow?s Fox News debate

The Republican mogul has protested the network?s choice of anchor Megyn Kelly as a moderator.

// Ted Cruz?s father gives him edge among conservative Christians

For more than a year, Rafael Cruz has been preaching fire and brimstone in support of his son?s presidential campaign.

// Code names become the norm for business relocation efforts

GE termed its search for a new headquarters ?Project Plum,? and it?s not the only big corporation to use such an alias.

// Brookline officers join lawsuit alleging racial bias

Eight people are part of the class-action suit, which claims the town has a ?longstanding and well-established history? of racism.

Teacher Charlyn Cuffy worked with students in a measurement match class at the Codman Academy Charter School in Dorchester.

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learning curve

Codman Academy lessons reach a national audience

The Dorchester school is an inspiration for Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, who will open a tuition-free school in California.

Opinion | Joe Biden

// Five ways to make the digital revolution work for the middle class

A polarized, fractured economy is not inevitable. Neither is an economy that grows from the bottom up and the middle out. It is a choice.

Thomas Farragher

// Poignant, pensive ?last call? for a Clinton insitution

?It?s a disaster for the town ? it really is,?? said one frequent customer of the Old Timer?s impending closure.

// Rare Frida Kahlo piece to join MFA collection

The museum moved quickly to purchase Kahlo?s double-portrait ?Dos Mujeres.?

A side of science

// The science behind the perfect macaroni and cheese

Once you understand the chemical reactions taking place, you can make a great dish every time.

Flora Frazier?s essay told of being the daughter of a sharecropper and domestic worker in the segregated South.

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Boston seniors make memories, memoirs at city writing workshop

Alabama share-cropping, Dorchester street corners, and the loss of a spouse were topics for participants at Tuesday?s reading.

The school's longtime unofficial mascot Lord Jeff ? based on Jeffery Amherst, the 18th-century military commander ? has fallen out of favor with some because in 1763 he endorsed giving smallpox-infected blankets to Native Americans.

Amherst College drops Lord Jeff mascot

The school said that the mascot needed to go because it was dividing the community.

The loss of Dion Lewis (torn ACL) in Week 9 against Washington was a blow to the offense.


Where the Patriots now stand, position by position

After an abrupt end to the season, here?s a look back at how players performed, and a look ahead at what needs work.

Latin Academy is one of the city?s three exam schools.

Latin Academy students punished for social media posts

A controversy over alleged racism at Boston Latin was behind the conflict at another of Boston?s elite schools.

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Ground Game

ground game

// Kasich?s ?ignore Iowa? strategy rarely works in N.H.

Remaining in New Hampshire during the week before the Iowa Caucuses is rarely rewarded.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

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Water crisis in Flint, Mich.

Thousands of residents in Michigan have been exposed to toxic amounts of lead, including about 9,000 children.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.



// Deal-hunting app GasBuddy moving to Boston

Walt Doyle, a former PayPal manager, now heads up GasBuddy from an office near Haymarket.



// Pope Francis meets Iranian leader to discuss Middle East

The meeting marked the first time ranian President Hassan Rouhani has visited the West since a landmark nuclear agreement with Iran last year.

Globe Insiders

Design New England

// Home Sweets Home

Interior designer Holly Joe cooks up the love in her sophisticated yet cozy family house in Westwood.