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Actor Casey Affleck arrived at the 89th Annual Academy Awards.

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Casey Affleck wins best actor for ?Manchester by the Sea?

The Cambridge native thanked his family and Matt Damon in his acceptance speech.

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// Taraji P. Henson wows in a simple, dark gown on the Oscars red carpet

Do we even care what everyone else is wearing? (Spoiler: Yes.)

// Here?s why stars are wearing blue ribbons at the Oscars

One of the first overtly political moments of this year?s Oscars was unfolding hours before the actual ceremony.

Host Jimmy Kimmel delivers a speech on stage at the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Kimmel gets political in Oscars opener

?I want to say thank you to President Trump,? Kimmel said. ?Remember last year, when it seemed like the Oscars were racist??


President Donald Trump on Sunday.

Trump to sign new travel order on Wednesday

President Trump is expected to sign a new refugee and immigration executive order on Wednesday, one day after addressing lawmakers.

// Baker gets a prime seat at Governors? Ball: Next to Ivanka Trump

Governor Charlie Baker apparently got quite a nice seat at the Governors? Ball Sunday night: right beside first daughter Ivanka Trump.

Is violence a contagious disease?

Gunshot victim Kynndal Martin worked in the cafeteria at Boston Medical Center where he got his job through the job-placement program with the hospital's violence intervention advocacy program.

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A national drive works to recast the fractured lives that time and again put young people in danger.

// City pressing state for more liquor licenses

A new plan would reserve licenses specifically for certain neighborhoods until they had a restaurant that is ready to apply for one.

A memorial was left at Pond Street in Stoneham.

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16-year-old girl killed in Stoneham crash

?She was a very conscientious driver,? said the grandmother of 16-year-old Sydney Coiro. ?We did not expect that this would ever happen.?

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// Suffolk Probate Court is a mess, but who caused it?

Defenders of Felix D. Arroyo described an agency in which entrenched employees resented serving people of color.

// Politics, prejudice pose problems in workplace

Vitriol has increasingly roiled the workplace in the Trump era, with charges of discrimination increasing.

Crews reviewed the scene in March 2014 after a Green Line train derailed near Kenmore station. Six Green Line trolleys derailed in 2016, according to data from the National Transit Database.

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MBTA leads nation in derailments

Eight MBTA vehicles derailed in 2016, the nation?s highest figure.

// Internet privacy rules headed for showdown

A new FCC chairman and Republicans in Congress are threatening to repeal privacy rules for Internet service providers.


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// Striking a blow for privacy at the airport

Imagine an airport customs agent scrolling through your cellphone?s camera roll. It shouldn?t happen.

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// A life taken, but also a life lost

How did 14-year-old Raeshawn Moody wind up becoming among the youngest to face a murder charge in Boston?


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// The San Antonio solution

One Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model. Why can?t Mass. do the same?

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What is it really like to live in Manchester-by-the-Sea?

The quaint, quiet coastal town of Manchester-by-the-Sea is a well-kept secret no more, thanks to the recent Hollywood film that takes its name from the place.