The Oscars

After stunning misstep, ?Moonlight? awarded best picture

?La La Land? was announced as the winner ? and then things took a turn for the bizarre.

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Auditing firm apologies for best picture mixup

?We are currently investigating how this could have happened,? PwC wrote.

After it was announced that ?La La Land? had captured the Academy Award for best picture, presenter Warren Beatty held up the card that showed the name of the real winner ? ?Moonlight.?

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How the ?Moonlight?-?La La Land? mixup unfolded

Did the most shocking moment in Oscars history result from Warren Beatty being handed the wrong envelope?

// 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??


// 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?

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 took shape on Pond Street in Stoneham at the site of the fatal crash, with balloons, flowers, with a photograph of Sydney Coiro and her friends among the items.

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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.?

Adrian Walker

// 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.

// MBTA leads nation in derailments

Eight T 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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// The San Antonio solution

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