An unwelcome plan for refugees shakes up a Vermont city

Portrait of Chris Louras inside the Speak Easy Cafe, Rutland VT (Corey Hendrickson for the Boston Globe)

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The five-term mayor of Rutland, Vt., recently lost a re-election bid after he supported a controversial plan to bring in Syrian refugees.

National Weather Service

Parts of Mass. could get up to 8 inches of snow this weekend

A potential storm could drop up to 3 inches in the Boston area, while there is the possibility for up to 8 inches in the far northwest part of the state.

// This weekend?s storm projections in graphics

Here?s a look at the upcoming storm, through the latest projections and graphics.

// Road rage may have led to Lynn deliveryman?s murder

Surveillance videos led investigators to believe that the confrontation ?may have been the result of a road rage incident,? police said.

// US judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump?s travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii is extending his order that blocks President Trump?s travel ban until the state?s lawsuit works its way through the courts.

// Tufts nurses union authorizes one-day strike

The union that represents nearly 1,200 nurses at Tufts Medical Center said they authorized a one-day strike. No date has been set.

// For Trump, celebrating Women?s History Month can be awkward

President Trump?s background has cast a shadow over the administration?s commemorations of women?s accomplishments this month.

// Ivanka Trump, shifting plans, will become a federal employee

The move comes after her plan to be an informal adviser prompted criticism from ethics experts, who said it would allow her to avoid some rules.

// Trump officials invited Lynch to speak with them, but he declined

Representative Stephen Lynch said he sees little benefit in cooperating with a White House he views as extreme.

Khizr Khan said when he and his wife were deciding whether to speak last summer, they considered what their son would want them to do.

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Reluctant at first, Khizr Khan now embraces spotlight

Khizr Khan said when he and his wife were deciding whether to speak last summer, they considered what their son would want them to do.

// Looking for a job in Maine? Try a call center.

As technology improves, centers are increasingly seeking out sophisticated employees, and Maine centers are on the forefront.

// Kennedy Institute finds if you build it, not everyone will come

The institute projected it would draw up to 150,000 visitors annually. But since it opened two years ago, it?s seen just 62,000 each year.

// Bob Woodward to speak in New Bedford on Trump and the presidency

?The disease of presidents is isolation,?? says the legendary Washington Post journalist, who broke the Watergate story that ultimately toppled Richard Nixon.

// Trucker allegedly drove cross country nonstop fueled by drugs

Police have arrested a trucker they say drove nonstop from Seattle to Massachusetts fueled by crystal meth, LSD, and cocaine.

// An Indonesian man disappeared. Then his body was found ? inside a python.

A 25-year-old man who had gone missing from his village on Sunday apparently had been swallowed whole by a python.


// Patriots inquired about Richard Sherman, report says

The Patriots reportedly asked about the Seattle cornerback?s availability before they signed Stephon Gilmore.

// Here are Globe staff predictions for the 2017 MLB season

Peter Abraham, Nick Cafardo, Alex Speier, Chad Finn, Dan Shaughnessy, and Christopher L. Gasper weigh in.

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A pine cone could be a new symbol for an ancient Jewish tradition

Boston?s largest Reform synagogue is proposing an addition to the Passover Seder: a pine cone to represent prisons and criminal justice reform.

TV Critic?s Corner

Here?s what Louis C.K. has been up to lately

Coming up soon: A new Netflix stand-up special and a hosting gig at ?SNL.?

Globe Magazine

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If millennials can?t afford to live in the Boston area, will they simply leave?

Millennials aging out of rental apartments are looking for affordable homes with a yard and room for kids. If they can?t find them here, they?ll look elsewhere.

Laptop computer being watched in the office by a security camera concept for big brother surveillance or internet computer security

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Internet privacy?such as it is?loses another defense

Congress is poised to loosen online privacy rules, but we?ve never had full privacy in our Internet use.

Munch Madness

// It?s the Final Four

We?re nearing the end of the tournament: Only four restaurants remain. Vote now for your favorite.

Opinion & Ideas


// Biggest broken promise in political history? Health care isn?t even close

Most presidents break campaign promises, and some of those breaches have profoundly changed American history.

Trump Today

// Trump Today: Probing the cost of those trips to Mar-a-Lago

The Government Accountability Office will look into the costs after a request by Senator Elizabeth Warren.


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Our weekly digest on buying, selling, and design, with expert advice and insider neighborhood knowledge.

Special reports

Special report | Part 1

Fleeing Syria for Trump?s America

The trip was over for these refugees. They had found a new home in Mass. But uncertainty lay ahead: Tomorrow, Donald Trump would be sworn in.


// 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.


// Mumps outbreaks are raising concerns about vaccine

Large and lengthy outbreaks have been recently reported and, worryingly, often among people who have been vaccinated.