US strikes Syria over chemical attack

President Trump authorized the strikes against Syria Thursday night, the first direct US strikes against the regime in the country?s civil war.

// What Trump said about the missile strike against Syria

President Donald Trump delivered the following remarks after the United States fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria.

// Elizabeth Warren: ?We should not escalate this conflict without clear goals?

?Expanded military intervention in Syria requires action by Congress,? Warren said of missile strikes launched Thursday.


// A president who attacks Syria is one GOP Trump skeptics can get behind

Senior Republicans who have been Donald Trump antagonists on foreign policy praised the missile attack.

// Syria decries ?aggression? as US launches missiles

Syrian state TV called Thursday night?s attack an ??aggression?? that led to ??losses.??

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// The US hit Assad?s forces. Now what?

Is this the beginning of an ongoing move against the president of Syria, or a one-night demonstration of force?

// Timeline of the Syrian civil war and US response

The US attack on a Syrian air base came after years of heated debate and deliberation in Washington over intervention in the bloody civil war.

// Syria strikes add to list of 21st century US military forays

The Trump administration opened a new military front Thursday when it ordered dozens of cruise missiles against a Syrian air base.

// How sarin gas kills you

Exposure to the potent nerve agent can spur a series of harrowing symptoms that kill you within minutes.

Gorsuch confirmation hearing

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Filibuster broken, Gorsuch vote is set

This procedural maneuver was the culmination of years ? if not decades ? of increased partisanship for the once-collegial body.

Shirley Leung

// It took a village to create the mess at UMass Boston. Where was the board?

It?s too easy to paint this as a failure of one person. As taxpayers, we shouldn?t. It?s a failure of the system.

Summer of '67

// The summer that changed Boston

The nation was splintering, and Boston wasn?t immune. But something was happening here. Boston had long treated its ball club as an afterthought, but then on Opening Day 1967: the first glimmer of an implausible dream.


Stop erecting speed bumps for Marathon handcyclists

People who gave their limbs for this country should not have to beg to take part in the Boston Marathon.

// For some, a daily barrage of hate

Hateful acts are woven into the tapestry of everyday life, a new project finds.

// Want to buy cigarettes in Mass.? You might have to wait until you?re 21

Lawmakers appear increasingly likely to raise the minimum legal age for sale of tobacco to 21 across Massachusetts.


// Tom Brady fed glass to David Blaine, and there?s video to prove it

When Brady jokingly put the glass to his mouth, Gisele promptly said ?stop!? in Portugese. (Thankfully, he listened.)

// Clinton says she?s ?deeply concerned? about alleged Russian meddling

Hillary Clinton described Russia?s alleged involvement in the US election as ?an act of aggression? meant to ?send us into a tailspin.?

Hawks 123, Celtics 116

// Celtics take another step back with loss to Hawks

A team that was considered a challenger to the Cavaliers in the East now looks like easy prey for a lower seed in the first round.

// The last day of Stephen ?Stippo? Rakes?s life was cruel

Willam Camuti allegedly poisoned Rakes, a former South Boston man who was a victim of James ?Whitey? Bulger, because he owed the victim money.

// A former exec wants to reshape Wall Street?s biggest firms. Senators are listening.

Gary Cohn said he would support efforts to separate Wall Street?s investment banking operations from consumer lending. So senators are aiming to do just that.

// There?s a barista battle brewing in Boston

Big-name, big-money coffee roasters are pouring into Boston and that?s made it tough to hire baristas and make a go of the old-fashioned coffee house.

Trump Today

// What?s next in Syria?

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Joan Wickersham

// Health care in the US is an expensive mess. How does Canada do it?

In Canada, ?if you need help, you get it.?


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// Advice on taking real estate photos from a Pulitzer-winning photographer

In America, everyone who has a cellphone thinks they are a professional photographer. They are not.

Special reports

// After a deadly fire, a small town?s trauma remains

When the call went out, none of the Warwick volunteers could have imagined what they?d find.


// 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.


// This Cambridge scientist wants to solve the organ shortage with ?designer pigs?

Luhan Yang is using CRISPR to create ?designer pigs? whose organs can be transplanted into humans.


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