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Aircraft registration system said to pose security risks

Asnaldo González of Venezuela showed the graves of his daughters and grand-daughters, who died a decade ago when a charter plane carrying cocaine crashed into their home.

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Critics say the United States is becoming a haven for foreign nationals who want to keep their plane ownership secret, including drug dealers and potentially terrorists.

// Trump says that immigration program is ?probably dead?

Hopes for an immigration deal faded as lawmakers traded barbs and President Trump declared the Dreamer program ?probably dead.?

// Romney reportedly tells close friend: ?I?m running?

If Mitt Romney?s Senate candidacy is inevitable, how exactly he would run and serve is less clear.

// ?I?m the least racist person you will ever interview,? Trump says

President Trump told reporters on Sunday night that he was ?the least racist person you will ever interview? after he was asked about remarks he reportedly made.

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In Maine, is GOP linked to flurry of anonymous attacks?

Hyperpartisan, anonymous conservative websites have alarmed state Democrats and media observers ? and some posts may already have influenced one election.

// Two-alarm fire breaks out in Mattapan

Boston firefighters were on scene on Evelyn Street after a two-alarm fire broke out late Sunday.

// Former Gate of Heaven School in South Boston to be demolished

After more than five years of debate in the neighborhood, the parish and archdiocese have decided to use the space for parking.

Pedestrials dodged puddles in Copley Square last week.

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Boston could see 1 inch of snow Monday, another 5 inches by Wednesday

The city is expected to get about an inch of snow on Monday, and then another 5 inches Tuesday night into Wednesday, meteorologists say.

//[1].jpg Fatal shooting Sunday night in Dorchester caps several days of gun violence

The double shooting in Back Bay Saturday night that left one man dead was part of a wave of violence in Boston that stretched into Sunday.

Adrian Walker

// Where to put an MLK memorial in Boston?

There?s no shortage of contenders.

Bill Belichick and Tom Coughlin got reacquainted during a joint practice between the Patriots and Jaguars in August.

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Tom Coughlin is the Patriots? boogeyman

He?s beaten Bill Belichick twice in the Super Bowl, and now he?s built Jacksonville into a contender for the AFC Championship.

Rachel G. Bowers

// A closer look at the Patriots? AFC Championship game opponent

Jacksonville upset Pittsburgh to advance to the AFC title game, which is set for 3:05 p.m. Sunday.


// Patriots once again take trip down easy street

Even by the low standards of recent divisional-round playoff competition, the Titans were bad.

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 14: Tommy Bohanon #40 of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates with Ben Koyack #83 and Brandon Linder #65 after a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field on January 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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Jaguars advance to AFC title game to face Patriots

Jacksonville surprised the Steelers in Pittsburgh and earned a visit to Gillette Stadium next Sunday afternoon.


// Vikings stun Saints and punch ticket to NFC championship game

Case Keenum hit Stefon Diggs with a 61-yard touchdown pass on the final play of the game to give Minnesota the unlikely win over the New Orleans Saints.

// Is Barbara Lynch?s crown jewel in peril?

Investors are grousing about Menton?s inability to make a profit. Lynch, the renowned chef, says they know what they signed up for.

// Comedian Aziz Ansari responds to sexual misconduct allegations

Ansari said Sunday that he apologized last year when a woman told him about her discomfort during a sexual encounter in his apartment.

TV Critic?s Corner

// Letterman launches Netflix show with a disappointing Obama interview

David Letterman covers too much familiar turf with the former president on the debut of ?My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.?

// ?Trump saying something racist isn?t exactly news anymore,? ?SNL? laments

It?s the job of ??Saturday Night Live?? to parody the happenings of the previous week. Was that even possible Saturday night?

Opponents of Trump immigration policy stage small rally on Boston Common

Activists marched across Boston Common in opposition to the Trump administration?s plan to end Temporary Protected Status for Salvadoran immigrants.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

A leader in service? United falls short after the storm

It was the day after the bomb cyclone storm, and like thousands of others who?d had their travel plans upended, Linda Coyne spent all morning on the phone arguing with an airline.

// What to do in case of a nuclear attack

Here are steps you can take in the event of a nuclear strike.

// UK party suspends leader?s girlfriend over Meghan Markle remarks

The UK Independence Party has suspended the membership of the girlfriend of the party?s leader after she reportedly made racist remarks about Prince Harry?s fiancee.

// Hingham man sues town over speed limits

Nicholas Belezos is suing the town after his insurer dropped him following a speeding ticket he received in town.

// Eliza Dushku says she was sexually assaulted while filming when she was 12

The Watertown actress said a stunt coordinator molested her in a hotel room while filming ?True Lies.?

// The Season Ticket podcast

Chris Gasper welcomes Bob Socci, the voice of the New England Patriots.

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Opinion & Ideas


// If there?s a problem with the presidency, don?t blame the Founders

The remedy for a flailing presidency is a better president.


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// Grassroots group tries to get new kind of doctor in the House (and Senate)

The group is putting its support behind candidates with the same qualifications: all women, all Democrats, and all doctors.

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Room to Love: Shifting away from neutral colors

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