Spotlight follow-up

FAA registration system said to pose security risks

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.

Visitors toured the Martin Luther King Memorial in San Francisco.

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Adrian Walker

Where to put an MLK memorial in Boston?

There?s no shortage of contenders.

// Civil rights icon remembered at service in Roxbury

Martin Luther King Jr. was an assistant minister at Twelfth Baptist Church in the 1950s, while he attended BU.

// On King?s holiday, a racial firestorm surrounds Trump

In the same week when he made the area around King?s birthplace a national park, the president denigrated Africa.

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

The president is on the defensive after being accused of making disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations.

// Close friend says Romney definitely running for US Senate

His candidacy is already highlighting the enduring fractures over President Trump in this heavily Mormon state.

// Maine Democrats say GOP is encouraging ?fake news?

Hyperpartisan, anonymous conservative websites have raised tensions ? and some posts may have influenced one election.

// Boston could see 1 inch of snow Monday

Meteorologists say another 5 inches will fall Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Police blocked off the scene after Sunday?s shooting near Codman Square in Dorchester.

Sarah Betancourt for The Boston Globe

Another night, and another fatal shooting in Boston

Sunday?s killing in Dorchester continued a wave of violence that?s hit multiple parts of the city.

// Former leaders of harbor pilots indicted for larceny

Gregg Farmer allegedly used the group?s funds to pay for lavish vacations and outings to strip clubs.

// 14 people displaced by late-night Mattapan blaze

Fire officials estimated the damage at $500,000.

// After years of debate, old South Boston school to be torn down

Proposals had called for condos at the old Gate of Heaven school, but neighbors objected.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

A leader in service? United falls short after the storm

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

AFC Playoffs


// 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.


// Jaguars, not Steelers, will play Patriots for AFC title

Jacksonville stunned the AFC?s No. 2 seed by winning another game on Pittsburgh?s home turf.

Rachel G. Bowers

// A closer look at the Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville will play for the conference title for the first time since 1999.

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What to do in case of a nuclear attack

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

// Immigrants gather at East Boston church to rally for TPS

Hundreds of immigrants from El Salvador found solace and encouragement in the Bible?s ultimate underdog story.

// 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.?

// Queen Elizabeth II goes rogue with a ?conversation?

It?s the first televised interview the 91-year-old British monarch has granted during her 65-year reign.

// ?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?

// Don?t listen to Washington, tourist organizations tell foreigners

Persuading international travelers to visit did not used to be difficult, but things have gotten complicated.

// Aveo CEO says biotech is rising from ashes of ?an absolute catastrophe?

Its kidney cancer drug ? rejected by the FDA in 2013 ? is on the market in Europe, and the Cambridge company is likely to seek US approval in 2019.

// UConn to review conservative speaker appearance

The College Republicans invited Ben Shapiro to speak on campus next week.

// Plymouth woman claims she found ?ashes? inside a trinket at Savers

A woman says she bought an ornament that she later realized might contain someone?s ashes. Now, her daughter is trying to find the rightful owner.

// 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 fiancée.

// The Season Ticket podcast

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

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Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Margery Eagan

// Using marijuana to fight the opioid crisis

The Mass. US attorney should declare it exempt from prosecution.


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Special reports

Abdulkader Hayani put his daughter Ameenah to bed.

The Last Refugee: A three-part series

A series of occasional articles on the Syrian refugee families resettling here, and the local people assisting them.

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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.

Real Estate

Room to Love: Shifting away from neutral colors

Newton couple opts for plum-colored living room and golden-hued dining room. Get more design inspiration at