Politicians are slow to act on guns, even as pressure builds

President Trump met with bipartisan members of Congress to discuss guns and school safety in the Cabinet Room at the White House on Wednesday.


Even President Trump, who is weak on policy specifics but can certainly read a poll, said Wednesday he wants action on guns. But will Washington respond?

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Is Amazon?s Boston expansion a sign of something bigger to come?

The company says its plans to bring thousands of new jobs to the Seaport have nothing to do with the HQ2 hunt. That isn?t stopping the speculation.

Special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly has been investigating a period of time last summer when President Trump seemed determined to drive Attorney General Jeff Sessions from his job.

Mueller investigation examining Trump?s apparent efforts to oust Sessions in July

The special counsel is reportedly investigating whether President Trump?s efforts were part of a monthslong pattern of attempted obstruction of justice.

A Dick's Sporting Goods store is seen in Arlington Heights, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Dick's Sporting Goods announced Wednesday that it will immediately end sales of assault-style rifles and high capacity magazines at all of its stores and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21. Dick's had cut off sales of assault-style weapons at Dick's stores following the Sandy Hook school shooting. But Dick's owns dozens of its Field & Stream stores, where there has been no such ban in place. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Nestor Ramos

In eyeing what could have been, Dick?s breaks the gun control dam

It wasn?t their gun this time. But it could have been. For any responsible gun dealer, those words are chilling.

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After Dick?s Sporting Goods, and later Walmart, said they would curb some gun sales, the director of the Mass. affiliate of the NRA said the decision was ?cowardly and divisive.?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/01/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/comment-58772eb4-1cb0-11e8-9de1-147dd2df3829.jpg After White House meetings, Jared Kushner?s business received loans

Jared Kushner met with business executives in the White House, and later his company received loans from those executives? firms, raising questions of conflict of interest.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/28/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/hicks-4thld-writethru-55a8b774-1bbc-11e8-ae5a-16e60e4605f3.jpg Hope Hicks to step down as White House communications director

Hicks?s departure comes as a surprise to most in the White House ? and casts a pall over the West Wing at a tumultuous time.

ground game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/15/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/0e8158ce8e494da487f48d0c7713bf0b-26334c6db7b8486ba0f133a1f070b993-0.jpg Democrats keep winning special elections. A ?Blue Wave? may be coming this fall

On Tuesday night, Democrats won elections for state lawmaker seats in New Hampshire and Connecticut that were previously held by Republicans.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/28/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/9923e20a93b34aad9b82b9447b5c35c0-9923e20a93b34aad9b82b9447b5c35c0-0.jpg At church in Pennsylvania, worshippers attend ceremony with AR-15 rifles

Worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles drank holy wine and exchanged or renewed wedding vows in a ceremony at a Pennsylvania church Wednesday, prompting a nearby school to cancel classes.

A plaque honoring Tom Yawkey at Fenway Park was seen on Yawkey Way.


adrian walker

Finally, movement on renaming Yawkey Way

The record of the Yawkey-era Red Sox on race relations stands as an embarrassment to Boston. And even after integrating, the team was plagued by claims of unequal treatment of black and white players.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/664123786[1].jpg Red Sox ask Boston to change name of Yawkey Way back to Jersey Street

The Red Sox say the move is intended to send a message of inclusion.

Waves struck Lynn?s King?s Beach last year during a nor?easter. The storm later this week is expected to bring coastal flooding.

Dave Epstein

What to know about the major nor?easter heading toward Mass.

This storm won?t bring snow along the coastline, but there are other hazards to watch out for.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Tlumacki_blizzard_metro401.jpg Coastal flooding is a major worry with upcoming storm

A major storm moves into New England starting Thursday night and continuing into Saturday.

Boston, MA - 2/28/2018 - (2nd quarter) Boston Celtics center Greg Monroe (55) was pumped after his and one during the second quarter. The Boston Celtics host the Charlotte Hornets at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Adam Himmelsbach, Topic: 01 Celtics-Hornets, LOID: 8.4.1096457932.

celtics 134, hornets 106

Kyrie Irving leads Celtics? romp over Hornets

Seven players scored in double figures for Boston, topped by Irving?s 34.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_stpaul1_met-12116.jpg Former teacher at St. Paul?s is arrested after alleged relationship with student

A state investigation into sexual assaults against students at St. Paul?s School has resulted in charges against a former instructor.

8-17-2008 Boston, Mass 400 VIP guests attended the Hot Stove, Cool Music Rocks Red Sox Nation held at the Bank of America Pavilion. L to R. are Sports talk show host Michael Holley auctioning off a 2008 Red Sox Autograph Jersey.

Chad Finn

Michael Holley leaves WEEI for full-time work at NBC Sports Boston

Meanwhile, Kayce Smith is leaving NBC Sports Boston for Barstool Sports.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/28/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/patspic-3455.jpg The twilight of the Patriots? dynasty has finally arrived

For almost two decades, the Patriots have torched opponents and fired up New England?s sports fans. Now the clock is ticking down.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/01/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/919699696.jpg Robert Kraft?s on-again, off-again girlfriend had a baby ? and it may or may not be his

The Patriots are not commenting on a report that team owner Robert Kraft is a father again at the age of 76.

Trump Winery is located outside of Charlottesville, Va.


Republicans are not just attached to Trump ? they?re his customers, too

From his winery in Virginia to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, Republicans are seeking out ways to patronize Trump properties.

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Deane Stryker thrived as a volunteer in a program serving elementary school students who have endured trauma.

Hatchling anoles lizards explore a tank in a Harvard lab where researchers are studying what role environment plays in speciation, or the process by which new species arise.

Harvard University has an underground lizard colony

For the past two years, more than 1,000 anole lizards from five Caribbean islands have populated rows of tall, narrow, and extremely humid tanks.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/28/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/vennochi-4475.jpg #MeToo catches up with Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky

The hands on the levers of power have switched enough to give Lewinsky a platform and path from notoriety to respect.

Love Letters

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/24/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/Meredith_Goldstein_NewLogo.jpg She?s moving in, but what she really wants is marriage

Her divorced boyfriend never wants to get hitched again, but she hopes living together will change that.

Modeling?s glamour hides web of abuse

The fashion industry is built on glamour and allure, but many models, especially the very young, know it for something else: sexual exploitation and abuse.

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Like Brookline, this nation as a whole is reckoning with its history of white supremacy and racial subjugation.


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Neuroscientist Yasmin Hurd thinks cannabidiol has potential in treating addiction.


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