90th Academy Awards

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Guillermo del Toro and the cast and crew of ?The Shape of Water? accepted the best picture Oscar.

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Frances McDormand gave an impassioned speech after winning best actress honors.

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Gary Oldman looked at the statue he won for best actor.

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Nicole Kidman presented Jordan Peele with the award for best original screenplay.

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Mary J. Blige performed ?Mighty River? from ?Mudbound.?

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Jimmy Kimmel cracked jokes during the opening monologue.

Sam Rockwell accepted the best supporting actor award for ?Three Billboards.?

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Basketball legend Kobe Bryant captured the Oscar for best animated short film.

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?Shape of Water,? Oldman, McDormand among big winners at Oscars

The 90th Academy Awards confronted the post-Harvey Weinstein era in a ceremony punctuated by political moments and historic wins.

Academy Awards

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The Academy Awards were handed out to an audience of Hollywood royalty and up-and-coming filmmakers in a ceremony that balanced gowns with gravity.

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The Boston native dedicated the Oscar to her late brother.

Academy Awards

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The Oscars host didn?t appear to be trying to give a big home-run performance; his goal was to serve as our dependable guide through rough waters.

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Hicks, portrayed by Cecily Strong, explained why she was stepping down as White House communications director.

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??Saturday Night Live?? used President Trump to bridge the gap between the tragic and the ridiculous.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/levine_xref_teze.jpg Inside the ?cult? that catapulted conductor James Levine?s career

At the beginning of the maestro?s 50-year career, Levine ran what some young musicians considered a cult, allegedly making members take loyalty tests and engage in group sex.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/02/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi23sidewalks03.jpg In sidewalk analysis, city finds inequality

Residents in the city?s poorest neighborhoods are much more likely to contend with buckled asphalt, cracking concrete, and tree roots smashing through their sidewalks.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/19vigil1a-1345311.jpg Gina Scalcione, East Boston activist who fought church?s closing, dies at 77

Scalcione for years was part of a vigil that hoped to keep Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church from being shuttered.

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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.

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Ryan Walsh has turned his fan obsession into a book that places the creation story of Morrison?s legendary album against the backdrop of the city?s flourishing counterculture.

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In the community-sourced housing likeness of Couchsurfing and Airbnb, Wanderful?s program offers rooms and full units for women travelers provided by women hosts.

Trump plan to allow oil drilling off New England unites foes in opposition

02offshore -- Protesters gathered at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston to denounce a plan by the Trump Administration to drill for oil and gas in the waters off New England. (David Abel/Globe Staff)

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It takes a lot, something broadly and viscerally opposed, to unite the traditional foes.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/BEDFORD_20180303_STROM_013.jpg ?The storms we?re seeing now, people thought this was decades in the future?

Coastal Massachusetts has seen two hundred-year storms in recent weeks. Yet Boston is only starting to talk about how to protect itself from rising water.

Gloucester, MA 3/4/2018: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (right) came to Gloucester today to inspect some of the areas that were affected by the weekend storm. He is pictured getting soaked by a wave while walking on a sea wall at Stage Fort Park with State Senator Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) (to his right). Salem News reporter Mary Markos (left) is getting hit by the same wave while shooting video, and she is about to fall into the water herself (next photo). (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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Storm recovery continues two days after nor?easter

Thousands of people remained without power Sunday after a powerful storm struck the Massachusetts coast Friday.

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Several former students and colleagues accused Jorge Domínguez of sexual misconduct in a recent article.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/stormSlider6.jpg Delays expected on commuter rails Monday as cleanup from storm continues

Commute times may grow by 15 to 20 minutes on the Greenbush, Rockport/Newburyport, and Kingston/Plymouth lines, officials said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_05protest-2_metro.jpg Group protests development amid climate change

About 30 people gathered Sunday outside the Aquarium MBTA stop, which was flooded by Friday?s storm.

West Brookfield, MA - 3/4/2018 - Members of the clergy enter the First Congregational Church for a memorial service for a mother and three children found murdered in their home on Thursday in West Brookfield, MA, Mar. 4, 2018. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

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West Brookfield residents look for answers, solace in the anguish of four slayings

Sara Bermudez, 38, and her children, 8-year-old Madison, 6-year-old James, and 2-year-old Michael were found dead in their home Thursday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/0813c3671aa44976b91589afb0361544-0813c3671aa44976b91589afb0361544-2841.jpg In a jokey speech to GOP donors, Trump praises China?s Xi for ditching term limits

Experts around the world say term limits are an essential hallmark of a functional democracy. On Saturday, President Trump hinted that he may have other ideas.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/5332a883-1be3-43b8-98ea-b1689da4ec0d.jpg Did Melania Trump merit an ?Einstein visa?? Probably, immigration lawyers say

It is known as the ?Einstein visa.? Nuclear scientists, Nobel laureates and doctors get it. But so do acrobats, stunt men, event planners ? and plenty of models.

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Unions representing West Virginia teachers and service personnel say they will stay out on strike after the state Senate voted to cut the 5 percent pay raise they had negotiated.

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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