Everyone wants to kill generic drug loophole ? except drug makers and some GOP leaders

The pharmaceutical industry is successfully fighting back efforts to end a loophole that costs taxpayers and consumers billions of dollars a year.

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President Trump is expected to visit the state he once referred to as a ?drug-infested den? on Monday.

Michael Heffernan.

State revenue chief hired friends, associates

Michael Heffernan has filled the revenue agency with Wellesley residents, business associates, and fellow golfers.

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Fact-checking Trump?s error-filled tweetstorm about the Mueller probe

President Trump made a number of inaccurate or misleading statements about the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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A man ran back into the building when he realized his two small children ? a son and daughter ? were still inside, a family member said.

Officials worked near the site of Sunday?s explosion in Austin, Texas.

Austin police say they are dealing with a serial bomber

Fear escalated across Austin after the fourth bombing this month ? this time, triggered by a tripwire.

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A Woonsocket, R.I., man was hospitalized after crashing his tractor-trailer in a fiery accident on Interstate 84 in Sturbridge Monday morning.

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For many, the prospects of being able to buy a home in the Boston area are slim.

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Easing the sting of your first home purchase in Mass.

A new MassHousing program would cover the down payment on a property ? up to 3 percent ? for some first-time home buyers.

A man cleared snow off his roof in Sudbury last week.

Wednesday?s storm is looking more and more likely to strike

It?s looking increasingly likely that the weary region will get hit mid-week by yet another snowstorm.

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When could the storm arrive? How much snow is Massachusetts expected to get? Here?s a look at what forecasters know about the possible storm.

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Forecasters have struggled to predict the path of a coming storm largely because it?s unclear how strong a high pressure system over Ontario will be.


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The song, called ?Found/Tonight,? includes music from ?Hamilton? and ?Dear Evan Hansen.?

Tracey Rannals Bryan and her 11-year-old son Jack got the VIP treatment from the Brookline Police Department. After Jack underwent heart surgery at Boston Children's Hospital, he got to go on a special tour of the police station.

Tracey Rannals Bryan

Boy awaiting heart surgery gets a special ride

A Brookline police detective met an 11-year-old boy who was about to undergo heart surgery ? and then something special happened.

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As the #MeToo movement and public outcry about the treatment of women spreads, corporate America is slowly responding.

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A coalition of lawyers and advocates have created a guide and legal documents to help immigrant families if mom or dad is detained or deported.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/19/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/careysanders1.jpg Jim Carrey criticized for portrait believed to be Sarah Huckabee Sanders

The actor and comedian tweeted the painting with the caption: ??This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked.?

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?People would stop at the end on their first trip or two and ask, ?Is it really OK if I just leave???? said Gianna Puerini, vice president of Amazon Go.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Mark Zuckerberg?s fortune falls $3.8b over Facebook data exploitation

The Facebook CEO?s fortune dropped $3.8 billion Monday as investors weighed reports that a political firm retained information on millions of Facebook users without consent.

Munch Madness 2018: The top restaurants in Boston

A la March Madness, local restaurants are pitted against each other. Vote now to make sure your favorite place wins.

Debuting Love Letters: The Podcast

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In Season One, Meredith Goldstein explores this question through intimate stories of love and heartbreak and confessions from her own life.

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Malls are dying, but you know who?s building stores in America? Dollar Tree and Dollar General.

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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Ramesh ?Sunny? Balwani is a virtual ghost ? despite spending nearly seven years in the No. 2 position at the blood-testing startup.

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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.

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2018 Paralympic Winter Games

Scenes from the Paralympics taking place March 9-18 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 670 athletes with disabilities from around the world compete in 80 events in six different sports.


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