A veil of secrecy fuels doubts on Afghan war


The Trump administration is raising hackles in Congress by cloaking in official secrecy an unusual amount of data about the longest armed conflict in American history.

The firehouse at 746 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain.

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In Boston, some female firefighters allege dismissive treatment ? and much worse

Just 16 of the city?s 1,500 firefighters are women.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/06/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/wiggs_Broad_06.jpg This Cambridge nonprofit is seeking every drug ever developed

A local biomedical institute wants to see if drugs can be used to treat diseases besides those for which they were intended.

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French authorities say a knife-wielding assailant killed one person and injured four in the center of Paris before being killed by police.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi07jpshooting01.jpg Dorchester man arrested in double shooting at Jamaica Plain housing development

Wilvin Guity, 28, is scheduled to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court Monday on two counts of murder for the shooting deaths of Christopher Joyce, 23, and Clayborn Blair, 58.

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After learning in April that the school would close, the senior class took control and planned the graduation ceremony themselves.

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Three non-life-threatening injuries were reported at a large multi-unit apartment building in the West Roxbury fire, which was fueled by a gas leak, officials said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_stpaul1_met-12116.jpg New sexual abuse lawsuit filed against St. Paul?s School

A former student alleges the New Hampshire boarding school failed to protect her from sexual assault and harassment under federal law.

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Gina Haspel?s nomination to be CIA director received a crucial boost Saturday.

Employees taken to hospital after chemical accident at Medway industrial facility

Five employees of a Medway company were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Saturday.

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Yvonne Abraham

For women who have trouble conceiving, Mother?s Day can be the worst

It?s all you want in the world, and it won?t happen. Your inability to do what seems so easy for everyone else on the planet consumes you.

Cooking | Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/03/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/cook0507_turned.jpg Recipes: An easy, elegant feast for Mother?s Day brunch

Surprise her this year with an elegant feast that sounds fancy but is simpler than you?d think to prepare.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tlumacki_mothersdayflowers_metro168.jpg After a rainy Saturday, sun is expected for Mother?s Day

Highs on Sunday are expected to be in the upper 50s in the afternoon as the sun breaks through, according to the National Weather Service.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tlumacki_olderpriests_metro086.jpg Age hasn?t diminished the spirit of these senior priests

A group of priests in their 80s and 90s gathered at Boston?s Regina Cleri to reflect on the decades that they served in the church.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Hats_07.jpg Ahead of royal wedding, women make fascinators in Winthrop

?A hat to me is a really important piece of clothing,? said Sandra Joneck-Schiff.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/12/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Gasper-19351.jpg These Celtics have rewritten the laws of title contention in the NBA

?Next man up? isn?t supposed to work in the NBA postseason. But Boston is making it happen.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/12/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/44fcbf8454624e0b987a7ed075d7de0a-64a7bb9ac2524e288470ed9754310151-0.jpg How the Orioles became the most dysfunctional organization in baseball

There have been reports that GM Dan Duquette has been ?thrown out of the cockpit,? but no one knows who?s flying the plane.

Boston Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez (13) hits a two-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during third-inning baseball game action in Toronto, Saturday, May 12, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP


David Price, Red Sox rebound in Toronto

Price (5? innings) eased concerns over his carpal tunnel syndrome, and Hanley Ramirez blasted a two-run homer in the third inning.


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Players are supposed to be teammates, but are fighting with each other for one of 53 precious roster spots.

Starts & Stops

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/turner040518METRO08RailEngineers57b.jpg State Senate backs study on electrification of T rail system

The chamber?s proposed budget would set the stage for the T to run electric service on two commuter lines.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/11/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AFP_TI2OQ.jpg Missing for 48 hours: Pentagon details Army sergeant?s final moments in Niger

No figure in the ambush in Niger has commanded more attention than US Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/12/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/f4ac767ecd074a7ca520de06432e7f15-361c5874798f4ace8a778ad81b6df500-0.jpg Getting rid of cheerleading is not the solution for the NFL

Taking aim at the women rather than their bosses further punishes the victims.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Love Letters Podcast

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/08/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/17321_LL_Podcast_Episode_8_Tease.png Why can?t we be friends?

It?s easy to say you?ll remain chummy with your ex. It?s much harder to actually do.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Opinion & Ideas

Ideas | Liya Rechtman

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/12/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/rechtman.jpg When the apocalypse is a feature, not a bug

President Trump?s moves in the Middle East hearten an unlikely segment of his political base: Christian evangelicals steeped in apocalyptic theology.


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