Trump signs legislation that temporarily reopens federal government

A 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government is over ? for now. President Trump on Friday night signed a bill that would reopen affected agencies for three weeks as talks continue over border security.

// Federal workers are relieved ? and wary

For those with little or no income, the prospect of returning to work and receiving back pay felt like a burden lifted.

National Guardsman Jacob Tucker and disaster-response team member Walt Maize checked the well-being of resident Stewart Abramson.

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Newport, R.I., suffers through days-long natural gas outage

In an eerie reprise of the Lawrence disaster, another community has been held hostage to a prolonged breakdown in the natural gas system.

// Julian Edelman, Sean McVay renew rivalry

The Patriots star receiver and the Rams coach squared off in college when they played at rival Ohio schools.


// You can gamble on whether Mark Wahlberg leaves the Super Bowl early

The actor famously left Super Bowl 51 before the Patriots? historic comeback.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 25: (AFP OUT) US President Donald Trump makes a statement announcing that a deal has been reached to reopen the government through Feb. 15 during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House January 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House announced they've reached a deal with Congress to end the shutdown and open the federal government for three weeks to give time to work out a larger immigration and border security deal. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

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Michael A. Cohen: Shutdown ends, but insult to workers remains

President Trump made a deal to end the shutdown, but plutocrats have made it clear forever what they think of the American worker.


// Hope for Venezuela

President Trump?s recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela?s legitimate president was a rare foreign policy move in the right direction by an administration that has been marred by one blunder after another.

Steve Bannon in the documentary American Dharma.

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Alex Beam

Errol Morris?s ?American Dharma? dances with the devil that is Steve Bannon

Morris?s documentary on Steve Bannon is being widely shunned because of its subject. But shouldn?t we want to know more about Steve Bannon, not less?

Christopher Muther

// Puppy love in the Caribbean

Tourists are lining up in Turks and Caicos for an opportunity to take adorable stray puppies to the beach. It?s become so popular some are calling the Turks ?Puppy Island.?

Cambridge 06/0514- Fog shrouds the Boston skyline as the State House dome stands out amidst the buildings on Beacon Hill as seen from Cambridge. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (metro)

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Business group pushes for broadened tax break on Beacon Hill

Over two decades ago, the state?s largest employer group successfully pushed Massachusetts lawmakers to adopt a tax break for manufacturers. Now, they?re back for more.

Jessicah Pierre (standing), founder of Queens Co., worked out details of the sold-out Queens Dinner scheduled for Saturday night at District Hall in the Seaport.

Black women get a seat at the table with growing Queens Dinner

Held every few months, The Queens Dinner is meant to be a place to cast off the armor one needs to survive in a world that so often dismisses and stereotypes black women.

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// Blind date: ?I walked downstairs and recognized him?

Will a shared hometown be a plus or minus for these daters?

Get ready: The T?s next fare hike is probably on its way

Odds are, you?ll soon be paying more to ride the MBTA.

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Officials are scheduled to discuss fare proposals at a Monday meeting of the T governing board.

$60m settlement proposed in sex abuse lawsuit against Jesuits

Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian sued in federal court in Connecticut on behalf of 133 Haitian boys who said they were molested at a school there.

Roger Stone spoke to the media Friday after appearing in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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Roger Stone?s indictment is strongest sign of ties between WikiLeaks, Trump

The longtime confidant of President Trump was arraigned Friday on seven counts, including obstruction, making false statements, and witness tampering.

// He may have a Nixon tattoo, but don?t call Stone a campaign aide

The stewards of the former president?s legacy want to set the record straight on the Trump confidant arrested Friday.

Driver allegedly travels ?significant distance? on Pike with man on hood

Two drivers were charged in what began as an apparent road-rage incident in Weston.

Dave Epstein

// Next week set to bring arctic air

The temperature doesn?t look like it will be as low as what we saw at the beginning of this week, but it will still be one of the colder readings of the winter.

Community activist Lew Finfer addressed a crowd of more than 100 who gathered on Friday at the State House to commemorate the protest 50 years ago that halted the Inner Belt highway project.

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50 years after Inner Belt protest, activists gather again

Protests surrounding the highway ? which would have sliced Greater Boston in two ? were the main reason it was not built.

// Beacon Hill Pub reopens after 4-month closure

The bar got a number of upgrades during the shutdown, according to a member of the ownership group.

// Transgender woman announces run for Susan Collins?s seat

Danielle VanHelsing says she is running as an independent candidate against the incumbent US senator.

A sneak peek of This Week in Weed

In Massachusetts, there have been a number of developments in the world of weed. We sum them up for you.


// An injured owl recovers, and a purse thief is foiled

A purse snatcher is caught in the act, an owl is rescued, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

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The best Globe staff photos of 2018

Our photographers share the stories behind what went into making the year?s best photos, as selected by the editors of the Globe Magazine and photo department.


// Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.

The story of a profoundly troubled young man and the ugly underside of America?s most popular sport.


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