Trump signs bill to end longest shutdown in US history

President Trump on Friday night signed a bill that would reopen affected agencies, but the three-week deal provided no funding for a border wall, and talks over security will continue.

President Donald Trump walks through the Colonnade from the Oval Office of the White House as he arrives to announce a deal to temporarily reopen the government, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)


Trump shutdown gambit was a folly, and he learned that Pelosi wasn?t bluffing

President Trump will emerge from the longest government shutdown in US history politically weakened, his reputation questioned, and his signature campaign promise still glaringly unfulfilled.

// 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.

Foxborough, MA 12/23/18- Patriots quartterback Brian Hoyer throws the ball in the fourth quarter. The New England Patriots play against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018.(Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)

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Patriots notebook

When it comes to mimicking the opposition, Brian Hoyer is Patriots? No. 1 QB

Hoyer played the role of Patrick Mahomes last week, and he?ll be Jared Goff this week.

The Patriots? Rex Burkhead plows his way into the end zone to decide the AFC Championship in overtime.


After Patriots? AFC Championship win, NFL may reconsider overtime rules

The Chiefs never got the ball in OT because the Patriots won the coin toss and scored a touchdown on their first possession.

// 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.

Mr. Cakestein (a.k.a. Blitzen) relaxes on a grass lawn in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.

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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.?

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)

Michael A. Cohen

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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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?

Dinner with Cupid

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

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

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

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

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

// $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.

Ground Game

// Warren?s wealth tax proposal could alter how Democrats talk about economic inequality

Democrats have campaigned for decades on the need to address income inequality, but a new proposal from the senator could change the terms of the debate.

Apparent road rage incident on the Pike ends with a man riding on the hood of a car

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

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

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

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.

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// 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.

// Arctic cold spreads across Midwest, in a replay of polar vortex

The temperature plummeted in middle America, with the worst yet to come. Windchills as cold as 45 below are possible next week in Chicago.

// 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.

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.

// 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.

Special reports

The Big Picture

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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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