After shutdown defeat, Trump?s prospects for 2020 are cloudy

The shutdown inflicted severe political damage on the president, emboldening Democrats and instilling worry in his advisers about a possible Republican challenger.

Yvonne Abraham

// The shutdown proved he?s the man of the people

Comparing President Trump and his advisers to Marie Antoinette? For shame! Nothing could be further from the truth, despite numerous indications that it?s the truth.

// As Trump shut down government over wall, his company was firing undocumented workers

The sudden firings, which were previously unreported, follow last year?s revelations of undocumented labor at Trump?s club in Bedminster, N.J.

President Donald Trump gestures while speaking about tariffs, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Trump, associates had more than 100 contacts with Russians, WikiLeaks

Donald Trump and at least 17 campaign officials and advisers made the contacts, according to a review.

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.

Wrentham clerk declined to issue charges against driver after fatal motorcycle wreck

A defense attorney cited a toxicology report that said the crash victim had traces of fentanyl and morphine in his blood. Prosecutors are appealing the decision.

Boston 01/26/19 Long shadows are cast on the Frog Pond ice rink in the Boston Common by people taking advantage of a sunny Saturday. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

A dry but cold weekend is expected in Boston

After a dry weekend, stormy weather is in the forecast for Wednesday, followed by bitterly cold temperatures.

// St. Louis police officer is charged in fatal Russian roulette shooting of another officer

Two officers were involved in a game when one fatally shot the other, officials said.

// 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.

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.

// Long-dry Rockport gives OK for lone grocery store to sell booze

Restaurants have been allowed to sell beer and wine since 2006, but store sales have been banned since 1856.

The $960 million MGM Springfield employs about 2,865 and has had more than 2 million visitors since opening in August.

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MGM?s casino hopes to up the ante in Springfield

Foot traffic in downtown Springfield is up and already changing the area for the better, but is time on the city?s side?


// Are Sean McVay and Jared Goff the new Bill Belichick and Tom Brady?

In the Super Bowl it will be the Old Guard vs. the Young Guns. The Icons vs. the Wunderkinds.


/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/25/ Current Patriots remember where they were for last Super Bowl vs. Rams

Can you believe the quarterback who started that game is ready to take the field on precisely the same date 17 years later?

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// Celtics and Warriors in top form for their first meeting of season tonight

After some early struggles, two teams that were popular picks to meet in the NBA Finals are surging.

// With a record acquisition, Mindy Kaling?s ?Late Night? is a Sundance hit

Amazon Studios on Saturday purchased the US distribution rights to Mindy Kaling?s new film for $13 million, a record for the festival.

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

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?

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

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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.?

// 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.

Dinner with Cupid

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

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

200 pounds of marijuana seized at Springfield strip club party, police say

Two vendors at the party face drug charges, according to police.

Special reports

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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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