Trump delivers State of the Union under twin clouds of shutdown, oversight

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 05: Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence applaud President Donald Trump at the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol Building on February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump's second State of the Union address was postponed one week due to the partial government shutdown. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

On Tuesday night, Trump asked for Democrats and Republicans to ?break decades of political stalemate? and work together.

// Fact-checking President Trump?s claims in his State of Union address

The president is delivering the State of the Union on Tuesday night at the Capitol.

// Nine weird things that happened at the State of the Union

Even before Tuesday night?s State of the Union address, things around Washington, D.C., were already pretty weird.

Democratic members of Congress, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat from New York, posed for a photo before the State of the Union.

Democratic women wore white to the Capitol to honor suffragettes

They paid tribute to the women who came before them and gave a nod to their own achievement.

// Charlie Baker will urge Washington to act on climate change

Governor Charlie Baker is set on Wednesday to call for the federal government to take significant action to respond to the threat of climate change, marking a sharp contrast with his party.

// Long delays in State Police crash probes are strikingly routine

Extended delays in crash investigations over the past five years are strikingly routine, a Globe review of State Police records has found.

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke to reporters last month.

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Elizabeth Warren faces new questions about heritage amid apology effort

The lingering questions about her claims are an unwelcome distraction for Warren campaign days before she is expected to make her candidacy for president official.

// Amy Klobuchar to make 2020 announcement on Sunday

The senator from Minnesota signaled on Tuesday she could become the next Democrat to enter the presidential contest, teasing a major announcement on Sunday in Minneapolis.

Among his many roles in the newsroom, Mr. Driscoll (at left in 1971) served as assistant to legendary Globe editor Thomas Winship.

John S. Driscoll, longtime editor who led the Globe for seven years, dies at 84

John S. Driscoll, 84, of Rye, N.H., who died Tuesday, was a longtime editor who led The Boston Globe for seven years.

An estimated 1.5 million jubilant fans show Patriots pride at parade

Players and their families rode duck boats, waved to revelers, and basked in the glow of the franchise?s sixth title.

// These photos show just how massive the 2019 Patriots parade crowd was

One of the biggest crowds ever flocked to Boston Tuesday to celebrate the New England Patriots winning Super Bowl 53.

// Julian Edelman spikes ceremonial puck drop before Bruins game

The Patriots wide receiver did his best imitation of teammate Rob Gronkowski.

// Some of the best miked up moments from Super Bowl 53

From grandpa Bill Belichick to a Sean McVay pep talk, there were quite a few quotable moments in Atlanta.

// Tom Brady partied hard after the Super Bowl

Brady acknowledged he took a short break from his strict diet after the Patriots defeated the Rams in Atlanta.

// Winter weather returns after balmy stretch

Temperatures plummeted overnight and much of New England will wake up Wednesday to a seasonal chill.

Border Patrol agent Vincent Pirro looks on near a border wall that separates the cities of Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in San Diego. President Donald Trump is expected to speak about funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border during his State of the Union address Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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A national emergency for a wall? No way

This comes down to a question of separation of powers, not immigration policy.


/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/05/ The government shutdown was supposed to hurt the economy. It didn?t.

Far from suffering a grievous blow because of the 35-day standoff, the US economy surged.

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// Bruins get past Islanders

Patrice Bergeron scored twice in his 1,000th game as a Bruin.

// Boston fire thanks Mayor Walsh for stopping for car fire on I-93

As if playing host to 1.5 million jubilant Patriots fans wasn?t enough, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh apparently stopped on the highway to help a driver whose car was on fire.

Alltown Fresh?s parent company is one of several trying to introduce a new type of retail experience to a grocery sector already undergoing massive changes.

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At this gas station, you can fill up with a pint of quinoa

In Plymouth, Alltown Fresh serves up a novel concept: roadside convenience and healthy foods.

A bipartisan bill in New Hampshire?s Legislature would legalize, tax, and regulate pot sales.

New Hampshire?s opioid crisis looms over marijuana legalization debate

Over four hours, dozens implored New Hampshire lawmakers to either join, or stand apart from, the state?s neighbors on all sides that have legalized pot.

A cutting of marijuana to make a clone is prepared at a facility in Fotmer SA, an enterprise that produces cannabis for medical use, in Montevideo, Uruguay, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. The first crop of prized flowers will be harvested for their cannabis oil in March. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

Marijuana smoking may be linked with having higher sperm concentrations

Turns out marijuana could actually have significant benefits for the reproductive health of men.


Special reports

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They were the top of their class at Boston public schools. Then life happened

Read a multi-part investigation into how and why the lives of promising Boston valedictorians didn?t quite turn out the way they expected.

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The Big Picture

Highlights from the Patriots Super Bowl parade

Patriots fans filled the streets to celebrate New England?s sixth Super Bowl win.


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