Mass. high court upholds Michelle Carter ruling

Michelle Carter arrived at Taunton District Court for her sentencing in 2017.

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Michelle Carter acted with criminal intent when she cajoled Conrad Roy III into killing himself, so her involuntary manslaughter conviction will stand, the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court ruled.

MIT President L. Rafael Reif listen to a panel discussion at the school in 2017.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/File/2017

MIT won?t sever ties to Saudi Arabia

MIT?s president, L. Rafael Reif, denounced the behavior of the Saudi regime for violating human rights but rejected calls to unilaterally pull out of engagements in the Middle Eastern country.


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

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 delivered the State of the Union on Tuesday night at the Capitol.

Ground Game

// 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.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring conducted a round table discussion in December at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Roanoke.

Virginia AG says he wore blackface at college party

Another top Virginia Democrat, Attorney General Mark Herring, has admitted to wearing blackface decades ago to look like a black rapper during a party as an undergraduate.

// Man freed after nearly 38 years in prison gets $1 million from state

Frederick Clay sued the state under a law that provides compensation up to $1 million to people who were incarcerated as a result of a wrongful felony conviction.

Falmouth Fire Department

Firefighters rescue boy from tree in East Falmouth

Falmouth firefighters rescued a child Tuesday who was stuck in a tree 45-feet in the air, an official said.

Greg Schiano.

Mel Evans/AP/File 2017

Patriots will name Greg Schiano their new defensive coordinator

Schiano replaces Brian Flores, who left New England to be the Dolphins head coach.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 3, 2019 US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence during the swearing-in re-enactments for recently elected senators in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. - White House candidate Elizabeth Warren listed her race as American Indian on her Texas bar registration card over 30 years ago, The Washington Post reported on February 6, 2019. The revelation is likely to keep alive a controversy over Warren's claim to Native American ancestry that has dogged the Massachusetts senator's presidential bid.The Post said the April 1986 card admitting Warren to the Texas bar is the first written document discovered on which she explicitly listed her race as American Indian. (Photo by Alex Edelman / AFP)ALEX EDELMAN/AFP/Getty Images


With latest revelation, Elizabeth Warren can?t beat Donald Trump

Her mishandling of her claims about American Indian heritage is now part of her political DNA. Apologies won?t change that.

Robert Crotty has for months sought a $3,535 refund after he bought a used truck that almost immediately died.

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A used truck turns out to be real trouble

Eighteen-year-old Robert Crotty Jr. drove away from the used car lot in his new pickup filled with pride and excitement. Three blocks away, the 2002 Dodge Dakota died.


// When a car becomes a companion, how do you know when it?s time to let it go?

It took a bullet (literally), ferried her baby home from the hospital, and served as a longtime partner. But like the rest of us, the car was aging, Rebecca Pacheco writes.

MBTA buses now have stickers on them honoring civil rights activist Rosa Parks. But the bus system disproportionately fails low-income people ? largely people of color and immigrants ? whose livelihoods depend on it.

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If Rosa Parks rode a bus in Boston today, she?d see nearly the same segregation

There are no signs enforcing segregated seating on buses anymore, but structural barriers and institutional neglect ensure that de facto segregation, by race and by income, endures.

// Have you seen this stuffed goat? Owners of plush toy seen in Patriots parade hoping to get it back

The mascot, dubbed ?Brady,? was passed around from duck boat to duck boat and cuddled by players during the celebration on Tuesday. Eventually, it disappeared.

// 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.

// Some of the best mic?d 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.

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.

// A Celtics division rival just got stronger; 76ers acquire Tobias Harris

Philadelphia, which sits just one game behind the Celtics, landed the forward as the centerpiece of a six-player, four-draft pick trade with the Clippers.


Special reports

Special Report

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.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Love Letters

Season Two: How do you meet someone?

Dating in 2019 is?complicated. Frustrating. Sometimes completely exhilarating. In Season 2 of the podcast, Meredith Goldstein goes deep on one of her most-asked questions.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


The Big Picture

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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.