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Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren sell differing messages in each other’s backyards

Do Democrats want a candidate who promises to put the nation back on track? Or a change agent who pushes radical reforms?

US Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders will face the same “win or die” proposition in New Hampshire.

Ground Game

Sanders must win N.H. primary. Warren stands in his way

US Senator Bernie Sanders enters the 2020 presidential race with political advantages that his rivals could only dream of having. But he also has one major obstacle.

adrian walker

// Four years later, can Bernie Sanders catch fire again?

Most of the Democratic field supports some version of the proposals he espoused in 2016. So how will Bernie Sanders stand out in this election cycle?

Weld bashes Trump on ‘Morning Joe’ as he considers GOP primary challenge

The former Massachusetts governor was deeply critical of the president Tuesday in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Third child in Massachusetts dies from flu this season

A girl from Middlesex County has died from the flu, the third such pediatric death in Massachusetts this season, state authorities confirmed Tuesday.

// 3 cases of norovirus are confirmed at Boston College

College officials said the three students who had confirmed cases of norovirus were treated by University Health Services and released last week.

Tenants, landlords, and attorneys wait to hear their cases called in Courtroom 10 in Eastern Housing Court.

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Globe Magazine

As rents soar in Boston, low-income tenants try to stave off eviction

With an estimated 43 evictions a day in Massachusetts, should the state guarantee legal help to renters who can’t afford an attorney?

Southern Vermont College could lose accreditation

Regional accreditors may place Southern Vermont College on academic probation or withdraw its accreditation this month over concerns about its finances, officials announced this week.

// Commenting on Mass. case, Justice Clarence Thomas calls for reconsideration of landmark libel ruling

Thomas commented as the Supreme Court declined to take up a Massachusetts lawsuit involving Bill Cosby.

// Salem marijuana store temporarily ‘out of flower,’ citing technical glitch

It’s not clear whether the “glitch” is affecting others, but several other recreational stores are reportedly operating business as usual Tuesday.

// Maine man is accused of killing young woman at University of Alaska in ’93

Steven Downs of Auburn allegedly raped and killed Sophie Sergie, 20, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1993.

Alabama newspaper advocates for resurgence of KKK

A small Alabama newspaper recently called for mass lynchings and suggested that the Ku Klux Klan should return to ‘‘clean out’’ Washington.

Brenda Poznanski (right) worked with student Eric Cieszynski at Bishop Guertin High School.

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As high schoolers await college acceptance letters, one counselor has some advice

College acceptance season will soon be in full flower. And seniors everywhere are on edge.

//[1].jpg Here’s what to expect from the storm hitting Wednesday into Thursday

From when the storm will start to how much snow to expect, here’s a look at what forecasters are saying about the impending system.

Dave Epstein

// There are two more storms coming our way

As has been the case so much this winter, it looks like the next couple of storm systems will be warm enough that any precipitation will change over to rain.

// Here’s when and how to see the ‘super snow moon’ tonight

Look up, people: February’s full moon, normally nicknamed the “snow moon,” will also be the brightest super moon of the year — and it will be visible across New England Tuesday night.

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Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Developers are scrambling for the next Kendall Square. Where will it be?

Kendall Square may be unique in the world for its combination of innovative companies and academic prowess. And developers are using that location as a model as they try to replicate its success elsewhere in the Boston area.

// Cambridge Health Alliance CEO will retire after 4 decades in health care

Patrick Wardell will step down in June but continue leading the investigation into the death of Laura Levis, who had an asthma attack outside CHA’s hospital in Somerville.

Cooking | Magazine

// Four Oscar-worthy cocktail recipes from Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street

Fun twists on classic drinks make for a festive evening.

How to survive the month of March in New England

March is the ugliest month. It’s almost spring, which is a tease because it’s still cold. If there’s snow, it’s dirty and you’re tired of it. Here are some fun things to see and do to help you make it to April.

Opinion | Bernard-Henri Lévy

// The real national emergency

The United States is focused on an invented Latin American peril rather than the fact that it is being duped by scheming autocrats.


// Pope Francis has a chance to clean up clergy sex abuse. It’s now or never

Defrocking a cardinal for sexual abuse is a big deal. But true reform will come when the Catholic Church has policies that apply to everyone.

Opinion | Francesco C. Cesareo

// Laity must play oversight role in reform of the Catholic Church

The bishops have continually ignored the advice and counsel of laity in addressing the sexual abuse crisis.

Dan Wasserman

// The Trump emergency meltdown

There’s a national emergency in the United States, it’s just not the one President Trump announced.

Renée Graham

// Yes, Kamala Harris is ‘black enough’

Here we are — again — embroiled in another pointless debate about who is and isn’t black enough


// Voter ID laws aren’t worth fighting over

A sweeping new study finds no evidence that requiring voters to show ID before voting suppresses minority turnout.

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Red Sox are taking a big risk by not bringing back Craig Kimbrel

A lot of things have to go right for the Red Sox if this bullpen is to succeed without an elite closer.


// Shouldn’t we be a bit more concerned about Xander Bogaerts leaving?

His contract is up after this season, and there is no shortstop in the Red Sox organization ready to take over.


// Truth and Consequences

Opinion columnist Michael Cohen takes a candid and no-holds-barred look at the current political moment. Sign up now.

Love Letters: The Podcast

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


Special reports

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.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Smartphone society

In a world where the smartphone is now ubiquitous, photographers capture daily life in which the personal device is part of the moment.

Real Estate

//$medium-9070.jpg Are we ignoring — or outright banning — an easy affordable-housing fix?

Mobile homes may be the least expensive and most effective means of addressing the region’s housing shortage.


// With insulin prices skyrocketing, there’s plenty of blame to go around

A review of insulin’s history makes it clear that drug makers, their generic counterparts, doctors, and FDA all share blame for the broken market.