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House votes to send impeachment charges to Senate, approving managers

A team of House impeachment managers marched two charges against President Trump across the Capitol on Wednesday, delivering them to the Senate along with a formal notification that they are ready to begin only the third presidential impeachment trial in American history. Continue reading →

Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders in standoff as she stresses electability

The testy exchange between two formerly friendly progressive allies was the latest salvo in a war between the two camps that threatens to consume the left lane of the Democratic primary in the final weeks before the Iowa caucus. The feud has the potential to help Warren by allowing her to address head-on some voters’ concerns about a woman’s chances at the top of the ticket. Continue reading →

‘Utterly heartbroken’: Holy Cross rower killed, a dozen others injured in Florida crash

Student-athlete Grace Rett died when the van her team was in collided with a pickup truck Wednesday morning in Vero Beach, Fla. Continue reading →

Prudential Tower’s Top of the Hub, Skywalk to close in April

The upscale “jackets recommended” restaurant has been serving New England standards to tourists and special-occasion guests since the Pru opened 54 years ago. But the building’s owner, Boston Properties, didn’t renew its lease, according to John Quagliata, chairman of Select Restaurants Inc. Continue reading →

Red Sox considered sticking with Alex Cora, but after lengthy discussions, even Cora acknowledged that wouldn’t be possible

Calling Cora “an extreme talent,” John Henry, Tom Werner, Sam Kennedy, and Chaim Bloom appeared regretful about the events leading up to the manager’s removal. Continue reading →

The Nation

‘Utterly heartbroken’: Holy Cross rower killed, a dozen others injured in Florida crash

Student-athlete Grace Rett died when the van her team was in collided with a pickup truck Wednesday morning in Vero Beach, Fla. Continue reading →

Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders in standoff as she stresses electability

The testy exchange between two formerly friendly progressive allies was the latest salvo in a war between the two camps that threatens to consume the left lane of the Democratic primary in the final weeks before the Iowa caucus. The feud has the potential to help Warren by allowing her to address head-on some voters’ concerns about a woman’s chances at the top of the ticket. Continue reading →

House votes to send impeachment charges to Senate, approving managers

A team of House impeachment managers marched two charges against President Trump across the Capitol on Wednesday, delivering them to the Senate along with a formal notification that they are ready to begin only the third presidential impeachment trial in American history. Continue reading →

The World

Russian premier resigns, as Putin calls for constitutional overhaul

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of Russia abruptly resigned on Wednesday, shortly after his political patron, President Vladimir Putin, sent the country’s political elite into a swirl with proposals for sweeping constitutional changes that could extend his hold on power for many years. Continue reading →

Despite record number of US airstrikes in Somalia, al-Shabab militant group is surging

‘‘The rate of al-Shabab’s attacks, at least against civilians, is higher now than before,’’ said Hussein Sheikh-Ali, a former national security adviser to the Somali president. Continue reading →

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

Failing schools must be focus of next Boston mayoral race

Public education should be front and center as we head into the 2021 mayoral election. Continue reading →

OPINION

I’m a Dreamer. Ask my 80+ employees if I should be deported

Last year, I made the Forbes “30 Under 30” list after founding Airfox, a Boston fintech startup that’s raised $26.5 million in funding and now employs more than 80 people, including dozens right here in Boston. Sounds like the American Dream, right? Continue reading →

OPINION

Can Elizabeth Warren beat Donald Trump? That’s still debatable

Winning debate points won’t defeat Trump. Just ask Hillary Clinton. Continue reading →

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Metro

DeLeo doesn’t see ‘a whole lot of support’ for a regional climate pact

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo said lawmakers likely can’t wait for a potential cash infusion from the Transportation and Climate Initiative, a regional effort that Baker has roundly supported. Continue reading →

New State Police contract calls for raises, GPS tracking of police cruisers

The union’s adoption of the GPS tracking ends a lengthy battle over a reform pushed by the department and Governor Charlie Baker in the wake of the agency’s payroll fraud scandal. Still, the two sides are poised to square off again over plans to deploy cruiser dash cameras and body cameras. Continue reading →

State faces $900 million budget gap, watchdog warns

The analysis by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation suggests that lawmakers may have to consider “tax increases or spending cuts” to balance the state’s $43 billion-plus budget. Continue reading →

Sports

Pistons 116, Celtics 103

A buzzer-beating prayer was the final dagger in the Celtics’ ugliest loss this season

Detroit (15-27) hit a season-best 60.3 percent, including a demoralizing 76 percent of their 2-point shots, in a rout of the Celtics. Continue reading →

Pistons 116, Celtics 103

Observations on the Celtics’ stunning loss to the lowly Pistons

The Pistons shot 60.3 percent against one of the league’s best defenses and dominated the second half. Continue reading →

SPORTS LOG

Zion Williamson’s NBA regular season debut is set

The former Duke star, who has missed 41 games this season after knee surgery, is scheduled to play for the Pelicans on Jan. 22 Continue reading →

Business & Tech

NBC consolidates its four Boston-area stations in to spacious new digs in Needham

NBCUniversal’s fancy new home in the Boston market is finally ready for its close-up. Continue reading →

Prudential Tower’s Top of the Hub, Skywalk to close in April

The upscale “jackets recommended” restaurant has been serving New England standards to tourists and special-occasion guests since the Pru opened 54 years ago. But the building’s owner, Boston Properties, didn’t renew its lease, according to John Quagliata, chairman of Select Restaurants Inc. Continue reading →

CHESTO MEANS BUSINESS

For newsrooms in Fall River, Salem and elsewhere, it’s inevitable: They’re moving to smaller digs

Your local daily newspaper’s office might soon be tougher to find. Continue reading →

Obituaries

Ivan Passer, noted Czech director who came to Hollywood

Ivan Passer, a director who, along with Milos Forman and others, ushered in the filmmaking movement known as the Czech New Wave in the 1960s, then went on to direct American features including “Born to Win,” “Cutter’s Way” and “Creator,” died Thursday at his home in Reno, Nevada. He was 86. Continue reading →

Betty Pat Gatliff; her forensic sculptures solved crimes

By deftly reconstructing faces, Ms. Gatliff helped law enforcement identify scores of people who went missing or had been murdered. Continue reading →

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