No one is saying who will foot bill for Mystic bridge

One design for the footbridge over the Mystic River.

Massachusetts DCR

The casino going up nearby wants it. Advocates want it. But where will the $23 million come from?

// A Revere landmark is gone, and answers are sought

Investigators are trying to figure out what led to Saturday’s five-alarm blaze at the Sozio appliance store.

People visited a memorial Sunday for victims of the shooting rampage at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed last week.

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‘We are losing our lives while the adults are playing around’

Students who survived last week’s massacre at a Florida high school spoke out Sunday and vowed to press for tougher gun laws.

// After plea, Trump campaign aide will help prosecutors

Rick Gates, a close associate of Paul Manafort, is expected to plead guilty to a number of charges.

// Fact-checking Trump’s tweetstorm on the Russia investigation

Here’s a quick guide to President Trump’s misstatements and misleading claims in his weekend Twitter barrage.

Chelsea, MA - 02/13/18 - Dr. Audrey Provenzano, who wrote an essay about why it's important for regular docs to treat patients with addiction, and why it's so difficult. () Reporter: (Felice Freyer) Topic: (15primarycare)

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A Chelsea doctor issues a call to action on addiction

Audrey Provenzano couldn’t prescribe an addiction treatment to a patient. The tragic end to that story led to her new push.

// Everyone has advice for Harvard’s next president

Already, people in the university community are sharing their thoughts on what Lawrence Bacow should do.

// Tommy Chang’s midterm is a challenge

The Boston superintendent, about halfway through a five-year contract, faces the same obstacles that daunted previous school chiefs.

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// Courts turning to texts to remind people of court appearances

The low-cost, easy-to-implement system has proven effective at getting more people to show up to court in some states.

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Hanging chads are no longer a major concern

Gone is the push for electronic voting systems that followed the 2000 election. It’s been replaced by the worry of cyber intrusions.

// Russian curler accused of doping

The charge against Alexander Krushelnitsky is another in a long line of doping cases involving Russian athletes.


// US women’s hockey team reaches Olympic final

The Americans routed Finland in Monday’s semifinal game.

Team USA players have been through a lot over the past year, tightening the bond between the players.

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Team USA had a big fight on its hands, and it won

The players’ push for equal pay was risky, but it paid off, and it brought the team closer together.

// Adam Rippon won’t become a talking head, for now

The omnipresent figure skater had considered joining NBC’s commentating team, but he wanted to march with other US athletes at the closing ceremonies.

NBA All-Star Game

Team LeBron 148, Team Stephen 145

// Enjoyable all around: Kyrie, LeBron at center of entertaining All-Star Game

The new format seemed to invigorate the players after years of all-offense, no-defense snoozers

// Fergie’s national anthem performance widely panned

The Grammy Award-winning singer’s raspy interpretation of “The Star-Spangled Banner” did not go over well.

// Bob Kraft was among the big names in the crowd

Jack Nicholson, Snoop Dogg, Rihanna, and Chris Rock were among those who snagged courtside seats.

// A Tom Brady friends and family title ring sells for a championship price

The ring fetched nearly $350,000 in a weekend auction.

// A New York Times opinion piece called for women to stop wearing yoga pants to the gym. Not everyone agrees

“Now we’ve internalized the idea that we have to look hot at the gym? Give me a break,” Honor Jones wrote in her essay.

// Trump rails against ‘a very insecure’ Oprah

The president criticized Winfrey’s appearance on the latest episode of “60 Minutes.”

// Joe Biden, in public and private, hints at a 2020 run

The former vice president broached the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

Actress and model Abbey Lee; below as a teenager.

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Modeling’s glamour hides web of abuse

The fashion industry is built on glamour and allure, but many models, especially the very young, know it for something else: sexual exploitation and abuse.

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Opinion | Margery Eagan

// The question we don’t want to ask our teens

Are they really watching as much porn as media stories claim?


// 2018 Winter Olympics

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Parkland. Las Vegas. Sutherland Springs. Newtown. On and on: In America, mass shootings have become so familiar that they seem to follow the same sad script.

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// With new CRISPR inventions, its pioneers say, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet

A trio of new tricks could make the genome editor even more of a powerhouse.

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Immerse yourself in the latest design trend: soaker tubs

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// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

South Korea Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies

The Olympic torch was finally lit, its flames licking the cold South Korea sky, a fitting and beautiful end to one of the greatest nights of pageantry the sports world has to offer.