Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Today's Headlines from The Boston Globe

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Today's Headlines
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Barbara Bush, matriarch in a political dynasty, dies at 92

The cause of death was not yet available, but a family spokesman said Sunday she had been in “failing health” and wouldn’t seek additional medical treatment. Continue reading →

1,200 artworks were stuffed into a 3-story Quincy home. Now a collection is unveiled

James Pantages for decades stuffed cheap pieces into his home. Now, an appraiser says, “we could be looking at a $1 million collection.” Continue reading →

More hidden State Police pay surfaces. This time: millions in perks

Members of Troop F get $40 each time they drive their own car to work. Continue reading →

Mass. is about to be a battleground over transgender rights

A November ballot question is expected to be the first statewide referendum on transgender rights. Continue reading →

Trump CIA pick faces rocky confirmation over torture role

Gina Haspel, the deputy director of the CIA, played a key role in a controversial interrogation program after 9/11 — a fact that will likely dominate her confirmation hearing. Continue reading →

The Nation

Trump CIA pick faces rocky confirmation over torture role

Gina Haspel, the deputy director of the CIA, played a key role in a controversial interrogation program after 9/11 — a fact that will likely dominate her confirmation hearing. Continue reading →

Neil Gorsuch breaks tie as Supreme Court partially strikes down deportation law

The decision will limit the Trump administration’s efforts to deport people convicted of some kinds of crimes. Continue reading →

In New England and across the US, Barbara Bush is remembered fondly

Politicians from New England and across the country offered condolences and warm remembrances of Mrs. Bush on Tuesday night. Continue reading →

The World

CIA director met face-to-face with North Korean leader

Mike Pompeo made a secret trip over Easter weekend to see Kim Jong Un. Continue reading →

Chemical arms experts in Syria go to site of alleged attack

International chemical weapons inspectors Tuesday entered Douma, the Syrian town that was the site of a suspected poison gas attack that led to Western airstrikes against the Syrian government, state media reported. Continue reading →

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

Controversy shadows Trump's pick as CDC director

Protecting public health has long been the province of government, but the CDC has been hobbled by chaos at the top since last year. Continue reading →

SCOT LEHIGH

The sorry state of our political discourse

All of our modern presidents have felt the need to affect a presidential persona in public. Not Donald Trump. Continue reading →

JEFF JACOBY

The Berkshire Museum saga is headed toward a happy ending

It looks as though Pittsfield’s venerable museum will weather the storm, thanks to a sound ruling by the Supreme Judicial Court. Continue reading →

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Metro

Mount Ida students scramble to find new schools

UMass Dartmouth has offered Mount Ida students in good academic standing the chance to transfer there automatically. But that school does not offer all the specific programs that Mount Ida made available. Continue reading →

In Cambridge, old-fashioned police overreaction meets cellphone video

Once again, a widely circulating video has raised the issue of excessive force. Continue reading →

Experts say use of force in Harvard student's arrest followed protocol

The guidelines allow officers to respond in a range of ways. If an individual resists a less severe action, police are trained to escalate the amount of force used. Continue reading →

Sports

Red Sox 10, Angels 1

Mookie Betts hits 3 home runs Red Sox blast Shohei Ohtani, Angels

The 14-2 Red Sox have won five straight and 14 of 15 after an Opening Day loss, and have the best record in baseball. Continue reading →

CELTICS 120, BUCKS 106

Celtics dominate Bucks to take 2-0 series lead

Jaylen Brown led Boston with 30 points. Continue reading →

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Celtics simply wanted it more than the Bucks

One team is committed and locked in; the other team is apathetic and lethargic. Continue reading →

Business & Tech

JetBlue flight attendants vote to unionize

About 5,000 employees, including 1,300 in Boston, will join the Transport Workers Union of America. Continue reading →

Computer crash prompts IRS to extend tax deadline

A glitch knocked offline the agency’s ability to process many tax returns filed electronically. Continue reading →

Former Necco CEO wants to raise $20m to save the candymaker. So far, he's got $565

Al Gulachenski admits it’s a “tall order,” but he’s hoping deep-pocketed investors will join his new crowdfunding campaign. Continue reading →

Obituaries

Barbara Bush, matriarch in a political dynasty, dies at 92

The cause of death was not yet available, but a family spokesman said Sunday she had been in “failing health” and wouldn’t seek additional medical treatment. Continue reading →

Wednesday Food

People are panic-buying Necco wafers. They're freaking out about the wrong candy.

The Sky Bar is the perfect confection for our times, and soon it may be gone. Continue reading →

Dinner with friends gets tricky when you don't have the same 'economic bandwidth'

A budget doesn’t have to kill your social life if you address the issue early. Continue reading →

Getting Salty with Jennifer Thomas of Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca

The GM at Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca since August 2017 stayed on after owner Mario Batali stepped away from his restaurants amid sexual misconduct allegations. Continue reading →

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