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Tuesday, Dec 12

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Donovan McNabb, Eric Davis suspended by ESPN

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Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis, former NFL players who host shows on ESPN Radio, were suspended by the network Tuesday morning as the fallout continued from a lawsuit claiming sexual harassment and assault. “We are investigating and McNabb…

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It's going to take a few days to get this Patriots loss out of mind

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24 thoughts on the Dolphins' win over the Patriots: 1. No hats and T-shirts for the Patriots. Just a kick in the pants. A night that could have ended with the clinching of their ninth AFC East title in a row instead did not feel right from…

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Can the Patriots stop the Steelers’ offense?

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It was not long after the dust settled on the Patriots’ loss to the Dolphins that attention began to shift to what’s next: a showdown with the Steelers with the top seed in the AFC on the line. So to keep you up to speed on the latest…

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Bill Belichick was not happy with a question about the Steelers

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Bill Belichick was in a predictably unhappy mood following the Patriots’ Monday night loss in Miami. And he was especially displeased when a reporter asked him if his team’s poor play could be attributed to a lack of focus on the Dolphins.…

Monday, Dec 11

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Trump wants to shift NASA resources to exploring the moon and Mars

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President Trump will sign a directive on Monday afternoon aimed at shifting NASA's resources and attention toward the moon and Mars, according to a statement from the White House. “Forty-five years ago today, NASA's final Apollo mission…

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'On Point' host Tom Ashbrook accused of 'creepy' sex talks, unwanted touching of co-workers

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A group of current and former WBUR employees are alleging that On Point host Tom Ashbrook created a toxic and emotionally unsafe work environment for staffers of the nationally syndicated NPR show through bullying and publicly humiliating…

Sunday, Dec 10

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Giancarlo Stanton deal is one more reason to hate the Yankees

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Derek Jeter delivers Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees. And the Red Sox don't even get a gift basket. Rats. This was one of those occasional one-sided blockbusters during hot-stove season that leaves a Red Sox fan cold, a Saturday that…

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For Trump, every day is an hour-by-hour battle for self-preservation

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WASHINGTON — Around 5:30 each morning, President Donald Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, moves to “Fox & Friends” for comfort and messaging ideas, and sometimes…

Saturday, Dec 9

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Aldridge, Ginobili rescue Spurs against Celtics, 105-102

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili hit a 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining and the San Antonio Spurs overcame Kyrie Irving's 36-point effort to beat Boston 105-102 on Friday night, snapping the Celtics' four-game winning streak. Ginobili…

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CNN corrects report about Trump campaign and Wikileaks tip

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NEW YORK (AP) — CNN had to correct a story on Friday that suggested the Trump campaign had been tipped off early about Wikileaks documents damaging to Hillary Clinton when it later learned the alert was about material already publicly…

Friday, Dec 8

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Why you shouldn’t be alarmed by the new study about breast cancer and birth control

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If you’re unnerved by news of a recent study that found birth control pills containing lower levels of estrogen still raise the risk of breast cancer, a local doctor has a message for you: don’t panic. “The small increase should not cause…

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A heavy, wet snowstorm is headed toward New England

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The first snow of the year is on the way just a couple of weeks before Christmas thanks to a massive winter storm that will travel from Texas up to Maine. Some parts of Massachusetts could get more than three to six inches of heavy, wet…

Thursday, Dec 7

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Anheuser-Busch orders 40 Tesla Semi trucks

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DETROIT (AP) — Your beer could soon be delivered in a Tesla. Brewer Anheuser-Busch — which owns Budweiser and other brands — has placed an order for 40 all-electric Tesla Semis. Anheuser-Busch says it's one of the largest orders Tesla has…

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Senate backs bill to keep government open

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WASHINGTON — Congress on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill. The shutdown reprieve came as all…

Wednesday, Dec 6

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Trump pushes LePage to oppose King in Maine Senate race

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President Donald Trump is pushing Maine Gov. Paul LePage to run for the U.S. Senate, according to White House advisers. Trump has told advisers he plans to call LePage, the bombastic governor who endorsed him in February 2016, and ask him…

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Delta flight makes emergency bathroom stop in Montana

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Delta flight from New York City to Seattle had to make a stop in Billings after the plane's toilets stopped working and passengers couldn't hold it any longer. The Billings Gazette reports that the direct flight…

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Bannon tells Roy Moore’s supporters: ‘They want to take your voice away’

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FAIRHOPE, Ala. — It already felt a little like a victory party in Alabama Tuesday, where Senate candidate Roy Moore is suddenly feeling love from the Republican Party despite weeks of disclosures that he sexually pursued or assaulted…

Tuesday, Dec 5

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Flu season hits Massachusetts early as experts worry vaccine won't match dominant strain

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The flu season is off to an early start in Massachusetts this year amid mounting concern that the flu vaccination might not be effective against the most dominant strain. The state has seen a “very rapid increase” in influenza-like illness…

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How players and pundits reacted to Rob Gronkowski's suspension

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On Monday afternoon, the NFL levied a one-game suspension on New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski for his late hit on Tre'Davious White during the Patriots-Bills game. Gronkowski reportedly plans to appeal the punishment, which…

Steelers lose Shazier on their way to another Cincy win

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Linebacker Ryan Shazier stayed overnight in a hospital with a back injury while the rest of the Steelers headed home with yet another improbable comeback in hand, one that was so much like all the rest at Paul Brown…

Monday, Dec 4

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Trump says he wants Senator Orrin Hatch to seek re-election in Utah

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President Donald Trump told reporters that he’s encouraging 83-year-old Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah to run for re-election. Hatch joined Trump on a visit Monday to Salt Lake City. When Trump was asked if he wants Hatch to run…

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For the first time, a study finds double-booked surgeries put patients at risk

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Patients whose hip surgeries were performed by surgeons overseeing two operations at once were nearly twice as likely to suffer serious complications as those whose doctors focused on one patient at a time, according to a large Canadian…

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Chad Finn: Rob Gronkowski deserves a one-game suspension

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Yes, of course Rob Gronkowski will be suspended for going full-on WWE heel in the waning minutes of the Patriots’ victory Sunday and drilling unsuspecting Bills defensive back Tre’Davious White so hard after the whistle that the rookie…

Sunday, Dec 3

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Jimmy Garoppolo’s 14-play drive rallies 49ers over Bears 15-14

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Get Patriots game stats and the inside scoop on the season with The Boston Globe's Point After newsletter delivered for free to your inbox. CHICAGO (AP) — Robbie Gould pumped his right arm. He screamed at the Chicago sideline. Kicking the…

5 takeaways from the Patriots’ 23-3 win over the Bills

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Bill Belichick will take them however they come. “We try to go out there and score points when we’re on offense, and win games,” the coach said, turning to a familiar trope. “If we run it, we run it. If we throw it, we throw it. If we drop…

Friday, Dec 1

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Here's a look at Chevrolet's fastest, most powerful Corvette ever

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The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the fastest and most powerful Corvette ever, and Chevy chose the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show to debut the new convertible version of its most iconic car. It has all the style and power of the recently…

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Senate to hire independent investigator to look into sexual misconduct allegations

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Senate leaders say they will hire an independent special investigator to look into allegations of sexual misconduct by Bryon Hefner, the husband of Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg. Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler said the…

Thursday, Nov 30

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Four men allege sexual misconduct by Senate president’s husband

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He was a policy advocate who made his living trying to persuade legislators on Beacon Hill to help nonprofit groups. He was exhausted after a working dinner with a group of senators and their spouses on that fall night in 2015. It was very…

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Bill Belichick had the same reaction to all five Patriots touchdowns on Sunday

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New England notched five touchdowns against Miami Sunday afternoon, but judging by the look from Bill Belichick on the sidelines, one might not be able to tell that the Patriots had scored even one time. Belichick was mic’d up for the…

Wednesday, Nov 29

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Why Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani is being compared to Babe Ruth

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Almost 100 years after Babe Ruth dominated baseball as both a hitter and pitcher, Major League Baseball might be on the verge of seeing another two-way superstar. His name is Shohei Ohtani, and MLB teams are lining up to sign him this…