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Wednesday, Oct 18

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James Comey ‘the best thing that ever happened to’ Hillary, Trump says

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that former FBI director James Comey had intended to spare Democrat Hillary Clinton from prosecution ‘‘long before investigation was complete’’ into her government email practices. In…

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Down a point with 10 seconds left, Kevin Garnett would pick Isaiah Thomas over Kyrie Irving for the last shot

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Celtics and Cavaliers fans didn't have to wait long for the highly anticipated bout between the two Eastern Conference powerhouses. On NBA tip-off night, Cleveland hosted Boston for Isaiah Thomas and Kyrie Irving's first games against…

Tuesday, Oct 17

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Senators have deal on health subsidies, and Trump supports it

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WASHINGTON — Two leading senators, hoping to stabilize teetering health insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act, reached a bipartisan deal on Tuesday to fund critical subsidies to insurers that President Trump moved to halt. At the…

Monday, Oct 16

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A Boston University professor has been accused of sexually harassing 2 female researchers on Antarctic expeditions

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Boston University is investigating allegations that one of its professors — a prominent geologist — sexually harassed two of his graduate students on field expeditions to Antarctica almost two decades ago. The two women who have filed…

Sunday, Oct 15

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Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, and Harvey Weinstein get the ‘Saturday Night Live’ treatment

This week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” turned its aim to President Trump, Kellyanne Conway, and Harvey Weinstein. Trump featured in the show’s opening segment, which offered a spin on the president’s rally last week in Harrisburg, Pa.

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Randolph killing underscores dilemma for nursing homes

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RANDOLPH — Walter D. Rice Jr. was growing increasingly aggressive and paranoid. Throughout the summer, the burly, 58-year-old nursing home resident, who suffered from brain damage as well as dementia, complained that a friend was trying to…

Saturday, Oct 14

DPH slows medical marijuana fixes, infuriating patients

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Governor Charlie Baker’s administration has frozen an effort to expand the availability of medical marijuana, infuriating advocates who say the long-pending regulatory changes — which include allowing more medical professionals to…

Friday, Oct 13

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Senator Susan Collins won’t run for Maine governor

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ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced Friday that she’s staying out of the governor’s race because she believes she can do more good for Maine by staying in Washington. ‘‘I am a congenital optimist. I…

Thursday, Oct 12

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What to know about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the Ben Affleck allegations, and how Matt Damon fits in

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In the week since The New York Times published its blistering Oct. 5 story about Harvey Weinstein, alleging that the former Miramax and the Weinstein Company film executive engaged in a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct, the story…

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49ers won’t force players to stand for anthem, according to Eric Reid

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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. SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers won’t be forcing their players to stand during…

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Steve Bannon had ties to Harvey Weinstein

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WASHINGTON — The multiplying tentacles of the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal have touched a former president, a former presidential candidate and now a former presidential adviser. Steve Bannon, the former Trump White House strategist…

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Spain asks Catalonia: Did you declare independence, or not?

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BARCELONA — Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy took a tentative step on Wednesday toward seizing administrative control of Catalonia, but he asked the region's leader to first clarify whether he had actually declared independence from the rest…

Wednesday, Oct 11

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Raging wildfires in California

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Destructive fires in Northern California have killed at least 21 people and destroyed at least 1,500 buildings, leaving devastating scenes in their path. More than 150,000 acres have been burned, forcing the evacuation of up to 20,000…

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Here’s what the Wheelock College-Boston University merger actually means

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It’s a done deal: Boston University and Wheelock College have agreed to merge. The two schools had said in August they were exploring the possibility of a “merger.” However, a more accurate description of the agreement announced Wednesday…

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Put two Cleveland Indians minor leaguers together and you get… Tom Brady?

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On their own, the names Ka'ai Tom and Sean Brady might not ring any bells in the Boston area. When standing next to each other, however, the two members of the Cleveland Indians farm system should look somewhat familiar. Take a closer look…

Tuesday, Oct 10

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Only standing up to Donald Trump when it’s safe to do so isn’t good enough

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Over the weekend, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee articulated what is almost certainly the consensus opinion in Washington about Donald Trump — that he’s grossly unfit to hold the nation’s highest elected office and that he represents a…

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Trump’s frustration and fury rupture alliances and threaten agenda

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WASHINGTON — Frustrated by his Cabinet and angry that he has not received enough credit for his handling of three successive hurricanes, President Trump is now lashing out, rupturing alliances and imperiling his legislative agenda,…

Monday, Oct 9

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Decades in the making, Weinstein's fall comes swiftly

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NEW YORK (AP) — The allegations against Harvey Weinstein spanned three decades. His downfall came in three days. That was all it took to topple one of Hollywood's most high-profile and sharp-elbowed moguls — a combative power player who,…

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Why some cities in New England aren't celebrating Columbus Day

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First, it was Belfast, Maine. Last year, it was Cambridge, and then the entire state of Vermont. This year, an increasing number of communities in New England — including two of the largest cities in Maine — are getting in on the latest…

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GOP senator: Trump could be setting US ‘on path to World War III’

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WASHINGTON — Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview on Sunday that President Donald Trump was treating his office like “a reality show,” with reckless threats toward…

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Trump administration releases hard-line immigration principles, threatening deal on ‘dreamers’

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WASHINGTON - The Trump administration released a list of hard-line immigration principles late Sunday that could threaten to derail a deal in Congress to allow of hundreds of thousands of younger undocumented immigrants to remain legally…

Saturday, Oct 7

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Late-night hosts have really taken aim at Trump. Now he’s seeking equal time

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President Donald Trump lashed out Saturday against late night television show hosts who have been sharply critical of his administration and Republicans. Trump took to Twitter to argue that the GOP should be given ‘‘equal time’’ because of…

Trump wants help from Democrats on health law

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to revive health care talks, President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that he had spoken to the Senate’s Democratic leader to gauge whether the minority party was interested in helping pass ‘‘great’’ health…

Friday, Oct 6

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Trump expands birth control opt-out for workplace insurance

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The Trump administration issued a rule Friday that sharply limits the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate, a move that could mean many American women would no longer have access to birth control free of charge. The new…

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Las Vegas gunman may have scoped out other music festivals—and possibly Fenway Park

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether gunman Stephen Paddock scoped out bigger music festivals in Las Vegas and Chicago — and perhaps Boston's Fenway Park — before setting up his perch in a casino hotel and raining deadly…

Thursday, Oct 5

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GOP Rep. Tim Murphy resigning after reports of affair

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, an anti-abortion lawmaker who allegedly urged his mistress to have an abortion when he thought she was pregnant, is resigning from Congress. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., on…

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3 US commandos, 1 Niger soldier killed in attack in Niger

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NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Three U.S. Army special operations commandos and one “partner nation” member were killed in an attack in Niger’s southwest while the U.S. was providing assistance to security force counter-terror operations, U.S.…

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Cleaning up 'Methadone Mile' and other drug havens

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BOSTON (AP) — A young woman crouches on a dusty strip of grass alongside a busy Boston thoroughfare and plunges a needle into her arm. Around the corner, a couple stands zombie-like in the middle of the sidewalk, oblivious to passing…

Wednesday, Oct 4

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The best democracy blood money can buy

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Let's not kid ourselves. They're stronger than we are. This country won't do anything about guns in the wake of Sunday night's carnage in Las Vegas. It won't make any difference that at least 58 people died, and hundreds more were injured,…

Tuesday, Oct 3

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Tom Petty had me with that sneer, and his singular sound

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When the news came, it made a day that was already very, very bad even worse. Hours after an evil man had used an arsenal of weapons to take the lives of at least 59 concertgoers in Las Vegas and injure hundreds more, reports spread that…