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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…

Monday, Dec 11

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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…

Saturday, Dec 9

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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…

Wednesday, Dec 6

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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…

Tuesday, Dec 5

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…

Monday, Nov 27

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This Patriots win went pretty much as expected

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1. Well, the first of three straight against AFC East opponents is in the books, and unless you are Jarvis Landry and claimed the Dolphins were going to sweep the Patriots this season, it went pretty much according to expectation. The…

Saturday, Nov 25

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It goes without saying that the Dolphins are overmatched

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COMMENTARY. Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry said back in April that his team would sweep the Patriots this season. He didn't back down this week, though I wouldn't call his fairly respectful comments doubling down, either. “Honestly, it's…

Wednesday, Nov 22

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Court dismisses lawsuit over 'A Gronking to Remember' cover

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has spiked an Ohio couple's case against companies that distributed an erotic fiction book about a woman's desire for New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…

Poll: Many people don’t want to talk about politics this Thanksgiving

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Pass the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. The already-fraught topic now includes allegations of sexual misconduct against politicians of various political stripes. From GOP President Donald Trump to Democratic Sen.…

Saturday, Nov 18

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Amid national focus on harassment, Trump moves unscathed

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WASHINGTON (AP) — “You can do anything,” Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can. The candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women’s private parts — but…

Friday, Nov 17

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5 lessons Seattle can teach other cities about Amazon

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SEATTLE — Amazon, the colossus of internet commerce that was founded here, is conducting the most dramatic sweepstakes of modern capitalism in throwing open a competition for a coequal second headquarters. The company has promised to…

Thursday, Nov 16

Man says marijuana dispensary will bring 'undesirable elements' to the area, like army vets and cancer patients

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Tuesday's Zoning Board of Appeals hearing for a medical marijuana dispensary on Newbury Street in the Back Bay started innocuously enough. Mike Ross, the attorney for Compassionate Organics, the group behind the proposal, made brief…

Tuesday, Nov 14

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5 players the Red Sox are rumored to be pursuing at the MLB GM meetings

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On Monday, the 2017 MLB GM meetings got underway at Orlando's Waldorf Astoria hotel. While things are expected to pick up during the upcoming winter meetings in December, this week's four-day event has led to its fair share of major moves.…

Monday, Nov 13

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What you need to know about Martellus Bennett's contentious return to New England

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Marty B is back. But not without a hitch. Martellus Bennett's return to New England has raised the eyebrows of many — in the form of excitement for Patriots fans, displeasure for Packers fans, and confusion for nearly most, if not all,…

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Robert Kraft reportedly advised Jerry Jones against threatening Roger Goodell’s contract extension

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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. Roger Goodell’s contract extension has yet to be finalized, but a new deal isn’t imminent if Jerry…

Saturday, Nov 11

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Prepare for below average temperatures in Boston for the next two weeks, forecasters say

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Boston broke a couple of cold-temperature records the past two days, and forecasters with the National Weather Service in Taunton say residents should expect more cold. [Extended Outlook] long range weather forecasting is always…

Thursday, Nov 9

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Maine health officials implement new rules for medical marijuana

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is cracking down on the distribution of medical marijuana by allowing surprise inspections and implementing a new patient tracking system. The state Department of Health and Human Services issued new rules…

Tuesday, Nov 7

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The Celtics' hot start, by the numbers

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After an inauspicious 0-2 start, the Boston Celtics have the best record in NBA. And although it's early in the season, the team's recent spell of wins — albeit a small sample size — cannot be overlooked. Here's a breakdown of their…

Friday, Nov 3

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A Boston Medical Center cardiologist explains what that 'unbelievable' heart stent study means

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Prominent cardiologists reacted with shock Thursday when a new study found that a common procedure used to relieve chest pain may not be effective at relieving the discomfort. The study, published in the Lancet, examined the use of stents…

Tuesday, Oct 31

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4 questions and answers about the FDA's warning against too much black licorice

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When you begin to eat your way through your haul of Halloween candy — or pick through your kids' stash — the FDA is advising that you avoid eating too much of an old-fashioned treat — black licorice. The federal administration issued a…

Sunday, Oct 29

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5 takeaways from the Patriots' 21-13 win over the Chargers

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COMMENTARY. Five takeaways from the Patriots win over the Chargers, a 21-13 grinder that sends New England to its bye week with possession of first place in the AFC East: OFFENSIVE PLAN WAS EFFECTIVE … MOSTLY. The Chargers entered Sunday .…

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It will be a tale of 2 countries as open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Trump administration’s efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act have health care advocates and insurers concerned that the open enrollment period will be one of chaos and confusion. That’s not true everywhere.

Saturday, Oct 28

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Maps: Here's how much wind and rain to expect from Sunday night's storm

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The National Weather Service issued widespread wind and flood watches in anticipation of an “impressive” storm system expected to hit southern New England late Sunday. Parts of coastal New England could see maximum wind gusts of up to 70…

Friday, Oct 27

Congress is investigating sexual harassment and assault allegations against Boston University professor David Marchant

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The science committee for the U.S. House of Representatives announced Thursday that it is opening an investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment and assault that have been made against a prominent Boston University geology…

Thursday, Oct 26

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What we know about Dont'a Hightower's season-ending injury, and how the Patriots might replace him

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According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Dont'a Hightower successfully underwent surgery on Thursday to repair his torn pectoral muscle, and will be out for the rest of the season. Rapoport added that the Patriots linebacker is expected to…

Wednesday, Oct 25

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US considers higher entry fees at 17 popular national parks

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service is considering a steep increase in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, mostly in the U.S. West, to address a backlog of maintenance and infrastructure projects. Visitors to the…