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Wednesday, Sep 20

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Opioid deaths cut US life expectancy by 2.5 months, study suggests

The Boston Globe

Deaths from opioid overdoses cut an estimated 2.5 months off the overall life expectancy of people in the United States between 2000 and 2015, according to a new study by federal health researchers. It’s the latest grim statistic to…

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Deadly earthquake hits Mexico City

The Boston Globe

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City on the 32nd anniversary of the city’s biggest quake that killed thousands. Rescue and search missions are under way as workers and residents dig through the rubble looking for…

Tuesday, Sep 19

21

Study links youth football to greater risk of later health problems

The Boston Globe

Playing tackle football under the age of 12 exposes children to repetitive head impacts that may double their risk of developing behavioral problems and triple their chances of suffering depression later in life, according to a study…

At least 104 dead as earthquake shakes Mexico

The Boston Globe

MEXICO CITY — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 104 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped. The…

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After his lock was picked, Paul Manafort told to expect an indictment

Boston.com

WASHINGTON — Paul J. Manafort was in bed early one morning in July when federal agents bearing a search warrant picked the lock on his front door and raided his Virginia home. They took binders stuffed with documents and copied his…

02

Combating catastrophe in Venezuela

The Boston Globe

Venezuela combines all the ingredients of geopolitical catastrophe — oil dependency, reckless economic policies, left-wing authoritarianism, divisive populism, and megalomaniacal leadership — conducive to the ruin of a country and its…

Sean Spicer says he regrets berating the press over Trump’s inauguration crowds

The Boston Globe

During his surprise comedy skit at the Emmys on Sunday, Sean Spicer may have made light of his six-month tenure as the White House press secretary, but a message was also embedded in his performance. In an interview Monday morning, Spicer…

Monday, Sep 18

23

Panel begins examining problems at VA hospital in N.H.

The Boston Globe

PEMBROKE, N.H. — Members of Congress Monday grilled the leaders of the Manchester VA Medical Center, asking why it took media reports and a congressional hearing to expose conditions that severely threaten the health and safety of veterans…

Sunday, Sep 17

22

Four Boston College students attacked with acid in France

Boston.com

Four Boston College students studying abroad were outside a Marseille train station at the end of a weekend getaway to the southern French city when a woman whom police described as “disturbed” sprayed acid at their faces, according to a…

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VA hospitals flooded with complaints about care

The Boston Globe

Nursing home residents at the Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center can go many hours without food or languish in bed wearing only soiled sheets. The oldest buildings on the campus 25 miles north of Boston contain asbestos, exposing…

Friday, Sep 15

23

Jose heads for East Coast; rip currents expected locally

The Boston Globe

Massachusetts officials say they are keeping an eye on Jose, which is completing its loop in the Atlantic and starting what is expected to be a run along the East Coast that will churn up high surf and dangerous rip currents in New England…

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Impact of Hurricane Irma

The Boston Globe

Hurricane Irma devastated the Caribbean Islands and left a path of destruction all over the state of Florida. At least 72 people are dead, as rescue operations continue and the extent damage is still being determined. Florida is dealing…

Thursday, Sep 14

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So-called 'Boston Antifa' not involved in banner drop at Fenway

The Boston Globe

After a giant black banner cascaded over the Green Monster this week during a game at Fenway Park, with a message calling racism “As American As Baseball,” a group that goes by “Boston Antifa” claimed responsibility for the act of civil…

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Just five percent of Mexicans express confidence in Trump, poll says

Boston.com

MEXICO CITY — Maybe it should come as no surprise, after months of President Donald Trump’s talk about walling off Mexico, crumpling up the NAFTA trade deal and evicting immigrants, that Mexicans aren’t looking too kindly on the United…

17

Jennifer Lawrence is the best thing in dark, uneven 'mother!'

The Boston Globe

The films of writer-director Darren Aronofsky plow a unique terrain somewhere between hyperrealism and woozy, mesmerizing surrealism. “Pi” (1998), “Requiem for a Dream” (2000), “The Fountain” (2006), “Black Swan” (2010), even “Noah” (2014)…

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A softer Sean Spicer on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

NEW YORK — It was a different Sean Spicer who paid a visit to ABC’s ‘‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’’ Wednesday night. This was a smiling, chill Spicer, in marked contrast to the six hot-tempered months he spent as White House Press Secretary,…

Wednesday, Sep 13

21

Feds ban use of Kaspersky software

The Boston Globe

The Trump administration Wednesday ordered all federal agencies to stop using software produced by Kaspersky Lab, dealing a major blow to the Russian computer security company that has been trying to make inroads into the US market from…

Son accused in fatal shooting of mother in N.H. intensive care unit

By Travis Andersen, Danny McDonald and Bryan Marquard Globe Staff September 12, 2017 LEBANON, N.H. — A hospital here went into lockdown Tuesday after a 70-year-old woman was fatally shot in the intensive care unit by her son, who was later…

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Athletes respond to ESPN's handling of Jemele Hill tweets

Athletes past and present are sharing their opinions on the most recent example of an ESPN employee expressing political thoughts and the network's response. Jemele Hill, a co-host of SportsCenter, originally called President Donald Trump…

Tuesday, Sep 12

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Bernie Sanders’ health care plan puts Democrats on the spot

Boston.com

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders rode his impassioned liberal army of supporters through a tumultuous 2016, fighting to snatch the Democratic presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton. Now he’s disrupting the party anew, forcing…

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GOP Senator Bob Corker weighs retirement, while another House Republican calls it quits

Boston.com

WASHINGTON — Senator Bob Corker, Republican from Tennessee, is considering whether to run for reelection or retire, he said Monday, drawing fresh attention to a dilemma with far-reaching implications for his party. Corker is an influential…

Monday, Sep 11

17

NASA's Cassini spacecraft to plunge into Saturn nearly 20 years after launch

The Boston Globe

PASADENA, Calif. -- A billion-dollar spacecraft named Cassini is about to burn up as it plunges into the atmosphere of Saturn this month. That's the plan, exquisitely crafted. Cassini will transmit data to Earth to the very end, squeezing…

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Steve Bannon unsparing in criticism of GOP

WASHINGTON — In his first extended interview since he left the White House last month, Stephen K. Bannon was unsparing in his criticism of top Republicans, West Wing staff, the “pearl-clutching mainstream media,” special counsel…

Saturday, Sep 9

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Groton couple tells story of a terrible visit Friday from a stranger who spoke of murder

The Boston Globe

GROTON – Wagner Alcocer and his wife were scrolling through real estate listings on their computer Friday evening when they heard a voice asking for help outside their home on Common Street. The couple saw a man standing in the screened-in…

Friday, Sep 8

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State reports year's first West Nile virus infection

The Boston Globe

A Bristol County man in his 50s is hospitalized with West Nile virus, the first resident in Massachusetts to be infected this year with the mosquito-borne disease, state health officials said Friday. The man was bitten by the mosquito in…

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Prominent surgeon sues MGH, alleging he was fired for raising patient safety concerns

A prominent surgeon who publicly challenged the practice of allowing doctors to operate on more than one patient at the same time is suing Massachusetts General Hospital, alleging leaders illegally fired him for blowing the whistle on…

Thursday, Sep 7

22

Senate passes debt-limit deal Trump struck with Democrats

The Boston Globe

(Bloomberg) -- The Senate voted to extend the U.S. debt limit as part of a $15.25 billion bill providing funds for Hurricane Harvey victims under a deal struck by President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders that roiled Republican…

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Where is Irma now, and where is it going?

The Boston Globe

Here's the latest on deadly Hurricane Irma, which has been wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and soon will have Florida in its sights. Where is it now? Advertisement. At 5 p.m. Thursday, Irma was very near the Turks and Caicos islands and…

Wednesday, Sep 6

16

Isaiah Thomas posts Instagram video referencing trade

The Boston Globe

Former Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas posted a video on Instagram referencing his trade to Cleveland. It was his first social media post since the trade was announced. In the video, which Thomas also posted to Facebook, the now Cavaliers…

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Putin says solving North Korea crisis without diplomatic tools is 'impossible'

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SEOUL, South Korea - Amid escalating tensions in the Korean Peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday asked his Russian counterpart's cooperation in urging the international community cut off crude oil supplies to the…