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Wednesday, Nov 22

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A lot of sports morsels on our plate at Thanksgiving

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Picked-up pieces while waiting for another good NFL player to quit his bad team, threaten to retire, then magically show up in Foxborough, born again as Patriot . . . I am OK with almost any change in sports as long as the Lions continue…

Sunday, Nov 19

18

Martin Truex Jr. wins NASCAR Cup Series title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — NASCAR’s newest champion wouldn’t take his helmet off. He couldn't. If he did, then everyone would see Martin Truex Jr. cry. Truex capped the most successful season of his journeyman career as NASCAR’s champion Sunday,…

Thursday, Nov 16

03

The man running against Roy Moore is pitching a New South in Alabama

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Doug Jones already has a place in Alabama’s layered and, at times, traumatic history. His name appears in the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute for prosecuting two members of the Ku Klux Klan who murdered four black…

Tuesday, Nov 14

18

Boston lands No. 2 spot in new WSJ ranking for Amazon headquarters

Boston is the second-most-likely city, behind Dallas, to land Amazon’s hotly pursued “second headquarters,” according to a new analysis conducted by the Wall Street Journal. They ranked 11 cities — and Amazon’s hometown of Seattle — based…

Monday, Nov 13

17

Scientists warn Earth is on the road to ruin

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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. This is our only home and we shouldn't ruin it, thousands of scientists say. More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries worldwide, including scores from Massachusetts universities, have signed a letter…

04

Butch Jones out as Tennessee's football coach

Tennessee fired coach Butch Jones on Sunday with two games left in a regular season in which the Volunteers started ranked but are now still winless in the Southeastern Conference. Vols athletic director John Currie said defensive line…

Sunday, Nov 12

05

No. 1 Alabama escapes upset; Auburn routs No. 2 Georgia

Jalen Hurts hit DeVonta Smith for a 26-yard touchdown pass with 25 seconds remaining to lift No. 1 Alabama over No. 18 Mississippi State, 31-24, on Saturday night in Starkville, Miss. Alabama (10-0, 7-0 SEC, CFP No. 2) won its 10th…

Thursday, Nov 9

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Patriots reportedly claim Martellus Bennett off waivers

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According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Patriots claimed tight end Martellus Bennett off waivers late Thursday afternoon. Bennett had been released by the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday for “failure to disclose a physical condition.” The 30…

Wednesday, Nov 8

10

Air Force error exposes data gaps on guns

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As the horrific details of Devin Kelley's record of domestic violence emerged, the Republican governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, spoke for all of us when he asked, incredulously: “By all of the facts that we seem to know, he was not supposed…

Monday, Nov 6

19

Anthony Weiner begins prison stint in Devens for sexting a 15-year-old

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Once a congressman and a New York mayoral candidate, Anthony Weiner completed a precipitous fall from grace Monday, surrendering himself at a federal prison medical center in Devens, where he is expected to try to join a treatment program…

02

Rand Paul’s injuries more severe than initially thought

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, is recovering from five broken ribs and bruises to his lungs, and it is unclear when he will return to Washington, aides said Sunday, signaling that injuries he sustained…

Sunday, Nov 5

19

Marblehead native Shalane Flanagan makes history in NYC

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NEW YORK — Shalane Flanagan thought about the seven years building to this race, possibly her last. She thought about the running star striding next to her. She thought about her family. She thought about Meb. With one hellacious holler at…

Saturday, Nov 4

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Rate of gun deaths rose again in 2016

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The rate of gun deaths in the United States rose in 2016 to about 12 per 100,000 people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report released Friday. That was up from a rate of about 11 for every 100,000 people in 2015,…

Thursday, Nov 2

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Heart stents fail to ease chest pain

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A procedure used to relieve chest pain in hundreds of thousands of heart patients each year is useless for many of them, researchers reported Wednesday. Their study focused on the insertion of stents, tiny wire cages, to open blocked…

Wednesday, Nov 1

18

TripAdvisor removed reports of rapes at Mexico resorts, report says

TripAdvisor, the Needham-based travel company, is accused of removing hotel reviews from its site that include reports of rapes and assaults, according to an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. According to the Journal…

Monday, Oct 30

17

Is the Papadopoulos case the real bombshell today?

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Is the Papadopoulos case the real bombshell of the day? While the initial announcement of indictments against President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and Manafort associate Rick Gates dominated the news early Monday…

Sunday, Oct 29

18

Power outages pile up as storm moves through Mass.

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Heavy winds and rain that barreled into Massachusetts Sunday afternoon were expected to strengthen overnight, causing flash floods, power outages, and a messy Monday commute, meteorologists said. “The Greater Boston area is looking at 1 to…

11

Trump tries to shift focus as charges loom in Russia case

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WASHINGTON — President Trump’s frustration at the investigations into his campaign’s ties with Russia boiled over Sunday, as he sought to shift the focus to accusations against his 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton, a day before the special…

Thursday, Oct 26

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One-episode partnership with Barstool makes ESPN look bad

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Dan “Big Cat” Katz and PFT Commenter, cohosts of the irreverent and massively successful “Pardon My Take” podcast, used their show Wednesday to discuss a tumultuous week in which their ESPN2 program “Barstool Van Talk” was canceled after…

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Lunenburg’s Emily Nash won a boys’ golf tournament, but was denied the winner’s trophy — because she’s a girl

UXBRIDGE — Emily Nash, a female student at Lunenburg High, shot the best score at a boys’ golf tournament in Massachusetts but was denied the trophy because she’s a girl. Nash’s score of 75 in the Central Mass. Division 3 boys’ tournament…

02

Amazon wants to get inside your home. Just for a moment or two

Jeff Bezos wants the key to your front door. And based on past performance, quite a few of us will hand it over to him. On Wednesday, Bezos's company, the giant online retailer Amazon.com, unveiled a service called Amazon Key that will let…

Wednesday, Oct 25

01

Clinton campaign, DNC paid for research that led to Russia dossier

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The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about Donald Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign…

Monday, Oct 23

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ESPN cancels 'Barstool Van Talk' after only one episode

ESPN abruptly canceled “Barstool Van Talk” Monday afternoon, ending its affiliation with the popular but controversial brand after just one episode. The decision came amid internal backlash among ESPN employees regarding the association.…

Friday, Oct 20

05

Aaron Rodgers has surgery to fix broken collarbone

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers underwent surgery Thursday on his broken collarbone, a source confirmed to ESPN, and also reported on NFL.com. The Packers must decide whether to keep Rodgers on the roster or place him on…

Tuesday, Oct 17

09

Day after McCain’s emotional speech, Trump warns, ‘I fight back’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a warning shot after Republican Sen. John McCain questioned ‘‘half-baked, spurious nationalism’’ in America’s foreign policy. McCain, a former Navy pilot who spent 5½ years in a ...

Sunday, Oct 15

11

Dodgers rally to win NLCS opener over Cubs

Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (middle) celebrates the Dodgers' 5-2 win with third baseman Justin Turner , and first baseman Cody Bellinger after Game 1 on Saturday night. LOS ANGELES — Although Clayton Kershaw once again failed to…

02

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…

Thursday, Oct 12

01

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…

Tuesday, Oct 10

12

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,…

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…