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Friday, Nov 30

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Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress

WASHINGTON — President Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, confessed in a surprise guilty plea Thursday that he lied to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal he pursued on Trump's behalf during the heat of the 2016 Republican campaign.

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Donald Trump, aka 'Individual 1,' is seen as center of Mueller's probe

WASHINGTON — In two major developments this week, President Trump has been labeled in the parlance of criminal investigations as a major subject of interest, complete with an opaque legal code name: ''Individual 1.'' New evidence from two…

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Paul Ryan lists immigration, debt as biggest regrets

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MADISON, Wis. — Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday named immigration and the national debt as his two biggest regrets as he prepares to leave office after 20 years in Congress, saying he has no immediate plans to return to public…

Thursday, Nov 29

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James Comey goes to court to quash House Republicans' subpoena

WASHINGTON — Former FBI Director James Comey has asked a court to quash House Republicans' subpoena for his testimony, after saying he wants to testify in public rather than behind closed doors. In court papers filed late Thursday…

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John Cena to receive the SI Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Actor and WWE superstar John Cena will receive the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, the company announced Thursday. The award is given yearly to an athlete or sports figure who “embodies the ideals of sportsmanship, leadership…

Scientists rebuke Chinese researcher, call for halt to genetically editing embryos

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HONG KONG — Leading genomic scientists from around the world called for an immediate halt to any clinical use of gene-editing in human embryos and sharply reprimanded a Chinese researcher who conducted a secretive experiment that he says .…

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Suspected serial killer confesses to murder of dozens, including two women with possible Mass. ties

A convicted killer says he murdered nearly 100 people across the country, including two women with possible Massachusetts ties, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Samuel Little, 78, who was convicted in 2014 with the murders…

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The time Paul Pierce and Kendrick Perkins couldn't get in to an NYC club, and other stories from 'The Tradition'

“You're giving them everything!” cried a laughing Paul Pierce in a feeble attempt to dissuade his former Celtics teammate Kendrick Perkins from continuing his story. After being honored with the lifetime achievement award for The Sports…

Brockton bus crash sends 3 to hospital; trapped driver rescued

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A bus crash in Brockton Thursday morning resulted in a major leg injury for the trapped driver and minor injuries to two people on board, officials said. First responders arrived at the site of the crash at 408 East St. around 8:25 a.m.,…

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New insurance guidelines would undermine rules of the Affordable Care Act

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is urging states to tear down pillars of the Affordable Care Act, demolishing a basic rule that federal insurance subsidies can be used only for people buying health plans in marketplaces created under…

How the Red Sox beat the Yankees again, and other observations

Picked-up pieces while reminding you that Truck Day is Feb. 4, the day after the Patriots win the Super Bowl . . . □ Here's one more thing to like about your World Series-winning Red Sox: They beat the Yankees every way possible this year,…

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It was an ordinary day in the newsroom until a gunman showed up

Originally conceived for the stage, this story was first told by a Boston Globe journalist as part of the Globe Live event at the Paramount Center in Boston in November. THIS IS A REALLY DISQUIETING TIME to be a journalist. The president…

MS-13 member bragged that accomplice stabbed Lynn teen, records show

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A member of the feared MS-13 street gang who allegedly participated in the July murder of 17-year-old Herson Rivas in Lynn later boasted that an accomplice repeatedly stabbed the boy “as if he were a cow” while the teen begged for his life…

In ART's 'Barber Shop Chronicles,' true confessions and unfiltered talk

Playwright and poet Inua Ellams didn't write “Barber Shop Chronicles.” He stole it. He was intrigued after a friend gave him a flier advertising a course to teach barbers the basics of mental health counseling. What was it that could turn…

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Dead & Company will play Gillette Stadium this summer

The Rolling Stones aren't the only band set to rock Gillette Stadium this summer. Dead & Company will perform at the home of the Patriots on Saturday, June 22 as part of their 2019 summer tour, the group's sixth nationwide tour since…

Trump vs. Powell: This round goes to the Fed boss

Good morning and welcome to Talking Points AM for Thursday, Nov. 29. Stocks are off just a bit this morning after the Dow had its best day in eight months on Wednesday. Here's the rest of what's going down in biz news. AM Headlines. China…

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It's cold and blustery outside (but at least it's not snowing)

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Hold onto your hat, folks — another cold and blustery morning is upon us. Thursday will be mostly sunny with 15 to 20 miles per hour winds and gusts that could reach up to 35 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.…

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Your Dunkin' Donuts account may have been hacked

If you use the Dunkin' Donuts app, DD Perks, to grab your morning coffee, you may want to change your password. The company was notified of a security breach on Oct. 31 that included hackers attempting to log into DD Perks accounts,…

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Authorities identify pedestrian who died after being struck in Concord

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Authorities have identified the pedestrian who died after being struck by a pick-up truck in Concord on Monday as Wayne Moody, 75, of Rutland. Moody was struck by a 2016 Ford utility pick-up truck at about 12:20 p.m. at the corner of…

This day in history

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Today is Thursday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2018. There are 32 days left in the year. Birthdays: Hall of Fame sportscaster Vin Scully is 91. Former French president Jacques Chirac is 86. Blues singer-musician John Mayall is 85. Actress…

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Everett police investigating after man shot in car

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Everett police are investigating after a man was shot while sitting in a vehicle parked on a street Wednesday night. The man, who was not identified, arrived at CHA Everett Hospital at about 7 p.m. suffering from a single gunshot wound,…

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Mass. native killed in combat operations in Afghanistan

A highly decorated soldier from Massachusetts, who also was a founder of a nonprofit devoted to honoring fallen service members, was one of three US troops killed Tuesday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Army Sergeant First Class Eric…

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California Democrat claims victory after updated vote count

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LOS ANGELES — Democrat T.J. Cox claimed victory Wednesday over Republican U.S. Rep. David Valadao after an updated vote count increased his lead in a California farm-belt district. Cox, who trailed in the vote tally until Monday, increased…

Business agenda

Follow the Globe's LinkedIn page for business updates. Thursday, Nov. 29. REAL ESTATE. Mortgage rates. The latest rate for the average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage will be released Thursday. Last week, Freddie Mac reported that it fell to…

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Some Celtics need to accept their roles

Position-less basketball is all the rage in the NBA, the idea that players are no longer typecast based on traditional job descriptions and expectations for guards, forwards, and centers. The Celtics have learned the hard way that while…

Wednesday, Nov 28

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A primer on shingles

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Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone was hospitalized recently with a severe case of shingles, a virus often characterized by painful, blistering rashes. City officials said Curtatone would be taking a break from his schedule for the next…

What to expect from the Vikings and how the Patriots can attack them

The Patriots aren't too familiar with the Minnesota Vikings, playing them this Sunday for the first time since 2014. But Bill Belichick has watched a lot of their film this year — they have had five common opponents — and has been blown…

It's downhill for Mayor Walsh

His last, best moment came a year ago, when he scored a 31-point victory in a reelection campaign against a weak opponent. Ever since then, it has been downhill for Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. The latest jolt comes as Michelle Wu, an at…

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State GOP leader Hughes to step aside, opening competition

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Kirsten Hughes, who led the Massachusetts Republican Party for six years as it recaptured the corner office but realized few gains in the Legislature, will not seek reelection to its top post, opening a competition that could swing the…

MIT engineers design new material that may someday help humans suffering from osteoarthritis

MIT engineers have designed a new molecule that can administer drugs deep into cartilage in an effort to help reverse or slow the tissue breakdown associated with osteoarthritis. The disease, caused by aging or traumatic injury, affects 20…