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‘Rudolph’ encounters storm of criticism

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The beloved “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” has been targeted by PC tweeters who call it a “problematic” tale that suggests that bullied people have to prove their worth — prompting sneers from others who say they need to lighten up about…

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Howie Carr: 'Peaceful death' not for Whitey Bulger

So at the very end of his serial-killing life, Whitey Bulger was hoping “to get a peaceful death, one of those he Died in his Sleep kind.”

Mohegan Sun ready to make major play for Everett casino if Wynn Resorts loses license

Mohegan Sun says it is willing to buy the $2.5 billion Encore Boston Harbor casino if Wynn Resorts is found unsuitable by state regulators — a move apparently aimed at giving the Gaming Commission an easy out from its high-stakes dilemma.

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Lunar Earth Love by Holiday Mathis

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Materialism ruins moods and oceans, but how do you get away from it? Bringing just 2 percent more awareness to your attitudes and practices around "stuff" (including how much of it you need and what to do with it when you're over it) is…

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Wednesday Night

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Partly cloudy skies. Low 27F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.

Friday Night

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Evening clouds will give way to clearing. Low 32F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

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Cloudy with rain developing after midnight. Low 37F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

Sunday Night

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Snow showers will become more widely scattered later on. Low 26F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 40%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

Monday Night

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Generally fair. Low 33F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday Night

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Partly cloudy. Low 29F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday, Nov 29

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Police investigation shooting in Cambridge

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Cambridge police are investigating a reported shooting in the area of Chestnut and Sidney streets.

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Irving wants to see more of Hayward as a shooter

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Gordon Hayward’s two-tiered challenge – finding chemistry after a year away from the NBA on top of his physical recovery from a near-catastrophic injury – has played out in oft-frustrating fashion over the first 21 games of the season.

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Patriots TE Dwayne Allen returns to practice

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FOXBORO -- The Patriots had perfect practice attendance this afternoon, as tight end Dwayne Allen returned from an extended absence.

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Police search for carjack suspect continues

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State police continue their hunt this morning for an armed man suspected of carjacking an SUV at gunpoint earlier today and leading officers on a pursuit from Webster to Worcester.

Walsh to veto landmark status for Fenway Citgo sign

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is vetoing city landmark status for Boston’s iconic Citgo sign, but says he has reached a “long-term resolution” that will “preserve” the sign, for “years to come.”

Bruins pregame notes: B's open two-game homestand against Islanders

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Given the injury list nearly mirrors an impressive active roster for the season, that the Bruins have the fourth most points in the conference is a positive in itself.

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Mass GOP chair departs amid Republican turmoil

Mass GOP Chairwoman Kirsten Hughes has decided not to seek a fourth term, and internal politics could determine her successor now that Gov. Charlie Baker, with a lack of ardor for certain Republicans on the campaign trail, has ruffled…

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Iceland's Blue Lagoon all about rest and relaxation

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Friction can be the vehicle of beauty. An oyster irritated by a speck of sand will eventually yield a luminous pearl. A salt rub for skin removes the old and reveals the new and smooth.

Train disabled on Kingston line; passengers forced onto back up

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Commuter rail passengers again this week have been forced off a train stopped in the tracks for mechanical issues.

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Trump's private plane clipped in parking mishap at LaGuardia

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NEW YORK — President Donald Trump's private jet, an instantly recognizable Boeing 757 used during his campaign, was caught up in a quintessential New York City traffic mishap at LaGuardia Airport on Wednesday: a fender bender while someone…

Editorial: MBTA must make Keolis accountable

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The debacle on the MBTA’s Fitchburg commuter rail train exemplifies serious shortcomings on the part of Keolis, the extent of which need to be investigated.

Rita Moreno joins Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story' film

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NEW YORK — Rita Moreno's portrayal of Anita in the classic 1961 film "West Side Story" won her an Oscar. Now, she has a different part in a remake directed by Steven Spielberg.

Analysis: Seth Moulton's insurgency melting

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WASHINGTON — House speaker nominee Nancy Pelosi hasn’t quite locked up the post yet, but she’s all but killed Rep. Seth Moulton’s revolt against her.

Deatrich Wise Jr. and American Rhino at Holiday Spectacular

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A LITTLE SWEET-TALKING: A number of special guests came to Faneuil Hall Marketplace for WBZ’s annual Holiday Spectacular — but they apparently stayed for the hot cocoa.

Liberals displaying little tolerance

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By now you know all about the “hoist on their holiday petard” Dorchester Historical Society fiasco. In crafting its holiday open house invitations, the DHS adorned its snow globe with the phrase “I’m dreaming of a white … Dorchester,” and…

Sprucing up NYC: Rockefeller Center lights Christmas tree

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NEW YORK — A massive Norway spruce has been lit up in a tradition that ushers in Christmastime in New York City.

Editorial: Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross on frontline of anti-gang fight

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Last week, police Commissioner William G. Gross lashed out at the ACLU “paper warriors” for suing the city over a gang database, saying the civil rights advocates are turning a blind eye to “atrocities.”

Boston firefighters approve 4-year deal

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The Boston Firefighters Union has come to a four-year contract agreement with the city that would give firefighters a 2 percent raise each year through 2021.

‘Nightflyers’ crew encounters space horrors in adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s novella

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For those of us — OK, most of us — waiting impatiently for the final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Syfy offers an intriguing, albeit flawed, distraction — an adaptation of famed author George R.R. Martin’s 1980 novella “Nightflyers,”…

Stephon Gilmore has drive-thru covered

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EXTRA SPECIAL SAUCE: It was out of the frying pan and into the Frialator for Stephon Gilmore, with the cornerback working a double shift at McDonald’s, first in Glastonbury, Conn., and then right here in Kenmore Square. The Patriots player…