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Here's how a Louis CK accuser responded to Sarah Silverman's masturbation story

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Following the Monday airing of comedian Sarah Silverman's satellite radio interview in which she said that fellow comedian Louis C.K. had masturbated in front of her with her consent, one of the comedians who accused C.K. of sexual…

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What to know about the 2018-2019 flu season in Massachusetts

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It's that time of year again. Flu season, like the wintry temperatures, is upon us. The latest weekly flu report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health says the rates of “flu-like illness” have increased just slightly in the…

Monday, Oct 22

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The week identity politics ate itself

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It was the week identity politics ate itself. It was the week we learned that US Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is between 1/1,024th and 1/64th Native American Indian. It was also the week that Harvard University — universally…

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Tom Brady's latest vlog issues a warning to the Bills Mafia

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Tom Brady isn't spending much time basking in the glory of the Patriots' first road win. The quarterback continued his postgame tradition and posted an Instagram vlog after the game in Chicago Sunday evening, already turning his attention…

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Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw works out in shorts on chilly night at Fenway

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BOSTON (AP) — Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw got an early look at Fenway Park, working out in shorts in the bullpen ahead of Tuesday night's World Series opener. The Dodgers arrived in Boston on Sunday, a day after winning the NL pennant.…

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Patriots breakdown: The best, worst (and everything in between)

Mitchell Trubisky clearly saved his best for last. So did the Patriots defense. The Bears quarterback was erratic most of the afternoon, missing open receivers and completing just a shade over 50 percent of his passes – 26 of 50 for 333…

Unusually mediocre all season, Patriots' special teams the difference

CHICAGO – Dont'a Hightower has played linebacker in the NFL. He has played defensive end. He has been on the field goal block team. Sunday against the Bears, he tried something new – the punt block team. Hightower said he had never played…

Sunday, Oct 21

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'What happened was unacceptable': Rajon Rondo, Chris Paul exchange punches before getting ejected in Lakers ...

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once the fists started flying late in the fourth quarter, LeBron James' home debut with the Los Angeles Lakers was relegated to the undercard. A wild multiplayer fight that included the normally mild-mannered Chris Paul…

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Elizabeth Warren goes back to Oklahoma to emphasize her family roots

NORMAN, Okla. — When a group appeared with a video camera among the single-story bungalows on their street, the neighbors were mystified. Delores Clark was dirty from tending the garden. Sheena Jones had just moved in. Neither of them…

Saturday, Oct 20

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The inside story of how the Red Sox beat baseball's best pitching staff

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HOUSTON – The Red Sox knew the magnitude of the challenge they faced in the American League Championship Series. The Astros pitching staff had allowed just 534 runs (3.3 per game) during the regular season, the fewest allowed by an…

Friday, Oct 19

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For Jackie Bradley Jr. and the Red Sox, ALCS MVP highlights organizational coming of age

HOUSTON — For so many members of the Red Sox organization in the champagne-soaked visitor's clubhouse at Minute Maid Park, the image of Jackie Bradley Jr. as the ALCS MVP represented a great deal more than just three critical hits. When…

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NOAA is predicting a mild winter for Boston and much of the US in 2018-2019

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The cold may have returned this week, but take heart New Englanders: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says a mild winter could be in store for the region and much of the country this year. Above-average temperatures are…

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What the experts are predicting for the Patriots-Bears game

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The road hasn't been kind to the Patriots in 2018, handing them a pair of ugly losses in Jacksonville and Detroit. Combine that with a trip this weekend to an NFC lair in Chicago, where the Bears are coming off an embarrassing loss to…

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5 questions and answers about acute flaccid myelitis, the polio-like illness confirmed in two Mass. children

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Two children in Massachusetts have contracted a serious, rare illness that causes muscle weakness and paralysis, according to the state's Department of Public Health. The state's first case this year of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, was…

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Alex Cora has some words for a vocal critic of David Price

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Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he was “very happy” for pitcher David Price after his outstanding showing in Game 5 of the ALCS. Not only did Price throw six shutout innings against the Houston Astros to help the Sox advance to the World…

The Red Sox left no doubt that they deserve to be playing in the World Series

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HOUSTON — Ten years ago Friday, 23-year-old lefty phenom David Price came out of the Tampa Bay bullpen in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series and blew away the Red Sox' dreams, recording the final four outs as the Rays…

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Patriots notebook: Rookie Sony Michel is in for the long run

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FOXBOROUGH — Sony Michel doesn't want to get worn out. “I hear a lot that the later the season goes on, the worse people get,'' Michel said after practice Thursday at Gillette Stadium. “My kind of mind-set is to just build and get better…

Thursday, Oct 18

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ALCS Game 5: Red Sox at Astros lineups and notes

Here are the lineups: RED SOX (3-1), ASTROS (1-3). TBA, TBA. Pitching: LHP David Price (0-1, 9.95 postseason). Pitching: RHP Justin Verlander (2-0, 3.18 postseason). Game time: 8:09 p.m. (ET). TV/Radio: TBS / WEEI. Red Sox vs. Verlander:…

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'Somebody's gotta win, so you never know': How Bostonians are prepping for a $970m jackpot

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Majdoub Rhouziyal has been a busy man. Standing behind the counter at Boston News Cafe Express, wearing a Red Sox hat and jacket, he dutifully rang up orders for Mega Millions tickets Thursday morning, one day before the drawing for the ...

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1 dead, another injured after carbon monoxide incident at Central Mass. home

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One person died and another was hospitalized Wednesday after carbon monoxide filled a Wales home, according to the State Fire Marshal's office. Officials are now investigating the Brows Beach Road home incident and whether the residence…

How Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi pulled off those remarkable plays last night

HOUSTON — “Get off my lawn.” Three Red Sox outfielders have turned an anthem of crustiness into a mantra for a group that has played a tremendous role in helping the Red Sox to advance within a game of the World Series. On Wednesday night …

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Where to rank Andrew Benintendi's catch, and other questions from the Red Sox' Game 4 win

HOUSTON -- Typically after a Red Sox playoff game, I share nine thoughts in this space on what we just saw, and then on social media, you tell me I'm wrong about at least five of them. I dig it. It's our thing. Forgive me, but after the…

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Kate Upton was not happy with Joe West's controversial call in Game 4 of the ALCS

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Model Kate Upton, the wife of Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, wasn't too pleased about a call that went against her husband's team Wednesday night. In the bottom of the first inning of Game 4 of the ALCS, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve…

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Fan interference call latest episode in memorable Red Sox-Astros series

HOUSTON — Will this make up for Larry Barnett messing up the Ed Armbrister interference play in the 1975 World Series? Will it atone for Ben Dreith incorrectly calling roughing the passer on Sugar Bear Hamilton in the 1976 NFL playoffs?…

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E-mails show how donors are considered in Harvard admissions

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When Harvard University admitted several applicants tied to influential donors in 2013, including one who had promised to pay for a building, the Kennedy School dean fired off an e-mail calling the head of admissions “my hero.” “Once again…

Fan interference call goes Red Sox' way, erases two Astros runs

HOUSTON — Controversy hit Game 4 of the ALCS in the bottom of the first inning on Wednesday night when the Red Sox were awarded an out on a ball Mookie Betts did not catch. With a runner in first, Jose Altuve sent a Rick Porcello pitch to…

Wednesday, Oct 17

How the Red Sox beat the Astros in Game 3, inning by inning

The Red Sox beat the Astros, 8-2, on Tuesday in Game 3 of their American League Championship Series. Boston now holds a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Here is the box score. Below are updates and analysis from the game as it…

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Elizabeth Warren defends decision to release DNA test

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Senator Elizabeth Warren defended the timing of her decision to release the results of a DNA test just ahead of the midterm elections, telling the Globe Tuesday that she went public as soon as possible to begin deflecting the constant…

Tuesday, Oct 16

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Kevin Harlan, on the call for the devastating injury, is eager to see Gordon Hayward make his return

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Kevin Harlan's voice confirmed what our stunned eyes told us during the Celtics' opener last season — that All-Star forward Gordon Hayward, making his team debut, had just suffered a traumatic and ugly injury to his leg. Harlan is on the…

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Chris Evans comes to the defense of involved dads everywhere after Piers Morgan tweet

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Provocateur Piers Morgan tried to open a new front in the culture wars, mocking none other than James Bond — actor Daniel Craig, that is — for carrying his new baby in a sling. The social media skirmish had yet another actor, Sudbury's own…