Ferguson grand jury is notable in several ways

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A man stood on his roof while clearing snow in Buffalo Friday.

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After historic snow, Buffalo faces possible flooding

Anticipated warmer temperatures and rain prompted the weather service to issue a flood watch starting Sunday.

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Proposed rules would offer new assisted living protections

The changes proposed by Mass. legislators Friday are aimed at closing gaps that threaten elders’ safety.

Hundreds stood in line for Thanksgiving bags.

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Hundreds waited to receive a Thanksgiving bag.

Nicole Shand received a turkey from Cardinal Sean O’Malley.

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Nicole Shand received a turkey from Cardinal Sean O’Malley.

The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley prepared almost 2,000 bags.

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The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley prepared almost 2,000 bags.

Volunteers Laura MacLean, Stella MacLean, 9, and Lindsay Whelan, 10, helped to distribute Thanksgiving bags.

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Volunteers Laura MacLean, Stella MacLean, 9, and Lindsay Whelan, 10, helped to distribute Thanksgiving bags.

Joesphina Severino received a turkey from volunteer Joseph Rossi.

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Joesphina Severino received a turkey from volunteer Joseph Rossi.

In Dorchester, hundreds stand in line for Thanksgiving baskets

Groups prepared almost 2,000 bags for distribution containing items, including a turkey, for a Thanksgiving dinner.

Harvard 31, Yale 24

Late touchdown lifts Harvard over Yale in The Game

Harvard claimed the Ivy League title with the victory in the 131st edition of The Game.

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