Trump visited, video chatted with troops on Thanksgiving

President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, speaks to members of the U.S. Coast Guard at the Lake Worth Inlet Station, on Thanksgiving in Riviera Beach, Fla.

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President Donald Trump has a Thanksgiving Day message for the nation and troops abroad: Look at all I’ve done.

// The Mayflower II is slowly coming back together

It’s smooth sailing on the $7.5 million replica of the Pilgrim ship.

Plymouth, MA - 6/29/1945: The Mayflower II, a replica of the original Pilgrim vessel, sails into Plymouth, Mass., on June 13, 1957, after a 5,000-mile and 53-day trip from England. Previously, the Pilgrims took a more direct route of 3,000 miles that lasted 66 days. (Charles F. McCormick/Globe Staff) --- BGPA Reference: 160328_EF_008

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Did your family come from Pilgrims? Meet your fellow descendants

Thanks to the pilgrims, there’s a new way to distract your family from talking politics this Thanksgiving.

Boston police arrest man for West Roxbury murder

A West Roxbury man, arrested Wednesday, will be charged with the murder a man who police said died from “undetermined traumatic injuries.”

// Here’s what to do if you encounter a coyote

Though coyote attacks around New England are rare, coyotes are not. Here’s how to ward them off.

11/22/2017 Boston - Ma -. Workers board up windows at 282 Hanover Street in Boston's North End. Their was a tragic fire in building that killed two people. Jonathan Wiggs\Globe Staff Reporter:Topic.

A cigarette left in a bedroom started a fire that led to two deaths

One of the two men killed in an early-morning fire on Hanover Street was a fixture in the North End, while the other was a 33-year-old Hamilton native.

// Congressman threatened to complain to police regarding nude photos

Congressman Joe Barton told a woman he would complain to Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him were exposed, according to a report..

// A list of men accused of sexual misconduct

Multiple men in entertainment, media and politics have faced allegations of sexual misconduct.

// Al Franken’s Senate star was rising. Now what?

After spending years trying to shed his funnyman image, Franken became a draw at political events and was considered a potential 2020 presidential candidate.

// Bannon insurgency stresses loyalty to Trump, not policy test

As Steve Bannon drafts his team of challengers to the old guard, the new guard is increasingly aligned not by ideology, but by its history of support for the president.

Shirley Leung

// In the company of men, #MeToo is a tough topic

Missing from the seemingly daily allegations of sexual harassment against prominent men, well, are the voices of other men. That’s why I sought them out.

// New law clears way for bilingual teaching in Mass. public schools

The law overturns a 15-year-old ballot measure that supported English-only teaching.

Marblehead, MA: 11-23-2017: Football waits on the sideline as Swampscott High School's football team returns too the field for second half of the Thanksgiving Day game at Marblehead High School in Marblehead, Mass., Nov.. 23, 2017. Photo/John Blanding, Boston Globe staff story/Owen Pence( 24schmarblehead )

John Blanding/Globe Staff

Thanksgiving Day high school football results

Here’s a look at the scores from around Eastern Mass.

Shoppers pass a promotional sign for 'Black Friday' sales discounts on Oxford Street in London, on November 23, 2017. Black Friday is a sales offer originating from the US where retailers slash prices on the day after the Thanksgiving holiday. In the UK it is used as a marketing device to entice Christmas shoppers with the discounts at stores often lasting for a week. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

Mass. shoppers lining up hours early for Black Friday deals

Massachusetts is one of just three states that don’t let stores open in the evening on Thanksgiving, but that hasn’t stopped some shoppers from forming lines outside.

Crate & Barrel touted its Black Friday deals on Wednesday at its store in Chestnut Hill.

Goodbye, Black Friday. Holiday bargain-shopping is now a month-long affair

The traditional holiday spending period has largely migrated earlier into November, away from traditional stores, and over to digital sales. 

// Retailers look to woo shoppers from rivals as Amazon grows

As the holiday shopping season officially kicks off, shoppers may find some surprises at their favorite stores.

// Macy’s parade rolls on with balloons, bands, security

With new faces and old favorites in the lineup, the Americana extravaganza made its way through 2 ½ miles of Manhattan on a cold morning.

Holiday Style | Magazine

// 40 tips for maximizing holiday fun, minimizing stress, and saving money this season

From cooking shortcuts to packing pointers, clever advice for getting to January 2 with your good spirits intact.

December 16 1956 / fromthearchive / Globe staff photo by Paul J. Connell / Globe Santa attracts a crowd of people wanting to have pictures taken with him. This was the inaugural year of the Boston Globe Santa Claus Fund. The Boston Post started the Santa Fund in 1910. When the Post closed earlier this year, The Boston Globe with Mayor John Hynes continued the long tradition of providing Christmas toys for needy families.

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Globe Santa

For children in need, Globe Santa delivers

Globe Santa is beginning its 62nd year, raising funds to provide Christmas gifts for thousands of children in need in eastern Massachusetts.

// The National Dog Show winner looks like an adorable little Chewbacca

Among the many winners on Thanksgiving Day: Newton, the Brussels Griffon.


// A lot of sports morsels on our plate at Thanksgiving

Here are some thoughts on the Patriots, the Baseball Hall of Fame, and other things to chew on.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// Are auto inspections worth it?

The pollution-detection system has outlived its usefulness as most older, high-polluting cars have been fixed or junked.

Miss Conduct

// Is it rude to spend lavishly on our son, but not his partner?

Plus, handling those moments when you wish you could un-say it.

Love Letters

// I’m married with kids but still pining for the one that got away

Twenty years after our breakup, I’m back in touch with my old boyfriend and feeling confused.

Renée Graham

// My long list of food aversions prompts raised eyebrows at holiday gatherings

For years I’ve felt pressure, even shame, about my food anxieties. I’m done with that.


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Chris Gasper and Chad Finn respond to Hall of Famer Joe Morgan’s assertion that steroid users should be disqualified from baseball’s promised land.

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One hundred years ago, one of the world’s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston’s famed orchestra.