Most protesters see charges dismissed or downgraded

Dozens of demonstrators were arrested Tuesday night in Boston as part of protests in response to the Ferguson case.

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The scope of Ferguson protests

Thousands of people gathered Tuesday in cities across the country.

Opinion | Harvey Silverglate

// Ferguson’s unexpected lessons

Are we wise enough to understand and act on them?

// Man finds more than $125,000 in bonds inside auctioned desk

After the Weymouth man discovered the bonds, he contacted the auction company to return the bonds to the owner.

Coakley urges UMass Amherst to cut ties with Cosby

Other colleges have distanced themselves from Bill Cosby amid sexual assault allegations against the entertainer.

// Owner of Jamaica Plain home cited by city after fatal accident

The city issued three emergency violations after a worker fell to his death while installing porches at the home.

Movie Review

‘Foxcatcher’ a quietly devastating drama

As the reclusive millionaire John E. du Pont, Steve Carell gives a career-changer of a performance.

Marie Marlett of Mattapan held a box over her head as she waited for bus Wedneday afternoon in Lexington.

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Wintry mix makes for tough pre-Thanksgiving commute

Numerous spinouts were reported on the highways this afternoon as drivers struggled with a storm that dumped snow, sleet, and rain

Between Boston and Oakland, Jon Lester went 16-11 with a 2.46 ERA last seasonPhoto by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty


Jon Lester has plenty of options in addition to Red Sox

The Red Sox seem to be the front-runners for Lester, but the Cubs, among others, make sense for him, too.

// When the going got tough, the Patriots got better

The midseason stretch that was to define the Patriots’ season seems to be doing just that.


// Board games are back, and Boston’s a player

Plenty of people still play board games, including average folk who partake at home, in game cafes, and at massive conventions.

Evan Horowitz

// Is Black Friday really a good time to shop?

Despite all the deals being touted on TV and in ads, genuine bargains will be difficult to find.

Thanksgiving cooking guide

How to cook Thanksgiving turkey

Ready to cook your turkey? Here are a few recipes that will help.


Holiday cooking tips from Sheryl Julian

The Globe’s food editor offers simple kitchen tricks for Thanksgiving.

10 must-have Thanksgiving recipes

These holiday recipes can accompany the turkey Thursday or help with leftovers.


Anthony A. Braga

// Why Boston’s protests to Ferguson remained largely peaceful

There is an unusual reservoir of trust developed between the police and the city’s communities of color.

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Reaction in Ferguson, Mo.

Demonstrators gathered in Ferguson, Mo., ahead of the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown death, and reacted after learning there would be no indictments.