A protester shouted into a megaphone while waiting on  word on the outcome of the Ferguson grand jury Monday.

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A protester shouted into a megaphone Monday while waiting on word about the outcome of the Ferguson grand jury.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (center) pleaded for calm Monday evening.

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (center) asked for calm Monday evening.

Protesters raised their hands  in Ferguson.

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Protesters raised their hands in Ferguson.

A protester confronted police officers in Ferguson.

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A protester confronted police officers in Ferguson.

A protester sat in a car near the Ferguson police department.

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A protester sat in a car near the Ferguson police department.

Workers boarded up a Taco Bell restaurant along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson.

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Workers boarded up a Taco Bell restaurant along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson.

Locks were installed on mailboxes across from the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Mo.

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Locks were installed on mailboxes across from the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Mo.

Officials urge calm ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he hoped “people on all sides show tolerance, mutual respect and restraint” when the decision is announced at 9 p.m.

Opinion | Derrick Z. Jackson

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The talk is about black violence, though the case is about a white police officer killing an unarmed black teen.

Food Editor Sheryl Julian’s 10 favorite Thanksgiving recipes

Ten recipes ready to make an appearance on the holiday table.

Hanley Ramirez is an infielder by trade but may have to play the outfield for the Red Sox Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Deals show that Red Sox are willing to take risks

The additions of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval represent an important and encouraging shift.

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The additions of Ramirez, a lifetime .300 hitter, and Sandoval, a switch-hitting third baseman, will add punch to the Sox lineup.

Boston City Council subpoenas BU president

The council wants BU President Robert Brown to appear at a hearing on employee and student diversity at local colleges.

Nor’easter to bring snow, hinder Thanksgiving travel

Officials are urging travelers to leave on Tuesday if possible to avoid traffic snarls and hazardous driving conditions.

Suspect in naked Logan assault is Harvard Extension student

Cameron Shenk is pursuing a bachelor of liberal arts in extension studies, a university spokeswoman said.

Steward has taken few steps to open Quincy medical facilities

The state Department of Public Health will hold a hearing Dec. 2 to discuss Steward’s plans after it closes the struggling Quincy Medical Center.