State Senate bill could let drug dealers out of prison early

Hundreds currently jailed for certain drug crimes would become eligible to earn deductions in their sentences and apply for parole if new legislation becomes law.

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While some praise the mayor, others blame him for the crowds of people — clearly in the throes of addiction — who have become increasingly visible.

Yvonne Abraham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abrahamy-9286.jpg How rage over a woman’s anti-cop Facebook post killed a Lynn coffee shop

It’s not enough to just disagree with somebody who says something some find odious. No, angry mobs must be set upon them, to destroy their lives.

Facebook

A textbook stereotyped how racial groups respond to pain. The publisher is apologizing

Pearson apologized and launched a review of its curriculum Thursday after an outcry over a nursing education book that reinforced stereotypes of religious and ethnic groups.

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Frederica Wilson said President Trump’s chief of staff lied about her role in a 2015 dedication ceremony for a federal building.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/lee_bodycamera6_met-9243.jpg Methuen police misled Spanish-speaking suspects, lawsuit says

The suit claims the Methuen Police Department had known for more than three years that a translation of drivers’ rights given to OUI suspects was incorrect.

GROUND GAME

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Since he left the White House nine years ago, George W. Bush has largely stayed out of politics. But he stepped firmly back into the political spotlight Thursday.

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield.

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Rockwell heirs seek to block sale of artwork

The artist’s family wants to stop the Berkshire Museum from selling 40 works of art.

Playground near Belmont school closed due to rat infestation

A playground adjacent to a Belmont elementary school is closed indefinitely after town officials discovered a rat infestation there Thursday night.

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Former city councilor John Connolly said that his former rival has “more than earned his second term.”

Christopher Muther

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Logan has been making strides, but was still denied entry into this exclusive clique of top airports, decided by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler.

Brigitte Darton’s father, William Nutter, a Vietnam War veteran, died at the Bedford VA hospital despite the facility’s staff knowing that he needed to be checked on frequently.

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SPOTLIGHT FOLLOW-UP

Senator Warren calls for expedited probe into death at Bedford VA Medical Center

Senator Elizabeth Warren is pushing for federal authorities to expedite the criminal investigation of a death at the Bedford VA Medical Center.

Season Ticket Podcast

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Broadcaster Al Michaels is on the call for this week’s Sunday Night Football game between the Patriots and Falcons.

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Boston's Amazon bid

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The city’s bid strings together key development properties along either the Orange Line or the planned Green Line extension.

TALKING POINTS

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The Baker administration didn’t pick favorites among the 26 proposals across the state.

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Nearly 200 people reported the fireball in the sky Wednesday afternoon as it fell over the Northeast and into the Atlantic Ocean.

dave epstein

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/AFP_RJ29R.jpg This weekend offers a rare chance to see an October meteor shower

The lesser-known Orionid shower should still be taken seriously and appreciated by both amateur and professional stargazers.

Brockton-10/19/17- Brockton firefighter Matt Parziale qualified for the Masters and US Open golf tournaments. He is a championship golfer. John Tlumacki/Globe staff(metro)

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THOMAS FARRAGHER

The new amateur champion fights fires when he’s not sinking putts

After a thrilling victory at the US Mid-Amateur Championship, this Brockton firefighter earned himself improbable invitations to the US Open and the Masters.

travel

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Not for the faint of heart, we would be crisscrossing the country, from Beijing in the north, to Xi’an in the center, and to Hangzhou in the south, with a lot of side trips.

Chad Finn | unconventional preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Stan_WHITE_TD1.jpg Don’t call this a revenge game for the Falcons

Nothing they do against the Patriots can atone for what happened to them in February.

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Special reports

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The Bedford VA hospital admitted its care for Bill Nutter was not “up to our standards,” but the reality was uglier. Now, the FBI is investigating.

Opinion & Ideas

Ideas | Matthew Muspratt

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It’s one thing to read about our national fracture. It’s another to actually see it.

Confidential tips

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The Amazon bid

newsroom commentary

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An open letter to the owner of Amazon, proposing a true partnership that rewrites the relationship between a city and the big companies that call it home.

STAT

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Without Dr. Pablo Juan Ross the groundbreaking creation of a part-human, part-animal chimera might not have been possible.

Crossword

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Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.

Real Estate

What is it like to live in Windsor?

The town Nathaniel Hawthorne once described as a “bare, bleak spot fit, for nothing but sheep’’ is still largely off the grid (broadband is available only in town buildings).