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A nurse’s aide plays video games while a veteran dies at Bedford VA hospital

A cellphone photo shows Brigitte Darton as she sits with her father, William Nutter, on a visit, not long before he died. He was a Vietnam combat veteran who died at the Bedford VA hospital when a nurse failed to check in on him.

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

Fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal

Alyssa Milano.

The #MeToo movement didn’t start this week—it’s been going on for years

Years before actress Alyssa Milano’s tweet publicized the idea, Tarana Burke was spreading that healing message to survivors of trauma.

// Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg says everyone knew about Weinsten

The Needham native says he overlooked Weinstein’s misdeeds because he was a generous friend.

Reese Witherspoon spoke during ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood event.

Reese Witherspoon says a director sexually assaulted her when she was 16

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the Oscar-winning actress talked about her own experience with sexual assault Monday night.

Wild turkeys walked along a street in a residential neighborhood in Brookline last month.

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Not much Bridgewater can do about aggressive turkeys

Officials say state law doesn’t allow for the removal of the ornery birds, and Bridgewater isn’t alone in feeling as though the town’s hands are tied.

// This seal’s name is ‘Giseal Bündchen’ and it’s being set free on Cape Cod

The harbor seal pup, named after supermodel Gisele Bündchen, was found abandoned by its mother on a Maine beach in the summer.

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// The inside story of the Celtics’ crazy offseason

The Celtics knew there would be change. But no one in their front office envisioned an offseason like this one.


// Amazon is in every corner of your home. Take a look

From the living room to the office, the e-commerce giant works to make its goods and services essential to customers’ lives.  


// Boston is primed for Amazon

Let’s be clear: Amazon is a natural fit for our city.

// Can you do squats like Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

Interest in the workout regimen of the Supreme Court’s oldest justice and in the personal trainer behind it has only grown since the election of President Trump.

// Here are the top Netflix shows for ‘binge racing’

“Binge racing” is defined as plowing through a series’ entire season in less than 24 hours after its release.

// Watch as actor Bill Pullman accepts, then accidentally smashes film award

He can take on the aliens in the “Independence Day” movies, but when it comes to holding onto a film award Bill Pullman is a bit of a klutz.

// White men feel overlooked at the office, survey says

In spite of the results, data show men continue to dominate the top ranks of virtually every field.

Dave Ratner of Dave’s Soda and Pet City on his store's Facebook page promoting dog food. Rather appeared with Trump when he signed an executive order on health care and it has hurt his business.



Somebody throw poor Dave a bone

The owner of Dave’s Soda and Pet City has received a lot of blowback after he was at the White House when President Trump signed an order on health care.

//[1] ‘The worst two days of my life,’ says business owner

After last week’s photo, Dave Ratner has learned a tough political lesson. Will his Western Mass. customers give him a second chance?

// How much good will does $500,000 buy in Congress?

We may find out when Raytheon’s top lobbyist, Mark Esper, faces senators for his confirmation to become secretary of the Army.

// Marino withdraws name from drug czar consideration

Representative Tom Marino has withdrawn his name from consideration as the administration’s drug czar, the president tweeted Tuesday.

Hotel homicide victim ‘was targeted in that room,’ police say

A man was shot and killed early Tuesday in the Holiday Inn Express hotel on Boston Street, officials said.

Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, smiled Monday while accepting the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center.

John McCain condemns ‘half-baked, spurious nationalism’

An emotional US Senator John McCain launched a thinly veiled critique of President Trump’s global stewardship Monday night.

//[1].jpg New car inspection scheme sees some improvement

Car inspections were disrupted when a new software system was clumsily launched Oct. 1.

// Trump said Obama never called families of fallen troops — then got fact-checked live

The president’s assertion belied a long record of meetings his predecessor held with the families of killed service members.

Father of Raynham Medal of Honor recipient said Obama reached out

Paul Monti remembers speaking with President Obama when his late son was selected for the nation’s highest military honor in 2009.

// Gregg Popovich labels Trump ‘a soulless coward’

The San Antonio Spurs coach said President Trump’s comments Monday that other presidents “didn’t make calls” to families of fallen soldiers were “as low as it gets.”

// Dog spotted on Mass. Pike is missing from new home

Indy and his owner just moved to Boston on Monday when the dog escaped from their new apartment.

// Applause, jeers at three-hour Brookline meeting over Pine Manor land

Town officials want to seize 7 acres from Pine Manor College by eminent domain. The college is vowing to fight the proposal.

// Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting child in April

The royal couple had already revealed that they were having a child, but didn’t previously say which month the child is due.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Chris Gasper and Chad Finn discuss the Patriots’ controversial victory over the New York Jets — just the latest in a string of bizarre Pats-Jets games.

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// Children of priests step out of the shadows

A growing number of people who say their fathers are priests are speaking out, drawing attention to an invisible legion of suffering.

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// Even after Equifax and Wells Fargo, GOP sides with big financial institutions

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// Dear Jeff Bezos: Come and help us build a better Boston together

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.


// He lost his son to opioids. Now he’s changing how dentistry treats addiction

Dr. Omar Abubaker is campaigning for dental schools to train future dentists in the responsible prescribing of opioid painkillers.


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Tesla fires hundreds of workers as part of annual reviews

Tesla Motors has fired hundreds of workers after completing its annual performance reviews, even though the automaker is trying to ramp up production to fill orders for its new Model 3 sedan