Get ready for Thankspocalypse

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The pre-holiday scare machine can make you forget that we’re “celebrating” a holiday.

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Join Host Chris Gasper and hockey reporter Kevin Paul Dupont as they take a look at the battered and bruised Bruins, the least popular team in Boston right now.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/15/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/Thanksgiving-dinner-11698.jpg A Maine man gave out turkeys he found in a dumpster. Don’t eat them, police say

A man reportedly pulled birds from the trash behind a Hannaford supermarket — and then allegedly distributed some of them to people looking for a holiday bird.

A state trooper used a radar gun to monitor vehicle speeds on Route 128 this summer.

Drivers get ticketed for going over 100 m.p.h. more than you think

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was ticketed for driving 119 miles per hour in upstate New York. She’d have plenty of company in Massachusetts.

Holiday Style | Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/candy1126comp_alt-3126.jpg 5 easy candy recipes perfect for holiday celebrations

From chocolate truffles to popcorn, whether a hostess gift or a reward for yourself, holiday treats can help spread joy.

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If you’re looking to avoid the congestion, this data can help you plan your trip.

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Stay occupied while you’re stuck in Turkey Day traffic.

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys

Tuesday’s pardoning was the 70th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey tradition.

Renée Graham

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Despite allegations from 16 women detailing a variety of sexual improprieties, Trump remains unscathed.

Names

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/ScreenShot2017-11-21at12.34.07PM.jpg Brad Falchuk and Gwyneth Paltrow are said to be engaged

The Newton native — whose brother, Evan, ran unsuccessfully for Massachusetts governor — has been dating the actress for three years.

The Globies

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The Patriots color commentator and talk-show host on The Sports Hub has become an important part of the Boston sports media fabric.

4-29-12: Atlanta, GA: Hours before tapoff, Celtics guard Ray Allen was on the court shooting as well as walking to test his injured right ankle. The Boston Celtics visited the Atlanta Hawks for Game One of an NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff series at Philips Arena. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: sports topic:

Former Celtics star Ray Allen tells Orlando court he was ‘catfished’

Allen has asked a court to throw out a case where he is accused of stalking someone he met online.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/451902980-2154.jpg CBS fires Charlie Rose following sexual misconduct allegations

CBS News has fired Charlie Rose and PBS has cut ties with the veteran broadcaster following allegations that he sexually harassed several women.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/slack-imgs-10355.jpg Red Line service restored after train strikes construction materials

The Red Line experienced severe delays after a southbound train struck materials on the tracks near the Charles/MGH station Tuesday morning, the MBTA said.

GROUND GAME

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/16/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/AFP_UB8LY.jpg Three ways China (not Russia) has benefited from Trump

The change in administrations from Barack Obama to President Donald Trump has coincided with a number of positive developments for China.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/AFP_SL334.jpg Sugar industry shut down study linking sucrose to disease, researchers say

A sugar industry trade group appears to have shut down a study that was producing evidence linking sucrose to disease nearly 50 years ago.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/WebGraphics/Metro/BostonGlobe.com/2014/06/13opquiz/harvard.jpg DOJ investigating Harvard over admissions

The probe is related to a 2014 lawsuit that claims Harvard limits the number of Asian-Americans it admits each year.

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Governor Charlie Baker acknowledged communications between the DA’s office and the State Police on the matter of an altered police report.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Cropped_Coyote_cat.jpg A wandering coyote carrying a cat was spotted in Newton

A Newton woman posted a photo of a coyote she spotted to warn her neighbors about the dangers of the wild animals.

Senator Al Franken.

Past SNL performers, staff issue statement supporting Al Franken

A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on “Saturday Night Live,” including actress Jane Curtin, have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/v1_inkblock_night_17_1114-5946.jpg Tiny units, with luxury extras, coming to South End

A “coliving” apartment building would have fancy trimmings such as housekeeping services and social activities for residents.

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Senate candidate has Doug Jones is now using Republicans’ words against Roy Moore.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/AFP_UB30Y.jpg That da Vinci painting that sold for $450m made a secret visit to Boston in 2009

The painting that made a splash with its sky-high sale price was examined here in 2009.

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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.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Daniel Terris

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Prior to 1993, there was no global mechanism to bring those who committed massive crimes to justice.

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Holiday Arts Preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/17/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Holiday%20Arts%20preview%20web150-5211.jpg The best of the arts this upcoming holiday season

’Tis the season for music, shows, and productions of all kinds, just in time for the holidays.

STAT

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Konopka.jpg A defiant doctor fights for her license and a disappearing style of medicine

Dr. Anna Konopka of New London, N.H., has become a symbol of a kind of physician autonomy that is almost extinct.

Crossword

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Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.