President Trump’s response on Al Franken draws fire

President Trump weighed in Thursday evening with two tweets disparaging Senator Al Franken for his boorish behavior.

// Warren blasts tax bill but is uncertain it can be stopped

“This is fundamentally wrong,” the Massachusetts Democrat said.

// Al Franken apologizes to woman who says he kissed, groped her

In a guest appearance Friday on ABC’s ‘‘The View,’’ Leeann Tweeden read a letter she received from the Democratic lawmaker.

// In Facebook post, Ohio candidate says he slept with 50 women

Democrat William O’Neill said the post grew out of frustration over Democrats’ calls to remove Al Franken from the US Senate over sexual misconduct allegations.

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Why the grammar in the Ohio candidate’s post is so wrong

Bill O’Neill earned swift criticism for his crude bragging — but he made it even worse with grammatical mistakes.

// Congress paid $17 million in workplace violation settlements

The claims range from sexual harassment complaints, allegations of religious and racial discrimination, and overtime pay disputes.

// BU says geology professor sexually harassed grad student in Antarctica

Boston University plans to fire a well-known geology professor after a 13-month investigation found that he sexually harassed a graduate student while on a field expedition in Antarctica.

Shots fired leads to crash, pursuit near Egleston Square

A Boston police officer is hospitalized after a man backed his car into the officer, who was responding to a report of shots fired.

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Massport paves way for new Seaport hotel and apartment complex

The planned complex, which is across the street from the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, will include 304 apartment units and a 294-room hotel.

// School principal targeted in Blackstone car bombing

The bomb detonated Thursday night in what authorities said was a targeted attack on Bellingham High School principal Lucas Giguere.

Legislative panel to look at expanding public records law has never met

By year’s end, a group of state lawmakers are supposed to issue a report about applying the public records law to the Legislature, governor’s office, and judiciary.

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Longtime Back Bay resident becomes first US woman to summit dangerous K2

Fewer than 400 people have summitted the peak of “Savage Mountain” and roughly 85 have died. On her third try, Vanessa O’Brien became the first American woman to reach the top.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Chris Gasper welcomes Celtics reporter Jay King to analyze the Celtics’ 92-88 triumph over the Warriors.

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// Dream of a Celtics-Warriors Finals just might come true

Yes, it’s only November, but Thursday’s showdown sure was a tantalizing preview of what could be in June.

Alli Bibaud (left) stood with her attorney while pleading guilty to drunken driving charges in Framingham District Court.

Woman at center of State Police scandal pleads guilty to drunken driving charge

The woman whose altered arrest report led to the resignation of two top State Police commanders is expected to enter a residential treatment center in N.H.

// MBTA names winning bidder for Green Line extension project

The MBTA’s Green Line extension is getting new life after the T named the winning bidder for the long-planned and long-delayed project.

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// State considering hiring debt collector for toll skippers

The bell may soon toll for delinquent Mass. Pike drivers from nearby states.

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Trouble on the tracks

Rarely has a railroad spur garnered so much attention.

// Berklee’s other Steve Kirby has ‘bad luck’

One Steve Kirby was recently fired from Berklee College of Music after revelations of alleged sexual misconduct in Canada. Berklee’s other Steve Kirby was caught in the confusion.

// When the devil was caught in Boston

He was one of the most notorious criminals of his time — and he was arrested in Boston, 123 years ago.

// Days before Thanksgiving, Plimoth Plantation workers to picket

The Plymouth “living history” museum’s employees say they are frustrated by lack of progress.

// Workers to boss: Don’t let the bedbugs bite

At SimpliSafe, a Boston-based home security company, call center workers are protesting a bedbug infestation.


// Now in Boston: Dunkin’ without the Donuts

Look, nobody around here calls it Dunkin’. And if anybody should know that, it’s Dunks.

// Sarah Silverman on Louis C.K.: ‘Can you love someone who did bad things?’

Silverman compared the torrent of accusations of sexual abuse coming to light to ‘‘cutting out tumors.’’


// The death of The Sexiest Man Alive

Not now, we have a headache.


// Turns out, Matthew Broderick isn’t too old to play Ralphie Parker

The actor will narrate Fox’s “A Christmas Story Live!” as a grown-up Ralphie in this adaptation of Jean Shepherd’s classic holiday tale.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Chris Gasper welcomes Celtics reporter Jay King to analyze the Celtics’ 92-88 triumph over the Warriors.

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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.

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// Roy Moore and the politics of spite

Roy Moore is lashing out in every direction, and his supporters are lapping it up.

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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.


// A new role for first responders: providing in-home health care

With mobile integrated health, instead of transporting patients to the hospital, EMTs respond to their needs in their own home.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.


book review

Friendship forged for the good of young nation

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson first met in 1775 in the Continental Congress and evolved from Revolutionary War collaborators to political rivals to loving friends in their twilight years.