MBTA board green-lights 2 major contracts

Monday marked the transit agency’s biggest spending day in three years.

Brandeis lifts shelter-in-place order

Police said an armed robbery took place at the school earlier in the evening, but no injuries were reported.

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Fifteen students made the claims in a statement to the campus newspaper, The Dartmouth.

At least 50 people dead after mosque bombing in Nigeria

The attacker set off explosives as worshipers were arriving for morning prayers, police said.

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The move affects two Boston stations: Channels 4 and 38.

FILE — Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 21, 2017. Franken shares little ideology in common with President Donald Trump, but as former NBC stars, both men are examples of how politics has been celebritized — and now, of how political scandal has. (Al Drago/The New York Times)

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KEVIN CULLEN

The politics of sexual harassment

Even while Al Franken’s politics are often mine, I’m uncomfortable with his defenders pointing at other people’s behavior to minimize his.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/20/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AFP_UF9T4.jpg New claim against Al Franken could put him in more trouble

Senate Democrats didn’t ask for Franken to resign after one woman came forward. That could change.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/20/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/fb121946-ce3f-11e7-81bc-c55a220c8cbe.jpg Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say

The women said the CBS and PBS host made unwanted sexual advances toward them.

Congregants prayed during services at Boston’s First Christian Church Source of Grace, a church frequented by the Haitian community, last month.

Advocates decry move to end temporary status for Haitians

Local advocates said Haiti has not sufficiently recovered from a devastating earthquake in 2010.

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Massachusetts correctional institutions have long resisted providing methadone or Suboxone, but both the House and Senate criminal justice bills would require it.

Elkus Manfredi

Tiny units, with luxury extras, coming to the South End

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/20/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/AFP_TX9QV.jpg AT&T vows to fight DOJ ruling on Time Warner merger

AT&T has said it is willing to use the court process to unearth communications between White House and antitrust officials.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/turner102617METRO05bostonschools35.jpg East Boston’s schools have a blueprint for teaching English

These schools are debunking a theory that serving large populations of English language learners is a recipe for failure.

A fisherman unloaded a basket full of fish last spring off a boat owned by Carlos Rafael.

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Massive fish fraud results in huge penalty for fishermen

Authorities ordered scores of fishermen to return to shore after the owner of many of the boats didn’t account for the fish they caught.

Celtics 110, Mavericks 102 (OT)

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Irving shot 16 of 22 and had six assists as the Celtics rallied from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit.

CHAD FINN

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The former receiver, who died Monday at age 43, was a one-man butterfly effect on the franchise.

Dan Shaughnessy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-13960.png Second verse, same as the first

The Patriots have become such a winning machine that every week seems like it follows the same script.

Names

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/20/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/MKT_names01_arts.jpg ‘We’re not going to stop until he pleads guilty,’ Heather Unruh says of Spacey

The former Channel 5 anchor spoke about the alleged sexual assault of her son during an interview with Megyn Kelly.

Names

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/17/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/18bso1.jpg BSO’s Andris Nelsons: There’s no sexual harassment in classical music world

Some who heard Nelsons’s comment during a radio interview took to social media to react.

Security technicians work beneath displays at Akamai, a computer security firm in Cambridge.

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When computers attack: Online criminals use DDoS to hijack computers all over the world

It’s happening right now, somewhere: The network of a company or government agency is clogging up, slowing down, becoming virtually unusable.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Bedford_170801_CONSTRCTION_004.jpg Here’s when to avoid the worst of Thanksgiving traffic

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/20/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/RinaldiSquare05.jpg Curious George store will remain in Harvard Square

The store will move to a different area in the building as part of new redevelopment plans from owner Regency Centers.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/mcdonalds.jpg The eaters of the free world: Food quirks nothing new in the Oval Office

Trump is hardly the only leader to have cravings. In fact, nearly every president has harbored loyalty for, ahem, niche foods. Fluffy turnips and mutton chops, anyone?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/200_manson_composite.jpg Even in the era of mass shootings, Charles Manson endured as the face of evil

Other killers snuffed out far more lives, but Manson’s face still strikes fear in the hearts of many.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/03/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/perspective0108mag%20.jpg There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Free health insurance, though . . .

Experts say wider availability of no-premium plans is the unintended consequence of Trump administration actions to undermine the ACA.

How ‘food swamps’ make us fat

A national study by UConn says that food swamps have a stronger impact on obesity rates than food deserts.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/Clipboard-2132[1]-2136.jpg The bromance between Obama and Biden is still strong

Barack Obama tweeted out a hilarious photo to wish Joe Biden a happy birthday.

Arborists unpacked last year’s giant evergreen tree on Boston Common.

The tree is coming! The tree is coming!

The Common Christmas tree, an annual gift from Nova Scotia, arrives in the city today, accompanied by a police escort.

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Police said Pirro was flying through a a 65-mile-per-hour zone in upstate New York.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Image%20Tease%20Place%20Holder.png The Season Ticket podcast

Host Chris Gasper and Patriots reporter Nora Princiotti break down New England’s victory over the Oakland Raiders at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/01/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/muck1105altimage-2940[1].jpg He put BSO on the map — then landed in a world of trouble

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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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/21colorpurple.jpg Flawed, even broken families can restore us to ourselves

Family is like any other living organism that will forever seek missing parts of itself.

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The Amazon bid

newsroom commentary

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/drone-5771.jpg 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.

STAT

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/20/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/cancer%20ptsd.jpg 1 in 5 shows PTSD symptoms after cancer diagnosis, study finds

A small percentage still experienced trauma-related symptoms six years later.

Crossword

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Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.