State Health Connector sharply raises 2018 rates

Before President Trump’s announcement last week, the increase had been set at about 8.7 percent. Now, it will be rising 24 percent next year.

// Mass. students, activists sue Betsy DeVos over campus sexual assault rule

Those suing DeVos say their rights under Title IX are being violated by the Education Department.

// George W. Bush’s unmistakable takedown of Trump

Speaking at the George W. Bush Institute in New York, the former president didn’t use President Trump’s name, but his target was clear.

// Trump suggests the FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties

The dossier contends the Russian government amassed compromising information about Trump and was engaged in an effort to support and assist him.


// Moulton denies he’s running for president. Here’s why that might be true

Campaign finance numbers tell an interesting story about Congressman Seth Moulton.

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Agent says Gordon Hayward’s surgery went well

The injured Celtic was operated on Wednesday night; there is no timetable for his return.

Lynn coffee shop closes after anti-police posts

The owner of the White Rose Coffeehouse says she’s closing her business because of the firestorm created when her daughter, the store’s manager, posted the comments on Facebook.

How could they party so early? “We’re awesome like that,” said Anna Noon.

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They threw a Boston dance party at 7 a.m. — and people showed up

The dancing was wild, but the sun had just risen — and people were heading to work.

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// Despite mayor’s refusal, coalition still planning two-man mayoral forum next week

Mayor Walsh has decided on only two face-to-face match-ups with his challenger, Councilor Tito Jackson, in the mayor’s contest.

// Mass. marijuana commission chooses state treasury official as its director

Shawn Collins had been Treasurer Deborah Goldberg’s point person on legalized marijuana.

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A new course teaches teens the dangers of distracted driving firsthand

Teens have a hard time putting down their phones—even behind the wheel. To change this, one driving course is showing just how hazardous taking your eyes off the road can be.

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The Elwood Adams Hardware store in Worcester, shown in 2006, has been selling nails and other useful things for 235 years.

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The sweet, long life and sad, inevitable death of Elwood Adams Hardware

The city of Worcester is pulling out all the stops to lure Amazon here. But there are no tax breaks, no big wet kiss, for the Elwood Adams hardware store. And so it will close.

Your Home | Kitchens & Baths

// Think you need to rip out your kitchen and start over? Maybe you don’t

A Lexington couple was prepared for a big project, but cosmetic fixes did the trick.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Host Chris Gasper joins Pete Abraham to discuss the search for the new Red Sox manager and presents a special report on corruption in the NCAA.

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// They raised $24,000 for a friend with cancer. Turns out, she wasn’t actually sick

When a Brookline woman told her friends and family she had cancer, they mobilized, at one point raising $24,000 for her. But it turns out she made it all up.

// In defense of screen time

I’m tired of hearing that screen time is bad because it’s just not true.

Bids for new Amazon HQ due today

See who is submitting bids for Amazon’s HQ

With bids due to Amazon on Thursday, some communities have already submitted their pitch to the e-commerce giant, while others are finalizing their proposals.

Alex Speier

// The era of baseball ‘superteams’ may be upon us

Building around a homegrown core of players who can compete for years is becoming standard operating procedure.

// Nancy Pelosi jokes that she wishes Mitt Romney were president

The California Democrat joked about it during a Q & A session Wednesday as part of a Los Angeles Times event.

// Boston’s traffic is becoming a tourism nightmare

Every sightseeing firm contacted by the Globe has made or is mulling changes to deal with endless rush hour.

// Forecasters expect a warm New England winter. But what about precipitation?

Warmer than average temperatures are more likely this winter in New England, federal forecasters said Thursday. But it’s not clear whether it will be wetter.

Stage Review

// In a superb ‘Fun Home,’ pain and beauty live side by side

The Tony-winning musical about a lesbian cartoonist and her late father is a wrenching journey of memory and self-discovery, laced with wit and humor.

Fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal

// Tarana Burke, the activist behind ‘Me Too,’ on where movement goes from here

To see her life’s work, the “Me Too” movement, displayed on millions of profiles across social media, has left her in awe.


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Special reports

// Nurse’s aide plays video games while a vet dies at VA hospital

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.

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// Trump should back the bipartisan ACA effort

A wise president would cut his losses and direct his attention and that of his party to other issues.

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The Amazon bid

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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.


// How a kidney stone taught me that medicine has changed me

To me, a kidney stone wasn’t really a big deal. But to my husband, it was a family crisis.


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Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl

A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl