The MBTA has a $723m plan to change the way you pay for rides

Under the MBTA plan, CharlieCards would become extinct.

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The T on Monday will advance a sweeping proposal to remake a central component of the system that impacts nearly every rider: how we pay for rides.

// Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

The father of one of the basketball players had played down the president’s role in getting them released.

// Why are evangelicals so steadfastly backing Roy Moore?

Said the preacher Franklin Graham: “So many [are] denouncing Roy Moore when they are guilty of doing much worse.”

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is surrounded by reporters as she heads to go vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Susan Collins says Senate’s tax proposal ‘needs work’

The US senator from Maine said a provision to strike the individual mandate should be removed from the bill.

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during an event to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Trump declared opioid abuse a national public health emergency at the White House in October. Trump announced an advertising campaign to combat what he said is the worst drug crisis in the nation's history, but he did not direct any new federal funding toward the effort. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump insults Arizona senator as ‘Flake(y)’

President Trump says he thinks Sen. Jeff Flake won’t support the Republican tax overhaul in Congress, issuing an insulting tweet against the Arizona Republican.

// Treasury chief a Bond villain? Mnuchin OK with comparison

The treasury secretary says he had no idea that a photo of him and his wife posing with a sheet of newly printed money would go viral.

US President Donald Trump is seen during an event honoring the NCAA national championship teams on November 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump calls elephant hunting a ‘horror show’

Trump tweeted that he would be ‘‘very hard pressed to change my mind that this horror show in any way helps conservation of Elephants or any other animal.’’

Kids lined up to welcome to welcome the Galway team onto the Fenway Park field on Sunday during the Players Champions Cup.

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Hurling returns to Fenway Park, and so do local fans of the Irish sport

Four well-known hurling teams from Ireland competed in Boston for the Players Champions Cup.

// Seven of the 2018 Rhodes Scholars have Mass. ties

Four students attend Harvard University, two go to MIT, and one Massachusetts resident attends the Naval Academy in Maryland.

Outgoing City Councilor Tito Jackson hugs a woman who lined up for one of the 3,000 turkeys he gave away on Sunday to members of the community.

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Tito Jackson hosts his last turkey giveaway as a city councilor

Tito Jackson and his volunteers gave away 3,000 turkeys to community members for their Thanksgiving dinners.

Patriots 33, Raiders 8

Patriots receiver Danny Amendola celebrated after scoring in the first half.

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Patriots dominate Raiders in Mexico City

The game took 3 hours and 6 minutes to play but felt over after the first 30 minutes.

// Alec Baldwin notably absent from ‘Saturday Night Live’

The actor has regularly portrayed President Trump.

// David Cassidy remains in Florida hospital

Television and music star David Cassidy remains in a Florida hospital where he is dealing with multiple organ failure.

Some of Jim Crawford’s happiest moments come when he relives college days singing in an alumni group with Ivy League buddies he’s known since the 1960s, but when he ordered gray pants for a performance, he received black (left).hanged.

The Fine Print

When are gray pants not gray? When they’re black

The pants Jim Crawford ordered for his alumni concert arrived in the wrong color, wrong size, and too late to be exchanged.


// At the Paradise, Letters to Cleo revisits ‘Go!’ in all its pop-punk glory

The Boston-bred rockers finished their three-night stand of live performances of three albums from their 1990s glory days.

// Jeffrey Tambor doesn’t see how he can return to ‘Transparent’

Actor Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn’t see how he can return to the Amazon series “Transparent” following two allegations of sexual harassment against him.

// Model accuses Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct

Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has come forward to accuse Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17 years old.

//[1] How releasing more mosquitoes might actually curb the number of mosquitoes

It turns out more mosquitoes might be a good thing.

// IRS agent accused of sexual assault at gunpoint remains on the job

The man’s attorney said his client is cooperating with investigators. Four months after the alleged incident, he has not been charged.

Disrupted America

// How should a business react when an employee has extreme views?

In an instant, Chad Eisenhart was forced to confront, in a stunningly personal way, one of the most stomach-churning events since Trump’s rise to power.

Jessica Kensky and Rescue waited for the limo that would take them to the ASPCA awards ceremony.

Rescue, a very good dog, named country’s best

The 5-year-old service dog came into Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes’ lives after they were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

// 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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// 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.


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Ask the Gardener: How to care for dahlias over the winter

Award-winning garden writer Carol Stocker tells you what to do in the garden this week, how to store dahlias, and how to protect your trees this winter from hungry critters.