DOJ reportedly 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.

// Baker says probe will ‘get to the bottom’ of State Police scandal

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

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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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.

// 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.

// On Colbert, Elizabeth Warren dodges question on whether Al Franken should resign

The Massachusetts senator said she was “tremendously disappointed,” but stopped short of calling for Franken to step down.

Charlie Rose.

CBS hosts say they support women who have accused co-host Charlie Rose of misconduct

“CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell says it’s a time of reckoning for women. She said, ‘‘This has to end.’’

1 killed, 1 injured in 5-vehicle crash on I-495 in Andover

One person was killed in the multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 495 during the Tuesday morning commute, State Police said.

// 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.

// Dartmouth students say professors created hostile environment

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

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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.

// Alabama Democrat’s ad features Ivanka Trump and Jeff Sessions

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

Elkus Manfredi

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.

// Fox News host Jeanine Pirro clocked going 119 m.p.h.

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

// Party fowl: Maine police warn residents not to eat dumpster turkeys

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.

Holiday Style | Magazine

// 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.

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.

// Giant swastika unearthed in Germany

Workers were digging in the ground with an excavator when they suddenly hit the 13-by-13 foot Nazi symbol.

Has Kyrie Irving won over Danny Ainge when it comes to believing that earth is flat?

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Your newest flat-earther just might be Danny Ainge

Kyrie Irving’s 47-point performance last night turned Danny Ainge’s world upside down — and now he might fall off it.

Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) celebrates sinking a basket against the Dallas Mavericks in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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Celtics 110, Mavericks 102 (OT)

Kyrie Irving drops 47 points as Celtics take 16th straight

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

// CBS TV stations not available for Dish Network viewers

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

// Florida church warns ‘we are heavily armed’

River at Tampa Bay Church has a warning for visitors: “This is not a gun free zone.”



A defiant N.H. doctor fights for her license and a disappearing style of medicine

Dr. Anna Konopka has become the face of a debate about how best to ensure that older doctors are providing the most up-to-date care.


// Terry Glenn’s emergence with Patriots was something special

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

Dan Shaughnessy

// Second verse, same as the first

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


// ‘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.

//[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.

// 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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