The T wants parking lanes for buses. Will Boston give them up?

The MBTA has a solution to speed up those buses carrying tens of thousands of commuters every day: their very own bus lane.

The Trump presidency

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Critics say the GOP tax plans, especially the newly released Senate version, give many middle-class taxpayers a mere lump of coal.

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on November 5, 2017 shows a file photo taken on January 10, 2017 showing Lieutenant General Michael Flynn (ret.), National Security Advisor Designate speaking during a conference on the transition of the US Presidency from Barack Obama to Donald Trump at the US Institute Of Peace in Washington DC, January 10, 2017. and A file photo taken on November 2, 2017 showing US President Donald Trump listening to a speaker as he announces that Broadcom would be moving back to the US in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 2, 2017. A new poll, released a year after Donald Trump's stunning electoral victory, shows the US president suffering historically dismal approval ratings as the Russia investigation casts a continuing shadow. A week after news that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and two other men had been indicted, NBC reported on November 5, 2017 that federal investigators have sufficient evidence to bring charges against Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his son, who has worked with him. / AFP PHOTO / CHRIS KLEPONIS AND NICHOLAS KAMMCHRIS KLEPONIS,NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

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A split from Trump indicates Flynn is moving to cooperate with Mueller

Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, notified the president’s legal team that they could no longer discuss the special counsel’s investigation.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/14/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/AFP_TW9E5.jpg Donald Trump Jr. meets Russia scrutiny with defiance

Trump Jr. has taken an increasingly caustic tone, mocking critics and shoving himself into the scrum of the country’s most polarizing debates.

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President Trump kicked off Thanksgiving by replying to claim that his latest Twitter feud is part of a pattern of attacking African-Americans.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/12/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/20151219_3084A.jpg Number of foreign students coming to US colleges drops

Educators expect President Trump’s targeted travel bans and anti-immigrant rhetoric to exacerbate the trend.

Melissa Rogers, who is currently homeless, helps blow up balloons to decorate for the celebration.

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Volunteers, homeless gather for Thanksgiving lunch

The nonprofit organization MANNA, along with Anglican monks, Muslims, and other volunteers, coordinated the “topsy-turvy” event.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/160328_EF_008[1].jpg A new way to meet your fellow Pilgrim descendants

Thanks to the pilgrims, there’s a new way to distract your family from talking politics this Thanksgiving.

Michael McHugh has spent the past 27 years protecting wetlands for the state Department of Environmental Protection. But unlike a typical state employee, McHugh is one of thousands of long-term state contractors who have never received health insurance benefits, vacation days, or a pension.

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‘I’m a second-class employee.’ Contractors suing state over full-time status

Four Department of Environmental Protection contract employees have filed a class-action lawsuit.

State pension fund chief lands a 9 percent pay raise

Michael Trotsky received a pay boost to $470,000 and a bonus of around $185,000 as the state pension fund posted strong performance.

Leo Woolfenden played on the monkey bars during recess at the Bessie Buker Elementary School.

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8-year-old boy moves beyond the Marathon bombing

Leo called it “blast day.” His father had taken him in his stroller to see his mother run her first marathon. They were at the finish line when a bomb went off.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/22/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/ryan_blackfriday_biz.jpg Goodbye, Black Friday. Holiday bargain-shopping is now a month-long affair

The traditional holiday spending period has largely migrated earlier into November, away from traditional stores, and over to digital sales. 

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As the holiday shopping season officially kicks off, shoppers may find some surprises at their favorite stores.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/22/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/Handout_22deals07_tvl.jpg Black Friday and Cyber Monday are deal days for travelers

Here’s a sampling of some of the enticing deals to gobble up once you’re done with the turkey.

GLOBE SANTA

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/23santa-10474[1].jpg A new home, a bad diagnosis put mother and son in money bind

A single mother with a disabled son has no money to make Christmas special for her little boy.

Boston, MA - December 21, 2016: Visitor pass the

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Pop-up shops all the rage for retailers during holiday season

Pop-up retail, once a novelty, is now the norm.

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Here’s a look at the scores from around Eastern Mass.

MARSHFIELD 18, DUXBURY 15

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The 37-year coach was treated to a thriller in his final game on the sideline.

Kevin Cullen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen-10429.jpg New BC High president an Eagle for life

You can’t really call it a a homecoming for Grace Regan because she never left.

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The Patriots have scored within the last minute before the half in seven straight games.

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lee_celtichornet5_spts-14017.jpg Winning streak tended to mask Celtics’ issues on offense

The defense has been top-notch, but now it’s time for Brad Stevens to address the offensive inconsistency.

music

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/23/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/IJG_9560_preview%20(1).jpg ‘Nothing but love’ waiting at the Cousin Stizz show Friday

“As soon as we put the tickets up, they sold out in 36 hours. . . I’m super excited for it.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/16/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Optimus_18optimus02_met.jpg Self-driving vehicles headed to Weymouth

A Boston-based self-driving car firm is headed to the South Shore, where it expects to cart passengers around a former Naval air base.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/23/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/4b0b5066-d093-11e7-9d3a-bcbe2af58c3a.jpg The National Dog Show winner looks like an adorable little Chewbacca

Among the many winners on Thanksgiving Day: Newton, the Brussels Griffon.

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/14/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/roman-j-israel-esq-dom-DF-04973_r_rgb.jpg In ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ the one name that matters is Denzel

The film is mostly a character study in search of a plot, but since it’s Denzel Washington playing the character, you don’t much mind.

Love Letters

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/24/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Meredith_Goldstein5-6303.jpg He wants to date one woman at a time

I’m finding it difficult to convince women that this is a core value.

Newsletters

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A look at the news and events shaping the day ahead, delivered every weekday with a side of humor and a dash of attitude. Sign up here.

//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

Chris Gasper and Chad Finn respond to Hall of Famer Joe Morgan’s assertion that steroid users should be disqualified from baseball’s promised land.

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Special reports

Magazine | A nonfiction novella

//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.

Opinion & Ideas

EDITORIAL

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A mere eight months into his tenure, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke struggles to get things right.

Confidential tips

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Do you know about wrongdoing that needs to be exposed? Call the Globe Spotlight team: 617-929-7483 or spotlight@globe.com.

Holiday Arts Preview

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’Tis the season for music, shows, and productions of all kinds, just in time for the holidays.

STAT

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/22/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/XTAMPZA.jpg A scrappy upstart in the pain pill business takes on Purdue Pharma

Collegium convinced top health insurers to cover only its product Xtampza — and not Purdue’s infamous OxyContin.

Crossword

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Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.