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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.

// Teen charged with negligent homicide in death of Somerville officer

Michael Ricci made an illegal U-turn on Interstate 95 at some 50 miles an hour, a move that sent him into the path of Louis Remigio’s motorcycle, police say.

// GOP senator says he and Democrat have reached deal on health care subsidies

A Republican senator says he and a Democrat have reached an agreement to extend federal payments to health insurers that President Trump has blocked.

// State Senate’s health care bill calls for more scrutiny of drug companies

The sweeping legislation tackles such issues as prescription drug costs and hospital prices, an effort that proponents say will curb medical spending.

Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, smiled Monday while accepting the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center.

Day after McCain’s emotional speech, Trump warns, ‘I fight back’

Senator John McCain questioned ‘‘half-baked, spurious nationalism’’ in America’s foreign policy on Monday.


// Partisanship in 2017 means civil war for both parties

The long-simmering feuds between Republicans and Democrats have now seeped into the parties themselves, with factions fiercely fighting within each side.

Michael A. Cohen

// Missing from Trump’s Monday press conference: facts

It’s amazing how they can already have votes for a bill that doesn’t exist.

Erin Vasselian (second from left) and family members watched the United States Marine Honor Guard escort the casket containing the remains of her 27-year-old husband, United States Marine Sgt Daniel Vasselian in July 2013.

Father of Raynham Medal of Honor recipient said Obama reached out

Paul Monti remembers speaking with President Obama when his late son was selected for the nation’s highest military honor in 2009.

Dave Ratner of Dave’s Soda and Pet City on his store's Facebook page promoting dog food. Rather appeared with Trump when he signed an executive order on health care and it has hurt his business.



Somebody throw poor Dave a bone

The owner of Dave’s Soda and Pet City has received a lot of blowback after he was at the White House when President Trump signed an order on health care.

// Confusion could surround Wednesday’s MCAS results

The two sets of data from different tests could cause a lot of head scratching among parents and other longterm observers of the tests.

Hotel homicide victim ‘was targeted in that room,’ police say

A man was shot and killed early Tuesday in the Holiday Inn Express hotel on Boston Street, officials said.

Chef Matt Jennings loads produce from Ward’s Berry Farm into his truck.

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Just don’t call him the face of New England cuisine

Townsman chef Matt Jennings is sometimes singled out as a culinary ambassador for the region. He really wishes people would stop doing that.

The Season Ticket podcast

Host Chris Gasper welcomes Chris Mannix to discuss all the major storylines heading into the NBA season.

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Q&A | Magazine

// Comedian John Hodgman runs out of fake facts, turns to the truth

The Brookline native weighs in on his first nonfiction book, rage and spite here in Massachusetts, and Maine’s “painful beaches.”

Fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal

Alyssa Milano.

Where did #MeToo come from? Activist Tarana Burke, long before hashtags

Years before actress Alyssa Milano’s tweet publicized the idea, Tarana Burke was spreading that healing message to survivors of trauma.

Reese Witherspoon spoke during ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood event.

Reese Witherspoon says a director sexually assaulted her when she was 16

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the Oscar-winning actress talked about her own experience with sexual assault Monday night.

// R.I. lawmaker says higher-up told her sexual favors would help her bills

Rhode Island Representative Teresa Tanzi said she’s among the many women who have experienced sexual assault or harassment.

Wild turkeys walked along a street in a residential neighborhood in Brookline last month.

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Not much Bridgewater can do about aggressive turkeys

Officials say state law doesn’t allow for the removal of the ornery birds, and Bridgewater isn’t alone in feeling as though the town’s hands are tied.

// This seal’s name is ‘Giseal Bündchen’ and it’s being set free on Cape Cod

The harbor seal pup, named after supermodel Gisele Bündchen, was found abandoned by its mother on a Maine beach in the summer.

NBA Preview 2017-18


// The inside story of the Celtics’ crazy offseason

The Celtics knew there would be change. But no one in their front office envisioned an offseason like this one.

// Kyrie Irving says ‘it feels different’ being a visiting player in Cleveland

The new Celtic and his teammates are about to open the season against his former team, the Cavaliers.

Alex Speier

// It makes a lot of sense for Red Sox to go all-in next season

The urgency for upgrades is magnified when you consider what the competitive landscape will be the following season.

// Here are the top Netflix shows for ‘binge racing’

“Binge racing” is defined as plowing through a series’ entire season in less than 24 hours after its release.


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Spotlight follow-up

// Children of priests step out of the shadows

A growing number of people who say their fathers are priests are speaking out, drawing attention to an invisible legion of suffering.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Elizabeth Warren

// Even after Equifax and Wells Fargo, GOP sides with big financial institutions

Bank lobbyists hate this new rule, and they’re pushing Congress hard to reverse it.

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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.


// He lost his son to opioids. Now he’s changing how dentistry treats addiction

Dr. Omar Abubaker is campaigning for dental schools to train future dentists in the responsible prescribing of opioid painkillers.


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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