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It’s been more than 40 years since our national image on race was defined by the school busing crisis — years of halting progress, steps forward and back. It is high time to break that pattern.

Adrienne Lawrence said ESPN retaliated against her, after she complained of harassment, by reducing her on-air shifts and ultimately denying her a permanent position.

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Read the text messages at the center of the ESPN harassment complaint

The texts were sent between longtime anchor John Buccigross and Adrienne Lawrence, a former employee who filed a sexual harassment complaint this summer.

Omarosa Manigault, pictured in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in February, will leave her White House post on Jan. 20. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

Black conservatives reel after Omarosa resigns

When the White House senior staff convened Friday for a regular briefing, there was not one black person among the roughly 30 people gathered.

NAMES

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Alyssa Milano said Damon’s “spectrum” is like cancer — there are different stages of cancer, and some are more treatable than others. But it’s all cancer.

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The N.H. attorney general’s office concluded that prosecutors did not abuse their discretion when deciding not to charge two Phillips Exeter Academy deans for failing to report suspected sexual assault.

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The new Red Sox manager was a hit with young fans at an indoor baseball facility in Roxbury.

Boston school officials reconsider new start times

The Boston school system announced Friday night it would reconsider the new school times for next fall amid immense parent opposition to the plan.

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Jeff Magram, the Herald’s chief operating officer, confirmed in an e-mail to the Globe Friday night that three bidders have expressed interest in buying the tabloid.

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The facts don’t justify panic over national debt

With interest rates low, and lending plentiful, there’s no need to get stressed about the national deficit. For the time being.

Senator Susan Collins talked to reporters as she boarded the Capitol subway in Washington.

GROUND GAME

Will Maine’s Susan Collins have a ‘House of Cards’ moment?

The question of where Collins’s allegiances lie will become huge in Washington, as will the matter of whether she’s ripe for a switch to independent.

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Grandma wants special holiday for the grandson she’s raising

“I want him to be happy for Christmas this year as he should as a child,” she said.

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Victims of sexual misconduct are sometimes at a loss about where to turn for help — and that can hurt at a time when they most need aid or advice.

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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.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/15/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/metoo%20biomedical%20science.jpg In wake of #MeToo, a new spotlight on harassment in biomedical science

Dr. Reshma Jagsi published a survey last year on harassment in the lab, and has found her research has gotten a second life.

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Somali men covered the body of a victim Thursday’s suicide bomb attack in Mogadishu.

Suicide bomber kills 18 at Somalia police academy

An Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer killed at least 18 people at a police academy in Somalia’s capital on Thursday, authorities said. The Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility.