Officials urge calm ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision

Barbara Jones joined other protesters in raising their hands in Ferguson, Mo., Monday.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he hoped “people on all sides show tolerance, mutual respect and restraint” when the decision is announced at 9 p.m.

Opinion | Derrick Z. Jackson

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The talk is about black violence, though the case is about a white police officer killing an unarmed black teen.

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President Obama said it was Hagel’s decision to resign and thanked his former Senate colleague for “exemplary” service.

Food Editor Sheryl Julian’s 10 favorite Thanksgiving recipes

Ten recipes ready to make an appearance on the holiday table.

Hanley Ramirez is an infielder by trade but may have to play the outfield for the Red Sox Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Deals show that Red Sox are willing to take risks

The additions of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval represent an important and encouraging shift.

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The additions of Ramirez, a lifetime .300 hitter, and Sandoval, a switch-hitting third baseman, will add punch to the Sox lineup.

Suspect in naked Logan assault is Harvard Extension student

Cameron Shenk is pursuing a bachelor of liberal arts in extension studies, a university spokeswoman said.

Nor’easter to bring snow, hinder Thanksgiving travel

Officials are urging travelers to leave on Tuesday if possible to avoid traffic snarls and hazardous driving conditions.

TelexFree victims may have trouble settling claims

At least $153 million is potentially available to settle claims against the company, but getting access to that money could be difficult.