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The pre-holiday scare machine can make you forget that we’re “celebrating” a holiday.

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// A Maine man gave out turkeys he found in a dumpster. Don’t eat them, police say

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.

A state trooper used a radar gun to monitor vehicle speeds on Route 128 this summer.

Drivers get ticketed for going over 100 m.p.h. more than you think

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was ticketed for driving 119 miles per hour in upstate New York. She’d have plenty of company in Massachusetts.

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// 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.

// 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.

// Eight podcast recommendations for your Thanksgiving roadtrip

Stay occupied while you’re stuck in Turkey Day traffic.

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys

Tuesday’s pardoning was the 70th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey tradition.

// That da Vinci painting that sold for $450m made a secret visit to Boston in 2009

The painting that made a splash with its sky-high sale price was examined here in 2009.

4-29-12: Atlanta, GA: Hours before tapoff, Celtics guard Ray Allen was on the court shooting as well as walking to test his injured right ankle. The Boston Celtics visited the Atlanta Hawks for Game One of an NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff series at Philips Arena. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: sports topic:

Former Celtics star Ray Allen tells Orlando court he was ‘catfished’

Allen has asked a court to throw out a case where he is accused of stalking someone he met online.


// City Winery finally opens its doors

A few hundred invited guests got a look inside Boston’s newest music venue Monday night and paying customers show up tonight.

// CBS fires Charlie Rose following sexual misconduct allegations

CBS News has fired Charlie Rose and PBS has cut ties with the veteran broadcaster following allegations that he sexually harassed several women.

// Red Line service restored after train strikes construction materials

The Red Line experienced severe delays after a southbound train struck materials on the tracks near the Charles/MGH station Tuesday morning, the MBTA said.


// Three ways China (not Russia) has benefited from Trump

The change in administrations from Barack Obama to President Donald Trump has coincided with a number of positive developments for China.

// FCC head moves to drop Obama-era net neutrality rules

Supporters of net neutrality argue the rules are needed to keep network owners from favoring their own content and discouraging startups.

// DOJ 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.

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

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

// Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe resigns

Zimbabwe’s Parliament erupted in cheers as the speaker announced the resignation of President Robert Mugabe.


// 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.

// A wandering coyote carrying a cat was spotted in Newton

A Newton woman posted a photo of a coyote she spotted to warn her neighbors about the dangers of the wild animals.

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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.

// 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.

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

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


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// The best of the arts this upcoming holiday season

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


// A defiant doctor fights for her license and a disappearing style of medicine

Dr. Anna Konopka of New London, N.H., has become a symbol of a kind of physician autonomy that is almost extinct.


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