The bigot in the stands, and other stories

// Cannabis cafes, marijuana delivery, and stoned yoga get preliminary OK in Mass.

Regulators also approved measures to help small businesses and minorities enter the marijuana industry.

// We tried to find the rabbi Roy Moore’s wife said they’re friends with. Here’s what happened

Alabama may not have that many rabbis. How hard would it be to find the one who befriended Roy Moore and his wife?


// This time, Alabama sent Trump a different message. Will he listen?

Alabama showed President Trump the path to victory early in his campaign. A year into his presidency, the state warned of looming failures.

// Three schools sever ties with influential musician amid abuse allegations

Eric Alexander Hewitt, a leader in Boston’s contemporary classical music scene, was let go amid a Globe investigation of alleged sexual improprieties.

// Three women say that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them

Four women described a pattern of violent sexual behavior by Simmons, and three of the women said he raped them. Simmons denied the allegations.

Office towers made for dark canyons downtown around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

It’s 4:11 p.m. Do you know where your daylight went?

A reporter battles SAD and meets the man who might be the cure for the 4:11 sunset.


// Kyrie Irving helps Celtics get past Nuggets

Kyrie Irving had 33 points in 32 minutes and Jaylen Brown added 26 points as the Celtics held off the Nuggets at TD Garden.

Christopher Muther

// George Clooney, please don’t apologize for flying with your infants

George and Amal Clooney gave passengers on their flight to London noise canceling headphones as a preemptive apology if their babies cried. Here’s why they shouldn’t have.

// An expecting dad staged his own pregnancy photo shoot. Hilarity ensued

The Peabody resident surprised his pregnant girlfriend with the photos at their gender reveal party before their son, Logan, was born.

// ‘Not fit to clean the toilets’ — USA Today torches Trump

“Rock bottom is no impediment for a president who can always find room for a new low,” the editorial said.

A Christmas ornament in Daniel Faneuf’s law office in Boston. Faneuf bid $10,000 on the ornament at last year’s “No Rest for the Wicked Funny” 24-hour improv fund-raiser.

Globe Santa

A simple ornanment yields a gift of $10,000

A lawyer donated $10,000 to Globe Santa because a simple ornament reminded him of his childhood and how impoortant gifts at Christmas were for him then.

Ann McKee with a specimen in her laboratory at VA Boston. She is also director of the Boston University CTE Center.

Bostonian of the Year

Bostonian of the Year 2017: The concussion researcher

Football may never be the same after the VA Boston scientist’s research on head injuries.

// The Season Ticket podcast

The Harlem Globetrotters join guest host Joe Sullivan to talk about their jobs as ambassadors of goodwill.

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Opinion & Ideas


// One last chance for Collins to reject bad GOP tax bill

It’s becoming clear that Republican leaders in Congress won’t meet the conditions that Maine Senator Susan Collins set out in the tax legislation. So now what?


// Truth and Consequences

Opinion columnist Michael Cohen takes a candid and no-holds-barred look at the current political moment. Sign up now.

Special reports

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//[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.

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