Senators have deal on health subsidies, and Trump supports it

Senator Patty Murray accompanied by Senator Bernie Sanders (left) and Senate Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer (right) spoke to reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

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Republican and Democratic senators announced a plan to stabilize health insurance markets, and President Trump spoke approvingly of it.

// Judge in Hawaii blocks Trump travel ban hours before it was to begin

A federal judge said the ban, which was to take effect Wednesday, ignores an earlier ruling that the move exceeds President Trump’s authority.

A cellphone photo shows Brigitte Darton as she sits with her father, William Nutter, on a visit, not long before he died. He was a Vietnam combat veteran who died at the Bedford VA hospital when a nurse failed to check in on him.

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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.

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// If Trump’s corporate tax cuts won’t help the middle class, what would?

There are many more direct ways to benefit individuals than cutting corporate taxes.

The report predicts vehicle traffic in Boston could decrease between 11 percent and 28 percent, and average travel time for commuters could fall anywhere from 11 percent to 30 percent.

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Driverless cars may be antidote for Boston’s bad traffic, report says

The study takes an optimistic approach to the emerging technology.


// Former employee claims racial discrimination in suit against Handel & Haydn Society

A woman who was the acting director of marketing says she was fired after complaining about language used by the group’s CEO.

//[1]-9455.jpg Aaron Hernandez led a ‘horrendous existence,’ lawyers in CTE lawsuit filed against the NFL say

Aaron Hernandez wallowed in a “horrendous existence” brought on by head trauma, attorneys for his estate said.

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.

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.

Roughly 20 months before it is scheduled to open, the Wynn Resorts casino on the Mystic River is beginning to round into shape.

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Wynn casino rising beside Mystic River

Roughly 20 months before it is scheduled to open, the Wynn Resorts casino in Everett looks like a busy city at rush hour.

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KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 13: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers drives toward the basket as Kelly Olynyk #9 of the Miami Heat of the Miami Heat defends during the game at Sprint Center on October 13, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


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Boston, MA: October 8, 2017: Red Sox DH Hanley Ramirez reacts to his teammates in the dugout follolwing his bottom of the third inning RBI double. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Houston Astros in Game Three of an ALDS baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).

Hanley Ramirez and Eduardo Rodriguez have surgery

The Red Sox DH included a photo of himself in a hospital bed with the message “coming back stronger in’18.”

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The Red Sox honored a big anniversary, and the Yankees trolled them

A video of Dave Roberts’ famous stolen base in 2004 was met with a barb from Boston’s biggest rival.

Pepperell Police Department

A new Dunkin’ opened next to the Pepperell police station — and the cops have a shortcut through the fence

“I asked for a gate,” said Chief David Scott, laughing. “It works.”

Chicken tikka masala with tadka dal, rice, and naan at Guru the Caterer in Somerville.

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Chicken tikka masala at D’Guru is spot on

Chicken tikka masala is a bright, pumpkin-colored mixture of marinated chicken simmered in a spicy, creamy tomato sauce. Guru the Caterer’s version is spot on.

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, a black women’s advocate was spreading that healing message to survivors of trauma.

// 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.

// 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.

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Mass. just took a few more steps away from ‘Taxachusetts’

In the latest ranking of state tax climates by the Tax Foundation, Massachusetts came in at 22, up three spots from a year ago.


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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