‘I’ll tell you, when anything leaves, it crushes us’

Captain George “Butch” Harris, took a skiff out to his fishing boat in Eastport, Maine.

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After decades of economic hardship, a Maine town is looking to make its own luck.

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Political jitters have fueled the sell-off, with some investors concerned an all-Democratic Congress could lead to restrictions on prescription drug prices.

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No one was injured as a plane carrying Republican VP candidate Mike Pence slid off runway at LaGuardia Airport.

Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally in Santa Monica, Calif., in May.


Opinion | Bernie Sanders

Here’s what I’ll do the day after the election

At a time of massive political discontent, we need a new administration that has both vision and courage.

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General Electric said it is holding talks with Baker Hughes on potential partnerships.

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The issue now appears headed for resolution in the courts.

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Brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy are part of a Nevada ranching family embroiled in a lengthy fight over the use of public range.

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A poll found Warren leading Schilling 58 percent to 24 percent among 500 likely Massachusetts voters.

A marijuana bud.

Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press

Should marijuana use matter in child welfare cases?

Massachusetts child welfare officials are warning that a ballot provision could effectively tie the hands of social workers.

Adrian Walker

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Lifting the cap could place good schools within reach of more students. Why is that a bad idea?

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Eataly Boston will open its doors Nov. 29, but you can almost smell the food cooking already.


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The ballot question would ban the close confinement of laying hens, veal calves, and breeding sows.

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Good news for cranberry juice haters: It can’t help your UTI after all.

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Alberto Lopez had been sentenced to life, plus six years’s supervised release, for several drug-related offenses.

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Sharon Kotch defended the decision that will allow former Beacon Hill lobbyist Richard McDonough to be released a year earlier than expected.


The floor is lava, and other optical illusions

Remember playing “the floor is lava” as a kid? People who take a stroll through a South Korean park won’t have to use their imaginations anymore.

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Roethlisberger made the request in an on-field pregame conversation ahead of last Sunday’s matchup in Pittsburgh.

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Max Holloway, the son of former Patriot Brian Holloway, was killed Thursday morning in Lutz, Fla.


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There are many reasons for the league’s viewership decline, but a lack of compelling matchups may be the biggest.


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The World Series shouldn’t be influenced by an exhibition game.


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Everything fun to do in Boston and beyond.

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Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades — and continues.

The Big Picture

Autumn colors from around the world

Fall in the northern hemisphere showed vibrant colors around the globe.