Letter from abroad

Even overseas, no escaping this election

Activists waved US flags as they ride on a “Stop Trump” battle bus as they approached the Houses of Parliament in London in September.


It’s a difficult time to be an American abroad, especially if you’re suffering from election burnout and the purpose of your travel is pure escapism.

Opinion | Bernie Sanders

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

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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.

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

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The challenges are enormous in Eastport, Maine, a city of 1,300 people about 350 miles northeast of Boston.

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The issue now appears headed for resolution in the courts.

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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In the first measurable snow of the season, the town of Rowe — which borders Vermont — saw the highest accumulation at a half-foot.

Night Shift Distributing began operations last week at a cold-storage warehouse in Chelsea.

Tim Oxton/Night Shift Brewing

Night Shift was fed up with distributorships. So they started their own.

The owners of the Everett brewery are promising to offer others friendlier contracts, more personal attention, and deliveries of fresher brews.

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First: Expect traffic. A lot of it.

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

Shirley Leung

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As a mother of two young kids, I am skittish about legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts. But as a taxpayer, I am downright petrified.

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

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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.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell walks on the field before an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)



NFL’s ratings drop a quality-control matter

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/28/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/lava.jpg 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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Public officials from around the region, with some dogs by their side, gathered to cut the ribbon on a new place to play for the furry friends of Southie.


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Everything fun to do in Boston and beyond.

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The desperate and the dead

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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.