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In N.H., an awkward moment for Donald Trump

Trump was asked a question about South Korea. His response was unexpected.

Medical director appointed to oversee complex DCF cases

A pair of tragedies under the agency’s watch drew attention to the lack of medical expertise at the department.

Some welcome Pilgrim closure, utility workers call for plant to stay open

The Pilgrim nuclear plant, which opened on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean 43 years ago, is scheduled to close in 2019.

Brookline firefighter allegedly beat man over slow order at taqueria

Witnesses said Joseph Ward asked the customer in front of him to hurry up, then fought him outside.

2 Dorchester men face drug trafficking charges

Heroin, cocaine, and $2,000 in cash were found during a search on Bowdoin Street.

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Anne McGrail of Weymouth tried to capture the fall foliage from the Chickatawbut Outlook in the Blue Hills Reservation.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

Leaf-peepers still waiting for fall’s colors to arrive

A warm, sunny summer — with less-than-average rainfall — is one factor for the late-changing leaves, a meteorologist says.

Kevin Cullen

// Mass., DraftKings, Fan Duel living in a fantasy world

The state should regulate the sports betting industry now calling itself sports fantasy, and tax the bejeebers out of it.

// Presidential candidates just don’t do bipartisan

Candidates from both parties appeared at a “problem solver” event in Manchester, N.H., but stayed mostly in campaign mode.

// Towns worry about local impact of EMC sale

Hopkinton, Franklin, and Bedford all host large EMC facilities, and officials are concerned about lost local jobs.

Yvonne Abraham


Abraham is a Metro columnist. Her work appears on Thursdays and Sundays.

Kevin Cullen


Cullen is a columnist for the Metro section who previously wrote for the Foreign desk and Spotlight team. His column appears Tuesdays and Sundays.

Thomas Farragher


Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Adrian Walker


Walker has been a columnist for the Metro section since 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.