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Mohegan Sun, Suffolk Downs join in Revere

The Connecticut gambling giant is filling a hole created when Suffolk Downs dropped Caesars Entertainment from its casino venture.

MBTA plans a $1 cut in fare for The Ride

Advocates have argued that a doubling of the fare last year had a grave impact on the lives of senior citizens and the disabled.

As she left the Boston Public Garden, Amelia Hassani of the North End said she isn’t looking forward to a ban on smoking in the city’s parks.

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Boston expected to ban smoking in parks

City officials said the ordinance banning smoking in public parks would help reduce the harmful effects of secondhand smoke and curb litter.

Laura Sen, chief executive of BJ’s, said, “I think Thanksgiving is a lovely holiday and not the time to be shopping.”

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Thanksgiving shopping quickly becoming a tradition

The state’s ancient Blue Laws keep retailers in Mass. from opening on the holiday, but stores will be open in much of New England and the country.

Auctioneer David Redden discussed the book during the sale in New York on Tuesday. It was sold at a one-lot auction by Sotheby’s.

Historic psalm book brings $14m for Old South Church

A first-edition copy of the 1640 Bay Psalm Book was sold by Boston’s storied Old South Church at Sotheby’s New York for nearly $14.2 million.

A woman who was allegedly driving under the influence killed a child and seriously injured her mother as the pair walked on Olney Street in Dorchester Tuesday.

Girl, 7, killed by SUV on Dorchester sidewalk

A 7-year-old girl was killed and her mother was seriously injured when an out-of-control sports utility vehicle hit them.

The Nation

Supreme Court takes cases on contraception coverage

The Supreme Court will hear two cases related to contraception coverage provided by companies.

By Adam Liptak

The cases present a new challenge to President Obama’s health care law.

Plan aims to tighten IRS rules on political spending

“Before rushing forward with new rules . . . I would hope Treasury would let all the facts come out first,” said Rep. David Camp of Michigan.

By Nicholas Confessore

The Obama administration moved on Tuesday to curb political activity by tax-exempt nonprofit organizations.

Gynecologists may treat male patients, board says

By Denise Grady

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a professional group that certifies obstetrician-gynecologists, reversed an earlier directive.

The World

US flies B-52s into airspace China claims

By Thom Shanker

US relationships in Asia grew more thorny as two American bombers completed a training mission through airspace that China has recently claimed as its own.

French company warns on its morning-after pill

By Greg Keller and Maria Cheng

HRA Pharma said that its morning-after pill does not work when taken by women who weigh more than 176 pounds.

Belfast police secure city after failed car bomb attack

Central Belfast remained a hive of shopping and business activity after the failed bombing.

By Shawn Pogatchnik

Sunday’s 130-pound bomb failed to detonate after being parked at the underground entrance to Belfast’s biggest, glitziest shopping center.

Editorial & Opinion

JEFF JACOBY

When there was no going home

By Jeff Jacoby

Early immigrants were thankful to live in America but longed for their native lands.

harvey silverglate and juliana devries

A ruling on terrorism that throttles civil liberties

Tarek Mehanna’s conviction was affirmed earlier this month.

By Harvey Silverglate

With a 2010 Supreme Court ruling, the civic life of our free nation took a radical, though under-appreciated, turn for the worse.

SCOT LEHIGH

Release the JFK statue

The JFK statue stands surrounded by State House windows on the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s death.

By Scot Lehigh

The John F. Kennedy statue at the State House, one of Boston’s most treasured works of art, has been hidden too long.

Metro

MBTA plans a $1 cut in fare for The Ride

MBTA officials announced Tuesday that they hope to reduce the fare for The Ride from $4 to $3 .

By Martine Powers

Advocates have argued that a doubling of the fare last year had a grave impact on the lives of senior citizens and the disabled.

Mohegan Sun, Suffolk Downs join in Revere

Mohegan Sun currently operates a hotel and casino (above) in Uncasville, Conn.

By Mark Arsenault

The Connecticut gambling giant is filling a hole created when Suffolk Downs dropped Caesars Entertainment from its casino venture.

Boston expected to ban smoking in parks

As she left the Boston Public Garden, Amelia Hassani of the North End said she isn’t looking forward to a ban on smoking in the city’s parks.

By David Abel

City officials said the ordinance banning smoking in public parks would help reduce the harmful effects of secondhand smoke and curb litter.

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Marijuana bidders getting help from politically savvy

By Frank Phillips and Joshua Miller

Adrian Walker

Finding that pot of gold

By Adrian Walker

Dedham man is arrested in Dunkin’ Donuts holdups

By Travis Andersen, Eric Moskowitz and Martin Finucane

Business

Thanksgiving shopping quickly becoming a tradition

Laura Sen, chief executive of BJ’s, said, “I think Thanksgiving is a lovely holiday and not the time to be shopping.”

By Taryn Luna

The state’s ancient Blue Laws keep retailers in Mass. from opening on the holiday, but stores will be open in much of New England and the country.

Home sales and prices jump again in Mass.

By Erin Ailworth

Home sales and median prices jumped by double-digit rates in October from the same period last year, according to a report.

New Sony, Microsoft game consoles in changed world

Fans played video games on Xbox One consoles during a midnight launch event in New York City last week.

By Hiawatha Bray

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One offer entertainment choices that go well beyond the latest fast-twitch action games.

Obituaries

Lou Brissie, 89; overcame war injuries to be All-Star pitcher

Lou Brissie, with a baseball card from his time as a pitcher with the Cleveland Indians.

By Richard Goldstein

Mr. Brissie suffered devastating leg wounds in World War II but went on to become an All-Star pitcher with the Philadelphia Athletics.

Elizabeth Cobb, 60, entrepreneur in sales compensation

Elizabeth Cobb created software that could be used to motivate sales forces.

By Stephanie M. Peters

Mrs. Cobb created software that could be used to motivate sales forces.

Conrad Susa, 78, composer of theatrical, operatic music

By Margalit Fox

Mr. Susa was a composer for the voice, for the theater, and for the operatic stage, where voice and theater converge.

Sports

On Football | Midweek Report

Bill Belichick stuck to Patriots’ plan for Broncos

Peyton Manning was mostly skittish and indecisive in the fourth quarter and overtime when he finally had to pass the ball.

By Ben Volin

The Patriots decided to take advantage of one-on-one matchups on offense, and keep Peyton Manning from getting into a groove, and it paid off in the second half.

Christopher L. Gasper

BC’s Andre Williams is Heisman-worthy

Andre Williams leads the nation in rushing yards (2,073), rushing yards per game (188.5), and rushing attempts (320).

By Christopher L. Gasper

Williams leads the nation in rushing yards (2,073) and is now at the forefront of the race for the Heisman Trophy. So why aren’t fans paying attention?

Local Hall of Fame jockey now training student riders

Chris McCarron (left) instructs his students on using the Equicizer, a mechanical training horse, at his North American Racing Academy.

By Stan Grossfeld

Dorchester’s Chris McCarron is the founder of the North American Racing Academy, the only college program in the country for jockeys.

G: Food

Two chefs go dish-to-dish in a Thanksgiving challenge

The feast ranged from Chris Parsons’s  fried turkey breast with cider glaze (top left) to Carolyn Johnson’s butternut squash bread pudding (bottom left).

By Matthew Barber

Carolyn Johnson of 80 Thoreau and Chris Parsons of Steel & Rye accepted the Globe’s Thanksgiving challenge to cook four holiday dishes in three hours.

Recipe for sweet potato soup

Chris Parsons of Steel & Rye turned sweet potatoes into a velvety soup and garnished it with the sweet-smoky flavor of homemade Fluff toasted with a kitchen blowtorch.

Recipe for turkey two ways: roast breast and braised legs

In this recipe the breast is roasted with herb butter, and the whole legs are braised in a mustard-wine sauce on the stovetop.

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Sunday supper

Vegetarian sweet potato pilaf becomes fried rice

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Movie Review

Ordinary faith in ‘Philomena’

By Ty Burr

Movie REview

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ is solid

By Tom Russo

Movie Review

Falling short on the ‘Homefront’

By Tom Russo

Movie Review

The new ‘Oldboy’ goes its own way

By Ty Burr

GAlleries

Behind cheery chaos is a darker picture

By Cate McQuaid

Book Review

‘Dust’ by Patricia Cornwell

By Daneet Steffens

A Tank Away

Kingfield, Maine: Where heaven is spelled s-n-o-w

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

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American Repertory Theater gets $1m grant

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Patriots hand off turkeys — without a fumble

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Thanksgiving comes early at TD Garden

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John Kerry has a Labrador retriever puppy

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Mayor Thomas Menino honored at gala

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Driven to find a cure for diabetes

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Actor Nick Frost is spotted in Boston

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Alec Baldwin, MSNBC end talk show after anti-gay slur

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