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Ruth Gordon, 89, took a vision test at Mass. Eye and Ear, where she is being treated for age-related macular degeneration.

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Mass. Eye and Ear says it needs larger system to thrive

After years of financial losses, and despite growing patient numbers, Mass. Eye and Ear hospital leaders say they can no longer go it alone.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/WebGraphics/Metro/BostonGlobe.com/2014/06/13opquiz/harvard.jpg Justice Department investigating Harvard over its admission policies

The probe is related to a 2014 lawsuit that claims Harvard limits the number of Asian-Americans it admits each year.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/22turkeystress.jpg Get ready for Thankspocalypse

The pre-holiday scare machine can make you forget that we’re “celebrating” a holiday.

Boston, MA - 11/21/17 - Jeff Lentz (cq), of Bay City, Michigan, checks out Celtics gear at the Boston ProShop in TD Garden. He was in town visiting his brother.

Celtics bandwagon is growing as winning streak goes on

The Celtics’ season started with disaster, a devastating injury to Gordon Hayward. But the team has found an unexpected spark as it has won 16 straight, and green fever is building.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Image%20Tease%20Place%20Holder.png The Season Ticket podcast

Join Host Chris Gasper and hockey reporter Kevin Paul Dupont as they take a look at the battered and bruised Bruins, the least popular team in Boston right now.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/6e61596ddcb94b49b4568ca546a585a9-6e61596ddcb94b49b4568ca546a585a9-0.jpg Trump supports Moore in Alabama despite allegations

President Trump put his political agenda ahead of the allegations in the Alabama Senate race and offered support for Roy Moore, who has been accused of pursuing sexual relations with girls as young as 14.

The Nation

Trump supports Moore in Alabama despite allegations

“It’s a very special time, a lot of things are coming out and I think that’s good for our society and I think it’s very, very good for women and I’m very happy,” President Trump said.

By Annie Linskey

President Trump put his political agenda ahead of the allegations in the Alabama Senate race and offered support for Roy Moore, who has been accused of pursuing sexual relations with girls as young as 14.

Democrats move swiftly against Conyers amid latest harassment charges

By Yamiche Alcindor, Nicholas Fandos and Jonathan Martin

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, moved swiftly on Tuesday against the House’s longest serving lawmaker.

Senate releases tax bill text ahead of ‘unusually fast’ vote

Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said he would have liked to have seen the tax bill months ago.

By Sahil Kapur

The Senate released the 515-page text of its sweeping tax legislation for the first time Monday evening.

The World

Resigned prime minister Hariri is back in Lebanon

HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES Mandatory Credit: Photo by DALATI NOHRA HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9235026b) Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Saad Hariri Saad Hariri visits Egypt, Cairo - 20 Nov 2017 A handout photo made available by Lebanese official photography agency Dalati Nohra shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) greeting resigned Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the Egyptian Presidential Palace, Cairo, Egypt, 21 November 2017. Hariri visited Egypt to meet with President al-Sisi to discuss the current political situation in Lebanon and the whole area before returning back to Beirut, after 18 days from his resignation from the post of Prime Minister during a visit to Saudi Arabia, a move that the media reports as a part of the Saudi-Irani proxy conflict.

By Philip Issa

His resignation set off an international political crisis involving Paris and Washington, who were left without one of their chief partners in a region swirling in conflict.

Russia confirms spike in radioactivity in the Urals

A map released by the French Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety shows levels of Ruthenium 106, with a reading recorded almost 1,000 times higher than normal levels in the Ural mountains

By Nataliya Vasilyeva

The Russian Meteorological Service said in a statement Tuesday that it recorded the release of Ruthenium-106 in the southern Urals in late September and classified it as ‘‘extremely high contamination.’’

Editorial & Opinion

Renée Graham

Trump has so much to be thankful for

US President Donald Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkey Drumstick in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on November 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

By Renée Graham

Despite allegations from 16 women detailing a variety of sexual improprieties, President Trump remains unscathed.

EDITORIAL

In Billerica, a cell block for young men holds promise

Billerica, MA - January 11, 2017: Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian poses for a portrait at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction in Billerica, MA on January 11, 2017. (Globe staff photo / Craig F. Walker) section: metro reporter: cullen

Early next year, the Middlesex Jail and House of Correction will become one of the first in the nation to create a dedicated, service-rich cell block for young men.

JEFF JACOBY

How the Mayflower compact sowed the seeds of American democracy

Plymouth, MA - 5/3/1962: The signing of the Mayflower Compact on a bas relief panel on the base of the Pilgrim Monument in Plymouth, Mass., May 3, 1962. (/Boston Globe Archive) --- BGPA Reference: 170720_ON_028

By Jeff Jacoby

More than 180 years later, future president John Quincy Adams regarded what the Pilgrims had done with awe.

Metro

Celtics bandwagon is growing as winning streak goes on

Boston, MA - 11/21/17 - Jeff Lentz (cq), of Bay City, Michigan, checks out Celtics gear at the Boston ProShop in TD Garden. He was in town visiting his brother.

By Michael Levenson

The Celtics’ season started with disaster, a devastating injury to Gordon Hayward. But the team has found an unexpected spark as it has won 16 straight, and green fever is building.

Get ready for Thankspocalypse

By Beth Teitell

The pre-holiday scare machine can make you forget that we’re “celebrating” a holiday.

Justice Department investigating Harvard over its admission policies

By Deirdre Fernandes

The probe is related to a 2014 lawsuit that claims Harvard limits the number of Asian-Americans it admits each year.

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Revamped Eagles set TD Garden date

By Mark Shanahan

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City Winery finally opens its doors

By Mark Shanahan

Business & Tech

First responders providing in-home care

By Leah Samuel

In mobile integrated health programs, emergency medical technicians respond to patients’ needs in their own homes instead of transporting them to hospitals.

Tufts warns of a possible Christmas strike by nurses

Tufts Medical Center nurses staged a one-day strike in July.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

The Massachusetts Nurses Association already held a walkout of its 1,200 Tufts nurses in July.

Mass. is getting one step closer to legal marijuana sales

Pot sales are expected to begin around July 1 in Massachusetts.

By Dan Adams

The Cannabis Control Commission is pushing to write a first draft of new rules permitting the legal sale of marijuana by the end of the year.

Obituaries

Edward Herman, media critic who co-wrote ‘Manufacturing Consent,’ dies at 92

By Harrison Smith

Edward Herman, media critic who co-wrote ‘Manufacturing Consent,’ dies at 92.

Sports

STAN GROSSFELD

Plumber from Saugus plugs away at his Olympic dream

Copper Mountain, Colorado-November 13,, 2017- Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff- 2011 U.S. Snowboard champion Jonathan Cheever during a training session at Copper Mountain.

By Stan Grossfeld

Jonathan Cheever has an excellent chance to compete for gold in snowboard cross at the Winter Games in South Korea.

AROUND THE HORN | SHORTSTOP

Red Sox are expecting more out of Xander Bogaerts

Boston, MA - 9/13/2017 - (9th inning) Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) goes down swinging for the last out in the ninth inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Oakland Athletics in the second of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 14Red Sox-A's, LOID: 8.3.3712452174.

By Peter Abraham

He is in the upper echelon at his position, but more power, for one thing, would be welcome.

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BC High runs wild over CM at Fenway Park

Boston, MA: 11-21-17: BC High DB Bobby DeMeo (left) stretches the jersey of Catholic Memorial WR Hunter Tully as he and fellow Eagle DB Kaleb Moody (11,right) bring him down in the first quarter. Boston College High School took on Catholic Memorial High School in a football game held at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Nate Weitzer

Will Bowen and Danny Abraham combined for 261 rushing yards and three TDs to lead the charge.

Wednesday Food

Movie Review

‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ shows how ‘A Christmas Carol’ came to be written

Dan Stevens (left, as Charles Dickens) and Christopher Plummer (right, as Ebenezer Scrooge) in “The Man Who Invented Christmas.”

By Tom Russo

The PG-rated biopic — starring Dan Stevens of “Downton Abbey” — is sufficiently heavy on whimsy, yet there’s also a fair amount of darker material.

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Rosie O’Donnell’s new girlfriend is a Worcester cop

Rosie O'Donnell and Elizabeth Rooney

By Mark Shanahan

The actress and former talk show host met Elizabeth Rooney while in town shooting the Showtime series “SMILF.”

Recipe: How to roast a turkey so the skin is crisp and the meat is juicy and tender

By Sheryl Julian

No matter how big or small the turkey is, cooking it seems daunting. We’ve taken the guess work out of the holiday centerpiece.