It’s been a rough few weeks for Warren’s White House hopes. Does it matter?

Senator Elizabeth Warren in November.

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Elizabeth Warren is having a media moment, and not much of the news has been good.

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., has received criticism over his opposition to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., becoming speaker of the House. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Patrick T. Fallon

Opinion | Seth Moulton

Seth Moulton on Pelosi battle: ‘Tough conversations make us stronger, not weaker’

Ultimately, this leadership battle has given us the time to choose who we want to be as a party, and not to let inertia decide for us.

// Pelosi reaches deal with dissident Democrats to limit her speakership to 4 years

Representative Nancy Pelosi agreed to limit herself to four years as speaker, a deal that brokers a truce with critics, including Seth Moulton of Massachusetts.

// Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison

The judge rejected arguments by Cohen’s lawyers that he should be spared jail time because he cooperated in multiple federal investigations involving President Donald Trump.

President Trump.

National Enquirer company is cooperating in investigation of hush-money payments

A US Attorney says the National Enquirer’s parent company won’t be prosecuted over efforts to protect Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign.

// Dorchester man gets life in prison for gunning down 21-year-old in ‘stunning’ road-rage murder

Prosecutors called the road-rage shooting of 21-year-old Joey DeBarros “stunning” for its senselessness. Now the assailant has been sentenced to life in prison.

// Another state trooper charged in overtime scandal

Trooper Heath McAuliffe was released without bail on several conditions after an initial US District Court appearance Wednesday.

// Europe seems unstable. Here’s what’s going on

Trouble seems to be bubbling up across Europe, including among our closest allies.

// Britain’s Theresa May survives no-confidence vote, remains prime minister

British Prime Minister Theresa May has won a confidence vote by Conservative Party lawmakers that could have brought her leadership to an abrupt end.

Jamaica Plain, MA., 12/12/2018, At the Boing toy store, employees, Deva Jasheway , cq, on left, prepare to wrap and shif gifts. Amid the downfall of Toys

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Toy retailers try to fill void that Toys ‘R’ Us left behind

Owners of smaller toy shops are devising clever ways to compete with Amazon and big box retailers, after the demise of Toys “R” Us and with the arrival of the holiday season.


// In OT thriller vs. Wizards, Kyrie Irving was huge during ‘winning time’ of Celtics’ seventh straight victory

Kyrie Irving finished with 38 points, and scored the Celtics’ final 12 points over the game’s final three minutes.

// Baker says gas restoration is ‘substantially completed’ in Merrimack Valley

Crews have restored gas to 98 percent of the approximately 8,000 targeted meters that were affected by the disaster in the Merrimack Valley.

// Framingham officials declare war on beavers and their dams

The Framingham public works department recently got the green light to set lethal traps for beavers in two locations because the dams they’ve built are causing problems.

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, Alan Ashley, chief of sport performance with the U.S. Olympic Committee, speaks with reporters during a news conference in Park City, Utah. The U.S. Olympic Committee has fired chief of sport performance Alan Ashley in the wake of an independent report that said neither he nor former CEO Scott Blackmun elevated concerns about the Larry Nassar sexual abuse allegations when they were first reported to them. The 233-page independent report was released Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. It detailed an overall lack of response when the USOC leaders first heard about the Nassar allegations from the then-president of USA Gymnastics, Steve Penny. Blackmun resigned in February because of health concerns.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)


Scathing report on US Olympic Committee cries out for action

The report exposed abject indifference, willful ignorance, and rampant self-interest in the USOC’s handling of the gymnastics sexual abuse case.

Boston, MA., 11/30/18, Darin Sabine with his wife Jennifer, at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He is battling colon cancer. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

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Health & Wellness | Magazine

A doctor explains why gut health is as important as heart health

We’ve long been obsessed with our heart health. Now it’s time to pay more attention to our digestive system.

Love Letters

Came home one day and my boyfriend had moved out!

He never said a word about his plan to leave, but get this — he thinks we can keep dating.


BU dean objects to portrayal in Gary Hart movie ‘The Front Runner’

Tom Fiedler, who wrote the story that effectively ended Hart’s presidential bid, sent the film’s creators a letter requesting that they “acknowledge that the film’s depiction of me is essentially a fiction.”

// The star BSO flute player was paid $70,000 less than the oboist — so she sued. Here’s an update on the case

In July, Elizabeth Rowe filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the Boston Symphony Orchestra seeking $200,000 in back pay.

Opinion | Diana Whitney

// The ‘Animal House’ culture at Dartmouth — then and now

Looking back, a Dartmouth alumna reflects on her own sexual assault and a current sexual harassment lawsuit that has been filed against the school.


// Trump wants to use government shutdown to make Americans pay for wall

The wall is a ridiculous, wasteful demand, and holding the rest of the government hostage to it more ridiculous still.


// What does Cohen’s new-found conscience mean for Trump?

President Trump’s word will go up against whatever documents, tapes, or other evidence Michael Cohen brings to the table.

Opinion | Andrew Brown

// Theresa May dodges a bullet — but the battle on Brexit will continue

Britiain is like a disabled pleasure steamer that is drifting toward an enormous waterfall.

Globe Santa will help families with children who are ill

Some people seeking help from Globe Santa speak of the toll a child’s illness takes on the child, but also on parents and their brothers and sisters and on a family’s stability and financial health.


Special reports

Globe Magazine

// Help was a few feet away. Why didn’t they save her?

My wife, Laura Levis, did everything she could to save herself when the asthma attack began. She went to Somerville Hospital and called 911, too. How could she have been left to die just outside the emergency room?


// It’s All Downhill

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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month: November 2018

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: a colorful sunrise, Christmas tree lightings, and high school sports.


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Plainridge Park Casino's gaming floor.

Should Plainridge Park casino be allowed to have table games?

Officials in four towns are calling for an expansion of Plainridge Park Casino, the state’s only slot parlor, to keep pace with its Rhode Island rivals.


The emergency room of Morton Hospital in Taunton

Business groups aim to curb emergency room use, and save money, too

Companies might change co-pays to encourage their workers to use lower-cost health care settings — charging more for emergency rooms, for example, or less for primary care.


// Kaleo, maker of $4,100 overdose antidote, to offer generic for $178

Kaleo was the subject of two investigations exploring why the company raised Evzio’s list price from $575 to $4,100 over four years.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Love Letters: Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and “Wet Hot American Summer” creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

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