Is that Moulton-Pelosi standoff really over?

Last month, reporters grilled Representative Seth Moulton about his opposition to fellow Democrat Nancy Pelosi.

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The Salem Democrat found a way out of his increasingly uncomfortable fight with the likely new House speaker and is declaring victory.

// Who is Steve Poftak, the next GM of the MBTA?

The long-time public policy professional will take over as chief of the transit system Jan. 1.

// Four more recreational pot shops awarded final state licenses

The Cannabis Control Commission issued the licenses for two locations for Temescal Wellness as well as Northeast Alternatives in Fall River and Theory Wellness in Great Barrington.


// Bill on Beacon Hill would eliminate clock-changing

Early sunsets got you down? A Quincy lawmaker has a cure for those wintertime blues.

// CBS reached $9.5m settlement with Eliza Dushku after harassment claims

Dushku says she was written off the show “Bull” after she spoke up about misconduct on the set. The settlement came to light after CBS’s chief resigned when he was accused of harassment.

// A small-town feud leads to a big middle finger (literally)

The finger has been the source of much consternation in the small town of Westford, Vt. Was it some kind of political protest? Senior prank? Neighborly dispute?

// Here’s what Apple’s snub says about Boston’s status as a tech hub

The area has struggled in the trophy class of tech expansions, the new campuses with thousands of jobs.

// Trump invokes ‘advice-of-counsel’ defense in campaign probe

The president offered a simple defense to accusations he broke campaign finance law: He was following terrible advice from a bad lawyer.

An architectural rendering shows the residential project that would replace a city-owned parking lot on Tremont Street.

Developers get OK for high-rise affordable housing in Chinatown

Millennium Partners and a team of developers it’s leading received a green light Thursday to turn a Chinatown parking lot into a high-rise full of affordable housing.

Edgar Mejia was consoled by his sister during a vigil for his two daughters Thursday night in Revere.

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A grieving community comes together to mourn dead girls

Natasha Nicole Mejia-Rivera, 2 months, and sister Adrianna, 5, were killed Sunday when an SUV crashed into them while standing in a roadway median.

// ‘Revere’s Angels’ remembered at community vigil

People gathered in front of Revere City Hall for a candlelight vigil to remember the two sisters killed after being struck by an SUV.

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// Steelers just the ticket for the Patriots

New England, in need of a confidence booster, has a long history of success against Pittsburgh.

// 23-year-old Vt. man’s obituary asking for ‘cooling off’ period in gun laws gains attention

Andrew Black shot himself Dec. 6, hours after he bought a gun, his parents told a local TV station.


Finding safe tech gifts is tougher than it ought to be

Companies like Mozilla are trying to create basic consumer tech standards to let shoppers know when gadgets are safe.

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The Year in Arts

From Ariana Grande to art in the #MeToo era, plus Globe critics’ Top 10 picks in TV, music, theater, art, and dance for 2018.

From left: Alex Agresti, James McDermott, and Kris Roman of Bay Faction.

Berklee-bred Bay Faction will never be the same

Renegotiating the parameters of their sound has been the only way forward for the trio, who just released their debut album, “Florida Guilt.”


// Nancy Pelosi and ‘Big Coat Energy’

Tuesday’s Oval Office drama got the meme treatment online, but it was the House Minority Leader’s coat that set social media ablaze.

Lea Delaria recently went viral defending her use of “queer” as an “all-encompassing” description.

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Social media is requeering me

As social media cracks down on content, a contentious word gets rebooted.



Say ‘cuckoo,’ not ‘bird’? How computer models can help stand-up comics

For thousands of years, humans have pondered their own humor. Yet, in 2018, a good joke is still a scientific enigma.


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// 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.


// Listening to the inner worlds of children who can’t move or speak

A scientist is testing a device that might let parents and clinicians tap into the emotions of profoundly disabled children who aren’t able to communicate.

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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