Couple killed by Christmas train identified as parents of three

The 33-year-old woman was identified as Melissa Gaudette by her father, who said that his family was “trying to deal with a tragedy.” A 36-year-old man was also killed in the incident.

// Calling treatment ‘nothing short of horrifying,’ veterans groups demand VA nursing home fixes

Six national veterans groups, who together represent nearly 5 million members, say veterans who risked their lives for our country shouldn’t have to risk their lives in VA nursing homes.

// Rest homes closing as financial pressures mount

When it closes on Dec. 1, the financially troubled Somerville Home will become the 100th such facility in the state to shut down in the past two decades.

// ‘Wow, Mr. President, that’s a good one’: Schiff replies to Trump’s vulgar tweet

In a tweet, President Trump took aim at Rep. Adam Schiff, misspelling his name as a profanity.

// White House again threatens Jim Acosta’s pass

The White House sent the CNN reporter a letter saying they had made the ‘‘preliminary decision’’ to suspend his pass when a judge’s temporary order expires.

// Trump cites Finland on forest fire prevention, but Finnish president is puzzled

Sauli Niinisto isn’t sure where President Trump got the idea that raking is part of his country’s routine for managing its forests.

// The 2020 Democratic primary in N.H. could have a New England flavor

It’s a tradition: If a Democrat from the region runs in the first-in-the-nation primary, he or she wins it. What if several run at the same time?

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// Bloomberg’s jaw-dropping donation: $1.8b to Johns Hopkins

Plus: Uneasy future for Mass. rest homes, Ghosn is out as Nissan chairman, and a bridge over calm waters.

// Nissan chairman arrested over financial misconduct allegations

The company said an internal investigation found Ghosn under-reported his income by millions of dollars and engaged in other “significant misconduct.”

Alicia Restrepo was found fatally shot in her car on Oct. 15. She was 24.

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8 killings, 11 days, and the last to die was Alicia

It was a stunning cluster of shootings even for a part of the city that knows violence too well.

// Rain could hinder search for victims of California wildfire

The search for remains of victims has taken on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters on the front lines.

// 7 new Rhodes scholars have ties to New England

They were among 32 who won the prestigious award to study at Oxford University next fall.

Zach (left) and Luke Maffeo pose for a portrait in their home. The twin brothers will play each other on Thanksgiving day.

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Maffeo vs. Maffeo: Twin brothers, opposing QBs, and a new layer to a Thanksgiving rivalry

Luke and Zach Maffeo, the starting QBs at O’Bryant and Latin Academy, respectively, will share the field as opponents before sharing the table as family on Thanksgiving.

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Mass. should mandate federal safety board recommendations on gas

The state needs to act on recommendations from the NTSB as well as end the moratoriums on new gas hookups.

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Don’t run, Senator Warren, don’t run

Elizabeth Warren would face problems inherent in the Massachusetts political culture if she runs.


// Thanksgiving travel season is looking to be really, really busy

Millions of people will be on the roads and in the air. If you’re going to be one of them, there are ways to be smart about it.

// Here are the best and worst times to leave to avoid Thanksgiving traffic

If the predictions from the experts are any indication, Thanksgiving traffic this year will be worse than last year. Here’s are the best and worst times to leave.

//[1]-9284.jpg Your 2018 Thanksgiving survival guide

The Globe has put together a Thanksgiving survival guide to help alleviate your worries this holiday season.

// Meet the first legal recreational marijuana customers in Massachusetts: a pair of veterans

Iraq veteran and medical marijuana advocate Stephen Mandile and Northampton Mayor and Air Force veteran David Narkewicz will make the legal pot purchases on Tuesday.


// What to watch: A comic genius, an intriguing le Carré miniseries, and a great ‘Escape’

Critic Matthew Gilbert guides you through this week in television.

// David’s Bridal files for bankruptcy, but don’t worry, your order is safe

The company says its 300-plus stores will continue to operate and online sales will continue unimpeded during the restructuring.

‘America needs to be careful’ says John Oliver on ‘Last Week Tonight’ season finale

In his show’s season finale, John Oliver asked his audience to be vigilant against those who have authoritarian impulses — including, he said, President Trump.

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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?


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Aerial photos show devastation from Calif. wildfires

At least 56 people have lost their lives in California’s deadliest wildfire.