Chicago, IL - 10/21/2018 - (2nd quarter) New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) makes the reception for a first down during the second quarter that helped set up New Englands touchdown drive in the second quarter. New England Patriots vs. Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Ben Volin, Topic: 21Patriots-Bears, LOID: 8.4.3538702313.

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Patriots and Bears are putting on exciting show

The game has been dramatic, with lead changes, turnover, and lots of scoring.

// Sony Michel ruled out vs. Bears after leaving game with knee injury

The Patriots running back injured his left knee, which is the same one he’s had issues with since college.

Boston10/20/18 TheRed Sox held a practice at Fenway Park as they prepare for Tuesday's start of the World Series at Fenway Park. Players do warmup runs in the outfield. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

An MLB scout’s view of the Red Sox-Dodgers World Series

Kimball Crossley examined the matchups within the series to identify strengths and weaknesses on both sides.

Fort Myers, FL 2/22/2018: New Red Sox hitting coach Tim Hyers is pictured in the dugout before a Spring Training game. ()

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‘He is the man.’ Tim Hyers is smack in the middle of the Red Sox-Dodgers series

The Red Sox’ hitting coach spent 2016-17 with the Dodgers, and has played a major role in developing both teams’ powerful lineups.

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Ticks have been killing many moose calves in New England in recent years

Moose calves are dying at unprecedented levels in New England, mostly because of the hordes of winter ticks — as many as 90,000 on one animal.


TV’s 10 most moving moments

Forget the manipulations of “This Is Us” — here are some TV moments that managed to wring honest tears.

Duxbury-08/20/18-A fin whale washed up on Duxbury Beach, as members of the New England Aquarium took measurements and photos at the scene. Onllokers stand at the beach to watch. ()

Whale known as ‘Ladders’ washes ashore on Cape Cod

Researchers say a 54-foot fin whale that was found dead in Massachusetts was known to them for more than 30 years.

Globe Magazine

Could Maine’s new ranked-choice voting change American elections?

The state will be the first to use a ballot that lets voters rank their preferences.

A groundstaff stands in a terminal with Ryanair planes in background during what could be the biggest strike in the airline's history, at Charleroi Airport in Gosselies on September 28 2018. - Ryanair cancelled scores of European flights on September 28, 2018 as unions staged what they warned could be the biggest strike in the airline's history. The Dublin-based carrier has played down fears of widespread disruption but confirmed it would cancel nearly 250 flights. (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP)JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images

Ryanair under fire over racist incident on flight

Ryanair faced criticism after a video posted online apparently showed the airline’s crew failing to take action to remove a passenger who launched a racist tirade against a fellow traveler.

FILE - In this April 17, 2018 file photo, Amy Schumer arrives at the world premiere of

Amy Schumer supports Colin Kaepernick, sits out Super Bowl ads

Don’t look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl LIII commercials this time around.

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2013 file photo, Julia Louis-Dreyfus poses for a portrait at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. One of the best-known comedic actresses of her generation, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is receiving the Mark Twain Award for lifetime achievement in comedy. Louis-Dreyfus will receive the 21st Twain prize Sunday night at Washington’s Kennedy Center, with testimonials from Jerry Seinfeld, Stephen Colbert and 2010 Mark Twain recipient Tina Fey. (Photo by )

Julia Louis-Dreyfus feted for career achievement in comedy

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the best-known comedic actresses of her generation, and now she’s being recognized with the Mark Twain Award for lifetime achievement in comedy.

Toto at the 1983 Grammy Awards (from left): Jeff Porcaro, Steve Porcaro, Michael Porcaro, Dave Paich, Dave Herngate, Bobby Kimball and Steve Lukather.

Toto’s ‘Africa’: The mother of all memes is waiting there for you

The ubiquitous tune isn’t just a durable oldie — it’s staring back at us from every corner of popular culture.

Unhealthy Divide

Affordable mental health care — it’s nearly nonexistent

Jessica Kirk has tried for years to find consistent, affordable treatment for her daughter, Georgia, who has bipolar disorder.

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Treatment has become, in large measure, a private-pay business that operates outside the insurance system.

A map of foreign trips that state lawmakers have taken

Here’s a look at 50 trips abroad taken by state legislators since Jan. 1, 2013.

// Boston area is expected to see near-freezing temperatures tonight

It’s been the coldest weekend this fall for many Massachusetts areas — with a few flakes of snow in some places — and it’s going to get colder overnight.

// Trump administration eyes defining transgender out of existence

The move would be the most drastic yet in an effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.

// Trump plans to pull out of nuclear weapons pact with Russia

President Trump said he plans to pull out of a major arms control treaty with Russia, claiming the Kremlin breached the accord on intermediate-range nuclear weapons.

// Boston wins climate challenge award from Bloomberg Philanthropies

Boston is among a group of US cities that will receive technical support and resources to help reduce carbon emissions.

// Elizabeth Warren tries to reconnect with Okla. roots

Warren’s recent trip back to Norman, Okla., was intended to remind folks that the former Betsy Herring was one of them.

Dean Kaplan and Sarah Heintz chatted in the apartment they share in Cambridge.

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Empty-nester + young adult = perfect roommates?

A new website connects young people and empty-nesters in hopes of giving benefits to all.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin listens during a Financial Stability Oversight Council meeting October 16, 2018 at the Treasury Department in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Mnuchin defends trip to Saudi Arabia amid uproar over Khashoggi killing

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday defended his decision to meet with Saudi officials this week, saying his trip was aimed at reinforcing ties at a critical moment.

// Migrant caravan swells to 5,000, resumes advance toward US

They marched on through Mexico like a ragtag army of the poor, shouting triumphantly slogans like ‘‘Si se pudo!’’ or ‘‘Yes, we could!’’

// Come see Globe Live

After two sold-out seasons, Globe Live — a live storytelling show featuring the Globe’s top journalists — returns to the Emerson Paramount Center Nov. 3 & 4.

Opinion & Ideas


// Let Boston try e-bikes and scooters

Yes, motorized bikes and scooters need to be regulated, but not to the point of discouraging their use.

Real Estate

US home sales fell in September to slowest pace in 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales fell for the sixth straight month in September, a sign that housing has increasingly become a weak spot for the economy. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that sales declined 3.

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// Talking Points AM

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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month, September 2018

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: gas explosions in Lawrence, 9/11 remembrance ceremonies, and primary elections.


// With genome sequencing, some sick infants get a shot at healthy lives

When babies become very ill, it can be difficult to know why. Answers can be hiding in their genes.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// 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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Real Estate

//$medium-9070.jpg Are we ignoring — or outright banning — an easy affordable-housing fix?

Mobile homes may be the least expensive and most effective means of addressing the region’s housing shortage.

Globe event

// Seattle’s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she’s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.