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.

// 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.

// 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?

// 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.

// 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.

// 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.

// Price tag for DAs’ efforts to fight public records lawsuit: $68k

The prosecutors have been unsuccessful so far in their efforts to withhold records from the Globe.

// 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.

// Deer get stranded in icy Waltham reservoir on consecutive days

A deer stuck in the reservoir Thursday was unable to be saved. It was the second attempted deer rescue from the reservoir in two days.


// Bill on Beacon Hill would eliminate clock-changing

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

// Boston to hold gun buybacks Saturday

Gun buybacks will take place at six locations across the city, officials said.

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.

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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.

// Colin Cook lost his leg — and nearly his life — in a 2015 shark attack. But his journey was just beginning

How a Rhode Island native survived the attack, got back on his board, and became an “inspiration” to his girlfriend, Boston Marathon survivor Sydney Corcoran.


// Why Gisele Bundchen got her helicopter license while 7 months pregnant

Plus, watch Bundchen and James Corden try an adorable “Toddlerography” dance fitness class.

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders seem to agree on this: It’s likely both will run for president in 2020.

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Sanders, Warren acknowledge they’re both leaning toward White House runs

The senators met Wednesday night at Elizabeth Warren’s D.C. condominium to discuss their political ambitions.


// What does the future hold for Sox broadcasts on WEEI?

The station has discussed a format change, although one station manager said it wouldn’t become an in-game talk show.

// MFA receives giant gift of Chinese art

Wan-go H.C. Weng has donated his family’s collection of 183 works of art — spanning 13 centuries and five dynasties of Chinese Imperial rule.

// ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ soundtrack reveals a man at odds with his brilliant disguise

Over its 2½-hour length, the recording of Springsteen’s autobiographical show stands on its own as an unusually forthright act of self-demystification.

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// How can I get my sister-in-law to stop playing favorites with my kids?

My husband won’t stop his sister from lavishing gifts on our son, but not our daughter. It’s become ridiculous.


// 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.

Senate minority leader Senator Chuck Schumer and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi left the White House on Tuesday after meeting with President Trump.

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Nancy Pelosi’s winning performance

Nancy Pelosi showed once again that she’s a politician of formidable skill.


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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.


Janet Jackson performed during the European MTV Awards in Bilbao, Spain.

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Jackson joins her brother Michael and the Jackson 5 as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music, and the Zombies.


// 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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