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TSA says it no longer tracks regular travelers like terrorists

TSA officials said that the Quiet Skies surveillance program, which documented minor movements and behavior of some passengers, was scaled back after a Globe investigation.

Ryan Zinke to step down as Interior Secretary

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has notified the White House that he intends to step down amid federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest.

// Judge in Texas rules Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional

Friday’s federal court decision comes just before the end of a six-week open enrollment period for the program in 2019. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now.


// ‘It’s fun out there.’ Celtics’ winning streak reaches eight

Kyrie Irving led the way with 24 points, taking the entire fourth quarter off in the Celtics’ runaway victory over the Hawks.

// Growing furry family is a game-changer for this Patriot

“Our dogs have always been popular,” Danny Shelton said. Now, they’re Internet-popular, as is the dog owned by Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.

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// Checking in with Phil Simms on the state of NFL quarterbacks

There is plenty of excitement for some of the young signal-callers, but the veterans are still getting it done.

// Mass. releases its vision for beating the traffic

A mammoth report on the future of transportation in the state was released Friday. At the heart of it: fixing public transit and putting it on sound financial footing.

// Babson College names Jiffy Lube cofounder as next president

Stephen Spinelli Jr. worked at Babson from 1993 to 2007. He will replace Kerry Healey, who is stepping down in June.

Bruce Boyd, facility manager of The Rashi School in Dedham, has a passion for the details that go into keeping buildings running smoothly.

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This facilities manager acts like he owns the place

There’s “a place for everything and everything in its place,” says Bruce Boyd, facility manager of The Rashi School in Dedham.

Dinner with Cupid

// Blind date: ‘After the calamari, I wanted to leave’

Will these sports enthusiasts team up for a knockout or a strikeout?

// Financial troubles lead Newbury College to announce closure

The Brookline school plans to shut down in the spring. It’s the latest small private college to close amid an industry in crisis.

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// Three more trees for the White House this holiday season

The First Family’s home now features 57 Christmas trees celebrating “America’s Treasure.” Why not a few extra with an environmental theme?

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// Grandparents want to make happy holiday for grandkids

Drug addiction has increasingly caused some parents to leave the care of children to grandparents.

Salem, MA - 12/11/2018 - Alternative Therapies Group, the state's third pot shop is opening in Salem on Saturday. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Metro, Reporter: Daniel Adams, Topic: 12potshop, LOID: 8.4.4106552210.

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Salem shop is third in Massachusetts to offer recreational marijuana sales

Salem retailer Alternative Therapies Group started selling recreational marijuana this morning, using a reservation system to manage potential crowds of customers.

// Here’s the menu at the recreational marijuana shop in Salem

Alternative Therapies Group, the state's third pot shop and the closest to Boston, opens Saturday in Salem.

// State income tax to drop, edging closer to 5 percent

The rate went from 5.1 percent to 5.05 percent. More changes could be in store for taxpayers if the economy keeps humming.

Worcester MA 12/14/18 A firefighter walk by at the wake for Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy who recently died in the line of duty at St. John's Catholic Church. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 16allschopics reporter:

Funeral to be held Saturday for fallen Worcester firefighter

Christopher J. Roy, 36, died Dec. 9 while battling a five-alarm blaze at an apartment building on Lowell Street in Worcester.

Former State Police lieutenants John T. Giulino (left) and David Keefe during their arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court in October.

Former State Police lieutenants face more charges in OT scandal

David Wilson of Charlton, John Giulino of Lanesborough, and David Keefe of Norfolk stole thousands of dollars through claiming bogus overtime in 2015, the AG said.

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// Offshore wind auction draws huge interest and big money

Three developers backed by major European energy companies paid a record $405 million to gain access to 390,000 acres of federal waters.

// US says 7-year-old who died in custody had not appeared ill

US immigration officials defended their actions in the detention of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died two days after she and her father were taken into custody.

Trump names budget director Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff

Mulvaney replaces John Kelly, a retired four-star Marine Corps general who failed to impose discipline on a chaotic West Wing.

Print of Pooh sitting on a branch with honeypots by Ernest Howard Shepard, 1970.

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A walk through the MFA’s Winnie-the-Pooh exhibit wraps visitors in warmth

The Winnie-the-Pooh exhibit at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts explores more than the Hundred Acre Woods. It’s a reflection of human emotion.


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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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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.


A trader at the New York Stock Exchange got to work Friday after the opening bell.

US stocks stagger to lowest close since April

Mounting concern over the health of the global economy overshadowed positive financial news.


// Appeals court rules that secret OxyContin documents must be released

A Kentucky appeals court side with STAT, upholding a ruling ordering the release of Purdue Pharma records about the marketing of the opioid OxyContin.

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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