CIA: Russia tried to help Trump win

President-elect Donald Trump spoke on Friday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Intelligence officials cited a growing body of evidence from multiple sources.

// Obama orders review of election e-mail hacking

US intelligence officials have accused Russia of trying to interfere in last month’s election by hacking into Democratic officials’ email accounts.

// John Glenn, astronaut and senator, dies at 95

John Herschel Glenn Jr. — twice an astronaut, four times elected to the Senate, once a presidential candidate — died Thursday in Ohio.

// Labor secretary pick ripped over use of racy ads

For years, Andrew Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, has faced staunch criticism for racy advertisements.

// Trump closes companies tied to Saudi Arabia

Corporate registrations in Delaware show that President-elect Donald Trump shut down some of his companies in the days after the election.

// No Trump post for Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani was an early front-runner to be secretary of state, but faced questions about his overseas business ties.

// Business leaders are anxious to avoid an angry call from the president-elect

“Right now, you just want to stay out of the line of fire,” said one former chief executive.

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// Baker wants to prove he’s tough on spending, but at what cost?

A culinary school in the South End braces for the impact of losing $300,000 in state aid.

Barring any unforeseen snafu, possessing, using, and home-growing marijuana will be legal on Thursday.

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Marijuana to be legal Thursday in Massachusetts

Despite initially saying the results of Question 4 might not be certified in time, Secretary of State William Galvin now says work is on schedule.

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// 15 Baker donors to travel with him to Israel

Some of the donors to Governor Charlie Baker’s campaign include top officials at companies with business before the state of Massachusetts.

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Marijuana to be legal Thursday in Massachusetts

Despite initially saying the results of Question 4 might not be certified in time, Secretary of State William Galvin now says work is on schedule.

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