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Governor Baker, angered by a report that painted the department as rife with dysfunction, dispatched a defense of the agency to its workers.

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Among the decisions are whether to allow pot bars and weed delivery.

Local politics

Trump continues his full-court press for Roy Moore

The president’s latest move in support of the US Senate candidate was recording a robocall urging voters to back Moore.

Mass. is tackling marijuana rules this week. Here’s what to watch for

Among the decisions are whether to allow pot bars and weed delivery.

From disbelief to dismissal, Alabama women who support Roy Moore have their reasons

Women interviewed by the Globe excuse Moore’s behavior as more a boorish phase in his past than predatory, if they believe the allegations at all.

In GOP bill, people with same incomes pay different taxes

For the first time since the United States adopted an income tax, a higher rate would be applied to employee wages and salaries.

Rachel Crooks (left) Jessica Leeds (center) and Samantha Holvey attended a news conference Monday in New York to discuss their accusations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump.

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Accusers say it’s ‘heartbreaking’ to see Trump elected despite their allegations

‘‘I put myself out there for the entire world and nobody cared,’’ one accuser said on NBC’s ‘‘Megyn Kelly Today’’ show.

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“Given its relative closeness, the moon in particular offers humans the best hope for long-term exploration and utilization,” a White House statement said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/09/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/886622022.jpg From disbelief to dismissal, Alabama women who support Roy Moore have their reasons

Women interviewed by the Globe excuse Moore’s behavior as more a boorish phase in his past than predatory, if they believe the allegations at all.

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Republican Senator Richard Shelby, Alabama’s senior member of Congress, strongly condemned his party’s candidate, Roy Moore, on Sunday.

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Maine’s Republican senator said the Alabama candidate wasn’t fit to serve even before misconduct allegations.

Trump demands, gets apology from Washington Post reporter

President Trump has demanded and received an apology from a Washington Post reporter over a photo of Trump’s Florida rally on Friday.

President Trump spoke in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday.

For Trump, every day is an hour-by-hour battle for self-preservation

Despite his bluster, President Trump views himself less as a titan dominating the world stage than a maligned outsider engaged in a struggle to be taken seriously, according to people close to him.

Globe reporters

Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.

 

Frank Phillips

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Frank Phillips is the State House bureau chief. He has covered politics for decades for the Boston Globe.

Stephanie Ebbert

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Stephanie Ebbert has been a local news reporter for the Globe since 1997 with a focus on politics

Akilah Johnson

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Akilah Johnson has been a reporter with the Globe since 2010, covering neighborhoods, Boston’s mayor’s race, and the crosscurrents of race and ethnicity in the city.

Joshua Miller

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Joshua Miller covers politics for the Globe. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Bowdoin College, Miller worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the paper in 2013.

James Pindell

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James Pindell is a political reporter for the Boston Globe.

Evan Horowitz

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Evan Horowitz digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.