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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 file photo, a flu vaccine injection is administered at the Brownsville Events Center by a pharmacist in Brownsville, Texas. According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, this year's flu season is off to a quick start and so far it seems to be dominated by a nasty bug. (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald via AP)

How dangerous is the flu? We answer your questions about the dreaded winter illness

The deaths have drawn attention, but Massachusetts health officials see no evidence that flu is more severe this year.

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With temperatures climbing into the 50s mixing pelting rains, a new headache is coming: Floods.

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Superintendent Tommy Chang is renewing his push to reduce the variety of schools across the city.

The bronze statue of Shakespeare’s Juliet near the balcony of her house in central Verona, as pictured in 2008.

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How a crude photo from a Boston surgeon roiled the medical world

During a conference speech, a prominent Brigham and Women’s surgeon showed a photo of a famous statue — with the surgeon and a colleague touching her breasts.

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Kyle Draper on what the Cavs shakeup means for the Celtics.

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Millions of Americans will need to use a new Internal Revenue Service tool to ensure their new paychecks are accurate.