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Jeff Sessions is forced out, raising concerns about Mueller probe

Former attorney general Jeff Sessions.

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Sessions delivered his resignation letter to the White House at the request of President Donald Trump, who tapped Matthew Whitaker, Sessions’ chief of staff, as acting attorney general.

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Democratic stategists were poring through election data as they tried to glean lessons from the results, with an eye on the next round of voting in two years.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/davisbaker6Amet.jpg Fresh off a massive victory, Baker is awash in political capital. So how does he use it?

With voters sending Governor Charlie Baker back to Beacon Hill with an unofficial 34-point victory, he’ll have oodles of political capital. How exactly will he spend it?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Greenhouse05campaignMetro6.jpg ‘Just the beginning’: Women shattered records on Election Night

Women dominated the midterm elections, with a record number of them running, and a sizable share of them winning.

Somerville Hospital apologizes after death of woman outside

PHOTO 4 – Photo of outside Somerville Hospital, CURRENT new ER entrance. CUTLINE: “Following Laura's death, Somerville Hospital redesigned its emergency-room entrance, adding new signage and converting the door she had found locked into a new, publicly-accessible entry.” PHOTO BY PETER DEMARCO

PETER DEMARCO photo

The parent company of Somerville Hospital apologized days after a Globe Magazine article about Laura Levis, who was suffering from an asthma attack but couldn’t get into the facility. She later died.

Papa Gino’s on Needham Street in Newton is among those that were closed this week.

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REVIEW

A food critic eats at Papa Gino’s for the first time

Papa Gino’s has filed for Chapter 11, closed dozens of shops, and laid off more than 1,000 people. Globe food critic Devra First wants to figure something out: How is the food? Is this a loss?