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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.

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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?

The Nation

Powerful Mass. Democrats show willingness to work with Trump

A view of Capitol Hill while voters across the United States participate in midterm elections November 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. - Americans vote Tuesday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of Donald Trump's presidency, with control of Congress at stake. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

By Liz Goodwin and Libby Berry

Two likely chairmen from Massachusetts say they’re willing to work with President Trump on lowering prescription drug prices and updating the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

Sports

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Scott Boras says writers got it wrong with client J.D. Martinez

103118 Boston, MA J.D. Martinez spoke at the ceremony at Fenway Park before the parade. Red Sox World Series victory parade in Boston, MA. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)

By Nick Cafardo

“I don’t know of any player ever who had more of an impact on a team than what J.D. did in 2018,” said Boras.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Bill Belichick’s decision on Malcolm Butler appears prescient now

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews (80) celebrates after scoring a touchdown on a 56-yard pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. At right is Tennessee Titans defensive back Malcolm Butler (21). (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

By Christopher L. Gasper

Butler has been the worst cornerback in the NFL, statistically speaking, with the Titans this season.

Alex Speier

A few thoughts on the Red Sox’ top prospects and trade chips

CHESTNUT HILL, MA- January 17, 2018: Michael Chavis, center, works out during the Red Sox rookie development program at Boston College Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill , MA on January 17, 2018. (Craig F. Walker/Globe staff photo) section: sports reporter:

By Alex Speier

Trades left the top of the system one of the weakest in baseball, but they have started the process of refilling the pipeline.