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A century later, local World War I hero honored

A photo of Simeon Nickerson is displayed at a Middleborough American Legion post.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

The 1918 mission was suicide, which Sergeant Simeon Nickerson of Middleborough undoubtedly knew. But he did not die in vain.

Vital to the region’s waters, kelp suffers as the Gulf of Maine warms

Kelp provides a critical ocean habitat and absorbs lots of carbon dioxide, which helps to blunt global warming.

Dana Pullman resigned from the State Police union in September.

Union boss who defended state troopers faces his own fraud investigation

Dana Pullman is at the center of his own federal fraud investigation, with investigators asking whether the union leader was helping himself while helping others.

Michelle Obama speaks during the When We All Vote rally in Las Vegas. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Joe Buglewicz

JENEÉ OSTERHELDT

Michelle Obama, Gabrielle Union shine a light on infertility struggles

Black women are almost twice as likely to struggle with infertility than white women. Gabrielle Union and Michelle Obama can help them to stop suffering in silence.

Legal sports betting will begin in R.I. casinos later this month

Fans will be able to place legal wagers on their favorite teams at the Twin River Casino by the end of Thanksgiving week.