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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


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.

The Nation

Florida election recount continues amid tensions, litigation

Brenda Snipes (left), Broward County supervisor of elections, spoke with a canvassing board chairwoman in Lauderhill.

By Kelli Kennedyand Terry Spencer

The recount of the state’s razor-thin Senate and gubernatorial races got off to a bumpy start with some mishaps and litigation Sunday, bringing back memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco.

Top Democrats vow to block Whitaker from interfering in Russia inquiry

Protesters marched in Seattle in support of special counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday.

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg

The incoming chairman of a House panel vowed to make Matthew Whitaker its first witness when the new Congress convenes in January — and subpoena him if necessary.

Camp Fire kills 29, matching the deadliest wildfire in California history

A low-flying plane dropped fire retardant onto a burning hillside in Malibu, Calif., on Sunday.

By Gillian Flaccusand Andrew Selsky

Although the fire had been 25 percent contained by Sunday, high temperatures and gusty winds made the weather optimal for the Northern California fire to spread for at least another day.

The World

Trump’s nationalism rebuked at World War I commemoration

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump attend a commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day, 100 years after the end of the First World War at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (Benoit Tessier/Pool Photo via AP)

By Peter Baker and Alissa J. Rubin

President Emmanuel Macron of France used the ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe to denounce self-interested nationalism and extol the sort of globalism and international institutions that Trump has spent the last two years pulling the United States away from.

Saudis close to prince discussed assassinating enemies a year before Khashoggi killing

Nobel Prize winner Tawakkol Karman of Yemen spoke in front of images of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a commemorative ceremony held Sunday.

By Mark Mazzettiand Ronen Bergman and David D. Kirkpatrick

The Saudis inquired at a time when Mohammed bin Salman was consolidating power and directing his advisers to escalate military and intelligence operations outside the kingdom.

Parisians brave the rain to protest Trump

A man dressed up as the movie character 'the joker' with the hair style of the US President Donald Trump, holds a sign during an protest against the US leader at the Place de la Republique in central Paris on November 11, 2018, as leaders from around the world, including Trump, gathered in the French capital to mark the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918, World War I, armistice. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images

By James McAuley

The protesters also criticized other world leaders, notably President Vladimir Putin of Russia, President Recep Erdogan of Turkey, and Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.

Editorial & Opinion


Laura Levis did not have to die. Here’s what needs to change.

PHOTO 13 – Laura's bench w flowers at hospital. CUTLINE: “The main entrance to Somerville Hospital, as it appears today, which Laura came so close to reaching that fateful morning. She stopped at the bench on the far right of this photo. On the anniversary of her collapse, Peter laid purple flowers there, her favorite.” PHOTO BY PETER DEMARCO

The Globe magazine story underscored the need for changes to the emergency response system and accountability for Massachusetts hospitals.

Opinion | James P. McGovern and José Ramón Cabañas

Cuba-Massachusetts relations — the journey continues

FILE - In this March 22, 2013 file photo, miniature flags representing Cuba and the U.S. are displayed on the dash of an American classic car in Havana, Cuba. The Obama administration is putting a large dent in the U.S. embargo against Cuba as of Friday, significantly loosening restrictions on American trade and investment. The new rules also open up the communist island to greater American travel and allow U.S. citizens to start bringing home small amounts of Cuban cigars after more than a half-century ban. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)

By James P. McGovern and José Ramón Cabañas

A new direct flight between Boston Logan Airport and Havana’s José Martí Airport brings new opportunities for increased collaboration and cooperation.

Opinion | Alan Khazei

The rise of the democracy entrepreneurs

FILE- In this Oct. 10, 2018, file photo a man wears stickers after casting his ballot at the Hamilton County Board of Elections in Cincinnati. If Democrats win control of the House in next week’s congressional elections, their legislative priorities wouldn’t likely much alter a $20 trillion U.S. economy. For one thing, President Donald Trump would remain able to block Democratic initiatives, just as they could stop his plans for more tax cuts and a 5 percent cut to Cabinet department budgets. What instead would likely result is continued gridlock. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

By Alan Khazei

Entrepeneurship can work for the practice of deomcracy just as it does for business.


After a prisoner’s death, renewed calls for change at MCI-Norfolk

Sophia Bishop-Rice held the ashes of her uncle, Roger C. Herbert, and was joined by other mourners outside Davis Funeral Home in Roxbury on Sunday.

By Jeremy C. Fox

A Boston woman is calling for the state to improve conditions inside its largest prison after her uncle died last month as a result, she says, of exposure to chemicals.

Delay in approving licenses keeps psychologists sidelined

By Felice J. Freyer

Critics say that the delays involve more than an inconvenience — leaving licenses in limbo, holding up income, and potentially threatening public safety.

Adrian Walker

‘Slave auction’ doesn’t change my view of the Faneuil Hall name change debate

Faneuil Hall

By Adrian Walker

Activists clamoring to strip Faneuil Hall of the name of its slave-trader namesake reenacted a slave auction there to dramatize the building’s heritage.

Business & Tech

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

Workers readied the sports betting area last week at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.

By Andy Rosen

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


Scott Powell is running Santander under less stress

The office of Santander’s US CEO, Scott Powell, includes a cricket bat (held by Powell).

By Jon Chesto

As CEO of the Spanish bank’s US operations, Scott Powell has helped oversee a turnaround.

Watertown’s athenahealth to be bought by New York financial firms, report says

The company’s co-founder and longtime chief executive, Jonathan Bush, had sought to keep control of the company. But prospects for a deal improved after Bush resigned in June.

By Andy Rosen

The $5.5 billion deal would end a period of uncertainty at the company, whose longtime CEO recently stepped down.


Devah Pager, a Harvard sociologist who documented bias in hiring, dies at 46

Dr. Pager with her son, Atticus, in their Cambridge home in 2016.

By Bryan Marquard

Dr. Pager was a rising star in the field of sociology.



Andover edges Reading in D1 North girls’ swimming championship

Andover swimmers cheer on a teammate as the Division 1 North meet draws toward the finish.

By Alex Bensley

In a close meet, the depth of the defending champions made the difference.


An old school approach, and good old toughness, has Gloucester one win from Super Bowl

By Nate Weitzer

The relentless Fishermen have outscored opponents 173-33 during a 4-game winning streak.


This game reminded us that Tom Brady is 41

Nashville TN 11/11/18 New England Patriots Tom Brady sitting on the bench after getting pulled with more than 7 minutes left in the game against the Tennessee Titans during fourth quarter action at Nissan Field. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

By Tara Sullivan

A sustained Titans pressure scheme barely let him unleash his patented precision passing.

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