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Hospital leaders apologize, acknowledge mistakes cost Laura Levis her life

For the first time, Peter DeMarco and officials from Cambridge Health Alliance, the parent company of Somerville Hospital, sat face to face — more than two years after Laura Levis’s death.

Massachusetts marijuana shopping for rookies: Answers to your questions

“I’ll take one marijuana, please.” Here’s how to avoid having to ask embarrassing questions at the new recreational pot stores.

How do I pay? What do I need to bring? What happens when I walk in? With recreational pot sales just days away in Massachusetts, here’s what you need to know.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/DLR19556.jpg It’s way too soon to wonder who will run for Massachusetts governor in 2022. Or is it?

Maura Healey? Marty Walsh? Someone we’ve never even heard of? Let the kibitzing begin.

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, at left, speaks with James Rogers, the USCCB's chief communications officer, at the conference's annual fall meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Catholic prelates are subject of blistering criticism at leadership meeting

Francesco Cesareo, president of Assumption College in Worcester, spoke at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore, where clergy are addressing accountability.

A view of Long Island City in Queens, where Amazon plans to build a campus for up to 25,000 employees.

Was Boston just not big enough for Amazon?

Amazon on Tuesday confirmed that it will split its second headquarters between the Washington, D.C., region and New York City.

The Nation

At least 48 are dead in California wildfires and more are still missing

Reporters stood Tuesday in an area in Paradise, Calif., burned by the wildfire that has taken at least 48 lives.

By Julie Turkewitz and Thomas Fuller

Search teams are looking for victims, a grim task in areas where only ashes remain.

Trump blames California for natural disaster, adding to denunciations of strongly Democratic state

President Trump has been to California once since taking office, to survey prototypes of the wall he wants to build along the southern border.

By Matt Viser and Seung Min Kim

The disparity in the responses to red states and blue states continues to exacerbate the nation’s partisan complexion, injected now even into natural disasters.

Lawsuit says DeVos should be forced to cancel loans for students at closed campuses

Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee , listened as Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke to students at Sevier County High School, Tuesday, in Sevierville, Tenn. The pair spoke about the newly launched myStudentAid mobile application.

By Laura Meckler

The lawsuit asserts that the Education Department — as required by an Obama-era regulation — is failing to cancel student loans for borrowers whose schools closed before students could earn their degrees.

The World

Trump assails Macron and defends decision to skip cemetery visit

President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron’s meeting in Paris on Saturday was frosty.

By Peter Baker

President Trump issued a blistering personal attack on Tuesday against President Emmanuel Macron of France, his host last weekend, and sought to douse a furor over his decision not to visit a cemetery of U.S. soldiers while in France because of rain.

Erdogan presses for answers from Saudi prince in Khashoggi killing

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - OCTOBER 23: Staff of El Sharq TV broadcast Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the TV stations headquarters on October 23, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. Egyptian broadcaster El Sharq TV has been based in Turkey for more than four years and employees more than forty five people of varying nationalities. The station broadcasts not only news but lifestyle and morning shows. The station is owned by Dr. Ayman Nour an Egyptian opposition figure and a former Egyptian presidential candidate. Over the years Turkey has become a hotspot for Arab journalists and broadcasters and now hosts more than 15 tv channels run by independent or opponent media to various governments around the middle east region. For many broadcasters who have been forced to leave their countries due to the political situation, violence, war, repression or lack of press freedom, Turkey has given them a safe place to report from and to be able to work relatively freely and give an independent or opposition view of the important issues not being reported or not able to be reported from within their countries. However the recent murder of prominent Washington Post journalist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi, murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after entering for a routine document visit has created a wave of uneasiness amongst the community of journalists, politicians, activists and students working to report information about the situations in their countries. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

By Carlotta Gall

The president of Turkey said he was still waiting for answers and expressed frustration with the Saudi response in comments published Tuesday in pro-government newspapers.

Heir’s big birthday: 70 candles lined up for Prince Charles

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: (THESE PICTURES ARE STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 8PM ON NOVEMBER 13th 2018) (L-R) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meets puppets Sooty and Sweep and actor Jim Carter after attending a one off performance of 'We Are Most Amused and Amazed' in aid of The Prince's Trust and in celebration of His Royal Highness' 70th Birthday at London Palladium on October 22, 2018 in London, England. The show features performances from leading comics, magicians and musicians including, Rowan Atkinson, Bill Bailey, Omid Djalili, Sandi Toksvig, Alistair McGowan and Mischief Theatre, Dynamo, Penn & Teller, The Ehrlich Brothers, Alexander Armstrong, Ben Miller, Kylie Minogue and Downton Abbey's Jim Carter. The two-hour event will be broadcast on ITV at 8pm on November 13th 2018. (Photo by Julian Simmonds - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

By Gregory Katz

Prince Charles turns 70 Wednesday and is still heir to the throne — a role he has served since he was a young child.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

No Amazon headquarters, so what?

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam speaks during a news conference in the Crystal City neighborhood in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Amazon, which has grown too big for its Seattle hometown, said it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and northern Virginia. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

We can’t help but wonder if Jeff Bezos seriously considered Boston’s bid at all for a second corporate headquarters for Amazon.

SCOT LEHIGH

The UK should vote again on Brexit

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By Scot Lehigh

A growing chorus sees the wisdom of a popular vote on the details of a Brexit deal.

Renée Graham

Renée Graham: For Trump, some votes are more equal than others

Incoming Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) laughs before a meeting with Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) in his office on Capitol Hill November 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

By Renée Graham

Trump and his minions cry voter fraud to distract from their real intention – voter suppression.

Metro

It’s way too soon to wonder who will run for Massachusetts governor in 2022. Or is it?

Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey, and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh would be formidable figures if they wanted to run in 2022, insiders say.

By Joshua Miller and Matt Stout

Maura Healey? Marty Walsh? Someone we’ve never even heard of? Let the kibitzing begin.

Hospital leaders apologize, acknowledge mistakes cost Laura Levis her life

Peter DeMarco (left) and Dr. Assaad Sayah, chief medical officer for Cambridge Health Alliance, embraced Tuesday.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

For the first time, Peter DeMarco and officials from Cambridge Health Alliance, the parent company of Somerville Hospital, sat face to face — more than two years after Laura Levis’s death.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

‘I’ve been dealing with this stuff now for 16 years. Can’t we just get this right?’

Bishop Christopher Coyne was the spokesman for Cardinal Law during the abuse scandal.

By Thomas Farragher

Christopher Coyne, who was a spokesman for Cardinal Bernard Law in Boston and is now Bishop of Burlington, Vt., is struck by how the abuse scandal is still roiling the church.

Business & Tech

Was Boston just not big enough for Amazon?

A view of Long Island City in Queens, where Amazon plans to build a campus for up to 25,000 employees.

By Tim Logan

Amazon on Tuesday confirmed that it will split its second headquarters between the Washington, D.C., region and New York City.

Chesto means business

We may have ‘lost’ Amazon HQ2 but we still won in other ways

Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle.

By Jon Chesto

State officials and real estate brokers have a ready-made list of properties that community leaders are eager to see developed.

Five things Amazon’s HQ2 snub says about Boston

By Tim Logan

Being an also-ran might be what’s best for the region, but housing and transportation issues remain.

Obituaries

Douglas Rain, chilly voice of a computer named HAL, dies at 90

In this 1979 photo provided by Stratford Festival, Douglas Rain appeared as King Henry IV.

By Neil Genzlinger

Mr. Rain performed for 32 seasons with the Stratford Festival in Ontario but was perhaps most famous for one faceless movie role — the voice of the HAL 9000 computer in “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

obituary

Dana G. Mead, who formerly chaired the MIT Corporation, dies at 82

Dr. Mead was known for his “wisdom and warmth, and his discipline and depth of curiosity.”

By Bryan Marquard

Dana Mead helped to bring diversity to MIT, and earlier had been a business leader and Army officer.

Sports

Celtics notebook

Gordon Hayward said he will come off the bench if that’s what the Celtics need

Boston, MA--10/22/2018-- Celtics Gordon Hayward drives past Magic Aaron Gordon (L) during the first quarter of game action at TD Garden in Boston. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Celtics-Magic Reporter:

By Gary Washburn

Brad Stevens is considering lineup changes with the Celtics falling behind by 20 points in each of the past three games.

Alex Cora beaten out for AL Manager of the Year by Bob Melvin

PARADE SLIDER Boston10/31/18 Manager Alex Cora waves with the trophy during the Boston Red Sox World Series victory parade down Boylston Street as players and staff filled duckboats to cheering fans lining the streeet. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

By Peter Abraham

Alex Cora was second behind the Oakland skipper, who finished with a 97-65 record and guided his team to the wild-card game.

NFL notebook

Le’Veon Bell refuses to sign tender, will not play this season

A Pittsburgh Steelers fan holds a LeVeon Bell jersey during the second half of an NFL football game between the Steelers and the Carolina Panthers in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

The Steelers star will become a free agent in the spring, hoping to become the highest-paid running back in the NFL.

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Wednesday Food

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Getting Salty with Colin Lynch of Bar Mezzana and soon-to-open Shore Leave

Colin Lynch

By Kara Baskin

Colin Lynch has a golden resume: He worked as an executive chef at Barbara Lynch’s restaurants for 14 years and moved on to sophisticated sushi parlor O Ya.

Ask Amy

Mother’s affair with exchange student shocks child

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Picking up right where you left off with an old favorite restaurant

Vegetarian leek dumplings at Qingdao Garden in North Cambridge.

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I find myself back at Qingdao Garden in North Cambridge after several years away, and it’s just as good as I remember.