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CIA says Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

US intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Jamal Khashoggi — a claim the Saudi government has denied.

Another danger in California: Bad air

A couple took precautions as they walked at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco on Friday.

Eric Risberg/Associated Press

The air is so thick with smoke that it ranks among the dirtiest in the world.

Partners HealthCare.

Partners HealthCare, Harvard Pilgrim end merger talks, for now

Partners’ chief executive said the deal was getting too complicated, but he didn’t rule out future negotiations.

Massachusetts marijuana stores to open Tuesday

Above: Double Dutch Soda medical marijuana at Cultivate Holdings in Leicester. The medical marijuana dispensary will start offering recreational sales Tuesday.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff/File

The Cannabis Control Commission has issued “commence full operations” notices to pot shops in Leicester and Northampton.

Boston schools agree to change policies on suspensions

The changes are the result of a lawsuit that alleged students were involved in minor discipline incidents that the schools treated as urgent crises.

Nestor Ramos

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/400_nestor.jpg Winter? Already? Come on.

The symptoms of our case of early-onset winter are textbook: Everybody forgot how to drive. The commuter rail went to hell. There’s snow on the patio furniture you haven’t put away yet.

The Nation

CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi’s assassination

The CIA reportedly sees Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as volatile and arrogant.

By Shane Harris, Greg Miller and Josh Dawsey

CIA conclusion contradicts the Saudi government’s claims that he was not involved in the killing, according to people familiar with the matter.

Another danger in California: Bad air

A couple took precautions as they walked at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco on Friday.

By Julie Turkewitz

The air is so thick with smoke that it ranks among the dirtiest in the world.

How the Trump administration stepped up pursuit of WikiLeaks’ Assange

By Julian E. Barnes, Adam Goldman and Charlie Savage

Soon after he took over as CIA director, Mike Pompeo privately told lawmakers about a new target for US spies: Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.

The World

Khmer Rouge’s slaughter in Cambodia is ruled a genocide

Former Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea sat in court on Friday in Phnom Penh, where he was found guilty of genocide.

By Hannah Beech

Many of the foot soldiers for the Khmer Rouge remain in Cambodia’s remote reaches, each with a chronicle of the horror-soaked years in which Pol Pot and his Communist disciples turned the country into a deadly laboratory for agrarian totalitarianism.

North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weapon

By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung

North Korea on Friday said it will deport an American citizen it detained for illegal entrance, an apparent concession to the United States.

Metro

Michael Dukakis rode around in a rusty Hudson to drum up support for the North-South Rail Link

Former Governor Michael Dukakis stands in front of a 1949 Hudson he rode around in Friday in support of a North-South Rail Link.

By Steve Annear and Adam Vaccaro

The former governor made stops in Mattapan, the Seaport, and Lowell to emphasize the importance of improving transportation.

Nestor Ramos

Winter? Already? Come on.

Rob Noyes of Hingham shoveled snow in front of his house on Friday before going to work.

By Nestor Ramos

The symptoms of our case of early-onset winter are textbook: Everybody forgot how to drive. The commuter rail went to hell. There’s snow on the patio furniture you haven’t put away yet.

Massachusetts marijuana stores to open Tuesday

Above: Double Dutch Soda medical marijuana at Cultivate Holdings in Leicester. The medical marijuana dispensary will start offering recreational sales Tuesday.

By Dan Adams

The Cannabis Control Commission has issued “commence full operations” notices to pot shops in Leicester and Northampton.

Business & Tech

Protesters at Sanofi in Cambridge decry high price of insulin

Protesters gathered in front of Sanofi in Cambridge on Friday.

By Allison Hagan

Two mothers Friday tried to deliver the ashes of their two diabetic children to the Cambridge offices of drug giant Sanofi to protest the high price of insulin.

chesto means business

This dam problem needs to be fixed, cities say

The Amelia Earhart Dam loomed in the background before sunrise.

By Jon Chesto

Members of the Mystic River watershed are lobbying Beacon Hill for $5 million to help improve the Amelia Earhart Dam’s pumping capacity.

US, Mass. regulators fine Boston startup over cryptocurrency sale

By Andy Rosen

The sale is one of dozens of “initial coin offerings” that caught the eye of regulators amid an investment frenzy last year.

Obituaries

Caroline Rose Hunt, who turned inheritance into vast wealth, dies at 95

Ms. Hunt ventured into apparel sales and real estate.

By Robert D. McFadden

Ms. Hunt, a Texas oil heiress, quietly diversified her investments and became one of the nation’s wealthiest women in the 1980s.

Sports

Red Sox bring back postseason hero Steve Pearce on a 1-year deal

Steve Pearce was a force in the postseason.

By Alex Speier

Pearce, the MVP of the World Series, will earn a base salary of $6.25 million, according to a league source.

Stars 1, Bruins 0 (OT)

Tuukka Rask returns to his old self, but Bruins lose in OT

Dallas Stars center Radek Faksa (12) tries to score against Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) and defenseman Torey Krug (47) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

By Matt Porter

Rask made 36 straight saves before Dallas’s Jason Dickinson cleaned up a rebound off a 2-on-1 in OT.

CELTICS 123, RAPTORS 116 (OT)

Kyrie Irving scores 43 points, lifts Celtics past Raptors in OT

Boston, MA - 11/16/2018 - (OT) Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) brought the fans to their feet after his jumper gave the Celtics a 119-112 lead during overtime. The Boston Celtics host the Toronto Raptors at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Adam Himmelsbach, Topic: 17Celtics-Raptors, LOID: 8.4.3836869140.

By Adam Himmelsbach

The Celtics rode their star guard’s big night to a win over Toronto.

Good Life

COMMENTARY | JENEÉ OSTERHELDT

Stan Lee knew representation was a modern marvel

Stan Lee, left, creator of

By Jeneé Osterheldt

Stan Lee understood the superpower of representation and used his heroes to hold space for others.

Ty Burr

Stan Lee helped trap us in eternal adolescence

Stan Lee in his office in Beverly Hills in 2004.

By Ty Burr

Thanks in part to the Marvel Comics legend, Hollywood makes ridiculous money convincing audiences never to grow up. And why would we when the real world is such a disastrous mess?