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Cold temperatures set regional records for Thanksgiving

Meisha Duan of Los Angeles was dressed for the cold while visiting Boston on Thursday.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Thursday’s big chill made it the coldest Nov. 22 on record in locations throughout New England. Boston tied its record of 24 degrees for the lowest high temperature on that date.

Mystic, CT - 11/18/2018- ] William Korinek, CEO of Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals, plays tag football at ST Butler Elementary School in Mystic with his two sons and longtime friends on Sunday, November 19, 2018. Korinek and Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals are now developing a drug to treat concussions. (Michael Swensen for The Boston Globe) Topic: (business)

The search for a pill that treats concussions

A number of start-ups are experimenting with drugs that could be taken immediately after blunt head trauma in the hope of preventing or limiting damage.

Rabbi David Lerner (center) of Temple Emunah joined Rev. Paul Shupe during an interfaith service in Lexington.

In Lexington, an interfaith outpouring of support in time of need

Fellow houses of worship have helped to defray the cost of added security at synagogues in Lexington after a gunman killed 11 Jewish worshippers in Pittsburgh last month.

Trump contradicts CIA assessment that Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi killing

President Trump on Thursday contradicted the CIA’s assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had ordered the killing of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press

The president insisted that the agency had ‘‘feelings’’ but did not firmly place blame for the death.

The Baker administration seeks to import hydropower from Quebec.

Plan to bring hydropower from Canada to Mass. faces mounting obstacles

The latest hydroelectric plan — routing Canadian power through Maine — faces growing opposition, threatening a cornerstone of Governor Charlie Baker’s energy policy.

In this 2016 file photo, customers lined up at the Trillium Brewery and Taproom in Canton.

Trouble is brewing at craft beer darling Trillium

Current and former employees said the brewery forced many retail workers to reapply for their jobs and offered them “promotions” for less money.

The Nation

Fire evacuees make best of a sad Thanksgiving

Camp Fire evacuees wait in line to receive a free Thanksgiving meal at Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico, Calif.

By Kathleen Ronayne

Patty Rough lost her Paradise home and most of her belongings in the Camp Fire, and she had no place to cook a family meal on Thanksgiving.

Trump contradicts CIA assessment that Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi killing

President Trump on Thursday contradicted the CIA’s assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had ordered the killing of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

By Josh Dawsey

The president insisted that the agency had ‘‘feelings’’ but did not firmly place blame for the death.

Everything around him burned in Paradise, Calif. He stayed put.

By Simon Romero

Somehow the home Kevin Jeys rents on Birch Street in Paradise emerged unscathed from a firestorm that turned most of Paradise into charred ruins and killed dozens of area residents.

The World

British and EU negotiators agree on Brexit plan

By Stephen Castle

Britain’s painful path out of the European Union crossed a crucial threshold Thursday when negotiators from London and Brussels agreed on a text outlining future ties, a document replete with promises of ambition but ambiguous on crucial questions that have cleaved British politics.

UN nuclear watchdog calls on North Korea to re-admit inspectors

The head of the UN’s atomic watchdog has called on North Korea to allow inspectors back in to monitor its nuclear program.

After finding $400,000 in washer, Dutch police suspect man of money laundering

Dutch police who found about $400,000 hidden inside a washing machine have detained a man on suspicion of — what else? — money laundering.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Jessica Lander

Why school counselors matter

By Jessica Lander

In many schools, counselors may be the only staff member responsible for understanding each child as a whole person.

Opinion | Una Hajadari

The auto industry wants a ‘brake’ on the tariffs

By Una Hajdari

“China made the product so inexpensive so nobody could compete. And they’re good at it.”

Opinion | Kristen Rupert

Massachusetts companies feeling squeezed by tariffs

Containers are piled high at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Growth in Chinese exports to the United States ticked up in October as traders rushed to beat another round of tariff hikes. (Chinatopix via AP)

By Kristen Rupert

It’s time to re-open the gates of free trade that have made Massachusetts the envy of the world.

Metro

Plan to bring hydropower from Canada to Mass. faces mounting obstacles

The Baker administration seeks to import hydropower from Quebec.

By David Abel

The latest hydroelectric plan — routing Canadian power through Maine — faces growing opposition, threatening a cornerstone of Governor Charlie Baker’s energy policy.

Trouble is brewing at craft beer darling Trillium

In this 2016 file photo, customers lined up at the Trillium Brewery and Taproom in Canton.

By Nestor Ramos

Current and former employees said the brewery forced many retail workers to reapply for their jobs and offered them “promotions” for less money.

Cold temperatures set regional records for Thanksgiving

Meisha Duan of Los Angeles was dressed for the cold while visiting Boston on Thursday.

By Aimee Ortiz

Thursday’s big chill made it the coldest Nov. 22 on record in locations throughout New England. Boston tied its record of 24 degrees for the lowest high temperature on that date.

Business & Tech

Partners HealthCare is requiring all employees get flu shots

The policy applies to hospital employees as well as the thousands based at the corporate office in Somerville.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

Partners is the state’s largest private employer, so its policies are watched by other companies in health care and other fields.

Tech Lab

When your gadgets snitch on you

Amazon says its Echo will only record sound after hearing a “wake-up word.”

By Hiawatha Bray

A New Hampshire prosecutor wants to know if an Amazon Alexa witnessed a murder, raising questions about unintended surveillance of connected devices.

Nonprofit gives black students key financial skills

Angel Onuoha is a Harvard student who founded BLK Capital Management, an organization that aims to help black students break into the finance industry.

By Allison Hagan

After noticing a lack of people of color during his 2017 summer internship, Angel Onuoha decided to start an organization to teach black students about the world of finance.

Obituaries

Riccardo Levi-Setti, Holocaust survivor who uncovered trilobites and subatomic particles, dies at 91

By Harrison Smith

While on the run, Dr. Levi-Setti developed a lifelong interest in fossils, possibly the result of scrambling across a fossil-filled rock pile while evading German patrols.

Venezuelan ambassador to Cuba Ali Rodriguez dies

Ali Rodriguez pictured in Caracas in 2009.

By Jorge Rueda

Ali Rodriguez, an icon of Venezuela’s socialist revolution who went on to serve as a diplomat in top government posts, died on Monday.

Dennis Wrong, 94, one of the last of the ‘New York Intellectuals’

By Sam Roberts

The Canadian sociologist was part of a formidable cadre of mid-20th-century sophists who argued together as the New York Intellectuals.

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Sports

Injuries make Bruins difficult to assess right now

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 21: Chris Wagner #14 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his third period goal with teammates while playing the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on November 21, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

By Matt Porter

One thing seems clear, though: They need a wakeup, preferably from within or else via trade.

Patriots’ goal on defense is to keep turning up the pressure

Foxborough MA 11/04/18 New England Patriots adrian Clayborn forcing Green Bay Packers Aaron Rogers to fumble during second quarter action at Gillette Stadium. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 05GlobeLive reporter:

By Jim McBride

Bothering the opposing quarterback is hardly the sole responsibility of the line — it’s a team effort.

The good news for the Celtics is that Brad Stevens has been here before

Boston MA 11/21/18 Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens yelling at his offense against the New York Knicks during third quarter action at TD Garden. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

By Adam Himmelsbach

The coach has experience at turning around a talented but struggling team, both in college and the pros.

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Saints 31, Falcons 17

Falcons drop the ball, fail to stop Saints

By Brett Martel

THursday’s FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

Tommy Degnan, Winchester run by Woburn in 2 OTs

By Alex Bensley

THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL | LYNN ENGLISH 12, LYNN CLASSICAL 0

Matt Severance, Lynn English blanket Lynn Classical

By Nate Weitzer

THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL | SCITUATE 28, HINGHAM 26

Max Roche, Scituate reach out and snare a pre-Super Bowl victory

By Josh Schafer

THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL | IPSWICH 36, HAMILTON-WEHNAM 0

Ipswich dominates Hamilton-Wenham, clinches share of Cape Ann Baker League title

By Jake Caccavaro

THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL | NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH 20, ATTLEBORO 7

Freshman Tyler DeMattio aces his first test for North Attleborough

By Mike Scandura

THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL | KING PHILIP 23, FRANKLIN 16

King Philip tunes up for Division 2 Super Bowl with rugged win over Franklin

By Jake Levin

THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL | CATHOLIC MEMORIAL 37, BC HIGH 15

Barrett Pratt, Catholic Memorial pound BC High

By Lenny Rowe

THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL | EAST BOSTON 22, SOUTH BOSTON 6

East Boston defeats Southie in 100th edition of historic rivalry

By Steve Sousa

THANKSGIVING FOOTBAL | NEEDHAM 14, WELLESLEY 13

Jack Hayes’s late stop gives Needham thrilling win over Wellesley

By Mike Kotsopoulos

THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL | BEVERLY 14, SALEM 7

Clayton McAlpine clinches Beverly’s win over Salem with game-ending sack

By Matthew Doherty

THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL | BRAINTREE 35, MILTON 21

In his Braintree finale, Billy Silvia soars with record-setting performance

By Dan Shulman

THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL | READING 28, STONEHAM 26 (OT)

Reading stuns Stoneham in overtime with stop on 2-point conversion

By Bob Holmes

CHAD FINN | SPORTS MEDIA

‘Monday Night Football’ has a big problem: Jason Witten

By Chad Finn

COWBOYS 31, REDSKINS 23

Cowboys join Redskins atop NFC East

By Schuyler Dixon

BEARS 23, LIONS 16

Backup QB Chase Daniel leads Bears past Lions

By Larry Lage

THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL | DUXBURY 42, MARSHFIELD 22

Duxbury took a commanding early lead and never looked back

By Trevor Hass

BOSTON LATIN 20, BOSTON ENGLISH 16

Boston Latin needed a game-changing play, and senior Paul Curran delivered

By Brandan Blom

THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL | MARBLEHEAD 30, SWAMPSCOTT 14

QB Chris Gally ‘did an outstanding job’ as Marblehead pulled away late

By Charlie Wolfson

THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL | WHITMAN-HANSON 16, ABINGTON 0

Seniors lead the way for Whitman-Hanson in shutout of Abington

By Nate Rollins

Weekend

Classical Notes

What’s in the first opera composed by a woman? ‘Absolutely fantastic ideas.’

A rehearsal of Francesca Caccini’s “Alcina” with the Boston Early Music Festival.

By David Weininger

Francesca Caccini, perhaps the most renowned singer of her era, composed “La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina,” being presented by the Boston Early Music Festival.

Stage Review

‘ExtraOrdinary’ showcases an eventful decade of Diane Paulus

The company of ExtraOrdinary (Gretjen Helene Photography)

By Don Aucoin

Alternately pulsing and wistful, the ART revue amounts to a Rorschach test on the subject of the Tony-winning Paulus, featuring performances from “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,’’ “Jagged Little Pill,’’ “Waitress,’’ “Pippin,’’ and other musicals presented there since she became artistic director.

Movie REview

Revisiting the operatic life of Maria Callas

Maria Callas in “Maria by Callas.”

By Mark Feeney

Tom Volf’s distinctive and affecting documentary, “Maria by Callas,” pays tribute to the singer.