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US economy faces hit from climate change, report warns

The findings of the federal report are directly at odds with President Trump’s agenda of environmental deregulation, which he asserts will spur economic growth.

Shoppers go outside instead of online to kick off the season

Shoppers bundled up against the cold as they did their Black Friday shopping in Downtown Crossing.

photos by Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Across the country, thousands of shoppers flocked to stores on Thanksgiving or woke up before dawn the next day to take part in this most famous ritual of American consumerism.

Captain Brad White deployed an ocean-friendly urn into the water off the coast of Scituate. White founded New England Burials at Sea 12 years ago and has performed hundreds of burials at sea since his company's inception.

Mourners consider new ways to scatter a loved one’s remains

The cremation trend has spawned new and creative ways to scatter ashes, from rocket-like devices to ocean cruises.

The Orange Line morning commute on the MBTA heading inbound.

David L Ryan/Globe Staff /file

Mass. is facing a question: Who will oversee the T?

The T’s governing board is due to expire in mid-2020, forcing officials to focus on what comes next.

Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley

O’Malley left out of group planning child abuse prevention summit

Pope Francis chose four committee members to organize the February meeting at the Vatican, and some observers debated the reason for Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s absence.

Michelle Obama greeted the crowd at a stop at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

Commentary | Jeneé Osterheldt

Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, and the double standard of success

In Boston this weekend for her book tour, Michelle Obama is entering a superstar status reserved for the likes of Beyoncé. And some people can’t get over it.

The Nation

Key takeaways for Northeast from climate report

Without major action to rein in global warming, the American economy could lose 10 percent of gross domestic product by 2100, according to a report from 13 federal agencies.

By Martin Finucane

The Northeastern United States may see big impacts from climate change, according to a government report issued Friday.

US climate report warns of damaged environment and shrinking economy

By Coral Davenport and Kendra Pierre-Louis

A major scientific report issued by 13 federal agencies Friday presents the starkest warnings to date of the consequences of climate change for the United States by century’s end.

Mississippi will seek to revive law on 15-week abortion ban

By Emily Wagster Pettus

Mississippi’s attorney general said Friday that he will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that struck down one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the United States.

The World

Bombing inside Afghan army base leaves dozens dead or wounded

By Farooq Jan Mangal and Mujib Mashal

The attack occurred during Friday prayers at a mosque, officials said, once again highlighting the vulnerability of the country’s security forces.

Chinese presence in Pakistan is targeted in strike on consulate in Karachi

Pakistani investigators looked at the belongings of attackers outside the Chinese consulate in Karachi Friday.

By Meher Ahmad and Salman Masood

Three militants assaulted the Chinese Consulate in the southern port city of Karachi on Friday morning, killing two policemen and two civilians.

Saudi crown prince on 1st trip abroad since Khashoggi killed

By Aya Batrawy

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was in the United Arab Emirates on Friday, on his first tour abroad since the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul.

Editorial & Opinion

Letters

Heavy hand of high tech in the food we eat

Stakeholders found that the Globe editorial on the future of food relied too much on the role of technology.

Metro

Marijuana menus, explained

Shatter has had the “impurities” of the wax removed, and has a hard, glassy texture that can “shatter.”

By Cynthia Fernandez

You skimmed the online menus of marijuana products available at the state’s first two recreational shops, and you’re eager to find out what all the hype is about. Check out this breakdown of some of the products offered at these two adult-use shops.

Commentary | Jeneé Osterheldt

Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, and the double standard of success

Michelle Obama greeted the crowd at a stop at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

By Jeneé Osterheldt

In Boston this weekend for her book tour, Michelle Obama is entering a superstar status reserved for the likes of Beyoncé. And some people can’t get over it.

O’Malley left out of group planning child abuse prevention summit

Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley

By Michael Levenson

Pope Francis chose four committee members to organize the February meeting at the Vatican, and some observers debated the reason for Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s absence.

Business & Tech

ON THE JOB

She’s building a better construction process

Siggy Pfendler is director of improvement and innovation at Columbia Construction Co. in North Reading.

By Cindy Atoji Keene

Siggy Pfendler is director of improvement and innovation at Columbia Construction Co. in North Reading.

Merrimack Valley businesses affected by gas fires look for salvation in holiday shoppers

Elizabeth Bautista (right) and her business partner, Deya Garcia, shown in October in their closed shop Delish Bakery and Cafe in Lawrence.

By Laura Crimaldi

Small Business Saturday promotions are being held in Lawrence, North Andover, and Andover, where the gas fires and explosions in September dealt merchants with a tough blow.

Shoppers go outside instead of online to kick off the season

Shoppers bundled up against the cold as they did their Black Friday shopping in Downtown Crossing.

By Joseph Pisani, Anne D’Innocenzio and Claire Galofaro

Across the country, thousands of shoppers flocked to stores on Thanksgiving or woke up before dawn the next day to take part in this most famous ritual of American consumerism.

Obituaries

Olivia Hooker, one of the last survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, dies at 103

Dr. Olivia Hooker testified before members of Congress in Washington in 2005.

By DeNeen L. Brown

Olivia Hooker, one of the last survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, dies at 103

Pablo Ferro, evocative title designer of ‘Dr. Strangelove’ and ‘Bullitt,’ dies at 83

By Harrison Smith

Pablo Ferro, evocative title designer of “Dr. Strangelove” and “Bullitt,” dies at 83

Fernando del Paso, expansive Mexican writer, is dead at 83

Fernando del Paso in Guadalajara in 2007.

By Daniel E. Slotnik

Fernando del Paso, a Mexican writer of baroque novels who in 2015 won the Miguel de Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious Spanish-language literary award, died Wednesday in Guadalajara, Mexico. He was 83.

Sports

In a Sannella family tradition, to the victor goes the . . . colors

Reading High's Matt Sennalla (right) with his aunt, Stoneham High principal Donna Cargill, after Reading beat unbeaten Stoneham on Thanksgiving Day. (handout)

By Bob Holmes

Reading’s victory meant Matt Sannella’s family — including his aunt, the Stoneham principal — had to wear red and black at the family dinner

THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL | PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Thanksgiving Day players of the week

Braintree MA 11/22/18 Braintree High Billy Silva drags Milton High Kevin Swanton into the end zone for a rushing touchdown during third quarter action at Braintree High School. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 23schbraintree reporter:

By Dan Shulman

Selecting the football players who stood out the most on Thanksgiving.

Mikaela Shiffrin returns to Killington for World Cup stop this weekend

Mikaela Shiffrin of the US competes to win the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's slalom race in Levi, Kittilä, Finland, on November 17, 2018. (Photo by Markku Ulander / Lehtikuva / AFP) / Finland OUTMARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images

By Hayden Bird

The local star is looking for her third straight win in slalom here, and her first in giant slalom.

Good Life

hot ticket

The time has come

Erin Robertson (left) and Nicole Fichera.

By Kara Baskin

Hourglass pop-up boutique returns to the Fenway, just in time for holiday shopping

That Perfect Blue

By Marni Elyse Katz

Tiffany & Co.’s Reed Krakoff talks diamonds, alternatives to the classic engagement ring, and Boston’s creative side.

In fitness studios, selfie-ready settings springing up

((305)) Fitness in Kenmore Square has lots of selfie spots.

By Megan Johnson

Instagram-friendly workouts have suddenly become a source of pride and bravado, so studios are making the best of it.

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TV Critic’s Corner

Natasha Lyonne’s ‘Russian Doll’ is set for Netflix

By Matthew Gilbert

obsession

Share, beautifully

By Marni Elyse Katz

love letters

She’s still waiting on his answer

By Meredith Goldstein