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New pot shop’s neighbors say traffic jams are awful

Leicester, Ma., 11/26/2018, Traffic backs up on Main Street as cars wait in line to get to a parking lot and then get on a shuttle bus to ride to Cultivate to buy recreational legal marijuana. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Dozens of angry residents excoriated elected officials and executives from the local marijuana store for failing to adequately control the hordes of cannabis consumers traveling to the shop.

Lucianny Rondon (right), sister of the late 18-year-old Leonel Rondon, was overcome with emotion while speaking about her brother during a Senate committee hearing in Lawrence Monday.

Sister of teen killed in gas explosions wants justice for her brother

Leonel Rondon died during the Merrimack Valley gas explosions after a chimney from a house that blew up toppled onto the vehicle he was sitting in.

Ty Burr

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The director’s death raises ugly memories of his most famous film.

Boston, MA--9/10/2018-- Boston Police Commissioner William Gross points to a suicide remembrance and awareness band around his badge as he speaks with a group of people before a press conference held to announce BPD's partnership with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Boston Police Foundation for National Suicide Prevention Week. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 11suicide Reporter:

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Gross stands his ground in flap with ACLU, winning praise from Walsh

Commissioner William Gross’s pledge to improve relations between the community and police is being tested after he denounced the ACLU on his personal Facebook page.

Boston-area scientists criticize Chinese researcher who changed embryonic DNA

A Chinese scientist who used a powerful gene-editing technique to change the embryonic DNA of twins drew fire from ethicists and doctors in Massachusetts and from a professor at MIT who helped invent the tool.

The Nation

‘Flawless’: NASA InSight spacecraft lands on Mars

A replica of the InSight Mars Lander is on display at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California on November 26, 2018 as excitement builds ahead of today's scheduled noontime (PST) landing of the spacecraft. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

By Marcia Dunn

A NASA spacecraft’s six-month journey to Mars finished its dramatic grand finale Monday in a soft precision landing on flat red plains.

Manafort lied to investigators, Mueller’s team says

FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves Federal District Court after a hearing in Washington. The New Britain, Conn., city council is expected to take up a proposal Wednesday evening, Sept. 26 to change the name of a street that honors his father, the city's former three-term Mayor Paul Manafort Sr. Eight members of the Manafort family have signed a letter urging the council to keep the name honoring the patriarch. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

By Chad Day

Paul Manafort, former chairman during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, lied to investigators in the Russia probe, violating his plea agreement, officials said.

Mexico’s new leader faces clash with Trump over migrant caravan

A migrant carries a child past Mexican police who stand guard outside the Benito Juarez Sports Center which is serving as a shelter for migrants in Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and says that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

By Azam Ahmedand Elisabeth Malkin

The new president of Mexico has built his entire political career on defending the poor. Now, President Trump is testing how firmly he will live up to that.

The World

Ukraine declares martial law over naval attack by Russia

Volunteers with the right-wing paramilitary Azov National Corps hold flares during a rally on the snowy streets in front of the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Some hundreds of protesters from far-right party National Corps brandished yellow-and-blue flags with the Ukrainian national trident symbol, and a banner reading 'Don't back down!

By Michael Schwirtz

The action takes effect Wednesday morning, will last for 30 days, and represents a further escalation of tensions between the two countries.

UN human rights investigators increase tracking of Internet hate speech

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows a Facebook app icon on a smartphone in New York. Facebook's outgoing head of communications, Elliot Schrage, is taking the blame for hiring Definers, the public relations firm doing opposition research on the company's critics, including billionaire philanthropist George Soros. In a Facebook post that went up late Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, Schrage said the responsibility to hire Definers rests with him and that he approved the decision to hire it and similar firms. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

By Tim McLaughlin

They are increasingly combing cyberspace to track how websites can stoke hatred and possible violence as part of expanding forensics into the role of the digital world in modern conflict.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

Don’t curb gas utilities; clean them up

A logo is displayed next to a gas turbine at the General Electric energy plant in Greenville, South Carolina, on Jan. 10, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett.

If anything good comes out of the trouble at this gas utilities this year, it should be the state’s commitment to prod companies toward a cleaner future now.

Opinion | Martha Minow

Let’s listen to the children in Detroit schools

Broken pencil on a pad with the word help

By Martha Minow

Detroit’s schoolchildren deserve federal protection from the failing, unsafe schools they attend.

Opinion | Philip Heymann and William Ruckelshaus

With Whitaker, another test of the rule of law

In this Nov. 21, 2018 photo, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, framed by a photograph of lower Manhattan, addresses law enforcement officials at the Joint Terrorism Task Force in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

By Philip Heymann and William D. Ruckelshaus

There is clear legal and political framework forbidding the president’s selection of Matthew Whitaker to supervise the Mueller investigation.

Metro

Sister of teen killed in gas explosions wants justice for her brother

Lucianny Rondon (right), sister of the late 18-year-old Leonel Rondon, was overcome with emotion while speaking about her brother during a Senate committee hearing in Lawrence Monday.

By Milton J. Valencia and Travis Andersen

Leonel Rondon died during the Merrimack Valley gas explosions after a chimney from a house that blew up toppled onto the vehicle he was sitting in.

This Week in Weed

Shaleen Title: Let’s talk about legalizing and regulating all drugs, not just marijuana

Sept 29, 2017- Shaleen Title, a commissioner of the Cannabis Control Commission. For biz

By Dan Adams

A senior Cannabis Control Commission official, Title argues the benefits of legalization aren’t limited to pot.

Ty Burr

Bernardo Bertolucci, ‘Tango,’ and #MeToo

Director Bernardo Bertoclucci, left, discusses a scene from

By Ty Burr

The director’s death raises ugly memories of his most famous film.

Business & Tech

WORK SPACE

An office where history comes alive

Some of the items adorning the halls of the Massachusetts Historical Society include modern nautical prints, a painting of Brook Farm in West Roxbury, a collection of gifts, and books. The society’s trove of historical papers is unsurpassed outside the Library of Congress.

By Brian MacQuarrie

Massachusetts Historical Society librarian Peter Drummey says he has the “best job of anyone I know.”

New pot shop’s neighbors say traffic jams are awful

Leicester, Ma., 11/26/2018, Traffic backs up on Main Street as cars wait in line to get to a parking lot and then get on a shuttle bus to ride to Cultivate to buy recreational legal marijuana. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

By Dan Adams

Dozens of angry residents excoriated elected officials and executives from the local marijuana store for failing to adequately control the hordes of cannabis consumers traveling to the shop.

Eminent domain fight looms in Hopedale over former mill site

Draper Mill in Hopedale has been targeted by the town for redevelopment. It has been idle for years.

By Jon Chesto

Hopedale was established as a utopian community, built to honor Christian ideals. But there’s nothing particularly utopian about how efforts to revive its downtown are playing out.

Sports

Celtics 124, Pelicans 107

Celtics showed swagger and vigor in one of their better games of the season

New Orleans Pelicans guard Ian Clark (2)3 drives to the basket against Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes and guard Terry Rozier (12) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

By Gary Washburn

Boston used 19 3-pointers and a tenacious defense that caused 22 turnovers in a nearly wire-to-wire win.

Red Sox notebook

Red Sox share in riches of successful postseason run

Los Angeles, CA: 10-28-18: Red Sox pitchers (left to right) Joe Kelly, David Price and Nathan Eovaldi pose with the trophy as the Red Sox celebrate their World Series victory. The Boston Red Sox visited the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Five of the World Series at Dodger Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox received $31,747,908.06 in postseason revenue; a full share was worth $416,837.72

Texans 34, Titans 17

Lamar Miller, Deshaun Watson help Texans romp to eighth straight win

By Kristie Rieken

Miller’s 97-yard TD was the longest run in the NFL since his dash of the same length in 2014 while with the Dolphins.

Tuesday Stories

Names

Matt Damon will host ‘Saturday Night Live’ in December

Matt Damon appeared as Judge Brett Kavanaugh during “Saturday Night Live” on Sept. 29.

By Kevin Slane

Will the Cambridge native once again lampoon Brett Kavanaugh?