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Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, pleads guilty to lying to Congress about Moscow project

Michael Cohen walks out of federal court, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in New York. Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about work he did on an aborted project to build a Trump Tower in Russia. He told the judge he lied about the timing of the negotiations and other details to be consistent with Trump's

By Rosalind S. Helderman, Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett

Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, pleads guilty to lying to Congress about Moscow project

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK

Paul Ryan lists immigration, debt as biggest regrets

Senator Tim Scott said he would oppose the judicial nomination of Thomas A. Farr.

Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan also said he has no immediate plans to return to public office.

Elizabeth Warren, eyeing 2020, decries military overreach

By Astead W. Herndon

WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren inched closer to a likely presidential run Thursday, making a major foreign policy speech that cited the need to rein in “unsustainable and ill-advised military commitments” across the world.

The World

Ahead of Argentina trip, Trump’s G-20 hosts strain to please him

President Trump answered questions from the press while departing the White House on Thursday ahead of his trip to Argentina for the Group of 20 summit.

By Anthony Faiola and Michael Birnbaum

Ahead of Argentina trip, Trump’s G-20 hosts strain to please him

Three Philippine police officers convicted in a drug war killing

By Jason Gutierrez

A Philippine court convicted three police officers for the murder of a 17-year-old boy, the first such convictions in a wave of killings prompted by President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

Editorial: Pelosi vs. Moulton should be about a creating a transition to a new generation

This should be legacy time for Nancy Pelosi, and she needs to pave the way for her inevitable successor.

SCOT LEHIGH

An ill wind ruffles the Great Trumpkin

By Scot Lehigh

The political winds are getting hair-rufflingly strong.

Opinion | Laurence H. Tribe

Is Trump guilty of bribery?

By Laurence H. Tribe

Dangling the pardon is the quid; getting help in obstructing justice to shield the president is the quo. Quid pro quo: bribery.

Metro

Spotlight Follow

Aaron Hernandez was emotional, yet hopeful after arrest, new phone calls show

Recordings of Aaron Hernandez’s phone calls released by the Bristol sheriff’s office offer a deeper and more nuanced insight into his state of mind in the aftermath of his 2013 arrest.

By Bob Hohler, Beth Healy and Andrew Ryan

The recordings included conversations with his fiancee and his mother. The release of the calls prompted Terri Hernandez to make a rare public statement.

Kevin Cullen

Eric Emond served his country and Gold Star families. Now his is a Gold Star family

Army Sergeant First Class Eric Emond was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

By Kevin Cullen

The fallen Army sergeant from Fall River was career warrior.

Spotlight Follow

Panel is charged with reviewing state’s ‘secret courts’

A police officer guarded show cause hearings at the Edward Brooke Courthouse.

By Nicole Dungca

Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey convened a “Trial Court Working Group” to review the way these hearings operate, according to court spokeswoman Jennifer Donahue.

More Stories

State transit boss blasts commuter rail for recent ‘unacceptable issues’

By Adam Vaccaro, John R. Ellement and Steve Annear

Sip from a nip? Not in Chelsea

By Michael Levenson

Business & Tech

Showdown over Shire looms as rebels fight Takeda takeover

Takeda’s Tokyo office. If Takeda completes its acquisition of Shire, it could mean a net job gain in Massachusetts.

By Jon Chesto

The biggest drug merger in Massachusetts’ history is teed up and ready to go — as long as a hardy band of rebels doesn’t get in the way.

Draper in space race for $2.6b in NASA moonshot contracts

By Hiawatha Bray

The Cambridge firm is one of nine chosen to compete in a project that would send unmanned craft to the lunar surface.

Deal reached to keep Citgo sign in Kenmore Square

Under a tentative deal reached between the oil company, a developer, and the city, the Citgo sign won’t become a landmark, but it will probably remain in place for decades to come.

By Tim Logan

Under the agreement, the famous neon sign will remain in place, but it won’t be designated as a landmark.

Obituaries

Rev. Thomas Keating, a founder of the contemplative prayer movement, dies at 95

Rev. Thomas Keating, 95, who died Oct. 25, was a founder of the contemplative prayer movement.

Patricia Quintana, champion of Mexican cuisine

By Tejal Rao

Patricia Quintana, the chef and author whose work exalted the range and sophistication of Mexican cuisine, died Monday at her home in Mexico City. She was 72.

Dr. Gerald Berenson, 96; traced heart disease to childhood

By Sam Roberts

He initiated a four-decade survey that tracked 16,000 people from birth to adulthood.

Sports

MIAA DIVISION 2 SUPER BOWL

‘For me, this is like a dream,’ North Andover’s Gabe DeSouza on his trip to D2 Super Bowl after cardiac scare

North Andover, MA - 11/29/2018 - Super Bowl feature on North Andover receiver/kicker Gabe DeSouza. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Karl Capen, Topic: 30schd2prev, LOID: 8.4.3977714341.

By Karl Capen

Talented kicker/wide receiver/defensive back focused on leading Scarlet Knights to title over King Philip Friday night at Gillette Stadium.

MIAA DIVISION 1 SUPER BOWL

Catholic Memorial vs. St. John’s Prep will test coaches’ wits and wills

Worcester MA 9/8/18 Head coach John DiBiaso making his debut as coach of Catholic Memorial after his pre-game prayer before they play St. John's Shrewsbury at Assumption College(photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 09schcmfoot reporter:

By Nate Weitzer

John DiBiaso continued his storied success when he left Everett for CM this season, but Brian St. Pierre believes he’s developed a system that will push St. John’s Prep to the top.

Scouting reports on all eight MIAA high school football Super Bowls

St. John's Prep QB Matt Crowley snags this bad snap, against Central Catholic, in the Division 1 North football final, Saturday, November 10, 2018. Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe.

State titles are on the line Friday and Saturday; here is a closer look at each matchup.

Weekend

ART REVIEW

In oddly liberating ICA show, a choreography of the mind

Boston, MA - November 24, 2018: Paula Suarez, of Malden, uses rings to cross the room in

By Murray Whyte

In a fascinating interactive exhibit by the renowned choreographer William Forsythe, the canvas, ultimately, is you.

Movie Review | ★ ★ ★ ½

Up to old tricks with the witty, curdled ‘The Favourite’

Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman in “The Favourite.”

By Ty Burr

“The Favourite” is set in the early 18th century, and it plays like a posh “Masterpiece Theatre” period piece with a jolt of Machiavellian wit.

Stage Review

In Huntington’s potent ‘Man in the Ring,’ a fighter battles himself

Kyle Vincent Terry and John Douglas Thompson portray Emile Griffith in his heyday and in old age in “Man in the Ring.”

By Don Aucoin

Michael Cristofer’s drama about boxer Emile Griffith is directed with inventive muscularity by Michael Greif.