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George H.W. Bush’s image of civility contrasts with much of current politics

George H.W. Bush shook hands with Senator Edward M. Kennedy in 2003 during an event in College Station, Texas.

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Bush was a model of gentlemanly public service that has, in some ways, been abandoned.

The American flag was at half staff Saturday at Walker’s Point, the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Kennebunkport remembers its famous resident and marks ‘a chapter closed’

Mourners left flowers, Christmas wreaths, and other mementos honoring the country’s 41st president in Kennebunkport, Maine.

A look at the interior of a Newton District Court courtroom.

Globe Staff/File

ICE agent was in courthouse. Did judge and others help man flee?

There’s a federal probe into whether a Newton District Court judge and court personnel helped an undocumented immigrant leave through a back door and avoid arrest.

David Sinclair of Life Biosciences believes the best way to treat a range of illnesses, from cancer to heart disease to Alzheimer’s, is to attack aging itself.

Fountains of youth: Biotech startups emerge from stealth mode to ‘take on aging’

A super-stealthy holding company called Life Biosciences has launched more than a half dozen biotechs aimed at finding new ways to slow the aging process.

The Nation

George H.W. Bush’s image of civility contrasts with much of current politics

George H.W. Bush shook hands with Senator Edward M. Kennedy in 2003 during an event in College Station, Texas.

By Jess Bidgood

Bush was a model of gentlemanly public service that has, in some ways, been abandoned.

Trump will attend funeral of former president Bush

President Trump spoke at the G20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires on Friday.

By Ros Krasny

President Trump designated Wednesday as a national day of mourning for George H.W. Bush. Details of the funeral at the National Cathedral are being arranged.

Trump administration e-mail plugs private Medicare plans

The US Medicare Handbook

By Robert Pear

The officials deny that they are steering patients to private plans, but the subject lines of recent e-mails read almost like advertisements.

The World

Mexico’s new president takes office

Mexico’s new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador acknowledged the applause after he was sworn in.

By Christopher Sherman and Maria Verza

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is the country’s first leftist president in more than 70 years.

Worst riot in a decade engulfs Paris; Macron vows action

PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 01: Teargas surrounds protesters as they clash with riot police during a 'Yellow Vest' demonstration near the Arc de Triomphe on December 1, 2018 in Paris, France. The third 'Yellow Vest' (gilets jaunes) rally in Paris over increased fuel taxes and leadership in the government today caused over 150 arrests in the city with reports of injuries to protesters and security forces from violence that irrupted from the clashes. (Photo by Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images)

By Alissa J. Rubin

“Yellow jacket” activists angry about the high cost of living torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores, and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multicolored graffiti.

US, China won’t implement new tariffs for 90 days

President Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to hold off on implementing new tariffs for 90 days.

By Paul Wiseman, Zeke Miller and Catherine Lucey

The deal between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will allow for more trade talks.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Curtis Wilkie

Curtis Wilkie: George H.W. Bush, regular guy

FILE - In this May 11, 2008 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush arrives on the South Lawn of White House in Washington. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)

By Curtis Wilkie

For all his patrician background, George H. W. Bush worked very hard to be one of the boys.

Renée Graham

The Violence Against Women Act is set to expire. Not a single Republican co-sponsored it.

By Renée Graham

VAWA saves lives, and its reauthorization is a vote for humanity over petty partisan politics.

Letters

Students learned there’s no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to mourn

“Many people said that students would have no interest, but the course was very popular.”

Metro

Yvonne Abraham

Does Deval Patrick’s America still exist?

Deval Patrick celebrated after he was first elected governor.

By Yvonne Abraham

He’s a brilliant retail campaigner, but this is a far different — and larger — electorate from the one in which he rose to prominence.

Kennebunkport remembers its famous resident and marks ‘a chapter closed’

The American flag was at half staff Saturday at Walker’s Point, the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.

By Laura Crimaldi

Mourners left flowers, Christmas wreaths, and other mementos honoring the country’s 41st president in Kennebunkport, Maine.

A year after near-fatal heart attack, Mike Cramer is back on the road

Mike Cramer made a practice run in preparation for competing in the Winter Classic 5K in Cambridge.

By Laura Crimaldi

Cramer collapsed and died at the finish line of last year’s Winter Classic in Cambridge. He was revived. On Sunday, he ran the race again.

Business & Tech

Fountains of youth: Biotech startups emerge from stealth mode to ‘take on aging’

David Sinclair of Life Biosciences believes the best way to treat a range of illnesses, from cancer to heart disease to Alzheimer’s, is to attack aging itself.

By Robert Weisman

A super-stealthy holding company called Life Biosciences has launched more than a half dozen biotechs aimed at finding new ways to slow the aging process.

MICHELLE SINGLETARY | THE COLOR OF MONEY

Many people pay a high price to be an unpaid caregiver

By Michelle Singletary

We talk about the joys of caregiving, but it can take an emotional and financial toll on even the most loving person.

The week ahead in business

By Allison Hagan

A cannabis forum, a holiday mixer, and other events and things to know.

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TALKING POINTS

The week in business

Sports

GARY WASHBURN I SUNDAY BASKETBALL NOTES

Kevin Love found peace by opening up about panic attacks: ‘Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say’

Kevin Love of the Cavaliers felt the pressure of having to win in Cleveland.

By Gary Washburn

Love told students at Tufts University that “anxiety is something I have dealt with my entire life.”

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

Banged-up Bruins have turned to depth players to steady ship on defense

Boston Bruins defenseman Jeremy Lauzon plays against the Nashville Predators during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

By Matt Porter

Beset by injuries, the team has relied on the back end of its rotation and a few Providence B’s to lead the league in goals against.

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

Patriots are masters at selling the run

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 25: Sony Michel #26 takes the handoff from Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots during the second quarter against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 25, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

By Jim McBride

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said the Patriots are “the best play-action team in the NFL.’’

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MIAA D1 SUPER BOWL | ST. JOHN’S PREP 40, CATHOLIC MEMORIAL 22

Wes Rockett sparks St. John’s Prep to Div. 1 Super Bowl crown

By Nate Weitzer

MIAA D3 SUPER BOWL | SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL 20, TEWKSBURY 7

Springfield Central upends Tewksbury

By Owen Pence

MIAA D6 SUPER BOWL | STONEHAM 26, OLD ROCHESTER 20

Late TD gets Stoneham past Old Rochester in Division 6 Super Bowl

By Dan Shulman

MIAA D5 SUPER BOWL | SCITUATE 35, NIPMUC 14

Will Sheskey, Scituate sail past Nipmuc in Division 5 Super Bowl

By Karl Capen

MIAA D7 SUPER BOWL | BLACKSTONE VALLEY TECH 18, ST. MARY’S 0

Blackstone Valley stops St. Mary’s in Division 7 Super Bowl

By Jake Levin

MIAA D8 SUPER BOWL | ST. BERNARD’S 46, POPE JOHN XXIII 35

St. Bernard’s outlasts Pope John in Division 8 Super Bowl

By Steve Sousa

CELTICS 118, TIMBERWOLVES 109

Gordon Hayward scores 30 points, turns in best game as Celtic

By Adam Himmelsbach

VIKINGS AT PATRIOTS | SUNDAY, 4:25 P.M. (FOX)

Patriots’ keys to victory over the Vikings

By Jim McBride

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT | ON HOCKEY

Bruins’ youngsters are getting on-the-job training

By Kevin Paul Dupont

MIAA D1 SUPER BOWL | ST. JOHN’S PREP 40, CATHOLIC MEMORIAL 22

St. John’s Prep 40, Catholic Memorial 22

By Nate Weitzer

RED WINGS 4, BRUINS 2

Bruins’ struggles to score continue in loss to Red Wings

By Matt Porter

CELTICS NOTEBOOK

Jaylen Brown sits out third straight game

By Adam Himmelsbach

NICK CAFARDO I SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

Has Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gotten over losing the last two World Series?

By Nick Cafardo

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT I SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES

After Ron Hextall firing, Philadelphia Flyers’ overhaul is just beginning

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Ideas

Ideas

How culture shapes your mind — and your mental illness

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: Wellcome trust employee Zoe Middleton poses behind an artwork entitled 'My Soul' by Katharine Dowson, which consists of a laser etched lead chrystal glass formation in the shape of a brain, and was created using the artists own MRI Scan, at Wellcome Collection on March 27, 2012 in London, England. The exhibit makes up part of the Wellcome Collection's major new exhibition, 'Brains' which includes slices of Einstein's brain, 3000 year old trepanned skulls, ancient Egyptian mummified brains and brains in jars, and opens to the public from March 29 June 17, 2012. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

By Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Psychologists have spent the last 100 years trying to standardize the diagnosis of mental illness. But what if we all experience it differently?

Brainiac

Humans didn’t kill Africa’s once-plentiful giant herbivores

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 24, 2018 shows an elephant calf grazing in the Mara Triangle, the north western part of Masai Mara national reserve managed by Non profit organization Mara Conservancy, in southern Kenya. -

By Dante Ramos

That’s how long ago Africa’s once-plentiful giant herbivores started going extinct, according to a new study published in the journal Science.

Brainiac

On Second Thought: Researchers tried using ketamine to treat bipolar. But they made a huge blunder

This July 25, 2018 photo shows a vial of ketamine, which is normally stored in a locked cabinet, in Chicago. It was launched decades ago as an anesthetic for animals and people, became a potent battlefield pain reliever in Vietnam and morphed into the trippy club drug Special K. Now the chameleon drug ketamine is finding new life as an unapproved treatment for depression and suicidal behavior. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

By Adam Marcus

Three of the five studies included many of the same patients, a fact the authors failed to identify.

Obituaries

George H.W. Bush, a war hero and president, dies at 94

Former president George H.W. Bush in 2008.

By David M. Shribman

Bush, who died Friday, was a president and the father of a president, a World War II veteran, and a New England patrician whose political base was in Texas. He held a number of other roles in government, and was widely celebrated by both parties after his time in the White House.

Cyril Pahinui, who carried a Hawaiian guitar legacy, dies at 68

Mr. Pahinui played slack-key guitar, a fingerpicking style using loosened strings.

By Jon Pareles

The Hawaiian guitarist and singer preserved and extended the tradition of slack-key guitar.

Nina Beilina, Soviet violinist and festival founder, dies at 81

In 1990, as the Cold War thawed, Ms. Beilina was among the first expatriate musicians to return to Moscow.

By Neil Genzlinger

Ms. Beilina emigrated from the Soviet Union in midlife and built a new following in the United States, playing top halls and founding her own ensemble.

Sunday Arts

The man behind ‘Bedtime Magic’ would much rather be heard than seen

David Allan Boucher at Magic 106.7 in Brighton.

By Meredith Goldstein

David Allan Boucher has been lulling listeners for 35 years and has worked at Magic 106.7 since its launch in 1982

book review

Discovering an author who was hidden in plain sight

By John Freeman

Her talent largely ignored in her lifetime, Lucia Berlin’s stories and memoir attest to her gifts

Art Review

Andy Warhol, beyond the limelight

Installation view of Andy Warhol - From A to B and Back Again (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, November 12, 2018-March 31, 2019). From left to right: Silver Marlon, 1963; Triple Elvis [Ferus Type], 1963; Single Elvis [Ferus Type], 1963; Large Sleep, 1965; Marilyn Diptych, 1962. Photograph by Ron Amstutz. © 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

By Murray Whyte

A new retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art of the best-known artist of our time looks past the apex of his fame to craft the fullest portrait yet.

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@Large | Michael Andor Brodeur

Social media doesn’t just divide us from each other

By Michael Andor Brodeur

The VIP Lounge | Paula Poundstone

The VIP Lounge with Paula Poundstone

By Juliet Pennington

story behind the book | kate tuttle

When Broadway ruled the top 40 charts

By Kate Tuttle

bibliophiles

A supporter of indie publishers and debut writers

By Amy Sutherland

Score

A cinematic symphony from Nino Rota

By Matthew Guerrieri

Travel

High in the hills of Jamaica, Pantrepant Farm

A modest Georgian farmhouse sits at the top of a hill at Pantrepant Farm.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

It is far from the Jamaica we know, the antithesis of the island’s slick, gated resorts. And it is exactly what owner Chris Blackwell wants us to see.

Getting to Cuba is harder (once again), but the effort is greatly rewarded

The famed Tropicana show continues to serve up the classic color of pre-Revolution Havana.

By Neil Swidey

In addition to marking the 60th anniversary of the revolution, Cubans will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of Havana’s founding in 2019.

Hotel on North seeks to be in sync with Pittsfield’s regeneration

Hotel on North has 45 rooms, each furnished with local goods.

By Anthony Flint

Amid the exposed brick and tin ceilings, antique maps of the Pittsfield of old and various salvaged items share space with a rotating exhibition of art, sculpture, photography, and other curated pieces.

Real Estate

Home of the Week: Former carriage house takes open layout a step further

By John R. Ellement

The Chelsea condo has two bedrooms, two baths, and a $525,000 price tag. Search the latest condo listings at realestate.boston.com.

Untangling the mystery of how to kill Japanese knotweed

By Carol Stocker

Japanese knotweed is the Godzilla of the plant world — and it takes a persistent enemy to kill it. | realestate.boston.com

Magazine

Globe LIve | Magazine

The soldier and his terrible photos of war

Darrell Griffin (top), a staff sergeant in the US Army, shared with journalist Alex Kingsbury a trove of photos from his time in Iraq. Weeks later, Darrell was killed in combat. Alex flew to his funeral and gave copies of the photos to Darrell’s father.

By Alex Kingsbury

He wanted people to know what happened in Baghdad, and so I agreed to carry his terrible pictures home.

Globe Live | Magazine

An immigrant braces for upheaval after two decades in America

Rosa Yanes is a janitor who cleans the floors of the high-rise the Globe now occupies in downtown Boston.

By Marcela García

I have a lot in common with the woman who cleans our offices, but while I just became a US citizen, her status is precarious.

Globe Live | Magazine

It was an ordinary day in the newsroom until a gunman showed up

Concord Police Lt. Paul Gagnon (left) and Sgt. Glenn

By Felice Belman

The sudden realization of what was happening was both terrifying and totally absurd.

Globe Local

WEST OF BOSTON

Developer buys more properties in Newtonville

Mark Development recently bought the Newtonville Post Office building and other parcels.

By John Hilliard

Robert Korff has expanded his Washington Street portfolio with a series of purchases that include the post office branch.

BROOKLINE

Brookline to hold vote on Driscoll, Baldwin school plans

By John Hilliard

Brookline Town Meeting members are scheduled to cast their votes Dec. 13 on proposals to fund design work for projects at the Driscoll and Baldwin schools.

SOUTH INFORMER

A doctor’s story, an opera lecturer, and holiday songs

02soinformer -- Steven Hatch (far right, in brown vest), trains a new group at the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit, Liberia, in 2015. (Steven Hatch)

By Morgan Hughes

A doctor who treated Ebola in Liberia will read from his book on Sunday, Dec. 2, in Cohasset.

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BLOTTER TALES

Little lost leaf blower

By Emily Sweeney

BEVERLY BECKHAM

Dream machine casts spell at the Walka Walka Mall

By Beverly Beckham

RAISING THE CURTAIN ON THE HOLIDAYS

Holiday classics that never grow old

By Nancy Shohet West

RAISING THE CURTAIN ON THE HOLIDAYS

Every ‘Nutcracker’ dances its own story

By Cindy Cantrell

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

By Joe Rice and Charlie Wolfson

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING

High hopes for Melrose wrestlers

By Charlie Wolfson

LOCAL FARE

At Nappi’s, every nightly special is a surprise

By Stephanie Schorow

CATCHING UP WITH ...

Catching up with ... Larry DiGiammarino

By Marvin Pave

WEST INFORMER

Discovery gala, women composers, and a holiday fair

By Cynthia Fernandez