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Replacement crews worked on a natural gas line on Wyman Street in Woburn.

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House pushes National Grid to cover locked-out workers’ benefits

The new legislation would create a separate fund for “involuntarily” locked-out workers to tap once they exhaust their regular unemployment benefits.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Tlumacki_brianjoycefederalcourt_metro030.jpg Brian Joyce died from medication overdose, examiner says

Former state senator Brian Joyce, who was found dead in his home in late September, died from an overdose of medication typically used to treat insomnia, the state’s chief medical examiner’s office said.

Flynn’s cooperation with special counsel ‘substantial’ and ‘valuable’

Michael Flynn.

Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press

Prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller described Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn as a key cooperator who helped the Justice Department with several investigations.

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City councilors expressed frustration with Boston’s opaque process for choosing marijuana operators.

The Nation

Flynn’s cooperation with special counsel ‘substantial’ and ‘valuable’

Michael Flynn.

By Adam Goldman and Eileen Sullivan

Prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller described Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn as a key cooperator who helped the Justice Department with several investigations.

Wisconsin’s Walker defies protesters on lame-duck session

By Scott Bauer and Todd Richmond

Demonstrators booed outgoing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in protest of a GOP effort to gut the powers of Walker’s Democratic successor.

Bob Dole, federal workers and CIA directors join crowds paying their respects to Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush laid in state in the Capitol Rotunda. Sully, his service dog, appeared for a brief time.

By Mark Berman, Marissa J. Lang and Elise Viebeck

Bob Dole, federal workers and CIA directors join crowds paying their respects to Bush

The World

Trump plans another meeting with North Korean leader despite nation’s unkept promises

By Edward Wong

President Trump plans to hold a second meeting early next year with Kim Jong Un, though North Korea has failed to follow through with promises to start dismantling its nuclear weapons program.

Pompeo questions the value of international groups like UN and EU

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also criticized the World Bank but embraced NATO.

By Gardiner Harris

BRUSSELS — In a major speech Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tried to explain one of the abiding conundrums of the Trump administration: How does a nationalist lead on the international stage?

Trump administration says it will leave INF treaty if Russia doesn’t comply in 60 days

By Michael Birnbaum and John Hudson

Trump administration says it will leave INF treaty if Russia doesn’t comply in 60 days

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

Seeing Trump through Bush’s modest lens

Photo illustration by Lesley Becker; AP Scot Lehigh column 12/5/18

By Scot Lehigh

George H.W. Bush was possessed of a modesty sadly lacking in Donald Trump.

Renée Graham

NFL’s Roger Goodell has to go

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stands on the sidelines prior to an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

By Renée Graham

League commissioner Roger Goodell has a history of ignoring domestic violence by players.

Opinion | Nancy Gertner

Newton judge and lawyers were right to be concerned about ICE in the courtroom

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By Nancy Gertner

Releasing defendants to ICE in a courtroom can mean they will be deported without due process.

Metro

Brian Joyce died from medication overdose, examiner says

Boston-12/07/17 Former Massachusetts State Senator Brian Joyce leaves the federal courthouse in Worcester after he was released after posting bond. He was arrested at his home earlier in the day and faces many federal charges. John Tlumacki/Globe staff (metro)

By Matt Stout

Former state senator Brian Joyce, who was found dead in his home in late September, died from an overdose of medication typically used to treat insomnia, the state’s chief medical examiner’s office said.

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Pressley, Ocasio-Cortez, and other rookie Democrats protest at Harvard

Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York spoke at a small rally outside an orientation meeting for incoming members of Congress hosted by the Kennedy School at Harvard on Tuesday.

By Nestor Ramos

Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Lori Trahan were part of a small crowd of demonstrators outside Harvard’s Kennedy School on Tuesday night.

‘One of the best days of my life’: In wind and cold, Leicester marijuana shop continues to draw in crowds

11/29/2018 Leicester Ma- Sue Annis (cq) age 87, stands in line, at Cultivate, a cannabis dispensary in Leicester.She was looking to buy CBD Gummies, but the dispensary didn't have any to sell. Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff Reporter:Topic:

By Felicia Gans

Sue Annis came to Cultivate for CBD gummies and left empty-handed. But she said it was one of the best days of her life.

Business & Tech

Chesto means business

Boston business groups wage war over city’s proposed work-schedule rules

By Jon Chesto

City Councilor Michelle Wu wants to require the employers to provide workers with written notice of a change in work hours at least two weeks before it takes effect.

The Fine Print | Sean P. Murphy

British Airways messed up this couple’s seating on a flight. Then it wouldn’t give them a refund

Jane Mansbridge just wanted to sit with her husband Christopher Jencks on the way home from Sweden.

By Sean P. Murphy

On the way home, a Harvard professor had paid $126 extra to be seated with her husband. But instead they were seated far apart, without an explanation, apology, or refund.

Revolutionary War heroes remembered at reopening of Liberty Tree Plaza in Chinatown

City officials officially reopened Liberty Tree Plaza at 2 Boylston St. in Chinatown on Tuesday.

By Emily Sweeney

The newly renovated plaza at 2 Boylston St. features new paving, lighting, and landscaping, as well as a stone monument.

Sports

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

No president was more of a baseball guy than George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush as captain of the Yale University baseball team in a 1948 handout photo. Bush, the 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd, who steered the nation through a tumultuous period in world affairs but was denied a second term after support for his presidency collapsed under the weight of an economic downturn and his seeming inattention to domestic affairs, died on Nov. 30, 2018. He was 94. (Yale University via The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH STORY SLUGGED OBIT BUSH. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. --

By Dan Shaughnessy

The late 41st president had a long history with the game, from college through his White House years.

With Patrick Corbin signed, market heats up for Nathan Eovaldi

Boston, MA - 10/24/2018 - Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi pitches in the eighth inning. The Boston Red Sox host the LA Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series at Fenway Park. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)

By Peter Abraham

Patrick Corbin’s six-year $140 million deal with the Nationals has gotten the free agent courting off to a fast start

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

The Bruins have some bad habits, and it’s time to fix them

Boston Bruins center Colby Cave (26) and Florida Panthers defenseman Michael Matheson (19) look back as Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo (1) makes a glove save during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers defeated the Bruins 5-0. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

By Matt Porter

Coach Bruce Cassidy won’t allow injuries to be an excuse as scoring struggles continue.

Wednesday Food

Here are 11 Boston-area noodle shops to try right now

A bowl of Ankara Miso is seen at Ganko Ittetsu Ramen in Coolidge Corner.

By Devra First

Boston has become a serious noodle town. Start slurping here.

Home, sweet new home: Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar is coming to Cambridge

Christina Tosi started as a pastry chef for David Chang of Momofuku Ssam Bar.

By Kara Baskin

The first Milk Bar in Manhattan drew a following with crack pie — a gooey, oat-crusted, butter-and-brown-sugar rush — and cereal milk soft-serve.

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Pagu: A restaurant named for the chef’s dog, where dishes deserve to have their picture taken

Chef-owner Tracy Chang at Pagu in Central Square.

By Devra First

The menu at Pagu in Cambridge throws a net around Spain, Japan, Taiwan, and of-the-moment American food culture and pulls it comfortably snug.