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Federal judge in Texas rules Obama health care law unconstitutional

Friday’s decision comes just before the end of a six-week open enrollment period for the program in 2019.

Francis Byrne, 94, of Manchester, N.H., stood with his great-grandchildren behind him after he received a long-awaited Purple Heart medal for getting wounded during World War II.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

New Hampshire man receives long-awaited Purple Heart medal

On Friday morning, Francis Byrne, 94, received the Purple Heart medal for an injury he received during World War II.

Three developers backed by major European energy companies paid a record $405 million to gain access to 390,000 acres of federal waters nearly 20 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Above: The wind farm off Block Island, R.I.

Chesto Means Business

Offshore wind auction draws huge interest and big money

Three developers backed by major European energy companies paid a record $405 million to gain access to 390,000 acres of federal waters.

Newbury College in Brookline has 627 students  and a tuition of about $34,000. Above, the school’s Mitton Hall.

Michael Swensen for The Boston Globe

Newbury College to shut down in the spring

The small liberal arts school in Brookline has been on probation with accreditors since the summer because of financial issues.

The Baker administration has already pushed the concept of reserving space on city streets for dedicated bus lanes. Above: A bus uses such a lane in Everett.

Mass. releases its vision for beating the traffic

A mammoth report on the future of transportation in the state was released Friday. At the heart of it: fixing public transit and putting it on sound financial footing.

Juju the French bulldog in Danny’s lap, then from bottom left: Moni the pit bull, Mojo the Malamute husky, Juicy the husky

Growing furry family is a game-changer for this Patriot

“Our dogs have always been popular,” Danny Shelton said. Now, they’re Internet-popular, as is the dog owned by Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.

The Nation

Federal judge in Texas rules Obama health care law unconstitutional

FILE - In this May 11, 2016 file photo Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., arrives for a news conference in Washington. California Gov. Jerry Brown named Becerra to replace Attorney General Kamala Harris, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Becerra's nomination is subject to confirmation by the state Assembly and Senate. It will be officially submitted after Harris, who was elected to the U.S. Senate last month, resigns. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

By Abby Goodnough and Robert Pear

Friday’s decision comes just before the end of a six-week open enrollment period for the program in 2019.

Metro

Detecting pot use in drivers will be tricky

By Naomi Martin

With recreational marijuana stores now open, officials are working with urgency to address a potential rise in stoned drivers.

Sports

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING NOTES

St. John’s Prep senior Ryan Garlitz stays focused

St. John's Prep wrestler Ryan Garlitz works on moves during practice in Danvers, Mass., Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe)

By Brandon Chase

Senior, now competing at 138 pounds, makes a point to learn from his rare defeats

FRIDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Another big night for CM’s Kurtis Henderson (40 points)

By Nate Weitzer

Sophomore guard leads Catholic Memorial over Bishop Stang, 96-81, at Ron Perry Gymnasium

Good Life

my instagram

Jon Miksis

By Lillian Brown

Jon Miksis, 25, started his travel Instagram over a year ago, but it wasn’t until a couple of months back that he decided to pursue a career as a travel blogger.