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‘God bless all of you on the good Earth’: Remembering the daring Apollo 8 mission

As he saw the dramatic view from the moon, Astronaut Bill Anders scrambled to get color film, then took the famous shot.

Fifty years ago this week, a tiny contrivance of humankind left the surly bonds of earth and permitting earthlings for the first time to transit the dark side of the moon.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Swensen18122023veterans0011.jpg For elite US troops, a never-ending war

Members of Special Operations Forces carry the burden of global conflicts, but multiple deployments tear at health and family.

“The Rape of Europa” was cleaned in the conservation lab.
On the left side, the varnish-free surface revealed vibrant color. Below, art historian Bonnie Pitman paused at the frame left empty when “Europa” was moved to the conservation lab.

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Gardner Museum masterpiece gets restored — and gets big travel plans

Titian’s “The Rape of Europa” is undergoing a dramatic restoration before leaving for a global exhibition, one that could ultimately reframe the public view of the museum.

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren may find themselves fighting for the same backers.

Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders might find life in the left lane a bit crowded

As Warren gets closer to taking her first big public step toward launching her presidential campaign, she contemplates a snowy-haired iceberg in her path.

The Nation

Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders might find life in the left lane a bit crowded

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren may find themselves fighting for the same backers.

By Liz Goodwin

As Warren gets closer to taking her first big public step toward launching her presidential campaign, she contemplates a snowy-haired iceberg in her path.

Mnuchin denies Trump is seeking to oust Fed chief

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin issued an emphatic statement Saturday saying President Trump denied he’d suggested firing Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell (above).

By Jennifer Epstein, Erik Wasson, Billy House and Elizabeth Dexheimer

President Trump’s frustration with Jerome Powell intensified following Wednesday’s interest rate increase and intensifying stock market losses.

‘God bless all of you on the good Earth’: Remembering the daring Apollo 8 mission

As he saw the dramatic view from the moon, Astronaut Bill Anders scrambled to get color film, then took the famous shot.

By David M. Shribman

Fifty years ago this week, a tiny contrivance of humankind left the surly bonds of earth and permitting earthlings for the first time to transit the dark side of the moon.

The World

At least 222 killed when tsunami strikes Indonesia

Residents in Carita Beach, Indonesia, inspected the damage to their homes after the tsunami.

By Niniek Karmini

The disaster was apparently caused by undersea landslides from the eruption of Anak Krakatau, a nearby volcanic island.

Teenage hunter wields ancient, living weapon

Zamanbol, 14, has been living among eagles her whole life in the Altai region of western Mongolia.

By Hannah Reyes Morales

Eagle hunter Zamanbol, 14, a Kazakh nomad in the Altai region of Mongolia, is part of a generation of nomadic youth who are embracing customs centuries old.

Somalia blast kills at least 16 near presidential palace

The blast appeared to target those heading to work on Saturday, a business day in Mogadishu.

By Abdi Guled

Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab, which often targets Mogadishu, claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Video of tourist’s killing in Morocco is most likely real, Norway says

By Henrik Pryser Libell, Martin Selsoe Sorensen and Aida Alami

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

State’s future of transportation report needs a champion — or else it will collect dust

Fresh from a convincing reelection campaign, Governor Charlie Baker has political capital to spare, and the future of transportation report provides a list of ways he can use it.

Letters

Give independent bookstores the nod

“I was disappointed to see the online version of the best books of 2018 link exclusively to titles on Amazon.”

Letters

A single religious faith has no place in government memorials

FILE - In this May 7, 2014 file photo, the World War I memorial cross is pictured in Bladensburg, Md. The Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a nearly 100-year-old, cross-shaped war memorial located on a Maryland highway median violates the Constitution's required separation of church and state. The court announced Friday, Nov. 2, that it would hear the case. (Algerina Perna /The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)

“The Bladensburg, Md., cross’s clear endorsement of Christianity fails to honor the thousands of non-Christian soldiers who have fought and died.”

Metro

Gardner Museum masterpiece gets restored — and gets big travel plans

“The Rape of Europa” was cleaned in the conservation lab.

By Murray Whyte

Titian’s “The Rape of Europa” is undergoing a dramatic restoration before leaving for a global exhibition, one that could ultimately reframe the public view of the museum.

Geoff Diehl to back Baker team’s candidate in race for state GOP chairman

State Representative Geoff Diehl.

By Frank Phillips

“I am shocked,” said state Representative Jim Lyons of Andover, a conservative who had toyed with the idea of seeking the post but deferred to Diehl.

For elite US troops, a never-ending war

Daniel Winschel helped his wife, Ellen, make dinner as their kids finished their homework in Peabody. Winschel has had eight deployments.

By Brian MacQuarrie and Michael Levenson

Members of Special Operations Forces carry the burden of global conflicts, but multiple deployments tear at health and family.

Sports

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Did the Patriots get old and slow this year?

Tom Brady falls to the turf last week in Pittsburgh after throwing an incomplete pass.

By Ben Volin

Traditionally an organization with no sentimentality toward aging stars, the Patriots’ top players have stayed put and moved past their prime.

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

Patriots confident they have receivers to compensate for Josh Gordon

FOXBOROUGH, MA - SEPTEMBER 09: Tom Brady #12 celebrates with Phillip Dorsett #13 of the New England Patriots after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

By Nora Princiotti

Coach Bill Belichick said he believes Phillip Dorsett, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Chris Hogan can do the job.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Team of the Week: Mansfield gymnasts beaming with confidence

Mansfield MA 12/22/18 Kira Goldman with the Mansfield High gymnastics team hitting the vault at the Arnold Gymnastics Academy. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

By Matt MacCormack

The Hornets have captured South titles in each of the past two seasons.

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BEN VOLIN I SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

NFL, Browns, and Patriots tried to work with Josh Gordon

By Ben Volin

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

Charlie McAvoy is firing on all cylinders

By Kevin Paul Dupont

TITANS 25, REDSKINS 16

Blaine Gabbert keeps Titans’ hopes alive, helps beat Redskins

By Teresa M. Walker

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Patriots took a risk by relying on Josh Gordon — and lost

By Christopher L. Gasper

GARY WASHBURN | SUNDAY BASKETBALL NOTES

NBA continues to set trend among major sports in hiring women

By Gary Washburn

BILLS AT PATRIOTS | 1 P.M. (CBS)

Patriots’ keys to victory over the Bills

By Jim McBride

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT I SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES

Are Blackhawks tanking to get No. 1 pick?

By Kevin Paul Dupont

NICK CAFARDO | SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

There’s a reason why the Red Sox’ holiday shopping list appears modest

By Nick Cafardo

Ideas

IDEAS | ADAM WILLIS

What do religious voters want? Definitely not piety

By Adam Willis

Rodrigo Duterte, who called the pope the “son of a whore,” asked the Philippines to choose between himself and a troubled church. Voters chose him. Why?

Ideas | Aimee Ortiz

Think your phone can only be a source of anxiety? Digital therapy should make you think again.

By Aimee Ortiz

People are using apps and smart tech in innovative ways to ease their lives — isn’t that the original aim of advancing technology?

Ideas | Kelly Kasulis

Something to chew on: prehistoric sex roles

Tooth of a European-American buried in San Francisco in the 1850s. A new technique developed at UC Davis allows archaeologists to find a person’s biological sex based on a single tooth. ()

By Kelly Kasulis

There’s a new way to determine the sex of bodies and even sort out ancient social inequalities between males and females: examining teeth.

Obituaries

obituary

Michael Paul Smith, whose miniature dioramas of ‘Elgin Park’ captivated fans, dies at 67

Mr. Smith worked in his home studio in Winchester. For more than two decades, Mr. Smith painstakingly created a 1/24-scale community he called Elgin Park — an imaginary place that partly harkened to the Pennsylvania mill towns he grew up near.

By Bryan Marquard

For more than two decades, Mr. Smith painstakingly created a 1/24-scale community he called Elgin Park.

Audrey Geisel, widow and promoter of Dr. Seuss, dies at 97

Ms. Geisel, who founded Dr. Seuss Enterprises, said she took to heart the responsibility her husband left her when he died in 1991.

By Brian Melley

As overseer of Dr. Seuss’ prolific and lucrative literary estate, she carefully guarded the whimsical works of the writer and illustrator and expanded the Seuss legacy.

Sunday Arts

Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

The TV episodes that rose to the top in 2018

David Pendleton, Claire Warden, and Alex Mickiewicz in the “Globo” episode of HBO’s “High Maintenance.”

By Matthew Gilbert

From a note-perfect series finale, to a terrifying “American Crime Story” climax, to a “Good Place” filled with Janets, these were some of the year’s best.

‘Top Chef’ alum owes $3m for shuttered Baltimore eateries

Baltimore judges have ruled that a chef who appeared on TV’s “Top Chef” owes more than $3 million to affiliates of the real estate company that owns the buildings that housed his now-shuttered restaurants.

Movie Review ★ ★ ★ ★

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ will break your heart

KiKi Layne and Stephan James star in “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

By Ty Burr

Barry Jenkins directed the adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel.

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@LARGE

Our memes, our selves

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Best albums of the year

Maura Johnston’s best albums of 2018

By Maura Johnston

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Doris and Warren Buffett’s charity; fiction debut on aftermath of rape

By Nina MacLaughlin

Best albums of the year

Julian Benbow’s best albums of 2018

By Julian Benbow

Best albums of the year

Stuart Munro’s best albums of 2018

By Stuart Munro

Best Albums of the Year

Zoë Madonna’s best classical albums of 2018

By Zoë Madonna

Best albums of the year

A 2018 soundtrack: 10 songs that elevated the year

By Boston Globe writers and correspondents

Best Albums of the Year

Terence Cawley’s best albums of 2018

By Terence Cawley

Best albums of the year

Jon Garelick’s best jazz albums of 2018

By Jon Garelick

Scene Here | Local films, festivals, and faces

MFA series spotlights pioneering director Ida Lupino

By Loren King

Travel

Portland, Maine’s emerging craft cocktail culture is as refreshing as its food scene

The Lumbersexual at Vena’s Fizz House

By Alexandra Hall

Many of Portland’s spots are quietly cool and creative rather than louder, more conspicuous bacchanals.

In Toronto, we just want to celebrate shoes, glorious shoes

The Bata Shoe Museum is the only North American stop for “Blahnik: The Art of Shoes,” featuring the work of footwear icon Manolo Blahnik.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Are you ready, boots? Start walking in Toronto.

A new South End hotel is filled with Boston history, and bunk beds

The Revolution Hotel is loaded with Boston-inspired artwork and information.

By Kristi Palma

“Our intention is to honor the revolutionary spirit of Boston by creating something really new for the city.”

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The VIP Lounge | Jonny Sun

The VIP Lounge with Jonny Sun

By Juliet Pennington

Real Estate

The colors of the year and how to use them in your decor

By Christina Poletto

Can a color be vibrant and mellow? Will it work in your dining room? Get more design inspiration at realestate.boston.com.

Home of the Week: Tall windows are a highlight in South End unit priced at $879,000

By John R. Ellement

The home comes with a two bedrooms, one bath, a balcony, and an industrial vibe. Search the latest listings at realestate.boston.com.

Ask the Carpenter: The paint on the basement walls is peeling

By Rob Robillard

Ask the Carpenter’s Rob Robillard answers readers’ questions about basement moisture and icicle prevention. Get more expert advice at realestate.boston.com.

Globe Local

Worries in Rowley about the pot shop proposed next door

By Linda Greenstein

Old Planters of Cape Ann wants to open in the same plaza as a Mexican restaurant and a counseling agency.

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

Sky’s the limit for Milton’s Smith Charles

Smith Charles has cleared 6-10 in the high jump, which he considers his third event after the 55-meter dash and the long jump. He won state titles during the indoor championships in all three last winter.

By Joe Rice

Since his freshman year at Milton High, the 5-foot-6-inch, 165-pound Charles has accumulated 20 individual state titles during the indoor and outdoor track seasons.

NORTH INFORMER

Investigating fraud, a digital archive, and a social innovation accelerator

23noinformer - ***low res - do not use wider than 2.5 columns*** - Daniel Johnston, executive director of the Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts, presents the check to District Attorney Marian Ryan and First Assistant Steve Loughlin on Dec. 12, 2018. The grant will help fund automobile insurance fraud investigations. (Middlesex District Attorney's Office)

By Morgan Hughes

The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office now has more funding to probe and prosecute automobile insurance fraud.

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BLOTTER TALES

A swan in need of direction

By Emily Sweeney

How to really talk about adoption

By Cynthia Fernandez

How to ring in the New Year

By Morgan Hughes and Cynthia Fernandez

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

By Joe Rice and Charlie Wolfson

NORTH OF BOSTON

State rejects Middlesex Fells ice rink proposal

By John Laidler

WEST INFORMER

A new taproom, firework rings, and hearty debates

By Cynthia Fernandez

CATCHING UP WITH ... Melissa (Jackman) Flynn

It’s all worked out for former Danvers star

By Marvin Pave