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Companies are plastering the Boston accent all over ads, and some locals have had enough

On billboards and subway placards across the city, brands peddling everything from bourbon to cold medicine are dropping their r’s in the name of sales — and drawing the ire of locals.

Peabody, MA - 01/015/19 - Dr. Alain Chaoui (cq) co-authored a new report on physician burnout. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (Priyanka McCluskey) Topic: (17burnout)

Physician burnout now essentially a public health crisis

A new report portrays a profession struggling with the unyielding demands of electronic health record systems and ever-growing regulatory burdens.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_MGH-2_metro-1024x576.jpg Purdue cemented ties with universities and hospitals to expand opioid sales, documents contend

Purdue Pharma saw relationships with Mass. General and other hospitals as a way to gain sway at the most influential academic medical centers in the country and boost its revenues, according to a court document.

Top state representative grabbed incoming lawmaker’s backside, colleagues say

The speaker’s office says it’s probing claims of “inappropriate conduct.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/16/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/AFP_1CA6N2.jpg Four Americans killed in Syria blast weeks after withdrawal announcement

The situation calls into question President Trump’s claim that ISIS has been defeated in Syria — his stated reason for pulling 2,000 American troops out of the country.

special report

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/landingnew_1800.jpg They were the top of their class at Boston public schools. Then life happened

This morning, the Globe will release a multi-part investigation into how and why the lives of promising Boston valedictorians didn’t quite turn out the way they expected.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Alain Chaoui, Steven Defossez, and Michelle Williams

Doctor burnout is real. And it’s dangerous

Stethoscope and doctor sitting with laptop stress headache about work in hospital

By Alain Chaoui, Steven Defossez and Michelle Williams

Nearly half of all physicians experience burnout in some form, and the number will continue to grow.

Metro

Here are some of the big names who attended Hampshire College in Amherst

from left to right, top to bottom: Liev Schreiber, Lupita Nyong'o, David Shulkin and Ken Burns.

By Jaclyn Reiss

While the school is known for its nontraditional curriculum and gradeless courses, it has also churned out some high-performing alumni.

Obituaries

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Verna Bloom, memorable in ‘Medium Cool’ and ‘Animal House,’ dies at 80

Ms. Bloom starred in the docudrama “Medium Cool’’ with Robert Forster.

Ms. Bloom was born in Lynn and died Jan. 9 in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Sports

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL NOTES

Kori Barach leads the charge at Concord-Carlisle: ‘I wanted to step it up and help us succeed.’

Concord MA 1/14/19 Concord-Carlisle girls' basketball sophomore standout Kori Baruch leading the fast break during practice at Concord-Carlisle High School (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

By Greg Levinsky

The 5-foot-10 sophomore has led the No. 12 Patriots (9-1) with 20.2 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals per game.