Massachusetts becomes the first state to ban bump stocks

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito signed a bill that makes it illegal to buy, sell, or offer to sell bump stocks effective immediately.

// NYPD building rape case against Harvey Weinstein

An actress? rape allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein are credible, and investigators are gathering evidence for a criminal case, NYPD officials said.

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// Why the House tax bill has no future in the Senate

House Republicans are pushing a bill that doesn?t seem to comply with Senate rules. Finding a fix could be hard.

Elizabeth Warren.

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Warren to Trump: Tweets won?t ?keep your people out of jail?

After being mocked by President Donald Trump on Twitter Friday morning, Senator Elizabeth Warren hit back in a series of tweets.

// Trump?s ?Pocahontas? jab at Warren draws the ire of Native Americans

President Trump?s comment is the latest in a series of recent slights some Native Americans have felt from the Trump administration.

// US report finds ?no convincing alternative explanation? for climate change

??It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century,?? the document reports.

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At funeral trade show in Boston, focus is on creating ?a wow experience?

A visit to an annual funeral convention makes clear that the industry is changing rapidly, using technology to usher in a wave of personalized options.

// Cardinal O?Malley urges extension of protected status for immigrants from 4 countries

The leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston urged President Trump to extend a program that shields hundreds of thousands of immigrants.

// Bergdahl gets no prison time for walking off Afghanistan post

After the ruling, President Trump wrote on Twitter that the decision was ?a complete and total disgrace.?

// Partners HealthCare asks workers to oppose state health care bill

Executives at the state?s largest health network sent e-mails to most of their 73,000 employees, warning about the possible ramifications of the bill.

Boston?s annual snowfall average in the past 30 years is around 45 inches, with areas in the 495 belt averaging 55 to 60 inches.

David Epstein

New England probably won?t get a blockbuster snowfall this winter

Plus a few more New England weather predictions for winter 2017-2018.

Mike Reilly (left) and Jack Eppling met for the first time outside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Friday afternoon.

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This bone marrow recipient just met the Medford donor who saved his life

Jack Eppley, 14, is spending the weekend exploring Boston with his parents and Mike Reilly, the donor.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Guest host Joe Sullivan welcomes a new Globe columnist, Tara Sullivan, to the show.

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// Kaepernick?s collusion lawsuit reportedly ensnares Robert Kraft

The quarterback?s accusation of collusion could require the Patriots owner to turn over email and cellphone records.


// One man?s list of his most memorable World Series matchups

Astros-Dodgers was an epic this year, and it joins some elite company in this personal pantheon.

// ?Chinning? phenomenon was started by this Bentley student

At a time when how good you look online seems like a digital currency, Michelle Liu?s sense of humor has resonated with people worldwide.

// Brandeis cancels play amid protests over racism ? and gets more backlash

The Waltham school postponed a play after some complained the work vilified its black characters ? but then free speech klaxons sounded off.

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// Filling New England?s banking void

Local bankers still talk about the day in 2003 when Bank of America arrived to sweep up FleetBoston. In a matter of months, New England lost its last big bank.


// The iPhone X may be too cool for the masses

The $999 iPhone X, which comes out today, is the best iPhone ever made. Many people probably aren?t ready for it.

People lined up outside the Apple Store in Boston to purchase the new iPhone X.

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iPhone launches usually draw crowds. But this time feels different

Eager customers queued up on Boylston Street in Boston?s Back Bay amid the company?s release of the $999 iPhone X on Friday.


// Harvey Weinstein wears disguise to go out to dinner, report says

The Hollywood mogul is in Arizona getting unspecified treatment.

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stands in the bench area during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the New York Jets in Santa Clara, Calif. Kaepernick told CBS he?ll stand during the national anthem if given chance to play football in NFL again. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

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Advice: I made Kaepernick my Facebook profile pic, and got trolled

When I posted the quarterback?s photo, I got nasty comments. Do I block these friends?


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//[1].jpg He put BSO on the map ? then landed in a world of trouble

One hundred years ago, one of the world?s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston?s famed orchestra.

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// A frenzied, misguided response to the New York terror attack

This is the way authoritarians and fascists talk.

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// Dear Jeff Bezos: Come and help us build a better Boston together

An open letter to the owner of Amazon, proposing a true partnership that rewrites the relationship between a city and the big companies that call it home.


// Can you design a home to foster good health? These students are trying

New interior design programs train students to use lighting, acoustics, and fabric to help people with medical conditions.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.

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