Bannon riles up Moore?s backers, and pokes at Mitt Romney

Steve Bannon spoke Tuesday in Fairhope, Ala., during a rally for US Senate candidate Roy Moore.

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Romney earned a draft deferment because of his religion, the former White House adviser said Tuesday in Fairhope, Ala.

The Trump era

// H-1B visa program for tech workers slows under Trump

Officials have markedly increased the number of challenges to special worker visas, forcing some companies and academic institutions to wait months to fill jobs.

// Middle East leaders alarmed by US move on Jerusalem

President Trump told leaders in the region that he plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a symbolically fraught move.

// One advantage Comey has over Trump in the Michael Flynn dispute

It?s President Trump?s word against James Comey?s word, but Comey?s key advantage is that he took notes.

Opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

// Feinstein may be provoking a constitutional conflict

The senator doesn?t seem to understand that Trump can?t be charged with a crime for merely exercising his authority under Article 2.

Hillary Clinton spoke during Tuesday?s fund-raising gala for the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston.

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Hillary Clinton speaks at Big Sister Boston gala

Citing her mother?s rough upbringing, the former presidential candidate espoused kindness.

// Prosecutor: Guards accused in Bridgewater death flouted rules

A Plymouth judge heard opening arguments and viewed video evidence in the extraordinary trial, which got underway Tuesday.

// Racist graffiti found in Needham High bathrooms

The school?s principal said the graffiti was ?unacceptable? and has ?no place in Needham High School.?

Senator Stanley C. Rosenberg has been praised by colleagues for his ?shared leadership? model of governance. Above: Rosenberg spoke Friday.

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Once you step down, can you step back up?

It?s a question for Stan Rosenberg, who has stepped aside temporarily during an ethics probe into his husband?s actions.

// Harvard ?final? clubs threaten legal action because of restrictions

The fate of the all-male social clubs, which count US presidents and powerbrokers among their alumni, has sparked fierce debate at the school.

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Misty Blue, a fishing vessel out of New Bedford, sank 10 miles off the coast of Nantucket Monday evening.

Jim Dills

For wife of a missing fisherman, it was an anxious vigil

Tammy Roberts was on edge all day Tuesday as that search progressed.

Ed Spaulding of Middleborough packed a box for Globe Santa at Premier Distribution Services in Lakeville.

Globe Santa

Teen seeks Christmas help for his half siblings

The college freshman wants the younger kids to ?have something special to look forward to.?

// Boston College 2-sport star headlines The Globies 2017

Kenzie Kent joined Tom Brady and Chris Sale as double-winners at the annual sports awards program.

Foxborough, MA: October1, , 2017: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady does his usual pre game scream towards the fans in the south end zone as he comes out for pre game warmups. The New England Patriots hosted the Carolina Panthers in an NFL regular season football game at Gillette Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).


Tom Brady?s sideline outburst: Bad behavior or strong leadership?

The QB?s clash with his offensive coordinator can be the kind of thing that gets some players in trouble.

// Former Patriots coach Ron Meyer dies at 76

Meyer, who might be best remembered for his role in the so-called snowplow game, was 18-15 as Patriots coach from 1982-84.

// Moulton wants Franken out, rips Pelosi for response to Conyers accusers

The Salem Democrat made the comments Tuesday on ?Meet The Press Daily.?

FILE - In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Harvey Weinstein attends the

Harvey Weinstein used many tactics, and people, to deflect attention

Before claims of his abuse of women were exposed, the disgraced producer pulled on all the levers of his carefully constructed apparatus.

James Levine, former music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducting the BSO on opening night at Tanglewood in July 2006.

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BSO reviews harassment policies in wake of James Levine allegations

The orchestra reiterated Tuesday that it had fully vetted Levine before he became music director in 2004.

// Boston arts groups team up for sprawling look at art, technology

Twelve organizations will get together in February for a rare cross-institutional collaboration that includes painting, film, and Web-based art, among others.

// A Tufts professor ?broke Twitter? with this thread about Trump?s staff treating him like a toddler

?It just became a way to remind people that he wasn?t going to grow up,? said Daniel Drezner.

At a local biotech, workers are tested to understand patients? diet experience

Akcea Therapeutics wants staffers to get a taste of life with a super-rare metabolic disorder ? an actual taste.

// As a second Smoke Shop opens, we can crown Andy Husbands our meat maven

It?s opening night at the Seaport?s Smoke Shop barbecue joint, and Husbands walks us through the finer points of carving.

Dave Epstein

// Does a cold weekend mean a snowy weekend?

We?ll need to be on edge for the white stuff, but no one knows the answer ? yet.

// Cabinet official again commits to national monument in Maine

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke reiterated his support for a decision that keeps intact the boundaries of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

// Suffolk Downs developer seeks environmental review waiver

HYM Investment Group wants to move at Amazon speed, even if that means skipping some of the red tape.

// 351 cities and towns. 351 notes. One ukulele love song to Massachusetts

Noah Wisch, a lanky Emerson College senior, filmed himself playing one note on his ukulele across the entire state and turned it into a video.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Bob Ryan joins guest host Joe Sullivan to talk about Rob Gronkowski?s suspension and an NBA player?s perplexing last name.

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// The Republicans? era of irrationality

Republicans are wishing away the best available analyses of their tax proposal in favor of magical thinking.


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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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Holiday Arts Preview

// The best of the arts this upcoming holiday season

?Tis the season for music, shows, and productions of all kinds, just in time for the holidays.


// Pregnant women who need medications face risky guessing game

Congress last year created an NIH task force to study why pregnant women can?t get reliable answers on medication use.


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