President Trump?s response on Al Franken draws fire

President Trump weighed in Thursday evening with two tweets disparaging Senator Al Franken for his boorish behavior.

// Warren blasts tax bill but is uncertain it can be stopped

?This is fundamentally wrong,? the Massachusetts Democrat said.

// Al Franken apologizes to woman who says he kissed, groped her

In a guest appearance Friday on ABC?s ??The View,?? Leeann Tweeden read a letter she received from the Democratic lawmaker.

Why the grammar in the Ohio candidate?s post is so wrong

Bill O?Neill earned swift criticism for his crude bragging ? but he made it even worse with grammatical mistakes.

// Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas apologizes for saying women should ?dress modestly?

Her tweet was in response to teammate Aly Raisman, who on Friday morning called for the end of shaming female victims for their clothing choices.

Martha?s Vinyeard Regional High School football coach, Ryan Kent (3rd from left) is photographed with players, Sam Rollins, 18, Cooper Bennett, 17, and Zachary Moreis, 17, all of Edgartown, MA, on the football field after their season was cancelled prematurely due to not having enough uninjured players. ?We?re all mourning the loss of a season that ended too soon,? says coach Kent. ( Julia Cumes for The Boston Globe )

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Rivalry football game between Martha?s Vineyard, Nantucket canceled

For only the second time, Martha?s Vineyard and Nantucket will not renew their traditional rivalry Saturday to play for the prized Island Cup.

// Jared Kushner is accused of withholding information

President Trump?s son-in-law received and forwarded emails about a ??Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite?? during last year?s campaign.

// Montana congressman misled authorities on reporter?s assault

Rep. Greg Gianforte, a Republican, told an officer in the aftermath of the attack that Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs had grabbed him by the wrist and pulled both of them to the floor.

// For now, Trump to keep ban on importing elephant trophies

The US Fish and Wildlife Service had signaled its intention to end the 2014 ban, citing Zimbabwe?s conservation efforts.

Longtime Back Bay resident becomes first US woman to summit dangerous K2

Fewer than 400 people have summitted the peak of ?Savage Mountain? and roughly 85 have died. On her third try, Vanessa O?Brien became the first American woman to reach the top.

// Massport paves way for new Seaport hotel and apartment complex

The planned complex, which is across the street from the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, will include 304 apartment units and a 294-room hotel.

// Police fire shot at car that struck officer in Roxbury

The suspect was not struck by the bullet, and the police officer suffered minor injuries.

Software engineers work in the Wayfair Lab.

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Wayfair needs a home for the 10,000 workers it plans to hire

The Internet retailer is on a massive hunt for office space, an expansion that could make it one of the city?s largest business tenants.


// What are the odds? Guessing when Celtics? streak will end

A Las Vegas oddsmaker said Boston will be favored in its next 10 games ? and possibly 32 of its next 33.

// Celtics? game plan is to break down barriers among students

Coach Brad Stevens and several players, including Al Horford, Marcus Smart, and Abdel Nader, will meet for workshops with 60 students, 30 each from Lawrence and neighboring North Andover.


// Lunenburg female golfer Emily receives achievement award in boys? tournament

The Lunenburg High junior golfer recorded the lowest score at the Division 3 Central tournament last month, but she did not receive trophy because she was a girl.

// BU says geology professor sexually harassed grad student in Antarctica

Boston University plans to fire a well-known geology professor after a 13-month investigation found that he sexually harassed a graduate student while on a field expedition in Antarctica.

// School principal targeted in Blackstone car bombing

The bomb detonated Thursday night in what authorities said was a targeted attack on Bellingham High School principal Lucas Giguere.

Alli Bibaud (left) stood with her attorney while pleading guilty to drunken driving charges in Framingham District Court.

Woman at center of State Police scandal pleads guilty to drunken driving charge

The woman whose altered arrest report led to the resignation of two top State Police commanders is expected to enter a residential treatment center in N.H.

Newton, MA., 11/06/17, Siva Koumar, owner of Walnut Grille, holds his vegan Thanksgiving meal. Siva Koumar, who is from India, opened the Walnut Grille, a vegan and vegetarian restaurant, in Newton Highlands five years ago; he also began a family tradition back then, a vegan Thanksgiving for family and friends, held at his home. This year, he'll be preparing a vegan Thanksgiving meal at his restaurant the day before the holiday and repeating the drill the next day at home. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)

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The many flavors of Turkey Day

From vegan to food from around the world, tables will be filled with the spice of life this Thanksgiving.


// Now in Boston: Dunkin? without the Donuts

Look, nobody around here calls it Dunkin?. And if anybody should know that, it?s Dunks.

// MBTA names winning bidder for Green Line extension project

The MBTA?s Green Line extension is getting new life after the T named the winning bidder for the long-planned and long-delayed project.

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// Trouble on the tracks

Rarely has a railroad spur garnered so much attention.

// Sarah Silverman on Louis C.K.: ?Can you love someone who did bad things??

Silverman compared the torrent of accusations of sexual abuse coming to light to ??cutting out tumors.??

Dinner with Cupid

// Blind date: ?I knew I was going to get teased for [the] crayons?

Will being caught with crayons at the restaurant be a mark against him?


// The death of The Sexiest Man Alive

Not now, we have a headache.


// Turns out, Matthew Broderick isn?t too old to play Ralphie Parker

The actor will narrate Fox?s ?A Christmas Story Live!? as a grown-up Ralphie in this adaptation of Jean Shepherd?s classic holiday tale.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Chris Gasper welcomes Celtics reporter Jay King to analyze the Celtics? 92-88 triumph over the Warriors.

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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.


// A new role for first responders: providing in-home health care

With mobile integrated health, instead of transporting patients to the hospital, EMTs respond to their needs in their own home.


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Ask the Gardener: How to care for dahlias over the winter

Award-winning garden writer Carol Stocker tells you what to do in the garden this week, how to store dahlias, and how to protect your trees this winter from hungry critters.