Scott Brown?s pay is $155,000 per year. The benefits are priceless

Ambassador Scott Brown shared a traditional M?ori greeting with M?ori elder Mike Paki before the Rangitikei College awards ceremony earlier this month.

Jeremy Lurgio

Of the ripples from Donald Trump?s 2016 splash, Brown?s ascension to US ambassador ranks among the most unlikely. And, for the former US senator, the most fortunate.

// FBI report on black ?extremists? raises new monitoring fears

An FBI report on the rise of black ?extremists? is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement.

// Trump Tower meeting in 2016 draws more scrutiny

Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier.

// Rallies and protests on Boston Common, but no violence

The turnout was far smaller than the event in August. This time, about a hundred ralliers were on Boston Common and several hundred counterprotesters came out. Police kept the groups separated.

Organizer Mark Sahady (center) led people through the Boston Common as they arrived for the Resist Marxism rally on Saturday.

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Photos: Saturday?s demonstrations on Boston Common

The Common was home to a ?Resist Marxism? rally Saturday, as well as a counter-demonstration.

High winds and rain are expected as front moves in

Wind advisories will be in effect Saturday evening and into Monday, with rain forecast in the Boston area Saturday night. Rain also is expected Wednesday.

// Progressive pastors call on Roy Moore to quit Senate race

The pastors said the conservative judge is unfit to serve, days after religious conservatives expressed their commitment to Moore.

// Brookline attorney files complaint urging Roy Moore?s law license be revoked

Lawyers in Alabama may be too intimidated to file a complaint against a powerful politician, said J. Whitfield Larrabee, so he decided to step up.

// Zimbabweans say Mugabe must quit now, but more talks planned

Still clinging to his now-powerless post, Zimbabwe?s president was scheduled on Sunday to discuss his expected exit.

11/03/2015 DORCHESTER, MA Annissa Essaibi-George celebrates during a party at her home in Dorchester. Essaibi-George was just elected to the Boston City Council (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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After city election, there?s a new race for the council presidency

Although it feels like Boston has moved past election season, there?s an important position yet to be filled on the City Council.

Holyoke man charged with 17 counts of animal cruelty

Julio Rivera, 49, was arrested Friday after police found 17 dogs, one of whom was dead, in a Holyoke apartment, police said.

Teams continue to pass on former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.



It?s time for an NFL team to sign Colin Kaepernick

Kaepernick?s NFL exile is both conspicuous and suspicious, given the paucity of competent passers.


// In Mexico City, passion for the NFL is undeniable ? and growing

Playing in Mexico City fulfills a short-term goal for the NFL to give back to its die-hard fans in Mexico.


// Are big-money managers being minimized?

This offseason has shown a trend of teams hiring first-time managers who earn less than their more experienced counterparts.

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

// It?s a good bet legalized gambling is coming to our sports leagues

If the betting experience follows the model in England . . . the betting will expand far beyond the arena.

// AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dies at 64

Mr. Young was the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the legendary Australian band.


// So far, a lighter workload has not made Tuukka Rask a better goalie

The former Vezina winner is not performing like a $7 million puckstopper.


// The Game is all Yale

Harvard failed to score a TD for the second straight game in finishing the season at 5-5.


Born in Boston, buried in a ?foreign devil? graveyard in China

When New England was America?s gateway to China, Massachusetts left its mark on distant shores.

Holiday arts preview

The best of the arts this upcoming holiday season

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

Top Places to Work

Secrets of success from the Top Places to Work all-stars

Tips on how to keep employees happy, from the 10 companies that have made the list all 10 years.

Top Places to Work

// How to get different generations to work together effectively

With employees ranging from senior citizens to new college graduates, companies are using many techniques to bring them together.

// 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.

// 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.

Shannon Otto, whose nursing license was briefly suspended after falling behind on her student loan payments, at her home in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 23, 2017. Tennessee is one of the 20 states that can suspend people?s professional or driver?s licenses if they fall behind on loan payments, according to records obtained by The New York Times. ?I absolutely loved my job, and it seems unbelievable that I can?t do it anymore,? Otto said. (Kyle Dean Reinford/The New York Times)

Unpaid student debt can threaten the jobs people use to pay for it

In 19 states, government agencies can seize state-issued professional licenses from residents who default on educational debts.

FILE - This 1954 file photo shows Father Solanus Casey, a member of the Capuchin Franciscan Order of St. Joseph. The Detroit priest, who is credited with helping cure a woman with a skin disease, is being beatified by the Roman Catholic Church, a major step toward sainthood. More than 60,000 people are expected Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 at a Mass at Ford Field. (Detroit News via AP)

Detroit priest becomes second US man to be beatified

Decades after his death, Solanus Casey is on a path to sainthood, celebrated as a man who brought people to God.

// 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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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.

Opinion & Ideas


// Texting and walking is annoying. But legislation definitely won?t fix that

Bold ideas are needed to get pedestrians to put down their phones.

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The Amazon bid

newsroom commentary

// 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.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.

Real Estate

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.

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