Somerville Hospital apologizes after death of woman outside

The parent company of Somerville Hospital apologized days after a Globe Magazine article about Laura Levis, who was suffering from an asthma attack but couldn?t get into the facility. She later died.

Globe Magazine

// Help was a few feet away. Why didn?t they save her?

My wife, Laura Levis, did everything she could to save herself when the asthma attack began. She went to Somerville Hospital and called 911, too. How could she have been left to die just outside the emergency room?

Poll workers scan, qualify and count absentee ballots at the Dona Ana County Bureau of elections warehouse Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, inLas Cruces, N.M. Two key New Mexico counties are still counting ballots in a closely watched U.S. House race in southern New Mexico. New Mexico Secretary of State spokesman Alex Curtas said Wednesday that Dona Ana County still needs to count around 4,000 absentee ballots and submit 4,000 other votes. (Josh Bachman/The Las Cruces Sun News via AP)

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For Democrats, pragmatism generally carried the day

Democratic stategists were poring through election data as they tried to glean lessons from the results, with an eye on the next round of voting in two years.

As President Donald Trump watches, a White House aide takes the microphone from CNN's Jim Acosta, during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

CNN?s Jim Acosta is denied access to White House after tense exchange with Trump

After Jim Acosta questioned President Trump during a Wednesday afternoon press conference, the CNN reporter said he was barred from the White House.

Ground Game

// Election shows that political realignment continues

Many of the results were complicated. But there were clues on where we stand in American politics after two years of President Trump.


// 9 political lessons from the 2018 election

Throughout the 2018 campaign season, and in the results, some lessons emerged that voters ? and politicians ? would be wise to notice.

The car that crashed into the entrance of the state  Division of Motor Vehicles in Concord, N.H.

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Car crashes into DMV office in Concord, N.H.

A silver-colored sedan caused extensive damages to the building?s facade and awning, but there were no injuries.

Uber driver ordered held on $10,000 bail after charged in rape of woman in Dorchester

The driver hired to take the woman home from downtown Boston on her birthday allegedly raped her in the back seat of his car.

// HUD Secretary Carson tours veterans center in Boston

Ben Carson said the Department of Housing and Urban Development is combating veteran homelessness, and he pointed to the center as a nationwide model.

Former Vermont lawmaker Kiah Morris (bottom) and Election Night winners (top, left to right) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Jahana Hayes Ilhan Omar, and Sharice Davids.

Associated Press Photos; Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Jeneé Osterheldt

Election Day results bring a change of political season

It?s becoming clear that America is ready to fight the racism that caused the resignation of Kiah Morris, Vermont?s only black woman lawmaker.

// Trump pushes out Jeff Sessions as attorney general

The attorney general had endured more than a year of stinging and personal criticism from President Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 18, 2017 US Attorney General Jeff Sessions arrives to testify as as Matthew G. Whitaker (R), Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions smiles during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. - US attorney general Jeff Sessions said he is resigning at Trump's request on November 7, 2018. Matthew G. Whitaker will be the new Acting Attorney General. (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

The new acting AG wrote a CNN op-ed saying the Mueller probe should be curtailed

In the 2017 op-ed, Matthew Whitaker wrote that special counsel Robert Mueller?s Russia investigation should not extend to the finances of President Trump and his family.

Papa Gino?s on Needham Street in Newton is among those that were closed this week.

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A food critic eats at Papa Gino?s for the first time

Papa Gino?s has filed for Chapter 11, closed dozens of shops, and laid off more than 1,000 people. Globe food critic Devra First wants to figure something out: How is the food? Is this a loss?

// Marijuana sales likely days away after regulators OK labs

State marijuana regulators issued ?commence full operations? notices to labs in Salem and Framingham.

// How Election Day changed marijuana policy across the country

Voters in several states ? including Massachusetts ? voiced their opinions Tuesday on marijuana ballot initiatives, ranging from legalization to potential restrictions on cannabis shops in town.


// Bill Belichick?s decision on Malcolm Butler appears prescient now

Malcolm Butler has been the worst cornerback in the NFL, statistically speaking, with the Tennessee Titans this season.


// For the Patriots, Rob Gronkowski is more of a luxury than a necessity at this point

New England is 14-1 without Gronkowski since the start of the 2016 season, including an 11-0 mark in 2016.

// New tunnel will save North Station commuters unpleasant winter walk

The tunnel goes underneath Causeway Street and will provide a direct connection to the Orange and Green Lines.

Love Letters

// She?s moved away, but hasn?t moved on

She?s pretty sure she?s better off without him. But can she make the breakup seem real?

television review

// Going live was a mixed bag, but late-night shows were the break we needed

After hours of election analysis, it was good to have some comic relief, even if a lot of it wasn?t spontaneous.

? ? ? | Movie Review

// ?A Private War? tells Marie Colvin?s story

In portraying the war correspondent, Rosamund Pike matches the look and the clothes before diving under Colvin?s skin.

Opinion & Ideas


// How the GOP stole the ?Kavanaugh effect? from the Democrats

The ?Kavanaugh effect? helped Republicans and hurt Democrats.

Special reports

// Inside our ?secret courts?

In these private hearings, who you are ? and who you know ? may be just as important as right and wrong. Read the Spotlight report.


// 2018 midterm elections

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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month, October 2018

Here?s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: fall colors, Halloween, and a World Series victory.


// Dems took the House. Here?s what it means for health and medicine

The victory puts them in a far better position to test the far-reaching health care agenda they have campaigned on for well over a year.