Gunman shoots at least 11 at bar in Calif., police say

In this image made from aerial video, police vehicles blocked an intersection near the reported shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

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Authorities said the suspect is dead inside the Southern California bar, which was crowded with hundreds of people on ?college night.?

// 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.

// 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.

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.

// These Mass. women made waves on Election Night

Women dominated the midterm elections, with a record number of them running, and a sizable share of them winning.

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.

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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.

// 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.

// 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.

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.

// 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?

Governor Charlie Baker during a light moment Wednesday evening after Mayor Daniel Rivera of Lawrence (not pictured) made a joke at his own expense as they spoke to reporters outside the headquarters of Columbia Gas in Lawrence.

Fresh off a massive victory, Baker is awash in political capital. So how does he use it?

With voters sending Governor Charlie Baker back to Beacon Hill with an unofficial 34-point victory, he?ll have oodles of political capital. How exactly will he spend it?

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Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

For pollsters, it was a pretty good Tuesday

Having failed to foresee Donald Trump?s victory in 2016, polling firms changed how they survey US voters, and those changes seem to have paid off.

// Trump got into it with reporters today, calling one ?a rude, terrible person?

President Trump had particularly nasty words for CNN?s Jim Acosta, and told a black reporter that the question she asked him was ?racist.?

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.

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.

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?


// 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.

? ? ? | 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.


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Big turnout could be in store in Mass. on Election Day

Close to 600,000 voters took advantage of early voting in Massachusetts ahead of Tuesday, an impressive turnout that could signal heavy interest in this year?s elections, said Secretary of State William Galvin.

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.