The Orange Line morning commute on the MBTA heading inbound.

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The next big question for the T: Who?s going to look over it?

The T?s governing board is due to expire in mid-2020, forcing officials to focus on what comes next.

This Oct. 12, 2018, aerial file photo shows devastation from Hurricane Michael over Mexico Beach, Fla.

US economy faces hit from climate change, report warns

The findings of the federal report are directly at odds with President Trump?s agenda of environmental deregulation, which he asserts will spur economic growth.

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media outside the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Nov. 20, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer

President Trump asks Supreme Court for fast appeal of transgender military ban

In what has become an increasingly common move for the Trump administration, it asked the justices to step in before lower courts have ruled.

 Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (right) posed with Azamat Tazhayakov (left) and Dias Kadyrbayev in New York. Immigration officials say Kadyrbayev has been deported to his native Kazakhstan after he was convicted of concealing evidence in the case.

Marathon bomber?s friend offered testimony about Waltham triple slaying

Newly-unsealed court documents in the case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev raise new questions about a still-unsolved 2011 triple murder in Waltham.

bruins 2, penguins 1

// Joakim Nordstrom lifts Bruins over Penguins in OT

Jaroslav Halak made 36 saves as Boston edged Pittsburgh.

celtics 114, hawks 96

// Celtics feast on Hawks to end three-game losing streak

Boston showed some encouraging signs by handing hapless Atlanta its 10th straight loss.

// Lane Johnson had more to say about ?Patriot Way? but praised Tom Brady

The Eagles lineman didn?t back down from his criticism but did say Brady is probably the best that has ever played.

// New York state?s lawsuit against Trump Foundation can proceed, judge rules

It was the second time this year that a New York state judge in Manhattan had decided that Trump, just because he is president, is not immune from civil court cases.

Romaine lettuce before it was harvested on a farm in Salinas, Calif., in October.

Farmer worries CDC has gone too far with its lettuce warning

A local lettuce grower voiced concern Friday over the nationwide ban on romaine lettuce, claiming the ban hurts farmers like him who grow their produce indoors.

// 8-alarm fire rages at Pepperell junkyard

Scores of firefighters from more than a dozen communities battled the blaze at a Pepperell junkyard Friday afternoon, officials said.


Outer beauty, inner strength

Fashion show boosts self-esteem for women who are overcoming hardship.

Captain Brad White deployed an ocean-friendly urn into the water off the coast of Scituate. White founded New England Burials at Sea 12 years ago and has performed hundreds of burials at sea since his company's inception.

Jamie Cotten

Mourners consider new ways to scatter a loved one?s remains

The cremation trend has spawned new and creative ways to scatter ashes, from rocket-like devices to ocean cruises.

Is there really a way to cure yourself of last night?s last-round cocktail? According to experts, unless you have a time machine, the answer is no.

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If you unintentionally drink too much this holiday season, here are some hangover helpers

The best way to cure a hangover is to avoid it entirely. But if you did have one too many during your big night out, here?s some expert advice that might help you feel better sooner.

Brookline police recently shared on social media this photo of a bike parked illegally in front of Town Hall.


Stolen bike in Brookline? Not so fast...

People fight over cake in Peabody, mascots are toppled at Bridgewater State, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Shatter has had the ?impurities? of the wax removed, and has a hard, glassy texture that can ?shatter.?

Marijuana menus, explained

You skimmed the online menus of marijuana products available at the state?s first two recreational shops, and you?re eager to find out what all the hype is about. Check out this breakdown of some of the products offered at these two adult-use shops.

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// Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, and the double standard of success

In Boston this weekend for her book tour, Michelle Obama is entering a superstar status reserved for the likes of Beyoncé. And some people can?t get over it.

// Merrimack Valley businesses affected by gas fires look for salvation in holiday shoppers

Small Business Saturday promotions are being held in Lawrence, North Andover, and Andover, where the gas fires and explosions in September dealt merchants with a tough blow.

A colorful array of items for sale at the Flying Tiger store.

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Christopher Muther

When shopping becomes a treasure hunt

In a retail world where you can buy almost anything with a click, the future of brick and mortar shops may be about discovery -- finding things you never knew you needed.

Boston Cardinal Sean P. O?Malley

O?Malley left out of group planning child abuse prevention summit

Pope Francis chose four committee members to organize the February meeting at the Vatican, and some observers debated the reason for Cardinal Sean O?Malley?s absence.

John L. Allen Jr. | Analysis

// How should we read the pope?s snub of O?Malley to plan Vatican abuse summit?

Does the omission signal a loss of favor with Francis, or a shift in direction in terms of the antiabuse effort in the Church?

Parents tell Globe Santa of the strength of their children in difficult times

In times of turmoil parents often are in awe of the resilience of their children. Families seeking help from Globe Santa often mention how strong their young ones are in the face of adversity.

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// 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?


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Aerial photos show devastation from Calif. wildfires

At least 79 people have lost their lives in California?s deadliest wildfire.