Firefighter is killed battling 5-alarm blaze in Worcester

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Christopher Roy was a 2 1/2-year veteran of the department and leaves an 8-year-old daughter.

Some Harvard activists say that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos?s efforts to overhaul the Title IX process are altering the landscape of sex assault investigations before they?re finalized.

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Harvard student accused of rape far from campus sues university for investigating it

Some Harvard activists say that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos?s efforts to overhaul the Title IX process are altering the landscape of sex assault investigations.

FOR FUTURE HOHLER STORY Myra and Raymond Turner, parents of pro football player Kevin Turner, visit the memorial for their son at the Kevin Turner Field, at the Stanley-Jensen Stadium, Prattville, Alabama. Turner's photograph is on the memorial. Turner's nickname was

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Was CTE a factor in ex-Patriot Kevin Turner making his nurse his wife ? and heir?

Turner died a year after marrying his nurse, who now gets his NFL pension, but his parents claim he wasn?t mentally fit to make decisions.

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// How to survive climate change: six easy steps

You can protect yourself from climate change, since your leaders won?t. Here are six ideas on how to do it.


// Legal clouds over Trump grow with new disclosures

The president hasn?t been charged with any crimes. He may never be. But he also hasn?t been cleared of wrongdoing.

// Paris cleans up after 1,200 arrested in latest riot

Tourist sites reopened, workers cleaned up broken glass, and shop owners tried to put the city on its feet again Sunday, a day after running battles between yellow-vested protesters and riot police caused widespread damage to the French capital.

Harvard lecturer completes 68 pull-ups in one minute

Adam Sandel, 32, who lectures on social studies and is also pursuing a law degree at Harvard, hopes to set a new Guinness World Record ? again ? after competing Saturday in Orlando.

// Doctors often recommend a new vaccine to prevent shingles. Good luck finding it

The debilitating viral infection afflicts about 1 million mostly older Americans annually with a blistering rash and pain that can linger for months.

// Man whose burned body found in Lynn was father of young boy, family says

Family members of a Lynn man whose burned body was found in a public park last week remembered him as a playful, affectionate man who loved his 3-year-old boy.

A recently completed luxury condo building on Washington Street in Union Square sits alongside the neighborhood's stock of older apartment buildings in Somerville.

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Somerville?s Union Square neighborhood on the verge of a massive makeover

The Somerville square is teetering on the edge of a $1.5 billion overhaul. When it?s done, the neighborhood will be more modern ? and likely more expensive.


// Celtics make history in rout of Bulls: ?We?re playing some good basketball?

The 56-point margin of victory was the largest in Celtics? history and the worst margin of defeat in Bulls? history.

Robert De Niro back as ?Robert Mueller? on ?Saturday Night Live?

Special counsel Robert Mueller paid a visit to Eric Trump during the cold open of this week?s episode of ?Saturday Night Live.?

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Patriots are looking to wrap up AFC East in Miami

The Patriots are going for their 10th straight AFC East title. But playing at Miami has been difficult for New England in recent years.


// The Patriots can clinch the AFC East today. Here are the keys to victory over the Dolphins

The Patriots won the first meeting handily but now must play the rematch on the road.


// Here are the top five toughest potential playoff opponents for the Patriots

The Patriots have parried away the NFL?s parity, rendering the regular season prologue in these parts.

// Homeless women offered medical care ? plus a haircut, facial, and even a movie

A Boston health care program is hoping to provide homeless women with medication, counseling, and medical providers ? and haircuts and facials.

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Get ready for a star show as the Geminid meteor shower appears overhead

You can see the multi-colored and bright Geminid meteor shower this week, if you can brave freezing night temperatures.

?Monolith ? The Face of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park? by Ansel Adams.

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Re-seeing Ansel Adams and his iconic photos at Boston?s Museum of Fine Arts

You seen Ansel Adams and what he saw. Now, in a sprawling exhibition at the MFA that opens Thursday, his visions ? and that of other artists ? are on display.

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This ship wants to make millennials like cruises

The Celebrity Edge promises to revolutionize how people sail, with new technology, striking design, and a Magic Carpet.


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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?


// It?s All Downhill

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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month: November 2018

Here?s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: a colorful sunrise, Christmas tree lightings, and high school sports.

Real Estate

Take a look inside Massachusetts? priciest single-family home sale so far this year

For anyone that?s ever wondered what $25 million can buy in real estate in Massachusetts, look no further than Swain?s Neck on Nantucket, which just earned itself the distinction as the highest-priced, single-family home sale of the year so far.


// Democrats are eyeing a valuable pharma asset: its patents

After a midterm election that saw voters focused on drug prices, progressives are decrying pharma?s abuses of the patent system.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Love Letters: Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and ?Wet Hot American Summer? creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

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