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No negligence. No malpractice. Justina Pelletier's family loses their civil suit against Boston Children's Hospital -- A Suffolk County jury on Thursday found that Boston Children's Hospital did not commit medical malpractice in its treatment of Justina Pelletier, a Connecticut teenager who spent nearly a year in its child psychiatric ward after doctors told state authorities they suspected her parents of medical child abuse.

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Braintree's Barnes & Noble is closing Saturday, but not for the reason you might think -- The bookstore chain says it wasn't willing to sign a more expensive lease, but hopes to find a new location nearby.

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Trump fires back at Brad Pitt, 'Parasite' at Colorado rally

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Larry Edelman - What, Fidelity worry? These are tenuous times for financial companies. Falling prices and persistently low interest rates are squeezing profits on many of the products and services they offer, from managing funds and other investment assets to credit cards and merger advice.

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The Mass. hands-free driving law goes into effect Sunday. Here's what you can and cannot do -- The new Massachusetts hands-free driving law goes into effect this Sunday. Here's what you definitely can't do anymore — and a look at what you can.

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If you prefer a friendly chat to Snapchat, this pub is for you

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There's been no winter this winter -- With little more than a week left in February and two weeks before Daylight Savings Time begins, the winter of 2019-2020 in Boston looks destined to go down in the books as unusually warm and fairly snow-free.

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The Great Divide -- Cambridge high school struggles with equal access to AP classes -- A Boston Globe analysis found that when it comes to Advanced Placement test taking, Black students are more underrepresented in Cambridge than in any of the 13 other towns and cities bordering Boston.

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Read more from The Great Divide: Race, class, and opportunity in our schools

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Warren says she has no choice but to accept super PAC help after group forms to boost her in Nevada

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NEWS ANALYSIS -- Bloomberg bombs first debate test, raising questions about his viability -- His first appearance onstage with his rivals was seen by many as stiff, at times stumbling, and generally underwhelming.

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Bloomberg edits debate video for Twitter

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Ask the Globe -- What issues do you want to know more about after last night's debate? -- Following the debate, we're wondering what issues you want to better understand.

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Alex Beam -- In the Democratic primary, my dog is voting for . . .

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Scot Lehigh -- Joe Kennedy's muddled message

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Joan Vennochi -- The double standard for old sexist Democrats

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THE EDITORIAL BOARD ENDORSES -- Mark your calendars: The Editorial Board is endorsing

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A protest playlist for these times - Here are 10 songs from artists who are speaking directly about America — and in some cases, directly to the president.

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Perspective | Magazine - Parents' obsession with raising happy kids is a big problem - Too much focus on our children's moment-to-moment well-being can actually make them less content. There's a better way.

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MOVIES - 'The Invisible Man' is back — and he's out to get Elisabeth Moss - Writer-director Leigh Whannell discusses his stripped-down, standalone thriller, reportedly made for an uncommonly tight $7 million.

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Malden police arrest second suspect wanted for Lamborghini car theft

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Lynn man indicted for string of robberies across six communities

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Crash in Roslindale causes life-threatening injuries

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What do you wonder about Boston or Massachusetts? We want to hear your questions - We're asking readers to be involved as the Globe considers which stories to investigate. You pose a question that matters to you. We probe for an answer.

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David Ortiz chalks up Mookie Betts trade to the 'business side' of baseball -- Ortiz also said that he thinks commissioner Rob Manfred is getting too much blowback, and he called Mike Fiers a snitch.

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Miss Conduct - Advice: I give people gifts and they take it the wrong way - She gives trinkets to friends around the holidays. Some people think she wants something in return.

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CHRISTOPHER MUTHER | TRAVEL - It's time to get rid of reclining seats in economy - There is only one way to solve this problem: Take away our ability to do it.

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Blast from the past: Rhode Island seeks to collect $29 million from old traffic fines - Starting this month, the state's new collection agency is working to reduce the backlog of some 88,000 fines, from speeding to overweight trucks, that have gone unpaid for 20 years.

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It's Superintendent Harrison Peters' first day of school in Providence

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Accusation of racist comment stirs emotions between Black Rhode Island lawmakers

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In Newton, Super Tuesday voters will decide Northland's fate - Backers praise the mixed-use project for adding housing and commercial opportunities. Critics say it is too large and will unleash more traffic.

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Northland critics file new campaign finance complaint against Newton mayor

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Newton referendum could have broader implications on development

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What we learned from each of the battleground states we visited ahead of the 2020 election -- Who will win in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin next year? The Globe's D.C. bureau spent time reporting in these crucial battleground states. This is what they found.

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Trump's evangelical support mystifies his critics, but in Wisconsin, it looks stronger than ever -- The president's personal behavior and some of his core political beliefs, including his hostility toward refugees, seem at odds with the major tenets of Christianity. But Trump's bond with evangelicals has proven to be remarkably resilient.

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Trump promised Wisconsin's farmers his trade wars would pay off. They're still waiting

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A Pennsylvania roofer loved Bill Clinton and voted for Obama. Here's how Trump lured him from the Democrats

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Spotlight Investigative Journalism Fellowship -- The danger in our salad bowls -- Leafy green vegetables have become the leading cause of E. coli poisoning. And the federal government still lacks the means, and maybe the will, to take it on.

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Education -- The Great Divide -- A new Globe initiative exploring the deep inequalities in our public education system, examining both the challenges and possible solutions to creating equal opportunity for all students.

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Seeing Red: A Globe Spotlight report on Boston's crippling traffic - We endure some of the nation's worst rush hour traffic. Our aging transit system is maddeningly unreliable. It is a crisis — a very slow moving crisis — that puts our region's economic prosperity at risk. Who is to blame? Can anything be done? The Globe Spotlight Team investigates.

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At the edge of a warming world -- On Cape Cod, climate change is already terrifyingly real -- Come with us as we explore the Cape to better understand what climate change is doing here, what it means for the future of this beloved place, and what the cost of inaction might be.

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EDITORIAL -- Active shooter drills in classrooms do more harm than good

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OPINION | Andrew Bacevich -- Pompeo's nostalgic, fraudulent promotion of 'the West'

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IDEAS | CRAIG FEHRMAN -- All hail the campaign book

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Photos: At spring training in Florida, Red Sox prepare for the 2020 baseball season

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At 15, D'Angelo Ortiz is already showing some pop in his bat — just like his famous father

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Thousands of crows have descended on Lawrence, and nobody knows why

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I spent the night at South Street Diner, Boston's only 24/7 sit-down spot

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to give commencement speech at Smith College

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Lottery like no other offers a cutting-edge medicine — with lives on the line

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In race to develop coronavirus treatment, Regeneron sees an inside track

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Experts envision two scenarios if the new coronavirus isn't contained

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Brain 'hot spot' may explain why African-Americans feel greater pain

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BCL GIRLS' BASKETBALL FINAL | FENWAY 49, NEW MISSION 40 -- Fenway girls win third straight Boston City League basketball championship -- The Panthers received a game-high 17 points from junior Omariah Ashley to hold off New Mission.

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BCL BOYS' BASKETBALL FINAL | TECHBOSTON 63, BOSTON LATIN ACADEMY 47 -- For TechBoston boys basketball, confidence pays off in another Boston City League title -- With seniors Alan Nunez and Shamar Browder setting the tone, TechBoston's newcomers followed suit in an impressive win against Latin Academy for a third straight BCL title.

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Golf roundup -- Rory McIlroy in rare air, takes two-shot lead in Mexico Championship

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Sports Log -- Roger Federer to miss French Open after knee surgery

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On the day after the debate, Warren and her supporters see hope

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The Parenting Issue -- How much can parents really control how their kids turn out?

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The Parenting Issue -- To raise healthy eaters, break those rules you learned as a kid

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Love Letters -- She slept with him on the first date. Big mistake?

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Cooking -- Recipes: 3 chicken stews and soups that skip searing step

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Jonathan Lucroy knew what the Astros were up to

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Seven Celtics story lines to watch as they resume after the All-Star break

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Everything you need to know about the NFL's proposed 17-game schedule and expanded playoffs

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Admiral William McRaven to deliver MIT commencement address

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16 inmates facing criminal charges linked to attack on correctional officers at Souza-Baranowski prison

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Nancy Pelosi to give commencement speech to graduates at Smith College

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Turkey probes judges who acquitted businessman, activists

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China expels 3 Wall Street Journal reporters as media relations sour

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Symbolic Aleppo flight comes as civilians suffer in Syria

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Russia backs Trump's reelection, and he fears Democrats will exploit its support

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Japan to let off last healthy cruise travelers, isolate rest

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LogMeIn cuts about 300 jobs

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LogMeIn cuts about 300 jobs

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New Hampshire's Puritan Backroom wins a James Beard Foundation award

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Watch the trailer for 'Little Fires Everywhere' miniseries, premiering in March

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My husband ignores Valentine's Day

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Police 'confused' about their role in world of legal marijuana, former BPD head Ed Davis says

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Laws require warning labels on Michigan marijuana products

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West Virginia city changes marijuana possession ordinance

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East-West rail must be part of state's future

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Getting to the heart of Bernie Sanders' health

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Drop in cancer deaths reflect failures of our society. Really

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A Brazilian steakhouse opens near the Lawn on D, and Lumiere says au revoir

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At the South End's new Yellow Door Taqueria, fusion tacos and friendly service

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Salted lemons? Cheese-wrapped bananas? Unconventional food combinations are one of life's last true private pleasures

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Here's where to feel like a kid in a candy store

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Winter games: Here's where families can have some fun

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The best and worst buys at Hudson News

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'These Fevered Days' a fresh exploration of the wild terrain of Emily Dickinson's mind

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For 'Say Nothing' author Patrick Radden Keefe, going lighter means going darker

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In 'The Watergate Girl,' a view of a national scandal through a feminine lens

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Doc Talk: From 'Paris Is Burning' to 'My First Film'

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Movie events and special screenings coming soon to Boston

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In Focus: The persistence of memory powers Patricio Guzmán's Chile trilogy

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A local helps make 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' sing

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In Amazon's pulpy 'Hunters,' Nazis get a beatdown

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Late-night talk shows: the morning-after option

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Unplugged, the Robinson brothers conjure the soul of the Black Crowes

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Jazz trumpeter Jason Palmer's disparate inspirations: stolen paintings and stolen lives

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'It's our 1963': Kamasi Washington talks jazz, experimentation, and living in the moment

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A remounted 'Fiddler on the Roof' links then and now

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In Lyric's 'The Treasurer,' a son, his aging mother, and a reckoning

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Reggie Wilson's Fist and Heel Performance Group finds inspiration in Black Shakers

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Get crafty with your holiday shopping at local fairs

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Hardiest hikers, campers don't come in from the cold

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Should Massachusetts exempt police body camera footage from state public records law?

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Larry Eisenhauer, 'fierce competitor' on Patriots' defensive line in the 1960s, dies at 79

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Bridging politics and education, Albert Sherman, 81, was a mainstay of UMass Medical School

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Her sight gone, Sarah Smith, 71, embraced a richer, fuller world

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