New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Patriots are in a battle in Chicago

The Patriots have lost both of their earlier road games this season and are facing a strong Bears defense.

// Sony Michel leaves game vs. Bears with knee injury, return is questionable

The Patriots running back was taken into the locker room for further evaluation

The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Game 7 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Dodgers won 5-1 to win the series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Here’s what you should know about the Dodgers

The NL West champions have one of the most explosive offenses in baseball, hitting more home runs than any team but the Yankees.

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// Boston has the blueprint for pro sports success, and the good times are rolling

Homegrown veterans, rising stars, and leaders with uncanny vision and work ethics are common threads among Boston’s teams.

Fort Myers, FL 2/22/2018: New Red Sox hitting coach Tim Hyers is pictured in the dugout before a Spring Training game. ()

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‘He is the man.’ Tim Hyers is smack in the middle of the Red Sox-Dodgers series

The Red Sox’ hitting coach spent 2016-17 with the Dodgers, and has played a major role in developing both teams’ powerful lineups.

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Ticks have been killing many moose calves in New England in recent years

Moose calves are dying at unprecedented levels in New England, mostly because of the hordes of winter ticks — as many as 90,000 on one animal.


TV’s 10 most moving moments

Forget the manipulations of “This Is Us” — here are some TV moments that managed to wring honest tears.

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Could Maine’s new ranked-choice voting change American elections?

The state will be the first to use a ballot that lets voters rank their preferences.

A patron of Rebel Rebel with a glass of wine at the bar.

Quick Bite

At Rebel Rebel, you can mingle with wine professionals, or just drink like one

Somerville bar Rebel Rebel is a celebration of natural wine.

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Amy Schumer supports Colin Kaepernick, sits out Super Bowl ads

Don’t look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl LIII commercials this time around.

Mitski onstage during her sold-out concert Saturday at the House of Blues.

Music Review

Mitski rocks with a cool detachment

On Saturday at the House of Blues, her understated delivery only amplified the content of her indie-pop offerings.

Brahms am Flugel by Willy von Beckerath.

Connections | Magazine

Within my family, a bit of a battle over Brahms

A framed print of the composer had watched over generations of my piano-playing family. Would he ever come home with me?

Toto at the 1983 Grammy Awards (from left): Jeff Porcaro, Steve Porcaro, Michael Porcaro, Dave Paich, Dave Herngate, Bobby Kimball and Steve Lukather.

Toto’s ‘Africa’: The mother of all memes is waiting there for you

The ubiquitous tune isn’t just a durable oldie — it’s staring back at us from every corner of popular culture.

Unhealthy Divide

Affordable mental health care — it’s nearly nonexistent

Jessica Kirk has tried for years to find consistent, affordable treatment for her daughter, Georgia, who has bipolar disorder.

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Treatment has become, in large measure, a private-pay business that operates outside the insurance system.

//[1].jpg On the road again: Beacon Hill lawmakers take travel seriously

Members of the Massachusetts House and Senate have racked up about 3,000 traveling days since January 2013, a Globe review found.

// A map of foreign trips that state lawmakers have taken

Here’s a look at 50 trips abroad taken by state legislators since Jan. 1, 2013.

// Boston area is expected to see near-freezing temperatures tonight

It’s been the coldest weekend this fall for many Massachusetts areas — with a few flakes of snow in some places — and it’s going to get colder overnight.

// Trump plans to pull out of nuclear weapons pact with Russia

President Trump said he plans to pull out of a major arms control treaty with Russia, claiming the Kremlin breached the accord on intermediate-range nuclear weapons.

// Boston wins climate challenge award from Bloomberg Philanthropies

Boston is among a group of US cities that will receive technical support and resources to help reduce carbon emissions.

// Elizabeth Warren tries to reconnect with Okla. roots

Warren’s recent trip back to Norman, Okla., was intended to remind folks that the former Betsy Herring was one of them.

Dean Kaplan and Sarah Heintz chatted in the apartment they share in Cambridge.

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Empty-nester + young adult = perfect roommates?

A new website connects young people and empty-nesters in hopes of giving benefits to all.

// Congressional leaders reject Saudi’s story on journalist’s death

Republican Senator Bob Corker and other Congressional leaders said they don’t believe the explanation from Saudi Arabia that a fistfight led to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Thomas Shannon Daniels worked as principal of Swampscott’s Stanley Elementary School from 2012 to 2018. Daniels was put on paid administrative leave after coming out as transgender earlier this year.

Genderfluid educator will move to classroom role in Swampscott

Former principal Thomas Shannon Daniels was placed on administrative leave after coming out as transgender, and the district later announced it would not renew Daniels’ contract.

// Migrant caravan swells to 5,000, resumes advance toward US

They marched on through Mexico like a ragtag army of the poor, shouting triumphantly slogans like ‘‘Si se pudo!’’ or ‘‘Yes, we could!’’

// Come see Globe Live

After two sold-out seasons, Globe Live — a live storytelling show featuring the Globe’s top journalists — returns to the Emerson Paramount Center Nov. 3 & 4.

Opinion & Ideas


// Let Boston try e-bikes and scooters

Yes, motorized bikes and scooters need to be regulated, but not to the point of discouraging their use.

Real Estate

US home sales fell in September to slowest pace in 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales fell for the sixth straight month in September, a sign that housing has increasingly become a weak spot for the economy. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that sales declined 3.

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// Talking Points AM

We’ve started an early-morning version of our popular afternoon Talking Points business newsletter. Try it out here.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month, September 2018

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: gas explosions in Lawrence, 9/11 remembrance ceremonies, and primary elections.


// With genome sequencing, some sick infants get a shot at healthy lives

When babies become very ill, it can be difficult to know why. Answers can be hiding in their genes.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// 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.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


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//$medium-9070.jpg Are we ignoring — or outright banning — an easy affordable-housing fix?

Mobile homes may be the least expensive and most effective means of addressing the region’s housing shortage.

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// Seattle’s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she’s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.