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This undated photo provided by the Anderson Family, shows Cachin Anderson, a New York prisoner who killed himself while in solitary confinement. Prisoner advocates say Anderson's death and others illustrate how New York's prison system fails to ensure the safety of inmates who might hurt themselves if left alone in a cell. (Courtesy of the Anderson Family via AP)

Inmate’s suicide shows need for reforms, advocates say

The final two months of Cachin Anderson’s life in New York’s prison system were filled with warnings he was a man in crisis.

An abortion opponent sang to herself outside a women’s health clinic in Jackson, Miss., in October. A federal appeals court declared Friday that Mississippi's ban on abortion at 15 weeks is unconstitutional.

Mississippi vows further appeal after loss on abortion ban

Mississippi’s outgoing governor vowed Saturday to ask the Supreme Court to uphold that state’s ban on abortion at 15 weeks, a day after a federal appeals court ruled that it was unconstitutional.

A radiologist checked mammograms in Los Angeles.

Breast cancer risk from menopause hormones may last decades

Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills, long-term results from a big federal study suggest.


This Jamaica Plain resident has a modern take on quilting

Tori Costa took up quilting decades ago, but eventually realized she didn’t have the “time or patience or space for it.” A year and a half ago, however, she picked it back up again, focusing on smaller pieces.

New Zealand volcano vents steam, death toll now at 16

As a New Zealand island volcano vented more steam and mud, authorities delayed plans to recover the bodies of victims from a deadly eruption and announced Thursday that the death toll rose after two people who had been hospitalized died.


Drunken assault severs longtime friendship

Advice from Amy Dickinson.


Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Love Letters

It’s hard to break up after so much history

We’ve talked about this and he’s always patient and encouraging about how I feel, but he does think I have a tendency to self-sabotage.

A New Jersey investigator who worked on a sting looking for online predators pulled up the game Fortnite.

Video games and online chats are ‘hunting grounds’ for sexual predators

Criminals strike up a conversation and gradually build trust. Often they pose as children. Their goal, typically, is to dupe children into sharing sexually explicit photos and videos of themselves — which they use as blackmail for more imagery, much of it increasingly graphic and violent.

The US winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there’s a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say.

US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus

The US winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years.

Why that Chris Evans sweater in ‘Knives Out’ has so many people unraveling

The marketing gurus tasked with plugging the Mass.-made “Knives Out” have taken notice.

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Dolly Parton surprises audiences at Boston Common tree lighting, ‘Smoky Mountain’ musical

Dolly Parton stunned audiences across Boston Thursday night with her surprise appearances at the city’s tree-lighting ceremony and at the performance of her new musical.

Caroline Kennedy.

Caroline Kennedy to christen carrier named after her father

John F. Kennedy’s daughter Caroline will participate in the christening of a new aircraft carrier that’s named after the 35th US president.

Charles Flagg of Jamestown, R.I. (above, with his wife, Cynthia), had received Biogen’s aducanumab until the studies were halted in March. Since he was taken off the medicine, “his cognition, his alertness, his interactions have definitely diminished,’’ Cynthia Flagg said.

Experts split sharply over experimental Alzheimer’s drug

A company that claims to have the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer’s disease made its case to scientists Thursday but left them sharply divided over whether there’s enough evidence of effectiveness for the medicine to warrant federal approval.


Adam Sandler lets ‘60 Minutes’ tour his childhood home in N.H.

The interview comes as Sandler seeks to drum up interest in his new critically acclaimed movie, “Uncut Gems,” which will be in theaters later this month.

A health care worker from the World Health Organization prepared vaccines to give to front-line aid workers, in Mbandaka, Congo. The vaccine alliance GAVI announced on Thursday it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola vaccines

Vaccine group announces creation of Ebola vaccine stockpile

The vaccine alliance GAVI announced Thursday it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola vaccines, a decision that health officials say could help prevent future outbreaks from spiraling out of control.

I’ve found another emotionally unavailable man

He’s really interested in me, but he’s significantly older, has a child, broke up with his wife a long time ago, is not divorced and has no idea if he’s going to get divorced anytime soon.

A screenshot from a recent ad for Peloton, featuring “Grace from Boston.”


If Peloton is canceled, here are some gifts that won’t get you in trouble on Twitter

Here’s what to get each of the extremely-hard-to-shop-for types of people on your list.

A model wore a blue dress from the Balenciaga spring 2020 collection in Paris earlier this year. Pantone has declared Classic Blue its color of the year for 2020.

Classic Blue is Pantone Color Institute’s color of the year

In these uneasy times, as we move along to a new decade, the Pantone Color Institute has reached back in time to a calming, confident Classic Blue as its 2020 color of the year.

A Peloton bike.

Here’s what Peloton had to say about the viral reaction to its ‘Grace in Boston’ ad

A seemingly innocuous commercial featuring “Grace in Boston” led to visceral reactions, with many criticizing it as sexist and demeaning. Peloton shared its side with the Globe on Wednesday morning.

Mac’s Mission animal rescue founder Rochelle Steffen held Narwhal the Little Magical Furry Unicorn.

‘Unicorn puppy’ finds his forever home — he’ll stay with his Missouri rescue mission

A dog who was dubbed the unicorn puppy because of a tail-like growth between his eyes will remain with the founder of a Missouri rescue group, despite more than 300 offers to adopt him.

 11-30-2019 Boston, Mass. 325 guests attended 73 Mistletoe Ball held at the Copley Plaza Hotel, the event raised over 100,000 dollars. The event is one of the longest standing holiday traditions in Boston. Since 1946, friends and family have gathered to share a meal and enjoy an evening of music and dancing as they kick off the holiday season. The Hellenic Women’s Club has raised over 2 million dollars in support of its established charities. L. to R. Angelina Spiropoulos of Quincy, Georgia Souliotis of Salem, N.H., Nikoletta Moutsopou of Quincy and Chrisanthee Coufos of Salem, N.H. Photo by Bill Brett for the Boston Globe.


Mistletoe Ball kicks off the holiday season at Fairmont Copley Plaza

Guests donned their holiday finery for the 73rd Mistletoe Ball, held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston on Nov. 30.

Channing Tatum on Monday in Melbourne, Australia. The actor-producer recently made an appearance at Harvard Business School.


Channing Tatum makes a special appearance at Harvard Business School

Tatum was a guest speaker at HBS three years after he took an executive education course at the school.

The East Colonnade decorated for Christmas.

Photos: Patriotism is the theme of Christmas at the White House

Melania Trump incorporated red and blue into the traditional holiday green, adding a timeline of American design, innovation and architecture to the White House Christmas decorations.

The puppy on display at the Yakutsk's Mammoth Museum in Russia.

Russian scientists present ancient puppy found in permafrost

The prehistoric puppy, believed to be 18,000 years old, was found in permafrost in the country’s Far East.

1 year later, mystery surrounds China’s gene-edited babies

Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the world by claiming he had helped make the first gene-edited babies. One year later, mystery surrounds his fate as well as theirs.

Rebel attacks in eastern Congo kill several Ebola responders

The World Health Organization warned the attack will give the waning outbreak new momentum in what has been called a war zone.

Utah set to become 19th state banning ‘conversion therapy’

Utah is set to become the 19th state to ban the discredited practice of conversion therapy in January after state officials came up with a proposal that has the support of the influential Church of a Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Melania Trump  spoke at the B'More Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness on Tuesday, drawing boos and cheers.

Melania Trump draws some boos at youth summit in Baltimore

Melania Trump was greeted by some boos Tuesday when she spoke at a youth summit in Baltimore, a city her husband has disparaged as “rat and rodent infested.”

This photo illustration shows a customer smoking at a vape store in Manila on November 20, 2019. - Just hours after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced he would ban e-cigarette use, police were ordered on November 20 to begin arresting people caught vaping in public and to confiscate the devices. (Photo by DANTE DIOSINA JR / AFP) (Photo by DANTE DIOSINA JR/AFP via Getty Images)

More clues point to chemical compound in US vaping illnesses

Health officials say they have more evidence that a certain chemical compound is a culprit in a national outbreak of vaping illnesses.

US First Lady Melania Trump addresses the B'More Youth Summit in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 26, 2019. - The purpose of the summit is to promote healthy choices and educate students about the dangers of opioid use. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

Melania Trump is both booed and cheered as she encourages students to avoid drugs

The first lady was met with cheers and boos from a Baltimore audience of middle and high school students, which remained noisy throughout her entire five-minute address.

A New Zealand health official prepared a measles vaccination at a clinic on Monday in Apia, Samoa. Authorities said Monday that a measles epidemic sweeping through Samoa continues to worsen with the death toll rising to 25.

Samoa measles epidemic worsens with 24 children now dead

Authorities said Monday that a measles epidemic sweeping through Samoa continues to worsen with the death toll rising to 25, all but one of them young children.

US Vice President Mike Pence (L) stands with Conan, the military dog that was involved with the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 25, 2019. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Conan the dog, hurt in terror raid on al-Baghdadi, welcomed at White House

President Trump on Monday honored the US military dog that participated in the operation that ended with the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

US officials: Don’t eat romaine grown in Salinas, Calif.

U.S. health officials are telling people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, as they investigate a food poisoning outbreak.


Voyages of imagination

Adventures await a grandfather who is helping to care for his 2-year-old grandson.

Style Watch

This dining room design brings the holidays home

A Weston home gets all the trimmings in a nature-inspired scheme.

Miss Conduct

Advice: I hate Christmas. How can I create a holiday-free zone?

I just don’t want to join seasonal festivities.

Michael Lee and Kenzie Sullivan.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘He was wearing a nice sweater and a classy watch’

Will these two daters write their own love story?

FILE - This Nov. 7, 2018 file photo shows James Taylor performing at JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration in Los Angeles. Taylor has a deal with the producer-distributor Audible for the audio-only “Break Shot,” focusing on his early years and end on “the cusp” of his 1970s fame. Scheduled for early 2020, the book features an interview with journalist Bill Flanagan and highlights from his music. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)


James Taylor to release audio memoir in early 2020

Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter James Taylor is creating an audio memoir called “Break Shot” to be released on Audible in early 2020, the company announced Thursday.

Holiday Style

Three ways to wear the little black dress for the holidays

How to accessorize an iconic look with satin, sequins, and colors that are merry and bright.

Holiday Style

15 ideas that will save you time and money this holiday season

Follow this advice to spend less, stress less, and waste less so you can focus on what counts.

Sugar cookies with royal icing

Holiday Style

Recipes: 5 classic holiday treats made simple

From sugar cookies to chocolate-toffee cracker candy, these family favorites offer shortcuts for busy bakers.

Holiday Style

23 gifts perfect for every New Englander on your list

Beat the crowds, and the snow, with these gifts for everyone on your list — and at every price point.

BC suicide case puts focus on controversial issue: Intimate partner abuse by women

Research indicates that men and women sustain and commit various forms of intimate partner abuse at comparable rates, but abuse against men by women remains misunderstood.

Ask Amy

Partner’s startling response bears scrutiny

Advice from Amy Dickinson

Love Letters

She ended things on Snapchat and won’t let me pick up my things

It’s been a month and I haven’t received my stuff even though she told my friend she sent it back.

Special report

//[1].jpg Bitten by Uncertainty: A Globe report on Lyme disease in the Northeast

In 2013, the Globe took an in-depth look at the disease, the patients, the debate, and the science.


// The Love Letters podcast: Ditch the ex’s T-shirt, or wear it?

After a breakup, is it better to hold onto relics from the relationship, or to dump them?

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Spotify   |   RadioPublic


Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

// Where should you eat this week?

Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

Design New England

// Second Life

An architect turns his old barn in Newport, Rhode Island, into a light-filled multipurpose haven for family and guests.