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Stormy Daniels loses libel lawsuit over Trump’s ‘con job’ tweet

Stormy Daniels’s libel lawsuit over a tweet by Donald Trump accusing her of “a total con job” was thrown out by a judge who said the president was engaging in free speech.

Global warming could leave us crying in our costlier beer

Add beer to chocolate, coffee, and wine as some of life’s little pleasures that global warming will make scarcer and costlier, scientists say.

Somerville mayor says he’ll break his Sam Adams boycott if Geoff Diehl wins Senate seat

A spat seems to be brewing between Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone and Republican Senate candidate Geoff Diehl’s campaign this week.

Here’s what you need to know about Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test

Why did Senator Elizabeth Warren take a DNA test and release the results? Here’s a brief rundown.

Warren releases results of DNA test

According to family lore, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s great-great-great-grandmother was at least partially Native American.

Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has been dogged politically for years by her past claims of Native American heritage, shared the results of a DNA test with The Boston Globe.

Analysis

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The Globe reviewed Baker’s 2014 campaign proposals, pledges from debates, hundreds of news releases, and media interviews; consulted policy experts; and found a mixed bag.

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The actor was the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s annual fall fund-raising dinner on Sunday.

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President Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax, but says he doesn’t know if it’s manmade and suggests that the climate will “change back again.”

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“I think he’s sort of a Democrat, if you want to know the truth,” President Donald Trump said of his defense chief.

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Cruz alluded to the 1969 car crash involving Kennedy’s great-uncle, Ted, and other motor vehicle incidents involving the Kennedys. Joe Kennedy responded by defending his family’s record.