Alabama

11 Scenarios For How The Roy Moore Saga Could Play Out

Sexual assault allegations against Roy Moore have reverberated from Alabama to Washington, D.C. Many Republican leaders have pulled their support from Moore. They include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, the head of National Republican Senatorial Committee, which is in charge of electing GOP senators. McConnell, trying to save every seat possible in an already too-narrow-for-comfort majority, is gaming out...

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The American Medical Association (AMA) is opposing the presence of federal immigration agents in hospitals and clinics. A new resolution declaring this stance was passed Wednesday by the AMA's House of Delegates, the policy-making body for the association.

Gov. Charlie Baker is riding high going into the 2018 election cycle. He remains the country’s most popular governor and leads his Democratic challengers by enormous margins.

But with a record of favoring tax cuts in the past, Baker faces complicated political questions from further down the ballot.

Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman has announced she will not run for governor of Connecticut next year.

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Short List

Gov. Charlie Baker, right, swears in Colonel Kerry Gilpin, left, with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito.
Courtesy Office of Gov. Charlie Baker

Mass. Criminal Justice Bills Pass, State Police New Head, Puerto Rico Recovery: The Short List

We start our look back at the week's news with two criminal justice bills passed separately by both chambers of the Massachusetts legislature.

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Commentary

Erin Valentino.
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Seeing Myself As Healthy, MS And All

I was having lunch with friends when one of them asked me if I was healthy. I didn’t know how to answer.

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Death

Charles Manson, Cult Leader Of Brutal 1969 Murders, Dies At 83

Charles Manson, the cult leader who drew lasting infamy for directing mass killings in 1969, has died at the age of 83. Manson had been removed from prison in Corcoran, Calif., where he had been serving nine life sentences, and placed in a nearby hospital for a serious illness. It was the second time this year the mass murderer had been hospitalized. For nearly five decades, Manson has occupied a unique position in the American cultural imagination — a figure of dystopian fascination and...

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Classical Music

150 Psalms, 12 Days: Music for Challenging Times At The White Light Festival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mubsMf0mmCw The Hebrew Psalms have inspired composers for thousands of years. Now, New York's Lincoln Center is presenting The Psalms Experience, a festival of choral settings of all 150 Psalms by 150 different composers. It includes nine U.S. premieres. Lincoln Center's director of programming, Jane Moss, says over the past few years, she's been thinking a lot about the contentious political landscape in the United States and abroad, the turbulent changes in...

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Jazz à la Mode

Andy McGhee
Berklee College of Music

Andy McGhee, R.I.P., 1927-2017

Andy McGhee was a household name in the world of jazz education, but Berklee's gain meant that Andy remained one of the least-known and most under-recorded tenor masters of the past half-century. Why, even his name is subsumed under a colleague's in this 2006 performance of "Body and Soul."

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Ilan Stavans in conversation with Robin Wright

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Hayley Reardon in Concert

NEPR features the singer-songwriter on the Vault Sessions

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Jazz à la Mode

Fats Domino, R.I.P. 1928-2017

Fats Domino died on October 24 at 89. Tom Reney reflects on his life and work.

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The emerald ash borer.
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Invasive Emerald Ash Borer Spreads To Hampshire County

The destructive emerald ash borer is moving deeper into New England's tree population. An infestation was just found in Hampshire County in western Massachusetts.

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