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FILE-- In this Sept. 13, 2018 file image taken from video provided by WCVB in Boston, flames consume a home of Lawrence, Mass. police officer Ivan Soto in Lawrence, Mass, a suburb of Boston. Officials announced that most have been connected back to their service following the fires, explosions and loss of their main heating utility, but there are many issues which still need to be solved. (WCVB via AP)

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The safety of our communities depends on the governor using his power to intervene with National Grid.

JEFF JACOBY

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Restricting prescription drugs for those with chronic diseases is not the solution to lower prices.

JOAN VENNOCHI

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Yul Choi, a South Korean activist with the Korea Green Foundation, protests while wearing a stained Santa Claus costume outside the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Katowice, Poland, Dec. 10, 2018. World leaders struck an agreement three years ago in Paris to avert the worst effects of climate change. Now, emissions are rising in the U.S. and China, the world’s two largest economies. Other countries are backsliding on their commitments. The world as a whole is not meeting its targets under the Paris pact. (Karolina Jonderko/The New York Times)

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New Congress will bring a green wave on climate change

We now have more members of Congress who want serious action on climate than ever before in history.

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“The Lord of the Rings” stands on a foundation of profoundly Tory philosophy.

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Its reckless intervention will cause a bloodbath with grave humanitarian consequences.

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