Transgender rights bill stalled on Beacon Hill

Despite an active lobbying effort, advocates were unable to cajole the Legislature into voting on it before the winter recess.

Hillary Clinton, then secretary of state, spoke at Georgetown University in October 2012.

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Hillary Clinton’s staff urged her to visit more countries

Before Clinton left her post as secretary of state, a top aide suggested she set a goal of visiting 110 countries, according to an e-mail.


// Alone, frustrated, and afraid for his family in Syria

Sam Jalhoum, 61, came to Boston 15 years ago, and all efforts to bring his children here have failed.

White House reaches out to governors on refugees

Federal officials sent a letter to Charlie Baker and other state chief executives offering detailed reports on refugee resettlement.

// Dzhokhar Tsarnaev case back in US District Court today

The judge in the case will review several motions filed after Tsarnaev was sentenced to death in June.

The Green Line extension to Somerville and Medford would run along an existing railroad right of way, shown below.

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T still has no handle on Green Line extension’s cost, report says

“I’m not convinced that a reliable budget has been produced today,” a consultant said Monday.

// New Bedford stunned by taxi driver’s killing

Donald Depina, 66, a former soldier who also worked with veterans, died early Sunday.

// 2 dozen deer killed on opening day of Blue Hills hunt

More than 80 woodsmen took part in the first hunt at the park, which opened in 1893.

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Public supports federal action on drug prices

Most Americans believe that drug prices have become unreasonable, according to a STAT/Harvard poll.

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Maureen and Chris Welcker with children (from left) James, Lily, and Oliver, during the Idaho family’s visit to Plymouth.

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Family ditches classroom to take learning on the road

Inspired by a White House initiative, the Welcker family pulled their children from school and hit the highway to visit as many national parks as possible.


Mom wants holidays to be stress free for her boys

She struggles to provide for her family, and all she wants for her sons is to see them smile on Christmas Day.

// Harvard endowment tries to close gap on investment returns

When it comes to managing money, Yale has been outscoring Harvard for years. It’s up to Stephen Blyth to change that.


// Despite loss, a Mile High sigh of relief for Patriots

The perfect record is no longer intact, but more importantly, Rob Gronkowski’s knee ligaments are.


// Patriots have plenty of blame to go around

Not even Bill Belichick and his staff get off scot-free for the team’s fourth-quarter collapse Sunday night.

Pat Constantinos played the pump organ at St. Paul’s for more than 20 years. Constantinos, whose late husband preached at the church, is part of a group that wants to buy the building.

Members of tiny Episcopal church in Otis rebel at sale

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church was open for nearly two centuries, and now some congregants want to buy it and start anew.

Dr. Peter S. Amenta is the new chief executive of Joslin Diabetes Center.

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Big challenges ahead for new Joslin CEO

The noted diabetes center faces competition from health care players that offer comprehensive medical services.

// Lawn on D will stay open, but more revenue sought

The popular South Boston park will reopen next spring, but its financial future remains uncertain.

// Peter Guralnick talks ‘Sam Phillips’

The new biography explores the man behind Sun Records, who was the first to record Elvis Presley and other greats.


// Amazon is ready for its drones to fly, but government isn’t

Amazon is giving new details on its Prime Air delivery program, even though FAA approval could be years away.

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// Chris Young gives Red Sox flexibility

Young’s ideal role is as a fourth outfielder who would be a weapon against lefthanded pitchers.

// Beijing air pollution reaches hazardous levels

Schools kept students indoors and parents brought their kids to hospitals with breathing ailments, all in the backdrop of the Paris climate talks.

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// Democrats shift focus to fighting ISIS during N.H. speeches

The candidates addressed 1,400 people at a fundraising dinner for the state’s Democratic Party.

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