Obama praises officer killed in Colo. shooting

Garrett Swasey.

As a campus police officer, Garrett Swasey was not obligated to respond, but friends and loved ones say he was a brave and compassionate man.

This booking photo released by the Colorado Springs Police Department shows Robert L. Dear, 57.

Authorities not ready to discuss motive in Colo. shooting

Police say Robert Lewis Dear entered the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs and opened fire in a siege that lasted five hours.

Winthrop-11/28/15- A funeral and burial service was held for Bella Bond, the toddler who became know as Baby Doe after her body was discovered in a trash bag in June on Deer Island in Winthrop. Joseph Amoroso, the child's biological father wept as he took a pink rose from the coffin which was draped in a hand-made quilt with adorned with sayings. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(metro)

Bella Bond is laid to rest in Winthrop

Bond was buried in Winthrop, where she was welcomed as daughter even before investigators knew who she was or how she died.

Kyle Kelley, 14, waited for customers outside Fabutique in West Roxbury.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

Shoppers take to the streets in the rain to support small businesses

Mayor Walsh announced a campaign dubbed #5onMain, encouraging residents to make five purchases from small businesses on the city’s main streets.

Boston Police investigate a car that was on fire with a body inside of it behind 229 River Street in Mattapan on Saturday, November 28, 2015. (Scott Eisen for The Boston Globe)

Body found inside burned-out car in Mattapan

The man, believed to be in his 50s, may have died from a fire lit inside the car, according to a police spokesman.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/28/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/cullen-1910.jpg It’s time we want less and start doing more

There probably is no better time on the calendar than now, this weekend, to consider what we should be thankful for, of what we value.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

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Our city isn’t about the past. It’s the place where the future happens first.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton greeted supporters before speaking at a campaign rally in Boulder, Colo.

Clinton to hold rally in Boston on Sunday

Walsh endorsed Clinton’s campaign last week and this will be the first time they will appear together since his endorsement.

Putin calls for sanctions against Turkey

The sanctions include a ban on some goods and forbids extensions of labor contracts for Turks working in Russia as of Jan. 1.

Tech Nomad

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New research found that seeing everyone’s digital highlight reel can lead to depressive feelings.

Bruce Willis in his Broadway debut in “Misery”.

Joan Marcus/AP

Critic’s Notebook

Theater companies find fault sometimes is in their stars

Cast wisely, producers, because the biggest name onstage can sometimes be the weakest link.


Bidding for David Price could reach 7 years, $210 million

Many believe the Red Sox could be the frontrunners to land the prize of the free agent market.

Foxboro Ma 1/25/2015 New England Patriots #12 Tom Brady (cq) talks with media at a afternoon press-conference. Staff/Photographer Jonathan Wiggs Topic: Reporter


Denver hasn’t been kind to the Patriots

Tom Brady is an underwhelming 2-5 lifetime in the Mile High City.

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett talks with and official in the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)


NFL officials have been off their game this season

Officials have made egregious mistakes in high-profile situations, most of which the NFL has admitted to.

ty burr

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Movie and TV offerings that are, in Ty Burr’s opinion, good and that have recently arrived on Comcast, iTunes, Amazon, and other platforms.

Colorado Cannabis Tours routinely fills its buses. Passengers can choose a cooking class, glassblowing demonstration, or a visit to a cultivation facility (left).



Marijuana tourism’s reach expands

Marijuana tourism is reaching new highs in Colorado, Washington State, and Oregon.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lorenz_15watertown_013-9169--90x90.jpg MIAA must draw a line on boys playing girls’ field hockey

An innovative solution in Pennsylvania could be the blueprint to address the inequities and dangers of boys competing against girls.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/GIFTS_GADGET.jpg 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Baby, it’s cold outside . . . what better time to stuff the stocking of that special someone with a treat to curl up with and enjoy.

Piggery bowl features spinach, bacon, corn, pickled beets, garlic panko crumbs, and brown rice,

Quick bite

Awesome bowls in a repurposed Seaport shipping container

Mei Mei by Design is a bright blue kiosk made from a repurposed shipping container outside the Seaport’s Innovation and Design Building.

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Though quantifiable figures can be hard to come by, there’s no denying the format’s increased visibility.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/28/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/2927b636cdf447b6a74033f4369f5d96-2927b636cdf447b6a74033f4369f5d96-0.jpg Egyptian officials say King Tut’s tomb likely has hidden room

Officials said they are 90 percent certain Tut’s tomb has a secret chamber, based on a new analysis.

Ground Game

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/25/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/cropvsn-186-kcH--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Who will be next to drop out of the presidential race?

The signs point to two US senators: Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham.

Globe Santa

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Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

Globe investigations

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A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

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“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

People in need around the globe

People are in need, from Boston to places around the world, and many others have offered contributions.


Twin Farms, a hotel and spa on 300 acres in Barnard, Vt., with its own ski trails, restaurant, spa, and luxurious range of accommodations.

Hit the slopes, then take it easy in luxury in Vermont

There’s nothing like soaking in a mountainside hot tub, sipping a hot toddy by a crackling fire, or digging into a home-cooked meal after a day of skiing in Vermont.