Suffolk cuts ties with conservative research institute

An awkward relationship between Suffolk University and the right-leaning Beacon Hill Institute is coming to an end.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter takes questions during a forum at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in Cambridge, Mass. Carter told Congress Tuesday that the U.S. is deploying a new special expeditionary force to help Iraqi and Kurdish forces fight Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

At Harvard, defense secretary says extremists will be defeated

“We will defeat ISIL,” Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in reference to the Islamic State.

02bella - Booking mug of Joseph Amoroso, Bella Bond's biological father. (Booking photo)

Father of ‘Baby Doe’ charged in shoplifting case

Joseph Amoroso allegedly told officers: “Now you can tell everyone that you locked up Bella Bond’s dad.”

 Don Chiafaro’s recent plan called for one 600-foot tower and a second slightly shorter one.

Harbor Garage project on Boston waterfront hits impasse

BRA director Brian Golden said in the letter that the talks were foundering over the project’s economics.

T gets ready for cold with new slogan: ‘Winter happens’

Riders are preparing to navigate through another season of cold and snowy commutes, and the MBTA is, too.

Waltham MA--11/23/2015--Students do homework and eat in the hallway not far from the president's office. Brandeis University students, who are occupying the administration building and the president's office, marched to The Heller School For Social Policy And Management (cq), after hearing that a town-hall meeting was to be held regarding their actions, on Monday, November 23, 2015. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 24brandeis Reporter: XXX

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Students end sit-in as Brandeis details diversity plan

Protesters had remained in an administrative building since Nov. 20, vowing not to leave until officials addressed their concerns.

Fund-raisers took large chunk of charity money

Only 60 percent of the money contributed to professional solicitors in 2014 went to the charity people had selected, a report found.

// Downtown tower may get new enclosed plaza

The large glass-and-steel atrium proposed for 100 Federal St. would feature retail shops, dining tables, and a winter garden.

// Harvard Law reviews crest drawn from slaveholding family

The decision comes after an outcry from students about the logo.

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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher David Price smiles during a news conference at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. The Blue Jays face the Kansas City Royals in game six of the ALCS on Friday. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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David Price is right for the Red Sox

The Sox agreed to a deal with the best free agent pitcher available.

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher David Price flips a ball during a baseball practice in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. The Blue Jays will face the AL West champion Texas Rangers in the ALDS opener in Toronto. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Red Sox, David Price reach deal that is largest ever for a pitcher

Price agreed to a seven-year, $217 million deal with the Red Sox.

NFL Referee Pete Morelli conducts the coin toss before an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Officiating crew re-assigned to Patriots game after mistakes

Referee Pete Morelli and his crew were re-assigned from Sunday’s prime-time game after struggling with multiple calls during the 49ers-Cardinals game.

// Zuckerberg to give away most of his Facebook stock

In an open letter while announcing the birth of his daughter, Mark Zuckerberg said he will donate 99 percent of his shares to philanthropic causes.

Boston, MA - 1/29/13 - Julie Paz (cq) from Idaho, visits the rare book department at the Boston Public Library. The BPL has received a significant grant to help preserve it's world-renowned collection of historic books, prints and artifacts. (Globe staff photo / Bill Greene) section: metro, reporter:mcquarrie, topic: 30grant

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Library’s rare books department reopens after mold outbreak

Staff at the Boston Public Library comprehensively cleaned the rare books room and its holdings after mold was discovered in September.

Sav-Mor Liquors selects winner of sign competition

Sav-Mor is known for posting eye-catching witticisms that have been shared widely on the Internet, and even appeared on television.

Mass. tops US list of per capita spending

On a per person basis, Massachusetts consumers shelled out more than $48,000 in 2014, the most among states.


A last wish, not yet granted for this military veteran

What appeared to be standing in the way of Nelda Cochran’s last wish was a small amount of money and a tangle of bureaucratic red tape.

The grandeur and history of Chicago’s Union Station contrasts with the spartan, endless horizon on a train heading West across the plains, pictured below.

Nostalgia coupled to reality on a transcontinental train

Traveling coast-to-coast is one of the most intimate ways to see the country, but it is a bumpy ride.

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// Is Donald Trump inevitable?

While only months ago many wondered if Trump could really win, now the question many ask is, “How could he not?”

Popular sources for baby names and the most popular baby names of 2015 were released Tuesday by parenting website

These are the most popular baby names of 2015

The most common infant names this year, as well as popular sources for infant monikers, were released Tuesday by

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// Could Martin O’Malley get zero delegates in Iowa?

This is a strong possibility for a candidate who has spent more time campaigning in the Hawkeye State than his primary rivals.

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Globe photos of the month: November 2015

A look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month, including the elections, Boston tree lighting, and football at Fenway.