Retailers taking on challenge of fast, cheap deliveries

The logistics and costs of same-day delivery have been a difficult challenge to surmount for retailers.

Shoppers carried bags as they shopped on Black Friday at the Cambridgeside Galleria in Cambridge.

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Local shoppers hit stores around Boston on Black Friday

After the frenzy that followed store openings, local retailers were taking a breather during the mid-morning lull.

A makeshift memorial was seen earlier this month where Tyshawn Lee was fatally shot in Chicago.

Chicago police arrest man in 9-year-old boy’s fatal shooting

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting this month of a 9-year-old boy on the city’s South Side.

A British company plans to relocate its CATS Academy Boston from Newton to 20 acres in Braintree that were previously home to a Kindred Healthcare nursing and rehab hospital.

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Carpenters union targets Braintree school project

The group has embarked on a campaign involving multiple levels of government in its protest of alleged wage law violations.

//[1].jpg Cherished son an innocent victim in Fenway shooting

Outside a Fenway Park bar that has gained a reputation for violence, an off-duty MBTA conductor was caught in a hail of gunfire.

// Paris attacks renew privacy vs. security debate in US politics

The attacks are raising calls for Congress to take new steps on surveillance and ensure government access to encrypted networks.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump berated Times investigative reporter Serge Kovaleski at a campaign event in South Carolina on Tuesday.

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Trump denies mocking reporter, demands N.Y. Times apology

Donald Trump accused the reporter, who has a condition that limits flexibility in his arms, of “using his disability to grandstand.”

Russia to end visa-free travel agreement with Turkey

Turkey has been reluctant to share information with Moscow about citizens accused of involvement in terrorist activities.

Danita Brewster laughed as she pulls out a video of a choreographed routine her adopted daughters Ty-Janee, 12, and Que-Mya, 11, have to learn as her biological son, Arthur James Brewster III, made brownies in the kitchen at their home in Boston.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Two sisters, one teacher, and a family with love to spare

The teacher and the student had known each other in a Mattapan school. Little did they realize then they would become a family.

// New Boston Public Market fills appetites, coffers

Since the market opened July 30, over 500,000 visitors have checked it out.


// Danny Amendola is upgraded on practice report

The Patriots receiver, who hurt his knee against Buffalo, was a limited participant in practice Thursday after missing Wednesday.

Christopher L. Gasper

// High school football at Fenway should be a tradition

The scenes at Fenway will be unforgettable for all involved.

// Thanksgiving high school football scoreboard

Did your local team win on Thanksgiving? Check out the results of Thursday’s high school football games.

Tom Hardy stars as the Kray twins, Ronnie (far left) and Reggie, in “Legend.”

Universal Pictures

Movie Review

Double Tom Hardy makes ‘Legend’ worthwhile

Tom Hardy is the main reason — make that the main two reasons — to see this entertaining but unfocused and overlong gangster epic.

// Pope Francis tells African youth that corruption is ‘path to death’

Pope Francis spoke to 30,000 young people gathered in Nairobi’s Kasarani stadium Friday.

// Ex-Millis officer linked to bomb threat, shootout found dead

There were no signs of foul play and the death is not being investigated as a homicide.

// Security, storage concerns linger at closed nuclear sites

The Vermont Yankee plant stopped producing power last year, but hundreds of tons of radioactive waste at the site remain an issue.

// Michael Dukakis wants your turkey carcass

“There’s no better meal!” the former governor says of turkey soup.

// From Syria to Waltham, from despair to hope

For Ali Al Jundi, the month of November will always be full of celebration.


// How to be grumpy, but grateful

Even in the most magical place on Earth, by the end of the day, everyone frays.

// 2015 holiday gifts for everyone on your list

Spread the smiles with these tokens of your affection, from adorable to delicious.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// 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

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

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'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“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.