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.

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// Red Sox payroll likely to be well above $200 million

When luxury taxes are added, the Red Sox could end up spending $224 million on players in 2016.

// Harvard Law reviews crest drawn from slaveholding family

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

U.S. Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is greeted as he arrives at a campaign town hall meeting in Laconia, New Hampshire November 30, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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Rubio’s N.H. surge is freighted with doubts

Marco Rubio has risen in the polls, but GOP activists say he has fewer staff members and hasn’t been as active in New Hampshire as some rivals.

// 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.

// 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.

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

State says insurers cited last winter for rate increases

Attorney General Maura Healey said two insurance companies won rate increases by taking advantage of last winter’s weather.

Pay skyrockets for company directors

Analysts say escalating compensation is troubling because it could create a disincentive for directors to challenge executives.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke at Harvard’s Kennedy School on Tuesday evening.

At Harvard, defense secretary says extremists will be defeated

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

Suffolk University cuts ties with conservative research group

The head of the right-leaning Beacon Hill Institute said he didn’t have “any basis” to believe the split was political.

Joseph Amoroso was arrested Tuesday.

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.

Students were in a hallway not far from the president’s office at the Brandeis campus on Nov. 23.

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Brandeis, students reach agreement to end sit-in

Protesters had occupied an administrative building since Nov. 20, vowing to stay until the school addressed concerns on diversity.

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.

// 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.

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.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// 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 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

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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.