Black Friday becoming less vital to retailers

Constanze Nied (left) and her friend Kirsten Friese, both from Germany, took a rest during Black Friday shopping at the Cambridgeside Galleria in 2014.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff File/2014

The relentless race for holiday dollars has blunted the day’s oomph, as stores offer deep discounts weeks before Thanksgiving.



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// Ah, the family blessings of Thanksgiving

Despite Saturday Night Live’s hopeful skit, it’s going to take a lot more than Adele’s soaring “Hello” to serve as a unifying salve.

// Hyde Park family still thankful after losing everything to fire

The house that Marilyn Jhurilal and her late husband, Leslie, purchased 21 years ago was destroyed in a fire Saturday.

// Meehan moves to oust UMass Dartmouth leader

Under Divina Grossman’s three-and-a-half-year tenure, enrollment has fallen and private fund-raising has plummeted.

// ‘Spotlight’ filmmakers defend portrayal of BC spokesman

An attorney for the Boston College spokesman said the film casts him as a collaborator in the coverup, and called the portrayal “defamatory.”

Brookline, MA 11/25/2015 Ð Former governor Michael Dukakis (cq) in the kitchen of his home in Brookline, MA on November 25, 2015. (Globe staff photo / Craig F. Walker) section: National reporter: Viser

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Michael Dukakis would very much like your turkey carcass

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

At this holiday feast, turkeys make an entrance, not an entree

Three turkeys were the guests of honor at a holiday dinner for vegans in Maryland and enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast fed to them by animal-loving humans.

A groggy Brian Cashman spent a restless night of sleep on a New York sidewalk, in the interest of charity.

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

A night on the street teaches Yankees GM life lessons

Brian Cashman and other New York City executives slept on the street to raise money and awareness for homeless children.

Globe Santa is back for the 60th year

The times have changed, but the needs of poor families, so vivid against the backdrop of Christmas, are every bit the same.

Dontreal Widow holds up a poster with the photo of 17 year-old Laquan McDonald and taunts Chicago police officers Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, one day after murder charges were brought against police officer Jason Van Dyke in the killing of McDonald, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Protesters gather again in Chicago after video release

Demonstrators were on the streets for a second day after the release of a video showing the police killing of a black teen.

// Judge promises DraftKings ruling ‘soon’

A judge in Manhattan declined to rule immediately on the New York attorney general’s shutdown request.


// Patriots-Broncos shapes up as a defensive struggle

Neither offense is operating at full speed, and both defenses are having strong seasons.

The Broncos have nine players with multiple sacks, led by DeMarcus Ware with 6½.

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Broncos’ pass rush will test Patriots’ offensive line

The Broncos are first in overall defense, sacks, interception return yardage, and second in points allowed.

Boston, Massachusetts -- 11/25/2015- (L-R) Danita Brewster laughs 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 makes brownies in the kitchen at their home in Boston, Massachusetts November 25, 2015. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Topic: 26adoption Reporter:

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After 8 years and 9 foster families, sisters find home

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

// The benefits of an office, without the politics

As technology has freed people to work almost anywhere, community work spaces have grown and become like offices themselves.

Scott Leader (L) and his brother Steve Leader.

Boston brothers held on high bail in alleged hate crime

Scott and Steven Leader face charges after they allegedly beat and urinated on a homeless man they thought was an immigrant.

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// Taking on drug-resistant bacteria

Cambridge-based Spero Therapeutics is developing new treatments for so-called gram-negative bacteria, a class that includes E. coli.


Affleck is happy to be home

Ben Affleck tweeted a dramatic photo of himself sitting behind a camera with the mighty Merrimack River in the background.

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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.

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// 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.

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People in need around the globe

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