Army Corps blocks Dakota Access pipeline route

In November, protesters joined hands as police lined the hill at Standing Rock during a dispute over the building of the Dakota Access pipeline.

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The US Army Corps of Engineers says it won’t grant an easement for the pipeline, which has been the subject of protests by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

// Trump expands search for secretary of state

Donald Trump is expanding his search for secretary of state beyond the four candidates, including Mitt Romney, that he has interviewed, an aide said.

// A genuine effort to mend fences by Trump, Romney

The Trump transition team insists the former Mass. governor is a legit candidate for a Cabinet post. “He’s got real gravitas,” said one source.

Patriots 26, Rams 10

Quarterback Tom Brady surrounded by photographers after the Patriots defeated the Rams, 26-10, at Gillette Stadium.

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Tom Brady makes history as Patriots batter Rams

It wasn’t much of a game, but Brady won his NFL-record 201st game.

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// This may have been Patriots’ best defensive game yet

The Rams looked like a junior varsity squad against the Patriots on Sunday.

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// A visit from the Rams just what Patriots needed

There may have been a few frustrations Sunday, but for the most part there was little to complain about.

// Boston students plan walkout in protest of Trump

It’s a show of solidarity with undocumented immigrants, women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals.

President-elect Donald Trump talks with workers during a visit to the Carrier factory, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump says firms that move jobs out of country could face tariff

Donald Trump said that US companies that move jobs out of the country could face a 35 percent tax on their goods.

// ‘SNL’ again pokes fun at Trump — and he responds

The president-elect made it known that Alec Baldwin’s portrayal continues to rub him the wrong way.

// Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden to headline tribute to Harry Reid

With Congress aiming to end the legislative session this week, Reid’s last big day in office will conclude at a gala.

Light snow, then rain, is expected on Monday in Boston area

Some light snow, which is not expected to accumulate, may start around 5 a.m. on Monday with rain during the day.

A firefighter stands in front of the burned warehouse where at least nine people were found dead in Oakland, Calif., Dec. 3, 2016. Emergency responders were searching for at least a dozen more in the ashes at the scene of a fire in a warehouse that hosted an electronic music party on Dec. 2. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Death toll in Oakland, Calif., fire rises to at least 30

The fire broke out in a warehouse that was the site of a dance party Friday night in Oakland, Calif.

Cambridge, MA - 12/4/2016 - Sahida Akter (cq), left, whose family lost everything in the fire, is comforted by unidentified women. Her family, from Bangladesh, lived in the building in the backgrond. Crews continue working the scene of a 10-alarm fire in Cambridge, the morning after it erupted on Berkshire Street. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 05cambridgefire Reporter: Nicole Fleming

At least 60 people are displaced after Cambridge fire

Buildings and vehicles were charred, prompting one resident to say, “I’ve never seen anything like that in my life.”

// 10-alarm fire devastates Cambridge neighborhood

Five or six people had minor injuries, described by an official as a “miraculous situation.”

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Every doctor told the Lacey family their son would die — except one

Pat and Dina Lacey had been parents for only a few months when doctors discovered a tumor in their new baby’s chest. Told to take their son home to die, they put their faith in a young doctor who wouldn’t accept death as the answer.

// At Harvard, no simple answer on final clubs

A Harvard College crackdown on all eight male final clubs, which are not formally part of the university, has pulled them from the shadows.

// Boston College to play in Quick Lane Bowl

The Dec. 26 game will be held in Detroit and played in the Detroit Lions’ stadium.

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The Desperate and the Dead: The ‘new asylums’

There may be no worse place for mentally ill people to receive treatment than prison, yet a growing number end up in the “new asylums.”

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// Two movies China desperately wants to hide

Two courageous Canadians want to shed light on the nation’s ghastliest atrocity.

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STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.

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// The Desperate and the Dead: The ‘new asylums’

There may be no worse place for mentally ill people to receive treatment than prison, yet a growing number end up in the “new asylums.”

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.