The transition: Obama to Trump

Education pick’s nomination hearing turns testy

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of education, testified during her confirmation hearing on Tuesday.

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In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged not to dismantle public education.

// Senate liberals, including Warren, appear loath to join inaugural boycott

So far, not a single Senate Democrat has joined more than 50 House Democrats who have vowed to boycott Donald Trump’s swearing-in.

// Donald Trump waits in his tower — accessible yet isolated

The president-elect is a man isolated, increasingly cocooned away from the voters who lifted him to his seemingly improbable victory.

// Obama commutes prison sentence of Chelsea Manning

The move allows the Army intelligence officer who leaked scores of classified documents to go free nearly three decades early.

Shirley Leung

// Trump’s inauguration is not the hottest ticket in Boston

This being the Democratic stronghold of Massachusetts, it can be hard finding anyone of prominence who wants to attend the inauguration.


Bristol, Plymouth county jails to screen inmates for deportation

The sheriffs will sign agreements with Immigration and Customs Enforcement that will allow them to enforce federal immigration law.

// Woman faces charges for fleeing R.I. with children 31 years ago

The woman was located in Texas and authorities say her 30-something daughters are now both free to contact their father.

// Baker proposes fee for employers that don’t offer insurance

Governor Baker plans to propose an assessment of $2,000 per worker against companies that do not offer health insurance.

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As cars evolve, gas stations are falling behind

With more hybrid, electric, and possibly driverless cars hitting roads in coming years, gas stations are under pressure to adapt to the needs of the industry, but can they?

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Mayor Walsh's 'State of the City'

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his third State of the City address at Symphony Hall.

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Walsh trumpets his record during State of City speech

As he prepares for his re-election effort, Mayor Martin Walsh highlighted his record on public education, the arts, and other areas.

Opinion | Martin J. Walsh

Thinking big about Boston Public Schools

A new $1 billion 10-year master plan calls for overdue physical improvements to Boston’s schools.

AFC Championship: Steelers at Patriots


// What are you afraid of, Roger Goodell?

You’re the NFL commissioner, defender of the Shield — you can put up with a few boos at Gillette Stadium.

Alex Speier

// Do the Patriots improve after ‘ugly wins’?

The stats paint an interesting picture of how the Patriots perform following games with three or more turnovers.


The legal marijuana law as we know it may change drastically

Public comments from Senate President Stanley Rosenberg about potential changes are setting off alarm bells among backers.

Revere man allegedly posed as Justin Bieber to solicit nude child photos

A 24-year-old man allegedly solicited nude photos of a 9-year-old girl while posing as the pop star, authorities said Tuesday.

// State lawmakers revive plan to raise their pay

The controversial proposal would raise pay at a time when the state faces persistent budget gaps and nearly a third of residents qualify for Medicaid.

// Whole Foods closing troubled Everett kitchen

The facility produced prepared foods for more than 70 Whole Foods stores across the northeast,


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Opinion | Stephen Crosby

// Destination casinos are a catalyst for development

They are fulfilling their promise of broad-based economic development.

Special reports

// As Obama departs, black youth question place in Trump’s America

Black youth in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Boston are confronting the paradox of President Obama’s historic ascension and the start of the Donald Trump era.

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The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

// The San Antonio solution

One Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model. Why can’t Mass. do the same?

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.