Chism defense asks for rape charges to be tossed

The judge will decide by Tuesday whether to dismiss rape charges against Philip Chism, the teen accused of murdering his teacher.

Student shot outside of schools area in Roxbury

The victim was rushed to a Boston area hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury, officials said.

// Obama urges world action at Paris climate summit

President Obama kicked off his day at the Paris gathering with a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Beijing air pollution reaches extremely hazardous levels

City authorities issued a rare orange alert, the second highest of four danger levels.

// Planned Parenthood shooting suspect due in court

A judge has ordered the sealing of investigatory court documents at the request of prosecutors.

Harvard investigating ‘White Student Union’ Facebook page

Harvard University officials are looking into the authenticity of a Facebook group that purports to be connected to the school.

// Some towns south of Boston see their first snow of the season

Light snow flurries didn’t quite reach the ground in Boston, according to the National Weather Service.

People participated in a candlelight vigil outside the Minneapolis Police Department 4th precinct building in response to the shooting death of Jamar Clark by police.

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Minneapolis mayor asks protesters to end encampment

Protesters have vowed to stay until authorities meet their demands, which include the release of video of Jamar Clark’s shooting.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev case returns to US District Court

The judge in the case will review several motions filed after Tsarnaev was sentenced to death in June.

// Target site stumbles on Cyber Monday

Target Corp. struggled to handle a surge of e-commerce traffic on Cyber Monday.

// Trump drops event with black pastors after some object

Many black evangelical religious leaders invited to the event say they had no intention of endorsing the billionaire businessman.

Hunter Aaron Hurst of Vermnt loaded one of two female deer he killed into his pickup truck in Milton. ()

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Deer hunt begins in Blue Hills Reservation

More than 80 hunters began the first of four state-sanctioned days of deer hunting Monday.

//[1][1].jpg 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.

Alex Beam

// The secret world of un-fan clubs

The clubs include a small, but erudite group of panda haters roaming the planet.

// Red Sox acquire outfielder Chris Young, report says

The free agent has agreed to a multi-year deal, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.


// Xander Bogaerts is a long-term answer at short

One positive development in a dismal 2015 Red Sox season was the emergence of Bogaerts, in the field and on offense.

Broncos 30, Patriots 24 (OT)

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Rob Gronkowski may only miss one game, report says

The Patriots tight end appeared seriously hurt at first Sunday, but says he may not be out for long, if at all.


// Patriots are hurting, badly, after this loss

Forget about Next Man Up. If Rob Gronkowski is lost, it’s Last Man Standing.

Lasha Khozashvili as the Snow King and Ashley Ellis as the Snow Queen during a dress rehearsal for Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.”


Dance review

Boston Ballet’s dazzling, dreamy ‘Nutcracker’

The production features spectacular dancing as well as live music by an orchestra that has developed into one of the most solid ensembles in the area.

// The Lawn on D will be back

The popular Lawn on D will reopen next spring, but the South Boston park’s financial future remains uncertain.

opinion | Niall Ferguson

// Student protesters more akin to Puritans

Like New England’s colonists, these protesters demonstrate a fundamentally illiberal, and indeed irrational, state of mind.


// Should therapists text with patients?

Mental health professionals are wrestling with the risks and rewards of constant availability in the smartphone age.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Democrats shift focus to fighting ISIS during N.H. speeches

The candidates addressed 1,400 people at a fundraising dinner for the state’s Democratic Party.

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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.