The transition: Obama to Trump


Trump promises ‘insurance for everybody’

The president-elect said he’s nearing completion of a proposal to replace his predecessor’s signature law.

// Thousands protest health care repeal at Faneuil Hall

A crowd estimated at more than 6,000 denounced plans to revoke President Obama’s signature health care law.

Adrian Walker

// Donald Trump picked the wrong foil in civil rights hero John Lewis

A tweetstorm is not likely to make Lewis go away. He’s faced much worse.

Women wore pink hats during a service at First Parish in Concord, a Unitarian Universalist church who was holding a blessing to all the marchers going to Washington, D.C.

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Grab them by the . . . pink hats?

Knitting protesters have turned one of Donald Trump’s most infamous utterances on its head.

The opioid epidemic

// A new initiative targets children of opioid addicts

A program is launching in Massachusetts specifically aimed at newborns, infants, and toddlers with opioid-addicted parents.

// New frontier in opioids: People taking drugs meant for pets

Much of the medication prescribed to animals is the same medication prescribed to humans.

// Many state boards plagued by vacancies

About one-third of the seats on the state’s nearly 700 state boards and commissions are vacant or held by “holdover” members.

AFC Championship: Steelers at Patriots | Sunday, 6:20 p.m.

Steelers kicker Chris Boswell watched a 43-yard field goal sail through the uprights during the second half.

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Steelers edge Chiefs, to face Patriots in AFC title game

Chris Boswell’s record six field goals sent Pittsburgh past Kansas City and on to Foxborough.

// Five things to know about the Steelers

A closer look at the team the Patriots will face in the AFC Championship on Sunday.


// Dreaming of a Patriots-Packers Super Bowl

With the Giants, Seahawks, and Cowboys out of the playoffs, we can still look forward to a Tom Brady-Aaron Rodgers showdown.


// Gronk has role in action film due out in February

The Patriots tight end will appear in “American Violence,” which stars Denise Richards, Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau, and Bruce Dern.


// Fidelity funds high on hot startups

A paper cowritten by Harvard Business School professor Josh Lerner says the mutual fund firm has been most active nationwide in so-called unicorn deals.

Lynette Carrier (left) and Debbie Williams shopped at Marden’s Surplus & Salvage Store in Scarborough, Maine.

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That ugly sweater you returned? It might not go where you think

A growing number of companies are now using online auctions sites to help unload all those returns.

Obama’s legacy

Letter from Chicagoland

// In 2008, they thought their world had changed. But did it?

A Globe reporter returned to his hometown to see how his family and church were reacting to Donald Trump’s looming inauguration.

// 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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Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Elizabeth Warren

// The GOP’s strategy for Obamacare? Repeal and run.

There’s no magic wand we can wave to simply snap back to our old system if Republicans decide to rip up the Affordable Care Act and run away.

Special reports

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A tale of young love drove a son on an eye-opening journey. And in the process, a musical legacy that was all but lost has been found, and a life revealed.

Life sciences

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


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.