The transition: Obama to Trump

For many Trump cabinet picks, a steep learning curve is ahead

epa05655194 President-elect Trump's nominee for Education Secretary, Elisabeth DeVos, prepares for a meeting with Republican Senate Majority Leader from Kentucky Mitch McConnell in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 01 December 2016. DeVos, a billionaire from Michigan, is the daughter-in-law of Amway co-founder Richard DeVos. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

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Donald Trump says he’s picked “the best people” for his cabinet. But many lack one thing: Expertise.

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast on Monday.

Warren won’t say Trump is ‘legitimate president’

Elizabeth Warren decried President-elect Donald Trump’s negative comments about civil rights hero John Lewis.

// Clark says she’s received ‘positive’ reaction to her boycott of inauguration

Congresswoman Katherine Clark is one of about two dozen members of Congress who said they would protest Donald Trump’s win.

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Dog is killed by coyote while leashed in its Gloucester yard

The coyote grabbed Skippy, a 10-month miniture poodle, Sunday night. Officers have not been able to catch the coyote and are warning residents.

MBTA retirement fund needs independent review, group says

The pension fund too easily dismissed concerns over its money management, a Boston think-tank said.

// Adults present at party where man was stabbed, UMass Boston chancellor says

UMass Boston chancellor J. Keith Motley said adults were at his home early Sunday when a 20-year-old man was stabbed at a party there.

Boston, MA - 1/9/2017 - Passengers ride the number 7 bus in Boston, MA, January 9, 2017. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

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Can buses be cool? Transit advocates want it to happen.

“Buses are not the second-class citizens of the transit system. They can be awesome, and they should be fun.”

celtics 108. hornets 98

// Thomas, Horford lead Celtics past Hornets at TD Garden

Isaiah Thomas scored 35 points and Al Horford added 22 to lead Boston past rival Charlotte.

// How far should state leaders go in reforming justice?

State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz castigated leaders for dragging their feet in fixing the criminal justice system.


// Incumbency, in black and white

The daunting nature of Tito Jackson’s challenge for Boston mayor has been made clear in recent days.

AFC Championship: Steelers at Patriots

Foxborough, MA 01/14/17 Texans quarterback Brock Osweller signals to his teammates in the first quarter. The New England Patriots play against the Houston Texans in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Gillette Stadium Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

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A legitimate debate about Patriots will end soon

There will be no more free passes for the Patriots in the playoffs, just capable passers.


// How the Texans exposed flaws in the Patriots’ offense

Houston had its pass rushers line up inside, and they were able to get favorable 1-on-1 matchups.


// Dr. Kamala Dansinghani, who battled anorexia, dies at 44

Dr. Dansinghani was valedictorian of her Dartmouth College class and a Harvard Medical School graduate.

// Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on the moon, dies at 82

Mr. Cernan, commander of NASA’s Apollo 17 mission, set foot on the lunar surface in December 1972 during his third space flight.


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// 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

// 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.

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.