The transition to Trump

Trump turns to Carson to lead HUD

Donald Trump intends to nominate Dr. Ben Carson to the Cabinet, though the retired neurosurgeon has previously said he would prefer to be an informal adviser.

// Teen charged in ‘horrific’ murder allegedly confessed to friend

The 15-year-old boy faces a charge of murder as an adult in the death of a classmate, who was found decapitated along the banks of the Merrimack River.

As the snow falls, crashes and spinouts are reported

Boston is most likely to get about an inch, while communities north and west of the city will probably get up to two inches.

// Judge orders Mich. recount to begin within hours

The federal judge’s early morning decision means the state must begin a hand recount of 4.8 million ballots at noon.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// How a Trump-Putin alliance would change the world

It’s no secret that Donald Trump was the Kremlin’s favored candidate.


// Could local CEOs hold sway in a Trump White House?

Our CEO president, the first without political experience, will likely seek out other business leaders for guidance.

// How do you judge a school? Mass. looks to change the criteria

Massachusetts is looking to broaden the way it judges schools beyond test scores and graduation rates.

// Liberty Mutual to buy CIA’s insurer for $3b

Boston-based Liberty Mutual plans to purchase Ironshore Inc., a speciality insurer that covers several government agencies, including the CIA.

// BU’s Robert Brown earned $1.2 million in 2014

A survey found an overall increase in compensation of 8.6 percent for leaders of private colleges.

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New England is a hotbed for health care innovation

From new insights into battling mental health disorders to tools that help relieve chronic pain, New England businesses are using advanced technology to improve health care for the future.

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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

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‘I’ve never seen anything like that in my life’

As the extent of the damage from the Cambridge fire became more evident, families returned to claim whatever they could.

The power of will | Chapter 2

// Darkness and the dream

As Pat Lacey and Dr. Giselle Sholler continued their search for new treatments, a promising clue sat on a shelf in a lab in Hawaii. But how to turn the idea into a reality?

Winter Meetings Updates

// In bid for Chris Sale, Red Sox face competition from Nationals

The Nationals are looking to make a big splash and possibly acquire two top-level major league talents.

// Fast Forward: Students to walk out, sifting through fire rubble

President-elect Trump expands search for his secretary of state, investigators try to determine the cause of the 10-alarm fire in Cambridge, and more of the news you need.

// ExxonMobil fires back at Mass. AG in lawsuit

In a battle to shut down Maura Healey’s review, ExxonMobil is demanding an investigation of the investigating agency.

// State Police accused of overlooking women, minorities in promotions

A lawsuit says that the force routinely passes over women and minority troopers for top positions.

The sun rose over the Oceti Sakowin camp in Cannon Ball, N.D., near Standing Rock, last month.

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Mass. residents relieved, for now, with Standing Rock decision

Some expressed relief that the Dakota Access Pipeline has been blocked, but said the final resolution remains uncertain.

Two Globe Santa workers received a donation at the SoWa Open Market winter festival in Boston. It will help provide nearly 30,000 boxes of toys to children in need in the region.

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Grandparents say kids will be delighted by a visit from Santa

One day last fall, a retired couple’s reasonably comfortable life changed.

Patriots 26, Rams 10


// A record-setting day for Tom Brady

He is 201-61 in his career. No NFL quarterback had reached a record of 140 games above .500.

Special reports

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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.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Niall Ferguson

// Looking at the real James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis

General Mattis will probably be President Trump’s secretary of defense. Take him both literally and seriously.

Life sciences

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

Special reports

// 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.