Trump speaks with Taiwan's president

President-elect Donald Trump.

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President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with president of Taiwan, a country US broke diplomatic ties with in 1979.

// Trump AG pick could halt legal pot industry

Senator Jeff Sessions, a former federal prosecutor and state attorney general, has been taking on marijuana dealers since the 1970s.

Ground Game

// Donald Trump said he won in a ‘landslide.’ Not true!

If you look at history, Trump’s claim that he won the Electoral College in a “landslide” does not hold up. At all.

Michael A. Cohen

// This election will boomerang on Trump voters

Throughout his business career, from the casino business to Trump University, Donald Trump has been a con man and grifter.

// Blame millennials for Hillary Clinton’s loss? Sounds about right

I’ll admit I was skeptical, but digging into the numbers I found that Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook has a point.

// FBI team at N.H. property owned by Nathan Carman’s family

The FBI and other agencies have been at the property owned by John Chakalos. Chakalos’s grandson, Nathan Carman, was once a suspect.

Authorities ID decapitated body found in Lawrence

Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino, 16, was last seen by relatives last month before he went missing.

// A big billboard outside Fenway Park will tell you when your train is coming

The display comes from a Washington, D.C.-based startup, TransitScreen.

Possible pot brownies send six Boston students to hospital

The students were transported from Urban Science Academy in West Roxbury after they showed signs of illness, Boston Public Schools said.

An emotional Regina Lewis stood near the tree on Brush Hill Road where the youngest of her six children died in a fiery car crash early Friday.

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‘I just had to thank the neighbor that tried to save them.’

Regina Lewis returned to the scene of the fiery car crash that killed her daughter to thank the man who risked his life in a failed effort to save her.

// At odds with Warren, Baker backs medical innovation bill

Governor Baker says he supports a sweeping federal medical innovation bill, which Senator Warren claims was hijacked by drug companies.

// ‘Sad!’ Walsh laments ‘Boston Winter’ wonderland delay

Mayor Martin Walsh wondered if the warm weather could be blamed on “climate change.”

// MBTA says ‘exercise common sense’ after man brings Christmas tree on train

Bringing a tree on the subway isn’t against the rules, so if you see someone with a fir in tow, maybe it’s best to let it go, let it go, let it go.

// Ortiz keeps a close eye on Red Sox

Enjoying his retirement thus far, Ortiz is monitoring team’s offseason moves.

// Airbnb says state, cities lost out on $15m in missed tax revenue

Airbnb Inc. said state and local governments could have received at least $15 million over the past year from hotel taxes on its users.

Foxborough, MA - 12/01/2016 - New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett (88) at practice today may be needed even more now that word has come that New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is out with back surgery scheduled. Patriots practice in Foxborough. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Jim McBride, Topic: 02Patriots Practice, LOID: 8.3.837953020.

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Martellus Bennett’s role likely to increase

Matt Lengel and James Develin also are candidates to help fill the void of Rob Gronkowski.

// Peng Chang-kuei, the chef credited with inventing General Tso’s Chicken, dies at 98

Mr. Peng, credited with inventing General Tso’s Chicken, has died in Taiwan at 98.


// Weeks after shellfishing ban is lifted, Wellfleet worries remain

Amid fear that the town’s namesake brand has been stained, officials are calculating an economic impact measured in millions.


// The Weekender: Murder mysteries, folk histories, and Holiday Pops

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

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


// After UN apology, real work on cholera in Haiti begins

The United States and other donor nations must make plans to help end Haiti’s cholera epidemic a reality.

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.