At least 60 people are displaced after Cambridge fire

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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Buildings and vehicles were charred, prompting one resident to say, “I’ve never seen anything like that in my life.”

// 10-alarm fire devastates Cambridge neighborhood

Five or six people had minor injuries, described by an official as a “miraculous situation.”

Rams at Patriots

Foxborough, MA - 12-4-16 - Tom Brady celebrates with LeGarrette Blount after Blount's TD run during the first quarter action at Gillette Stadium. Los Angeles Rams at the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe staff)

Patriots 26, Rams 10

Tom Brady makes history as Patriots batter mistake-prone Rams

It wasn’t much of a game, but Brady won his NFL-record 201st game.

Foxborough MA 12/4/16 New England Patriots Tom Brady taking warm up throws before they play the Los Angeles Rams at Gillette Stadium. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

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Patriots have little problem with Rams in Foxborough

Globe reporters are providing live updates from Gillette Stadium as the Patriots take on the Rams.

Foxborough MA 12/4/16 New England Patriots defensive backs before they play the Los Angeles Rams at Gillette Stadium. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Patriots players don custom cleats for NFL’s #MyCleatsMyCause

This week, the league is relaxing its uniform policy so players can represent causes important to them.

Patriots fans shouldn’t fret too much about the loss of Rob Gronkowski.


The Patriots are still Super Bowl bound, even without Gronk

Of course the Patriots are better with Rob Gronkowski, but take a good look at the rest of the AFC.

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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.


Why seabirds can’t stop eating plastic

Instead of eating just zooplankton, several seabird species are duped into swallowing plastic shards.

Portrait of a young woman eating. Isolated on white.

Perspective | Magazine

Why do some people have willpower and others don’t?

We can strengthen it by rewriting our interior monologues about who we think we are.

Trump expands search for secretary of state

Donald Trump is expanding his search for secretary of state beyond the four candidates, including Mitt Romney, that he has interviewed, an aide said.

Mitt Romney spoke to reporters after returning from a dinner with President-elect Donald Trump.

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A genuine effort to mend fences by Trump, Romney

The Trump transition team insists the former Mass. governor is a legit candidate for a Cabinet post. “He’s got real gravitas,” said one source.

President-elect Donald Trump talks with workers during a visit to the Carrier factory, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump says firms that move jobs out of country could face tariff

Donald Trump said that US companies that move jobs out of the country could face a 35 percent tax on their goods.

// ‘SNL’ again pokes fun at Trump — and he responds

The president-elect made it known that Alec Baldwin’s portrayal continues to rub him the wrong way.

// Alec Baldwin says he’ll stop impersonating Trump, if Trump releases his taxes

Donald Trump has criticized Baldwin’s portrayal of him, and Baldwin had a response.

Light snow, then rain, is expected on Monday in Boston area

Some light snow, which is not expected to accumulate, may start around 5 a.m. on Monday with rain during the day.

A firefighter stands in front of the burned warehouse where at least nine people were found dead in Oakland, Calif., Dec. 3, 2016. Emergency responders were searching for at least a dozen more in the ashes at the scene of a fire in a warehouse that hosted an electronic music party on Dec. 2. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Death toll in Oakland, Calif., fire rises to at least 30

The fire broke out in a warehouse that was the site of a dance party Friday night in Oakland, Calif.

Student at the entrance to the Fly, one of the all-male final clubs at Harvard University.

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At Harvard, no simple answer on final clubs

A Harvard College crackdown on all eight male final clubs, which are not formally part of the university, has pulled them from the shadows.

// ‘Salsa Shutdown’ protest at Downtown Crossing

Saturday afternoon shopping in Downtown Crossing took an unusual turn.

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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.”

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// Two movies China desperately wants to hide

Two courageous Canadians want to shed light on the nation’s ghastliest atrocity.

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// 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.