CHAD FINN | NINE INNINGS

This trade for Chris Sale hurts, but it’s the good kind of pain

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Saturday, July 2, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

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Dave Dombrowski knew it would take a lot to get this deal done, and so he parted with a lot.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

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True to form, Dave Dombrowski went for broke by dealing prospects for Chris Sale.

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The Red Sox will give up top prospects Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech for the All-Star Chicago lefthander.

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Sale represents arguably the most consistent performer in the American League over the last half-decade.

Chestnut Hill Realty

Developer pitches 21-story building for Coolidge Corner

Chestnut Hill Realty wants to build 320 apartments and a three-level parking garage in the Brookline neighborhood.

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Mathew Borges, 15, was held without bail in the decapitation and death of a classmate.

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The mother of five has somehow put together a music career that revolves around her family.

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Students at Emerson College are asking that the city add five seconds to the crosswalk signals at Boylston and Tremont streets.

The power of will | Chapter 3

Will Lacey’s cancer spreads, and his family chases a cure

The news the Lacey family feared the most arrived: Will had a new tumor. There was no telling how much time they had, or whether Will would live long enough for the cure they sought.

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President Obama said the fight he’s led against the Islamic State group has been relentless, sustainable, and multilateral.

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Governor Charlie Baker said he is making the cuts to remedy what his administration says is a gap between projected revenues and expected spending.

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Proponents say it could create a new stream of revenue for government while encouraging consumers to cut back on an unhealthy practice.

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Children are welcome to send get-well letters to the skydiving Santa Claus who broke his leg while making his annual jump in Quincy.

The transition to Trump

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/06/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/AFP_IU23R.jpg Trump calls for cancellation of new Air Force One

In a tweet, President-elect Donald Trump called the order for the new plane “ridiculous.”

Dana-Farber puts online advertising on hold after ad runs on Breitbart

The hospital says it did not proactively place the ad on the conservative website.

Globe Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/03/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/opener1211jay.jpg Vermont’s $200 million mountain of trouble

Ariel Quiros and Bill Stenger promised to save Jay Peak ski resort and the struggling economy around it. That’s not what happened at all.

Appalachian Mountain Club buys new headquarters in Charlestown

The outdoors group is leaving its longtime Beacon Hill headquarters for a $13.1 million property in City Square.

Sponsored by Rockland Trust

Debate over digital tracking for truck drivers shifts into high gear

To help reduce the dangers of drivers over-extending their hours behind the wheel, a mandate is calling for the use of electronic log devices. But not everyone wants to go down that road.

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Special reports

special report

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

JOAN VENNOCHI

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The president-elect is pledging to punish companies that take jobs overseas. His daughter’s company has already done that.

Life sciences

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

Investigations

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight150x150-5331asdf-11556.jpg 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'

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“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.