State Police accused of bias in promotions

Graduates drilled during the 82nd Recruit Massachusetts State Police graduation in April 2016.

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The Massachusetts State Police routinely pass over women and minority troopers for promotion, a lawsuit alleges.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/27/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/armstogether.jpg Army Corps blocks Dakota Access pipeline route

The move hands a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten a water source and cultural sites.

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In a battle to shut down the attorney general’s probe, ExxonMobil is demanding an investigation of the investigating agency.

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It’s a show of solidarity with undocumented immigrants, women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals.

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini voted for a referendum on constitutional reforms on Sunday.

Italian premier quits after losing reforms referendum

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi announced he will resign, triggering calls from opposition forces for elections to be held soon.

Patriots 26, Rams 10

Foxborough, MA - 12-4-16 - New England Patriots Tom Brady throws a pass against the Los Angeles Rams during third quarter action at Gillette Stadium. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)

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CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Record-setting day for Tom Brady

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

Ben Volin | On Football

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/hogantd.jpg Sure, it was a win, but Patriots left plenty of plays out there

The Patriots had 402 yards of offense, but numbers can be deceiving.

Chad Finn

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lee_patritotsrams11_spts.jpg A visit from the Rams just what Patriots needed

There may have been a few frustrations Sunday, but for the most part there was little to complain about.

Ben Volin | Instant Analysis

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/britt.jpg This may have been Patriots’ best defensive game yet

The Rams looked like a junior varsity squad against the Patriots on Sunday.

Cape police find meth lab in former cranberry bog

A homeless man was arrested and charged with felony possession to distribute methamphetamine.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/23/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/wiggs_childrens2.jpg Demolition begins on Prouty Garden

The demolition of a garden at Boston Children’s Hospital has begun, frustrating many who fought to preserve it.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/snow.jpg Light snow, then rain, is expected on Monday in Boston area

Early Boston commuters may see snowflakes starting around 5 a.m. Monday, with accumulation anywhere from a “coating” to an inch.

Buzzsaw

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/30/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/5f6c11465a159cc5de04e05f09c31daf3f3cc97a3451c1d4c65db21b4b7af4a0253e7b89a37baf4c4dede7fc0d7d95c3.jpg We’re not in ‘Westworld’ to relax

Call it post-“Lost” phobia, but there needs to be a plan for a puzzle show such as “Westworld” to work.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_05cambridgefire-10_metro.jpg More than $200,000 raised for victims of massive Cambridge fire

Despite the goodwill of well-wishers who dropped off food, clothing, or other supplies, the city asks only for cash donations.

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

At least 60 people are displaced after Cambridge fire

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

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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/reynolds_lawrence217.jpg Lawrence church in mourning after killing of teen

“He was calm, very shy, he didn’t speak much, but he was always willing to help out with anything that was needed,” said Pastor Victor Parra.

Special reports

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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.”

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Jeffrey D. Sachs

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/02/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/1205danielforweb.jpg Restoring civic virtue in America

The most dire threat American society faces today is the collapse of civic virtue.

Life sciences

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

Special reports

//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'

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight-9497.jpg 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.