Trump selects four-star general for Homeland Security

President-elect Trump is placing the defense of US territory from terrorism in the hands of a seasoned commander with personal knowledge of the cost of war.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

He fought against climate change policy. Now he’s tapped to lead the EPA.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has fought for the rollback of President Obama’s climate change initiatives.


// Give the devil his due — the people like Trump

Demonizing Donald Trump won’t be easy. At least half the American people like the president-elect they are getting to know.

// Woman charged with making threats to parent of Sandy Hook victim

The woman allegedly made the threats because she thought the Sandy Hook attack was a hoax.

// No more free overhead bins on United

Now, on United Airlines, you won’t necessarily get the use of an overhead bin, without paying more money.

Justin Khoo

Her home was lost, but her cats survived the Cambridge blaze

A video capturing Christina Jeffrey’s reunion with her two cats, Mac and Cheese, was captured on video — and has, in turn, captured the hearts of thousands.

Teen leader of hackers who made fake 911 threats pleads guilty

The 17-year-old is in the custody of the Department of Youth Services until he is 21.

// It’s not your imagination — you really are getting to work faster

The move to electronic tolling on the Massachusetts Turnpike has shaved about 12 minutes off morning commutes, officials said.

Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in Pablo Lorraín’s “Jackie.”

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★ ★ ★ ★ | Movie Review

Why ‘Jackie’ deserves a rare four out of four stars

In this moving film, Natalie Portman plays the former first lady as a breathy, traumatized living doll fighting hard to become her own woman.

// Four-star reviews by the Globe

These films all earned four-star reviews from Globe critics Ty Burr, Janice Page, and Peter Keough, as well as former Globe critic Wesley Morris.

// Manatee rescued from cooling Cape Cod waters now basking in the Bahamas

She summered on the Cape. Now it looks like this jetsetter is going to winter in the Bahamas.

Rachel Platten performing at Mix 104.1’s “Not So Silent Night” concert at the House of Blues on Tuesday.

Rachel Platten fills in for Meghan Trainor at House of Blues

The “Fight Song” singer came to the rescue because M-Train wasn’t feeling well.


// Condo has single-family perks, but leave your shovel behind

The first step inside this 10-year-old home leads to an unexpectedly airy expanse: an open floor plan with 15-foot-high ceilings.

Pearl Harbor: 75 years later

A ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack was held aboard the USS Cassin Young, a ship named after a Navy commander who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the attack.

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At Pearl Harbor ceremony, a ‘pact between generations’

Participants in Boston spoke solemnly of the heroism and sacrifice of those caught up in the surprise Japanese attack.

// How the Globe covered the Pearl Harbor attack

The Boston Daily Globe detailed the historic manner in which the United States of America was thrust into World War II.

Chris Sale coming to Boston

6/22/16: Boston, MA: Red Sox manager John Farrell (left) and team president Dave Dombrowski (right) were chatting in the dugout before the game. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Chicago White Sox in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic: Red Sox-White Sox


Red Sox have some payroll flexibility — but not a lot

The team could create some room by trading Clay Buchholz or perhaps by dealing Drew Pomeranz and Fernando Abad.

The power of will | Chapter 4

When finding a cure to cancer isn’t enough

A new drug trial leaves the Lacey family and Dr. Sholler with only one option: to keep going, with more sick children. But it would prove harder than anyone could imagine.

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.

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// Michael Flynn’s fevered imaginings

If there’s one lesson we’ve learned in the campaign just past, it’s that America is fed up with political correctness.

Life sciences

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


// 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.