Trump’s EPA pick signals shift on climate change

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

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

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Retired Marine Corps General John Kelly arrives at Trump Tower, November 30, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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.


// 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.

// Some Boston homeowners will now pay less in property taxes

City Council has passed a higher residential exemption, given to single-family owners who make their Boston homes their primary residences.

// Boston school days could soon get longer by 40 minutes

After a year delay, Boston Public Schools will extend the day at dozens of schools next fall.

Officials said the first phase of demolition work on the Massachusetts Turnpike toll plazas was completed ahead of schedule.

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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.

// No more free overhead bins on United

Customers in a new pricing tier can only bring one personal item on board and aren’t guaranteed to be able to sit with their companions.

Reebook said it will relocate its headquarters from Canton to The Innovation & Design Building in Boston’s Seaport District.


Reebok’s new HQ will be at Design Building in Seaport District

The maker of athletic shoes and gear said it has chosen the Innovation & Design Building near the city’s cruise ship terminal for its new headquarters.

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

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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.

Spicy sauce is placed on a grilled chicken plate with veggies at the Chicken and Rice Guys in Medford.

Chicken & Rice Guys coming to Downtown Crossing, replacing Cheeseboy

The company wants to have enough seating for 12 to 20 when the Downtown Crossing location opens Jan. 21.

Justin Khoo

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

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

Road that begins in Kenmore Square goes all the way to Oregon — and a sign will point the way

Officials on Thursday will install a sign in Kendall Square that says that Route 20 extends thousands of miles, ending up in Newport, Ore.

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.

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.

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.

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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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// How to save Obamacare? Repeal it

This move would put the pressure to come up with “something” where it belongs — on Republicans.

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.