The transition to Trump

Clark blasts House science panel’s tweet to Breitbart story

Representative Katherine Clark, who serves on the committee, says the tweet indicates the committee under a Trump administration will double down on denying science.

// Trump backs Dakota Access oil pipeline

Trump’s spokesman says the president-elect’s backing for the pipeline “has nothing to do with his personal investments.”

// At odds with Warren, Baker backs medical innovation bill

Governor Baker says he supports a sweeping federal medical innovation bill, which Senator Warren claims was hijacked by drug companies.

Jake Tapper of CNN (left) sat on stage with Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook during a forum at the Harvard Institute of Politics.

Ground Game

I was inside the room at the Harvard conference

Aides for Hillary Clinton were shell-shocked and angry while the Trump campaign saw the forum as a chance for vindication after months of being mocked.


// Trump to tech world: Yeah, whatever

By blowing off details and rejecting specialized expertise, the president-elect is sending a strong signal to the tech sector.

DA’s office provides few details on body found in Lawrence

Mayor Daniel Rivera said the suspected homicide was not “a random attack,” and stressed that the city is safe.

An emotional Regina Lewis stood near the tree on Brush Hill Road where the youngest of her six children died in a fiery car crash early Friday.

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‘I just had to thank the neighbor that tried to save them.’

Regina Lewis returned to the scene of the fiery car crash that killed her daughter to thank the man who risked his life in a failed effort to save her.

Former town administrator pleads guilty to false tax returns

Andrew Bisignani, the former town administrator of Nahant and Saugus, failed to report $375,000 in income between 2010 and 2013, the FBI said.

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Decor for Obamas’ final White House Christmas unveiled

Michelle Obama used the holiday decor to highlight her core initiatives as first lady: military service, education, and health.

Christopher Muther

// The tax-free wonders of the Cayman Islands

I could have put all my money into an off-shore, tax-free account, but what I really wanted to do was swim with stingrays.

Christopher Muther

// Cracking the swimwear code of the Caribbean

Topless or covered-up? Speedos or board shorts? While many Caribbean islands are geographically close, their swimsuit dress codes can be miles apart.

// MBTA says ‘exercise common sense’ after man brings tree on T

Bringing a tree on the subway isn’t against the rules, so if you see someone with a fir in tow, maybe it’s best to let it go, let it go, let it go.

// What if we thought of monogamy as a spectrum?

In a recent study, only 51 percent of people under 30 reported that their ideal relationship would be completely monogamous.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, in action during the first half of a NFL football game at Wembley Stadium, London, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Patriots’ keys to victory over the Rams

A close look at Sunday’s matchup, with an emphasis on who has the edge in the passing and running games.

// ‘We’re all disappointed’: Belichick addresses losing Gronk to back injury

Bill Belichick would not say whether Rob Gronkowski, who will have back surgery today, would go on injured reserve.


// ‘Westworld’ goes to viewers’ heads

Like the millions of viewers who watch each episode or parse them online, Matthew Gilbert relishes the work of trying to solve the puzzle within the puzzle.


// Nabokov was such a jerk

Distasteful people can do wonderful work, but their art doesn’t excuse their noxious behavior.


// The Weekender: Murder mysteries, folk histories, and Holiday Pops

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

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.

Opinion & Ideas

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

// John Kerry isn’t going quietly into the night

After John Kerry steps down as secretary of state, he does not intend to remain mum about the many issues he’s worked on.

Life sciences

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

Special reports

// 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.