The transition to Trump

CIA: Russia tried to help Trump win

President-elect Donald Trump spoke on Friday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency.

// Obama orders review of election e-mail hacking

US intelligence officials have accused Russia of trying to interfere in last month’s election by hacking into Democratic officials’ email accounts.

// Labor secretary pick ripped over use of racy ads

For years, Andrew Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, has faced staunch criticism for racy advertisements.

// Trump closes companies tied to Saudi Arabia

Corporate registrations in Delaware show that President-elect Donald Trump shut down some of his companies in the days after the election.

// No Trump post for Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani was an early front-runner to be secretary of state, but faced questions about his overseas business ties.

// Aaron Hernandez’s agent dismissed Bradley’s shooting claim as ‘laughable’

“Those are laughable claims and I almost dare him to file it. Argument? What?” wrote Brian Murphy in a text.

// Partners HealthCare posts record loss

The state’s largest health network lost $108 million on operations in fiscal 2016 as its Neighborhood Health Plan continued to struggle.

// Marijuana to be legal Thursday in Massachusetts

Despite initially saying the results of Question 4 might not be certified in time, Secretary of State William Galvin now says work is on schedule.

FBI, State Police search home in Georgetown

The nature of the investigation is not known.

Cambridge-12/03/2016- Firefighters battle a 10-alarm fire at Berkshire and York Streets. Firefighters in an aerial ladder battle the fire in front of St. Patricks Place. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff (metro)

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Hope amid the ashes at St. Patrick’s Place

There are hundreds of story to tell about the fire that roared through her neighborhood last week.

// Lost in 10-alarm Cambridge fire, a close-knit community and a home

The blaze permanently displaced the residents of St. Patrick’s Place, an affordable housing complex fashioned from a former church.

// R.I. school embroiled in sex abuse scandal names a new headmaster

St. George’s School has hired Alexandra “Alixe” Callen as its 12th headmaster and the first female to lead the 120-year-old institution.

// Horrified bystanders watch as train hits car in Belmont

A 58-year-old woman was struggling to pull a boy from her car, which was stuck on the tracks in Belmont, when it was hit by a commuter rail train.

// Are your old photos resurfacing on Facebook? You’re not alone.

For some on Facebook, what’s old was new again on Friday.

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 04: Malcolm Butler #21 of the New England Patriots reacts with Eric Rowe #25 after intercepting Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams (not pictured) during the first half at Gillette Stadium on December 4, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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Eric Rowe, cornerbacks round into shape

Rowe has never played within the same defensive system for more than a year, and was a safety until his senior year at Utah

Raptors 101, Celtics 94

// Raptors big-foot the Celtics in second half

Kyle Lowry sparked the Raptors with 34 points

// Beginner’s luck: Lottery player wins $1 million on first try

Midoriko-Mariam Takeuchi claimed her $1 million prize from the $2,500,000 Holiday Magic instant prize on Friday.

// Hundreds say ‘last goodbye’ to slain Lawrence teen

Mourners attended a wake Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino, whose mutilated body was found last week on the banks of the Merrimack River.

// Snow expected to arrive Sunday

Get your shovels ready. Snow is on the way. And it could make for a messy commute on Monday morning.

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


// Healey’s Exxon investigation runs into the Bill of Rights

Maura Healey is embarked on her own crusade to punish freedom of speech.

Life sciences

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


The Desperate and the Dead

// The hidden cost when mental illness meets homelessness

Everyone knows David, and wants to help, as he bounces between shelters, hospitals, jail. He is among the many homeless people with mental illness who find no care system to address their desperation.

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.