Trump taps 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.

Michael A. Cohen

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

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Acushnet firefighters found the bodies Wednesday morning, the fire chief said. The victims have not been identified yet.

Mass. man killed by lightning in Australia

The Duxbury High School graduate and his girlfriend were camping when lightning struck a tree he was standing next to, according to local reports.

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Similar posters were recently found at Purdue University in Indiana and the University of Central Florida.

Andover teen pleads guilty to charges he led hacker ring that made fake threats

The 17-year-old, whose name was not released, was ordered into the custody of the Department of Youth Services until he is 21 years old.

Love Letters

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Will we ever sort out our roles in the child’s life — and be able to afford our own kids?

Miss Conduct

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How to tell a relative that you can no longer fund fancy dinners.

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HOME OF THE WEEK

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.

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From “Horrible Bear,” meant for ages 3 - 6, to “All the Single Ladies,” meant for an older crowd, here are the best and brightest from 2016.

TV CRITIC’S CORNER

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Every year, a number of performers show up on TV and make an immediate impression.

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Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution used special underwater equipment to follow leatherback turtles feeding off Cape Cod.

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The latest proposal for a 21-story building in Coolidge Corner would add 320 apartments, including 64 affordable units.

Actors Dakota Johnson, left, and Jamie Dornan appear in a scene from the film,

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Watch the latest trailer for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ sequel

If “Fifty Shades of Grey” wasn’t enough for you, there is a sequel coming in February. (Fans at work should probably watch it with headphones.)

Chris Sale coming to Boston

Chicago White Sox's Chris Sale throws a ball during a spring training baseball workout Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Trade to Red Sox works out well for Chris Sale’s family, too

With spring camp in Fort Myers, Sale can spend an additional two months at his home in nearby Naples, Fla.

Alex Speier

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Trades for Chris Sale and Tyler Thornburg cost the Red Sox some of their top prospects.

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

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

SCOT LEHIGH

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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.

Investigations

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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'

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“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Arts

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Rachel Harrison, Voyage of the Beagle (detail), 2007.

Art REview

Seeing art through artists’ eyes at Boston’s ICA

At the ICA, a new show celebrates artists who work with collections and archives. At the ICA, a new show celebrates artists who work with collections and archives. At the ICA, a new show celebrates artists who work with collections and archives.