State Police accused of bias in promotions

The Massachusetts State Police routinely pass over women and minority troopers for promotion, a lawsuit alleges.

In November, protesters joined hands as police lined the hill at Standing Rock during a dispute over the building of the Dakota Access pipeline.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Army Corps blocks Dakota Access pipeline route

The move hands a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten a water source and cultural sites.

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In a battle to shut down the attorney general’s probe, ExxonMobil is demanding an investigation of the investigating agency.

One of the charred cars after the fire on Berkshire Street in Cambridge.

More than $200,000 raised for victims of massive Cambridge fire

Despite the goodwill of well-wishers who dropped off food, clothing, or other supplies, the city asks only for cash donations.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_05cambridgefire-7_metro.jpg At least 60 people are displaced after Cambridge fire

Buildings and vehicles were charred, prompting one resident to say, “I’ve never seen anything like that in my life.”

Patriots 26, Rams 10

Foxborough, MA - 12-4-16 - New England Patriots Tom Brady throws a pass against the Los Angeles Rams during third quarter action at Gillette Stadium. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)

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CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Record-setting day for Tom Brady

He is 201-61 in his career. No other NFL quarterback has ever reached a record of 140 games above .500.

Ben Volin | On Football

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The Patriots had 402 yards of offense, but numbers can be deceiving.

Chad Finn

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lee_patritotsrams11_spts.jpg A visit from the Rams just what Patriots needed

There may have been a few frustrations Sunday, but for the most part there was little to complain about.

Ben Volin | Instant Analysis

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/britt.jpg This may have been Patriots’ best defensive game yet

The Rams looked like a junior varsity squad against the Patriots on Sunday.

US President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.

Trump’s Taiwan phone call was long planned, say people who were involved

Donald Trump’s protocol-breaking telephone call with Taiwan’s leader was an intentionally provocative move.

Two arrested in connection with fatal Fitchburg fire

An armed robbery turned fatal after two suspects tied a victim up, lit his apartment on fire, and left him to burn.

Cape police find meth lab in former cranberry bog

A homeless man was arrested and charged with felony possession to distribute methamphetamine.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/23/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/wiggs_childrens2.jpg Demolition begins on Prouty Garden

The demolition of a garden at Boston Children’s Hospital has begun, frustrating many who fought to preserve it.

Adrian Walker

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/walker[1]-11797.jpg Cholera activists force an apology the UN didn’t want to issue

For many local activists, the apology represented a hard-won victory.

President-elect Donald Trump listened to Vice President-elect Mike Pence at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis on Thursday.

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Boston students plan walkout in protest of Trump

It’s a show of solidarity with undocumented immigrants, women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals.

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Italian Premier Matteo Renzi announced he will resign, triggering calls from opposition forces for elections to be held soon.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/reynolds_lawrence217.jpg Lawrence church in mourning after killing of teen

“He was calm, very shy, he didn’t speak much, but he was always willing to help out with anything that was needed,” said Pastor Victor Parra.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/tjmaxx.jpg NSFW posts pop up on T.J. Maxx’s Facebook page

The official Facebook page of Framingham-based corporate retailer T.J. Maxx appeared to fall victim to hackers on Sunday.

Special reports

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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.”

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Jeffrey D. Sachs

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/02/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/1205danielforweb.jpg Restoring civic virtue in America

The most dire threat American society faces today is the collapse of civic virtue.

Life sciences

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

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight150x150-5331asdf-11556.jpg 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'

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight-9497.jpg 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.