Judge declares mistrial in shooting of Walter Scott

In this April 4, 2015 image from video, Walter Scott, left, was shot by police officer Michael Thomas Slager in Charleston.

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Video taken by a bystander showing Walter Scott being shot in the back by Michael Slager shocked the country and renewed a debate about how blacks are treated by law enforcement.

The power of will | Chapter 2

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/02/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Untitled-2.jpg The Lacey family sees a glimmer of hope, but is it enough?

As Pat Lacey and Dr. Giselle Sholler continued their search for new treatments, a promising clue sat on a shelf in a lab in Hawaii. But how to turn the idea into a reality?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/peacockcrop1-6019-kROI--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Will NBC Boston reach over-the-air viewers?

US Senator Edward Markey wrote a letter to Comcast’s chief executive, voicing concerns about the upcoming station’s broadcast coverage area.

Organic eggs on the shelves 05 January 2006 at the Whole Foods Market in Willowbrook, Illinois. Whole Foods Market along with other organic food distributors are trying to bring down the cost of organic foods to attract the family on a budget. (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion | Leila Philip

Know your chickens — and your eggs

Ballot Question 3 requires that chickens in Massachusetts be “cage free.” But what does that mean?

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DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Red Sox fans owe a debt of gratitude to Bud Selig

Baseball’s newest Hall of Famer had a big part in the three Red Sox championships of this century.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/badbooks.jpg Publisher pulls controversial children’s book parody

Amid a firestorm of criticism on social media, publisher Abrams announced that it would cease publication of its parody of children’s books.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tunnel.jpg The race for the AFC’s top seed is neck-and-neck

The Raiders are in the No. 1 spot in the AFC, with the Patriots right behind at No. 2 with four games to play.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/RI_MANSION_DISPUTE_1.JPG Newport, R.I., loves its mansions. Except this one

“This looks like a 30-foot-tall Martian spaceship landing on the Newport skyline,” said a former chairman of the city’s Historic District Commission.

Names

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/eisen_Names2_120416-001.jpg Jay Z’s pals stop by Concepts in Cambridge

Kareem “Biggs” Burke and Emory Jones helped mark the 20th anniversary of the rapper’s first album “Reasonable Doubt.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Pool_06lawrence03_met.jpg Lawrence teen allegedly confessed to decapitation

Mathew Borges, 15, was held without bail in the decapitation and death of a classmate.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/FullSizeRender%20(3).jpg Investigators rule out arson in 10-alarm Cambridge fire

More than 125 people, including up to 30 children, are among those displaced by Saturday’s blaze, which caused an estimated $10 million in damages.

 Cambridge Ma 12/5/16 Childrens toys in a debris pile form a home destroyed by fire A fire scene, burned out buildings, Cambridge fire now says 16 buildings damaged in ten alarm fire.... Globe photo David Ryan

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Photos: Poring through the rubble of the Cambridge fire

Destroyed toys. Melted sidings. Investigators are navigating piles of debris to determine the cause of a 10-alarm fire that has displaced more than 125 people.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/18racedialoguepic07[1].jpg Walsh to push new tenant protections

Mayor Martin Walsh is wading into a contentious battle over renters’ rights in Boston.

The transition to Trump

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/AFP_IS439.jpg Al Gore calls climate meetings with Trump ‘productive’

The former vice president, a leading activist in the fight against climate change, said most of the time was spent with the president-elect.

Stephen Kinzer

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/eecac29acb8e40978961ca732a08db89-eecac29acb8e40978961ca732a08db89-0.jpg Inevitable conflict looms for China, United States

Never have Americans faced a foreign policy challenge as complex as the one China now poses.

Do Chinese leaders view Trump as a person full of bluster, or are they taking him seriously?

Ground Game

Will China take Trump seriously, or literally?

A series of tweets from the president-elect seemed to be putting China on notice.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/AFP_HT37V.jpg US gun sales in 2016 appear to have already set single-year record

More federal background checks for gun transactions were processed in the first 11 months of this year than in any previous year.

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New England is a hotbed for health care innovation

From new insights into battling mental health disorders to tools that help relieve chronic pain, New England businesses are using advanced technology to improve health care for the future.

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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

Opinion | Niall Ferguson

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/02/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/1206mattis.jpg Looking at the real James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis

General Mattis will probably be President Trump’s secretary of defense. Take him both literally and seriously.

Life sciences

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

Investigations

//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.