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.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

Fossil fuel ally tapped to lead the EPA

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has fought for the rollback of President Obama’s climate change initiatives.

JOAN VENNOCHI

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Demonizing Donald Trump won’t be easy. At least half the American people like the president-elect they are getting to know.

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The woman allegedly made the threats because she thought the Sandy Hook attack was a hoax.

Her home was lost, but her cats survived the Cambridge blaze

A video capturing Christina Jeffrey’s reunion with her two cats, Mac and Cheese, was captured on video — and has, in turn, captured the hearts of thousands.

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Landmark health legislation passed by Senate

It took nearly three years for Congress to pass the 21st Century Cures Act. With Obama expected to sign it, the FDA turns its focus to long road of implementation.

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.

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MassDOT said the transition to electronic tolling has already reduced congestion during the morning commute.

Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in Pablo Lorraín’s “Jackie.”

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★ ★ ★ ★ | Movie Review

Natalie Portman captures emotional intimacy of ‘Jackie’

In this moving film, Portman plays the former first lady as a breathy, traumatized living doll fighting hard to become her own woman.

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These films all earned four-star reviews from Globe critics Ty Burr, Janice Page, and Peter Keough, as well as former Globe critic Wesley Morris.

TV CRITIC’S CORNER

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

HOME OF THE WEEK

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The first step inside this 10-year-old home leads to an unexpectedly airy expanse: an open floor plan with 15-foot-high ceilings.

Pearl Harbor: 75 years later

A ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack was held aboard the USS Cassin Young, a ship named after a Navy commander who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the attack.

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At Pearl Harbor ceremony, a ‘pact between generations’

Participants in Boston spoke solemnly of the heroism and sacrifice of those caught up in the surprise Japanese attack.

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The Boston Daily Globe detailed the historic manner in which the United States of America was thrust into World War II.

Chris Sale coming to Boston

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

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Seeing a player traded is bittersweet for scouts, but it’s also validation that they’ve done a good job.

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

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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

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.

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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.