Spotlight follow-up

Senate committee demands ban on dual surgeries

Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Controversy over surgeons “running two rooms” has roiled Massachusetts General Hospital and spurred a national debate.

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The claims were first made in an opinion piece that appeared in a student magazine.

The transition to Trump


// Do as Donald says, not as Ivanka does

The president-elect is pledging to punish companies that take jobs overseas. His daughter’s company has already done that.

Ground Game

// Convenient truths about Al Gore’s meeting with Donald Trump

Three things are absolutely incredible about this meeting.

// Will a 77-year-old Joe Biden run in 2020?

Biden made that remark Monday with a slight smile on his face. Given a chance to walk it back, he did — but only a bit.

// Children’s toys raise privacy alarms

Toys using Burlington-based Nuance Communications’ speech-recognition software are raising eyebrows.

// Standing Rock protesters remain wary despite apparent victory

Some couldn’t shake a lingering sense of trepidation, particularly after comments from the pipeline company and top Republicans.

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Debate over digital tracking for truck drivers shifts into high gear

To help reduce the dangers of drivers over-extending their hours behind the wheel, a mandate is calling for the use of electronic log devices. But not everyone wants to go down that road.

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Amanda Allen, a Chelmsford native, was listed as missing in the wake of the deadly Oakland, Calif., warehouse fire.

Horror of Oakland fire resonates in Mass. families

Several people with deep roots in the Boston area were victims in the warehouse fire that killed at least 36.

The power of will | Chapter 3

Will Lacey’s cancer spreads, and his family chases a cure

The news the Lacey family feared the most arrived: Will had a new tumor. There was no telling how much time they had, or whether Will would live long enough for the cure they sought.

Wally The Green Monster and Santa met at Fenway Park in Boston next to a donation box that benefits the Boston Globe’s Globe Santa program that will be located outside Gate D.

Globe Santa

Father seeks gifts for kids whose mom struggles with addiction

The father of four wrote about the long slide the family has endured as the mom continues her battle.

// Markey throws support behind medical bill opposed by Warren

Senator Ed Markey said the bill, which includes $1 billion for opioid recovery, would help communities “devastated” by drug addiction.


// The unwritten code that some deaths are more worthy of attention

It’s sad that if Lee Viloria-Paulino had just been stabbed and left to die, his death would have passed with hardly anyone taking notice.

// Lawrence teen allegedly confessed to decapitation

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

Christopher Kimball, of “America’s Test Kitchen” and “Cook’s Country,” at the home of his new venture, Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street in Boston.

Tony Cenicola/New York Times/File 2016

Chris Kimball pushes back at America’s Test Kitchen

The separation between the celebrity chef and the Brookline media company isn’t just getting ugly. It’s getting expensive, too.

 Cambridge Ma 12/5/16 Building coming down fire scene, burned out buildings, Cambridge fire now says 16 buildings damaged in ten alarm fire.... Globe photo David Ryan

Cambridge fire official says it’s a ‘miracle’ no one died in massive blaze

In 33 years with the department, Assistant Fire Chief Gerry Mahoney said he had never seen a fire spread like Saturday’s 10-alarm blaze.

Rams quarterback Jared Goff was sacked by Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan in the second quarter.


Patriots pressured Jared Goff, but where has it been all season?

The Patriots sacked the rookie quarterback four times, their second-highest sack total of the season.


Securing another year of John Farrell was the right call

The Red Sox manager won’t be a lame duck in 2017. It’s his team, his show.

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


// Trump’s mistaken microeconomics

President-elect Donald Trump’s deal to save jobs at Carrier is short-sighted and potentially disastrous.

Life sciences

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


// 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'

// 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.