DAN SHAUGHNESSY

With Chris Sale, Christmas has come early in Red Sox Nation

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers during a baseball game at Fenway Park, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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True to form, Dave Dombrowski went for broke by dealing prospects for Chris Sale.

CHAD FINN | NINE INNINGS

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Dave Dombrowski knew it would take a lot to get this deal done, and so he parted with a lot.

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The Red Sox will give up top prospects Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech for the All-Star Chicago lefthander.

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale played a game in Boston in June.

You might not want to leave your throwback jersey near Chris Sale

Chris Sale was suspended back in July for destroying throwback uniforms the Chicago White Sox were scheduled to wear during a game.

Chestnut Hill Realty

Developer pitches 21-story building for Coolidge Corner

Chestnut Hill Realty wants to build 320 apartments and a three-level parking garage in the Brookline neighborhood.

Boston-10/23/12- Ed Tutunjian leaves Boston Superior Court. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(metro)

THOMAS FARRAGHER

What sort of sentence for Boston’s fallen taxi cab king?

Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to send Edward Tutunjian to prison for at least two years.

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

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.

Deputy Chief Michael Morrissey of the Cambridge Fire Department looked over Berkshire Street.

Cambridge official describes how firefighters contained blaze

In the first detailed account of how firefighters attacked the 10-alarm blaze, Deputy Fire Chief Michael Morrissey said they were fortunate.

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President Obama said the fight he’s led against the Islamic State group has been relentless, sustainable, and multilateral.

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Governor Charlie Baker said he is making the cuts to remedy what his administration says is a gap between projected revenues and expected spending.

The transition to Trump

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 5: Retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, the choice of President-elect Donald J. Trump for national security adviser, talks with colleagues at Trump Tower on December 5, 2016 in New York City. Trump has been holding daily meetings at the luxury high rise that bears his name since his election in November. (Photo by Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)

Critics worry after Trump security chief fuels conspiracies

A former security official said she was ‘‘deeply troubled’’ by Michael Flynn’s tendency to promote fake news stories on his Twitter feed.

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In a tweet, President-elect Donald Trump called the order for the new plane “ridiculous.”

Dana-Farber puts online advertising on hold after ad runs on Breitbart

The hospital says it did not proactively place the ad on the conservative website.

Globe Magazine

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Ariel Quiros and Bill Stenger promised to save Jay Peak ski resort and the struggling economy around it. That’s not what happened at all.

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The outdoors group is leaving its longtime Beacon Hill headquarters for a $13.1 million property in City Square.

Sponsored by Rockland Trust

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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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

JEFF JACOBY

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Taiwan is a sovereign, independent, civilized nation. There should be no hesitation about saying so, and treating it accordingly.

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.