Senate leader says parts of pot law may be delayed

A delay, said Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, would allow lawmakers to “fine-tune” the measure.

MBTA officials blast cleaning companies for cost-cutting

Two contracted cleaning companies cut worker hours and health insurance for dozens of their employees, an official said.

Boston, MA - 12/05/16 - Protesters wait unsuccessfully to see Governor Charlie Baker outside his office. Protesters, including some who walked out of local high school and college classes, brought concerns over the past election cycle to a rally on Boston Common, outside the State House, and then to the office of Governor Charlie Baker. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: () Topic: (06walkout)

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Hundreds of students walk out of Boston schools, colleges

Students marched and rallied as they called on local political leaders to speak out against Donald Trump.

The transition to Trump

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 5: Former Vice President Al Gore talks to the media after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump 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)

Ground Game

Convenient truths about Al Gore’s meeting with Donald Trump

Three things are absolutely incredible about this meeting.

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The departing 74-year-old vice president made the comment with a slight smile on his face. Given a chance to walk it back, he did — but only a bit.

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.

 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

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.

Sponsored by Cross Insurance

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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Classmates of Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino speaks outside of Lawrence District Court for arraignment of Mathew Borges for the grisly murder of high school classmate Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino. . Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe

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KEVIN CULLEN

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.

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

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?

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

Amendola expected to miss rest of regular season

Patriots receiver Danny Amendola suffered a high ankle sprain fielding a punt against the Rams.

Foxborough, MA - 12-4-16 - Rams quarterback Jared Goff is sacked by the Patriots Logan Ryan in the second quarter. Second quarter action at Gillette Stadium. Los Angeles Rams at the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe staff)

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

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

The Patriots sacked Goff four times (their second-highest sack total of the season).

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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)

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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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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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/03/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/davis_dudley5_met.jpg Healey’s office cautions Dudley against town-wide vote in cemetery dispute

Under state law, a community cannot “restrict the use of land or structures for religious purposes,” an official with Attoney General Maura Healey’s office wrote.

06/22/16: Boston, MA: Red Sox team president Dave Dombrowski was on the field before the game. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Chicago White Sox in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic: Red Sox-White Sox

Alex Speier

Major offseason moves are part of Dave Dombrowski’s DNA

The Red Sox’ president of baseball operations says his goals are modest, but he’s usually among the most aggressive dealmakers.

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

Stephen Kinzer

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

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'

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“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.