Army Corps blocks Dakota Access pipeline route

In November, protesters joined hands as police lined the hill at Standing Rock during a dispute over the building of the Dakota Access pipeline.

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The move hands a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten a water source and cultural sites.

// Boston students plan walkout in protest of Trump

It’s a show of solidarity with undocumented immigrants, women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals.

// Trump expands search for secretary of state

Donald Trump is expanding his search for secretary of state beyond the four candidates, including Mitt Romney, that he has interviewed, an aide said.

// Trump says firms that move jobs out of country could face tariff

Donald Trump said that US companies that move jobs out of the country could face a 35 percent tax on their goods.

Patriots 26, Rams 10

Foxborough MA 12/4/16 New England Patriots Rob Ninkovich waves to the fans in the stands after they defeated Los Angeles Rams 26-10 at Gillette Stadium. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

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A visit from the Rams just what Patriots needed

There may have been a few frustrations Sunday, but for the most part there was little to complain about.

// Tom Brady makes history as Patriots batter Rams

It wasn’t much of a game, but Brady won his NFL-record 201st game.

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// This may have been Patriots’ best defensive game yet

The Rams looked like a junior varsity squad against the Patriots on Sunday.

// Brett Favre among first to congratulate Tom Brady for wins record

The former Packers quarterback posted a video message after Brady recorded win No. 201.

President Raul Castro of Cuba received his older brother’s ashes from an honor guard in Santiago, Cuba, on Sunday.

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Castro put to rest in city where revolution began

Bringing to an end nine days of national mourning, the ashes of Fidel Castro were buried Sunday in Santiago de Cuba.

// ‘SNL’ again pokes fun at Trump — and he responds

The president-elect made it known that Alec Baldwin’s portrayal continues to rub him the wrong way.

// Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden to headline tribute to Harry Reid

With Congress aiming to end the legislative session this week, Reid’s last big day in office will conclude at a gala.

// Light snow, then rain, is expected on Monday in Boston area

Early Boston commuters may see snowflakes starting around 5 a.m. Monday, with accumulation anywhere from a “coating” to an inch.

A firefighter stands in front of the burned warehouse where at least nine people were found dead in Oakland, Calif., Dec. 3, 2016. Emergency responders were searching for at least a dozen more in the ashes at the scene of a fire in a warehouse that hosted an electronic music party on Dec. 2. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Death toll in Oakland, Calif., fire rises to at least 33

The fire broke out in a warehouse that was the site of a dance party Friday night in Oakland, Calif.

Cambridge, MA - 12/4/2016 - Sahida Akter (cq), left, whose family lost everything in the fire, is comforted by unidentified women. Her family, from Bangladesh, lived in the building in the backgrond. Crews continue working the scene of a 10-alarm fire in Cambridge, the morning after it erupted on Berkshire Street. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 05cambridgefire Reporter: Nicole Fleming

At least 60 people are displaced after Cambridge fire

Buildings and vehicles were charred, prompting one resident to say, “I’ve never seen anything like that in my life.”

// 10-alarm fire devastates Cambridge neighborhood

Five or six people had minor injuries, described by an official as a “miraculous situation.”

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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.

// At Harvard, no simple answer on final clubs

A Harvard College crackdown on all eight male final clubs, which are not formally part of the university, has pulled them from the shadows.

// Boston College to play in Quick Lane Bowl

The Dec. 26 game will be held in Detroit and played in the Detroit Lions’ stadium.

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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.”

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// Two movies China desperately wants to hide

Two courageous Canadians want to shed light on the nation’s ghastliest atrocity.

Life sciences

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

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// 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.