The transition to Trump

CIA says Russia wanted Trump to win presidency

President-elect Donald Trump spoke on Friday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency.

// Labor secretary pick ripped over use of racy ads

For years, Andrew Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, has faced staunch criticism for racy advertisements.

// Trump closes companies tied to Saudi Arabia

Corporate registrations in Delaware show that President-elect Donald Trump shut down some of his companies in the days after the election.

// No Trump post for Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani was an early front-runner to be secretary of state, but faced questions about his overseas business ties.

Gary Cohn was seen at Trump Tower in November.

Trump to tap Goldman Sachs president for economic job

Donald Trump is expected to name Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn to an influential White House economic post.

// Partners HealthCare posts record loss

The state’s largest health network lost $108 million on operations in fiscal 2016 as its Neighborhood Health Plan continued to struggle.

// Marijuana to be legal Thursday in Massachusetts

Despite initially saying the results of Question 4 might not be certified in time, Secretary of State William Galvin now says work is on schedule.

FBI, State Police search home in Georgetown

The nature of the investigation is not known.

// Obama orders review of election e-mail hacking

US intelligence officials have accused Russia of trying to interfere in last month’s election by hacking into Democratic officials’ email accounts.

Rizwan Shahorin, 7, watched as his brother Imtiaz Fiad, 4, was comforted by their mother Sahida Akter, while having dinner at the Holiday Inn Express, where they are staying.

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Lost in 10-alarm Cambridge fire, a close-knit community and a home

The blaze permanently displaced the residents of St. Patrick’s Place, an affordable housing complex fashioned from a former church.


// Hope amid the ashes at St. Patrick’s Place

There are hundreds of story to tell about the fire that roared through her neighborhood last week.

// R.I. school embroiled in sex abuse scandal names a new headmaster

St. George’s School has hired Alexandra “Alixe” Callen as its 12th headmaster and the first female to lead the 120-year-old institution.

// Woman seriously hurt after commuter rail train hits car

A 58-year-old woman was struggling to pull a boy from her car, which was stuck on the tracks in Belmont, when it was hit by a commuter rail train.

// Snow expected to arrive Sunday

Get your shovels ready. Snow is on the way. And it could make for a messy commute on Monday morning.


Are your old photos resurfacing on Facebook? You’re not alone.

For some on Facebook, what’s old was new again on Friday.

// Beginner’s luck: Lottery player wins $1 million on first try

Midoriko-Mariam Takeuchi claimed her $1 million prize from the $2,500,000 Holiday Magic instant prize on Friday.

Cooking | Magazine

// Butternut squash recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

An eggy strata with gruyere, make-ahead baked pasta, and more.

// Fisher-Price debunks fake ‘Happy Hour Playset’ toy

The toy maker had to take to Twitter to let customers know that it never produced a bar-themed playset for toddlers.

Ariana Grande will perform at the Kiss 108 Jingle Ball.


The Weekender: Seeing stars, Cirque Dreams, and finely tuned machines

Top picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

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


// Healey’s Exxon investigation runs into the Bill of Rights

Maura Healey is embarked on her own crusade to punish freedom of speech.

Life sciences

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


The Desperate and the Dead

// The hidden cost when mental illness meets homelessness

Everyone knows David, and wants to help, as he bounces between shelters, hospitals, jail. He is among the many homeless people with mental illness who find no care system to address their desperation.

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.