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The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

The San Antonio solution

How one Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model.

The transition to Trump

// Republicans in Congress prepare obscure tactic to gut Obama regulations

Republicans are readying an onslaught under what’s known as the Congressional Review Act to cast aside a raft of Obama administration edicts.

// Trump expected to pick Tillerson as secretary of state

Rex Tillerson, the president and chief executive of Exxon Mobil, has extensive experience working with foreign leaders, including Russian officials.

Bryan Cranston as Walter White.

Walter White features in ‘SNL’ cold open

The writers of “Saturday Night Live” apparently think the fictional meth dealer would be right at home in President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet.

Tabitha Tallent with her rabbit, which was rescued from the Westport Tenant Farm. Cody Moore, her fiance, got the rabbit for her.

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Animals allegedly abused at Westport farm find greener pastures

It has taken several months and $1.4 million, but some of the woebegone animals of a fetid tenant farm in Westport have begun to find salvation.


// The history behind Bill Belichick’s love for punters

The Patriots coach puts more thought into kicking and punting than most of us put into anything.

// Celtics arrive safely after bomb threat on team flight to Oklahoma City

Only a handful of team executives were aware of the bomb threat during the flight, but the entire traveling party was alerted when the flight landed.

// How the Red Sox made the Chris Sale trade happen

We take a detailed, day-by-day look at how Boston and Chicago reached an agreement at the winter meetings.

A nursing home giant stumbles amid expansion

As Genesis HealthCare has rapidly grown, care at its Massachusetts facilities has eroded, according to a Globe review of federal and state data.

Cog Railway president Wayne Presby revealed a proposal Thursday for a 35-room hotel 1,000 feet below the summit of Mount Washington.

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Plans for luxury hotel below Mt. Washington summit prompt outcry

Hikers who tramp the Presidential Range fear the construction will mean less connection with the uncluttered outdoors.


// A work of art from Maya Lin on Mass. Ave.

Novartis’ Cambridge facility is the most interesting new building in town.

// Day of mourning declared in Turkey after blasts kill 29

Two bombs exploded outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul after fans had gone home Saturday night.

National Weather Service

Snow is expected late Sunday afternoon

Up to 3 inches of snow for the Boston area is forecast to begin late Sunday afternoon, followed by rain by Monday morning.

Lynch and Kennedy say they’re worried about NBC Boston’s signal strength

They echoed the concerns of Senator Edward Markey in a letter to Comcast’s CEO.

Campaign finance law shields violators

The state’s campaign finance law prohibits investigators from referring cases to the attorney general for prosecution within 120 days of the election.

Dorchester man arrested for alleged armed robbery in Woburn

Robert Bauer was charged with two counts of armed robbery, and one count of assault with intent to commit armed robbery, police said.

//[1]-12193.jpg Photos: The 17th annual Speedo Run

The run benefited the Play Ball Foundation.

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


// Protest that goes beyond political theater

In recent months protest movements are being defined by new urgency –and efficacy.

Life sciences

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


The Desperate and the Dead | Part 6

// 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.

Nation & World

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US Secretary of State John Kerry, center, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, left, and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeierz.

Kerry, diplomats seek support for Aleppo’s opposition

US Secretary of State John Kerry and leading diplomats are trying to find solutions for Syria’s desperate opposition, as Syrian government forces squeeze rebels out of Aleppo after a devastating blitz.