The transition to Trump

Labor secretary pick ripped over use of racy ads

Andrew Puzder.

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

// CIA: Russia tried to help Trump win

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

// Russians hacked GOP but hid it, agencies decide

Russians hacked the Republican National Committee’s computer systems, but did not release whatever information they gleaned from GOP networks, according to administration officials.

President-elect Donald Trump.

Trump tweets he will not let new ‘Apprentice’ conflict with presidency

Trump accuses CNN of reporting ‘‘rediculous’’ fake news.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt arrives at Trump Tower in New York on  Wednesday.

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Michael A. Cohen

Welcome to America’s governing nightmare

Nothing has quite prepared this nation for the terrifying governing experiment that it’s about to be subjected to.

Mourners arrived at the Farrah Funeral Home Friday night for Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino’s wake.

Hundreds say ‘last goodbye’ to slain Lawrence teen

Mourners attended a wake Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino, whose mutilated body was found last week on the banks of the Merrimack River.

// 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.

St. Patrick's Place residents Marcia Jones, left, and Sahida Akter, center, talked in the lobby at the Holiday Inn Express in Cambridge on Tuesday, while Akter's friend, Musammad Sadarbanu, comforted her.

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A Cambridge community broken up by fire

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

// Cold, windy weekend, then snow expected for Monday commute

Be prepared to bundle up this weekend, as forecasters expect a windy and cold Saturday, followed by Sunday snowfall that could make a mess of the Monday morning commute.

// Partners posts $108m operating loss, its largest

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

// Bystanders watch as train strikes car on tracks in Belmont

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.

// 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.

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Holidays in the time of Trump. Even the gifts have been weaponized.

Tensions are running so high that even the world’s blandest gift -- a candle -- threatens to become a flash point.

// Aaron Hernandez’s agent dismissed Bradley’s shooting claim as ‘laughable’

“Those are laughable claims and I almost dare him to file it. Argument? What?” wrote Brian Murphy in a text.

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// Three shows at New York’s MOMA capture the dynamism of artistic upheaval

Somehow, the Russian Revolution also inspired an artistic revolution, one of extraordinary resilience.

// 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.

// With green caskets, a more earth-friendly end

Ruth Faas’s focus is on the environmental impact of the funeral industry.

// Best books of 2016

From “Horrible Bear,” meant for ages 3 - 6, to “All the Single Ladies,” meant for an older crowd, here are the best and brightest from 2016.

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.

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// Protest that goes beyond political theater

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

Life sciences

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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.