Judge orders Mich. recount to begin within hours

The federal judge’s early morning decision means the state must begin a hand recount of 4.8 million ballots at noon.

One of the charred cars after the fire on Berkshire Street in Cambridge.

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More than $250,000 raised for Cambridge fire victims

The city quickly surpassed its original goal of $200,000, and it’s now more than halfway toward the new goal of $500,000.

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As the extent of the damage became more evident Sunday, families returned to claim whatever they could.

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Former governor Mitt Romney remains a candidate, according to Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway.

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In a battle to shut down Maura Healey’s review, ExxonMobil is demanding an investigation of the investigating agency.

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A lawsuit says that the force routinely passes over women and minority troopers for top positions.

The sun rose over the Oceti Sakowin camp in Cannon Ball, N.D., near Standing Rock, last month.

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Mass. residents relieved, for now, with Standing Rock decision

Some expressed relief that the Dakota Access Pipeline has been blocked, but said the final resolution remains uncertain.

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A survey found an overall increase in compensation of 8.6 percent for leaders of private colleges.

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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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Patriots 26, Rams 10

Tom Brady was 33 of 46 for 269 yards in Sunday’s win.

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CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

A record-setting day for Tom Brady

He is 201-61 in his career. No NFL quarterback had reached a record of 140 games above .500.

Chad Finn

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

The power of will | Chapter 2

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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?

Two Globe Santa workers received a donation at the SoWa Open Market winter festival in Boston. It will help provide nearly 30,000 boxes of toys to children in need in the region.

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Grandparents say kids will be delighted by a visit from Santa

One day last fall, a retired couple’s reasonably comfortable life changed.

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“He was calm, very shy, he didn’t speak much, but he was always willing to help out with anything that was needed,” said Pastor Victor Parra.

Lauren Graham (left) and Alexis Bledel in “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.”

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TV Critic’s Corner

More ‘Gilmore Girls’? Here’s what the numbers say.

About 4.9 million viewers ages 18-49 watched all four episodes of the revival in a three-day span.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/23/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/wiggs_childrens2.jpg Demolition begins at Prouty Garden

The site, beloved by Boston Children’s Hospital patients and their families, will host a new clinical building.

Adrian Walker

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For many local activists, the apology represented a hard-won victory.

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

Opinion | Jeffrey D. Sachs

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/02/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/1205danielforweb.jpg Restoring civic virtue in America

The most dire threat American society faces today is the collapse of civic virtue.

Life sciences

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

Special reports

//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.