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Inside TSA, the agency we love to hate

With a history of dysfunction and new calls to privatize, can the agency’s big plans to make airport security less miserable get off the ground?

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Welcome to the airport of the future

Maneuver through a graphic that shows you what you could see at an airport one day.

// Edelman is ‘happy to welcome a new squirrel to the tree’

After months of silence, Patriots receiver Julian Edelman seemed to acknowledge that the baby of a Swedish model is his.

“Bostonians are tough and resilient, and together we’re going to get through any winter weather that comes,” Mayor Martin Walsh said.

Boston ready to do battle with the forces of winter

It’s never too early to worry about snow, Mayor Martin Walsh said as he outlined the city’s winter preparations.

// 8 charts that show the effect of climate change on Boston

A city report released this week proposed nine locations in Boston for flood-protection interventions.

David Ortiz at the Garden View Villa.

The first thing David Ortiz did after retiring? Vacation.

Ortiz stayed at a five-bedroom mansion in Punta Cana, near his hometown of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

// Rare white fox, with a fur-trading ancestry, caught in Franklin

Officials believe the animal’s ancestry came from when fur traders would breed foxes to get the most valuable furs.


// Daring Dombrowski cuts the cord from Cherington days

Unlike his predecessor, the Red Sox president of baseball ops is not content to stockpile prospects.

// Paris bans half of all cars from traveling as it deals with pollution spike

Paris city hall has barred half of all cars from traveling and made public transportation free for a third consecutive day.

The power of will | Chapter 5

// Out of options, a father sees one way forward: start a drug company

Meryl Witmer and Pat Lacey needed to start a drug company to continue giving a promising drug to children with a rare cancer. It could easily take years. They had 106 days before their supply ran out.

John Glenn, astronaut, senator, dies at 95

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2012, file photo, U.S. Sen. John Glenn talks with astronauts on the International Space Station via satellite in Columbus, Ohio. Changing Port Columbus’ name to John Glenn Columbus International Airport will cost an estimated $775,000 in new signs, according to a newly released study. The airport was named in honor of the astronaut and former U.S. senator in June 2016. The 95-year-old Ohio native was the first American to orbit the earth. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

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John Herschell Glenn Jr. — twice an astronaut, four times elected to the Senate, once a presidential candidate, 149 times a combat bomber pilot — died Thursday.

President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Freedom to former astronaut John Glenn during a 2012 ceremony.

Many salute John Glenn, astronaut and senator, after his death

“Though he soared deep into space and to the heights of Capitol Hill, his heart never strayed from his steadfast Ohio roots,” John Kasich said.

// Task force to investigate handling of decapitated Lawrence teen case

The victim’s mother has raised the issue of whether police responded properly when notified in mid-November that her son was missing.

The fire began at about 3:05 p.m. Thursday.

Boston fire

Firefighters battle blaze in Dorchester triple-decker

The fire on the top floor of the triple-decker began just after 3 p.m.

ground game

// Calif. was the exception to 2016. Now it might be Trump’s bulwark too.

For the time being, the Golden State remains the nation’s political odd-ball.

// Globe names new chief executive

Doug Franklin, a former newspaper subscription salesman, publisher of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and executive at Cox Enterprises, will become the new CEO of Boston Globe Media Partners.

// Should Thomas Finneran get his pension back?

The state’s highest court is considering whether the disgraced former House speaker should get his pension back following a federal obstruction of justice conviction.

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


// Give the devil his due — the people like Trump

Demonizing Donald Trump won’t be easy. At least half the American people like the president-elect they are getting to know.

Life sciences

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


// 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.