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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

// 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.

President-elect Donald Trump.

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

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

// Trump team disputes Russian influence on US election

Donald Trump’s transition team on Saturday challenged US assessments that Russia tried to tip the election in Trump’s favor.

This image released by A24 Films shows Alex Hibbert in a scene from the film,

Renée Graham

‘Moonlight’ in Donald Trump’s America

“At some point, you gotta decide who you gonna be,” says a line in “Moonlight.” Exactly.

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 20: Starting pitcher Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox delivers the ball against the Oakland Athletics at U.S. Cellular Field on August 20, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

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.


// Should we still believe David Ortiz will stay retired?

Ortiz has dropped hints about returning, and the Red Sox haven’t acquired anyone to replace his major league-leading 1.021 OPS. Does this mean anything?

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

// No one deserves to be enshrined in Cooperstown more than Marvin Miller

All the bountiful riches and benefits the players enjoy today trace back to the Brooklyn-born Miller.


// Making Baseball Hall of Fame votes public a home run

The Hall of Fame vote carries great influence and with that influence comes responsibility.

Yvonne Abraham

// Women are ready for their turn

A training program for Democratic women who want to become political candidates has seen a spike in applications.

Narcan is an antidote for a heroin overdose.

Alex Wroblewski/The New York Times


When a needle is more deadly than a gun

More than 1,400 times in the city so far this year, Boston first responders and ordinary citizens have administered Narcan.

Theater review

// ‘Cirque Dreams Holidaze’ casts a strange but hard-to-resist spell

A bizarre, hyperactive mashup of elements can’t obsure the circus artistry on display.


// The Patriots have been calling more run plays. And LeGarrette Blount has capitalized

New England has called run plays 44.3 percent of the time this year, its highest percentage since the 2010 season.

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.

Two women die in fiery crash on Route 2 in Templeton

The women died when their vehicle veered off the road, hit a bridge abutment, and burst into flames.

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.

Officers shot a man after he barricaded himself with a firearm in a residence at 402 Teaticket Highway.

Vincent DeWitt for the Boston Globe

Officer-involved shooting in Falmouth leaves 1 injured

The incident left a male with a non-life-threatening hip injury Friday night, police said.

Special reports

special report

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

// 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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