Walsh to push new tenant protections

Mayor Martin Walsh is wading into a contentious battle over renters’ rights in Boston.

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The 15-year-old boy is accused of stabbing his classmate and then decapitating and mutilating the body, leaving the corpse along the Merrimack River.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/FullSizeRender%20(3).jpg Number of displaced from Cambridge fire reaches 125

Up to 30 children are among those displaced by Saturday’s 10-alarm blaze, which caused an estimated $10 million in damages.

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State Police reported crashes and spin-outs as wintry conditions affected roads and visibility.

The transition to Trump

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

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It’s no secret that Donald Trump was the Kremlin’s favored candidate.

SHIRLEY LEUNG

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Our CEO president, the first without political experience, will likely seek out other business leaders for guidance.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_06parcc-7_metro.jpg How do you judge a school? Mass. looks to change the criteria

Massachusetts is looking to broaden the way it judges schools beyond test scores and graduation rates.

Amazon launches a grocery story and nixes the checkout line

The company is testing a brick-and-mortar grocery store model in Seattle that works without checkout lines.

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Boston-based Liberty Mutual plans to purchase Ironshore Inc., a speciality insurer that covers several government agencies, including the CIA.

Sponsored by Cross Insurance

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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HBO original series

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Finally, some answers as ‘Westworld’ ends its first season

Show creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy do appear to have a game plan in mind, and season two is going to be worth waiting for.

The power of will | Chapter 2

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/02/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Untitled-2.jpg The Lacey family sees a glimmer of hope, but is it enough?

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?

Winter Meetings Updates

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/bc3c24faf9014ea081f7ba5d7399cbee-bc3c24faf9014ea081f7ba5d7399cbee-0-10155.jpg The Red Sox are looking hard at Chris Sale—but they have competition

The Nationals are looking to make a big splash and possibly acquire two top-level major league talents.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/611681854.jpg Passing on Beltran, Holliday a matter of priorities for Red Sox

Boston had some interest in the free agents, but several other directions this offseason may be more appealing.

@LARGE | Michael Andor Brodeur

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/02/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/bubbles.jpg Are you living in a social-media bubble?

When it comes to our cultural and political conversations, the stakes are high.

The Breakers, a Vanderbilt mansion, stands above the Cliff Walk National Recreation Trail in Newport, R.I., Dec. 3, 2016. In a city that loves its mansions, the newest one, which will have a flat roof and futuristic design, is causing a controversy from disgruntled neighbors and residents. (M. Scott Brauer/The New York Times)

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Newport, a city that loves its mansions, shudders at its newest one

“This looks like a 30-foot-tall Martian spaceship landing on the Newport skyline,” said a former chairman of the city’s Historic District Commission.

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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The man allegedly told police he was looking into “PizzaGate,” a false conspiracy theory that spread online during the presidential campaign.

Patriots 26, Rams 10

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Gasper-10885.jpg 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.

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 | Niall Ferguson

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/02/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/1206mattis.jpg Looking at the real James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis

General Mattis will probably be President Trump’s secretary of defense. Take him both literally and seriously.

Life sciences

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

Investigations

//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.