The transition to Trump

Russians covertly helped Trump in election, US officials say

Russians hacked the Republican National Committee but did not release information they gleaned, officials said.

Andrew Puzder.

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Trump’s labor pick is controversial because of ads about women

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

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.

Police shoot man who pointed handgun at officers in Falmouth

A man who had been threatening suicide suffered a non-life threatening injury Friday night when police shot him after he pointed a handgun at officers.

// 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.

// 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.

Cars at a commuter rail crossing on Brighton St. in Belmont on Friday, December 9, 2016. A commuter train hit a car earlier at the crossing. (Scott Eisen for The Boston Globe)

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Car that was struck by train was said to have been hemmed in by traffic

A woman’s car was on the tracks, hemmed in during Friday morning’s rush hour. And train was approaching, with one child still in the vehicle.

// 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.


Should we still believe David Ortiz will stay retired?

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

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.

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.

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

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Renée Graham

‘Moonlight’ in Donald Trump’s America

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

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.

// 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.

When every moment of childhood can be recorded and shared, what happens to childhood?

For the youngest members of the next generation, the line between the online world and real life is fading.

// 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.

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

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.