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Letter from Chicagoland

In 2008, they thought their world had changed. But did it?

Carolyn Prince placed lights around portraits of Barack Obama and Hallelujah Temple’s founder.

John Zich for The Boston Globe

A Globe reporter returned to his hometown to see how his family and church were reacting to Donald Trump’s looming inauguration.

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These cheeky pink hats will appear by the thousands at the Women’s March on Washington, D.C.

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About one-third of the seats on the state’s nearly 700 state boards and commissions are vacant or held by “holdover” members.

STAT

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This jury trial had momentous implications for the future of research into the safety of weight-loss and muscle-building pills.

11moose - Moose being captured for a tick count. (Native Range Inc.)

Native Range Inc.

Ticks devastate Maine, N.H. moose populations

“The moose are being literally drained of blood. This is about as disgusting as it gets out there.”

The Nation

Letter from Chicagoland

In 2008, they thought their world had changed. But did it?

Carolyn Prince placed lights around portraits of Barack Obama and Hallelujah Temple’s founder.

By Astead W. Herndon

A Globe reporter returned to his hometown to see how his family and church were reacting to Donald Trump’s looming inauguration.

World leaders reaffirm support for Mideast peace talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry (second from left) was among the officials who attended Sunday’s conference in Paris. The event was set to be among Kerry’s last in the position.

By Isabel Kershner

The clearest indication of the distance between the main parties was the absence of Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Attorney general says times require action, not despair

Loretta Lynch made her final speech as attorney general at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., on Sunday, citing achievements made by the Obama administration.

By Kim Chandler

In her final speech as head of the Justice Department, Loretta Lynch highlighted the administration’s work to advance justice.

The World

Bahrain executes 3 over police bombing, triggering protests

By Adam Schreck

The deaths of the Shii’te men were assailed by human rights groups and protested by opponents of the Sunni-ruled government.

Prosecutors request arrest of Samsung heir, bribery suspect

By the Associated Press

Lee Jae-yong is considered a suspect in the influence-peddling scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea’s president.

Blocked train triggers a political clash in the Balkans

By Dusan Stojanovic

Serbia accused Kosovo’s leaders of ‘‘wanting war’’ and warned that it would defend its territory.

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

The White House is not just another asset

US real-estate magnate Donald Trump is seen playing golf on a billboard at the Trump International Golf Club Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on August 12, 2015. The empire of White House hopeful Donald Trump outside the United States extends to 12 countries including Turkey, South Korea, India, Brazil, and the United Arab Emirates. AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Donald Trump is still unwilling to put America’s business ahead of family business.

Opinion | Jeffrey D. Sachs

US foreign policy — from primacy to global problem solving

By Jeffrey Sachs

Foreign policy in the coming years should address not only threats, but also opportunities.

Opinion | Elizabeth Warren

The GOP’s strategy for Obamacare? Repeal and run.

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke during a rally for the Affordable Care Act in Boston on Sunday.

By Elizabeth Warren

There’s no magic wand we can wave to simply snap back to our old system if Republicans decide to rip up the Affordable Care Act and run away.

Metro

Knitting protesters grab back at Trump with pink cat hats

Women wore pink hats during a service at First Parish in Concord, a Unitarian Universalist church that was holding a blessing to all the marchers going to Washington, D.C.

By Stephanie Ebbert

These cheeky pink hats will appear by the thousands at the Women’s March on Washington, D.C.

Ticks devastate Maine, N.H. moose populations

11moose - Moose being captured for a tick count. (Native Range Inc.)

By Brian MacQuarrie

“The moose are being literally drained of blood. This is about as disgusting as it gets out there.”

Vacancies affect many state boards

The Massachusetts State House dome stands out on Beacon Hill.

By Todd Wallack

About one-third of the seats on the state’s nearly 700 state boards and commissions are vacant or held by “holdover” members.

Business & Tech

STAT

Donald Trump’s targeting of overseas jobs alarms drug makers

Chinese workers watched the production line of pill capsules at a factory in Beijing.

By EJ Lane

Many pharmaceutical ingredients sold in the US are made abroad, and Trump has made it clear that he’s no fan of outsourcing production.

That ugly sweater you returned? It might not go where you think

Lynette Carrier (left) and Debbie Williams shopped at Marden’s Surplus & Salvage Store in Scarborough, Maine.

By Megan Woolhouse

A growing number of companies are now using online auctions sites to help unload all those returns.

A new initiative targets children of opioid addicts

Hydrocodone, a painkiller.

By Sacha Pfeiffer

A program is launching in Massachusetts specifically aimed at newborns, infants, and toddlers with opioid-addicted parents.

Obituaries

Dr. Kamala Dansinghani, 44; wrote of her anorexia struggle

Dr. Dansinghani, in a photo taken as a teen, before she developed eating disorders.

By Bryan Marquard

Dr. Dansinghani was valedictorian of her Dartmouth College class and a Harvard Medical School graduate.

William Peter Blatty, 89, author of ‘The Exorcist’

Mr. Blatty was in a state of “financial desperation’’ when he wrote “The Exorcist,’’ which he called a detective story.

By Hillel Italie

Mr. Blatty’s book spent more than a year on The New York Times fiction bestseller list and later inspired the popular movie.

Sports

STEELERS 18, CHIEFS 16

Steelers edge Chiefs, get Patriots in AFC title game

Steelers kicker Chris Boswell watched a 43-yard field goal sail through the uprights during the second half.

By Barry Wilner

Chris Boswell’s record six field goals sent Pittsburgh past KC and on to Foxborough next Sunday.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Dreaming of a Patriots-Packers Super Bowl

Aaron Rodgers shook hands with Tom Brady after the Packers beat the Patriots in 2014 at Lambeau Field.

By Dan Shaughnessy

With the Giants, Seahawks, and Cowboys out of the playoffs, we can still look forward to a Tom Brady-Aaron Rodgers showdown.

ALEX SPEIER

Julian Edelman is The Target

Foxborough, MA 01/14/17 Patriots Julian Edelman catches to gain more than 20-yards in the third quarter. The New England Patriots play against the Houston Texans in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Gillette Stadium Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

By Alex Speier

The receiver has seven straight playoff games in which he’s caught at least seven passes, an NFL record.

Healthy Life

Names

Get up close — very close — and personal with Tom Brady in new ad

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

By John Hilliard

The Patriots quarterback’s morning routine is pretty average, except for his bauhaus-styled home, immaculate kitchen, and of course, being Tom Brady.

Names

Gronk has role in action film due out in February

Rob Gronkowski

By Eryn Carlson

The Patriots tight end will appear in “American Violence,” which stars Denise Richards, Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau, and Bruce Dern.

Names

UMass dean has 3-day run on ‘Jeopardy!’

Joseph Bartolomeo on the set of “Jeopardy!”

By Lauren Daley

Joseph Bartolomeo finished in second place Monday, losing by just $604.