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Trump security plan warns of competition with Russia and China

Instead of explaining the nature of threats mentioned in his administration’s document, President Trump delivered a campaignlike address Monday.

By Mark Landler and David E. Sanger

The president presented a national security strategy with distinct echoes of the Cold War.

Bad news, homeowners: Tax bill would end deductions for interest on home equity loans

By Tim Logan

Millions of Americans who use their homes as a piggy bank may see a new cost if they decide to borrow money to start a business, pay for college, or buy a new car.

Multiple people killed in Amtrak crash in Wash. state

This aerial image from video provided by KOMO-TV shows the site of an Amtrak train that derailed south of Seattle.

By Kirk Johnson, Richard Pérez-Peña and Niraj Chokshi

An official briefed on the investigation said preliminary signs indicate that the train may have struck something before going off the track.

The World

US vetoes UN resolution condemning move on Jerusalem

Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the United Nations, criticized the proposal to reaffirm that Jerusalem’s status is unresolved.

By Rick Gladstone

US Ambassador Nikki Haley chastised her fellow council members after the vote.

10 killed, 40 injured in stampede at funeral ritual in Bangladesh

Relatives mourned following a deadly stampede at a funeral ritual for a popular Bangladeshi former politician.

The accident occurred a crowded religious ritual for a popular former mayor who died last week.

Islamic State attacks Afghan intelligence compound in Kabul

The fighting ended when Afghan security forces shot and killed the three attackers without suffering any casualties.

Editorial & Opinion


Gains for Boston’s high school students are at risk

The educational gains for new start times for Boston’s high school students are too real to pass up.


Matt Damon is right about sexual misconduct

Asks Joan Vennochi: Isn’t it better to hear what such men as Matt Damon have to say than to tell them to just shut up?

By Joan Vennochi

There is a big difference between patting someone on the rear and rape or child molestation.

Opinion | Elizabeth Sommers and Sandro Galea

How censorship can harm public health

By Elizabeth Sommers and Sandro Galea

One of many examples: How do we track the Zika virus if we cannot use the word “fetus”?

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Opinion | Richard North Patterson

America in retreat

By Richard North Patterson

Opinion | Lawrence H. Summers and Emily McCann

Lost Einsteins: What does it take to realize every child’s potential?

By Lawrence H. Summers and Emily McCann

A Lighter Take | Debra A. Klein

Expanding the seven-word ban

By Debra A. Klein

Dan Wasserman

The meaning of the holiday

By Dan Wasserman


State Senate hires law firm to lead Stan Rosenberg investigation

12/01/2017 Boston - Ma- Massachusetts Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg (cq) spoke at a afternoon press-conference about the Bryon Hefner matter. Jonathan Wiggs\Globe Staff Reporter:Topic.

By Joshua Miller

The investigation stems from accusations by four men who alleged that Senator Stanley Rosenberg’s husband sexually assaulted or harassed them.

Ding! A Wellesley family asked Tom Hanks for a typewriter, and he delivered

The de Peyster family with the typewriter sent to them by actor Tom Hanks.

By Cristela Guerra

The actor loves typewriters, and he loves to give them away.

Audit finds unsafe conditions at group homes for foster children

Governor Charlie Baker has put a focus on reforms at the Department of Children and Families.

By Michael Levenson

Among the observations: A moldy mattress, a broken handrail, a dirty toilet, mildew in the shower, and a bathroom door that didn’t fully close.

Business & Tech

Tax bill could clip commuting benefits

After the tax bill passes employers may not be able to write off the cost of providing transportation benefits.

By Adam Vaccaro

Some advocates are worried that the elimination of the employer deduction could result in fewer companies offering to pay for transit passes.

At these holiday pop-up bars, it’s cheers, temporarily

Located in the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel lobby, Miracle Bar is a Christmas-themed pop-up bar decked out with lights, garlands, and specialty cocktails.

By Sophia Eppolito

This holiday season, pop-up bars are on the menu for some businesses.

Harvard Square properties sell for $108 million

Properties at 17-41A Brattle Street in Harvard Square Cambridge (above), along with other Brattle Street properties, have been sold to Charlotte-based Asana Partners.

By Katheleen Conti

North Carolina-based Asana Partners says it’s purchased two clusters of buildings on Brattle Street.


Chad Finn

Patriots-Steelers game was one of the greatest

Pittsburgh, PA 12-17-17: SECOND OF POSSIBLE COMBO PIX.......After Patriots defensive back Eric Rowe (25, leaping in celebration) lunged in front of Steelers wide reciever Eli Rogers (17, right) and tipped the ball high in the air, it came down to his teammate Duron Harmon (30, center) who caught it for the game clinching interception in the end zone. Cornerback Malcolm Butler (21) is at far left. The New England Patriots visited the Pittsburgh Steelers for an NFL regular season football game at Heinz Field. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Chad Finn

This was one of those Patriots performances where you go to bed thinking about it and wake up with it still on your mind.


Better to be lucky than good? The Patriots are both

Pittsburgh, PA 12-17-17: FIRST OF TWO PIC COMBO.......Steelers tight end Jesse James (81,left) lunges for the goal line with what Pittsburgh thought was the go ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter. After an official's review, it was ruled an incomplete pass, no touchdown. The New England Patriots visited the Pittsburgh Steelers for an NFL regular season football game. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Christopher L. Gasper

Being on the receiving end of good fortune is one thing, but being able to capitalize on it is another entirely.

Celtics 112, Pacers 111

The Celtics were headed for a loss. Then Terry Rozier intercepted a pass

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 18: Terry Rozier #12 of the Boston Celtics dunks the winning basket during the 112-111 victory over the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 18, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

By Adam Himmelsbach

The guard’s steal and slam with 1.6 seconds left was the winning bucket.

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Bruins 7, Blue Jackets 2

Charlie McAvoy’s hands-on approach lifts Bruins

By Fluto Shinzawa


10 players to watch in 2017-18 boys’ basketball season

By Nate Weitzer


10 boys’ basketball teams to watch in 2017-18

By Nate Weitzer

Celtics notebook

Gordon Hayward to share his growing pains

By Adam Himmelsbach

Falcons 24, Buccaneers 21

Devonta Freeman (126 yards), Falcons hold off Buccaneers

By Fred Goodall


Now that Mitch Moreland is back, what’s next for the Red Sox?

By Nick Cafardo


This sure looked like a dress rehearsal for the Super Bowl

By Ben Volin


Anders Bjork earns his keep with David Krejci out

By Fluto Shinzawa

Tuesday Stories


Minnie Driver responds to Matt Damon’s comments on sexual misconduct

Actress Minnie Driver.

By Kevin Slane

Actress Minnie Driver is taking her Good Will Hunting costar and former boyfriend to task for his recent comments.

TV Critic’s Corner

George Clooney to revisit Watergate with limited TV series

George Clooney will be executive producer for the eight-episode “Watergate.”

By Matthew Gilbert

No outlet has been announced, but both Deadline and Variety are saying “Watergate” will go to Netflix.

Celebrity news

PBS: Tavis Smiley ‘needs to get his story straight’

Tavis Smiley

In a statement, the network said, ‘‘Additional allegations are continuing to come to light.”