Warren tackles race issues on road to any 2020 run

The Rev. Al Sharpton listened to Senator Elizabeth Warren last month. Sharpton says he was surprised by her ability to connect with black voters with her words and actions.

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She’s highlighting ties to black leaders and emphasizing her work on legislation that would probably appeal to black Democrats.

The funeral procession for Christopher J. Roy moved through Washington Square in Worcester.

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‘Worcester martyr’ is laid to rest, and a city mourns

A funeral Mass was said Saturday for Christopher Roy, 36, who died Dec. 9 while battling a five-alarm blaze in Worcester.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/lee121518harvestcup7MET(2).jpg With marijuana shops open, pot convention gets serious

Less than a month after the debut of legal marijuana sales in the commonwealth, thousands descended on Worcester for the second annual Harvest Cup.

Yvonne Abraham

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An accident killed two children. For many, the tragedy is too close to home.

Newly empowered House Democrats are preparing to challenge President Trump’s authority in 2019.

News Analysis

As Trump prepares for his holiday respite, he’s more isolated than ever

At a time when he will need all the strength, wisdom, firepower, and support around him, Donald Trump presides over a White House that is thinning out, not beefing up.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Clipboard-23996.jpg Roxbury man arrested in Georgia for June double-homicide

Nicholas Antoine, 20, was arrested in suburban Atlanta and charged in the deaths of Wilfred Peters and Jeffrey Montaque.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/image1%20(18).jpeg Police investigate stabbing near Berklee Performance Center

The victim’s injuries were not expected to be life threatening, police said.

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Costly new projects in Belmont, Needham, and other towns could price some elderly out of their homes. Are there ways to ease the burden?

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Jakelin Caal’s family is now calling for an ‘‘objective and thorough’’ investigation into her death, a representative for the family said Saturday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/16/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/jennifer_st_clair.jpg Did a man leave his date on a highway to die?

A Florida woman fell off a Harley-Davidson in the middle of the interstate during a first date, her family says, and the other bikers went on.

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TSA says it no longer tracks regular travelers as if they may be terrorists

TSA officials said that the Quiet Skies surveillance program, which documented minor movements of some passengers, was scaled back after a Globe investigation.

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) shoots on Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes (46) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Detroit, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)


Pistons stop Celtics cold, end win streak at 8

Boston hit only 41.8 percent of their shots from the floor and Blake Griffin scored 27 points to help Detroit pull away.

Dan Shaughnessy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/15/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-25023.jpg Simply put, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have had the Steelers’ number

Despite its pedigree, Pittsburgh is just another team that loses it at the sight of Brady and Belichick.

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Naulls, who won three titles with Red Auerbach’s team, was part of the first NBA starting lineup made up entirely of African-American players.

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 09: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Economics professor Jonathan Gruber testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about his work on the Affordable Care Act in the Rayburn House Office building on Capitol Hill December 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. Gruber, who was a consultant paid by the authors of the Affordable Care Act and the Massachusetts universal health care program, called voters stupid and said that Obamacare would not have passed if lawmakers had really known what was inside the legislation during an academic conference earlier this year. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


Affordable Care Act ruling puts health of Americans — and our democracy — at risk

The ruling is ridiculous, but the case will likely head to the US Supreme Court, which does not represent anything close to the mainstream legal view on matters such as this.


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“Well, I’m the namesake, so I got regifted all the things that were monogrammed for him at times,” Donald Trump Jr. said.

Jeff Feccia was a welcome sight delivering trees in South Boston.

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That perfect tree is just a few clicks away

Online ordering and Internet-enabled sales strategies are transforming the Christmas tree trade for both tree sellers and their customers.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Swensen18121516mendes0002.jpg Children gather at Roxbury community center for annual holiday party

For the past 19 years, peace advocate Isaura Mendes has transformed a community space into a sea of purple and green and filled it with holiday spirit.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/15/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/canada_diamond.jpg Miners in Canada unearth North America’s largest diamond

The 552-carat gem is almost three times the size of the next largest stone ever found in Canada.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/26/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/AFP_1AV9I0.jpg Pete Davidson of ‘Saturday Night Live’ is OK after concerning Instagram post

Davidson appeared to have deleted his Instagram account shortly after posting a troubling message that began: “I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore.”

Ideas | Beth Wolfensberger Singer

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/13/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/trees.png Three more trees for the White House this holiday season

The First Family’s home now features 57 Christmas trees celebrating “America’s Treasure.” Why not a few extra with an environmental theme?


Special reports

Globe Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/01/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/laura1104alt-4761.jpg Help was a few feet away. Why didn’t they save her?

My wife, Laura Levis, did everything she could to save herself when the asthma attack began. She went to Somerville Hospital and called 911, too. How could she have been left to die just outside the emergency room?


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/its-all-downhill-24504.jpg It’s All Downhill

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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month: November 2018

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: a colorful sunrise, Christmas tree lightings, and high school sports.


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A Kentucky appeals court side with STAT, upholding a ruling ordering the release of Purdue Pharma records about the marketing of the opioid OxyContin.

Love Letters: The Podcast

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/200_love_letters_bonus.jpg Love Letters: Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and “Wet Hot American Summer” creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

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