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US economy faces hit from climate change, report warns

The findings of the federal report are directly at odds with President Trump’s agenda of environmental deregulation, which he asserts will spur economic growth.

Shoppers go outside instead of online to kick off the season

Shoppers bundled up against the cold as they did their Black Friday shopping in Downtown Crossing.

photos by Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Across the country, thousands of shoppers flocked to stores on Thanksgiving or woke up before dawn the next day to take part in this most famous ritual of American consumerism.

Captain Brad White deployed an ocean-friendly urn into the water off the coast of Scituate. White founded New England Burials at Sea 12 years ago and has performed hundreds of burials at sea since his company's inception.

Mourners consider new ways to scatter a loved one’s remains

The cremation trend has spawned new and creative ways to scatter ashes, from rocket-like devices to ocean cruises.

The Orange Line morning commute on the MBTA heading inbound.

David L Ryan/Globe Staff /file

Mass. is facing a question: Who will oversee the T?

The T’s governing board is due to expire in mid-2020, forcing officials to focus on what comes next.

Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley

O’Malley left out of group planning child abuse prevention summit

Pope Francis chose four committee members to organize the February meeting at the Vatican, and some observers debated the reason for Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s absence.

Michelle Obama greeted the crowd at a stop at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

Commentary | Jeneé Osterheldt

Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, and the double standard of success

In Boston this weekend for her book tour, Michelle Obama is entering a superstar status reserved for the likes of Beyoncé. And some people can’t get over it.