Letters between Jeb, George W. Bush released

AP/FILE 2006

The missives, released at the Globe?s request, help to gain an understanding of how the two powerful men interacted.

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Divina Grossman will step down this month after three and a half years.

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A man was charged with planting a hoax device after he allegedly left a suitcase by a Homeland Security cruiser in Boston.

The weapons police say were used by suspects in San Bernardino.

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department via The New York Times

New York Times calls for gun control in page one editorial

For the first time since 1920, the New York Times is running an editorial on its front page, headlined ?The Gun Epidemic.?

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An FBI official said at a news conference that ??there?s a number of pieces of evidence that has pushed us off the cliff.??

Members of the media crowded into a child's room in an apartment in Redlands, Calif., shared by San Bernardino shooting rampage suspects Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik.

Owner lets media into Calif. attackers? rental home

Reporters found toys, a child?s book of the Quran, family pictures, and shredded documents inside the Redlands home.

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Commissioner William Evans and interfaith leaders visited New England?s biggest mosque two days after the deadly Calif. shooting.

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John F. Fish and Gary L. Gottlieb have been named the chairman and deputy chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Firefighters worked at the scene of a fatal house fire in Lynn on Friday.

?The smoke was too thick,? survivor says of fatal Lynn fire

Efrain Tavarez carried an elderly woman to safety, but a second attempt to save more in the building was driven back by flames.


A free home on the Cape? Sort of

A historic 2,155-square-foot home in the Osterville section of Barnstable is free, but there is a catch.


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?I feel very proud of what I?ve done,? says Dr. Dennis Burke, the man who helped turn the spotlight on MGH?s policy on concurrent surgeries.

Boston, MA - 12/04/15 David Price during today's introductory press conference at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 05David Price, LOID: 8.2.677938961.


Price needs to be Mr. October for Red Sox

David Price is ready to embrace the challenge of the ace in Boston.


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The Red Sox DH said he didn?t want ?to be the guy people feel sorry for? by staying on too long as a player.

Dec 1, 2015; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman Dougie Hamilton (27) celebrates his third period goal against the Dallas Stars at Scotiabank Saddledome. Flames won 4-3 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Bruins at Flames | 9 p.m. (NESN)

Bruins set to face Calgary, Dougie Hamilton

The former Bruins defenseman gets his first chance to play against the team that traded him last summer.

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell spoke to reporters during a news conference earlier this week.

Michael A. Cohen

Less is more for Republican-led Senate

With their recent votes, Republican senators prove they are clearly focused on pacifying a rabid voter base.

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The Supreme Judicial Court?s ruling is the latest development in a legal saga pitting the vigil group against the Archdiocese of Boston, which closed the church in 2004.

The strange new lights at the pedestrian crossing at Binney and Sixth streets.

In Kendall, a traffic light that requires instructions

It may be the most confusing traffic light you?ve ever seen, but Cambridge officials hope it will make crossing safer for pedestrians.

Members of Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS), a nonprofit, public interest organization based in Cambridge, Mass. ?then.?

Ann Popkin

Group behind landmark book for women struggles to survive

The Boston women?s health collective, which published the landmark, ?Our Bodies, Ourselves,? is in danger of going out of business.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/12/03/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/BOOK_YEAR.jpg The best books of 2015

The top books in fiction, nonfiction, children, young adult, mystery, and sports.


Surgeons urge screening cosmetic surgery patients

Some surgeons argue that psychiatric questionnaires offer a way to defend plastic surgeons from legal and physical attacks.

Ground Game

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This is a strong possibility for a candidate who has spent more time campaigning in the Hawkeye State than his primary rivals.

Globe Santa

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Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

Globe investigations

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A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

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?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month: November 2015

A look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month.