Historic pact to fight climate change celebrated in Paris

From left: Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, and French President Francois Hollande.

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Nearly 200 nations adopted the pact, which calls on the world to collectively cut and then eliminate greenhouse gas pollution.

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Rand Paul?s campaign said he?ll have an announcement Tuesday about whether he?ll participate in a GOP debate if he doesn?t qualify for the primetime event.

Catherine Leafe prepared to leave her home to attend a campaign event for Donald Trump in Portsmouth, N.H.

How this N.H. woman came to love Donald Trump

It?s not policy Manchester hair-stylist Catherine Leafe talks about when she talks about Donald Trump.

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Sixty-five years after he was declared missing in action, Sgt. Robert Dakin was buried with full military honors on Saturday.

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Saturday marked the first of a two-day session designed to give male students a voice in the changes looming over Boston?s public schools.

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Violence from coordinated attacks on three Burundian army installations killed 87 people, an army spokesman said.

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Marchers, many wearing orange, commemorated the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting.

What is it like to live in Jamaica Plain?

?There is a sense of community in Jamaica Plain today, but it?s a different sense of community,?? resident Lisa Delfino Connor says.

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The Red Sox? new closer took part in the annual Christmas at Fenway event on Saturday.

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Tashfeen Malik passed three background checks by US immigration officials, but her postings on violent jihad were missed.

Critic?s notebook

Imagine Boston on film, without the bad guys and bad accents

In one important aspect, ?Spotlight? has already achieved a solid win. It has taken the Boston movie away from the bad boys and given it back to the rest of us.

Celtics 98, Hornets 93

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Less than 24 hours after losing a double-overtime heartbreaker to the Warriors, the Celtics won in Charlotte.

Jabari Parker of the Milwaukee Bucks drove to the hoop for two points during the third quarter against the Golden State Warriors.

Bucks hand Warriors 1st loss, win 108-95

The Golden State Warriors? NBA-record start ended after 24 wins when the Milwaukee Bucks beat them 108-95 on Saturday night.

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin (98) sacks New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. The Eagles beat the Patriots, 35-28. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Patriots putting a heavy load on Tom Brady

The Patriots appear to have taken on a Brady-or-bust identity recently, and the results haven?t been great.

Special Section

The scoop on ?Star Wars?

Interviews with actors, character bios, interesting facts about the movie, and a lightsaber explained.

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Shop with these folks, or others like them, and you?re giving something special (often one-of-a-kind) and totally New England.

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For the decorating-impaired, master party planner and designer Bryan Rafanelli offers some Christmas tree tips.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/finance_10.jpg Many not setting aside enough to pay for college

Most save just 27 percent of their college funding goals by the time their child heads to campus.


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The Blackhawks popularized the innovation of encouraging blue-line movement.


Fall 2015 Globe All-Scholastics: Honoring area?s best

The Boston Globe celebrates the best athletes from fall competition.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/12/08/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/trump150-2064.jpg Three scenarios for Trump and the GOP

What happens after Donald Trump, particularly for the Republican Party?

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

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

The best Boston Globe photos of 2015

Staff photographers share the stories behind the year?s most powerful pictures.