Reducing carbon use is key to climate deal

The landmark Paris climate accord calls for nations to cut carbon-based pollution, a goal that could be especially challenging.

Seventeen young men of color in the Boston Public Schools, along with other students, presented their recommendations to improve the city's quality of education.

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Black, Latino students speak up about problems in Boston schools

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.

// Nine candidates to be included in main GOP debate

CNN said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had qualified for Tuesday?s prime-time event and Sen. Rand Paul would be included, too.

Candlelight service will honor memory of children lost

Light from scores of candles will shine from the Church of the Covenant Sunday night as part of a 24-hour, global observance.

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.

//[1][1].jpg Former Holyoke superintendent defends handling of abuse allegations

Sergio Paez said his investigations were unable to find evidence of abuse, but two state agencies and an independent organization found it.

Despite rescue efforts, fisherman dies after wave swamps boat

David Sutherland, the captain of the Orin C fishing boat out of Gloucester, died in the water after his vessel encounter problems in heavy seas.

The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is underway for the first time conducting at-sea tests and trials in the Atlantic Ocean December 7, 2015. The multimission ship will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces, and operate as an integral part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT / US NAVY / DENNIS GRIGGS == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / MANDATORY CREDIT:

Navy stealth destroyer assists in rescue of Maine fisherman

The Coast Guard teamed up a new US Navy stealth destroyer to rescue a fisherman suffering from a medical emergency.

Derrick Z. Jackson

// The height of hypocrisy in higher education

Universities bring African-American men to campus at grotesque levels to earn the school millions in sports revenues.

// Should Staples-Office Depot deal go through?

Should Staples Inc. be allowed to merge with its biggest rival?

Special Section

The scoop on ?Star Wars?

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

Will Ferrell takes on GOP hopefuls on ?SNL?

Ferrell brought back his impression of President George W. Bush and took aim at Republican candidates.

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// 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.

?Spotlight? illustrates the tensions between institutionalism and clannishness that seem to thrive here.

Critic?s notebook

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

?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.

uncommon knowledge

Of war and growth

War is hell ? especially for libertarians, as the state becomes more interventionist. But the news isn?t all bad.

Egyptian Christian villagers seached for salvageable items after a monestary chapel in Dalga was looted and burned in 2013.

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Persecution of Christians is rising globally

Christians are being harassed by governments and social groups throughout the world.

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.


// What color is drug use?

Race has always colored the way we look at disease and addiction, even when we know better.


// To Sudbury shop owner, every bride is unique

As owner of Your Dream Bridal, Malinda Macari provides the intimate shopping experience she found lacking when helping friends find their wedding gowns.

The best albums of 2015

As we say goodbye to 2015, here?s what Globe critics had in heavy rotation.


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

The Boston Globe celebrates the best athletes from fall competition.

Ground Game

// 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

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

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'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

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

The Big Picture

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The best Boston Globe photos of 2015

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

Nation & World

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