New York State Attorney Eric Schneiderman spoke during a Law Day event at the Court of Appeals in Albany, N.Y.

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New York AG wants DraftKings, FanDuel to give back money

Most of the money contestants submit as entry fees are paid back in the form of prizes, which can exceed $1 million in the biggest contests.

Early morning Holyoke crash kills two

The New Year?s Day incident happened after a driver ran a stop sign, police said.

Man?s leg severed, two young boys injured in ATV crash

A Fitchburg ATV colllsion left one man with a severed leg and two boys, ages 6 and 7, seriously injured.

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke to supporters at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

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opinion | Carol Hay and John Kaag

Welcome to UMass Lowell, Mr. Trump

Insofar as we believe that what he is saying is hateful ? sexist, racist, able-ist, and xenophobic ? we have the duty to decry his message.

// W. Bridgewater cemetery vandalized for 5th time in 4 years

Thirty-three tombstones were affected, some of them toppled over and several smashed completely.

// Two men arrested in armed robbery; police believe they prevented another crime

In the first robbery on Christmas Eve, a man allegedly used a hypodermic needle to threaten a cashier.

Natalie Cole performed during her concert at the Torwar arena in Warsaw, Poland.

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Grammy-winning singer Natalie Cole dies at 65

Natalie Cole was inspired by her dad at an early age and auditioned to sing with him when she was just 11 years old.

One shot, one stabbed in separate Chelsea incidents

A 24-year-old man is recovering after being shot multiple times in Chelsea early on New Year?s Day.

President Barack Obama.

Obama to impose new gun control curbs next week

The president is poised to finalize a set of executive actions on guns that he will unveil next week.

Foxborough 01/01/16 The Boston Bruins vs Montreal Canadiens in the Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium. Canadiens Brendan Gallagher celebrates his 2nd period goal to put his team up 3-0. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(sports)

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Canadiens 5, Bruins 1

Canadiens overwhelm Bruins in Winter Classic

Mike Condon of Holliston made 27 saves to stymie the lackluster Bruins

// Tom Brady, Patriots show their support for Bruins

From their attire to their social media accounts, the Patriots have been among the Bruins? biggest fans this week.

// Claude Julien coaches in Winter Classic wearing a hoodie

Julien wore the shirt to honor Patriots coach Bill Belichick since the Winter Classic was in the Patriots? home stadium.

// Snow showers could hit Boston area Friday

Forecasters do not expect much accumulation.

// Boston?s first baby of 2016 born at Tufts Medical Center

Zoey Faith Basilio was born at 12:02 a.m. to a family from Dracut. Her parents say she is doing great.

2015 was an exceptionally dry year

Despite all the snow, Boston ended 2015 with nearly 9 inches less than its normal rainfall total.

Crowds charge into frigid Southie waters to mark New Year?s Day

The holiday mainstay, held for more than a century by the L Street Brownies swim club, started on the early side this year.

// Lena Dunham, Abby Wambach to appear for Hillary Clinton in N.H.

Bill Clinton isn?t the only high-profile surrogate scheduled to campaign for Hillary Clinton?s presidential bid.

// Top 5 lifestyle stories of the year

Canadian road signs, pirates at MIT, and slow parenting were among the most popular stories about how we live.


// Concussion measures in NFL called not enough

With limited authority, the sideline spotters cannot overrule team doctors who might disagree with their diagnoses.


// Kennedy items from Palm Beach pad up for auction

Odds are good that you weren?t born a Kennedy. But now, thanks to folks at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, you can buy the next best thing.


// Twist of fate kept Dave Henderson from being immortalized here

The humble, likable outfielder could have had a statue in Boston but instead will go down as a wonderful footnote.

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Ground Game

Ground Game

// A campaign fundraising deadline that matters little

This time the difference between a pretty good and a pretty bad fundraising report isn?t much. If a candidate gets an extra million, it means virtually nothing.

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 Big Picture

The supermoon rises behind Glastonbury Tor on Sept. 27 in Glastonbury, England. Tonight?s supermoon, so called because it is the closest full moon to the Earth this year, is particularly rare as it coincides with a lunar eclipse, a combination that has not happened since 1982 and won?t happen again until 2033. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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The big picture

2015 Year in pictures: Part II

Photographs from July - December on a range of topics from around the world.

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.


betaboston | tech lab

// Dear FCC: Don?t fight Internet freebies

The FCC is casting a suspicious gaze on some US telecom firms that are handing out free Internet bandwidth to their customers.


The new Christian martyrs

// A faith on the rise and under attack in Africa

Africa is also widely considered the most dynamic corner of the Christian map.