?Yes, we can. Yes, we did. Yes, we can.?

President Obama wiped away tears while speaking during his farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday.

President Obama issued an emotional defense of his vision to Americans facing a moment of anxiety and a dramatic change in leadership.

The transition to Trump


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?I?m feeling good about America,? a small-business owner in Bellevue, Ohio, said.

Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, prior to testifying at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Sessions says he?d defy Trump as attorney general if needed

Jeff Sessions vowed at his confirmation hearing to stay independent from the White House and stand up to Donald Trump when necessary.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Boghosian_24miller3_MET.jpg Moulton calls Trump a ?draft dodger,? faults him for delay in naming VA secretary

Rep. Seth Moulton, a Massachusetts Democrat who served four tours of duty in Iraq, said the delay shows Donald Trump?s lack of respect for veterans.

After three hours, the guards ended the riot by injecting pepper spray into the housing unit.

Massachusetts Department of Correction

Prisoners in riot were ?getting ready for war?

A group of 47 prisoners armed with clubs, shivs, and iron bars seized control of a unit inside the state?s maximum-security prison for three hours Monday.

Stage Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Who_sonFirstontheSwings.jpg A scalding, subversive ?Hand to God? at SpeakEasy Stage

Yes, there will be blood, along with some good nasty fun, as startling events unfold in the life of a Texas teenager possessed by a satanic sock puppet.

Rob Gronkowski


Gronk has words of encouragement for boy battling cancer

The flexing football star sent a short video in which he offers support as only Gronk can.

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President Obama and President-elect Trump were made aware that Russia had collected salacious personal information about Trump, officials said.


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Boston led by 16 points in the third quarter but faltered down the stretch.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/HolyokeIndustrialArea.jpg Holyoke mayor wants to make his city a recreational pot hub

The city, with a high poverty rate, requires an infusion of new industry. And the marijuana business, Alex Morse says, would be a perfect fit.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/BCOM/Images/04854983.jpg An asteroid had a semi-close encounter with Earth

A previously undetected asteroid that could rival the size of a mid-sized Boston office building passed by Earth within half the distance of the moon.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/raisman-5580.JPG Aly Raisman will appear Sports Illustrated?s swimsuit issue

The Needham native and her Olympic teammate Simone Biles posed for the magazine, on newsstands next month.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/03/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/turner010317BIZ011517HomeOfTheWeek26.jpg This 20,000-square-foot Andover home has a whole entertainment wing

A basketball court, pool with water slide, hot tub, theater room, workout room, and bowling alley complete this eight-bedroom house.

dining out

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/29/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/blanding12281611dining2food.jpg Moona leaves you elated, and wanting more

On a busy night at Moona (which seems to be every night), the owners appear to be fully, confidently, even elegantly in their element.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/harkness_11harkness02_met.jpg Chip Harkness, last remaining founder of The Architects Collaborative, dies at 99

John ?Chip? Harkness, who died Nov. 28, was the last remaining founder of The Architects Collaborative in Cambridge.

Dylann Roof.

Dylann Roof sentenced to death for killing 9 in S.C.

A federal jury has sentenced Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black church members in a racially motivated attack in 2015.

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Opinion & Ideas


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Hate crime laws should trouble anyone who believes criminals ought to be punished for their harmful actions, not for their ugly opinions.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/04/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Burkowitz-hero-1932[1].jpg She loved him, and he died in the Holocaust. Now her son is bringing his music back to life.

A tale of young love drove a son on an eye-opening journey. And in the process, a musical legacy that was all but lost has been found, and a life revealed.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.


The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/20160923_SAMentalHealth_312.jpg The San Antonio solution

One Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model. Why can?t Mass. do the same?

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.