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

US President Barack Obama cries as he speaks during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on January 10, 2017. Barack Obama closes the book on his presidency, with a farewell speech in Chicago that will try to lift supporters shaken by Donald Trump's shock election. / AFP PHOTO / Joshua LOTTJOSHUA LOTT/AFP/Getty Images


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

Partners HealthCare CEO  Dr. David Torchiana (front right) arrived last month in Palm Beach, Fla., with other health care executives for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team.

Partners CEO offers glimpse into his meeting with Trump

Donald Trump, who has promised to throw out the Affordable Care Act, did not bring up his plans to ditch the law, Dr. David Torchiana said.

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Donald Trump?s nominee for attorney general, Senator Jeff Sessions, sought to dispel Democrats? portrayal of him as a conservative zealot Tuesday.

Local politics

Holyoke has a number of old mill buildings that Mayor Alex B. Morse believes would make an excellent location for the industry.

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Is pot the future of Holyoke?

Mayor Alex Morse believes the recreational marijuana industry could be the cure for the city?s woes.


Shirley Leung

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/11/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/leung-6554.jpg Is Bob Kraft?s hoped-for soccer stadium in Dorchester dead?

After more than a year of discussions, the effort to build a home for the Revolution has gone nowhere.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Scot_Lehigh_150px-1880.jpg After the charter defeat, what?s next for urban education?

Can Massachusetts find a politically plausible way to foster urban-education improvement?


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

Metro coverage

Boston, MA., 10/10/17, At the Massachusetts State House, Noelia Ferreir talks to her daughter Abigail as members of the Massachusetts Pediatric Home Nursing Campaign met to raise awareness for Mass families who are not receiving enough continuous skilled nursing care for their medically fragile children. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

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With too few nurses for kids? home care, parents push for action

The parents of severely ill children are hoping Beacon Hill will raise reimbursement rates for nurses who care for kids in their homes.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/prison1.jpg Makeshift knives and shivs, metal bars: Inmates were armed during revolt

Forty-seven inmates inside a unit at the state?s maximum-security prison wrecked the area during a three-hour siege.


The plight of the bumblebee

The rusty-patched bumblebee once thrived from Maine to the Midwest. Now, the furry insect is on the verge of extinction.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_records3_met.jpg Historic parish records shed light on region?s past

A collaboration is putting more than a century?s worth of the Catholic Church?s records online.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/12/03/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/earth-nasa-horiz.jpg Close encounters of the asteroid kind

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.

From left, Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer, former owner James Larkin, COO Andrew Padilla, and former owner Michael Lacey, are sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, prior to testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent subcommittee hearing into Backpage.com knowing facilitation of online sex trafficking. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Backpage.com faces harsh Senate scrutiny

A day after abruptly shutting down its ?adult? advertisement sections, a US Senate committee accused the site of electronically editing ads to cover up illegal sexual activity.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/29/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/davis_ortiz6_spts-001.jpg So, what?s up with David Ortiz?

The retired Red Sox star is not playing in the World Baseball Classic, according to reports.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/raisman-5580.JPG Aly Raisman to appear in SI?s Swimsuit issue

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


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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.