Republican candidates have their eye on Mass.

An open GOP race and the state?s prominent date on the primary calendar have made Mass. a destination for Republican hopefuls.

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump speaks at a news conference before a scheduled campaign rally, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in Worcester, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Trump says preference for Christian Syrians isn?t feasible

Speaking in Worcester, Donald Trump questioned a proposal to allow only Syrian refugees who are Christian into the US.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign stop Monday in Knoxville, Tenn.

In South, GOP contenders talk tough on refugees

The red-meat rhetoric is aimed at those who vote in the presidential primary in March and exert a stronger influence in the race.

// Two killed in raid in aftermath of Paris attacks

The fate of the alleged ringleader of the Paris attacks was unclear.

Mass. House approves overhaul to public records law

Some public records advocates say the bill did not go far enough to make records available.

Lawmakers fail to reach a solar compromise by deadline

Legislators ran out of time to complete a deal to update the state?s solar incentives.

State seeks review of nurse licensing procedures

Public health authorities discovered earlier this year that 15 people had obtained nursing licenses with faked credentials.

Late-night MBTA service on the chopping block

Officials deem the agency?s experiment with the extra hours unsuccessful and too expensive to subsidize.

Walsh proposes raising age limit for cigarettes to 21

Boston teenagers would be prohibited from purchasing tobacco products under strict rules being proposed by Mayor Walsh.

Alex Forest inspected and shined boots before packaging them at the factory in Brunswick, Maine.

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Despite new staff, Bean Boots are backlogged again

Imagine 50,000 people, waiting. Not for a driver?s license renewal. Not for a reservation at a restaurant. They?re waiting for a pair of L.L.Bean?s signature boots.

02/23/14: Ft. Myers, FL: It was Photo Day at camp today, as players came in early to pose for pictures for yearbooks, programs, editorial use etc. They also did videos and audio for promotional purposes during the season. Red Sox DH David Ortiz also posed with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies (all teams which he played on). After he did a traditional pose for the team photographer, he requested one just for himself, and he turned his cap around, sat on the table and pointed at the hardware. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) section:sports topic:Red Sox Spring Training


David Ortiz?s place in Boston sports history is secure

He may not be on the local Rushmore of Russell-Orr-Williams-Brady, but he?s not far behind.

Former New England Patriot Doug Flutie in February 2015.

Doug Flutie?s parents die of heart attacks in Fla.

The former BC football star?s parents died of heart attacks within an hour of each other on Wednesday.

Doctors debate safety of their white coats

A small contingent of physicians are forsaking their white coats, long a symbol of their profession, in the name of health.

A student with a T-shirt that references the controversy over Amherst College's Lord Jeff mascot, in Amherst, Mass., Oct. 24, 2015. The school's longtime unofficial mascot Lord Jeff -- based on Jeffery Amherst, the 18th-century military commander -- has fallen out of favor with some because in 1763 he endorsed giving smallpox-infected blankets to Native Americans. (Nathaniel Brooks/The New York Times)

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Amherst College faculty wants to drop controversial mascot

The college?s unofficial Lord Jeff mascot has a besmirched reputation, and students and faculty have complained about him.


// NIH will end its chimp research program

The National Institutes of Health has decided to retire all of its remaining research chimpanzees and relocate them to sanctuaries.


Adele?s ?25? hits high notes

Adele lives up to expectations with her hotly anticipated new album, on which she pares down her sound and pours out her soul.

// Time capsule meant to last 1,000 years is found at MIT

This is no ordinary time capsule. It was built, MIT-style, to last a millennium. Maybe even two or three.

A rendering of John and Jane Steinmetz's proposed house on the Cohasset waterfront by Coyle and Caron Inc., a landscape architecture firm commissioned by opponents of the couple?s plan. (Coyle and Caron Inc.)

Cohasset couple allege ?gross distortions? of dream house

The couple claim drawings exaggerated the building?s bulk and inflamed opposition to the waterfront project.

Holiday Entertaining

Avoid holiday party disasters with this advice

Dos and don?ts for hosts and their guests as the festive season gets in gear.

// Graffiti ?battle? to take place near Fenway Park

There?s a battle going down near Yawkey Way Thursday between Boston and New York, but it doesn?t involve bats and balls.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Donald Trump reasserts his lead in N.H. GOP primary

A new poll finds Trump the clear leader in the field, while Ben Carson and Marco Rubio were tied for second.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at the 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

Terrorism attacks in Paris

France called for three days of national mourning following Friday?s attacks.