Obama says US will overcome terror threat

President Obama addressed the nation Sunday night from the Oval Office.

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President Obama sought to reassure Americans shaken by the recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif.


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The truth is, it?s incredibly difficult to determine who subscribes to a violent ideology, and harder still to determine who will act on those beliefs.

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Officials are worried that extremism is taking on a new dimension with more women attracted to militant groups.

Why didn?t anyone stop Doctor Hardy?

There were inappropriate sexual contact allegations against Dr. Roger Ian Hardy for decades. How did no one notice?

Adrian Walker

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To banish this legacy of racism and represent the city we have become, it?s time to rename Yawkey Way and station.

Martin Richard

Martin Richard Foundation to sell shirts online

The foundation named after the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombings has received numerous requests.

Stage Review

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Jesus is at the center of an epic custody battle in Bernard McMullan?s dark comedy, set in present-day Ireland.

Rabbi Rachmiel Liberman of Congregation Lubavitch Synagogue (center) was joined by Senator Elizabeth Warren at the menorah-lighting ceremony Sunday.

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Diverse crowd joins in Boston?s kickoff of Hanukkah

Rabbi Rachmiel Liberman said it is important to demonstrate America?s respect for all faiths.

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Less than two weeks before the release of the new ?Star Wars? movie, George Lucas is about to receive the nation?s highest award for achievement in the arts.

Patriots Tom Brady gets tackled by Eagles Vinny Curry in the third quarter Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 at Gillette Stadium. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)

Ben Volin | Eagles 35, Patriots 28

Chalk this loss up to Tom Brady and Bill Belichick

That?s right, the coach and quarterback were way off their respective games, and they paid for it.

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After Week 13, Cincinnati and Denver sit at Nos. 1 and 2 in the AFC race and New England slipped to the No. 3 spot.


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Public health experts are gathering to try to ensure that that Ebola tragedy is not repeated in the case of MERS.

Teacher Marcia Ziegler (right) observed calculus students at PSJA Early College High School as they solved equations.

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learning curve

College classes in high school offer chance to tackle achievement gap

Boston schools are rethinking the high school experience to address persistent socioeconomic and racial achievement gaps.

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Senator Warren has been on the campaign trail for months, using her brand name and fund-raising clout to support Democratic Senate candidates.

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The person said the Justice Department is expected to make the announcement of a civil rights investigation this week.

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Robert Brown was the only private college president in Mass. in 2013 who earned more than $1 million.

The MBTA is considering more than two dozen options to dig its way out of a shortfall, including hiking fares by more than 5 percent.

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Groups wary as MBTA considers cost-saving options

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is considering more than two dozen options to balance its budget, such as ending late-night service.

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Hillary Clinton also says that as president, she?d push Israelis and Palestinians toward a peace deal.

Ground Game

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This is a strong possibility for a candidate who has spent more time campaigning in the Hawkeye State than his primary rivals.

Globe Santa

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Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

Globe investigations

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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'

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?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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Globe photos of the month: November 2015

A look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month.


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Denée Benton and Lucas Steele (seated), who play Natasha and Anatole, with composer Dave Malloy and director Rachel Chavkin.


ART stages enlarged version of ?Natasha?

American Repertory Theater?s latest spectacle is the electro-pop musical ?Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,? from a 70-page slice of ?War and Peace.?