Harvard classmates wonder at Bannon now

From the very first day, the man who has become one of the most controversial advisers to Donald Trump, made an impression.

Starts & Stops

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It's not your imagination, Worcester/Framingham riders: Your service has declined dramatically.

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Montenegrin authorities say two Russians commanded the botched plot.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/26/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/StandingRock123-001.jpg Pipeline protesters vow to stay camped on federal land

Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters will not follow a government directive to leave the federal land.

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Jerry Falwell Jr. says Donald Trump offered him the job of education secretary, but that he turned it down for personal reasons.

FILE -- Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Bill Clinton, gives a concession speech before campaign staff and supporters at the New Yorker hotel in Manhattan, Nov. 9, 2016. The decision by Donald Trump on whether to further investigate Hillary Clinton will signal if he intends to look ahead and â??bind the wounds of division,â?? as he pledged to do in his acceptance speech, or look back and settle political scores. (Ruth Fremson/The New York Times)

Clinton campaign to participate in recount in Wis.

Clinton?s campaign lawyer announced plans to participate in recounts of Wis., Pa., and Mich. if they take place, yet doesn?t expect to overturn the election.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/23/BostonGlobe.com/Obits/Images/Handout_24page01_met.jpg Ruth Page, who told radio listeners of nature?s beauty, dies at 95

Mrs. Page was a longtime Vermont Public Radio commentator on environmental issues.

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Springfield?s mayor ordered a hearing to be held on security procedures at the Mardi Gras strip club.

A Globe Spotlight report

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight150x150-5331asdf-11556.jpg The Desperate and the Dead: The ?new asylums?

There may be no worse place for mentally ill people to receive treatment than prison, yet a growing number end up in the ?new asylums.?

Victoria Wainwright and her brother Dave Wainwright talked about the death of Fidel Castro while visiting the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Dorchester.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

?I don?t think Fidel Castro could ever get over that John Kennedy beat him with a speech.?

Visitors to the JFK Library Saturday reflected on the long, tense political relationship between the US and Cuba.

Jorge I. Domínguez

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Time and again during his long tenure, Fidel Castro mattered for the world.

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Many Cubans and Cuban-Americans in Boston stayed awake all night, texting with friends and calling family members.

Manny Ramirez was honored in 2014.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff/File 2014


Tim Raines, Manny Ramirez, and how Hall of Fame voters can get it right

I already find myself prepared for a disappointing outcome and ticked off about how I suspect the voting might go.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/15/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/453488062.jpg Is Cyber Monday actually all that special?

Condensing hours of holiday shopping into a series of clicks is an attractive option.

Bromfield High School students painted a rock on school grounds that had been defaced with hate speech.

Students repaint school rock defaced with hate speech in Harvard

The community gathered at Bromfield High School to cover up swastikas, anti-Semitic symbols and words, and profanities.

Kevin Cullen

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Judy Stillman went to Greece to meet people who left everything behind.

globe santa

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With the state ready to take custody of her addicted sister?s children, the aunt stepped in to keep the family together.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/hiker.jpg With no function in her legs, she?s still hiking the Appalachian Trail

Stacey Kozel has hiked more than two-thirds of the trail, trekking solo with a major disadvantage: She cannot walk on her own.

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

People are seen on giant fried eggs art installation as part of ?Hecho en Casa? (Made at home) urban artwork festival in downtown Santiago, Chile, Nov. 8.

Pablo Sanhueza/Reuters

big picture

Art for the public

A look at how artists around the world are transforming shared spaces. Photographers captured recent exhibitions and permanent works on display in various locations for all to experience.

Real Estate

A hot summer for home sales has continued into fall

A hot summer for home sales has morphed into a sizzling fall, with the number of homes put under contract up by double-digit percentage points in Massachusetts as we head into the holiday season, new real estate stats show.