House Democrats re-elect Nancy Pelosi as leader

The California Democrat turned back a challenge from Ohio Representative Tim Ryan.

// Trump says he?ll leave his business to focus on presidency

The president-elect has faced criticism that he has not done enough to separate himself from his businesses.

Boston-11/30/2016- A manhole cover is rattling on Kneeland Street as workers move away from it after a watermain break on Washington Street in Chinatown flooded the street and some businesses, and left several inches of mud on the street at by 9 a.m. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff (metro)

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After flooding hits Chinatown, fires break out in manholes

A water main break led to flooding in the neighborhood for about three hours before several fires were reported in manholes nearby.

Boston startup hopes to use bacteria to treat autism

A Boston venture capital firm is helping to launch a local startup that seeks to harness bacteria from the gut to treat diseases such as autism.

Letter to R.I. mosque declares Trump will target Muslims

More security is being sought at mosques in Mass. after a letter calling Muslims ?vile and filthy people? was sent to a mosque in R.I.

// Donald Trump says Ohio State attacker should not have been in the US

The Ohio State student who injured 11 before he was shot and killed by campus police was a legal permanent resident.

// What $25,000 to $1m can buy at Trump?s inauguration

The Presidential Inaugural Committee wants to entice big donors, including corporations, to open their checkbooks.

// Trump?s economic leaders promise major changes to Dodd-Frank

Donald Trump has picked Steven Mnuchin as secretary of treasury and Wilbur Ross for the Commerce Department.

// Is quiet Presque Isle the most anxious place in America?

?Who pinned that on us, an outsider?? snorted a local optometrist. Said the local barber: ?Do I worry? No, life?s good.?

Cambridge, MA- 11-21-16: People watch and listen from above as an overflow crowd attended a Cambridge City Council Meeting this evening. Many residents spoke to the council supporting the continuation of Cambridge as a

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Sanctuary cities say Trump?s plan will hurt residents most in need

?He?s going to have to hurt a lot of people to make a political point,? said Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera.

// Now you can binge-watch Netflix while offline

Users can download TV shows and movies and watch them later in places where Internet access is limited, expensive, or unavailable.

// ?Michelle will never run for office,? Obama says

President Barack Obama tamped down any speculation that first lady Michelle Obama may one day run for office herself.

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Health and Wellness | Magazine

Is the health advice you?re following outdated? Check this.

Second opinions from medical experts in Alzheimer?s, heart disease, back pain, and more.

// Cyclists can now use interactive map to report drivers parked in bike lanes

The website, which launched this week, is meant to help improve the roadways for those on two wheels.

// Odds of Boston cyclists being injured in crashes drop

Harvard researchers found that infrastructure improves have led to increases in the safety of cyclists in Boston.

// State orders nursing homes to stock Narcan, better train staff

Regulators sent out letters in recent weeks noting the ?widespread use of opioids? for pain relief in the facilities.

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A father asks Globe Santa for a helping hand

The man has long been used to providing for his family, but without steady work and with a large family to support, he needs a hand.

Love Letters

// The breakup took five minutes

I haven?t tried talking to him since. It was the third time he had broken up with me, and feels like the worst.

Special reports

// 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.?

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

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.

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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.