At odds with Warren, Baker backs medical innovation bill

Governor Baker says he supports a sweeping federal medical innovation bill, which Senator Warren claims was hijacked by drug companies.

// House committee feels the heat after Breitbart tweet

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology got a stern scolding from Senator Bernie Sanders as well as much of the Internet.

The transition to Trump

// Trump?s lawyers, supporters try to hit the brakes on recounts

The Mich. AG and Donald Trump?s lawyers are trying to block a recount effort there, and supporters filed a lawsuit to stop the ongoing recount in Wis.

// Infographic: A look at Donald Trump?s administration

Here?s a look at who?s been named so far for the Trump White House.

Clockwise from top left: Betsy DeVos, Steven Mnuchin, Wilbur Ross, Elaine Chao, Jeff Sessions, and Tom Price.

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The billionaire?s Cabinet

President-elect Donald Trump boasted about his wealth during his campaign. Now he?s surrounding himself with people who have similarly unimaginable riches.

// Campaign?s fury spills into Harvard forum among aides

The lingering emotions of the 2016 campaign erupted as top Hillary Clinton strategists accused their GOP counterparts of fueling and legitimizing racism.

// Unemployment rate falls to 9-year low

The US unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent last month, though not for the best reason: Many of the unemployed gave up looking for work.

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Should Waltham build its new high school at a religious retreat?

The mayor wants to buy land owned by the Stigmatine Fathers, but some residents want the retreat left alone.

Sashimi at Pabu, the new Japanese restaurant in the Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing.

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Quick bite

Japanese luxury, up on the second floor at Pabu

From a team of acclaimed chefs, Pabu brings sushi, steak, and swank cocktails to Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing

// ?We?re all disappointed?: Belichick addresses losing Gronk to back injury

Bill Belichick would not say whether Rob Gronkowski, who will have back surgery today, would go on injured reserve.


// Rob Gronkowski?s injury a big hit for Patriots? chances

This latest injury only fuels the popular narrative that Rob Gronkowski is brittle, fragile, and not dependable.

// Flag raised at Hampshire College after weeks of protest

The Stars and Stripes was raised again on Friday morning at the liberal arts school in Amherst.

Portrait of a young woman eating. Isolated on white.

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Perspective | Magazine

Why do some people have willpower and others don?t?

We can strengthen it by rewriting our interior monologues about who we think we are.


// ?Westworld? goes to viewers? heads

Like the millions of viewers who watch each episode or parse them online, Matthew Gilbert relishes the work of trying to solve the puzzle within the puzzle.

//,CourtesyofAmazonStudiosandRoadsideAttractions1467243361-1741.jpg Real-to-reel: Viewers feel at home in heralded ?Manchester by the Sea?

The film was shot in Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Lynn, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Middleton, and Tewksbury.


// The Weekender: Murder mysteries, folk histories, and Holiday Pops

The Globe?s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

// Mean tweets don?t faze Maura Healey, Elizabeth Warren

In a video posted by MassINC, AG Healey and Senator Warren read and responded to tweets directed at them.


// Recipe: Shake up boring salads with these dressings

Ideas from the new cookbook ?Best Dressed,? co-authored by columnist Adam Ried.

Miss Conduct

// Advice: Is it rude to give out lists for holiday presents?

Plus, no, you really don?t need to talk to people on shared transportation.

Special reports

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Every doctor told the Lacey family their son would die ? except one

Pat and Dina Lacey had been parents for only a few months when doctors discovered a tumor in their new baby?s chest. Told to take their son home to die, they put their faith in a young doctor who wouldn?t accept death as the answer.

Opinion & Ideas

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

// John Kerry isn?t going quietly into the night

After John Kerry steps down as secretary of state, he does not intend to remain mum about the many issues he?s worked on.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.

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.


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Slow down! Boston speed limit change takes effect in Jan.

The City Council on Wednesday finalized a measure to reduce Boston?s default speed limit from 30 to 25 mph on Jan. 9. Mayor Martin J. Walsh, who had pushed for the change, called the measure an important step toward reducing the risk of injuries and fatalities on the city?s roads. Boston has set a goal [?]