Trump spoke Friday with president of Taiwan

President-elect Donald Trump.

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President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with president of Taiwan, a country US broke diplomatic ties with in 1979.

// Clark blasts House science panel?s tweet to Breitbart story

Representative Katherine Clark, who serves on the committee, says the tweet indicates the committee under a Trump administration will double down on denying science.

// FBI team at N.H. property owned by Nathan Carman?s family

The FBI and other agencies have been at the property owned by John Chakalos. Chakalos?s grandson, Nathan Carman, was once a suspect.

// 41 deer killed in first two days of Blue Hills hunt

This is the second year there has been a four-day hunt at the Blue Hills State Reservation.

Jake Tapper of CNN (left) sat on stage with Donald Trump?s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and Hillary Clinton?s campaign manager Robby Mook during a forum at the Harvard Institute of Politics.

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Ground Game

I was inside the room at the Harvard conference

Aides for Hillary Clinton were shell-shocked and angry while the Trump campaign saw the forum as a chance for vindication after months of being mocked.

Michael A. Cohen

// This election will boomerang on Trump voters

Throughout his business career, from the casino business to Trump University, Donald Trump has been a con man and grifter.

Authorities ID decapitated body found in Lawrence

Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino, 16, was last seen by relatives last month before he went missing.

Berlin, N.H. man charged with killing his 2-year-old daughter

A Berlin, N.H. man was arrested Friday for allegedly killing his 2-year-old daughter days earlier in her home.

// A big billboard outside Fenway Park will tell you when your train is coming

The display comes from a Washington, D.C.-based startup, TransitScreen.

Officials blame the postponement on the unseasonably warm December weather.

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?Sad!? Walsh laments ?Boston Winter? wonderland delay

Mayor Martin Walsh wondered if the warm weather could be blamed on ?climate change.?

// MBTA says ?exercise common sense? after man brings Christmas tree on train

Bringing a tree on the subway isn?t against the rules, so if you see someone with a fir in tow, maybe it?s best to let it go, let it go, let it go.

// What if we thought of monogamy as a spectrum?

In a recent study, only 51 percent of people under 30 reported that their ideal relationship would be completely monogamous.

// These ski deals will give you a lift

Lift ticket price shock can indeed be a deterrent for skiers and riders without a season pass. That is, unless you do your research.


// Weeks after shellfishing ban is lifted, Wellfleet worries remain

Amid fear that the town?s namesake brand has been stained, officials are calculating an economic impact measured in millions.

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Christopher Muther

Cracking the swimwear code of the Caribbean

Topless or covered-up? Speedos or board shorts? While many Caribbean islands are geographically close, their swimsuit dress codes can be miles apart.


// John Cena and Casey Affleck tapped to host ?SNL?

The pair will host on successive weeks


// Vladimir Nabokov was such a jerk

Distasteful people can do wonderful work, but their art doesn?t excuse their noxious behavior.

// ?I just had to thank the neighbor that tried to save them.?

Regina Lewis returned to the scene of the fiery car crash that killed her daughter to thank the man who risked his life in a failed effort to save her.


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

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

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


// After UN apology, real work on cholera in Haiti begins

The United States and other donor nations must make plans to help end Haiti?s cholera epidemic a reality.

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.