A view of the loading dock where Marie gave birth.

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Under a dark sky, a baby is born

The baby was born on a concrete loading dock in Chinatown in a frigid wind, the outside world visible just above the lip of the dumpster at the edge of the dock. By Evan Allen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/17/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Ferris3.jpg Charlestown looks at bringing new life to an old navy yard

The South Boston Waterfront may hog the limelight these days. But city officials are turning their attention to Charlestown’s historic Navy Yard, where nearly 2,000 people live.

Opinion | Ayanna Pressley, Darlene Lombos, and Jessica Tang

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The safety of our communities depends on the governor using his power to intervene with National Grid.

Students released from a lockdown embraced following a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

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Training students to patch up classmates’ gunshot wounds sends message: Kids, you’re on your own

In a nation unwilling to take even modest steps to prevent the next Columbine or Parkland massacre, schools have begun training students how to patch up victims of mass casualty events.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/18/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/1081063642.jpg Roger Stone admits to InfoWars lies, settles lawsuit

Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has settled a $100 million lawsuit accusing him of publishing lies on the far-right InfoWars website.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/17/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/exclaimhorizontal.jpg Why do we use so many exclamation points?!

Exclamation points are supposed to be about good cheer, but they’re really a call for help.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/17/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/d3f702cd4d2344f9b61c43031bc7f887-d3f702cd4d2344f9b61c43031bc7f887-0.jpg San Francisco planners said this man illegally demolished his historic home. Now, he has to rebuild an exact replica

The owner was also ordered to install a plaque telling the history of the home, which was designed by Richard Neutra.


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One actress has reportedly left the show over the handling of her sex scenes.

Dorchester man, 55, who shot two troopers in ‘88 arrested on new gun charges

Alonzo Dedrick served a prison sentence for shooting two undercover narcotics troopers behind a gas station on Blue Hill Avenue.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/18/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/7e134938-f3da-43f7-8555-953499526811.jpg Co-owner of famed Four Seasons Restaurant resigns after years of sexual misconduct allegations

Julian Niccolini, 65, was told to resign by Alex von Bidder, a co-owner with whom he had operated the restaurant since the mid-1990s, according to the restaurant.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/WALKER_1600909_10sjcpic_24898x.jpg Sean K. Ellis to appear in court as judge ends prosecution for killing Boston police officer

The move by the judge comes after Suffolk District Attorney John P. Pappas said he would not retry Ellis for for the 1993 murder of Boston Police Detective John Mulligan.

Fred Condon of Edgartown had pointed questions for the Steamship Authority’s board during a meeting Monday at Falmouth High School.

Steamship Authority suffers from ‘penny-pinching’ mentality, report says

The quasi-public agency is excessively cheap, lacks accountability, and is rife with internal factions working at odds with each other, according to a scathing new report.

With ‘good luck’ from Trump, Flynn heads to sentencing

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn will likely walk out of a courtroom a free man due to his extensive cooperation with federal prosecutors.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders spoke to reporters outside the White House Tuesday.

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Sanders says Trump is willing to work with Congress to avert a partial government shutdown

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said President Trump is willing to work with Congress to avert a partial government shutdown on Friday.

FILE - In this July 23, 2014 file photo, Donald Trump, right, sits with his children, from left, Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka Trump during a ground breaking ceremony for the Trump International Hotel in Washington. New York's attorney general filed a lawsuit Thursday, June 14, 2018 accusing Trump of illegally using money from his charitable foundation to settle disputes involving his business empire and to burnish his image during his run for the White House. The president blasted the case as politically motivated. The lawsuit seeks $2.8 million in restitution and the dissolution of the foundation. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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Trump agrees to shut down his charity amid allegations he used it for personal, political benefit

New York’s attorney general announced that the Trump Foundation is dissolving as her office pursues its lawsuit against the charity, President Trump, and his three eldest children.

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TThe new order is separate from the president’s much touted goal of creating a ‘‘Space Force,’’ but is considered a first step in that direction.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/IMG_2018-12-15_00-40-13.png Man stranded on N.H. mountain posts about it on Facebook

When Robert Cummings found himself stranded on a mountain in whiteout conditions on Friday, he did what many millennials do: he posted about it on social media.

BROOKLINE, MA - APRIL 16: Sarah Sellers of the United States crossed the Boston Marathon finish line in second place with a time of 2:44:04. Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

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Sarah Sellers among top American women entered in 2019 Boston Marathon

The surprise runner-up joins defending champion Desiree Linden on the John Hancock US Elite Team.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) looks to the sideline before huddling with teammates in the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


The Patriots better watch out for the teams below them in the AFC playoffs

The Ravens, Colts, and Titans are all 8-6, and the suddenly wide-open AFC race is where we start our Week 15 Review.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/AE4T6715.jpg Before announcing shutdown, Newbury College recruited students from defunct Mount Ida

With Newbury set to close, students are surprised and saddened, especially those who transferred from recently closed Mount Ida College.

FILE- In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Having already acknowledged that it did opposition research on George Soros, Facebook says No. 2 Sandberg had asked staff if the billionaire philanthropist had financial motivations against the company. The Friday, Nov. 30, statement is in response a New York Times article that describes Sandberg asking Facebook staff to look into Soros' financial interests in speaking out against the company in January. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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When tech execs would rather just not know

Tech giants collect lots of user data. But when it comes to their own companies, executives want plausible deniability.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/18/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0-6067.jpg A liberal channels James Madison, and conservatives lose their minds

Conservatives shouldn’t condemn a liberal who expressed a conservative insight — that the Constitution protects us from overreaching politicians.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/48c9924f26b2407abebebcba48310505-48c9924f26b2407abebebcba48310505-0.jpg N.H. prep school grad wants sexual assault jail term suspended

A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate in 2015 is asking a judge to suspend the remainder of his one-year jail sentence.


Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi09acton02-HERO.jpg After suicides in Acton and Boxborough, a communion of sorrow

The unthinkable has been an all-too-common companion in two small neighboring towns, where six young people took their lives in the short span of 30 months. The questions keep coming: What is happening? Why? When will it stop?


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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month: November 2018

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: a colorful sunrise, Christmas tree lightings, and high school sports.


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The Church of Safe Injection illegally distributes clean syringes. Branding as a “religion” may offer some legal protection.

Love Letters: The Podcast

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/200_love_letters_bonus.jpg Love Letters: Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and “Wet Hot American Summer” creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

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