Iran deal might be achieved next week, official says

A solution could be found for one of the major stumbling blocks to an agreement that would freeze Iran’s nuclear program, a senior US official said.

The Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron and the Senators’ Kyle Turris faced off in the second period.

Senators 4, Bruins 2

Lackluster third period costly for Bruins

The Bruins came up short Friday night and watched their 2-1 lead rapidly collapse into a 4-2 loss to the Senators.

Damian Lillard split the Celtics’ defense as he drove to the basket.

Trail Blazers 109, Celtics 96

Celtics left at loss after Blazers’ surge in 2d half

A better, more talented Portland Trail Blazers team played up to its abilities and soundly defeated the Celtics at TD Garden.

// Alemany’s alleged attacks called ‘brutal’

DA Daniel Conley said Edwin Alemany, indicted in attacks on four women, had “an unmistakable clarity of mind” the morning he allegedly killed Amy Lord.

Planners outline potential impact of Milford casino project

Two groups have been working with area towns to identify the likely impact of the proposed $1 billion casino on issues such as traffic, public safety, and water.

“I think what we have to realize is the Founding Fathers were brilliant and we’re not,” Colin Quinn says of his approach to “Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional.”

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Quinn’s view of the Constitution includes a bill of wrongs

Comedian Colin Quinn believes the Constitution is the blueprint not only for the American system of government but also for the current fractious state of political discourse.

Dr. Vivek Murthy stood among other bystanders during the first day of legal arguments over the Affordable Care Act outside the Supreme Court in 2012.

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High praise in Mass. for surgeon general nominee

Supporters of Dr. Vivek Murthy hope that his record stands out as he heads into a potentially difficult confirmation process before the Senate.

Then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, (left) met with Cardinal Sean O’Malley in 2010.

Magazine calls O’Malley Pope Francis’s ‘new BFF’

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, who just celebrated a decade as archbishop of Boston, is the only American on the council of eight cardinals whom the pope has selected to advice him on governance reform.

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// My mother, the star

After his father’s death, filmmaker Joshua Seftel turned to FaceTime to keep up with his mother in Florida and hold on to bits of wit and wisdom.



// Is Obama up to saving his health law?

President Obama needs to do something this administration has failed to do: Explain why this law should be a good thing.


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Chandler Jones (pictured) and Rob Ninkovich have to do their best to keep Cam Newton contained to the pocket.

Patriots’ keys to a victory over Panthers

Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich have to do their best to keep Cam Newton contained to the pocket — and if he escapes, punish him in the open field.


House Speaker John Boehner delivered remarks on Thursday about the Affordable Care Act.

GOP insurance standard passes House

The Republican-controlled House has passed legislation letting companies sell individual health coverage to all comers, even if it falls short of the Affordable Care Act.

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Batkid, whose real identity is 5-year-old Miles Scott, waited in a Lamborghini “Batmobile” as he and Batman prepared to stop a bank robbery in San Francisco.

Batkid fighting crime with help from Make-A-Wish

Miles Scott, a leukemia patient now in remission, disabled a plastic replica bomb and caught the Riddler in San Francisco, with assistance from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


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Separately, JPMorgan has been negotiating with the Justice Department to settle a civil inquiry into its sales of mortgage-backed securities.

JPMorgan reaches $4.5b settlement with investors

The deal is the latest in a series of legal settlements over the bank’s sales of mortgage-backed securities in the years preceding the financial crisis.


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Richard Poe and Maureen Anderman are father and mother in A. R. Gurney’s play about his parents, “The Cocktail Hour,” at the BU Theatre.

The icy relationship that inspired ‘The Cocktail Hour’

Huntington Theatre Company presents A. R. Gurney’s unabashedly autobiographical 1988 play about his parents at the Boston University Theatre through Dec. 15.


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Director Sophie Fiennes provides Slavoj Zizek (above), a Slovenian philosopher, a stage for his playfully subversive readings in “Pervert’s Guide to Ideology.”

A ‘Pervert’s Guide’ sequel to make you think

“The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology” — a follow-up to “The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema” — allows critic Slavoj Zizek to playfully deconstruct movies.