Casino plan passes background check

A Foxwoods-backed partnership has passed its mandatory state background check, clearing a regulatory hurdle days before the project goes before Milford voters.

President Obama convened a group of health insurance executives on Friday in a meeting at the White House.

Obama’s health care turnabout perplexes insurers, policyholders

The move to allow substandard insurance policies to remain on the market for now triggered chaos and confusion for insurance companies and consumers.

Tickets to get into Fenway Park for games in 2014 may cost you more, depending on the team’s new variable pricing program.

Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe

After World Series win, Sox raise ticket prices

The team introduced a variable pricing program that increases ticket prices for its 32 most popular games and reduces ticket prices for the 32 least desirable dates.

// Man accused in Amy Lord’s murder indicted

The Suffolk DA said Edwin Alemany had “an unmistakable clarity of mind” when he allegedly killed Lord.

The first significant change to Boston’s floop maps in decades would affect the Institute of Contemporary Art, which moved to this building in the Seaport District in 2006.

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FEMA’s new flood map reaches deep into city

The new maps significantly expand the amount of land considered at high risk of flooding, which could force thousands of property owners to purchase expensive insurance.

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.

High praise at home 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.

Mayor Menino is now sporting a “bat cane.” He attended a ribbon cutting Friday at the Mission Hill School.

Mayor Thomas Menino raises cane, with pride

Friends of the mayor have provided Menino with a personalized cane, crafted from a Louisville Slugger baseball bat.


Derrick Z. Jackson

// An Olympic-size illusion

Before Boston drinks the Kool-Aid for a 2024 Olympic bid, it should consider what’s happening in Atlanta.


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Senators 4, Bruins 2

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

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.


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.

Nation & World

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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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Lemtrada was once seen as key to the future of Genzyme.

FDA likely to delay decision on Genzyme MS drug

An inconclusive series of votes by a medical advisory panel could prompt regulators to demand further work from the manufacturer before deciding whether to approve Lemtrada.


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“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.”

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.


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Love Letters

She wishes he were more social

He doesn’t enjoy attending social events with her friends and family. Should she be upset?