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.

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

Obama’s health care switch leaves some scrambling

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

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Brother’s case ‘a source of great anguish,’ William Bulger says

Former Massachusetts Senate president William Bulger said he doesn’t condone the actions of his brother, convicted gangster “Whitey” Bulger.

Obamas, Clintons to visit JFK gravesite Wednesday

The President and First Lady will join Bill and Hillary Clinton at a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

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

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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.

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.

Sensors mounted on both sides of Logan’s busiest runway detect debris almost instantaneously.

Logan Airport installs runway scanning system

The Boston airport is the first in the US to scan runways for foreign objects that can cause deadly crashes — bits of shredded tires, nails, chunks of asphalt.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/11/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ResortEntrance.jpg 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.


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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/11/16/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Derrick_Z_Jackson_150px-1220.jpg 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.


US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to the media Friday at the State Department.

Kerry says Iran deal would be fail-safe

Secretary of State John Kerry told MSNBC that the Obama administration wants time to negotiate a deal that would protect Israel, US interests, and the region.


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She wishes he were more social

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