Genzyme MS drug not yet ready for FDA approval

In another setback for the drug, the FDA said sufficient evidence has not been submitted to show the benefits of Lemtrada.

Bain Capital to acquire Bob’s Discount Furniture

The Boston private equity firm has agreed to buy a majority stake in the Conn.-based chain.

A suicide bomber killed 14 people aboard an electric bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd.

At least 31 killed in Russia suicide bombings

The attacks on Sunday and Monday highlight the terrorist threat Russia is facing as it prepares to host February’s Winter Olympic Games.

// Brandeis may alter pay policy for leaders

The university’s board of trustees is considering revamping its compensation policies after an uproar over pay to its former president.

A marker tells the story near Boston College’s Conte Forum, where Martin J. Walsh will be sworn in as Boston mayor.

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Walsh pushes inauguration ceremony to city’s edge

Boston College’s Conte Forum, where Mayor-elect Martin Walsh will be inaugurated, so narrowly skirts the city limits that its address is listed as Chestnut Hill.

on football

// Patriots’ toughness on display in win

No team in the NFL was tougher this season than the Patriots, who endured more than their fair share of adversity.

Christopher L. Gasper

// The real season begins now for the Patriots

The Patriots are victims of their own remarkable, metronomic success. They accomplish more than other teams, so more is expected of them.

Match Charter Public High School on Commonwealth Avenue.

Some chafe at charter school’s low pay for tutors

A dispute over the minimal pay at Match Charter School in Boston offers a rare glimpse into labor unrest at a charter school.


opinion | Cathy Young

// Pro-fat an unhealthy status quo

Of course obese people should not be bullied; but neither should they be encouraged in the delusion that they are just fine.


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Patriots receiver Julian Edelman picks up some yards after the catch in the first quarter against the Bills.

Julian Edelman reflects, a bit, on breakthrough year

Edelman joined Troy Brown and Wes Welker as the only Patriot players to record a 100-catch season, but he was quick to deflect the recognition.

Nation & World

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Paul Broun (left) and Jack Kingston are GOP rivals in Georgia.

A majority in Senate could be in sight for GOP

Republicans count enough competitive races to challenge Democrats for control of the Senate in the 2014 elections, if only they can figure out what to do with the Tea Party movement.


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“The valuation doesn’t actually matter at this point,’’ says Max Ganik, who trades in Twitter stock options.

To some, Twitter stock is a #bubble

A mixture of hope and cynicism pushed up Twitter’s stock by 76 percent from Dec. 1 through Thursday, then sent the shares plunging 13 percent Friday.


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photography Review

Photographs of Frances Clalin Clayton disguised as a Union officer and posing in a dress.

When photographs are mirrors as well as windows

The slipperiness of seeing, belief, and interpretation as pertains to race and identity is what inspires “The Mirror of Race: Seeing Ourselves through History.”

Health and wellness

Daily Dose

To beat performance anxiety, get excited

The Harvard Business School found that getting excited -- rather than relaxed -- about singing or speaking in public was a far more effective way to reduce performance anxiety.