Patriots 34, redskins 27

Patriots hold on against the Redskins

12-11-11: Landover, MD: Patriots wide reciever Wes Welker (right) can't be taken down by Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall (left) as he scores the game winning touchdown in the third quarter on a pass from Tom Brady (not pictured). The New England Patriots visited the Washington Redskins in an NFL regular season game at FedEx Field. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:spts topic:Patriots

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The Patriots intercepted the Redskins’ Rex Grossman with time ticking down to seal the win, in a game that saw big plays and fast scoring.


The money pit

It’s impossible to take college presidents seriously about the academic mission of their institutions when the highest-paid person on campus is paid to play a game, writes Derrick Z. Jackson.

Romney’s $10,000 bet challenge sparks buzz

Mitt Romney’s frugality despite being a millionaire is legendary, but he seemed to undercut his reputation last night by offering Rick Perry a $10,000 bet during a debate.

Victoria Reed is curator of provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts.

A detective’s work at the MFA

Searching for clues, Museum of Fine Arts curator of provenance Torie Reed is an art detective.


What you may not know about Harvard

Sizing up the university’s influence over the centuries, from Wall Street to Washington to your pantry.

Led by the child who simply knew

The twin boys were identical in every way but one. Wyatt was a girl to the core, and now lives as one, with the help of a brave, loving family and a path-breaking doctor’s care. An orderly close to Occupy

In the end, the half-acre encampment on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway gave way peaceably, as a phalanx of law enforcement moved in, stunningly fast.

“They have some very valuable ideas that need to be talked about more.”

Police Commissioner Edward Davis,  on Occupy Boston


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Church selling silver, at a cost

Boston’s oldest congregation is parting with its prized silver collection, with hopes of reaping up to $3 million at a Sotheby’s auction next month for needed renovations.


Product Reviews

Aluratek Libre Touch (left) and the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet

E-book readers still choice for bookworms

Consumer Reports’ latest ratings reveal that the e-book reader has endured by providing an increasingly optimized book-reading experience at steadily lower prices.

Nation & World

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Mitt Romney, fighting for his political life after being shaken off course by the Newt Gingrich surge, sought repeatedly to cast Gingrich as a lifelong Washington politician.

Debate attacks focus on Newt Gingrich

Gingrich was attacked from all sides last night as his Republican presidential rivals — chief among them Mitt Romney — sought to stem his momentum.

Fall All-Scholastics

The Watertown Raiders hold their trophy aloft as they react to their 3-1 victory over Oakmont in the Div. 2 field hockey state final at Worcester State University on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011.

Fall All-Scholastics: Honoring the area’s best

Today a Boston Globe tradition continues as we toast local athletes from Barnstable to Georgetown for their achievements this fall.


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On Basketball

Ainge attempts to get Celtics in scoring position

Leave it to Celtics president Danny Ainge to pursue free agent David West when other large-market teams are bypassing him or chasing bigger carrots.


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Explore New England | North End

Local and loving it in the North End

Food tours of the North End are a cottage industry, but few are as personal and participatory as the one the Pallotta sisters, owners of Nebo restaurant, embark on daily.