Patrick praises Menino’s handling of Occupy Boston

Governor Deval Patrick said Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s actions showed “balance,” while acknowledging that the Occupy movement reflected widespread frustration.

Mikhail Prokhorov spoke at a press conference in Moscow today.

N.J. Nets owner challenges Putin for Russian presidency

The announcement today by Mikhail Prokhorov underlines the extent of the discontent with Putin after recent protests over alleged election fraud.

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Engineers of change

Chrysanthe Demetry and the late Denise Nicoletti developed Camp Reach, a program to encourage middle school girls to pursue careers in engineering.

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) talks to Vietnam War veteran Bob Garon at Chez Vachon Restaurant in Manchester, New Hampshire December 12, 2011. Garon, who says he is gay, asked Romney about the Defense of Marriage Act. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

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Romney defends same-sex marriage stance to gay veteran

A routine campaign conversation became hostile after GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney sat down to speak with a military veteran and his husband at a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H.

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Tech stocking stuffers

Globe technology columnist Hiawatha Bray review some new products, including a Seagate external hard drive and iPhone-friendly gloves.

Critic’s corner

Sarah Rodman’s notes on the best Monday night TV offerings, including “Fear Factor’’ on NBC and “Battle of the Nutcrackers’’ on Ovation.

“You have to look a man in the eye to get a good answer, and you know what, Governor, good luck.”

Vietnam veteran Bob Garon  to Mitt Romney


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Supporters of Occupy Boston, some of whom had been arrested Saturday, met on Boston Common yesterday afternoon to discuss the next steps for the movement and reflect on the Dewey Square encampment.

Occupy protesters gear up for court, next steps

Dozens of Occupy Boston demonstrators will be arraigned on criminal charges this week, some possibly as early as today, following the shutdown of their Dewey Square encampment.


Bold mice yield a clue about anxiety

MIT researchers studying the role of longevity proteins in protecting against neurodegenerative disease found that mice lacking the proteins were surprisingly anxiety-free.

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Zdeno Chara optimistic about injury

The Bruins captain said he is feeling “better than expected” after suffering a leg injury. He won’t play tomorrow, but won’t commit to sitting out a week either.

Health and wellness

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He finds viruses captivating

Carl Zimmer, a science writer who is the author of ‘‘Planet of Viruses,’’ will introduce the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s showing of the science fiction film ‘‘12 Monkeys” tonight.


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Innovative beats take jazz combos to new heights

Pianist Vijay Iyer and alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón brought their groups to town Friday night for a 2 1/2-hour roof raiser of a show.

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