Juliette Kayyem

War ends, a soldier at a time

A soldier carries his bag to begin his trip back to the United States at Camp Virginia, Kuwait, Tuesday.

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After two tours in Iraq, a guardsman from New Bedford is one of the last to leave.

Attorney General Martha Coakley takes the stairs in her One Ashburton Place office building — no, not all the way to the 20th floor.

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Prominent Bostonians share secrets on staying healthy

Answers ranged from dog-walking to breakfasting on cucumbers.

New operating room a high-tech wonder

Brigham and Women’s has opened a new surgical facility that allows surgeons to use just the right equipment for a wide variety of procedures.

Some Bostonians looked for a hiatus from Christmas

Bostonians out and about during Christmas Day made a point of relaxing as best they could, as they attempted to slow the breakneck speed of the holidays.

High stakes fueling patent wars

Tech firms like Google, Samsung, Microsoft, and Apple are embroiled in about 100 patent lawsuits in at least 10 countries.

GOP hopefuls leave small N.H. town cold

In the bellwether town of Ashland, conservative and moderate voters alike say it is difficult to make a case for any of the Republican presidential contenders.

http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2011/12/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/26familiespic.jpg Singles pick friends over family on holidays

More unmarried people have supplanted their biological families with groups of friends and neighbors whom they hold dear, a new study shows.

“Would I like to see my daughters now? I would. But... as long as they’re with somebody, I’m comforted.”

Marty Manson,  whose daughter, Adina Davies, is spending the holidays with friends


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New Celtic Brandon Bass hits the boards in debut

Brandon Bass had a double-double in his first Celtics game, with 20 points and 11 rebounds, including five offensive rebounds.

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Dr. Salah D. Salman

He speaks his mind on health

Dr. Salah D. Salman, a former Lebanese cabinet minister and former surgeon at the Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary, wrote a critique of the American medical system.


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‘Physics on the Fringe’ by Margaret Wertheim

Science writer Margaret Wertheim tells the story of James Carter, one of the more interesting outsiders she has encountered in her many years on the beat.