Keating won’t run against Lynch after redistricting

Representative William Keating will move to a newly created district on the Cape and South Coast and won’t run against Representative Stephen Lynch under a redistricting plan unveiled today.

Sharon Bialek speaks during a news conference accusing Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain of sexual harassment with her lawyer Gloria Allred (R) in New York, November 7, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Woman accuses Cain of bold sexual advance

A Chicago-area woman today accused Herman Cain of making a sexual advance more than a decade ago when she was seeking his help finding a job.

Michael Jackson fans cheer after it was announced that Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's physician when the pop star died in 2009, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter at the Criminal Justice Center, Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, in Los Angeles. Murray was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter after a trial that painted him as a reckless caregiver who administered a lethal dose of a powerful anesthetic that killed the pop star. (AP Photo/Bret Hartman)

Doctor convicted in Michael Jackson’s drug death

Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after a trial that painted him as a reckless caregiver.

On Thursday incumbent District 7 council candidate Tito Jackson (top) greeted Edward Allen at Egleston Square.

District 7 campaign focuses on community

For city councilor Tito Jackson, the campaign never seems to end. But when done well, he says, governance and campaigning are the same thing.

FOR Business. Cambridge, MA 11/7/2011 Mark Zuckerberg (cq), CEO and President of Facebook, fist bumps a man in the crowd while walking over to a press conference while visiting Harvard University in Cambridge, MA on Monday, November 7, 2011. Zuckerberg is visiting Boston area universities to recruit. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) Section: Business Slug: 08zuckerberg Reporter: Hiawatha Bray LOID: 5.0.510590458

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg returns to Harvard

Mark Zuckerberg, who dropped out of the university seven years ago, was in Cambridge to scout for new employees and said he hopes to open a Facebook office in Boston.

In this March 8, 1971, file photo, boxer Joe Frazier, left, hits Muhammad Ali during the 15th round of their heavyweight title fight at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Joe Frazier, 67, dies after fight with cancer

The former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, has died after a brief battle with liver cancer.

On July 20, 1969, lunar module pilot Edwin “Buzz’’ Aldrin was the second man to set foot on the moon, after his Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong.


‘Into the Blue’ by Joseph J. Corn

“Into the Blue’’ looks at flying in all its forms, from early open-cockpit biplane flights to 1969’s first moon landing.

Juliette Kayyem

Paychecks as a defense weapon

There are many reasons to support military spending, but job creation is not one of them.


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Charles C. Yancey will be challenged for the District 4 councilor’s seat for an 11th time by J.R. Rucker.

Familiar foe joins Yancey on ballot

For all but two of the biennial races for Boston City Council since 1987, Charles C. Yancey has faced a challenge from J.R. Rucker, a 57-year-old community activist.


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The new Nook Tablet is shown during a demonstration at the Union Square Barnes & Noble in New York today.

Barnes & Noble’s unveils $249 Nook Tablet

The book reader includes more features of a full-blown tablet than its prior offerings as the tablet wars heat up ahead of the all-important holiday season.

Nation & World

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Bruins 6, Islanders 2

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask stopped 24 shots to earn his first win of the season.

Bruins, Rask take care of Islanders

Nathan Horton had two goals and an assist, and Tuukka Rask stopped 24 shots to earn his first win of the season and lead the Bruins to a win over the Islanders.


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Opera Review

Daniel Sutin as Macbeth with members of the BLO Chorus in a dress rehearsal of Verdi’s ‘‘Macbeth’’ at the Shubert Theatre.

Verdi’s ‘Macbeth,’ set in a dark dream

The dead never really die in Boston Lyric Opera’s exceedingly dark and psychologically driven new staging of Verdi’s “Macbeth.’’

Health and wellness

G force

Dr. Michael Siegel is a tobacco researcher and professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health.

A policy’s smoke screen

Dr. Michael Siegel, a tobacco researcher and professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health, talks about tobacco use in modern times.

Top Places to Work

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Top Places to Work - 2011

The Globe’s 2011 Top Places to Work survey ranks 100 of the best workplaces in Massachusetts.


“Elections are traditionally a mechanism of restoration, yet the GOP, by reducing itself to the absurd, has undercut faith in the entire enterprise.”

James Carroll 


“Scholars who take on punk find themselves working amid bedeviling contradictions, as they try to methodically define a culture that refuses definition, rejects method, and denies the very idea of expertise.”

Leon Neyfakh