Candidates differ on military action against Iran

The field of Republican presidential hopefuls disagreed in a debate tonight on how to keep Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (C) shakes hands with deputies and ministers after a session at the parliament to adopt measures he promised to the European Union on November 12, 2011 in Rome. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was set to resign later in the day after dominating Italian political life for 17 years, as lawmakers prepared to give final approval to a package of key economic reforms. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Italian Premier Berlusconi resigns

Silvio Berlusconi resigned today after parliament’s lower chamber passed European-demanded reforms, ending a 17-year political era.

Dozens mourn at Rudolph home

Mourners made their way today to the Weymouth home where Paula Rudolph was killed Thursday along with her boyfriend and daughter.

Bruins 6, Sabres 2

Bruins continue winning ways

Tyler Seguin scored twice as the Bruins won their season-high fifth game in a row, 6-2, over the Buffalo Sabres tonight.

exclusive sunday preview | Theater

‘Angel Reapers’ fuses history with dance theater

Playwright Alfred Uhry, best known for “Driving Miss Daisy,’’ collaborates with choreographer and director Martha Clarke on this Shaker-inspired work.

Exclusive Sunday Preview

A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


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the internationalist

Wanted: A grand strategy

The Obama administration is making its foreign policy decisions without one coherent grand strategy to guide them, writes Thanassis Cambanis.

DAM is made up of M-1 (of the activist duo Dead Prez) and Mazzi (an Iranian-born MC from New Jersey).

Music preview

Palestinian hip-hop inspires different kind of political party

Balancing message and entertainment, reality and humor, has been a specialty of DAM since its formation in 1999, a precursor to the wave of hip-hop acts that have sprouted more recently across the Arab world.


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Twice the celebration on 11/11/11 with twins

The unique date of 11/11/11 was twice as nice for Marly Deleon, who gave birth to twin boys at Massachusetts General Hospital yesterday.


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Political Notebook

Perry, Cain take different tacks on crisis

Rick Perry and Herman Cain have chosen far different methods in their race to recover first and best from the crises that have rocked their presidential campaigns. Humor is Perry’s choice. For Cain, defiance.

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Gene Lamont spoke with the media after his interview at Fenway Park today.

Lamont’s honesty impresses Cherington

Detroit Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont appeared to make a good impression in today’s interview for the Red Sox’ manager opening.


“[Elizabeth] Warren says entrepreneurs should ‘pay forward’ to the rest of us in gratitude for their success. If anything, the thanks should go the other way.”

Tom Keane 


“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