High court taking on health law

The move by the Supreme Court could salvage or doom Obama’s signature domestic initiative just months before voters go to the polls to consider his reelection.

Wiqan Ang for The Boston Globe/File 2006

Mass. blue laws derailing stores’ Black Friday plan

Retailers with midnight sales are amending their hours because 17th-century rules prohibit retail employees from working until 12 a.m. after Thanksgiving.

House-Senate panel reaches compromise on casino bill

Legislative conferees agreed on a compromise casino bill that eliminates a provision to allow happy hours at bars around the state.

Maureen Feeney announced in April she would not seek reelection.

Feeney, long on council, leaves quietly

Maureen Feeney’s departure from the City Council may have been strategically timed: Feeney will now be in a position to become Boston’s next city clerk.

A large pack took off through the campus in quest of glory and apple pie when the annual event was relatively new in 1913.

Northfield Mount Hermon Archives

Much to savor in nation’s oldest race

Some 600 students, faculty, alums, and invitation-only guests will run for both pride and apple pie in the Northfield Mount Hermon School’s Bemis-Forslund Pie Race.

State files No Child waiver with US

Nearly a decade after the passage of the No Child Left Behind law, Mass. moved yesterday to replace some of its strictest provisions with a more flexible system.

Police Superintendent Bruce Holloway asked the public for tips about the crime, asking for ‘‘any information, I mean any information, that may be able to help us.’’ Holloway was about a block from the crime scene when he asked for community involvement.

Sisters slain in Dorchester apartment

Two sisters were found fatally shot inside a Dorchester apartment yesterday morning, a double homicide that has unsettled police and horrified the neighborhood.

Kevin Cullen

Paying in tears

The slayings D.J. Rudolph is accused of committing are shocking. The dearth of resources available for somebody like him is sadly routine.

“They are sweet, independent, quiet girls. They didn’t party. They didn’t drink. They didn’t smoke. All they did was work hard.”

Wisline Emile,  sister of two victims in Dorchester


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Cape camp in sexual abuse scandal to reopen

The announcement that a Christian summer camp embroiled in a sexual-abuse scandal will reopen on Cape Cod has prompted anger and surprise from alleged victims.


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Deal reached on naval air base land

The developer building a mini-city on the former South Weymouth naval air base has reached a deal to buy the remaining 830 acres of the sprawling station from the Navy.


In this undated photo provided by ABC, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly are interviewed by Diane Sawyer on ABC's 20/20. The show, featuring the first public interview Giffords has given since she was shot in the head in Tucson last winter, will air Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/ABC, Ida Mae Astute)

Giffords puts a hold on going back to Congress

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in her first extended interview since a January shooting rampage, said last night that she will not return to Congress until she is “better.’’

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Sanitation workers gather at Zuccotti Park, the longtime Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York, to start the cleanup effort early today.

Wall Street protesters ousted from Zuccotti Park

Police cleared New York’s Zuccotti Park early today so that sanitation crews could clean the site Occupy Wall Street protesters have inhabited for two months.


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Backed by players representatives, Derek Fisher (left) and Billy Hunter gave the union’s answer to the NBA: No deal.

Players reject NBA proposal

The NBA Players’ Association not only rejected the owners’ latest proposal yesterday, but chose to disband, leaving the season in the hands of lawyers.


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alex beam

Much ado about nothing

The quest for the historically correct William Shakespeare, Homer and Jesus Christ is so much sound and fury, signifying nothing.