State falls short on affordable housing

Construction of affordable housing units has stalled across the state over the last five years, even as demand soars during a time of rapidly rising need.

Push on to stay step ahead of cancer

Doctors and researchers want to discover why cancers become resistant to so-called smart drugs, and to develop new therapies that can thwart the disease’s Houdini act.

Plan to untangle avenue divides Charlestown

Rutherford Avenue is ugly, crumbling, and must be rebuilt, but the decision on how much it should resemble its old self is roiling the community.

 A Soldier Systems Center team went to Fort Devens to experience soldiers’ challenges.

A design squad goes on a vital mission

A group of civilian designers of military gear and uniforms had a chance to give their work a reality check at Fort Devens.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Health care? N.H. residents not buying it

In Ashland, a central New Hampshire working class town, health care is an afterthought for many as they sort through their choices in the upcoming GOP primary.

Time nearly up, deficit panel on brink of failure

The congressional deficit-cutting panel yesterday appeared to be on the verge of conceding defeat in its attack on the country’s deficit.

Adrian Walker

A chance squandered

Senator Kerry and the debt reduction committee - which could concede defeat as early as today - never had a chance of escaping the partisan war that led to its creation.

13 with ties to N.E. selected as Rhodes Scholars

Thirteen students with New England connections were selected as Rhodes Scholars, with four of the recipients from Harvard and four from Brown.


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Reunion with friends ends in tragedy

On a trip reconnecting with friends, Nancy Barry, 30, of Salem, was killed in a U-Haul accident that also injured two others at the Harvard-Yale game on Saturday.

Nation & World

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At least 11 protesters were killed and hundreds were seriously injured during clashes with security forces in Cairo yesterday.

Energized protesters repel troops in Egypt

Egypt’s interim military rulers battled a reinvigorated protest movement calling for its ouster, as thousands of demonstrators forced troops to retreat from Tahrir Square for a second night in a row.


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It’s been a seamless transition from Kansas City to NewEngland for Pro Bowl guard Brian Waters.

Patriots’ guard Waters has pull

Though he was signed by the Patriots just over a week before the first regular-season game of the season, Brian Waters’s transition has been seamless.


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Music Review

Anaïs Mitchell (left), Sean Hayes, and Amy Correia perform a song from Mitchell’s “Hadestown,’’ at the Somerville Theatre.

Anaïs Mitchell’s folk opera worthy of the night

Anaïs Mitchell’s folk opera — a riff on the Orpheus myth set, as she put it, ‘‘in a post-apocalyptic Depression era’’ — worked just fine with or without the program notes.