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Supreme Court will hear gay marriage cases

The court will take up California’s ban on same-sex marriage, and will also decide whether Congress can deprive legally married gay couples of federal benefits.

Paul Pierce walked off the court after the Celtics loss to the 76ers Friday.

76ers 95, Celtics 94

Celtics waste chances in bitter overtime loss to 76ers

Rajon Rondo netted a triple-double but missed two buzzer-beaters as the Celtics fell to the 76ers, 94-95.

// Pearl Harbor remembered in Charlestown

The 71st anniversary of the surprise Pearl Harbor attack that killed 2,400 people and crippled the Pacific fleet was commemorated by survivors Friday.

Ella Schweizer, 8, played with snow she scraped off of a car in the South End.

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Globe photos of the week

A girl enjoyed the first snowfall of the season in Boston, a baby giraffe rested at Franklin Park Zoo, and more of the week’s best images.

The analyzed gift

It’s science! An Ideas guide to smarter holiday giving.

This image of the U.S. at night was assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012.

NASA satellite provides new views of Earth at night

The photos show the planet as not just a beautiful swirl of clouds, but delicate pinpricks of light that outline human civilization.

Exclusive Sunday Preview | Diversity Boston

Why is TV still so white?

The lack of good roles for people of color proves television has yet to catch up with American demographics, writes the Globe’s Wesley Morris.

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// The attack on Pearl Harbor

The attack on Pearl Harbor left over 2,400 dead, 68 of them civilians, after waves of Japanese carrier-based fighters and bombers turned the naval base in Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor into an inferno.


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The Fenway Center project, which would include 550 residences, retail stores, offices, and parking using some air space over the Massachusetts Turnpike, is in jeopardy because the developer cannot finalize a lease with the state transportation department.

Fenway Center in jeopardy due to impasse with MassDOT

A stalemate between the developer and state officials is stalling what could be the first successful project involving turnpike air rights projects since the 1980s.


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Classical Notes

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould (in an undated photo) first recorded Bach’s Goldberg Variations in 1955.

How Glenn Gould reinvented Bach

When the recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations was released in 1956, it changed all expectations with which listeners approached Bach’s keyboard music.