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Obama, Boehner meet to discuss ‘fiscal cliff’

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met as the White House and Congress try to find a way to stop impending tax increases and spending cuts.

Plane believed to carrying singer Jenni Rivera found in Mexico

The wreckage of a plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found and there are no apparent survivors.

Justice in the shadows | Secret criminals

Many freed criminals avoid deportation, strike again

The US prison system for immigrants, stymied when it tries to deport some criminals, has quietly released thousands, including killers, a Globe investigation shows.

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// Crimes by ex-cons who couldn’t be deported

A look at the crimes committed by convicts whose home countries rejected them.

Bank of America City Center skating rink in the heart of downtown, and a koi pond at the Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park.


In Providence, embracing and escaping winter at the same time

As the Florida real estate agents are wont to say about New England over the next few months, “Winter — love it or leave it.” In Providence, you can do both in a single day.

// Elizabeth Warren is prepared to pick her spots

The senator-elect said she will choose her tactics carefully, keeping quiet when it suits her objective and making noise when she sees the need.

Former “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi discusses teaching Hit Songwriting at Berklee.

How to write pop songs that make the grade

Tunesmith and former “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi teaches Berklee students the fine art of the hit song.

Chandler Jones backed off slightly after his initial enthusiasm when asked if he’s expecting to play.

Patriots Notebook

Chandler Jones more hopeful than Logan Mankins

Jones and Mankins were asked after practice Saturday if they expect to return to the field Monday. They gave much different answers.

Globe Insiders

From the Archives | Photo Gallery

// 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.

Diversity Boston

Diversity Boston

Photographed in Boston’s Paul Revere Park, the Rev. Eric Markman of Hartford Street Presbyterian Church (left), Priti Rao of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, and Ed Walker of Independent Consultants of Education are among a devoted group of diversty champions.

Diversity champions

From fields as different as banking, education, politics, health care, and the clergy, these men and women are passionately committed to leveling the playing field for all in Massachusetts.


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Chemist Nick Bencivenga worked in Ariad’s Cambridge lab, testing samples for purity.

Ariad readies for launch of first cancer treatment

Cambridge biotech company Ariad Pharmaceuticals is focusing on sales — along with science — as its promising first therapy awaits approval.