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NRA responds after Newtown shootings

The National Rifle Association broke its silence, saying it was “prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.”

Opinion | The Podium

// How to protect our children from guns

Boston doctors Robert Sege and John O’Reilly write that the safest homes for children and adolescents are homes without guns.

Families of the victims of the Mattapan murders reacted after Dwayne Moore was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Tuesday.

Moore sentenced to life in prison without parole

Dwayne Moore was sentenced Tuesday after relatives of the victims in the 2010 murders gave statements.

// Boehner to pursue backup bill to avert tax hikes

House Speaker John Boehner said his ‘‘plan B’’ would cancel tax increases on everyone earning $1 million or less.

A commuter gladly accepted an orange from a member of Samaritans at Back Bay station earlier this month.

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Samaritans help Boston put on a happy face

The people behind the “Happier Boston” campaign tried to make Bostonians smile while promoting Samaritans, the organization known for its depression hot line.

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A worrisome year turns out profitable

Amid all that agita, markets of almost every kind have produced remarkably good results so far in 2012.

Tony Van Der Meer lives along Hendry Street, which has regressed after a few years of seemingly better days.

68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope | Part 3

Time to celebrate and to worry

On Hendry Street, a new sense of stability is unraveling. On Norton, a gang target plans a peace festival, which police fear will only draw trouble. Nothing is easy in Bowdoin-Geneva, but no one is giving in.


Growing up in Bowdoin-Geneva

The Globe handed out video cameras to young people in Bowdoin-Geneva, and asked them to talk about life in their neighborhood.


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Despite a hectic schedule since he arrived, athletic director Brad Bates has found the time to focus on all of BC’s teams.

Brad Bates jumping right in at BC

The new athletic director is taking an aggressive schedule as he begins putting his own stamp on the program, including the rebuilding of the football team.


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Passenger Brian Mannering checked in at a special counter at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in April.

TSA focuses on delays at checkpoints

As 15 million people in the US head to airports this holiday season, some travelers will find welcome changes to security screening procedures.