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Obama presses for quick action on gun control

President Obama is asking a team led by Vice President Biden to offer ‘‘concrete proposals’’ no later than January.

Firefighters saluted as a hearse passed for the funeral procession to the burial of 7-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden on Wednesday.

Connecticut school shootings

Funerals held in Newtown for third day

A 7-year-old boy who dreamed of being a firefighter and a heroic first-grade teacher were among the victims laid to rest on Wednesday.

// Obama urges deal on fiscal cliff

The White House has threatened to veto House Speaker John Boehner’s backup plan for averting the fiscal cliff.

opinion | joshua green

Expansion of Medicaid may prevent future tragedies

Though mainly thought of as a safety-net program for the poor, Medicaid provides about half of state mental-health budgets.

68 Blocks: Life, death, hope | Part 4

// Pushing back against the tide

Mayhem has a kind of momentum; it can be exhausting to resist. In Bowdoin-Geneva, an anticrime effort flops. And Big Nate explodes. But the peace festival rocks, and a son in jail has started to pray.


Surveying Bowdoin-Geneva youth

The Globe surveyed a sample of youths aged 11-19 about their attitudes toward school, community, and violence.


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Ryan Dempster was all smiles as he was introduced at Fenway Park.

Ryan Dempster ready to win with Red Sox

The team introduced its newest starting pitcher after he officially signed on Wednesday. Dempster said he believes the Red Sox can win right away.

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