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Brown reverses position on assault weapons ban

Senator Scott Brown said he now supports a federal assault weapons ban after the shooting in Newtown.

// Obama promises gun control proposal by Jan.

President Obama pressed lawmakers to quickly reinstate a ban on assault weapons and close loopholes on background checks and high-capacity clips.

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.

Judge awards more than $700,000 to Kosilek’s lawyers

The lawyers represented Michelle Kosilek, the convicted murderer who sued the state for a sex change operation.

Paul Pierce buries one of his six 3-pointers (in seven attempts) as Alonzo Gee (33) watches.

Celtics 103, Cavaliers 91

Pierce’s 40 points help Celtics prevail

Paul Pierce hit six 3-pointers as the Celtics returned to the TD Garden and ended a three-game road losing streak.

Peter Mugford (left) and Robert Noe Jr., who co-own Custom Universe and Sail Loft Company.



Buddies hit it big with their preppy activewear

These 24-year-old friends and budding fashion entrepreneurs are continuing to find their niche, currently with preppy activewear.

A crowd at the Belmont Club, a bar in Fall River that was established in 1933. Before they put up the bar’s first sign recently, the only way you’d have known would be if people had told you.

A bar like no other bar

The Belmont Club is one of the the best bars in Massachusetts, where the drinks are cheap and everyone is treated like a regular.

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.