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Obama to nominate Kerry as secretary of state

President Obama will nominate Senator John F. Kerry this afternoon to be the country’s next secretary of state, sources say.

NRA calls for armed police officer in every school

The group’s top lobbyist said that “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.’’

Governor Patrick and others prayed before observing a moment of silence at the Garden of Peace on the one week anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., shootings.

Church bells ring in Boston in memory of Newtown victims

Governor Deval Patrick held a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m., a week after the school massacre in Connecticut.

Sunday Preview | Globe Magazine

Bostonians of the Year: Aly Raisman and Kayla Harrison

At the Summer Games, US women snared more gold medals than the entire squads of all but two countries. Leading the way were two of our own.


Raisman, Harrison share gold-medal experiences

Go behind the scenes with Bostonians of the Year Aly Raisman and Kayla Harrison.

The apocalypse as a plotline

If the world does end, no one can say we weren’t prepared.

// Chemist’s e-mails show ties to prosecutors

Annie Dookhan clearly viewed herself as part of the prosecution team, the ­e-mails show.

Brian McGrory

A final column

Globe readers showered Christmas in the City with nearly $100,000 and thousands of gifts, which partly explains the bittersweet feelings I have in leaving this column.


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Dougie Hamilton has added height and weight since June’s developmental camp.

Dougie Hamilton ready when Bruins are

The Bruins’ highest-touted defenseman prospect in decades, Hamilton has been playing in Canada as he waits out the NHL lockout for his big chance.

Nation & World

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John Kerry

Diplomats can’t work in a cocoon, Kerry says

Senator John F. Kerry on Thursday made an impassioned plea for the need for American diplomats to interact extensively with foreign populations, despite the security risks.


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Movie Review

Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) helps Stéphanie (Marion Cotillard) return to swimming after she loses her legs to a killer whale.

Cotillard delivers in ‘Rust and Bone’

From director Jacques Audiard, the movie is a twisted yet surprisingly ordinary love story about a kickboxing single dad and a killer whale trainer whose legs get bitten off.