Menino blasts NRA reaction to Conn. killings

Mayor Thomas Menino called the NRA’s plan to arm police and voluneteers at schools a “ploy to bring more guns into our neighborhoods.”

Thomas McGee, former Mass. speaker of the House, dies at 88

McGee served as speaker from 1975 until 1984, when he was ousted in a bitter rift by George Keverian, who had served as majority leader.

Paul Pierce was brilliant again with 35 points and 12 rebounds, including the tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation, but the Bucks and Monta Ellis pulled away in overtime.

Celtics, 94 | Bucks, 99

Celtics come back in regulation, only to fall to Bucks in OT

Paul Pierce scored 35 but the Celtics lost to the Bucks for the third time this season, 94-99.

Sunrise over Tikal National Park on a tour started under starry skies.


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An escape to the volcanoes and ancient ruins of Guatemala

Getting swept up in the wonder of a land of spewing volcanoes, rumbling earthquakes, and vanished civilizations allows everyday worries to fade into the background.

Holiday lights sparkled in the rain on the Commonwealth Avenue mall in Boston.

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Globe photos of the week

Holiday lights along Boston’s Commonwealth Avenue, mourning the Newtown, Conn., shooting victims, and more of the week’s best images.

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I saw paranormal Santa Claus

Paranormal researchers take aliens, Bigfoot, and the Loch Ness monster in stride. But tell them about your Claus encounter and you’re going to face skepticism.

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// 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.

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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.