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Egypt’s draft charter gets ‘yes’ majority in vote

Preliminary results from Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood show the disputed constitution received a ‘‘yes’’ majority of more than 70 percent.

Taliban might be signaling softer approach

Senior leaders said the Taliban could govern alongside other Afghan factions. But with the Taliban there are always questions.

//[1]--90x90.jpg Boston priest tapped by Vatican as chief sex-abuse prosecutor

The Rev. Robert W. Oliver will head the Vatican office that handles all serious crimes against the church.

// Ted Kennedy Jr. considers Senate run

The son of the late senator is considering a run at John Kerry’s seat, according to his brother.

Sox reportedly trade for closer Joel Hanrahan

The Red Sox will receive Hanrahan from the Pirates in exchange for Jerry Sands and Stolmy Pimentel.

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Untraditional reading, kind of for the holidays

A series of lists that perversely exclude the most beloved Christmas books of all time and instead include several narratives that aren’t about Christmas at all.


What Boston’s public bikes tell us about the city

A competition to visualize data from the Hubway system yields beautiful insights.

John Krasinski, Matt Damon a promising pair

Damon, who grew up in Cambridge, and Krasinski, in Newton, collaborated on writing the fracking film “Promised Land.”


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Cody Ross

Cody Ross signs with Arizona

The outfielder who slugged 22 home runs for the Sox last year agreed to a three-year, $26 million deal with the Diamondbacks.