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Celtics 93, Nets 76

Celtics rout Nets in Christmas matinee

With strong contributions from the bench, the Celtics ran away from the Nets in Brooklyn to jump above .500 and into a second-place tie.

// Man who killed 2 firemen left note on killing plan

Police in Webster, N.Y., said 62-year-old ex-convict’s note said he wanted to ‘‘do what I like doing best, killing people,” as they found human remains in his home.

An Egyptian man showed his inked finger Saturday after casting his vote during the second round of a referendum on the constitution.

Egypt constitution passes with 63.8 percent

Egypt’s disputed Islamist-backed constitution was approved in a referendum, the election commission announced, rejecting opposition allegations of significant vote fraud.

Members of the Rutter family of Sandy Hook, Conn., embraced early Christmas morning as they stood near memorials to those who died at the Newtown massacre.

In Newtown, Christmas and mourning converge

‘‘Today is the day we begin everything all over again,” the Rev. Robert Weiss told parishioners, just 11 days after the Connecticut school shooting.

A wounded warrior’s inspiring comeback

Army veteran Greg Reynolds may have lost his arm, but he doesn’t let that stop him from being a role model for others, as well as an amazing athlete.


‘Life after injury does exist’

Greg Reynolds is the starting left-center fielder for the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team.

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Our annual holiday card to readers, in verse

It’s time, in rhyme, for our holiday card to readers that looks back on 2012.

Robbie Parker carried his daughter, Madeline, 4, following funeral services for his 6-year old daughter Emilie Parker, a victim in the Newtown shootings.


The crucial act of forgiveness

Christmas marks the birth of Jesus, who taught the importance of forgiveness for us — and each other. But the roots of forgiveness are universal.

Christoph Waltz (left) and Jamie Foxx in “Django Unchained,” written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

Movie Review

Tarantino blows up the spaghetti western in ‘Django Unchained’

Quentin Tarantino’s clear-eyed and completely out of its mind exploitation western refuses to cheapen the atrocity of its subject.


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