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Kerry supports Markey’s Senate run

While John Kerry stopped short of an outright endorsement of Representative Edward Markey, Victoria Kennedy and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee officially endorsed him Friday.

Obama, Congressional leaders make a final effort to avoid fiscal cliff

President Obama and Congressional leaders made a last ditch effort today to avoid the fiscal cliff, and Obama said they “had a constructive meeting.”

Federal investigators probe HP’s Autonomy division

Autonomy is accused by Hewlett-Packard officials of misrepresenting its finances before it was acquired by HP.

Indian rape victim dies

An Indian woman who was gang-raped on a bus has died in the hospital after her attack by six men galvanized Indians to demand greater protection.

Illustration: Steve Wacksman; Photos: Getty Images

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2012: What ended

A salute to the things, places, and ideas that breathed their last this year, from an endangered tortoise species to Bieber’s reign atop the YouTube charts.

Chalk on the sidewalk on Bowdoin St. at the corner of Bowdoin Park

Opinion | The Podium

In Bowdoin-Geneva, community groups build hope

Adela Margules, director of the Bowdoin Street Health Center, highlights community-based efforts to improve the neighborhood — and asks for help.

Sky brightens in minutes before dawn at West Quoddy Head Light in Lubec, Maine.

Exclusive Sunday Preview | Travel

10 ways to celebrate New Year’s Day

It’s not too late to make plans to shake up your New Year’s Day routine. If you usually plunk down in front of the flat screen for the Rose Parade and a round of football, 2013 might be the year to try something new.

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// Globe photos of the week

A road sign speckled with snow, churchgoers singing by candle light on Christmas Eve, and more of the week’s best images.

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Photo Gallery | From the Archives

//[1]-028.jpg Bill Russell’s career

The Celtics legend defended personal dignity in the face of institutionalized racism in society as aggressively as he defended the basket on the court.


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Dolphins at Patriots | Sunday, 4:25

The Patriots practiced outside in the elements Thursday in preparation for Sunday’s regular-season finale against the warm-weather Dolphins.

Dolphins not scared off by cold weather

Is it safe to assume that a team accustomed to cold weather would have an advantage against a team from a warm-weather city? Many of the Patriots say no.

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