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Health law repeal not an option, says Pelosi

In an interview scheduled to air Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that repeal of the national health care overhaul is not realistic.

Eastern US storms kill 13, cut power

Power officials said electrical repairs could take up to a week in the aftermath of violent storms that swept through the mid-Atlantic region Friday night.

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Violent storms that swept through the mid-Atlantic region Friday left millions without power and killed at least 13.

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Power officials said the outages wouldn’t be repaired for several days to a week, likening the damage to that of a hurricane.

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Emergencies were declared in Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, the District of Columbia, and Virginia.

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The storm system was called a derecho, a straight line wind storm that sweeps over a large area at high speed.

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A van and boat were crushed by fallen trees in Northfield, N.J.

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A mother and her child rested Saturday at a Red Cross shelter in Hyattsville, Md.

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A woman looked at a damaged utility pole which fell in Falls Church, Va.

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This massive oak tree fell in Columbus, Ohio.

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This tree fell near the US Supreme Court in Washington.

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A woman examined the damage in front of her home in Linwood, N.J.

// Kevin Garnett agrees to extension with Celtics

Garnett, who was considering retirement, has agreed to return on a three-year contract, sources have confirmed.

Exclusive Sunday Preview

A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


Globe reporter Bobby Caina Calvan dangled Extremo Tarzan swing.

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Volcano, cloud forest, and all sorts of wild things

For a week, Costa Rica was the author’s playground. He zip-lined, rappelled down waterfalls, rafted rapids, and traversed rain-muddied trails by horseback.

Leers Weinzapfel Associates designed the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation, at Massachusetts General Hospital.

New museum is the symbolic ‘front door’ to MGH

As part of its 200th anniversary, Massachusetts General Hospital decided to share the wealth of medical history hidden in its archives.

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Shipping up to Boston

The Globe guides you through activities as tall ships and Navy vessels pull into Boston Harbor for Operation Sail.


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Life is difficult enough without losing the weekend some service of the Green Line E train, people say.

Loss of weekend E train service worries riders

Some Green Line riders said it will be an inconvenience that will complicate their lives at a time and in an area where no one wants to see life become more difficult.