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Parishioners pray for kidnapped Boston-area residents

About 70 people gathered Saturday in a Mattapan church to pray for the safe return of the Rev. Michel Louis and Lisa Alphonse, both kidnapped in Egypt.

More than 200 rally to support Carol Johnson

The rally at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Jamaica Plain came a day after a group of public school parents called for the superintendent to resign.

// Account of Romney’s Bain departure has evolved

Until his run for governor in 2002, Mitt Romney had characterized his departure from Bain Capital more as a “leave of absence” in which he would be a “part-timer.”

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A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


The members of Aerosmith (including, from left, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford, Steven Tyler, and Joe Perry) say their fans are a big part of the band’s new energy.

Chad Batka for The New York Times


Aerosmith puts the ‘function’ in ‘dysfunction’

After a tumultuous few years in which the Boston-bred band’s existence seemed to hang in the balance, the group’s easy interplay probably sounds good to their fans.

Van Halen performs circa 1970. From left, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, and Eddie Van Halen.

Ideas | Q&A

Van Halen: Monsters of philosophy

A scholar probes the true meaning of a hair band’s “Zen rock.”

Globe Magazine | Soundtrack

A Red Sox street party on Yawkey Way

The food, music, and more before each home game.

Monitors let every “student’’ see chefs’ techniques up close.


At Maine cooking school, classes are as varied as the instructors

Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School in York offers daily classes and regularly plays host to celebrity chefs and cookbook authors looking to share their craft.

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US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (left) met with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, right, at the presidential palace in Cairo on Saturday.

Clinton holds first meeting with Egypt’s new president

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used the meeting to steer Mohammed Morsi toward opening a dialogue with the military that could end the country’s political crisis.