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In health care, cheaper can mean better


Can the state’s health care be universal, excellent, and far less expensive? Absolutely, writes a former administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

“When you bury things for so long, it damages you internally,” said Jennifer Norris who says she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, severe depression, and anxiety, resulting from military sexual trauma.

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Helping survivors of military sexual trauma

With the US Department of Veterans Affairs calling military sexual trauma “an epidemic,” the rising number of women veterans affected by MST brings a need for specialized care.


Sculptor’s class keeps the art story going

At The Care Center in Holyoke, teacher Ezra Parzybok allows his students to do assignments that allow for creative problem solving and stress release.

Patrick, Frank back Obama on gay marriage

Governor Deval Patrick and Representative Barney Frank played down the political implications of President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage.

Police and fire crews examined the scene of a minivan crash near Taupo, New Zealand, in which three Boston University students died.

Dawn rose on their adventure, then disaster hit

The promising lives of BU students Roch Jauberty, Daniela Lekhno, and Austin Brashears were cut short in an early-morning crash on their way to a popular New Zealand hiking site.

Patton’s estate becomes part of his adopted hometown

General George S. Patton’s legacy is as stalwart in Hamilton as the Sherman tank guarding a park named for the World War II hero in the town center.

Greek President Karolos Papoulias, right, met Sunday with Fotis Kouvelis, leader of the Left Democratic party.

Greek coalition remains in doubt

Reports in Greece indicated talks would continue Monday after Sunday’s failed efforts by President Karolos Papoulias to broker a deal between party leaders.


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Red sox 12, Indians 1

Jarrod Saltalamacchia watched his two-run home run in the seventh inning Sunday against the Indians.

Red Sox take three of four from Indians

Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in five runs Sunday as the Red Sox trounced the Indians, 12-1, for their third straight win over Cleveland.


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Boston’s sculptures get own guidebook

A love for Boston’s public sculptures prompted history buff, art lover, and amateur photographer Joe Gallo to write a book about what they stand for.


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Scott Thompson (above) will be replaced by Yahoo’s global media head, Ross Levinsohn, as interim CEO.

Yahoo CEO steps down

Scott Thompson left the company four months into the job Sunday after more than a week of scrutiny into inaccuracies on his resume and in company filings.

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 Tourists smoked a joint at the Grey Area cafe in Amsterdam, where a ban on foreign tourists at cannabis cafes is scheduled to take effect next January.

Netherlands bans pot for foreigners

Enforcement of a new law banning all but Dutch residents from pot coffee shops has started in southern cities in the Netherlands, and will take effect throughout the country on Jan. 1.


Book Review

“Traveler of the Century” by Andres Neuman

‘Traveler of the Century’ by Andrés Neuman

“Traveler of the Century,” the first of Neuman’s novels to be translated into English, reveals why the late Roberto Bolaño described the young writer as being “touched by grace.”