Obama seeks the seeds of solutions

President Obama, his wife, Michelle, and daughters Sasha and Malia headed to Air Force One in Chicago on Wednesday.

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The war in Afghanistan has not ended. Iran remains a threat. The economy is still struggling. The federal debt still exists. And bitter divisions continue.

GOP hints of dealing to avert fiscal cliff

House Speaker John Boehner offered the president a faint framework of a deal to avoid a “fiscal cliff,” suggesting Republicans could accept “new revenue.”

Anthony Albano, a veteran Menino volunteer, worked for Elizabeth Warren in East Boston.

Menino’s machine hummed for Warren

Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s get-out-the-vote expertise cranked out the largest turnout in Boston since 1964. Three out of every four ballots went for Elizabeth Warren.

Maggie Hassan, whom New Hampshire voters elected as governor on Tuesday, spoke with diners in Manchester.

Women’s electoral might grows in New Hampshire, US

The state’s election of the nation’s first all-female congressional delegation was the most dramatic example of a phenomenon that swept the country.

Yvonne Abraham

Expensive lessons of 2012

Even if your cause or candidate tanked, the obscene, untold billions spent assaulting voters’ senses yielded generous helpings of the absurd.

Joey Cohen, 11, waited to be picked up Wednesday outside Angier Elementary School in Newton.

Nor’easter brings snow to region

The storm dropped more than 3 inches on parts of Central and Southeastern Massachusetts Wednesday night, with some areas seeing more than 5 inches.

Arn Chorn-Pond at a photo exhibit of Cambodian war refugees at the John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse.

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Cambodian brings story of genocide to younger audience

A thinly fictionalized biography of Arn Chorn-Pond and his escape from Cambodia’s Killing Fields is a finalist for this year’s National Book Awards.

Mass. pharmacy board chief fired

James D. Coffey has been fired for allegedly ignoring a complaint in July about the Framingham compounding pharmacy at the center of the meningitis outbreak.

Tech Lab

Newest Nook may be a better option than iPad mini

The iPad mini is smaller, lighter, thinner, and just as useful as its big brother. But it starts at $329. For $199, Barnes & Noble offers an ­appealing fallback.


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Celtics 100, Wizards 94

Forward Brandon Bass put the Celtics over the top, 97-92, with a dunk with 37 seconds left in overtime.

Sloppy Celtics need OT to get past Wizards

The Celtics struggled through most of regulation against the Wizards, but got their act together in overtime for a 100-94 win.