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Drugmaker had testing, sterility problems

The problems at Ameridose included insufficient drug testing and vermin near sterile products, a federal report said.

Kerry is being considered for defense secretary

President Obama may nominate Senator John Kerry as he shakes up his national security team during his second term, according to reports.

// Petraeus was shocked to learn of e-mails by mistress

The ex-CIA director told friends he was shocked to learn the woman with whom he had an affair was suspected of sending threatening e-mails to a friend of his.

Bicyclist fatally struck in Allston

A 21-year-old bicyclist was fatally struck by a vehicle in Allston, and authorities are trying to determine if an MBTA bus was involved, police said.

Ari Graynor, a veteran of 22 films at age 29, had her first starring movie role this summer in “For a Good Time, Call. . .” She is also in a new Broadway play titled “The Performers.”

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Advice for raising a child star

Actress Ari Graynor’s parenting-coach mom, who has 30 years of experience as a clinical social worker, talks about bringing up children with high drive.

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A summer sojourn in the south of France

Jean Frederic Bazille’s “Summer Scene” hangs at Harvard Art Museums, and it’s one of the most striking works in their entire collection.

Adrian Walker

Jamaica Plain fight has Home in bind

The Home for Little Wanderers is mired in controversy over the sale of its 2.5-acre site on the Jamaicaway, and there is no sign of a quick resolution.

James Carroll

Veterans’ heroism shouldn’t keep US from rethinking wars

Americans must try to understand what our brave and selfless military men and women have actually been asked to do.

Rajon Rondo moved against Bulls center Joakim Noah during the first half.

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Garnett, Rondo lead Celtics past Bulls

Kevin Garnett put down two dunks late, and Rajon Rondo had 20 points and 10 assists as the Celtics held off the Bulls for the win in Chicago.

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Israel strikes Syria armor, hiking spillover fears

An Israeli tank fired on Syria after a mortar shell hit Israeli-held territory in the first direct confrontation between the countries since the Syrian uprising.