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Obama defends UN envoy’s response to attack

President Obama rejected suggestions that Susan Rice, who may be a possible nominee for secretary of state, has not been forthcoming about the attack in Libya.

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Barry Cadden refused to testify at a congressional hearing on the meningitis outbreak, citing ongoing state and federal investigations.

‘Gifts’ to minorities, young voters helped Obama win, Romney says

Mitt Romney said during a conference call with his national finance committee that President Obama won reelection by bestowing “gifts” on key voting blocs.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke to the media on Capitol Hill.

Reid says Brown is one of most partisan in Senate

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Senator Scott Brown has not been bipartisan and that he is confident a Democrat could defeat Brown in a special election.

From left: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts in HBO’s “Crossfire Hurricane.”


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‘Crossfire Hurricane’: Becoming the Rolling Stones

Keith Richards and the other Rolling Stones recall their early years, from 1962 to 1978, as an otherworldly blur of nonstop drugs, alcohol, touring, and fan worship.

Joseph Lynch and Kristin Miller in a wheelchair-accessible hallway in their recently renovated vacation home in the Berkshires.

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Planning for the future

Some baby boomers want to stay in their homes as they age, and a few are making sure they can.

Author Paula Broadwell baring her sculpted arms and shoulders on “The Daily Show” in January.

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Are arms the window to soul?

General David Petraeus’s mistress Paula Broadwell is driven — and she’s got the guns to prove it.

Authorities searched the Connecticut home of Robert Gentile in May.

Reputed Conn. mobster denies knowing of Gardner heist

Robert V. Gentile testified that he does not know who stole the paintings in the famed 1990 Boston art theft.

Kevin Garnett battled Al Jefferson for a loose ball in the early going of Boston’s victory over the Jazz at TD Garden,

Celtics 98, Jazz 93

Rondo injures ankle, but Celtics rally

Rajon Rondo rolled his right ankle in the third quarter, but Jeff Green provided a spark in the final quarter as Boston defeated the Utah Jazz, 98-93, at TD Garden.

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A UN armored vehicle drove toward the Syrian village of Bariqa, close the Israel-Syria border in the Golan Heights Nov. 13.

Rebels in Syria take border villages near Israel-held areas

Israel’s defense minister said the country will remain “vigilant and alert” as the Syrian conflict threatens to incite an armed clash with the region’s strongest power.