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Heaviest Israel-Palestine fighting in four years

Israel and Hamas widened their deadly conflict over Gaza on Thursday, with 16 dead since Wednesday.

Senate health chair wants new drug compound rules

The chairman of the Senate’s health committee pledged Thursday to move ahead with legislation to tighten oversight of compounding pharmacies.

Bob Hewitt held a plaque from his induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. in 1992.

Tennis Hall suspends Bob Hewitt for sex abuse allegations

Tennis great Bob Hewitt was stripped of his Hall of Fame status a year after a Globe report detailed alleged sexual abuse of girls he coached.

Miguel Cabrera, Buster Posey win MVP awards

Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera won the AL’s MVP award, and San Francisco’s Buster Posey was voted the NL honor.

Undocumented people filled out applications in Chicago in August for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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The GOP’s ‘Hispanic problem’

Republicans are using a multi-faceted approach in their search for a way to soften the party’s hard edge on immigration.

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper costar in “Silver Linings Playbook.”

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Cooper vulnerable in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

Cooper plays a mental patient living in Philadelphia with his parents, hung up on his estranged wife, and spending time with an equally unstable woman (Jennifer Lawrence).

The Patriots’ newest defensive player Aqib Talib will play his first game with the team this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

Patriots safety Aqib Talib ‘excited to help’

In his first meeting with local media, Talib expressed hope of putting his checkered past behind him.

I.S. 318’s chess team celebrating a win in “Brooklyn Castle.”


Seeing the entire board in ‘Brooklyn Castle’

The story of the chess team at Brooklyn’s Intermediate School 318, and its domination of national competitions, is a great documentary subject told well by director Katie Dellamaggiore.


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Red Sox will have large payroll, Ben Cherington says

The general manager told WEEI he expects the Red Sox to be “amongst the larger payrolls in the game” as they restock the roster this winter.

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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart reunite for the final installment.

Sun mercifully sets on ‘Twilight’

This fifth and final installment features so much idle anticipation that it’s unclear whether we’re watching a movie or an Apple product launch, writes Globe critic Wesley Morris.