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Militants fire on Jerusalem as attacks escalate

Amid Hamas’s first-ever attempted attack on the holy city, Israel amassed troops to prepare for a possible ground assault.

Oil rig explodes in Gulf of Mexico

Two people are believed to be missing after an oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana.

Petraeus believed terrorists were behind Libya attack

The former CIA chief testified behind closed doors that he thought all along the Sept. 11 assault on the US Consulate in Benghazi was a terrorist attack.

Twinkies are one of Hostess’s popular products.

Hostess to close, sell brands

Citing a worker strike, the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread is closing plants, laying off its 18,500 workers, and putting its brands up for sale.

A health code blitz in Downtown Crossing

This holiday shopping season, Boston officials hope to shoo away three groups of bargain hunters: rodents, pigeons, and cockroaches.


Boston officials looks for code violations

A team of officials inspected Downtown Crossing alleys and buildings.

90+ Cellars “Holiday Essentials” six-bottle selection, $60 at Pioppi’s, 183 Court Street, 508-746-1943,

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2012 holiday gift guide

Choose your destination — Brookline, Plymouth, or Harvard Square — and find something for everyone on your list.

“Betrayal” at the Huntington Theatre Company is a subterfuge that will collapse with one wrong move, charged with an undercurrent of questions about who knew what and when.

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‘Betrayal’ a story of infidelity, told backward

The play employs reverse chronology to delineate the unspooling of a seven-year affair between a married woman and her husband’s best friend.

Brian McGrory

Perpetual politics in Mass.

Get ready for two solid years of nonstop bickering, ominous commercials, over-programmed candidates, and dinnertime robo-calls.