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Obama makes history during Asian tour

President Obama paid the first visit by an American leader to Myanmar and Cambodia, each a nation with a troubled background.

Smoke rose out of a building that also houses media offices in Gaza City on Monday.

Israel, Hamas remain apart on truce talks

The two sides met with Egyptian mediators and traded tough cease-fire proposals as violence in Gaza continued.

Patrick defends tuition breaks for young immigrants

Governor Patrick said allowing young illegal immigrants to pay lower rates at state colleges is “a step in the right direction,” but some lawmakers criticized the move.

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington is seen at the press conference to introduce new manager John Farrell on Oct. 23 at Fenway Park.

Cherington wants to build a Sox team ‘not just for one year’

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said “we have a ways to go to get a great team to coalesce” but also said the team will be active in the free-agent market.

David Geffen, circa 1972, is the subject of an “American Masters” documentary. He founded Asylum Records with Elliot Roberts in 1970 and in 1972 sold it to Warner Communications.


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‘American Masters’ profiles mogul David Geffen

“Inventing David Geffen,” a new installment of the PBS series, is an effort to show how influential Geffen’s ability to recognize talent has been.

Phoebe Baker Hyde’s book “The Beauty Experiment” will be published Dec. 25.

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Taking a break from beauty

Phoebe Baker Hyde spent a year away from makeup and fashion and came away with a book — and a better sense of herself.

Twinkies for sale at the Hostess Brands' bakery in Denver, Colo.

A new life for Twinkies? Hostess to mediate with union

A judge has asked Hostess and its second largest union to try and resolve their differences, delaying the liquidation of the company.

The cast of Boston Camerata’s holiday offering “The Brotherhood of the Star: A Hispanic Christmas.”

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Holiday classical music performances beyond the ‘Messiah’

Two Boston early music ensembles are presenting offerings that are not part of the usual holiday musical routine.


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Quincy resident Beatrice Rivard was fatally injured and her son was hurt in a crash on Sea Street today. Neighbor Brandon Bergstrom used his own automobile jack to help Quincy firefighters extricate the victims.

Man charged in crash that kills wife, injures son

A Quincy man was charged with motor vehicle homicide for allegedly causing a crash that left his wife crushed to death underneath the wheels of the family car.