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Former highway safety chief resigns

Sheila Burgess resigned as a state employee three days after the Globe revealed that she had been cited for numerous driving violations.

Study finds mammograms lead to unneeded treatment

A new study shows that mammograms can lead to overdiagnosis, or finding cancer that is present but does not need treatment.

State allows hospitals to share drugs to avoid shortages

Following the national meningitis outbreak, Massachusetts public health regulators adopted emergency regulations to prevent drug shortages.

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress

Jackson resigned after a months-long leave for mental illness, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday.

Palestinians celebrated a cease-fire agreement in Gaza City.


Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire

The agreement was aimed at quieting an escalating aerial battle that had threatened to turn into an Israeli ground invasion of Gaza.

// How to roast a Thanksgiving turkey

A recipe for the star of the Thanksgiving show: roast turkey.

At Thanksgiving, the food is what’s truly divisive

With every passing year, the once-simple act of sharing a holiday meal feels ever more complicated, as Americans layer food issue on top of food issue.

// Boston was key to high school football tradition

The first games were played in Boston Common 150 years ago — the start of a great American tradition that endures today.


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Movie Review

Suraj Sharma as Pi Patel, adrift in a lifeboat with a tiger, and amid oceanic bioluminescence in Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi.”

Ang Lee’s ‘Pi’ is a marvel

Ang Lee’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel, “Life of Pi,” is a marvel of contradictions. The movie shouldn’t work at all, but it does.