Financial sector wants ties to Elizabeth Warren

The financial services industry, Senator Scott Brown’s biggest donor group, has begun a careful and unlikely mission to thaw relations with the senator-elect.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mohamed Amr of Egypt announced the cease-fire after talks in Cairo.

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Israel, Hamas accept cease-fire

Under intense Egyptian and American pressure, Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas halted eight days of bloody conflict on Wednesday.

An Iron Dome launcher fired an interceptor rocket near the Israeli city of Ashkelon on Monday.

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Israel’s Iron Dome

The rocket defense system altered the dynamic between Israel and Hamas in Gaza and bought time for crucial negotiations.

Sheila Burgess’s driving record was a major embarrassment to the Patrick administration.

Former highway safety chief quits state job

Sheila Burgess resigned as a state employee, three days after the Globe revealed that she had numerous infractions on her driving record.

Liliam Alvarez (left) became homeless after her husband died and she lost her job. Marion Davis, 71, cannot stay in a shelter because he uses an oxygen tank.


Once-homeless seniors give their thanks

Older homeless people face a particular challenge: They tend to be beyond their employment years, and therefore less likely to find a way to support themselves.

The 54th Massachusetts Regiment owes much of its existence to Lewis Hayden and Governor John Andrew.

Lasting lessons in an 1862 Boston Thanksgiving

The dinner that Mass. Governor John Albion Andrew and abolitionist Lewis Hayden shared led to the creation of a storied black Civil War regiment.

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Thanksgiving and football are inseparable

Football owns Thanksgiving — especially in Mass., where just about every high school plays its final regular-season game this morning.

57th annual Globe Santa fund-raising drive kicks off

The Boston Globe Santa Fund Drive begins its traditional quest to bring Christmas joy to thousands of needy children across Eastern Mass.

Study links mammograms to overtreatment

The study’s controversial finding is sure to provoke more heated debate over the benefits of the screenings.


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Spurs 112, Celtics 100

Kevin Garnett and the Celtics are a .500 team again.

Spurs capitalize on Celtics’ poor defense

Tony Parker scored 26 points and Tiago Splitter scored 23 points as the Spurs turned the Celtics into a .500 team again with a 112-100 win.

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