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Israel eases Gaza border restrictions after truce

Following the cease-fire, Israel has eased some border restrictions, allowing farmers near land close to its security fence, and letting fishermen go further out to sea.

Egypt’s top judges slam Morsi’s new powers

Egypt’s Supreme Judicial Council called President Mohammed Morsi’s decree granting himself near-absolute power an ‘‘unprecedented assault’’ on the judiciary.

‘Dallas’ star Larry Hagman dies

Hagman, 81, played the loathsome oil baron J.R. Ewing on television’s long-running nighttime soap, ‘‘Dallas.’’ He died Friday.

// Gas explosion levels Springfield strip club

A natural gas explosion rocked downtown Friday, injuring at least 18 people, officials said.

Millis man savors his time as an Internet (punching) bag

After nearly two years as the butt of a persistent Internet joke, Blake Boston has come to embrace being Scumbag Steve. And now he is trying to capitalize on it.

Dr. Rudy Tanzi heads Massachusetts General Hospital’s Genetics and Aging Research Unit and teaches neurology at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Rudy Tanzi, rock star of science

Dr. Rudy Tanzi recorded organ tracks for Aerosmith’s new album, co-wrote the book “Super Brain,” and adapted it into an upcoming PBS special.

Harmonie Walker, 6 months, of Jamaica Plain, met Globe Santa for the first time at Copley Place.

Globe Santa

Single mother can’t find work

A mother hopes to give her almost 3-year-old-twins the “Christmas they deserve.”

// A day of giving thanks and getting bargains

Thanksgiving has largely defied the commercialization that has overwhelmed Christmas. But that tradition is fading fast as retailers have invoked new strategies.

Aging Charles River rail bridge closes for repairs

A critical railroad bridge over the river will be closed to most train traffic for two weeks for repairs after an inspection found problems.


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Boxer ‘Macho’ Camacho dies in Puerto Rico

Former championship boxer Hector ‘‘Macho’’ Camacho died Saturday in Puerto Rico, where he has been hospitalized since he was shot in the face.


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