Climate change threatens ski industry

Jake Bartlett stepped into his snowboard at Sugarbush Mountain. Ski area operators have high hopes for the season.

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After a slow season and dire predictions, ski resorts are offering early discounts in a bid to fill the slopes.

Asia Graves (center) spoke to Liliana Guandique (left), 17, and Lenisha Carter, 16, in Washington, D.C., in October.

From victim to impassioned voice

Asia Graves, a victim of savage exploitation by a child prostitution ring, is a crusader against the commercial exploitation of children.

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, a Winthrop Democrat, defended the pay hikes for House staff members, saying they had not seen an increase since September 2008.

State House aides get raises

Legislative leaders handed out pay raises to their staff, despite a looming budget crunch that has prompted Governor Patrick to weigh a new round of spending cuts.

// Organ transplant pioneer Joseph Murray dies at 93

Dr. Murray, the Nobel laureate who conducted the world’s first successful organ transplant, died at the Boston hospital where the pioneering surgery was performed.

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GOP senators express concerns after Susan Rice meeting

Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte say they are more troubled following a meeting with the possible secretary of state nominee.

Egyptians protest Morsi in Tahrir Square

As crowds gathered to protest President Mohammed Morsi’s recent expansion of power, separate clashes erupted nearby fueled by anger over police abuses.

Marvin Miller, shown in 1981, was a transformative figure in baseball history.

Marvin Miller, ex-leader of baseball union, dies at 95

Miller helped created free agency for baseball players and revolutionized professional sports with multimillion dollar contracts.

October single-family home sales jump 21% in Mass.

Sales of single-family homes in October rose 21 percent from the same month a year ago, and condo sales increased for the ninth straight month.

45,000 in Mass. set to lose jobless benefits

The benefits will be lost on Dec. 29 unless Congress renews a program designed to help people who struggling to find jobs.


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David and Susan Axelrod and their daughter, Lauren, who was afflicted with epilepsy from infancy into adolescence before a medication was found to treat the seizures.

Axelrods focus on strategizing against epilepsy

David Axelrod and his wife, Susan, will be in Boston to cochair a fund-raiser for CURE, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy.