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Mayor Thomas M. Menino showed a card from Boston schoolchildren at a press availability today.

Menino says he feels ‘much better’

In his first interview since spending more than a month in the hospital, Mayor Thomas M. Menino didn’t address his political future.

Palestinians wave their national flags as they celebrate the UN General Assembly's vote to upgrade the Palestinian status at the United Nations to become non-member observer state.

Despite US disapproval, UN upgrades Palestinian status

Exactly 65 years after Israel became a state, the UN overwhelmingly voted to elevate Palestine’s status from UN observer to nonmember observer state.

Harvard Yard blackout

Power restored to Cambridge

An outage plunged a large swath of the city into darkness from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., including buildings at Harvard and MIT.

While the amount of sea level rise isn't as bad as some earlier worst case scenarios, the acceleration of the melting, especially in Greenland, has ice scientists worried.

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Ice sheets melting at poles faster than before

Polar ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are now melting three times faster than they did in the 1990s.

Detail of “Father and Child,” a 1964 lithograph by John Wilson.

Friday Preview | art review

John Wilson: clear and present

One of Boston’s most esteemed and accomplished artists gets a career retrospective.

Brad Pitt stars in the big-screen adaptation of George V. Higgins’s “Cogan’s Trade.”

Friday Preview | Movie Review

‘Killing Them Softly’ cast stands out

A bleakly comic, brutally Darwinian gangland saga that at times comes close to being this year’s “Drive.”

Rajon Rondo confronted Kris Humphries after Humphries fouled Kevin Garnett during Wednesday night’s game.

Rajon Rondo suspended 2 games

Rondo, who said earlier Thursday that he didn’t think he “did anything dirty” in shoving the Nets’ Kris Humphries, will miss the Celtics’ next two games.


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Kevin Garnett, center, was at the heart of the fight between Rajon Rondo and Kris Humphries on Wednesday.

Kevin Garnett blasts Kris Humphries

The Celtics forward defended Rajon Rondo, who fought with Humphries on Wednesday, and said the Nets player is always trying to be a “tough guy.”


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The scene outside of Boylston Street Station following a Green Line trolley collision.

Several injured in Green Line crash

A total of 35 people were taken to hospitals, including nine on stretchers, after two trolleys collided in the Boylston Street MBTA station.

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Sandra Fenwick is currently COO.

Boston Children’s Hospital names next CEO

Children’s Hospital trustees appointed Sandra L. Fenwick, the current president and chief operating officer, as the institution’s next chief executive.


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Stage Review

Georgia Lyman plays a performance artist who enrages a politician and then attempts to kidnap his dog, with an odd result.

Art, politics, and canine behavior in Lee Blessing’s ‘Chesapeake’

Especially in campaign season, culture and politics invariably make for a volatile combination. That fact informs but does not define this solo play now at New Repertory Theatre.