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Cambridge Health in talks with Beth Israel on allliance

Cambridge Health Alliance said it has entered exclusive talks with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston about a potential affiliation.

Three more deaths tied to meningitis outbreak

A total of 11 people have died and 119 people have been infected by the outbreak tied to a Framingham pharmacy, federal officials said.

Body found in Charles River was bound in chains

The body, which was found near the BU bridge, was also weighted down by a cinderblock, a law enforcement official said.

Romney says he met Winchester veteran killed in Libya attack

Mitt Romney revealed that he met Winchester native Glen Doherty at a party several years before he was killed in the attack on the US consulate in Libya.

Pakistani army doctors treated an injured Malala Yousafzai, 14, at an army hospital following an attack by gunmen in Peshawar.

Taliban gunmen shoot 14-year-old girl activist for ‘obscenity’

Malala Yousufzai, an advocate for girls’ education in the face of religious extremists, was shot in the head and neck.

Television anchorwoman Jennifer Livingston responded to a viewer who wrote her an e-mail criticizing her weight.


Opinion | The Podium

The truth about being fat

The groundswell of support for Jennifer Livingston, the anchorwoman who responded to a viewer’s e-mail about her weight, has obscured a couple of basic truths, writes Michael Prager, author of “Fat Boy Thin Man.’’

This 1828 Andrew Jackson election poster derided John Q. Adams and his following.

Joanna Weiss

Partisan politics? Take a look at the 19th century

Political campaigns are marked by spite and bile today, but that’s nothing compared with the tenor during the 1800s.

// Jerry Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years in jail

The former Penn State assistant football coach, who maintains his innocence, was sentenced for his conviction on child molestation charges.

Tom Brady (12) calls out the play — with center Ryan Wendell all ready to roll — as the Patriots’ no-huddle offense lines up quickly while the Broncos’ defense attempts to adjust.

Patriots’ no-huddle an NFL marvel

Powered by a single word at the line of scrimmage, the Patriots’ impressive no-huddle offense, relying heavily on college football trends, is helping to change the pro game.