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Tierney, Tisei trade charges in heated debate

The third debate between US Representative John F. Tierney and Richard Tisei featured sharp charges in a raucous atmosphere as the crowd frequently interrupted the candidates.

Prosecutor with ties to drug lab chemist resigns

The Norfolk County prosecutor who carried on a phone and e-mail correspondence with state chemist Annie Dookhan resigned, saying he did not want to be “a further distraction.”

Police stood in front of the Federal Reserve Bank in New York City.

Man arrested in alleged plot to bomb NY Fed

The man tried to blow up a van outside the Federal Reserve in New York, officials said, but the plot was part of an FBI sting and the bomb was not real.

Researchers win reprieve in Irish conflict interview case

Two Boston College researchers who interviewed former combatants in the Irish Troubles have won a stay of a court order to turn over interviews to the British government.

Four more die in meningitis outbreak

Health officials put the death toll at 19 from the meningitis outbreak linked to a Framingham pharmacy.

“Zandra Rhodes: A Lifelong Love Affair With Textiles” features the designer’s favorite looks as well as sketches, inspirational photos, and fabrics.

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Zandra Rhodes on the enduring punk aesthetic

The legendary designer has gathered her favorite looks, spanning several decades, for a new retrospective at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Christopher Bonanos’s book “Instant: The Story of Polaroid” was a labor of love for the editor and photography lover.

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Christopher Bonanos looks at a photographic icon in ‘Instant: The Story of Polaroid’

Few companies have had the mystique of Polaroid, which was headquartered in Cambridge and has been described as the Apple of its day.

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// Ethel Kennedy, in twilight and limelight

Rory Kennedy’s documentary on HBO puts her mother, Ethel, in the spotlight. But frankly, she’s more at home on the golf course.

// The story behind Mitt Romney’s ‘binders full of women’

Romney’s claim about seeking out women’s groups to provide a list of qualified women for cabinet positions isn’t entirely accurate.

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Join Globe reporters Michael Kranish and Scott Helman, authors of “The Real Romney,” to discuss the Republican presidential candidate’s life and history.


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Shoppers turned out for “Midnight Madness” in Wrentham in 2006. Local police have pushed for security cameras.

Wrentham debates end to ‘Midnight Madness’ at mall

Officials are debating whether to turn the lights out on the day-after-Thanksgiving all-night shopping extravaganza at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets.

Food & dining

Vicki Lee Boyajian brought to California dozens of fragile fondant flowers, multiple layers of frozen cakes, fruit-tart shells, frozen buttercream, and more.

Baker goes the distance for weddings

For an experienced bakery owner like Vicki Lee Boyajian, two weddings at the same time is a piece of cake. Even if both weddings are in California.