Mass. residents on Boy Scout ‘perversion files’

Forty-five people from Massachusetts are listed in the secret “perversion files” released by the Boy Scouts of America by order of the Oregon Supreme Court.

Groups such as America 360 and the League of Conservation Voters have flooded mailboxes, trying to sway voters.

Outside cash fuels blizzard of attack mailings

Mass. mailboxes are being besieged by doctored photos of Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren as the Senate race enters the homestretch.

Brian McGrory

Ads up; it’s just way too much

Boston has been invaded by the Outdoor Advertising Association and the entire city has basically gone to hell.

Ethan Ruby smoked from a vaporizer packed with a small quantity of marijuana at his Denver home.

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Law, policy thwart research on marijuana

Foes say medical marijuana is unproven, but advocates see legal barriers to studies.

Steward, Partners hospitals reach deal on trauma care

Steward Health Care will send its most severely injured patients from emergency rooms to Mass. General and Brigham and Women’s.

Fungus in outbreak matched to pharmacy

A fungus in vials from the Framingham pharmacy at the heart of the ­national meningitis outbreak matches the type of fungus making most people sick.

Boston Capital

Government a lousy venture capitalist

This week’s bankruptcy filing by Waltham battery company A123 Systems is just the latest example.

Kate Moss in London in 2010, photographed by Mario Testino, from “In Your Face.”


Glamour on overdrive in Mario Testino photos at the MFA

With great fanfare, the first US museum shows open for the fashion and celebrity photographer.

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// The 1969 peace rally

The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam on Oct. 15, 1969 was a huge gathering of antiwar protesters across the United States, with an estimated 100,000 people assembled at the Boston Common.


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The white-tie dinner, held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, raised some $5 million to benefit the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation, which helps sick and poor people in New York.

Romney, Obama go for laughs at charity gala

Appearing back-to-back at a gala in New York that raises money for charity, President Obama and Mitt Romney alternated between self-deprecating humor and edgy roast material.

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Edith Windsor, who sued the government, spoke after a US appeals court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act.

Court finds US marriage law unconstitutional

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that gay Americans are a class of people who deserve the same kinds of constitutional protections as many other victims of discrimination.