John Farrell to be new Red Sox manager

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell will return to Boston to take over as the new Red Sox manager, after serving as a pitching coach here from 2007 to 2010.

US, Iran agree to nuclear talks in principle

The United States and Iran have agreed in principle to one-on-one negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, but the White House denied that a final agreement had been reached.

Death toll rises to 23 in meningitis outbreak

Two more people have died and an additional 13 people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis in a nationwide outbreak linked to a Framingham firm.

“It’s a well-oiled machine,” said Mary Whipple (front).

48th head of the charles

For US women’s eight, golden road begins in college

The US Olympic women’s crew, which will compete in Sunday’s Head of the Charles Regatta, has ruled the world for seven years, a legacy of the pipeline created by Title IX in 1972.

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A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


Paul Revere’s house in Boston’s North End.

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2012 museums special

Eleven house museums around New England

Throughout New England, dozens of house museums allow visitors to step back into another era in American history.

Chimborazo, Ecuador, from “Views of Nature,” c. 1850.

Q&A | ideas

Were Aristotle and Thoreau ecologists?

Frank Egerton traces the early rumblings of a powerful human idea.

Queen Latifah in Lifetime’s adaptation of “Steel Magnolias.”


Race still a subject, but less of an issue

On Lifetime’s “Steel Magnolias,” blackness — the politics of it, anyway — was in no way the subject of the programming. It was played as universal.

Globe Insiders

From the archives | Photo Gallery

// 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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georgia tech 37, bc 17

A pass intended for Georgia Tech wide receiver Jeff Greene, right, was broken up by Boston College defensive back Sean Sylvia.

BC suffers another blowout loss

Boston College, 0-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 1-6 overall, hasn’t had a start this bad since 1989, when it lost seven of its first eight en route to a 2-9 season.


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Prosecutors describe sex ring

Suspected leaders of an alleged prostitution ring that stretched to four Boston suburbs coordinated a well-organized operation, prosecutors said.


Mitt Romney campaigned in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Friday.

Romney to spend election night in Boston

As election results stream in on the night of Nov. 6, Mitt Romney will be ensconced at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, according to a campaign official.

Nation & World

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Lebanese and Syrian protesters wave Syrian opposition and Islamist flags near burning tires in the north Lebanese town of Wadi Khaled.

Lebanese prime minister links car bomb to Syria

Lebanon’s prime minister linked the massive car bomb that tore through Beirut to the civil war in Syria, the latest signal that the crisis is inflaming an already tense region.