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FDA finds mold in 83 vials of steroid linked to outbreak

Visible mold was found inside the Framingham pharmacy at the center of the national fungal meningitis outbreak.

Patrick warns of fines if utilities lag on storm response

Governor Patrick said Friday the state’s utility companies must be ready to deal with Hurricane Sandy – or face financial consequences.

Joe Kinan, 43, was discharged from Mass General Hospital after receiving a hand transplant. It was the first procedure of it's kind at the hospital.

After hand transplant, Station nightclub survivor is hopeful

Joe Kinan, one of the survivors of the fire that killed 100 people in 2003, left Massachusetts General Hospital today after getting the transplant less than three weeks ago.

Alison Putnam (left) and Meiko Lunetta tended to oxen Bill and Lou, who have become a symbol at Green Mountain College, but are to be sent to a slaughter house.

Vermont college feels heat over oxen’s fate

Green Mountain College’s decision to slaughter the aging animals and serve them as hamburger in the campus dining hall has drawn wide protest.

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What our most famous evolutionary cartoon gets wrong

It’s hardly accurate — so 150 years later, why does the “monkey to man” illustration still hold us spellbound?

Carl Crawford was introduced to the media in Los Angeles on Friday.

Carl Crawford talks about fresh start with Dodgers

The former Red Sox outfielder admitted Friday that he was “chasing a big contract” when he signed with Boston, but said he doesn’t regret the decision.

Sugar maples were ablaze with fall color at Brookwood Farm in Canton as three men took an early afternoon walk.

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Globe photos of the week

Scenes of autumn in New England, a pig behind bars, rowers on the Charles, and more of the week’s best images.

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Can a common infection cause OCD in kids?

An obscure condition called PANDAS is a medical mystery that has families in crisis.


Iran’s crimes, real and hypothetical

Calls by American political leaders to indict Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on genocide incitement are empty political posturing.


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Movie Review

Helen Hunt plays a sex surrogate and John Hawkes the disabled man she helps in “The Sessions.”

‘The Sessions’ connects with honest approach

It sounds like a bad joke: A man in an iron lung hires a sex surrogate to help him lose his virginity. But this intensely moving drama clearly portrays a good soul in an inert body.