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A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.



For Melody Gardot, a bossa nova rebirth

Melody Gardot, who plays the Berklee Performance Center Thursday, says of “The Absence,’’ her new album, “I wouldn’t have been able to do this record before. . . . I hear myself filling out around the edges.”

An artist’s third album typically goes one of two ways: either it’s a retread or a rebirth. Melody Gardot went for rebirth.

“Dredd 3D” star Karl Urban, sans helmet, in Boston.


Karl Urban hopes to do justice to role as ‘Dredd’

Keep your fingers crossed that Boston’s future doesn’t bear much resemblance to the dystopian version imagined in “Dredd 3D.”

Susan Straight’s third novel opens with the murder of a beautiful prostitute.

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‘Between Heaven and Here,’ by Susan Straight

If there is one thing we learn from Straight’s storytelling, it’s that the past, present, and future are with us all the time.

Tom Brady and the Patriots defeated the Baltimore Ravens in last season’s AFC Championship game.

Patriots at Ravens | sunday at 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Patriots’ keys to victory against the Ravens

How do the Patriots and Ravens match up for their rematch of last season’s AFC title game? Jim McBride explores.

Janitors’ union OK’s strike unless new deal is reached

More than 1,000 janitors voted overwhelmingly to authorize their negotiating committee to call a strike if their contract is allowed to expire Sept. 30 without a new one in place.

 Daniel Nava was unable to make this catch during the sixth inning.

orioles 9, red sox 6 (12 innings)

Red Sox lose 4th straight

The Red Sox could never take the lead against the Orioles on Saturday and ultimately fell for the fourth straight time.

Members of the National Army on Saturday made their way to the gates of the Rafallah Sahati Brigade after demonstrators attacked the brigade's base in Benghazi, Libya.


Fight against militias could continue in Libya

Residents of Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city, warned on Saturday of a ‘‘revolution’’ to get rid of armed militias and Islamic extremists.

Syrian rebels move command from Turkey to Syria

Rebel leaders said they moved their command center with the aim of uniting antigovernment forces and speeding up the fall of President Bashar Assad’s regime.


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Mayor Thomas M. Menino endorsed Elizabeth Warren (left) at a rally in Roslindale Friday. Scott Brown (right) discussed Elizabeth Warren’s work with Travelers Insurance.

Brown sharpens attacks as Warren woos voters

A day after their first debate, Senator Scott Brown intensified his attacks, while Elizabeth Warren rallied voters after receiving the backing of Mayor Thomas M. Menino.


Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign has been plagued by questions about his personal wealth.

Romney releases 2011 tax returns

Mitt Romney revealed Friday he paid an effective federal tax rate of 14.1 percent last year on $13.7 million in income, and also disclosed a 20-year snapshot of returns.

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