Elizabeth Warren assisted mining company

In the 1990s, Warren helped LTV Steel in its fight against a congressional requirement that it pay millions into a fund for its retired coal miners’ health care.

In an ad launched Monday, Scott Brown took his criticism of Elizabeth Warren on the Native American controversy to the airwaves for the first time.

In ads, Warren defends heritage after Brown attacks

Senator Brown and Elizabeth Warren launched dueling ads over her claims of Native American heritage, an issue that has provoked the contest’s most serious personal attacks.

Mindy Kaling plays an ob/gyn, which was her mother’s real-life profession.

Fox Broadcasting Company

Mindy Kaling’s mother inspired new TV ‘Project’

On the day the actress heard her new sitcom, “The Mindy Project,” had been picked up by Fox, her mother, whose years as an ob/gyn in Boston helped inspire it, died of cancer.

Ethics of hepatitis C drug pitch questioned

Ethics specialists say Dr. Raymond Chung was too enthusiastic when he spoke about a treatment at a hepatitis C forum and did not stress enough that the drug was still being researched.

A doctor’s pitch, a question of ethics

Patients exposed to hepatitis C at a New Hampshire hospital were told about a promising new drug trial.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/09/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Copy%20of%20120924assign0027--90x90.jpg Plans upend Boston school assignments

Two of the five proposals presented by school officials would bring back the closest thing Boston has had to neighborhood schools since before the days of desegregation.

The Patriots’ Bill Belichick (above) and the Ravens’ John Harbaugh spent a lot of time Sunday appealing to the refs.

Christopher L. Gasper

NFL’s replacement refs a complete joke

We have reached the tipping point with substitute officials, as players and coaches around the league have reached their breaking point.

Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey signed a Square card reader for MIT senior Ian Cinnamon Monday in Cambridge.

Mobile-payments firm Square Inc. aims for expansion

Twitter Inc. cofounder Jack Dorsey came to Cambridge on Monday to recruit a few MIT graduates for his two-year-old start-up.

Impact of state drug lab scandal detailed

More than 1,100 inmates in Massachusetts prisons and county jails were convicted based on potentially tainted evidence from the state drug lab, officials disclosed Monday.


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Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn’t appear to buy what head linesman Rodney Russell is telling him Sunday night.

Bill Belichick says he ‘never meant any disrespect’

The Patriots coach said that he was trying to get an official’s attention in the moments after Sunday’s loss to Baltimore, when he wound up grabbing him on the arm.


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EF First Education’s new $125 million, 300,000-square-foot headquarters will be situated at the foot of the Zakim Bridge. Construction is to begin Tuesday and be completed by spring of 2014.

New NorthPoint project making a big splash

EF First Education says it hopes its new $125 million, 300,000-square-foot headquarters at the foot of the Zakim Bridge will shake up the architecture of the area.


Political Notebook

Mitt Romney spoke at Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum in Pueblo, Colo., Monday.

Romney raps Obama on ‘bumps in the road’ remark

Mitt Romney has seized upon the president’s “60 Minutes” mention of “bumps in the road” in reference to strife in the Middle East, seeking to exploit what his campaign sees as a gaffe.

Nation & World

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Book Review

President Lyndon B. Johnson shakes hands with Martin Luther King Jr. at the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,

‘All In the Family’ by Robert O. Self

Self explores how feminists, gay-rights activists, and anti-war protesters fostered a greater sense of inclusion but also inspired a fervent backlash.


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G Force

Photographer poet follows migrant workers at Suffolk Downs

Melissa Shook taught photography at MIT and UMass Boston. Her subjects have included homelessness, aging, and, now, the all-but-invisible world behind Suffolk Downs.