Study stirs hope on aging disease

Steve Nighbor of Wisconsin helped his daughter Megan, 12, who has been diagnosed with progeria, with homework.

Scott Mundro for The Boston Globe

A Children’s Hospital drug trial is offering hope that it is possible to affect the course of a rare, fatal disease that causes children to age prematurely and die before reaching adulthood.

Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Prince Harry attended the men's team sprint track cycling event at the London 2012 Olympic games.

Joanna Weiss

Royalty and the paradox of publicity

The scandal over nude photos of Kate Middleton could be the best thing to happen to the royal family in ages because it makes them look human, and therefore relevant.

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// ‘You’ve Been Trumped’ puts the Donald in the rough

Does America have a more laughably contemptible public figure than Donald Trump?

Opinion | Paul Mcmorrow

// Boston’s housing boom could have economic windfall

The current Boston-area apartment-building explosion should be viewed as a long-term economic development strategy, because those housing units will attract skilled, educated workers.

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UMass medical center to cut 140 jobs

UMass Memorial Health Care said it will pare another 140 full-time jobs at its flagship hospital in Worcester, on top of 150 positions eliminated since February.

Elizabeth Warren ‘appalled’ by actions of GOP staffers

In response to a video that appears to show Republicans mocking her Native American ancestry claims, Warren said there would be “serious consequences” if her staffers did something similar.

Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein talked to reporters before a game last month.

Democrat-leaning Theo Epstein works for major GOP backer

Epstein, who was among fellow Democratic backers with the Red Sox, now works for a major funder of a conservative super PAC with the Cubs.

Chemist in drug lab scandal apparently lied on resume

Former state chemist Annie Dookhan does not have a master’s degree in chemistry from UMass Boston as she claims, school officials said.

President Obama addressed the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

Obama warns Iran on nuclear program

President Obama told the UN patience with Iran is wearing thin and warned that “time is not unlimited.”


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Officials ruled the Seahawks had scored a touchdown after they sorted out this scrum at the end of Monday’s game.

NFL upholds Seahawks’ disputed win

The league said that while the game result is final, officials did miss a key penalty that would have given the game to the Packers. Also, talks with locked-out officials have resumed.

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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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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.