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State to appeal ruling granting sex change for inmate

The Patrick administration is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that the state must pay for a sex-reassignment surgery for a transsexual prison inmate.

Chemist admitted wrongdoing in lab scandal

The former state chemist at the heart of the state drug lab scandal admitted to investigators that she “messed up bad” in the treatment of evidence.

Harvard endowment dips slightly to $30.7 billion

The school’s endowment was essentially flat in its most recent fiscal year as steep declines in European and emerging markets wiped out gains in other areas.

// Cherokee chief calls on Brown to apologize

The chief of the Cherokee Nation said Scott Brown should apologize for an aide’s “racist portrayal of native peoples.”

Ashley Judd, Elisabeth Moss, Lena Dunham, Carrie Anne Inaba.

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Emmys fashion missteps good news for style fans

This year’s primetime Emmy Awards were notable for the sheer number of fashion faux pas out on the red carpet.

Bill Belichick spoke at a afternoon press conference, before his fine was announced by the NFL.

Bill Belichick fined $50,000 by NFL

In a statement, the Patriots coach said he would take responsibility for making contact with an official after Sunday’s game, and apologized for the incident.

Hannah Reid and Calley Hastings with one of Fat Toad Farm’s dogs and lots of its goats — whose milk is used to make the Mexican caramel sauce, cajeta, in copper cauldrons.

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Vermont farm makes sumptuous Mexican sauce with goat’s milk

Fat Toad Farm in Brookfield, Vt., was transformed by a recipe for goat’s milk caramel sauce that the farmer’s daughter brought back from Mexico.

Ryan McLennan’s “The Crutch,” part of the “Out of the Ruins’’ exhibit at the New Art Center.


What’s up at Boston-area art galleries

“Out of the Ruins,” a group show put together by Elizabeth Thach at the New Art Center, looks at how some contemporary artists adopt the theme.


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A replacement official tries to sort out the mess in the aftermath of the final play in Seattle’s controversial win over Green Bay Monday night.

NFL’s TV partners didn’t hold back on the refs

ESPN and NFL Network analysts haven’t hesitated in criticizing the replacement officials, particularly after Monday’s disputed touchdown.