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US considering plan for training Syrian rebels, officials say

The proposal to use the US military to train the rebels would greatly expand the current CIA training being done in Jordan, according to the Associated Press.

Military veteran fatally shot by Lynn police after struggle

The 30-year-old man, who neighbors said served in the Army and the National Guard, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Five Cape Cod Hospital patients possibly exposed to fatal brain disease

The patients may have been exposed as a result of surgery performed with a contaminated instrument that also exposed patients at a hospital in N.H.

Joy Division (from left): Stephen Morris, Peter Hook, Ian Curtis, and Bernard Sumner.

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An encore for Peter Hook

The former bassist of Joy Division and New Order hits the road again with his band the Light, which plays at the Paradise on Sept. 10.

State Senator Linda Dorcena-Forry appears to be in line to take over hosting duties at the St. Patrick’s Day breakfast in South Boston.

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Southie St. Patrick’s Day breakfast slugfest begins early

The idea that state Senator Linda Dorcena-Forry, a Haitian-American woman from Dorchester, is poised to take over the event is culturally and politically loaded in South Boston.

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// First stage role has actor/writer exploring his ‘Issues’

“Patti Issues,” which comes to Boston’s Club Café, is a 60-minute monologue chronicling the transformative power of star Ben Rimalower’s relationship with Patti LuPone.

The Architectural Digest cover.


Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen show off Brentwood home

The 22,000 square-foot California home of Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen is the cover story of October’s issue of Architectural Digest.



// Unions bet heavy on a Walsh win

Martin Walsh is getting strong union support in his bid for mayor, raising the question: What would he owe organized labor if he wins?

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Steven DeMarco as Brick and Madeleine Lambert as Maggie in Wellfleet Harbor Actor Theater’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

A declawed ‘Cat’ in Wellfleet

In her production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,’’ Elizabeth Falk — who is credited with “script redaction’’ — diminishes some of the play’s unsettling force.