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No solution seen to end government shutdown

House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday he doesn’t know how the political standoff will end even as the two sides remained in disagreement.

Destruction of Syrian weapons begins, UN says

An official said by the end of the day, a combination of both weapons and some production equipment would be put out of order.

Broken City

The role of partisan media

Analysts said that ideological media outlets have both contributed to the divide and hardened the battle lines.

BPS parents key constituency for Connolly

Many Boston school parents, including about 200 mothers working as volunteers, are helping John Connolly in his campaign for mayor.

Offensive run blocking by Logan Mankins (left) and his Patriots linemates creates balance and makes life a lot easier for Tom Brady.

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Patriots at Bengals | 1 p.m. (CBS)

Patriots’ offensive line faces another challenge from Bengals

Cincinnati’s defense hasn’t allowed a 300-yard passer since the third game of 2012.

Dan Shaughnessy

Is it really necessary to go to Tampa?

The Duck Dynasty/ZZ Top/Fidel Castro Red Sox look unbeatable at this hour. It’s a little scary. Baseball is not supposed to be this easy.

Critic’s Notebook

Moving beyond the bronze age

Public art in Boston often brilliantly conjures history but underwhelms as art. Sebastian Smee issues a call to imagine a bolder turn.

John P. Flaherty, running for mayor in Woburn, was accused of threatening a business partner.

Woburn’s mayoral choice: bad or worse?

Voters face a troubling choice between an incumbent who admits he drank before his crash in a city-owned car and a wealthy challenger with a criminal record.



// A cup of civility

The lack of an anti-Starbucks backlash to its CEO’s request for customers to stop bringing guns to its coffee shops isn’t about brand loyalty.


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Gene Skowroski, 69, walked the Harvard Stadium field after taking part in some reunion rugby matches Saturday.

Harvard rugby players celebrate 50-year anniversary

The cuts, bruises, and scrapes were exhibited with grins by the Harvard Business School alumni who gathered Saturday at Harvard Stadium to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their rugby team.

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei would have the final say in any potential agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

Iran’s supreme leader praises Rouhani effort

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei expressed support on Saturday for President Hasan Rouhani’s recent diplomatic outreach to the West, but criticized some actions as “inappropriate.”


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Your Career

New skills, built on old, can help in career changes

Successful career moves are often built on skills already acquired through work and school, then transferred, adapted, and advanced for different industries and professions.


Cities in the states | Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip draws tens of millions of visitors from everywhere every year.

A royal flush of pleasures in everyone’s reach

Last year more than 39 million visitors came to this glittering, high-voltage city in the desert to dive with sharks, race Ferraris, drink, party, eat, gamble, and get married.