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Focus turns to Senate in fiscal talks

President Barack Obama met with Senate Democratic leaders at the White House after the Senate failed on a test vote to raise the debt ceiling for one year.

The Bruins’ Reilly Smith and the Blue Jackets’ Cam Atkinson battled for control of the puck in the second period.

Bruins 3, Blue Jackets 1

Bruins come from behind to beat Blue Jackets

At 0:49 of the third period, Loui Eriksson’s first goal as a Bruin turned out to be the deciding strike in Boston’s first road game of the season.

Food stamp debit cards not working across the nation

People in at least 17 states, including Maine, were unable to use their cards after a routine check by the vendor resulted in a system failure.

Former mayoral candidate Charlotte Golar Richie endorsed Martin Walsh Saturday.

Golar Richie backs Walsh in Boston mayoral race

Charlotte Golar Richie’s endorsement was one of the most coveted in the race, coming just four weeks before Boston will choose its new mayor.

Brian Howley was one of the drivers who took part in a Drive In Prayer event held at Christ Lutheran Church In Scituate.

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Scituate Lutheran church offers drive-through prayers

The church’s novel prayer service debuted Saturday, part of a plan by Pastor Dan Eddy to grow his flock by making personal connections with passing residents.


// Red Sox, Tigers vie for World Series spot

View our special section examining the first playoff series between these two historic franchises.

// Markey wants FTC to investigate Google changes

Senator Ed Markey asked the agency to examine the search giant’s recent changes to its terms of service that allow it to use a user’s information in ads.

Benedict Cumberbatch (left) plays WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, above left with Daniel Bruhl as his partner.

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Benedict Cumberbatch takes on role of Julian Assange

As portrayed by a bleached-blonde, beady-eyed Cumberbatch in “The Fifth Estate,” the controversial WikiLeaks founder is intense, eccentric, even maniacal.

// Curt Schilling opens Medfield home for estate sale

Hundreds flocked to the Schilling home Saturday, where items ranging from a baby grand piano to video games were on sale.



// A zone that should be left alone

The Supreme Court should uphold the state’s buffer zone that creates a protected area at the entrances of health centers.

Boston mayoral race

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Mayoral candidate Martin Walsh was endorsed by Local 888 of the Service Employees International Union.

Martin Walsh endorsed by municipal employees union

Local 888 of the Service Employees International Union, which represents more than 2,000 workers, gave its support to the state representative.

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From left: Samantha Evans, Tim Hoover (front), Cameron Beaty Gosselin, and Mary-Liz Murray in Theatre on Fire’s production of Lauren Gunderson’s “Exit, Pursued by a Bear.’’

Abuser, pursued by a comedy

Playwright Lauren Gunderson takes a sharp turn in “Exit, Pursued by a Bear,” a gonzo dark comedy about an unfunny subject: domestic violence.


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Librarians Jessi Snow (left) and Laura Koenig work with young adult readers at the Copley Library in Boston.

New breed of teen-services librarians emerges

Hipper and more social-media savvy than their counterparts, these young professionals view themselves as advocates for adolescents and their literary lives.