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Union voter effort in full swing in mayor’s race

Labor unions are ramping up their efforts to sway voters and encourage them to vote as the Boston mayoral contest enters its home stretch.

Senate leaders near fiscal deal

Senate leaders neared the completion Monday night of a bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown.

Candidates make final push in District 5 race

A day before the special primary election, seven Democrats and three Republicans campaigned on Monday in their bid to succeed Edward Markey in the US House.

NSA collects millions of contact lists, according to report

The National Security Agency has been sifting through contact lists from around the world, including those of Americans, according to a published report.

Bobby Orr as a Bruin in the 1970s

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Bobby Orr tells his story

“Orr: My Story’’ celebrates hard work and passion as the fuel for reaching your goal, whatever that goal may be.

The picture that says it all. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff.


The moment we went head over heels with joy

A day after the Red Sox’ thrilling Game 2 win, there is much to digest, and it starts with an iconic photo.

Shane Victorino was hit by a pitch from the Tigers' Max Scherzer in the first inning of  Game 2 Sunday.

Victorino is sometimes ‘looking to get hit,’ Verlander says

Justin Verlander, starter for Detroit in Game 3, said Shane Victorino crowds the plate so much that pitches that are strikes could hit him.

Bruins winger Brad Marchand jousts with Detroit’s Luke Glendening during second-period action. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)


Red Wings top Bruins in matinee

The Bruins’ attempt at a comeback fell short as they lost to the Red Wings, 3-2, in a holiday matinee at TD Garden.



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The website disaster is a symptom of a deeply flawed law and the incompetence of the massive bureaucracy needed to carry it out.


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Dodgers 3, cardinals 0

Clayton Kershaw and Yasiel Puig celebrated after the Dodgers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers top Cardinals, cut NLCS deficit to 2-1

Hyun-Jin Ryu outpitched Adam Wainwright with seven innings of three-hit ball as Los Angeles got back into the NL championship series.

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Social Security raise among smallest in history

For the second straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans, and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits.


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Photography Review

Stanley Tretick’s photograph of John F. Kennedy brushing back Jacqueline Kennedy’s hair, from 1961.

All the photographic way with JFK

“Capturing Camelot” has its share of political and historical photographs, but it’s the personal photographs that stand out.