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Insurers set off a fight on replacement parts

Some repair shop owners and consumer advocates argue that alternative parts don’t always fit correctly or match the performance of new licensed parts.

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Repair shops in Mass. are considering lobbying state regulators to prevent insurers from insisting on using only used or generic parts to fix cars.

Nudibranch Stripe fish in the documentary “The Last Reef 3D.”

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‘The Last Reef 3D’ illuminates beauty, fragility of reef life

The new documentary is a cautionary tale with great visuals, but the message needs more urgency.

“Happy People: A Year in the Taiga” offers mesmerizing scenes described by the mesmerizing voice of Werner Herzog.

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Werner Herzog goes to Siberia in ‘Happy People’

The new film focuses on fur trappers, and director Herzog clearly loves, and envies, the trappers’ elemental existence and connection to nature.

Ana Moreira (with Carloto Cotta) as the young Aurora in “Tabu.” A reappearing crocodile also has an important part.

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Fever dream ‘Tabu’ has ties to Murnau film

Portuguese director Miguel Gomes has made a black-and-white fever dream whose undertow sucks you in as often as it strands you on shore.

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Elizabeth Warren grills regulators

After a quiet first month in office, Senator Warren rebuked federal regulators for settling cases with banks instead of taking them to trial.

Mass. GOP candidate won't limit outside groups

State Rep. Daniel Winslow said Thursday his campaign would welcome ‘‘positive’’ help from any outside group.

epa03584737 The crippled Carnival Triumph cruse ship with 3,143 passengers and a crew of 1,086 docks in downtown Mobile, Alabama, USA, 14 February 2013. The 900 foot long (247m) ship lost power after an engine fire on 10 February as it was returning to Galveston, Texas, USA from Cozumel, Mexico. Passengers have reported squalid conditions as sewage systems failed and food supplies dwindled. EPA/MARK WALLHEISER

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A crippled cruise ship docked in Mobile, Ala., on Thursday after losing power Sunday.

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Lower floors of the ship overflowed with sewage, forcing many passengers to the deck.

The Carnival Triumph cruise ship is towed towards the dock as spectators watch at the port of Mobile, Alabama, February 14, 2013. The 893-foot (272 meter) vessel, notorious for reports of raw sewage from overflowing toilets, has been without propulsion and running on emergency generator power since Sunday, when an engine room fire left it adrift in the Gulf of Mexico. REUTERS/ Lyle Ratliff (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH TRAVEL MARITIME TRANSPORT BUSINESS)

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An engine room fire left the ship adrift in the Gulf of Mexico for four days.

Carnival Cruise Lines President and CEO, Gerry Cahill talks with reporters in Mobile, Ala., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. The Carnival Triumph is docked at rear after spending nearly a week idled in the Gulf of Mexico with more than 4,200 passengers and crew members following an engine room fire. (AP Photo/John David Mercer)

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Carnival Cruise Lines CEO Gerry Cahill (left) apologized to guests.

Crippled cruise ship docks in Ala.

A cruise ship disabled for four days at sea docked, but passengers still had hours to wait to disembark.