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Obama, lawmakers to meet after sequester deadline

President Obama will meet Friday with top leaders in the House and Senate, several hours past the deadline for averting automatic budget cuts.

Brigham performs fifth face transplant

A Vermont woman who was terribly disfigured in an attack by her estranged husband has received a full face transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Pope Benedict XVI waved as he arrived in St Peter's Square for his last weekly audience at the Vatican.

In emotional sendoff, pope recalls joys, difficulties

At his final general audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict XVI recalled times of difficulty when ‘‘it seemed like the Lord was sleeping.’’

// Maine women’s team bus crashes on I-95

The driver of the bus was seriously injured in the crash.

Empty seats may be a familiar sight at Fenway Park this season.


Many Red Sox season-ticket holders fleeing now

Red Sox fans are relinquishing seats they once cherished, partly because of the cost and partly because of the team’s underperformance.

A kale salad with fried parsnips, sunflower seeds, and raisins, garnished with tempura kale chips.

dining out

The Sinclair in Harvard Square has growing pains

The Sinclair is two venues: a music club and a restaurant. The club is already off to a strong start; the restaurant, however, hasn’t quite hit its stride.

Of Monsters and Men

New music festival aims to rock Boston

Boston Calling will be the first multiday, multistage, ticketed rock festival held on City Hall Plaza.


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Tom Brady has declined a chance to discuss his new contract.

Tom Brady: ‘I don’t want to talk about this’

Said the QB of his new contract: “Athletes are always talking about money at a time when everyone else is struggling so badly to make it.”


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Book Review

“Middle Men” by Jim Gavin

‘Middle Men’ by Jim Gavin

Gavin’s excellent collection of stories is populated with male characters who are either unsure of themselves or overconfident.