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Boehner schedules Friday vote on Sandy aid

Under intense pressure from members of his own party, House Speaker John Boehner set a vote Friday for $9 billion in Hurricane Sandy aid and another vote Jan. 15 on $51 billion in aid.

Federal regulators give OK to bio lab in South End

Officials approved a controversial infectious-disease research lab in the South End, putting it a step closer to fruition after a decade-long push.

Dow surges more than 300 points after fiscal deal

The Dow had its best day since December 2011 after Congress passed a bill to avert massive tax increases and spending cuts.

War reporter kidnapped a second time

James Foley, a Boston-based foreign correspondent abducted in Libya in 2011, was kidnapped in Syria on Thanksgiving Day, his family said.

President Obama and Michelle Obama on inaugural night in 2009. She wore a Jason Wu-designed gown.

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Who will make Michelle Obama’s inaugural gown?

A look at some strong contenders.

Richard Emmanuel and The Church.

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A church with a mission but no members

Gloucester’s Richard Emmanuel may lose his 44-year old alternative church to the bank, but his spirit and sense of humor remain intact.

Avis Budget Group Inc. will pay $12.25 per share for Zipcar.

Avis buys Zipcar for $500 million

Cambridge-based Zipcar, which was founded in 2000, went public in 2011 and has more than 760,000 members.

Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce had nothing to smile about late in the fourth quarter of a loss to the Grizzlies at the Garden.

Grizzlies 93, Celtics 83

Memphis Grizzlies hand Celtics fourth straight loss

Avery Bradley played his first game of the season, but the Celtics lost at home after losing three straight on the road.


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The Red Sox are counting on Jon Lester (left) and John Lackey to have bounce-back years.

Red Sox starting pitchers still a concern

For all of the moves made in the offseason, only 16 percent of the money spent has gone to improve the team’s greatest weakness: the starting rotation.

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