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FAA launches review of Dreamliners

The review comes after a fire and fuel leak aboard two of the jetliners this week at Boston’s Logan Airport.

Nurses Association blasts Patrick’s retiree health plan

The powerful Massachusetts group slammed the plan to force retired public employees to pay more for their health care.

Flu season may have already peaked in some spots, CDC says

Flu is more widespread across the US, but the number of hard-hit states has declined, health officials said Friday.

After delays, T may cancel $190m order for rail cars

Chronic delays and concerns about shoddy workmanship have prompted executives to threaten to cancel a contract.

Cambridge cancer diagnosticians strike a chord

A start-up uses genomics data and DNA sequencing to help doctors pinpoint treatments for cancer.

Portland Head Light, Portland, Maine.


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5 ‘minimoons’ near (and in) Boston

Does the idea of planning a two-week honeymoon while also organizing a wedding leave you cold? Try a “minimoon” instead.

Kevin Cullen

// The other health emergency: mental illness

There are 68 million Americans struggling with mental illness or substance abuse. And yet we take the flu more seriously.

Officials expect 600,000 to 800,000 people to attend President Obama’s Jan. 21 inauguration ceremony.

For Obama’s second inaugural, fund-raising limits lifted

Four years ago, $50,000 was the maximum donation for the president’s gala. Now, individuals can give up to $1 million, and the ban on corporate donations is gone.

Dan Shaughnessy

// No offense, but Texans simply can’t win

Dan Shaughnessy is sticking by his analysis that the Texans can’t beat the Patriots, but he wants Houston fans to know he’s not their enemy.


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 Lincell Jackson of Dorchester received the flu vaccine from registered nurse Denise Duvinston at the Upham’s Corner Health Center Thursday.

Medical offices in area flooded with requests for flu vaccines

Doctor’s offices and clinics were inundated with calls from patients seeking flu vaccines after Boston declared a health emergency.

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A spokeswoman for Albertson’s LLC said Shaw’s and Star Market are expected to keep their brand names.

Shaw’s, StarMarket part of $3.3 billion sale

The stores will be sold to a group that includes Cerberus Capital Management, the company that controls the Steward Health Care System hospital chain in Boston.


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Television Review

From left: Hannah (Lena Dunham), Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet), Jessa (Jemima Kirke), and Marnie (Allison Williams) in HBO’s quirky 20-something drama “Girls.”

‘Girls’: Painfully good

HBO’s “Girls,” returns in great form for season 2. Lena Dunham’s characters remain amusing as they grow up and out of their self-contained cultural warp.