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State creates flu vaccine wait list

Though flu season appears to be slowing, state officials told health care providers they won’t have more vaccines to distribute until the middle of next week.

Obama, Karzai lay groundwork for quicker drawdown

President Obama said US troops would hand over security to Afghan forces sooner than previously announced and he placed new hope in a settlement with the Taliban.

Hard Rock unveils casino plans for West Springfield

The proposed complex would include a hotel, a rooftop pool, a spa, a concert venue, and 25,000 square feet of convention space.

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Boardinghouses: where the city was born

How a vanished way of living shaped America — and what it might offer us today.

Two Japan Airlines Dreamliners experienced problems at Logan Airport earlier this week.

FAA orders review of Dreamliners

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

A chair on the ice provided a convenient place for Laurie Hawkins of Rockport to change out of his skates at Gloucester’s Niles Pond.

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Globe photos of the week

A man prepared to skate on a frozen pond in Gloucester, a deer rescued from the ice in Waltham, and more of the week’s best images.

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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.

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The company that owns 100 Federal St. in Boston is reportedly looking at ways to attract more activity to the plaza around it.

Boston Properties may add retail at 100 Federal St.

The owner of one of the biggest buildings in Boston’s Financial ­District is exploring plans to open multiple restaurants and shops on its heavily traveled plaza.


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Stage Review

Phil Tayler and Erica Spyres in the New Repertory Theatre’s production of “Marry Me a Little.’’

‘Marry Me a Little,’ reworked for our times, at New Rep

Nearly a decade after Massachusetts led the way in legalizing same-sex marriage, a new production of “Marry Me a Little’’ includes gay relationships.