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Two more flu deaths confirmed, including child

For the first time this season a child has died from the flu in Boston, bringing the city’s total deaths to six.

Boy, 13, in critical condition Roxbury shooting

A 13-year-old boy was rushed into surgery tonight at Boston Medical Center after he was shot in the stomach while walking on Humboldt Avenue in Roxbury.

President Obama and Hamid Karzai

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.

All eyes were on Boston Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett as he scored a slam dunk in the fourth quarter, giving the Celtics a 98-84 lead with 3:06 left to play.

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Celtics 103, Rockets 91

Celtics beat Rockets for fifth straight win

Kevin Garnett scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, scoring 6 straight points to complete a 15-3 run and seal Boston’s fifth straight win.

Tent cities have been established in and near Port-au-Prince for those displaced by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

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‘The Big Truck That Went By’ by Jonathan M. Katz

Part memoir, part reportage, Katz details his experience in Haiti in “The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left a Disaster Behind.’’

Paul Mason teaching some youngsters at Wachusett Mountain, which takes pride in being classified as a “feeder hill,” a ski area where “first-timers” can hone their skills.

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Ten great places to learn to ski

January is “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.” These 10 New England spots each have their own philosophy and teaching method.


// Patriots’ playoff success in the Belichick era

Look back on the highlights of the Patriots’ remarkable run of postseason appearances since 2001.

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New plane models typically have glitches, although the 787 may be more prone to issues because it is so technologically advanced.

FAA orders Dreamliner review

The Federal Aviation Administration will review the design and manufacture of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner after a series of problems this week.


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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.