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23 hostages are dead as Algerian standoff ends

Seven hostages died Saturday, bringing the total to at least 23, and all 32 militants were killed in the four-day standoff that ended with a raid by Algerian special forces.

Three BU students are robbed in separate incidents

One of the students was robbed at gunpoint, and a Boston University spokesman said “this is a very concerning series of events.”

Zuri Kilson-Kuchtic, 10, sorted toys at Cradles to Crayons in Brighton as part of the National Day of Service.

Boston Joins Obama’s Day of Service

As part of President Obama’s call for a National Day of Service, hundreds of volunteers came out in the Boston area for projects ranging from soup kitchens to neighborhood cleanups.

Former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver smiled while attending a pregame ceremony before the Orioles-Yankees game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Sept. 6, 2012.

Earl Weaver, longtime manager of Orioles, dies

Weaver, the fiery Hall of Fame manager, won 1,480 games and one World Series title with the Baltimore Orioles. He was 82.

Biden seemed quite at ease during a September campaign stop at Cruisers Diner in Seaman, Ohio.

Gaffes aside, Joe Biden a power in White House

One of the vice president’s biggest problems (his mouth) has become one of his greatest assets (his ability to connect).

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Edward Muybridge’s images of horses in motion answered tycoon Leland Stanford’s (right) question: Does a galloping horse ever lift all four hooves off the ground at the same time?

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Book Review

‘The Inventor and the Tycoon’ by Edward Ball

Ball brilliantly fused the stories of photographer Edward Muybridge and railroad tycoon Leland Stanford, who partnered in a revolution that neither had foreseen.

Clockwise from upper left: Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, and Terry Jones.

The full Monty: Get ready for Python week at the Brattle

Four films, accompanied by two local premieres, will screen at the Brattle Theater during Monty Python Week.

Daniel Paille, Gregory Campbell, and Shawn Thornton are grinders who represent the values of the team: courage, tenacity, and dedication.

Rangers at Bruins | 7 p.m.

Fourth line is critical to Bruins

Daniel Paille, Gregory Campbell, and Shawn Thornton are grinders who represent the values of the team: courage, tenacity, and dedication.

The home crowd stands out in the playoffs; the Patriots are 5-2 at Gillette since 2007.

ravens at patriots | sunday, 6:30 p.m., cbs

For Patriots in playoffs, no place like home

The Patriots are 5-2 in home playoff games since 2007, and will again enjoy the advantage as they vie for their sixth Super Bowl appearance in 11 seasons.


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Fans in the stadium might one day be able to listen as Tom Brady talks with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Already they can use Wi-Fi in Gillette.

Patriots to enhance stadium experience

Order food from your seat? Listen to Josh McDaniels relaying play calls? It could be possible soon — if you have a ticket into Gillette Stadium.


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Stage Review

Maurice Emmanuel Parent as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Kami Rushell Smith as Camae in “The Mountaintop.’’

Going one-on-one with MLK in Katori Hall’s ‘The Mountaintop’

There are flashes of brilliance, but on balance Katori Hall’s play feels like the work of a talented young writer who’s throwing a lot of things against the wall to see what sticks.