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Senate panel approves Kerry’s confirmation

The full Senate is expected to act on John Kerry’s nomination as secretary of state later today.

A123 purchase by Chinese firm approved

The Waltham battery maker filed for bankruptcy last year despite getting tens of millions in taxpayer money.

Harvard to lead $100m study of NFL players

The NFL players union has selected Harvard to oversee a research initiative aimed at treating and preventing the health problems plaguing the athletes.

// Governor Patrick’s interim senator pick near

With Senator Kerry set to resign, Patrick is expected to announce an interim senator tomorrow.

Mary Gundrum is grateful to the medical team at Boston Children’s Hospital that took care of her son Dominic Pio.


Family’s agonizing trail leads to infant’s surgery

A mother whose baby was born with part of his brain outside his head, along with myriad other issues, turned to Children’s Hospital for a rare procedure.

Terry Francona oversaw a dramatic collapse in 2011, his final year with the Red Sox.

Book excerpt

How trust evaporated between Red Sox, Terry Francona

In the final excerpt from his book, the ex-Sox manager discusses how he was hurt when news about his use of pain medication leaked after he left the team in 2011.

Above (from left): Devin, Matt, and Jonathan in A&E’s “Southie Rules.”

Television Review

Plenty of characters, little story in ‘Southie Rules’

The South Boston-based A&E reality show, which premieres Tuesday at 10 p.m., has a lot of characters but not much plot.

Marc Harris at one of his three Boston salons. “The challenge is maintaining that [level of attention] in the second visit,” he said. “But a busy stylist can see 40 to 60 clients a week.”

G Cover

Why isn’t the second haircut as good as the first?

The situation is painful to anyone who’s ever felt the high of finding a great stylist — only to crash back to reality when the second cut doesn’t measure up.


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Bruins 5, Hurricanes 3

David Krejci sees what the Hurricanes see — his winner in the net.

Bruins continue to roll in Carolina

Two late goals erased a blown lead, and the Bruins have now captured nine out of 10 possible points through five games.


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