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Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was sacked by Chris Jones in the second half.

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Julian Edelman ran for a touchdown in the second half.

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Shane Vereen leapt over San Diego?s Jahleel Addae in the second quarter.

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Rob Gronkowski caught a pass from Tom Brady for a touchdown in the first half.

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LeGarrette Blount ran the ball in the first half.

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Jamie Collins sacked Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers in the first quarter.

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Julian Edelman made a catch during a pre-game warm up.

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Tom Brady warmed up before the game.

Patriots 23, Chargers 14

Patriots rally, hold off Chargers

Julian Edelman?s 69-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter gave the Patriots some breathing room.

Company One Theatre is leading the way with plays written by women, such as ?The Chronicles of Kalki.??

Critic?s Notebook

Hub theater needs a stronger female presence

The more that women?s voices are heard, the closer theater comes to representing the full human experience.

Members of the South Shore Astronomical Society gathered outside the Scituate Public Library this fall to view the night sky.

The lights are going out in Massachusetts

As glare pollution spreads, more communities are considering a ?dark skies? ordinance.

Mark Wahlberg.

Adrian Walker

Before getting pardon, Wahlberg should apologize to his victims

Mark Wahlberg shouldn?t get an EZ-Pass because he?s a movie star and people like his restaurants.

Patricia Bessette and her husband, Patrick, with their children (in front, from left) Allison, Sarah, and Kellie.

location, location, location

What is it like to live in Avon?

The small town has low tax rates and inexpensive town services, but few dining options or homes on the market.

The Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia displays some of the range that has made him a Gold Glove recipient. Charles Krupa/Associated Press

Red Sox expect Dustin Pedroia to be in peak form in 2015

The second baseman is fully recovered from wrist surgery and eager to start spring training.


My quest to flush out open house crashers

On the trail of looky-loos, writer Peter Keough went to open houses from downtown Boston almost to the frontiers of Waban.

USDA tells Mass. to fix food assistance program

A new system of using photos on EBT cards is blocking some families from using their benefits to buy groceries.

Mahdi Haghzadeh operated an aerosol jet printer used to print flexible electronics last month at UMass Lowell?s Center for Photonics, Electromagnetics, and Nanoelectronics.

Raytheon to fund UMass Lowell campus in Kuwait

The defense contractor called the arrangement a unique way to meet its contractual commitments to invest in Kuwait.

Leaders who topped the $1 million salary threshold included (from left): Joseph Aoun at Northeastern University, Susan Hockfield, who formerly led MIT, and Robert Brown at Boston University.

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Salaries for college presidents continue to rise

Among private colleges surveyed in Mass., many presidents received far more than the national average of $400,000 a year.

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Pearl Harbor honored at WWII ship in Boston

About 200 people commemorated the 73rd anniversary of the bombing at the Charlestown Navy Yard Sunday.

About 150 people attended a rally in Lexington about the police killings of two unarmed black men.

Protesters rally in Lexington after deaths in N.Y., Ferguson

The 150-person rally was low-key, with speeches and singing, but no attempts at civil disobedience or traffic distruption.

Briana O?Neill stood at the Hyde Park intersection where her car (below) was hit by a vehicle driven by Officer Richard Jeanetti. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Heavy toll, light penalties for police who drive drunk

Despite the arrests of dozens of officers since 2012, serious departmental discipline is rare, even in some egregious cases.

Husband and wife found dead in Haverhill home

The two were found dead Saturday morning by their two children, officials said.



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The philosophy of a rare bilingual school in Jerusalem ? coexistence ? is under attack.

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The Big Picture

Rio de Janeiro?s affordable housing crisis

The city is dealing with a housing crisis daily, with about 220,000 people without a proper place to live.