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The first mainstage concert of the Boston Early Music Festival was also the North American debut of Mozart’s own violin and viola.
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An outside investigator found Patricia Campatelli to be “not truthful” in recounting her conduct in a series of controversies.
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The measure was in response to a ruling by the Supreme Judicial Court that sparked public outrage.
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A century-old film offers what may be the first public glimpse of the courtship antics of the extinct bird.
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We haven’t had a frank discussion about how to expand the school day in a way that’s educationally effective and affordable.
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A Peabody contractor went to great lengths to avoid paying its employees overtime, according to federal investigators.
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Tanya Donelly returns with new music and two hometown shows with her old band, Throwing Muses.
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While MLB is doing its best to ban smokeless tobacco from the game, Red Sox players admit they still use it — though many want to quit.
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An estimated 1,000 first responders came from as far away as Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky to celebrate the 7-year-old’s birthday.
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Unlike the great collections of Europe, American museums were born from the marriage of industry and art.
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The Framingham company has already closed about 40 locations and shrunk the size of another 40 superstores in the past year.
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The movie is a portrait of tough yet vulnerable woman fighting age with everything she’s got, giving in, getting scared, and fighting some more.
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SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — The volatile confrontation over the future of Ukraine took another tense turn Thursday as Russian allies here in Crimea sought annexation by Moscow and the United States imposed its first sanctions on Russian officials involved in the military occupation of the strategic peninsula.
While diplomats raced from meeting to meeting in an effort to end the standoff, European leaders signaled they may join US sanctions and Moscow threatened counter measures as an already jittery situation was made edgier by the opening of new Russian military drills.
The pro-Russian regional Parliament in Crimea crossed another red line set by the United States and Europe by voting to secede from Ukraine and become part of Russia. It scheduled a March 16 referendum to ratify that decision, hoping to win popular approval for the Russian military seizure of the region. Authorities in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, backed by the United States and Europe, denounced the move.
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WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday rejected a controversial bipartisan bill to remove military commanders from decisions over the prosecution of sexual assault cases in the armed forces, delivering a defeat to advocacy groups who argued that wholesale changes are necessary to combat an epidemic of rapes and sexual assaults in the military.
The measure, pushed by Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Democrat of New York, received 55 votes — five short of the 60 votes needed for advancement to a floor vote — after Gillibrand’s fellow Democrat, Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri, led the charge to block its advancement. The vote came after a debate on the Senate floor filled with drama and accusations that Gillibrand and her allies were misguided.
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The judge abruptly changed course in stepping down due to a defense decision to call his colleague as a witness.
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Sagan knew how to talk about doom, but he knew how to wrap it in wonder.
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Stritch’s larger-than-life personality and trademark bluntness come through as she talks about mortality, her late friend James Gandolfini, and more.
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Mass. gained 55,000 jobs in 2013, the best job growth since the dot-com boom year of 2000, but unemployment was higher than estimated.
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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Gaps between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators only have widened in seven months and an extension of talks appears unlikely after what is bound to be a missed April 29 deadline for a framework deal, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday.
Abbas is meeting with President Obama on March 17 as the U.S. tries to press both sides to agree on a framework, or the ground rules for future negotiations. Obama held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House earlier this week.
The Abbas aide, Mohammed Ishtayeh, on Thursday laid out the Israeli and Palestinian negotiating positions and the expected U.S. proposal for a framework deal.
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The town has a monthlong campaign to persuade local families to spend more time face-to-face with each other.
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