Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

US Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attended a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich.

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Secretary of State John Kerry said diplomats have agreed to work with Syrian parties to implement a ‘‘nationwide cessation of hostilities.’’

Shirley Leung

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Did the apocalypse just hit Suffolk University?

Sebastian Smee

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Degas-Two%20Dancers%20Entering-1473785.jpg The hard truths behind Misty Copeland’s Degas photos

Many view Degas’s ballet pictures as if the works were some sort of grand affirmation of their art. They’re really not.

Alnylam buys Norton site for $200 million drug manufacturing plant

The facility that may employ 220 workers within five years.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/rehma.pix.jpg Parents sue nanny for wrongful death

The couple allege in the lawsuit that Aisling Brady McCarthy is responsible for the death of their 1-year-old girl in 2013.

HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 23: Referee Mike Carey #94 calls a penalty during the game between the Houston Texans and the New England Patriots on November 23, 2003 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Patriots defeated the Texans 23-20 in overtime. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Library Tag 12102006 Sports

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CHAD FINN | SPORTS MEDIA

We’re awaiting the call on Mike Carey

The ex-NFL official has gained a reputation — perhaps unfairly — for being Mr. Wrong, and may not be back on CBS.

Connections

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What a woman who sets up blind dates every week knows about the mysteries of compatibility.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/160211_WALKER_12coldpic_14622x.jpg Homeless shelters prepare for bitter weekend cold

The Pine Street Inn will expand capacity and outreach to bring the homeless indoors.

Names

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/509588320.jpg ‘We’re all Africans’. . . Really, Meryl Streep?

The Oscar-winning actress is catching flak for a comment she made when asked about the racial makeup of the Berlin International Film Festival jury.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/13/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/12082010_08railpic-7793301[1]-5364.jpg Former banker to be extradited to native Ireland

Drumm is facing 33 criminal charges in Ireland related to the 2009 collapse and government takeover of Anglo-Irish.

Lead declines in Boston-area water supply, but caution advised

The water in thousands of homes is still running through pipes that could be leaching lead into the water, officials said.

US Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (R) and Bernie Sanders participate in the MSNBC Democratic Candidates Debate at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on February 4, 2016. Clinton and Sanders face off on February 4, in the first debate since their bruising Iowa clash that the former secretary of state won by a hair, as they gear for a battle royale in New Hampshire. / AFP / Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images) -- 06Sanders

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9 p.m., PBS

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders to face off in debate tonight

The debate will likely focus on the concerns of minority voters, who will play key roles in upcoming Democratic contests.

Dental schools adopt strategy to combat opioid abuse

Mass. dental schools have agreed to teach a set of skills in managing pain, prescribing painkillers, and detecting substance misuse.

Former mayor Ray Flynn in car accident, not injured

Former mayor Ray Flynn was in a car accident Thursday while driving near his home in South Boston, but was not injured, the city said.

Opinion | JOAN VENNOCHI

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Changes to the park should honor the former mayor, but not set the city back financially.

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BIG AIR NOTEBOOK

For snowmaking at Fenway, everything was cool

Fortunately for the Big Air organizers, temperatures dipped before the event began.

Ground Game

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tripssquare-11204.jpg It’s South Carolina’s turn to sort out the GOP field

New Hampshire was supposed to pick a favorite of the establishment GOP field. They didn’t, and now it’s South Carolina’s turn.

The Big Picture

Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday 2016

Historians say Mardi Gras dates back to Roman times, when the newly converted Christians retained vestiges of a pagan festival as a period of celebration before the penance of Lent.

Globe investigations

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A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

BetaBoston

Betaboston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/masschallenge.jpg MassChallenge program for entrepreneurs opening in Mexico City

The Boston-based accelerator program that gives office space and grants to emerging companies is opening its fifth location.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

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“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Crux

crux

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/06/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/Peter-Saunders-C-717x450-1298-ksp--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Vocal member of Vatican abuse panel to depart

An outspoken member of an abuse commission headed by Cardinal Sean O’Malley said he won’t leave unless the pope asks him to.

Globe Insiders

Design New England

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/03/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/bath.jpg Immersed in the View

A seaside location sets the tone for a free-flowing master bathroom with partitions and angles — but no doors to restrict sightlines.