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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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A 96-year-old film offers what may be the first public glimpse of the courtship antics of the extinct bird.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 judge abruptly changed course in stepping down due to a defense decision to call his colleague as a witness.
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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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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — In his immaculate blue dress uniform, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair stood ramrod straight before a judge Thursday and pleaded guilty to three charges that could send him to prison for up to 15 years.
It was a remarkable admission sure to end the military career of a man once regarded as a rising star among the U.S. Army’s small cadre of trusted battle commanders.
Sinclair, 51, still faces five other charges stemming from the claims of a female captain nearly 20 years his junior who says the general twice forced her to perform oral sex. But by pleading guilty to the lesser charges, Sinclair’s lawyers believe they will strengthen his case at trial by potentially limiting some of the salacious evidence prosecutors can present.
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An early morning NATO airstrike in Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province killed five Afghan soldiers on Thursday, defense ministry officials said. The coalition said the deaths were an accident and expressed its condolences.
NATO said the Afghan soldiers were ‘‘accidentally killed,’’ without specifying whether it was the result of an airstrike.
Unusually reticent, Afghan President Hamid Karzai did not immediately condemn the international troops, telling reporters during a state visit to Sri Lanka that the attack is being investigated.
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Could you make it through dinner without checking your e-mail or Twitter feed? Could you even ignore that text message on your cellphone?
Needham residents will face that challenge Friday when the town holds its first “Phone-Free Friday,” part of a monthlong campaign to persuade local families to put away their electronic devices and spend more time face-to-face with each other.
“It’s really reflective to how technology has changed,” said organizer Jon Mattleman, director of Needham Youth Services. “When we’re with a group of kids and we ask who has a smartphone, every hand goes up now. We need to start talking about our relationship to technology.”
This is the 13th year of “Needham Unplugged,” a month of events highlighted by a “no-homework, no-sports, no-activities” night when Mattleman teams up with the superintendent of schools to impose a one-day homework ban and appeal to parents to cancel other evening appointments.
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The film is a near etymological study of the profound dysfunctions at the heart of a well-to-do Bucharest family.
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The lawyer will help Bulger’s lead attorney, Henry Brennan, appeal his conviction on murder and other charges.
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If “300” was a pep-talk on how to lose with dignity, “Rise of an Empire” is an inspirational speech on the value of teamwork.
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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Thursday rejected South Korea’s proposal to hold Red Cross talks to discuss holding more family reunions where relatives separated by the Korean War could meet their long-lost family members for the first time in six decades.
Late last month, the two Koreas held such reunions for the first time in three years, raising hopes for improved ties on the divided Korean Peninsula. But the North has since raised tensions again by testing several short-range ballistic missiles and rockets since last Thursday.
In its latest such test, North Korea launched four projectiles from its newly developed multiple-rocket launcher Tuesday, with one flying in the area of a passenger plane at roughly the same time.
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It was with considerable reluctance and more than a tinge of regret that Dennis Saylor recused himself as judge in the federal trial of Jack O’Brien, the former Massachusetts probation chief, and two of O’Brien’s aides.
A relentless, full court press by defense attorneys got Saylor to tap out, even as he insisted that remaining on the case did not present an actual conflict, just the possible appearance of one.
That just about sums up the case against Jackie O’Brien, doesn’t it?
Was O’Brien actually corrupt in doling out jobs to the politically connected, or does it just appear that way?
Saylor provided a 20-page explanation of why he stepped aside, and it reads as if he felt more bullied than persuaded to see the light. In the end, it came down to the list of potential defense witnesses, which is approximately as long as “War and Peace.”
It reads like the invitation list to a “time” at the late, lamented Anthony’s Pier Four: House Speaker Bob DeLeo, Senate President Therese Murray, Mayor Marty Walsh, Attorney General Martha Coakley, not to mention half the congressional delegation.
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