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Boston Globe Book Club discussion

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The Nation


Amid Ebola worry, nomination for surgeon general languishes

Dr. Vivek Murthy was in Washington in February for a confirmation hearing to be surgeon general.

Politicians in both parties oppose the appointment of Dr. Vivek Murthy, a physician at Brigham and Women’s hospital.


Indiana motel meeting leads to a gruesome confession

Taken into custody Saturday, Darren Vann has admitted killing at least seven women, the police said.


Militant pleads not guilty in Benghazi attacks

Ahmed Abu Khattala, 43, entered the plea through his lawyer in a 15-minute court proceeding before a federal judge.

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The World


WHO declares Nigeria free of Ebola; EU plans $1.3b in aid to fight disease

Nigeria’s minister of water resources, Sarah Ochekpe, washed schoolchildren’s hands as part of anti-Ebola effort.

GENEVA — The World Health Organization declared Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, officially free of Ebola infections on Monday, calling the outcome the triumphal result of “world class epidemiological detective work.”The announcement came 42 days after the last reported infection in Nigeria’s outbreak, twice the maximum incubation period for the Ebola virus.


Turkey says it will aid Kurdish forces in fight for Kobani

MURSITPINAR, Turkey — Turkey will allow Iraqi Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, to cross its border with Syria to help fight militants from the group called the Islamic State who have besieged the Syrian town of Kobani for more than a month, the Turkish foreign minister announced Monday.The decision represents an important shift by the Turkish government, which has angered Kurdish leaders and frustrated Washington for weeks.


Islamic State again advances on Mount Sinjar, trapping Yazidis

Islamic State militants advanced on Mount Sinjar on Monday, seizing two villages and blocking roads as besieged fighters from the minority Yazidi sect pleaded for U.S.-led airstrikes to save them.

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Editorial & Opinion


Farah Stockman

Breaking barriers in New Haven

A tall fence separates a suburb in Hamden, Conn., rear, from public housing project land in New Haven, foreground.

Every wall has a story. The story of this one, and the battle to tear it down, is about how complicated race and class have become in America.



Drop politics from student housing plans

As tightly packed as Boston is, it isn’t short on buildable land.



A new rule for male politicians

If you wouldn’t say it about a man, then don’t say it about a woman — and vice versa.

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Displaced Long Island homeless crowd South End shelter

Cots lined the basketball court at the South End Fitness Center, a temporary shelter for former Long Island residents.

700 former residents of the homeless shelter on Long Island live in cramped, disorienting conditions with fewer amenities than they previously had.


Top bid to build new MBTA subway cars is from China

The MBTA said last year it expected to begin delivering Orange Line cars in the winter of 2018, and the Red Line cars in the fall of 2019.

The possible deal comes amid concerns about the company’s links to the Chinese government, which has been criticized for human rights abuses.


Mental health record may be predictor for Baker

A building on the grounds of the former Danvers State Hospital in 2002. Early in 1991, as state health undersecretary, Charlie Baker made an unannounced visit to the hospital.

Charlie Baker’s strategy with the state’s mental health system in 1991 may be a window into how he might handle costly issues as governor.

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Market Basket cited as a model for other companies

Customers shopped at the Market Basket in Burlington over the summer.

US Labor Secretary Thomas Perez praised Arthur T. Demoulas for fostering an environment where workers could be heard.


$40k for a marble? Have you lost your you-know-what?

Carly Andrulat (right) of South Windsor, Conn., enjoyed the Northeast Marble Meet with her cousin, Maggie, and mother, Annette.

For committed collectors, marbles are a serious enterprise that can generate thousands, maybe tens of thousands of dollars during a single weekend at a trade show.


Bidder viewed as likely to keep Reebok local

Reebok has attracted a $2.2 billion bid.

The $2.2 billion bid comes from Jynwel Capital, a Hong Kong private equity firm.

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Oscar de la Renta, at 82; fashion designer to socialites, stars

Mr. de la Renta’s zest for life was displayed in his fashion.

Mr. de la Renta’s zest for life was displayed in his fashion.


Lou Lucier, at 96; was oldest living former Red Sox player

Mr. Lucier pitched for the Red Sox beginning in 1943 and lived most of his life in Northbridge.


Rene Burri, at 81; Swiss photographer known for portraits for ‘Che’ Guevara, Picasso

Mr. Burri posed in front of his most famous photo of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara in 2004.

Mr. Burri’s black and white portraits of communist revolutionary Ernesto ‘‘Che’’ Guevara and painter Pablo Picasso were iconic.

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Royals are the toast of Kansas City

Ned Yost’s Royals open the World Series at home on Tuesday night. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Kansas City sports fans can ignore the NFL for a while. The World Series has come back to town.



Royals need James Shields to be game

James Shields needs to keep his head in Game 1 to match up with Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

In three starts this postseason, Shields has given KC just 16 innings while allowing 10 runs.



This World Series is for overachievers

Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is hitting .326 this postseason as he chases his third championship ring in five years. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Neither the Royals nor the Giants won 90 games this year but both teams caught fire in the playoffs.

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G: Living


Champions of the printed word

The Boston Book Festival is expected to draw 25,000 people, suggesting the world of analog books isn’t going to evaporate.


This year’s One City One Story reading event

Jennifer Haigh

Jennifer Haigh’s story, “Sublimation,” explores the changes that occur when a grown man returns home to live with his elderly mother.


What’s new at the sixth annual Boston Book Festival

Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism,” is one of the festival’s keynote speakers.

This year’s lineup includes offerings that don’t fit into the typical book-festival box.

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