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Framingham pharmacy recalls all its drugs

The move comes after the number of meningitis cases linked to The New England Compounding Center nearly doubled over the weekend.

Karen LeCompte learned her brother is a Romney supporter by his Facebook “likes.”

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Friendship, politics collide through social media

People of all political leanings say they’re learning far too much about the beliefs and attitudes of friends and relatives.

Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren marched through East Boston on Sunday as part of the city’s annual Columbus Day parade, held in advance of the Monday holiday.

KAYANA SZYMCZAK FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren keep on marching

The state’s hotly contested race for the US Senate came to East Boston on Sunday afternoon in the city’s annual Columbus Day parade.

Voters unaware of President Obama’s tax cuts

President Obama is getting little credit for the cuts he pushed through Congress that were designed to put extra cash in everyday Americans’ pockets.

Detours to begin tonight on Storrow Drive

State officials will close one side of Storrow Drive in downtown Boston overnight to make critical fixes to a crumbling tunnel.

Supporters of Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chavez, gathered near the Miraflores presidential palace Sunday.

Chavez wins new term in Venezuela

President ­Hugo Chavez won reelection Sunday, facing down cancer and the strongest electoral challenge of his nearly 14 years in office.

The Nation

Voters unaware of President Obama’s tax cuts

Politically, it’s almost as if President Obama’s tax cuts never happened.

By Christopher Rowland

President Obama is getting little credit for the cuts he pushed through Congress that were designed to put extra cash in everyday Americans’ pockets.

SpaceX rocket blasts off to restock space station

California-based SpaceX launched its unmanned Falcon 9 rocket, laden with equipment, from Cape Canaveral Sunday.

By Marcia Dunn

A privately owned rocket blasted off on the first of a dozen space station supply missions under a mega-contract with NASA.

Friends baffled by killing of Ala. college student

A police officer fatally shot a University of South Alabama freshman who was naked and had been banging on a window at police headquarters.

The World

Chavez wins new term in Venezuela

Supporters of Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chavez, gathered near the Miraflores presidential palace Sunday.

By William Neuman

President ­Hugo Chavez won reelection Sunday, facing down cancer and the strongest electoral challenge of his nearly 14 years in office.

South Korea gets OK to extend reach of missiles

South Korea’s national security adviser, Chun Yung Woo, said the goal is to prevent military provocations.

By Choe Sang-Hun

South Korea will more than double the range of its ballistic missiles under an agreement with the US, which is wary of an arms race in the region.

Peace deal in works in Philippines

President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines announced Sunday that his government has reached a preliminary peace deal with the nation’s largest Muslim rebel group.

Editorial & Opinion

Juliette Kayyem

Generals, make way for the lawyers

By Juliette Kayyem

Move over, generals and diplomats. The lawyers are looking for a little action, and the next “war” may very well be in litigation.

JAMES CARROLL

How family lore shapes character

 Elizabeth Warren’s grandfather

By James Carroll

Those who slur Elizabeth Warren’s “character” miss how the trove of family story, myth, and memory shapes a person.

JOHN E. SUNUNU

The god of irony

The massive Vulcan statue in Birmingham, Ala., gets its annual checkup in 2011.

By John E. Sununu

The failure of a steel deal in Alabama shows the folly of government-subsidized job creation.

Metro

Framingham pharmacy recalls all its drugs

The New England Compounding Center in Framingham voluntarily ceased all operations on Wednesday.

By Matt Rocheleau and Travis Andersen

The move comes after the number of meningitis cases linked to The New England Compounding Center nearly doubled over the weekend.

Detours to begin tonight on Storrow Drive

Westbound lanes of Storrow Drive — from the Hatch Memorial Shell to Clarendon Street — will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. during the week to make repairs above ground and in the tunnel. The repairs, estimated to cost $3.1 million in state funds, are a stopgap measure for the deteriorating tunnel, which also received interim repairs four years ago.

By Martine Powers

State officials will close one side of Storrow Drive in downtown Boston overnight to make critical fixes to a crumbling tunnel.

Holiday traffic delays expected on Pike

By Deirdre Fernandes

Travelers returning home after the holiday weekend should expect delays following the 45-mile traffic jam on the Mass. Turnpike Friday night.

Business ǀ Science

Two Chinese tech firms called security risks

By Matthew Pennington

The House Intelligence Committee warned American companies against doing business with China’s two leading telecommunications firms, saying they pose a security threat.

Deep sea stations could recharge underwater robots

Harvey Duplantis, a marine operations engineer, readied a Bluefin-9 unmanned underwater vehicle for a demonstration.

By Martin LaMonica

Quincy’s Bluefin Robotics is working on recharging stations that would work at sea and allow for ocean robots to function for longer periods.

A plan to open up science journals

Sinisa Hrvatin and Robert McGrath, founders of ReadCube Access.

By Karen Weintraub

Cambridge’s Labtiva wants to apply the iTunes sales approach to often costly research.

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Innovation Economy

Entrepreneurs speak their mind on venture firms

By Scott Kirsner

Tech Lab Plus

FixYa app serves up free advice

By Hiawatha Bray

White coat notes

Doctors warm to new pay models

By Chelsea Conaboy

Obituaries

Charles Heinle, Concord poet, writer, and publisher; at age 95

Mr. Heinle with his daughter Katherine in France.

By Gloria Negri

Wearing one of his Russian fur or Irish Donegal tweed hats, Mr. Heinle, with his French Briard sheepdog, was a common sight on the streets of Concord for many years.

Sports

Patriots 31, Broncos 21

Patriots defense holds the Broncos

Chandler Jones signals that the Patriots have recovered after a 3d-quarter sack of Peyton Manning caused a fumble.

By Shalise Manza Young

Late miscues put the game into nail-biting territory, but the Patriots held off Peyton Manning and the Broncos.

Christopher L. Gasper

Patriots took control with no-huddle attack

The Patriots’ Stevan Ridley, who rushed for 151 yards in the game, sails over Denver cornerback Champ Bailey as he scores on an 8-yard run in the third quarter.

By Christopher L. Gasper

New England racked up a franchise-record 35 first downs against a Broncos team that was struggling to make substitutions or even line up properly.

On football

Patriots defense stepping up with big plays

Sterling Moore contributes the first big play by the defense, knocking the ball loose from Denver’s Demaryius Thomas.

By Greg A. Bedard

New England’s defense is developing into a unit that has a knack for coming up with a big play when needed.

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PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

Once again, Wes Welker comes up big for Patriots

By Michael Whitmer

Colts 30, Packers 27

Buoyed by coach, Colts stun the Packers

By Michael Marot

Steelers 16, Eagles 14

Last-second field goal helps Steelers top Eagles

By Will Graves

Seahawks 16, Panthers 12

Seahawks defense stifles Panthers, Cam Newton

By Aaron Beard

Yankees 7, Orioles 2

Yankees beat Orioles in ALDS playoff opener

By David Ginsburg

nationals 3, cardinals 2

Nationals edge Cardinals in series opener

By R.B. Fallstrom

Tigers 5, Athletics 4

Tigers exploit sloppy Athletics

By Noah Trister

Celtics 105, EA Milano 75

Jared Sullinger is comfortable in Celtics win

By Gary Washburn

CELTICS NOTEBOOK

Lack of backup point guard concerns Doc Rivers

By Gary Washburn

Reds 9, Giants 0

Reds rout Giants to take command of series

By Janie McCauley

High School boys soccer notebook

Bedford puts Dual County League on notice

By Craig Forde

G: Health

Daily Dose

Study links indoor tanning to skin cancer

By Deborah Kotz

The results of a new study have once again linked indoor tanning to an increased risk of skin cancer.

Friendship, politics collide through social media

Karen LeCompte learned her brother is a Romney supporter by his Facebook “likes.”

By Beth Teitell

People of all political leanings say they’re learning far too much about the beliefs and attitudes of friends and relatives.

Be Well

Study: Vitamin D pills fail to prevent colds

By Lara Salahi

Taking vitamin D supplements does not ward off the common cold, according to a new study that contradicts some previous research.

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Music Review

Warm embrace for Morrissey, fans

By James Reed

Music Review

Medeski Martin & Wood takes audience on a trip

By Scott McLennan

Music Review

Daniil Trifonov salutes his musical ancestry

By Matthew Guerrieri

Stage Review

This ‘Macbeth’ is a magical mystery tour

By Jeffrey Gantz

Book Review

‘The Paternity Test’ by Michael Lowenthal

By Eric Liebetrau

Monday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

By Matthew Gilbert

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Names

Academy inducts Daniel Day-Lewis, others

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Linda Henry hosts night at the Liberty Hotel

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Celebrities around town, including Bob Newhart

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Bernadette Peters sings for The Price Center

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Dispatching some help to city arts school

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Hot Chelle Rae has ‘insane’ performance at fair

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein