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Mass. residents on Boy Scout ‘perversion files’

Forty-five people from Massachusetts are listed in the secret “perversion files” released by the Boy Scouts of America by order of the Oregon Supreme Court.

Groups such as America 360 and the League of Conservation Voters have flooded mailboxes, trying to sway voters.

Outside cash fuels blizzard of attack mailings

Mass. mailboxes are being besieged by doctored photos of Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren as the Senate race enters the homestretch.

Ethan Ruby smoked from a vaporizer packed with a small quantity of marijuana at his Denver home.

Bob Pearson for The Boston Globe

Law, policy thwart research on marijuana

Foes say medical marijuana is unproven, but advocates see legal barriers to studies.

Steward, Partners hospitals reach deal on trauma care

Steward Health Care will send its most severely injured patients from emergency rooms to Mass. General and Brigham and Women’s.

Fungus in outbreak matched to pharmacy

A fungus in vials from the Framingham pharmacy at the heart of the ­national meningitis outbreak matches the type of fungus making most people sick.

The Nation

Court finds US marriage law unconstitutional

Edith Windsor, who sued the government, spoke after a US appeals court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act.

By John Schwartz

A federal appeals court ruled that gay Americans deserve the same kinds of constitutional protections as many other victims of discrimination.

Army can shave defendant in Ft. Hood case

An Army appeals court ruled Thursday that the Fort Hood shooting suspect can have his beard forcibly shaved off before his murder trial.

Three arrested in Denver bar fire killings

Three men were arrested for investigation of murder after a Denver bar was set on fire to cover up five killings committed during a robbery, authorities said Thursday.

The World

Militia leader denies role in embassy attack

By David D. Kirkpatrick

Abu Khattala’s defiance offered insight into the shadowy landscape of the self-formed militias that have grown in strength in Libya since the fall of Moammar Khadafy.

Spy Kids: UK starts secret agent apprenticeships

By Jill Lawless

How’s this for a job title — secret agent’s apprentice? The British government is recruiting teenage apprentice spies and codebreakers without university degrees in a bid to deepen the talent pool of its intelligence services for the era of cyberterorrism and cyberwarfare. Foreign Secretary William Hague announced the program Thursday in a speech at Bletchley Park, Britain’s World War II code-breaking headquarters.

German Twitter blocks neo-Nazi group

A flag that was confiscated from the neo-Nazi group.

Twitter has blocked users in Germany from access to the account of a neo-Nazi group that is banned by the government there.

Editorial & Opinion

liz walker

Question 2 is deeply flawed

By Liz Walker

Even those in Massachusetts who favor physician-assisted suicide should vote against the ballot question.

opinion | JOAN WICKERSHAM

Building a sanctuary

At night, the lit-up sanctuary is a welcoming presence.

By Joan Wickersham

Temple Beth Elohim shows that the most expansive dimension of architecture is what happens inside a building.

the podium

A question for swing voters

Excerpts from the Globe’s “Voices of NewEngland’’ blog.

Metro

Mass. residents on Boy Scout ‘perversion files’

Forty-five people from Massachusetts are listed in the secret “perversion files” released by the Boy Scouts of America by order of the Oregon Supreme Court.

Law, policy thwart research on marijuana

Ethan Ruby smoked from a vaporizer packed with a small quantity of marijuana at his Denver home.

By Chelsea Conaboy

Foes say medical marijuana is unproven, but advocates see legal barriers to studies.

Fungus in outbreak matched to pharmacy

By Kay Lazar

A fungus in vials from the Framingham pharmacy at the heart of the ­national meningitis outbreak matches the type of fungus making most people sick.

Business

Steward, Partners hospitals reach deal on trauma care

By Robert Weisman

Steward Health Care will send its most severely injured patients from emergency rooms to Mass. General and Brigham and Women’s.

Boston Capital

Government a lousy venture capitalist

By Steven Syre

This week’s bankruptcy filing by Waltham battery company A123 Systems is just the latest example.

Back Bay slated for a new Bank of America ‘flagship’ branch

Bank of America plans to open a new supersized branch in the Boston building that once FAO Schwarz and Shreve, Crump & Low next summer. It will close two smaller area branches.

By Todd Wallack

The 12,000-square-foot Boston office will offer more specialized bankers and ­financial advisers, and the latest gadgets.

Obituaries

‘Emmanuelle’ star Sylvia Kristel dies at age 60

By Mike Corder

At the time, Sylvia Kristel was worried about starring in the 1974 erotic movie ­‘‘Emmanuelle,’’ but consoled herself with the thought that few people would see her performance. That thought turned out to be wrong.

Basil Plumley, 92, soldier who served nation in three wars

The soldier’s heroics are recounted in “We Were Soldiers.”

By Dennis Hevesi

Basil Leonard Plumley served during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Michael Asher, 69, conceptual artist, educator

Students in Mr. Asher’s metal and wooden stud exhibit at Santa Monica’s Museum of Art.

By Randy Kennedy

Michael Asher, whose cerebral but playful work specialized in dismantling — often literally — the institutions that show art and shape the way people think about it, died Sunday.

Sports

On Baseball

Red Sox, Blue Jays discussing John Farrell

Could John Farrell be back with the Red Sox soon?

By Nick Cafardo

The teams may be ready to move forward on a deal that would allow Farrell to become the Red Sox manager.

Christopher L. Gasper

Harvard football is schooling competition

The Crimson have won 14 straight under Tim Murphy, who is aiming for his third undefeated season.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Who has the longest active winning streak in major college football? The 5-0 Crimson, who have won 14 straight games.

Aaron Hernandez thankful to be back

Aaron Hernandez was all smiles at practice this week.

By Michael Whitmer

Hernandez, who at first feared last month’s injury was a broken ankle, is back -- and he could be the key cog for the Patriots’ offense.

More Stories

Head of the Charles Regatta

1972 Olympic men’s crew relives Munich glory

By John Powers

college football notebook

No. 2 Oregon pummels Arizona State

Downs & Distance

Notre Dame’s Tommy Rees excels in relief role

By Jim McBride

The Bettor’s Edge

NFL bettors should heed record of NFC underdogs

By Ed Ryan

49ers 13, Seahawks 6

49ers hold off Seahawks

By Janie McCauley

College hockey notes

Notes: Northeastern men’s hockey off to fast start

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

School football advance

Holliston football set to battle rival Hopkinton

By Andy Deossa

ALCS | tigers 8, yankees 1

Tigers complete sweep of Yankees

By Peter Abraham

ALCS notebook

Notes: Delmon Young named MVP of ALCS

By Peter Abraham

Cardinals 8, Giants 3

Cardinals on the verge of World Series

By Nick Cafardo

BC NOTEBOOK

Boston College’s Colin Larmond suspended

By Julian Benbow

Bowling Green at UMass

Mike Cox and UMass football chasing first win of year

By Fluto Shinzawa

celtics notebook

Celtics rout Nets in exhibition game

By Frank Dell'Apa

G: Arts & Movies

PHOTOGRAPHY Review

Glamour on overdrive in MFA Testino shows

Kate Moss in London in 2010, photographed by Mario Testino, from “In Your Face.”

By Mark Feeney

With great fanfare, the first US museum shows open for the fashion and celebrity photographer.

‘Daily Show’ correspondent is grounded in stand-up

By Nick A. Zaino III

36-year-old Wyatt Cenac will bring his act to Johnny D’s in Somerville on Friday.

Art Review

Confronting awkward realities in Israel

Video still from

By Sebastian Smee

Israeli artist, teacher, and curator Dor Guez probes sensitive spots in Israel’s history in “100 Steps to the Mediterranean,” a show at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.

More Stories

MOVIE REVIEW

‘Alex Cross’ is a dud

By Wesley Morris

TELEVISION REVIEW

‘The Girl’: Hitchcock and obsession

By Matthew Gilbert

BOOK REVIEW

‘Death in Breslau’ by Marek Krajewski

By Andrew Caffrey

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Critic’s corner: Oct. 19

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Names

Jason Aldean confirmed for Fenway July 13

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

‘Entourage’ movie in the works

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

ART announces ‘Glass Menagerie’ cast

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Boldfacers support Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Brooks Brothers

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

music review

Dutoit expands his presence in leading the BSO

By Jeremy Eichler

Names

Clinton Kelly at Macy’s

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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