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Pressure mounts for immigration reform

Advocates believe the election gives them the best shot in years to fix an immigration system widely seen as inadequate for the modern economy.

Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren and Massachusetts National Guard Major General L. Scott Rice (left) attended the Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at the State House.

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Defense industry closely watching Elizabeth Warren

Industry groups and company executives are waiting to see how the liberal senator-elect will come down on the issue of defense.

In defeat, state GOP wrangles over the future

Amid soul-searching over their Election Day losses, Mass. Republicans face an immediate internecine battle over the direction of their party.

Stephan Ross (in striped uniform) and family members of late soldier Steve Sattler (seen in framed picture) met Sunday.

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Holocaust survivor unites with family of benefactor

Stephan Ross, 81, was able to thank the family of a late soldier who showed him compassion during the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp.

Some members of Congress have protested the delay in being notified of the FBI’s investigation of David Petraeus until just after the presidential election.

FBI was wary of exposing David Petraeus

Agents had uncovered what appeared to be an extramarital affair involving the former CIA chief in the late summer, but found no evidence of a security lapse.

The Patriots’ Devin McCourty (left) celebrated with teammate Steve Gregory after intercepting a pass in the end zone with 23 seconds to play to preserve a 37-31 victory.

Patriots 37, Bills 31

Patriots barely manage to get past Bills

New England needed a Devin McCourty end-zone interception with 23 seconds to go to sew up a 37-31 win over the Bills.

The Nation

Pressure mounts for immigration reform

During a rally Thursday of immigration rights organizations in front of the White House, activists called on a newly reelected President Obama to fulfill his promise of passing comprehensive immigration reform.

By Alan Wirzbicki

Advocates believe the election gives them the best shot in years to fix an immigration system widely seen as inadequate for the modern economy.

Defense industry closely watching Elizabeth Warren

Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren and Massachusetts National Guard Major General L. Scott Rice (left) attended the Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at the State House.

By Bryan Bender

Industry groups and company executives are waiting to see how the liberal senator-elect will come down on the issue of defense.

FBI was wary of exposing David Petraeus

Some members of Congress have protested the delay in being notified of the FBI’s investigation of David Petraeus until just after the presidential election.

By Charlie Savage and Scott Shane

Agents had uncovered what appeared to be an extramarital affair involving the former CIA chief in the late summer, but found no evidence of a security lapse.

The World

Israel retaliates after stray shell from Syria hits Golan Heights

Ahmed al-Khatib will lead the National Coalition of Forces of the the Syrian Revolution and Opposition.

By Joel Greenberg

The incident underlined concerns that Syria’s civil war could draw in neighboring countries and trigger wider conflict.

Insider attack kills 1 in Afghanistan

A gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform Sunday shot and killed a member of the US-led coalition forces fighting in Afghanistan.

Jordanian ex-spy chief gets 13 years in prison

A criminal court in Jordan sentenced on Sunday the former intelligence chief for abuse of office.

Editorial & Opinion

Juliette Kayyem

Bring veteran services into the future

By Juliette Kayyem

What’s needed is some concerted and creative thinking about how to serve the needs of veterans in 2036, not just 2012.

James Carroll

Veterans’ heroism shouldn’t keep US from rethinking wars

By James Carroll

Americans must try to understand what our brave and selfless military men and women have actually been asked to do.

John E. Sununu

Election winners can’t be pleased about what awaits

Harry Reid and John Boehner have work to do; Hillary Clinton is leaving office.

By John E. Sununu

Hillary Clinton, who has avoided much controversy over the last four years and will be stepping down on her own terms, is the real winner.

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Letters | WELCOME, SENATOR-ELECT WARREN

A word or two about the coverage

Letters | WELCOME, SENATOR-ELECT WARREN

Glow fades as victor fumbles first press conference

Letters | WELCOME, SENATOR-ELECT WARREN

Judge politicians by their works, not their charisma

Letters | WELCOME, SENATOR-ELECT WARREN

The not-ready-for-prime-time player

Letters | WELCOME, SENATOR-ELECT WARREN

Happily, it is what it is

Metro

Holocaust survivor unites with family of benefactor

Stephan Ross (in striped uniform) and family members of late soldier Steve Sattler (seen in framed picture) met Sunday.

By Sarah Schweitzer

Stephan Ross, 81, was able to thank the family of a late soldier who showed him compassion during the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp.

In defeat, state GOP wrangles over the future

The party opened 35 field offices around the state to help Scott Brown and legislative candidates.

By Stephanie Ebbert

Amid soul-searching over their Election Day losses, Mass. Republicans face an immediate internecine battle over the direction of their party.

Mass. agency reaches out to help veterans

Lina Pineda, a veteran of the Iraq War, works to help others facing housing issues.

By James Sullivan

The state’s Department of Veterans’ Services has developed several groundbreaking programs and partnerships to become a model for other states across the US.

Business ǀ Science

Off to torrid start, Harvard i-lab marks its first year

Steve Hershman (seated), a systems biology doctoral student from Wynnewood, Pa., worked at the Harvard Innovation Lab.

By D.C. Denison

The school’s Innovation Laboratory offers all the university’s students an opportunity to tap into the entrepreneurial boom sweeping Boston.

Research institute in Watertown on verge of closing

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

The Boston Biomedical Research Institute will soon start shutting down if corporation members follow the trustees’ recommendation.

Crowdfunding sites target civic projects

By Michael Morisy

A new breed of civic-minded start-ups wants to let citizens decide directly what improvements they want in their neighborhoods.

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Innovation Economy

New app aims to link Tweets, TV shows

By Scott Kirsner

Tech Lab Plus

This iPhone case can take a hit

By Hiawatha Bray

White Coat Notes

Doubts weaken health cost data

By Chelsea Conaboy

Obituaries

T.S. Eliot’s widow Valerie Eliot dies at 86

Friends described Valerie Eliot’s marriage to T.S. Eliot as a happy one despite the almost 40-year gap in their ages.

By Jill Lawless

Valerie Eliot, the widow of T.S. Eliot and zealous guardian of the poet’s literary legacy for almost half a century, died Friday.

Jacques Dupin, French poet and art critic

In 1985, Mr. Dupin visited New York to judge the authenticity of several paintings.

By Paul Vitello

Jacques Dupin, whose influence straddled the avant-garde literary world and the commercial market in France, died at 85.

Dr. Josephine Lee Murray, 91, pediatrician, philanthropist, activist

Dr. Murray seemed happier on her farm “than in settings that called for formality and fancy dress,” her godchild said.

By Gloria Negri

Dr. Murray chose a different route for her life, one that would be marked by a medical career, philanthropy, and activism against the use of nuclear arms.

Sports

Patriots 37, Bills 31

Patriots barely manage to get past Bills

The Patriots’ Devin McCourty (left) celebrated with teammate Steve Gregory after intercepting a pass in the end zone with 23 seconds to play to preserve a 37-31 victory.

By Shalise Manza Young

New England needed a Devin McCourty end-zone interception with 23 seconds to go to sew up a 37-31 win over the Bills.

Christopher L. Gasper

Patriots are simply untrustworthy

“I’ll take any win. I’ll take any win,” said coach Bill Belichick, whose Patriots have arrived at 6-3 unevenly.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The Patriots want to be dependable, but their maddening inconsistency, even with a 6-3 record, means fans shouldn’t trust them as true contenders.

On Football

For Patriots defense, nowhere to go but up

Linebacker Brandon Spikes put a hurting on Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on this play, but paid a penalty for it when he was flagged for roughing the passer.

By Greg A. Bedard

How much better will the Patriots be with Aqib Talib starting at cornerback? Who knows? But it has to be better than what we saw on Sunday.

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Patriots Notebook

Bills’ Ryan Fitzpatrick calls Brandon Spikes a ‘punk’

By Amalie Benjamin and Michael Whitmer

Saints 31, Falcons 27

Falcons suffer first loss of season to Saints

By Brett Martel

Ravens 55, Raiders 20

Ravens set points record in rout of Raiders

By David Ginsburg

Texans 13, Bears 6

Texans knock out Bears’ Jay Cutler in soggy win

By Andrew Seligman

BC 84, FIU 70

BC basketball gets feisty in opening victory

By Julian Benbow

BC 4, BU 2

Top-ranked BC gets the best of BU

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

MIAA GIRLS’ SOCCER

Roundup: Beverly girls’ soccer victory is extra sweet

By Seth Lakso

MIAA BOYS’ SOCCER

Roundup: Somerville boys’ soccer stays on roll

By Craig Forde

SOUTH SECTIONAL FIELD HOCKEY FINALS

Walpole field hockey has the winning touch

By Colleen Casey

College football notebook

Notebook: Kansas State, Oregon atop BCS

G: Health

G Cover

Blind often afflicted with rare sleep disorder

By Alyssa A. Botelho

A rare condition called non-24 sleep-wake disorder, characterized by a malfunctioning body clock, keeps many blind people from getting to sleep.

MUSIC REVIEW

At TD Garden, Justin Bieber shows growth

Justin Bieber gave the nearly 15,300 fans a concert performance that mixed old and new songs with spectacle, video montages, and plenty of dance moves.

By James Reed

Bieber gave the nearly 15,300 fans a concert performance that mixed old and new songs with spectacle, video montages, and plenty of dancing.

MUSIC REVIEW

Patty Griffin shines all by herself at Club Passim

Patty Griffin (pictured in July in Newport, R.I.) played two weekend shows at Club Passim.

By Marc Hirsh

With few obstructions, it was easy to focus on a richly textured voice with the character for country music but with a heavier drawl in place of a twang.

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MUSIC REVIEW

Songs of austerity bloom into splendor at Jordan Hall

By Matthew Guerrieri

TELEVISION REVIEW

‘Catfish: The TV Show’ explores online affairs

By Matthew Gilbert

Daily Dose

Strange findings at annual heart forum

By Deborah Kotz

Daily Dose

Diabetics, heart surgery, and stents

By Deborah Kotz

Events

Boston-area to do list

By Milva DiDomizio

Monday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

By Matthew Gilbert

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

By Amy Dickinson

Chess Notes

By Harold Dondis and Patrick Wolff

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Aly Raisman’s back, in black and gold

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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‘Bras for the Cause’ benefits breast cancer research, care

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Will Smith among Justin Bieber backers

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Denis Leary out in New York for Michael J. Fox

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Cam Neely brings Wounded Warriors to TD Garden

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein