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Owner of Framingham drug firm faulted

Pharmacist Barry Cadden, co-owner of the pharmacy blamed for the deadly national meningitis outbreak, has a long history of not cooperating with federal regulators.

John Kerry is highly qualified for the job, administration officials believe.

Kerry may be choice for secretary of defense

President Obama is considering asking Senator Kerry to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team.

Eric Fehrnstrom (middle) worked on Mitt Romney’s presidential run.

Critical eyes on team behind Mitt Romney, Scott Brown

Republican insiders have raised questions about whether The Shawmut Group spread itself too thin with two of the biggest races in the country.

John Bosley will continue wearing a Livestrong bracelet, despite the Lance Armstrong scandal. Not everyone will.

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For some, doping case hurts Livestrong image

After the fallout from the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, the wearers of the 80 million Livestrong bracelets sold face a dilemma: Wear them, or ditch them?

Group’s faith rule stirs clash at Tufts University

Tufts is considering whether an evangelical Christian student group should be stripped of its official status for requiring that its leaders adhere to the faith.

The Nation

Kerry may be choice for secretary of defense

John Kerry is highly qualified for the job, administration officials believe.

By Greg Miller and Karen DeYoung

President Obama is considering asking Senator Kerry to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team.

Critical eyes on team behind Mitt Romney, Scott Brown

Eric Fehrnstrom (middle) worked on Mitt Romney’s presidential run.

By Mark Arsenault

Republican insiders have raised questions about whether The Shawmut Group spread itself too thin with two of the biggest races in the country.

Russia, military, farm aid on lawmakers’ list

“2013 should be the year we begin to solve our debt,” John Boehner told reporters.

By Donna Cassata

The lame-duck Congress returns Tuesday to face pressing fiscal business and leftover legislation on trade with Russia, military budgets, and aid for farmers.

The World

China imposes social risk test on big projects

By Keith Bradsher

China’s Cabinet ordered that major industrial projects pass a “social risk assessment,” a move aimed at stemming environmental protests.

Iranian blogger dies in police custody

Iran’s state prosecutor confirmed Monday that a jailed blogger died in police custody last week and that wounds were found on his body.

France vows to help Libya with security

The French foreign minister told Libyan leaders that democracy cannot exist without security, and he promised to help Libya restore state control.

Editorial & Opinion

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The blindness of hero worship

David Petraeus walked the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Sept. 18 to ring the opening bell.

By Joanna Weiss

Journalists have a tendency to pick someone generally good and paint him as virtuous beyond compare.

Opinion | Farah Stockman

Fact-free fracking

By Farah Stockman

Remarkably little research has been done on what fracking’s risks are and whether they can be mitigated.

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The fall and rise of Lafayette Place mall

By Paul McMorrow

There’s no stronger barometer for Downtown Crossing’s current renaissance than the latest repositioning project at the snakebitten Lafayette complex.

Metro

Owner of Framingham drug firm faulted

A microscope slide with meningitis causing fungus Exserohilum rostratum at the Mycotic lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The fungal outbreak is believed to have started at New England Compounding Center where a steroid injection shipment was contaminated with the fungus.

By Liz Kowalczyk

Pharmacist Barry Cadden, co-owner of the pharmacy blamed for the deadly national meningitis outbreak, has a long history of not cooperating with federal regulators.

Group’s faith rule stirs clash at Tufts University

By Peter Schworm and Katherine Landergan

Tufts is considering whether an evangelical Christian student group should be stripped of its official status for requiring that its leaders adhere to the faith.

O’Malley lauds defeat of doctor-assisted suicide bill

“I am very confident that the prolife position in the country is growing stronger,” said Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley.

By Lisa Wangsness

Cardinal Sean O’Malley thanked fellow bishops and Catholic organizations for helping defeat the ballot item in the Mass. election.

Business

Major tasks face new Massport chief

Thomas Glynn had also worked in the Labor Department.

By Katie Johnston

Thomas Glynn says the agency’s biggest challenges are adding international routes out of Logan, modernizing port facilities, and developing the East Boston waterfront.

Mass. grocers scramble to keep up with consumers

Shaw’s, the state’s second-largest supermarket operator with 84 stores, recently laid off workers.

By Jay Fitzgerald

The state’s supermarket industry is undergoing a serious makeover as it faces stagnant sales and new types of competition.

Blue law restrictions on Thanksgiving rile merchants

A crowd of shoppers waited outside a Target store in Connecticut on Black Friday last year.

By Sarah Shemkus

Some Mass. merchants are starting to question whether the state’s Colonial-era blue laws are becoming outdated.

Obituaries

Colonel James Stone, won Medal of Honor for valor in Korea

By Emily Langer

Colonel Stone, who received the Medal of Honor for leading a platoon that was attacked by overwhelming forces in the Korean War, died in Arlington, Texas, Friday. He was 89.

Forrest Morgan, at 90; US bobsledding champion and veteran of two wars

Forrest ‘‘Dew Drop’’ Morgan, who was a national bobsled champion and former manager of the US Olympic team, died Saturday at Lake Placid, N.Y.

Joe Heaney, 82; longtime Boston Herald reporter

Joe Heaney, an old-school journalist who always wore a tie on the job, was admired by his newsroom colleagues.

By Kathleen McKenna

Joe Heaney, whose career spanned 50 years and spawned almost as many stories about him as those he wrote, died Friday in Merrimack, N.H.

Sports

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Celtics hang on to beat the Bulls

Kevin Garnett scored 15 points — none easier than this late dunk — as Boston earned its third road win in four games.

By Gary Washburn

Kevin Garnett scored 15 points — including a critical dunk late in the fourth quarter — as Boston earned its third road win in four games.

Patriots again in an enviable spot in the AFC

New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley celebrates after his touchdown during the first quarter Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium.

By Shalise Manza Young

For as flawed as the Patriots have been, they have once again taken control of the AFC East, building a two-game lead on the Dolphins.

Chaz Williams set to take UMass on thrill ride

After a stellar performance in 2011-12, Chaz Williams is revved up about steering the Minutemen toward the next level — an NCAA Tournament berth.

By Michael Vega

After a stellar performance in 2011-12, Williams is revved up about steering the Minutemen toward the next level — an NCAA Tournament berth.

G: Living

G Cover

Advice for raising a child star

Ari Graynor, a veteran of 22 films at age 29, had her first starring movie role this summer in “For a Good Time, Call. . .” She is also in a new Broadway play titled “The Performers.”

By Joani Geltman

Actress Ari Graynor’s parenting-coach mom, who has 30 years of experience as a clinical social worker, talks about bringing up children with high drive.

Four tips for raising a child with big dreams

By Joani Geltman

Sometimes our enthusiasm and concern for our children overwhelms common sense.

For some, doping case hurts Livestrong image

John Bosley will continue wearing a Livestrong bracelet, despite the Lance Armstrong scandal. Not everyone will.

By Bella English

After the fallout from the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, the wearers of the 80 million Livestrong bracelets sold face a dilemma: Wear them, or ditch them?

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Events

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