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Mass. to widen tuition breaks at state colleges

Young illegal immigrants will pay the lower resident rate at state colleges and universities as soon as they obtain work permits through a new federal program.

Community colleges to try blended studies

Online education provider edX has teamed up with two Mass. community colleges to offer computer science classes that will combine virtual and classroom instruction.

Julian Edelman (left) and quarterback Tom Brady celebrated a fourth-quarter touchdown as the Patriots thrashed the Colts on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

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Patriots 59, Colts 24

Patriots rip Colts, Andrew Luck

The defense and special teams accounted for three touchdowns in New England’s 59-24 win over the Colts and their rookie QB.

Melissa White read a message while Ilmar Gavilán (left) and Juan Miguel Hernandez prepared to play.

Harlem Quartet’s long search gathers an intensity

There are many twists on the path to finding the right musicians and holding onto them.

Nancy Pelosi said that any agreement has to include tax-rate hikes for the rich.

Phase in deficit cuts, economists say

No one disputes the federal deficit has to be cut. The argument is when. And most economists say not now.

Sandy’s cost will spark federal action to deal with global warming, US Representative Ed Markey said.

Bipartisan steps urged on climate change policy

Energy and environmental analysts warn that idealistic calls to action may hurt policy efforts, since political consensus is needed.

The Nation

Bipartisan steps urged on climate change policy

Sandy’s cost will spark federal action to deal with global warming, US Representative Ed Markey said.

By Beth Daley

Energy and environmental analysts warn that idealistic calls to action may hurt policy efforts, since political consensus is needed.

Gas rationing extended through week in NYC

Vice President Joe Biden visited Seaside Heights, N.J., which suffered damage during Hurricane Sandy, on Sunday.

By Winnie Hu

The city extended gas rationing through Friday because of the heavy travel week ahead.

Crews continue search for missing oil worker

After an oil platform explosion, one worker is still missing and one that was burned is now in fair condition.

The World

Israel delivers deadly airstrike, warning to Hamas

Israeli soldiers watched as an Iron Dome launcher fired an interceptor rocket near the southern city of Ashdod Sunday.

By Fares Akram and Jodi Rudoren

Israeli forces killed at least 11 people, including several children, in a single airstrike that destroyed a home in the Gaza Strip on Sunday.

Congress to investigate Benghazi ‘talking points’

Lawmakers said Sunday they want to know who created the now-discredited ‘‘talking points.”

Egyptian army fights Cairo squatters, 3 dead

The Egyptian army fought a four-hour gun battle with protesters in Cairo on Sunday.

Editorial & Opinion

Juliette Kayyem

BP lets employees take the fall

By Juliette Kayyem

The company’s plea arrangement leaves three BP employees alone — as villains or perhaps as scapegoats — to fend for themselves.

James Carroll

How R.I.’s Roger Williams gave us Thanksgiving as we know it

Providence founder Roger Williams fought for religious freedom.

By James Carroll

What we celebrate on Thanksgiving isn’t theocracy, but the ideas of Williams, a Puritan who defended the right to be religiously impure.

John E. Sununu

Milk-pricing morass in Calif. shows folly of misguided regulation

By John E. Sununu

During the past weeks, a battle over milk prices in California turned ugly, pitting dairy farmers against cheese makers, with consumers caught in the middle.

Metro

Mass. to widen tuition breaks at state colleges

By Maria Sacchetti

Young illegal immigrants will pay the lower resident rate at state colleges and universities as soon as they obtain work permits through a new federal program.

Community colleges to try blended studies

By Peter Schworm

Online education provider edX has teamed up with two Mass. community colleges to offer computer science classes that will combine virtual and classroom instruction.

Mass. highway safety chief is removed

Sheila Burgess, the top safety officer since 2007, is on medical leave recovering from an Aug. 24 one-car accident in Milton in which she drove off the road and suffered a head injury.

By Sean P. Murphy

Sheila Burgess will be assigned to a “different role” following revelations about her driving record, which includes seven accidents and four speeding violations.

Business ǀ Science

Phase in deficit cuts, economists say

Nancy Pelosi said that any agreement has to include tax-rate hikes for the rich.

By Megan Woolhouse

No one disputes the federal deficit has to be cut. The argument is when. And most economists say not now.

NFL tackles head injuries with high-tech database

The 49ers’ Alex Smith suffered a concussion in a Nov. 11 game.

By Deborah Kotz

The NFL will convert to an electronic health record system next season with software provided by Westborough-based eClinicalWorks.

Hospices trying to sell the public on their care

Jackie Cunningham outside her mother’s room at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.

By Karen Weintraub

Hospices nationwide are attempting to reach patients earlier and counter the impression that seeking the care is an act of giving up on life.

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INNOVATION ECONOMY

App lures football fans with rewards

By Scott Kirsner

Tech Lab Plus

Cheap earbuds, rich sound from Reid and Heath

By Hiawatha Bray

White Coat Notes

Insurers warned on costs by state

By Chelsea Conaboy

Walmart braces for Black Friday labor protests

By Stephanie Clifford and Steven Greenhouse

Obituaries

Dr. Donald Fisher, 69; dentist, photographer with sense of adventure

Donald Fisher, whose passions included deep-sea scuba diving, often photographed brightly colored fish that live near the sea floor. In the top-right photo, he captured French angelfish.

By Katherine Landergan

Dr. Fisher’s motto was: “If you’re not living on the edge, you haven’t lived yet.”

Wendell Garrett, 83; appraiser on ‘Antiques Roadshow’

WENDELL D. GARRETT

By Margalit Fox

Throughout his work, Mr. Garrett voiced the conviction that antiques should never be considered in a vacuum.

Cornel Lucas; British photographer sought by film stars

Marlene Dietrich was photographed by Mr. Lucas.

By Paul Vitello

Cornel Lucas, 92, created defining images of Brigitte Bardot, Katharine Hepburn, Gregory Peck and a host of other celebrities.

Sports

Patriots 59, Colts 24

Patriots rip Colts, Andrew Luck

Julian Edelman (left) and quarterback Tom Brady celebrated a fourth-quarter touchdown as the Patriots thrashed the Colts on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

By Shalise Manza Young

The defense and special teams accounted for three touchdowns in New England’s 59-24 win over the Colts and their rookie QB.

Christopher L. Gasper

Colts’ Andrew Luck won’t always be this easy to beat

Wily veteran Tom Brady got the better of rookie Andrew Luck in their first career meeting.

By Christopher L. Gasper

One day, the Colts quarterback may become a menace to the Patriots. But for now, the rookie is taking his lumps and learning.

on football

Aqib Talib uneven but promising in Patriots debut

Patriots newcomer Aqib Talib crosses the goal line on a 59-yard interception return in the second quarter Sunday.

By Greg A. Bedard

Once the cornerback gets through an adjustment period and he gets his feet under him, Talib is certainly going to help the Patriots.

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patriots notebook

Rob Gronkowski’s game ends with broken left forearm

By Michael Whitmer

Texans 43, Jaguars 37

Matt Schaub rallies Texans past Jaguars

By Chris Duncan

Jets 27, Rams 13

Jets end three-game skid with win over the Rams

By R.B. Fallstrom

Ravens 13, Steelers 10

Ravens shut down the sputtering Steelers

By Will Graves

CELTICS NOTEBOOK

Celtics pushed hard to keep Rajon Rondo streak alive

By Gary Washburn

Pistons 103, Celtics 83

Celtics get pounded by the Pistons

By Gary Washburn

GIRLS’ SWIMMING, DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Andover claims fourth straight state swimming title

By Pat McHugh and Andy Deossa

UNH 3, BU 1

Casey DeSmith leads UNH to win over BU

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

Charleston 71, BC 67

Eagles come up a bit short against Charleston

By Cullen Murray-Kemp

Tennessee 83, UMass 69

UMass falters late against Tennessee

By Matt Vautour

G: Health

Health

Questions mount on energy drinks

Reports released last week by the US Food and Drug Administration bring to 13 the number of deaths possibly connected to two popular brands of the drink, Monster Energy and 5-Hour Energy, since 2009.

By Karen Weintraub

Popular caffeinated drinks are raising health concerns, particularly for the young and those with heart problems.

Harlem Quartet’s long search gathers an intensity

Melissa White read a message while Ilmar Gavilán (left) and Juan Miguel Hernandez prepared to play.

By Geoff Edgers

There are many twists on the path to finding the right musicians and holding onto them.

Reflections from residency

Language can be barrier between doctor, patient

By Dr. Kiran Gupta

Studies have shown that patients who do not speak English generally fare worse in our health care system.

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Daily Dose

Would you eat caffeinated Cracker Jack?

By Deborah Kotz

Health Answers

Is laparoscopic surgery always better?

By Courtney Humphries

Be Well

Text messages may help smokers quit

By Lara Salahi

Photography review

An up-close view of Parsis at Harvard exhibit

By Mark Feeney

Book Review

‘Lost at Sea’ by Jon Ronson

By Jesse Singal

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Monday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

By Matthew Gilbert

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Patrick Wolff

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Tom Brady grants wishes in Foxborough

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Seth MacFarlane is honored at comedy event

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Boston comedy ‘The Heat’ has a trailer

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

The Romneys reportedly check out ‘Twilight’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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A local birthday party with Parisian flair

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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The Grinch meets Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Yo-Yo Ma and friends at MFA Trustees’ Dinner

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Kathy Sidell celebrates memoir with friends

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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