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45,000 in Mass. set to lose jobless benefits

The benefits will be lost on Dec. 29 unless Congress renews a program designed to help people who struggling to find jobs.

Steve Wynn may bid for casino in Everett

The Las Vegas casino developer who failed to persuade Foxborough to accept a $1 billion gambling resort is investigating land on the Mystic River in Everett.

Dr. Joseph E. Murray’s work opened medicine to a new frontier.

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Organ transplant pioneer Joseph Murray dies at 93

Dr. Murray, the Nobel laureate who conducted the world’s first successful organ transplant, died at the Boston hospital where the pioneering surgery was performed.

Asia Graves (center) spoke to Liliana Guandique (left), 17, and Lenisha Carter, 16, in Washington, D.C., in October.

From victim to impassioned voice

Asia Graves, a victim of savage exploitation by a child prostitution ring, is a crusader against the commercial exploitation of children.

State House aides get raises

Legislative leaders handed out pay raises to their staff, despite a looming budget crunch that has prompted Governor Patrick to weigh a new round of spending cuts.

Mayor Menino is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

After more than five weeks in a hospital, Mayor Menino has been transferred from an acute-care facility to a rehabilitation hospital.

The Nation

Court orders look at health care challenge

By Mark Sherman

The Supreme Court has revived a Christian college’s challenge to President Obama’s health care overhaul, with the acquiescence of the Obama administration.

California family dies trying to rescue dog

The nightmarish chain of events started when a 16-year-old boy tried to save the family dog from drowning.

Astronaut to try for longest US space flight record

Scott Kelly is the twin brother of Gabrielle Giffords’s husband, Mark.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will spend a year aboard the International Space Station beginning in 2015.

The World

Egypt’s president appears to retreat on power edict

Activists on Monday mourned an activist who died after being hurt in clashes near Cairo’s Tahrir Square last week.

By David D. Kirkpatrick and Mayy El Sheikh

Mohamed Morsi agreed to court review of most of his actions but preserved power to protect the constitutional council from being dissolved early.

Attack on Nigerian police leaves two officers dead

Gunmen attacked a major police station near Nigeria’s capital Monday, freeing prisoners and killing two police officers.

Pakistani television anchor survives attempted bombing

Police on Monday found and defused a bomb planted under the car of a prominent Pakistani TV anchor threatened by the Taliban.

Editorial & Opinion

Joanna Weiss

America’s fantasy villain

Larry Hagman, who died last week, played J.R. Ewing with a glint in his eye.

By Joanna Weiss

J.R. Ewing, as played by Larry Hagman on television’s “Dallas,” was an unambiguous bad guy and a powerful force.

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Rockets vs. resolutions

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke in Ramallah on Sunday.

By Farah Stockman

With an appearance by the moderate Palestinian group Fatah set for this week at the UN, the question of peaceful methods or violence to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict is at the fore.

Paul McMorrow

D Street is key to the Seaport’s identity

By Paul McMorrow

The street is important because it’s a link to South Boston and a possible way to help turn the Seaport district into a neighborhood.

Metro

Steve Wynn may bid for casino in Everett

Steve Wynn, left, and Robert Kraft talked to reporters about their casino plan for Foxborough on Dec. 5, 2011.

By Mark Arsenault

The Las Vegas casino developer who failed to persuade Foxborough to accept a $1 billion gambling resort is investigating land on the Mystic River in Everett.

From victim to impassioned voice

Asia Graves (center) spoke to Liliana Guandique (left), 17, and Lenisha Carter, 16, in Washington, D.C., in October.

By Jenifer B. McKim

Asia Graves, a victim of savage exploitation by a child prostitution ring, is a crusader against the commercial exploitation of children.

Mayor Menino is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

By Andrew Ryan

After more than five weeks in a hospital, Mayor Menino has been transferred from an acute-care facility to a rehabilitation hospital.

Business

45,000 in Mass. set to lose jobless benefits

“We know that unemployment benefits also help spur the economy,” Rep. Edward J. Markey said.

By Megan Woolhouse

The benefits will be lost on Dec. 29 unless Congress renews a program designed to help people who struggling to find jobs.

Bank deposits at State Street nearly double

By Todd Wallack

State Street Corp. is swimming in billions of dollars in additional deposits as clients are giving up on alternatives that pay almost no interest.

Climate change threatens ski industry

Jake Bartlett stepped into his snowboard at Sugarbush Mountain. Ski area operators have high hopes for the season.

By Katie Johnston

After a slow season and dire predictions, ski resorts are offering early discounts in a bid to fill the slopes.

Obituaries

Organ transplant pioneer Joseph Murray dies at 93

Dr. Joseph E. Murray’s work opened medicine to a new frontier.

By Michael J. Bailey

Dr. Murray, the Nobel laureate who conducted the world’s first successful organ transplant, died at the Boston hospital where the pioneering surgery was performed.

Boris Strugatsky, 79, science fiction novelist

BORIS STRUGATSKY

By Andrew Roth

Mr. Strugatsky, a prolific writer who used the genre of science fiction to voice criticisms of Soviet life that would have been unthinkable in other literary forms, died Nov. 19 in St. Petersburg.

Pete La Roca Sims, dynamic postbop drummer, 74

By Nate Chinen

Mr. La Roca Sims was a powerful and distinctive drummer who created the pulse for some of the leading figures in jazz.

Sports

Patriots’ Jermaine Cunningham banned 4 games

Jermaine Cunningham, who has made great progress in 2012, is the second Patriot suspended for PEDs this month.

By Shalise Manza Young

The NFL suspended the defensive lineman for violating its policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Frank Spaziani was loyal to BC to the end

Frank Spaziani’s teams got progressively worse during his four years and he finished with a 22-29 mark.

By Julian Benbow

Commitment to the school and his players was never in doubt for Spaziani. He just couldn’t get his team to win nearly enough.

Christopher L. Gasper

If BC finds the right coach, don’t get too attached

BC football is looking for a new coach after a 2-10 season that resulted in the firing of Frank Spaziani.

By Christopher L. Gasper

To return to being a perennial bowl team, the folks at The Heights have to accept that BC is a layover and not a final destination.

G: Living

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Is art therapy the answer for dementia?

At NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham, a retirement community and assisted living facility, residents participate in an art therapy class for Alzheimer’s patients.

By Karen Weintraub

Making music, painting, or dancing — and seeing or hearing it — may be the most effective treatment for dementia to date.

Frame by Frame

‘Jack Lemmon’ is frivolous, irrational, and hard to ignore

Jack Lemmon” by Rachel Harrison.

By Sebastian Smee

The work by Brooklyn artist Rachel Harrison, on display at the ICA, does everything you could ask of a sculpture, and more.

Photography REview

‘The Space in Between’ both enchanting, creepy

“Temporary Egress’’ is part of Daniel Feldman’s “Destruction/Construction” series, in a show of three photographers at BU.

By Mark Feeney

The depopulated cityscapes suggest a no-man’s-land situated between magic and menace.

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