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Fiscal deal makes social programs more vulnerable

The lack of spending cuts will place enormous pressure on entitlement programs and the new heath insurance plan.

James Foley, who was captured in Libya in 2011, had been filing reports and videos from Syria until six weeks ago.

War reporter kidnapped a second time

James Foley, a Boston-based foreign correspondent abducted in Libya in 2011, was kidnapped in Syria on Thanksgiving Day, his family said.

All were set for cold as Linda Connors of South Boston walked Yorkshire terriers Mimi (left) and Missy on Day Boulevard Wednesday. The temperature hit 17, and an overnight low in the single digits was predicted.

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Deep freeze hits Boston area

Low temperatures in Boston Wednesday night and early Thursday morning were expected to dip as low as 3 degrees.

The Nation

Fiscal deal makes social programs more vulnerable

By Bryan Bender

The lack of spending cuts will place enormous pressure on entitlement programs and the new heath insurance plan.

Stalled Sandy aid infuriates Northeastern Republicans

US Representatives Peter King, right, and Michael Grimm, both Republicans from New York, spoke to media after meeting with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to discuss the relief fund hold up in Congress for Hurricane Sandy victims Wednesday.

By Raymond Hernandez

Elected officials from the New York area erupted with outrage after the House refused to take up a federal aid package.

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Celebratory gunfire kills Filipino girl

A 7-year-old girl died Wednesday after being hit in the head by a stray bullet during New Year’s Eve revelry in the Philippines.

Editorial & Opinion

JULIETTE KAYYEM

A storm of a fight

Dennis Kane stood above the charred remains of his destroyed home in the Breezy Point section of Queens.

By Juliette Kayyem

The delay in providing Congressional aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy also delays an upgrade to the federal relief system.

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The Zipcar revolution

Zipcar was founded in 2000 and will soon move its corporate offices from Cambridge to the Innovation District.

Zipcar’s expansion from a Cambridge startup into a global brand has helped fuel a revival of urban living.

Metro

War reporter kidnapped a second time

James Foley, who was captured in Libya in 2011, had been filing reports and videos from Syria until six weeks ago.

By Peter Schworm

James Foley, a Boston-based foreign correspondent abducted in Libya in 2011, was kidnapped in Syria on Thanksgiving Day, his family said.

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