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Keer Deng, 19, was blinded by a slave master, who rubbed chili peppers in his eyes and hung him upside down from a tree.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

From torment in Sudan to a life of hope, promise

By all accounts, 19-year-old Keer Deng should be a frightened, angry, almost feral young man, given that the early years of his life were filled with slavery, starvation, and torture in his native Republic of South Sudan.

The Nation

Suit dismissed in wrongful pet death

The Texas Supreme Court ruled bereaved dog owners can’t sue for emotional damages when someone else is to blame for the death of a pet.

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Cavaliers 97, Celtics 91

Shorthanded Celtics stumble against Cavaliers

Jeff Green was up in arms after he was called for a foul in the third quarter. Green had team-highs of 23 points and nine rebounds.

By Baxter Holmes

Jeff Green scored a team-high 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds, but the Celtics lost, 97-91.

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Music Review

Handel and Haydn shines on gems from Baroque past

By Jeremy Eichler

Dance Review

Otherworldy but missing a spark

By Thea Singer