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Soldier to plead guilty in war massacres

Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales was on his fourth combat deployment when he attacked two villages in Afghanistan, killing mostly women and children.

By Gene Johnson

The Army staff sergeant charged with killing 16 villagers will plead guilty to avoid the death penalty and he is required to recount the attack.

The World

Militants strike Red Cross station in Afghanistan

The attack on the Red Cross in Jalalabad was the second major assault on an international organization in five days.

By Patrick Quinn and Rahim Faiez

Two insurgents attacked a compound housing the International Committee of the Red Cross in eastern Afghanistan in a striking escalation of attacks targeting international groups.

Ongoing violence shakes Myanmar

Buddhists armed with sticks rode through Lashio, where at least one person died in anti-Muslim unrest.

By Todd Pitman

A swelling tide of anti-Muslim unrest has led to deaths and injuries, and highlights the ­racial and religious intolerance that plagues the deeply fractured nation.

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Editorial & Opinion

Alex Beam

How to be an adult

By Alex Beam

There’s plenty of advice, but let’s start with flossing and good posture.

JOAN VENNOCHI

A low point for Gabriel Gomez

By Joan Vennochi

An insulting characterization of his rival by the Republican candidate plays into Democratic efforts to portray him as petty and ultra-partisan, and highlights his inexperience.

EDWARD L. GLAESER

Slots parlor is too risky for Worcester

By Edward L. Glaeser

Gambling’s downsides are especially worrisome in Worcester, which perpetually teeters on the brink between information-age success and rust belt failure.

Business

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Dish Network to raise its Clearwire offer

By Michael J. de la Merced

Sports

Phillies 4, Red Sox 3

Jonathan Papelbon locks down Red Sox again

Jonathan Papelbon turned toward the Red Sox dugout and wildly pumped his right fist twice after earning the save Wednesday night.

By Peter Abraham

For the 2nd straight night, Papelbon shut down his ex-teammates as the series moved to Philadelphia and the Red Sox lost again.

G: Style

Dirty Old Boston Facebook page shows the city as it really was

Photos on Dirty Old Boston capture the faces, fashions, cars, and establishments of the city from the 1930s through the mid-’80s. Creators of the page are planning to publish a book using old photos of the city.

By Christopher Muther

Fans of the page upload images of a pre-gentrified Boston when urban flight depleted neighborhoods, the elevated Orange Line darkened city streets, and the seedy Combat Zone thrived.

Globe North

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Hamilton divided over future of Aquila Farm

By David Rattigan

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Robertson keyed turnaround for Haverhill girls’ lacrosse

By Pat Bradley

Globe West

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