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Democrats curtail Senate filibusters

Democrats voted to eliminate the use of filibusters to block most presidential appointments, a move Republicans said their opponents would regret.

A young girl cried outside a memorial service being held for President Kennedy at Harvard University on Nov. 23, 1963.

JFK: 50 years later

The news hit, a rogue wave: sudden, unthinkable, savage

For Boston as for nowhere else, the death of the president was a death in the family. Word spread in an instant by Cronkite and by word of mouth. Then the city froze in place, to watch and mourn, for what seemed one endless 72-hour day.

“Thor” was part of the study of PG-13 and R movie violence.

Critic’s Notebook

PG-13 violence a bow to video games, box office

Definitions can turn topsy-turvy in the film industry’s funhouse mirror, and a PG-13 rating no longer means what you think it means.

Some point to cuts at Brandeis while former president Jehuda Reinharz is still being paid.

Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff

Brandeis alumni, students angry over ex-president’s pay

The uproar comes after the Globe reported Jehuda Reinharz received at least $1.2 million for part-time work since stepping down at the end of 2010.

Philip Chism was arraigned in October in the death of teacher Colleen Ritzer.

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Philip Chism accused of raping, killing Danvers High teacher

Philip Chism, 14, is accused of raping Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer and then killing her.

The Nation

JFK: 50 years later

The news hit, a rogue wave: sudden, unthinkable, savage

A young girl cried outside a memorial service being held for President Kennedy at Harvard University on Nov. 23, 1963.

By Eric Moskowitz

For Boston as for nowhere else, the death of the president was a death in the family. Word spread in an instant by Cronkite and by word of mouth. Then the city froze in place, to watch and mourn, for what seemed one endless 72-hour day.

Democrats curtail Senate filibusters

Democrats, including Senators Harry Reid and Charles Schumer, made a change that has been threatened for years.

By Matt Viser and Noah Bierman

Democrats voted to eliminate the use of filibusters to block most presidential appointments, a move Republicans said their opponents would regret.

CDC rates itself as satisfactory on report card

By Mike Stobbe

The nation’s top public health agency issued its own report card on reaching seven goals it had selected three years ago.

The World

Drone strike on seminary kills 6 people in Pakistan

Islamic seminary students searched for belongings. The attack came as Pakistani officials and politicians from across the spectrum have intensified criticism of US drone attacks.

By Ismail Khan

The missile attack was a rare strike outside the country’s volatile tribal regions.

Help sought to destroy Syrian arms

UN experts collected samples after a chemical weapons attack in Damascus in August. An unprecedented disarmament in the midst of a civil war is now underway.

By Mike Corder

The global chemical weapons watchdog is inviting private companies to bid to get involved in destroying Syria’s stockpile of toxic agents and precursor chemicals.

Karzai to delay security pact

Afghan tribal chieftains, community elders, and politicians prayed during the first day of a four-day loya jirga in Kabul.

By Azam Ahmed

President Hamid Karzai told an assembly of Afghan leaders that even if the US deal were approved, he would wait until after the April elections to sign it.

Editorial & Opinion

opinion | thomas gagen

Did Tsarnaev manhunt unnecessarily endanger the public’s safety?

Bullet holes cover the side of the boat where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hid.

By Thomas Gagen

What’s needed is an authoritative study commissioned by the Patrick administration but independent of state government.

SCOT LEHIGH

The wages of compromise on Beacon Hill

By Scot Lehigh

It remains to be seen whether the issue of raising the minimum wage will be backed by a broad coalition or become the subject of a pitched business-labor battle.

CARLO ROTELLA

Arne Duncan finally speaks his mind

Education Secretary Arne Duncan caused a stir with his “white suburban moms” comment.

By Carlo Rotella

The education secretary caused a stir when he made a comment about “white suburban moms” while discussing opposition to the Common Core.

Metro

Philip Chism accused of raping, killing Danvers High teacher

Philip Chism was arraigned in October in the death of teacher Colleen Ritzer.

By Wesley Lowery

Philip Chism, 14, is accused of raping Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer and then killing her.

Brandeis alumni, students angry over ex-president’s pay

Some point to cuts at Brandeis while former president Jehuda Reinharz is still being paid.

By Todd Wallack

The uproar comes after the Globe reported Jehuda Reinharz received at least $1.2 million for part-time work since stepping down at the end of 2010.

100 applicants seek marijuana-dispensary licenses in final round

Voters approved the use of medical marijuana last fall.

By Kay Lazar

Only a maximum of 35 permits will be awarded in this cycle — the first after voters approved a ballot initiative that legalized using marijuana for medical treatment.

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Kevin Cullen

The blue line in the shadows

By Kevin Cullen

Business

Shirley Leung

Revere can do what it wants at Suffolk Downs

A view of Route 1A, with a sign for the entrance to Suffolk Downs in the background, from Revere. If the city of Revere decides it wants a casino, East Boston shouldn’t be able to stop it, writes Shirley Leung.

By Shirley Leung

Revere residents voted overwhelmingly for a casino. Let them deal with the traffic, crime, and headaches of a gambling palace.

Carl Icahn buys big stake in Bedford’s Hologic

Activist investor Carl Icahn has a reputation for becoming involved in firms he believes are undervalued.

By Michael B. Farrell

The activist investor has acquired a 12.63 percent stake in the struggling medical device company, signalling another battle between Icahn and a local company.

With Boston store, MakerBot tests market for 3-D printers

Franki Lepore of Boston got a close look at the Replicator 2, a 3-D printer, at the new MakerBot store on Newbury Street.

By Hiawatha Bray

The company hopes to offer low-cost 3-D printers capable of cranking out made-to-order objects.

Obituaries

Tony Winsor, attorney was advocate for disadvantaged; at 76

Tony Winsor’s wife said he was a foot soldier who avoided the pitfalls of cynicism. “He never burned out,” she said.

By Stephanie M. Peters

Mr. Winsor was described by his widow as a “foot soldier” who avoided the pitfalls of cynicism.

Michael Weiner, 51; was leader of baseball players’ union

Michael Weiner and Bud Selig, the commissioner of baseball, in New York.

By Richard Goldstein

Mr. Weiner forged agreements with team owners that enhanced drug-testing and brought years of labor peace to the game after decades of strife.

Diane Disney Miller, 79; Walt’s last surviving child

In 2003, Diane Disney Miller arrived for the grand opening gala at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

By Daniel E. Slotnik

Mrs. Miller was a staunch defender of her father’s legacy through Disney Hall and the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.

Sports

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Red Sox reveal spring training schedule

In its third season as the Red Sox spring training home, JetBlue Park in Fort Myers will host 17 Grapefruit League games.

By Peter Abraham and Nick Cafardo

The slate features 17 games at JetBlue Park and six matchups against their Lee County neighbors, the Twins.

How can Patriots stop Broncos’ offense?

Peyton Manning brings 34 passing touchdowns into Sunday’s game at New England.

By Michael Whitmer

Peyton Manning, in perhaps his best season, has four receivers with 45 or more catches, which poses a huge task for the Patriots.

Patriots notebook

Patriots need improvement on third-down defense

As usual, quarterback Tom Brady was in the lead position as the Patriots took to the field for practice.

By Shalise Manza Young

After allowing Carolina to convert 8 of 11 attempts Monday night, New England is now 29th in the league on third down.

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broncos notebook

Another Peyton Manning-Tom Brady matchup at hand

By Julian Benbow

Saints 17, Falcons 13

Drew Brees throws for 2 TDs in Saints victory

By Paul Newberry

the bettor’s edge

Cardinals, Rams, Browns are this week’s plays

By Ed Ryan

Blues 3, Bruins 2 (shootout)

Bruins left feeling blue in shootout

By Fluto Shinzawa

A comfortable debut for rookie Kevan Miller

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

bruins notebook

Dennis Seidenberg still out with lower-body injury

By Fluto Shinzawa

The Game: Harvard vs. Yale | Saturday

Paul Stanton thriving as Harvard’s top back

By Julian Benbow

UConn 72, Boston College 70

Same old rivalry, same old result: UConn wins

By Michael Vega

CoLLEGE HOCKEY NOTEBOOK

Notre Dame, UMass-Lowell meet for first time

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

Northeastern 63, Georgetown 56

Northeastern erases hole, upends Georgetown

By Kyle Hightower

G: Arts & Movies

movie review

‘Catching Fire’ soars and skewers at the same time

By Ty Burr

A sequel that unexpectedly improves on its predecessor, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is a muscular, engrossing, powerfully bleak epic.

Critic’s Notebook

PG-13 violence a bow to video games, box office

“Thor” was part of the study of PG-13 and R movie violence.

By Ty Burr

Definitions can turn topsy-turvy in the film industry’s funhouse mirror, and a PG-13 rating no longer means what you think it means.

Stage Review

Family friction is an ingredient in ‘Cocktail Hour’

James Waterston (left) and Richard Poe in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of “The Cocktail Hour.”

By Don Aucoin

The play at Huntington Theatre Company is briskly entertaining, but it feels as if A.R. Gurney left a better play on the table.

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Classical Notes

Rockport pairing is rooted in artistic affinity

By David Weininger

Photography review

JFK and the camera before Dallas — and after

By Mark Feeney

MOVIE REVIEW

‘Book Thief’ is tasteful but dull

By Ty Burr

MOVIE REVIEW

‘The Visitor’ makes welcome return

By Peter Keough

MOVIE REVIEW

‘Sisters’ is a no-go for Sayles

By Peter Keough

Television Review

Return of the mean girl

By Christopher Muther

Night Watch

Turk Fest, not twerk

By Vanessa Fernandes

Syfy’s ‘Stonados’ hit Boston

By Michael Andor Brodeur and Christopher Muther

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Names

Eliza Dushku honored for Camp Hale efforts

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Jamaica Plain’s Milky Way marks 20 years with a party

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

JoJo brings ‘G.B.F.’ to LA

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Lynch Foundation marks 25 years

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Fashionable nabobs invade Newbury Street

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Kim Kardashian would like to enroll at Harvard

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein