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US, Iran at odds on what pact allows

The euphoria over the signing of a historic nuclear agreement with Iran gave way to sober realism Sunday as the parties clashed over a key element of the deal.

Football players and other athletes at Boston College High School, in the red uniform, sustained 63 head injuries.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff /File

Mass. schools report 4,400 sports-related head injuries

The reports come as high schools are wrapping up their football seasons, which for many schools produce the most injuries.

Snarls in retooled Mass. insurance site

Since the state relaunched its insurance website to comply with the national law, it has had persistent problems.

John Kennedy’s good looks, and the optimism he engendered, seem to have clouded the rearview mirror in the past 50 years.

Associated Press File

JFK: 50 years later | Kevin Cullen

More than a president was lost to time that day

Memory tends to mist the edges. JFK led a sharply split nation, in which almost as many disliked as admired him, and with great conflicts looming. He also led a family, broken in ways that can be hard to properly hold in mind.

jfk: 50 years later

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There is a new push to shake loose classified materials that may shed light on whether JFK’s death was by a lone assassin or a conspiracy.

A Hanukkah lamp from the Schusterman collection.

Benefactor gives MFA a solid base in Judaica

Jewish philanthropist Lynn Schusterman, who noticed an enormous hole in the MFA’s Judaica collection, has given the museum 119 objects.

The Nation

jfk: 50 years later

Troves of files on JFK assassination remain secret

Among the files that have been made public are this series of photographs that show four sides of a bullet, found at Parkland Hospital, where President Kennedy was taken after he was shot. Researchers wonder what might be hidden among the many files that are still unreleased.

By Bryan Bender

There is a new push to shake loose classified materials that may shed light on whether JFK’s death was by a lone assassin or a conspiracy.

Filibuster tactic empowers Obama, but has risks

Senate rule changes championed by Harry Reid and others could push the president to assert more executive power.

By Noah Bierman and Tracy Jan

President Obama now a path to wielding greater executive power over his administration’s priorities and leaving a stronger ideological imprint in the courts.

8 dead after storm whips through Southwest and Texas

Near white-out conditions were reported around Albuquerque Sunday, leading to difficult driving in the desert. Flagstaff, Ariz., had 11 inches of snow.

The storm also led to hundreds of flight cancellations as it slowly headed east ahead of Thanksgiving.

The World

US, Iran at odds on what pact allows

Benjamin Netanyahu called the deal a ‘‘historic mistake” and said Israel would not be bound by it.

By Joby Warrick

The euphoria over the signing of a historic nuclear agreement with Iran gave way to sober realism Sunday as the parties clashed over a key element of the deal.

Karzai rejects assembly’s call to sign US deal immediately

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is being warned he is playing a risky game of brinkmanship.

By Rod Nordland

Afghanistan’s president rejected the final recommendation of a four-day grand assembly.

Tens of thousands rally in Kiev for closer EU ties

Protesters clashed with police at a mass demonstration in downtown Kiev. It was Ukraine’s biggest protest since 2004.

About 50,000 rallied to demand that Ukraine’s government reverse course and sign an agreement with the European Union in defiance of Russia.

Editorial & Opinion

JAMES CARROLL

What happened to McCain and Kerry’s relationship?

US Senators John Kerry of Massachusetts and John McCain of Arizona took a tour the Army Museum in Hanoi in 1993.

By James Carroll

John McCain recently called John Kerry “a human wrecking ball,” but the two once enjoyed an alliance that became a friendship.

JOHN E. SUNUNU

Obamacare fail isn’t the site — it’s the law

By John E. Sununu

President Obama’s health care reform is in crisis, but as the blood flows and the patient becomes ever more lightheaded, he desperately pretends it’s all intentional.

opinion | Kirsten Greenidge

Thanksgiving: Above all, try to be present

By Kirsten Greenidge

Even if you are somewhat stripped bare emotionally, the holiday can be a day of repose, a luxury absent from our everyday lives.

Metro

Mass. schools report 4,400 sports-related head injuries

Football players and other athletes at Boston College High School, in the red uniform, sustained 63 head injuries.

By Evan Allen

The reports come as high schools are wrapping up their football seasons, which for many schools produce the most injuries.

Snarls in retooled Mass. insurance site

By Chelsea Conaboy

Since the state relaunched its insurance website to comply with the national law, it has had persistent problems.

JFK: 50 years later | Kevin Cullen

More than a president was lost to time that day

John Kennedy’s good looks, and the optimism he engendered, seem to have clouded the rearview mirror in the past 50 years.

By Kevin Cullen

Memory tends to mist the edges. JFK led a sharply split nation, in which almost as many disliked as admired him, and with great conflicts looming. He also led a family, broken in ways that can be hard to properly hold in mind.

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Cambridge company embarks on genome engineering

The process involves identifying faulty genes (represented in yellow in this illustration) on DNA strands (blue), then replacing them through an enzyme known as Cas9. The enzyme is guided to the problem genes by RNA (red).

By Callum Borchers

Editas Medicine, which is launching Monday, aims to develop therapies that can put troublesome genes under the knife.

From the Hive

Sensible space for life-science companies

LabCentral houses promising young companies with small staffs that don’t want the hassle or expense of finding independent lab space.

LabCentral, a new $12 million co-working space for life-science companies, has its first six tenants in residence.

Obituaries

Grace Thaler, decorative arts appraiser, 58

Mrs. Thaler was an expert in Chinese export porcelain.

By Michele Richinick

Mrs. Thaler “quietly got things done, and she knew how to motivate and encourage others,” said her husband, Tom.

Peter Lewis, 80, longtime Progressive Corp. CEO

Mr. Lewis shepherded Progressive to one of the largest auto insurers in the country and later backed marijuana legalization.

Sports

Patriots 34, Broncos 31 | OT

Patriots stun Broncos in OT after historic rally

Stephen Gostkowski celebrated after drilling the game-winning kick.

By Shalise Manza Young

Down by 24 when the second half began, the Patriots staged a comeback that ended in another Tom Brady win over Peyton Manning.

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Patriots deliver a win for the ages

Brandon Bolden, right, celebrated with Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley after his third-quarter touchdown.

By Dan Shaughnessy

This win was right up there with the Bruins’ comeback against the Maple Leafs and David Ortiz’s season-changing grand slam against the Tigers.

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Bill Belichick’s OT gamble paid off

Bill Belichick opted to take the wind, instead of the ball, when overtime began.

By Ben Volin

Let’s call this one Belichick’s Redemption: the Patriots coach opted to take the wind -- and not the ball -- at the start of overtime in the win against Denver.

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Duke 91, Vermont 90

No. 6 Duke dodges Catamounts’ upset bid

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UMass 62, Clemson 56

UMass beats Clemson to move to 6-0

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Chargers 41, Chiefs 38

Philip Rivers leads Chargers to wild win

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Cardinals 40, Colts 11

Surging Arizona overwhelms Indy

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Jaguars 13, Texans 6

Houston’s losing skid extends to 9 games

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Ravens 19, Jets 3

Jets’ lackluster offense grounded by Baltimore

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Panthers 20, Dolphins 16

Cam Newton rally does in Dolphins

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Steelers 27, Browns 11

Steelers, once 0-4, surge into playoff picture

By Tom Withers

Colorado 70, Harvard 62

Harvard men’s basketball suffers 1st loss

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Cowboys 24, Giants 21

Tony Romo leads late-game drive for the win

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Buccaneers 24, Lions 21

Buccaneers hold off Lions

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Rams 42, Bears 21

Tavon Austin helps St. Louis start quickly

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Packers 26, Vikings 26

Victory proves elusive for Green Bay, Minnesota

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G: Health

Benefactor gives MFA a solid base in Judaica

A Hanukkah lamp from the Schusterman collection.

By Geoff Edgers

Jewish philanthropist Lynn Schusterman, who noticed an enormous hole in the MFA’s Judaica collection, has given the museum 119 objects.

Screening children for mental health issues may not guarantee care

By Chelsea Conaboy

While Massachusetts has improved efforts to screen children for mental health and behavioral problems, obstacles remain in connecting them with proper treatment.

Stages

A change in leadership at Nora as founder departs

By Joel Brown

The Nora Theatre Company has named Lee Mikeska Gardner its new artistic director after a quarter of a century under founder Mary C. “Mimi” Huntington.