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Conventioneers’ credit card data stolen in Boston

Hundreds of attendees at two large conventions this fall have reported that their credit card information was stolen and used to purchase goods.

Tens of thousands of South Africans joined with world leaders in a rain-swept stadium in the once-segregated township of Soweto Tuesday to honor and celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela.

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Leaders from across globe pay tribute to Mandela

South Africans joined with world leaders in a rain-swept Soweto stadium to honor and celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela.

Michele and Bob Gay have re-created Joey’s room in their new home in a Boston suburb.

The time fraught with pain, Newtown couple perseveres

Nearly a year after the tragedy, the effort to not get dragged down by grief or anger takes many forms for Michele and Bob Gay.

Bernard Madoff’s $65 billion investment swindle destroyed paper fortunes and leveled charities nationwide.

5 years later, life brighter for victims of Madoff

Bernard Madoff ’s $65 billion investment swindle destroyed paper fortunes and leveled charities, but many have risen from the ashes.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/mohegan150-6810.jpg Revere can have 2nd vote on casino

The new Mohegan Sun casino proposal at Suffolk Downs will be allowed to compete for the Greater Boston casino license.

Snowy owls are drawn to the low, flat land around Logan.

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Logan Airport leads the way on snowy owl issue

New York’s airports are now taking a cue from Logan and catching and releasing the birds, rather than shooting them.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/clark150-6816.jpg Katherine Clark to succeed Edward Markey in House

The Democrat won in a lightly contested special election that drew the lowest voter turnout of any recent US House race in Mass.

The Nation

Congressional negotiators reach budget deal

Representative Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray announced the tentative budget agreement.

By Jonathan Weisman

The federal budget would raise spending over two years, shift program cuts over a decade, and avert a government shutdown in January.

John Kerry defends Iran nuclear deal

“I don’t want to give the Iranians a public excuse to flout the agreement,” John Kerry said.

By Bradley Klapper

The secretary of state defended the diplomacy as having halted and rolled back central elements of Iran’s nuclear program for the first time.

Senate confirms D.C. court judge

Patricia Millett, former assistant to the solicitor general, will join the influential US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

By Alan Fram

Patricia Millett, former assistant to the solicitor general, will join the influential US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

The World

Leaders from across globe pay tribute to Mandela

Tens of thousands of South Africans joined with world leaders in a rain-swept stadium in the once-segregated township of Soweto Tuesday to honor and celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela.

By Lydia Polgreen and Nicholas Kulish

South Africans joined with world leaders in a rain-swept Soweto stadium to honor and celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela.

Chaos continues in Argentina after strike by police

People looted a store in northern Argentina on Tuesday. A police officer and store owner were among those killed.

By Michael Warren

The nation’s plans to celebrate 30 years of uninterrupted democracy were marred by police strikes for higher pay.

Police storm Ukraine protesters’ camp

Pro-European integration protesters waved flags in Independence Square in Kiev on Tuesday. The protesters clashed with police trying to remove barricades around the camp.

By Maria Danilova

The escalation comes amid a weeks-long standoff threatening the leadership of President Viktor Yanukovych.

Editorial & Opinion

LAWRENCE HARMON

Getting the job done

By Lawrence Harmon

With Quincy’s $1.6 billion redevelopment at risk, building trade unions must step up.

SCOT LEHIGH

Escape from the ‘Broken City’

By Scot Lehigh

Washington, D.C., is mired in partisanship, but two reforms could elevate more moderate politicians.

JEFF JACOBY

Faked hate? Lunenburg not the exception

By Jeff Jacoby

Anyone seeking genuinely racist or misogynistic hate crimes in America today is likely to be disappointed.

Metro

Revere can have 2nd vote on casino

Gary Luderitz of Mohegan Gaming Advisors (left) and Chip Tuttle of Suffolk Downs at a news conference Monday in Lynn, next to a rendering of a proposed casino development.

By Mark Arsenault

The new Mohegan Sun casino proposal at Suffolk Downs will be allowed to compete for the Greater Boston casino license.

Katherine Clark to succeed Edward Markey in House

Katherine M. Clark acknowledged the dysfunction in the capital, but said she is determined to fight for the causes she believes in.

By Michael Levenson

The Democrat won in a lightly contested special election that drew the lowest voter turnout of any recent US House race in Mass.

Logan Airport leads the way on snowy owl issue

Snowy owls are drawn to the low, flat land around Logan.

By Martine Powers

New York’s airports are now taking a cue from Logan and catching and releasing the birds, rather than shooting them.

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Adrian Walker

At last, city board makes the right decision

By Adrian Walker

Globe Santa

Salem Snowball to benefit Globe Santa

By Jeremy Fox

Business

5 years later, life brighter for victims of Madoff

Bernard Madoff’s $65 billion investment swindle destroyed paper fortunes and leveled charities nationwide.

By Beth Healy

Bernard Madoff ’s $65 billion investment swindle destroyed paper fortunes and leveled charities, but many have risen from the ashes.

Conventioneers’ credit card data stolen in Boston

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston.

By Deirdre Fernandes

Hundreds of attendees at two large conventions this fall have reported that their credit card information was stolen and used to purchase goods.

Entrepreneurs fight paid forum on venture capital

By Michael B. Farrell

Members of the local startup community are trying to derail a paid conference on venture funding by hosting a free event of their own.

Obituaries

William Hahn, 89, fixture in Boston broadcasting

William Hahn interviewed dozens of prominent sports, entertainment, and political figures in his career, including baseball legend Jackie Robinson.

By J.M. Lawrence

Mr. Hahn interviewed dozens of prominent sports, entertainment, and political figures in his career.

Sports

Nets 104, Celtics 96

Nets prove too strong for Celtics

Paul Pierce is rejected by Kris Humphries.

By Baxter Holmes

Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped the Celtics’ three-game winning streak, dropping them to 10-13.

Doc Rivers ready for return to Boston

While the exit may have been surprising to some, Doc Rivers is hoping for a ceremonious welcome back from the Garden faithful.

By Gary Washburn

“I’m looking forward to coming back,” Rivers said of what he expects will be an emotional night when his Clippers play the Celtics.

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Bruins douse Flames in Jarome Iginla’s return home

“It was definitely emotional,” Jarome Iginla said, after the Bruins had taken the 2-1 comeback win.

By Amalie Benjamin

Two late goals redeemed the Bruins’ early sluggish effort as Boston beat Calgary in Iginla’s first game against his former club.

G: Food

DINING OUT

Ana Sortun’s Sarma shines in Somerville

Crab and red lentil kibbeh with coconut, green papaya, and zhoug at Sarma.

By Devra First

The small plates and pedigree at the new Winter Hill restaurant make it a destination.

The time fraught with pain, Newtown couple perseveres

Michele and Bob Gay have re-created Joey’s room in their new home in a Boston suburb.

By Bella English

Nearly a year after the tragedy, the effort to not get dragged down by grief or anger takes many forms for Michele and Bob Gay.

Cookbook Review

Clotilde Dusoulier’s veggies taste simply elegant

By T. Susan Chang

In “The French Market Cookbook,” the recipes achieve a simple elegance that underscores, without overwhelming, the natural perfection of seasonal ingredients.

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Cheap Eats

American fare in heart of Kenmore Square

By Sheryl Julian

GAlleries

Playfulness from late painter Olitski

By Cate McQuaid

Book Review

‘The New Countess’ by Fay Weldon

By Clea Simon

A Tank Away

In Wareham, Cape pleasures before the bridge

By Paul E. Kandarian

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Sunday Supper

Chicken paprikash becomes hearty noodle casserole

By Molly Kravitz

Music Review

A$AP Ferg brings a dispatch from the underground

By Martín Caballero

Names

Billy Costa, Jenny Johnson heading to NESN

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Patriots players wrapped up in holiday spirit

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Wahlbergs’ mother has some fun playing favorites

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Hillary Clinton to speak at Simmons conference

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Writers and restaurant pros draw attention

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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No lap dancing at Joe Manganiello’s book signing

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein