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Officials in Boston seeking black teachers

A decline in black teachers has put the city in violation of a federal court order.

Nancy Petro, 62, is one of New Hampshire’s newly insured residents who find it hard to get access to care.

With health law, less-easy access in N.H.

The only insurer in the state offering coverage in the new marketplace has radically reduced hospitals in its network.

Director Joe Berlinger (left) reviewed documents with ex-FBI agent Robert J. Fitzpatrick for the movie “Whitey.”

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK

Film explores crimes of Bulger, complicity of FBI

“Whitey,” a new documentary, views the gangster’s life through the filter of his 2013 trial.

Terrance Knighton toppled Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on a fourth-down play in Denver on Sunday.

MATTHEW J. LEE/GLOBE STAFF

BRONCOS 26, PATRIOTS 16

Patriots’ season ends in Denver

The Broncos dispatched the Patriots in an AFC title game that wasn’t really as close as the final score indicated.

Mayor Martin  J. Walsh (left) has said he was impressed by the humility of Daniel Arrigg Koh, now chief of staff.

Chief of staff hits a chord with Mayor Walsh

Daniel Arrigg Koh has the lineage and resume of a luminary on the rise.

The Nation

With health law, less-easy access in N.H.

Nancy Petro, 62, is one of New Hampshire’s newly insured residents who find it hard to get access to care.

By Tracy Jan

The only insurer in the state offering coverage in the new marketplace has radically reduced hospitals in its network.

Lawmakers suggest earlier Snowden-Russia link

“The whole purpose of this program is to provide instantaneous information to be able to disrupt any plot that may be taking place,” Senator Dianne Feinstein said.

By Eric Schmitt

Two top lawmakers suggested that Edward Snowden may have been working for Russian spy services before he disclosed US documents.

Virginia pivotal on same-sex marriage

By Steve Szkotak

Two federal lawsuits challenging the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage are moving forward, and a hearing on one of the cases is scheduled Jan. 30.

The World

As talks approach, Assad’s grip strengthens

A man evacuated a child after an airstrike in the Al-Maysar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, on Sunday.

By Anne Gearan

US policy toward Syria’s civil war has embraced the reality that has long been obvious: President Bashar Assad will remain in power, at least for a while.

Iraq launches big offensive against Al Qaeda

A Sunni fighter held a position in Fallujah, Iraq. Militants control parts of that city and Ramadi. Tensions rose when Iraq’s Shi’ite-led government cleared a Sunni protest camp.

By Sameer N. Yacoub

Government forces and allied tribal militias launched an all-out offensive to push Al Qaeda militants from the city of Ramadi.

Security fears intensify over Sochi Olympics

Russian police patrolled the entrance of a church during heightened security for Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Sochi Sunday. The city will host the Winter Olympics beginning Feb. 7, including an estimated 15,000 US visitors.

By Brian Knowlton

A key lawmaker said US officials working with Russians had “found a departure of cooperation that is very concerning.”

Editorial & Opinion

JOHN E. SUNUNU

Spy reform: It’s not just phone logs

By John E. Sununu

Basic oversight is no threat to effective intelligence gathering — just the opposite.

opinion | Nathaniel P. Morris

The problem of symptoms and signs

Justina Pelletier, right, with her mother, Linda.

By Nathaniel P. Morris

The story of a teen caught in a medical and custody dispute shows how medicine can be pushed to the limits of its design.

JAMES CARROLL

A procreation revolution

By James Carroll

What happens to ideas of responsible procreation when reprogenetic technologies, in the lab, fully surpass “natural” reproduction?

Metro

Officials in Boston seeking black teachers

By James Vaznis

A decline in black teachers has put the city in violation of a federal court order.

Chief of staff hits a chord with Mayor Walsh

Mayor Martin  J. Walsh (left) has said he was impressed by the humility of Daniel Arrigg Koh, now chief of staff.

By Andrew Ryan

Daniel Arrigg Koh has the lineage and resume of a luminary on the rise.

Auburn teenager charged in abuse of baby

By Jeremy C. Fox and Haven Orecchio-Egresitz

A social worker reported that the teen had injured his 11-month-old cousin, causing skull and spinal fractures, authorities said.

Business ǀ Science

Tiny school Olin aims for big impact

An iPhone add-on by Riva Kahn Hallock (pictured), of Olin, is sold by Eidolon Optical.

By Callum Borchers

Students and recent graduates from Olin College of Engineering in Needham are getting the attention of the tech industry.

At Scratch Wireless, monthly costs start at zero

Scratch sells the Photon Q phone.

By Hiawatha Bray

The Cambridge startup lets users call and text for a hard-to-beat fee.

The Hive

Startup plays role of in-house lawyer for a day

By Callum Borchers

Daily General Counsel dispatches to businesses lawyers who will resolve as many issues as they can in eight hours for a flat fee of $1,500.

Obituaries

Harry K. Herrick, 83, innovative headmaster

Mr. Herrick created an open-classroom model at Dedham Country Day School.

By Emma Stickgold

Mr. Herrick created an open-classroom model at Dedham Country Day School.

Chris Chataway, 82, British runner, politician

Roger Bannister (left) and Mr. Chataway in Oxford, England, after Bannister ran a mile race in less than 4 minutes.

By Frank Litsky

Mr. Chataway helped Roger Bannister achieve the first sub-4-minute mile then broke world records himself.

Bert Williams, England’s goalkeeper in historic loss to US

Mr. Williams won the FA Cup and England’s top-tier title with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

By Rob Harris

Mr. Williams gave up the goal that allowed a team of journeymen Americans at the 1950 World Cup to produce one of soccer’s great upsets.

Sports

BRONCOS 26, PATRIOTS 16

Patriots’ season ends in Denver

Terrance Knighton toppled Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on a fourth-down play in Denver on Sunday.

By Shalise Manza Young

The Broncos dispatched the Patriots in an AFC title game that wasn’t really as close as the final score indicated.

Dan Shaughnessy

Championship days are all over for the Patriots

Michael Hoomanawanui (left) and Stevan Ridley (22) can only watch as the faces on the Patriots’ bench tell the story with time winding down on the their season in Denver.

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Patriots have spoiled us with their success, but they are artificially inflated by the AFC East and their dominance at home.

on football

Humbled Bill Belichick staggered by loss to Broncos

Patriots coach Bill Belichick didn’t get the answer he was looking for from line judge John Hussey during the fourth quarter.

By Ben Volin

We don’t often hear the Patriots coach admit mistakes and accept blame for defeat. Sunday, he opened up, more than a little bit.

More Stories

Christopher L. Gasper

Tom Brady didn’t have enough weapons

By Christopher L. Gasper

patriots notebook

Aqib Talib lost on Wes Welker collision

By Michael Whitmer

Denver perspective | Mark Kiszla

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen still building on his legacy

By Mark Kiszla

Broncos notebook

Terrance Knighton makes big play for Broncos defense

By Julian Benbow

Patriot Nation

Tailgating Patriots fans enjoyed the festivities

By Theresa Smith

Seahawks 23, 49ers 17

Seahawks Super Bowl-bound thanks to defense

By Barry Wilner

Magic 93, Celtics 91

Celtics drop the ball against Magic

By Baxter Holmes

Blackhawks 3, Bruins 2

Bruins give spirited effort in shootout loss

By Amalie Benjamin

On hockey

Bruins, Blackhawks play thrilling Cup rematch

By Fluto Shinzawa

Bruins Notebook

Brad Marchand connects for pair of goals

By Amalie Benjamin

Girls’ basketball notebook

Depth and dedication propel Woburn to an undefeated start

By Michelle Fenelon

Girls’ hockey notebook

Arlington Catholic focused on CCL title

By Liz Torres

MSTCA Division 1 indoor relays

Newton North girls prove tough to beat

By Kelly Sweeney

G: Health

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK

Film explores crimes of Bulger, complicity of FBI

Director Joe Berlinger (left) reviewed documents with ex-FBI agent Robert J. Fitzpatrick for the movie “Whitey.”

By Ty Burr

“Whitey,” a new documentary, views the gangster’s life through the filter of his 2013 trial.

Health

When the writer becomes the patient

Freelance writer Karen Brown and her husband, Sean Norton, organize paperwork related to Brown’s cancer treatment at their home in Northampton.

By Karen D. Brown

Journalist Karen Brown, who was diagnosed with breast cancer, is weighing her personal decisions against government guidelines.

Los Campesinos! grow up and rock on

From left: Tom, Rob, Kim, Gareth, Neil, and Jason of Los Campesinos!

By Jeremy D. Goodwin

It was unclear as recently as about a year ago whether the band, who are at the Paradise on Tuesday, would keep going.

More Stories

Album Review | ROCK

Punk band Against Me! gets the blues

By Luke O'Neil

Album Review | Folk

Tom Brosseau, ‘Grass Punks’

By Marc Hirsh

Album Review | INDIE ROCK

Warpaint, ‘Warpaint’

By James Reed

Album Review | CONTEMPORARY IRISH

The Gloaming, ‘The Gloaming’

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Album Review | ROCK

Los Lonely Boys, ‘Revelation’

By Steve Morse

Daily Dose

Are some cigarettes more addictive?

By Deborah Kotz

Book Review

‘We Are Our Brains’ by D.F. Swaab

By Jennifer Latson

Daily Dose

Cut sugar from your breakfast

By Deborah Kotz

In practice

Traffic-light diet may be dumb, but it works

By Dr. Suzanne Koven

Health Answers

What can elderly people do to prevent falls?

By Courtney Humphries

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase

Music Review

Pixies greeted with rapture, bring some too

By James Reed

Music Review

BMOP at its cutting-edge best

By David Weininger

Names

Jon Bon Jovi lends support in Denver

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Matt Light hosts viewing party in Foxborough

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

SAG honors ‘American Hustle’ cast

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Celebrities spotted in and around town

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein