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Health law projected to put dent in workforce

A CBO analysis predicted that the Affordable Care Act would shrink the workforce by the equivalent of more than 2 million full-time positions.

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Neither Zilania Joacin, 71, nor her relatives are ready for her to leave Spaulding Hospital Cambridge, especially to go back to Haiti.

Vlada Provotorova and friends place strays wherever they can.

Rescuers mobilize as Sochi tries to kill off stray dogs

The city has hired a pest-control company to kill homeless animals, all in an effort to clean up the streets in advance of the Olympics.

George Stout (left) helped remove Michelangelo’s “Bruges Madonna” from an Austrian salt mine. George Clooney based his character in “The Monuments Men” on Stout, who had worked at Harvard’s Fogg Museum.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART/1945 (left); CLAUDETTE BARIUS

Vital Mass. links in ’40s WWII art rescues

More than 20 of the officers in the “Monuments Men” had ties to the state, and many came out of Harvard, including central figure George Stout.

Opponents of the pipeline staged a protest Monday night at the Harvard Square MBTA stop.

Activists prod John Kerry to say no on pipeline

The secretary of state is approaching a defining moment for his legacy: whether to recommend approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

The Nation

Activists prod John Kerry to say no on pipeline

Opponents of the pipeline staged a protest Monday night at the Harvard Square MBTA stop.

By Tracy Jan

The secretary of state is approaching a defining moment for his legacy: whether to recommend approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Health law projected to put dent in workforce

By Annie Lowrey and Jonathan Weisman

A CBO analysis predicted that the Affordable Care Act would shrink the workforce by the equivalent of more than 2 million full-time positions.

FDA targets teens with new antismoking ads

An image from the FDA’s new ad campaign featuring wrinkled skin and other effects of smoking.

By Deborah Kotz

The $115 million campaign will highlight the negative effect of smoking on your appearance, and on your wallet.

The World

Russia vows Syria will dump chemical arms

By Rick Gladstone

Russia said the Syrian government plans to send a large shipment out of the country this month and to export its entire stockpile by March 1.

Britain says it had role in ’84 Sikh temple raid in India

William Hague, the foreign secretary of Britain.

By Raphael Satter and Katy Daigle

Britain has acknowledged advising the Indian government ahead of its 1984 raid on the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Genocide trial of ex-Rwandan intelligence chief opens

Pascal Simbikangwa is accused of taking part in a genocide that killed 800,000 Rwandans.

By Maïa de la Baume

Pascal Simbikangwa is accused of taking part in a genocide that killed 800,000 Rwandans.

Editorial & Opinion

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Welcome the immigrant driver

By Marcela García

State legislators will soon consider a bill to allow undocumented residents the right to drive legally with a state-issued license.

SCOT LEHIGH

Will Walsh reform the Fire Department?

Interim Fire Chief John Hasson

By Scot Lehigh

The Boston Fire Department has undercut civilian deputies brought in to help move the hidebound department into the modern era.

JEFF JACOBY

Mass. model of health care: Wait for it

By Jeff Jacoby

Long wait times to see a doctor in Boston are endemic under the state’s health care law, and the same could happen nationally under the Affordable Care Act.

Metro

Haiti earthquake survivor dreads departure

Zilania Joacin, who suffers from dementia, said she would die alone if she returned to Haiti after care in Cambridge.

By David Abel and Akilah Johnson

Neither Zilania Joacin, 71, nor her relatives are ready for her to leave Spaulding Hospital Cambridge, especially to go back to Haiti.

State GOP says it will field a strong ticket

By Frank Phillips

The party is struggling to fill out a robust ticket of statewide candidates who could seriously threaten the Democratic hold on state government.

Ethics panel votes to expel state Rep. Henriquez

State Representative Carlos Henriquez appeared before the House Ethics Committee for more than six hours Tuesday.

By Jim O’Sullivan and Joshua Miller

The panel unanimously recommended that lawmakers expel Carlos Henriquez, who is serving six months for assault.

Business

Mass. labor chief ‘obviously tried to neutralize me,’ official says

Labor Secretary Joanne Goldstein (right) has defended the new online system.

By Megan Woolhouse

A Pittsfield official who spoke out about issues with the state’s jobless benefits system says he was targeted by former secretary Joanne Goldstein.

In NSA backlash, some experts boycott cyber event

By Michael B. Farrell

Several computer security experts pulled out of RSA’s annual conference, following reports the Bedford-based company colluded with the NSA.

Boston area is leading RNA renaissance

Kambiz Mousave (left), Frank Kwame Manu, and Judy Cheng worked on messanger RNA at Moderna in Cambridge.

By Robert Weisman

Interest in RNA medicines is suddenly on the upswing, and Boston area start-ups are at the front of the resurgence.

Obituaries

Gerd Albrecht, 78, German conductor

Gerd Albrecht led the Czech Philharmonic in Prague.

Mr. Albrecht led orchestras in the Czech Republic, Japan, and Denmark and worked to bring music to children.

William Clarke, 65, reggae singer for Third World

Mr. Clarke was the husky-voiced lead singer of the internationally popular reggae band.

Sports

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Bruins take care of the Canucks

A big save by Tuukka Rask in the second period on a shorthanded breakaway helped the Bruins stay ahead of the Canucks.

By Amalie Benjamin

A big Tuukka Rask save in the second period led to a power-play goal that helped the Bruins put away their rival.

Rescuers mobilize as Sochi tries to kill off stray dogs

Vlada Provotorova and friends place strays wherever they can.

By David Filipov

The city has hired a pest-control company to kill homeless animals, all in an effort to clean up the streets in advance of the Olympics.

On Hockey

Johnny Boychuk stepping up for Bruins

Johnny Boychuk belts Vancouver’s David Booth, which apparently can be felt in the seats.

By Fluto Shinzawa

Boychuk was a huge factor in the win over Vancouver, and the team will need him even more with Zdeno Chara missing the next two games.

G: Food

At Google, employees nourish big ideas over lunch

Employees ate lunch in the cafeteria at Google's offices in Cambridge.

By Peggy Hernandez

Google’s food program, some say, is a model for how companies should engage employees — and perhaps make them more productive.

Vital Mass. links in ’40s WWII art rescues

George Stout (left) helped remove Michelangelo’s “Bruges Madonna” from an Austrian salt mine. George Clooney based his character in “The Monuments Men” on Stout, who had worked at Harvard’s Fogg Museum.

By Sarah Rodman

More than 20 of the officers in the “Monuments Men” had ties to the state, and many came out of Harvard, including central figure George Stout.

Dining out

Concord’s branch of Bondir is an admirable sequel, if not an equal

Above: potato souffle with Perigord truffles. Left: roast duck breast and confit leg, with beans, braised carrots, and black walnut bran muffin.

By Devra First

Things are very much the same at the new Bondir, the best thing to happen to Concord-area dining in some time.

More Stories

Sunday Supper & More

Slow-cooked farro with vegetables, then in hearty soup

By Sally Pasley Vargas

A Tank Away

Providence’s college-centric east side

By Paul E. Kandarian

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe for apricot tart-cake

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe for kasha salad

Book Review

‘The Perfect Theory’ by Pedro G. Ferreira

By Jesse Singal

Events

By June Wulff

Names

Herbie Hancock’s tenure at Harvard begins

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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‘The Color Purple’ cast sings the Queen of Soul

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Cooper, Russell do the ‘Hustle’ in France

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Nantucket film fest to honor Aaron Sorkin

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Meryl Streep talk at UMass Lowell delayed

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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