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Red Sox spring training

Opening Day doubtful for Ortiz

David Ortiz’s MRI results showed inflammation in both heels, shutting him down for five to seven days.

Security risks, disputes dog US in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s president accused the Taliban and the US of working in concert to convince Afghans that violence will worsen if most foreign troops leave, a charge the US denied.

// Demolition of house on Plum Island is delayed

The house had not completely collapsed, but it was deemed uninhabitable after water snapped a support beam and eroded its foundation.

// Before conclave, a Sunday of preaching in Rome

Cardinals, including Sean O’Malley of Boston, spoke in churches across Rome two days before they begin their conclave to pick the next pope.

Paul Pierce fouled Kevin Durant in the second quarter with Kevin Garnett and forward Jeff Green nearby.

thunder 91, celtics 79

Celtics put up a fight but fall to Thunder

Turnovers, free throws, and poor shooting late in the game plagued the Celtics against the young and athletic Thunder.

From left, George Wong, Yalonda Howze, Andrew Ference, Kara Hayward, Maggie DeSantis Ahearn and Dani McDonald.

Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff

Special section

The 25 Most Stylish Bostonians of 2013

Artists, entrepreneurs, an activist, and an actress all made the Globe’s eighth annual list of tastemakers.

Sunday Magazine

Where the jobs are now

The straight dope on careers in health care, finance and insurance, customer service, and computers and information technology.

From left:  Kathy Griffin, Andy Cohen, Jenny McCarthy, Russell Brand, W. Kamau Bell, Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer, and Chelsea Handler.

Cable talk hosts loosen up

The nighttime talk-show alternatives have been building across the past decade, away from the crushing Nielsen pressures that can turn a comic into a neurotic megalomaniac.

opinion | JEFF JACOBY

Liberate schools from government

When it comes to government-run schools, which are dominated by politics and guaranteed a captive customer base, the blessings of competition are all but unknown.

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“I am a songwriter first and foremost,’’ says Holly Williams, granddaughter of Hank.

Versatile songwriter Holly Williams does her pedigree proud

Holly Williams comes from a dynasty in American music, starting with her grandfather, Hank Williams, but it’s last thing you think of when you hear her latest album.


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An hour from midtown Manhattan there’s a royal, rural feel to the Delamar Southport, three connected buildings with restaurant and bar.

Delamar Southport in Southport, Conn.

The Delamar Southport, a 44-room boutique hotel, straddles the boundary between New York chic and country elegant, embodying both with aplomb.


Book review

Sandra Day O’Connor,

‘Out of Order’ by Sandra Day O’Connor

At 82, retired justice O’Connor has published a short volume with 12 chapters, each dealing with some aspect of the court’s history or practice.