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Israel must compromise for peace, Obama says

President Obama stressed that Israel must make peace with the Palestinians if it is to ensure its survival and long-term viability.

Doctors urged to disclose DNA risks to patients

Patients who have their full set of genes sequenced should be informed by their doctors what risks lurk in their DNA, according to a long-awaited report.

House passes GOP budget plan promising deep cuts

The measure promises sharp cuts in safety-net programs for the poor and a clampdown on domestic agencies.

Homes along the coast on Plum Island on March 9, 2013.

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Yvonne Abraham

Plum Island homes are doomed

Those beach houses shouldn’t be there in the first place. And we should be planning for a future when they won’t be.

// Gloria Steinem’s message about gender, then and now

Forty years after delivering the commencement address at Simmons College, the political activist returns to speak about feminism.

// Single-mother families struggling in Mass.

An estimated three out of four female-headed households in the state don’t earn enough to pay bills and raise their children, according to a report.

Dan Shaughnessy

// Was the Patriots dynasty built on a lie?

The bogus rule that the NFL finally eliminated on Wednesday was actually the trigger for the start of the Patriots’ run of three Super Bowls wins in four years.


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hornets 87, celtics 86

Paul Pierce and the Celtics came up short in New Orleans on Wednesday.

Celtics lose to Hornets in final second

Anthony Davis’s tip-in with 0.3 seconds left stunned the Celtics, who blew a 13-point lead en route to their 4th loss in 6 games.

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Book Review

Women worked on the uranium electromagnetic separation process at Oak Ridge, Tenn.

‘The Girls of Atomic City’ by Denise Kiernan

A 1940s-era photo of young women enriching uranium was what inspired Kiernan to tell the story of the women who helped to build the world’s first atomic bomb.

Globe Insiders

Editorial Event | March 21

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/03/20/ The story behind ‘Whitey Bulger’

Hear Globe reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy discuss their new bestseller and win a free copy of the book at a VIP signing.