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ICA Gets Largest Gift Ever — 43 Works By Women Artists

December 19, 2014

Barbara Lee’s gift to the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston increases the museum’s collection by 30 percent.

Celtics Trade Rajon Rondo To The Mavericks

December 18, 2014
Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) drives past Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings (7) in the first quarter. (AP/Michael Dwyer)

The Rajon Rondo era in Boston is over. The Celtics have traded the 28-year-old point guard to the Dallas Mavericks.

Homeless Displaced By Long Island Bridge Closure Remain In Flux

December 18, 2014
A man who did not want to be identified sits on a cot in a temporary shelter set up by the Boston Public Health Commission following the Long Island bridge closure. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Dozens of women have been sleeping in the atrium of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless respite facility. And the emergency shelter housing 250 men in the South End was only meant to be used for four to six weeks — it’s already been 10.

Hiawatha Bray On Technology: Tech Wins And Loses For 2014

December 18, 2014
Fitness trackers, from left, Basis Peak, Adidas Fit Smart, Fitbit Charge, Sony SmartBand, and Jawbone Move, are posed for a photo next to an iPhone, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in New York. (AP)

Reporters who cover the tech beat don’t get to keep all those nifty gadgets that companies like Apple or Google send them to review.

Slow Food, Meet Slow Medicine

December 18, 2014
Across the country, new online insurance marketplaces are open for business as part of the new federal health overhaul. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

Slow medicine means really knowing your patients instead of just treating them, slow observation instead of quick intervention. If slow is good for food, why not for medicine?

Tsarnaev Appears In Court For First Time In Over One Year

December 18, 2014
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in court on Thursday, Dec 18. (Gail Collins)

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in court earlier this morning in what was a very short hearing. An outburst from the courtroom crowd made the hearing eventful.

2 Defendants In Meningitis Outbreak Case To Be Released

December 18, 2014

Barry Cadden and Glenn Chin will be released from custody, pending their criminal trials.

Where To See The Best Christmas Lights—And A Lobster Trap Menorah—Around Boston

December 18, 2014
Arthur Street, Danvers. (Greg Cook)

WBUR’s ultimate guide to the greatest holiday decorations around greater Boston.

Veteran Mass. Congressman And Newcomer Weigh In On New Congress

December 18, 2014
U.S. Rep.-elect Seth Moulton, left, and Rep. Michael Capuano (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

A veteran Democratic congressman from Massachusetts and a newcomer share their thoughts on what’s to come in the next Congress, with the GOP in control of both the House and the Senate.

Lawyer Says Victims Of Meningitis Outbreak Relieved By Arrests

December 18, 2014
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Kimberly Doherty, who represents more than 100 people who were affected by the outbreak, says her clients are relieved that justice is finally being served.

Mass. Adds 13,500 Jobs In November; Unemployment Rate Down To 5.8 Percent

December 18, 2014

The strong Massachusetts jobs growth occurred in a month in which the U.S. added an estimated 321,000 jobs.

DA Departing Before Hernandez Murder Trial

December 18, 2014
Then-Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter in June 2013 (Elise Amendola/AP)

After winning election as Fall River mayor in a recall Tuesday night, Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter said he has someone in mind to succeed him.

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Appears In Court For 1st Time In 18 Months

December 18, 2014
In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in federal court in Boston Thursday for a final hearing before his January trial. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyer told a judge Thursday that the defense plans to soon file a motion to delay the trial, but did not say how long of a delay he is seeking. The trial is scheduled to begin with jury selection on Jan. 5.

Rondo Carries Celtics Past Orlando Magic, 109-92

December 18, 2014
Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) drives against Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) during last night's game in Boston, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds to lead balanced scoring that carried the Celtics to a 109-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

Forecast: Windy Day With Early Morning Snow And Rain Showers

December 18, 2014

A few rain and snow showers will fall across the area this morning but wind will be the main weather feature this afternoon.

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