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Patriots with the lead at the half

Tom Brady aimed for a receiver in the first half.

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The Patriots used 16 plays to go 93 yards in another long drive that this time stalled just short of the goal line, putting Stephen Gostkowski in position for a 23-yard field goal.

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5 big ideas that just might transform the classroom

From longer days to history courses that span 13.7 billion years, these notions just might transform the classroom.


How to fix America from below

A bold new vision for improving democracy has propelled Yale professor Heather Gerken into the legal firmament. She calls it “federalism all the way down.”

Elizabeth Warren’s heritage has been much-discussed.

opinion | Jeff Jacoby

The race issue Brown and Warren should debate

Racial preferences should by now be artifacts of history, not tools for hiring law professors.

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Framingham pharmacy linked to outbreak issues wide recall

The Framingham pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products.

Warren edging Brown in new poll

The poll shows Elizabeth Warren with a five-point lead over Scott Brown, but the survey also found that more voters view both candidates unfavorably.

Mitt Romney shifts tone to try to win over women

The GOP candidate has delivered a retooled and more moderate appeal that is designed to win over key slices of the women’s vote.

“We need to be listened to, we need to be heard,” says Wendy Ernst (right) with sons Robert (left) and Paul in their home.

Lexington reeling over parent’s timeout op-ed

Residents’ confidence in the town’s schools is still shaken after a parent’s allegations about the treatment of his daughter in a special-ed class.


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Kevin Garnett reacted during an exhibition basketball game against EA7 Emporio Armani in Milan, Italy.

Celtics defeat Italian team in Milan

The Celtics finished their European exhibition tour by winning in Milan behind stout defense and brilliant execution.


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Alexander Dumas photographed by Gaspard Felix Tournachon in 1857.

‘The Black Count’ by Tom Reiss

The French novelist Alexandre Dumas had some African blood, for which he was sometimes vilified; despite his immense popularity in the mid-nineteenth century.


At Hualalai Spa, volcanic mud at the apothecary (pictured) and the outdoor pool.

In the Big Island’s spas, luxury for the less active

On the sun-drenched Kohala Coast, there’s a surprising concentration of spas offering Hawaiian treatments with indigenous ingredients, lomi lomi massage, and open-air huts.