Enrollment increase is smaller than expected in Boston schools

Far fewer students than projected enrolled in Boston public schools this year, causing the School Department to potentially open more classrooms than necessary, officials said.

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke in Boston on Wednesday.

Warren rejects buzz, says she’s not seeking presidency

Senator Elizabeth Warren, the center of speculation that she might run for president in 2016, said she would finish her term that ends in January 2019.

NSA tracking cellphone records, documents show

Documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show how the agency is able to track the movements of individuals worldwide.

Ancient DNA from human relative sets age record

Scientists dated DNA in a bone found in Spain to about 400,000 years ago, but the analysis clouded, rather than cleared, notions about human lineage.

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Walsh hits right chords with cultural leaders

Martin Walsh won’t take office as Boston’s mayor until Jan. 6, but cultural leaders want to get started on his vision in which City Hall will emphasize the arts.

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Looking for a unique gift? Get crafty

Several Boston-area businesses offer do-it-yourself workshops sure to conjure creative and personal gifts.

Chanel’s new location includes  art alongside its merchandise.

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Chanel expands on Newbury Street

The move to 6 Newbury St. gives Boston the fourth-largest Chanel store in the country.

Jackie Bradley Jr. spent most of the 2013 season in the minors but could be with the Red Sox in 2014.

Cherington says Red Sox ‘feel real good’ about Bradley in centerfield

Jackie Bradley is a prime candidate to replace Jacoby Ellsbury in center field, general manager Ben Cherington said.



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Science isn’t settled by majority vote, and invoking “consensus” to shut off debate is authoritarian and anti-scientific.


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