Powerful business group keeps low profile in Boston

The Massachusetts Competitive Partnership has been called ?the New Vault,? after the executives who were likened to a shadow government a generation ago.

The state gaming commission wants additional oversight of DraftKings and FanDuel.

State panel urges rules for fantasy sports sites

The Mass. Gaming Commission recommended that state lawmakers consider additional oversight of the industry.

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The embattled St. George?s prep school has been mired in a sex abuse scandal dating back to the 1970s.

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A man was clinging to life after firefighters ?made a daring rescue? when they entered the engulfed home, officials said.

Charter school advocates launch $18 million effort

The campaign in favor of expanded charter schools could set a new state spending record.

U.S. Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at a campaign town hall meeting in Merrimack, New Hampshire, January 3, 2016. REUTERS/Katherine Taylor

Katherine Taylor/REUTERS

Christie?s shifting positions become fodder for rivals

Chris Christie?s record shows that his positions have changed, depending on the electorate he wants to win over.

Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina cut from main GOP debate lineup

Fox Business Network announced the lineup for Thurday?s event, dealing a blow to both candidates.

Court won?t review Chelsea case that dealt with DNA issues

The US Supreme Court let stand a ruling that investigators do not need a warrant for DNA testing of lawfully seized evidence.

Michael McCarthy pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe staff

McCarthy?s lawyer says mother killed Bella Bond

Michael McCarthy pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and was ordered held without bail.

Authorities seized alleged drugs and paraphernalia.

Tewksbury drug raid nets 30 kilograms of suspected fentanyl

The powerful substance is often mixed with heroin and has been cited in recent overdose deaths.

Putnam moving headquarters across Post Office Square

In one of the biggest office lease deals of the past year, Putnam Investments said it will move its headquarters to 100 Federal St.

Green Line extension project gets new leader

The MBTA appointed a Big Dig official to temporarily lead the efforts as it continues to weigh whether to continue with the project.

Senator Brian Joyce used Woodlawn dry cleaners in Randolph for a decade.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Dispute over senator?s dirty laundry raises questions

A Randolph dry cleaner said he gave state Senator Brian Joyce free laundry services for more than a decade.

Opinion | Laurence H. Tribe

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There?s more than meets the eye in the ongoing dustup over whether Ted Cruz is eligible to serve as president.

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When politicians know what they are talking about, mentioning sports teams can help the candidates engage voters.

01/11/16: Foxborough, MA: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws a pass, with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels seen smiling in the backround at bottom right. The New England Patriots held their first practice session in preparation for Saturday's NFL Divisional Playoff game vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Patriots

Tom Brady says he?s never tried coffee

The Patriots quarterback is a renowned health fanatic, but he also has three children. And he doesn?t drink coffee?

01/11/16: Foxborough, MA: Patriots wide reciever Julian Edelman was on the practice field, and he is expected to be ready to return to the lineup on Saturday. The New England Patriots held their first practice session in preparation for Saturday's NFL Divisional Playoff game vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Patriots

Julian Edelman moving at full speed in Patriots practice

The receiver has been out since breaking his foot in Week 10, but is expected to play Saturday.

Lawrence H. Cohn (left) operated on a patient?s heart valve in 1997. Dr. Cohn was a pioneer in minimally invasive procedures to fix heart valves


Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn was a ?master of masters? in cardiac surgery

Dr. Cohn, who died at 78 on Saturday, was a pioneer in minimally invasive procedures to fix heart valves.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show Monday.

Mark Blinch/Reuters

With SUV style and tech touches, Chrysler aims to revive minivans

Minivans took the suburbs by storm in the 1980s and 1990s, but sales declined when car companies started making crossovers.

US Rep. Seth Moulton, a Northshore freshman congressman attends a volunteer house party before heading out to knock on doors for Hillary Clinton in Exeter, NH, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. CREDIT:

Local Congress members announce guests for State of Union

Seth Moulton has invited a 9-year-old Syrian refugee, and Elizabeth Warren will bring a UMass Lowell student.

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Conservative justices seemed inclined to overrule a precedent that allows public-sector unions to collect mandatory fees from non-members.

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The 29-room mansion in Beverly Hill is listed at $200 million and a condition of the sale is that Hugh Hefner would get to continue living there.


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?I suppose I didn?t look like the ?bloodthirsty gun nut? you thought I should be.?


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David Bowie was often characterized as a chameleon. But while chameleons may change colors to camouflage themselves, Bowie hardly aimed to blend in.


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Ty Burr provides commentary on the life and career of the first star to consciously and wholly remake his persona on a regular basis.

Using an iPad, BSO patrons can follow the score with the conductor.


With iPads, BSO is going casual on Fridays

Like other arts institutions, the organization is looking to appeal to the next generation of visitors ? the average age of BSO ticket buyers is 47.

Letter from the publisher

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Ground Game

ground game

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With about a month to go before the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, there is an emerging political dynamic in both sides.

Globe investigations

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A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

Robert Galvan, who is on death row for murder, speaks to members of the media at the Adjustment Center yard during a tour of California?s Death Row at San Quentin State Prison.

Stephen Lam/Reuters

The Big Picture

On death row in San Quentin

A rare look at life on death row at San Quentin State Prison in California.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

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?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.



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New Balance offers smartwatch at CES and Under Armour teams with IBM.



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In his first book as pope, Francis ponders what would have been the legacy the ?Smiling Pope,? had he lived.