Mitt Romney endorsed by Des Moines Register

The endorsement from Iowa’s largest newspaper could help Romney in central Iowa, an area where he didn’t fare as well four years ago.

Verizon to pay $800,000 in billing dispute

The landline phone company has agreed to settle charges that it overbilled Massachusetts cities and towns for phone service.

Senate approves $1t spending bill, payroll tax cut

President Obama has 60 days to decide on a proposed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline as a condition for Republican support of today’s temporary extension of a Social Security payroll tax cut.

Egypt’s military crushes protests

Clashes in Cairo have left at least 10 dead and hundreds injured in the military’s most sustained crackdown yet.

4-28-11 Waltham, MA: Celtics forward Jeff Green is shown before the startof practice. The Boston Celtics held a workout today at their Waltham practice facility as they get ready for Sunday's Game One of the NBA Eastern Conference Semi-Finals in Miami vs. the Heat. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) Section:sports Slug:unknown

Celtics say Jeff Green out for season

Green will undergo surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm in January and will miss the 2011-12 season.

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The secret origins of the civic Christmas tree

Though they’re a staple in town squares across the country, our big civic Christmas trees are also divisive, striking some beholders as inappropriately religious for a public space.

Bank of America Skating Center on Kennedy Plaza opened in 1998


5 family-friendly New England trips for winter break

Here are a few places where you can keep the whole family amused next week.

A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, symbolic of the hacktivist group

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What we talked about in 2011

Occupy, bunga-bunga, planking, and tiger moms: Ben Zimmer takes a look at the front-running words of the year for 2011.

“I want to make sure I’m getting the best deal possible, and technology is allowing that. I don’t have buyer’s remorse.”

Kim Grenon,  on using her smartphone to check prices


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Occupy Harvard to remove some tents

In a move that the student occupiers called a transition and not an abandonment, Occupy Harvard plans to remove all but one tent from Harvard Yard.


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The pop-up store: retail’s proving ground

Mika Nakafuji, a native of Japan, is testing the market in Boston for handmade, ethnic home accessories while fulfilling a dream of being her own boss.