Murray denies improper relationship with McLaughlin

Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray insisted he was only doing his job in talking frequently with former Chelsea Housing director Michael E. McLaughlin, who resigned amid furor over his pay.

Romney: Purchase of hard drives was legal

Mitt Romney today reiterated that his aides did nothing wrong when they bought their state-issued computer hard drives in 2006.

(Dedham, MA- Saturday, November 12, 2011)-- Erin Flack, 7, of Needham is excited about an Angry Birds iPad cover in Toys R Us's newly expanded electronics section. She was shopping with sister, Maeve, on left, age 5 and dad, Paul. Earlier she had been texting her mother with her father's Blackberry. for Michael Farrell story/Business Section Photo by Rose Lincoln for the Boston Globe

Toys ‘R’ Us steps into the digital age

In an era when toddlers play with tablets and tweens text on iPhones, the chain has taken a big step into the digital age.

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Schools buy technology, but is it the right kind?

It’s clear that America’s education deficit calls for serious innovation, but many of our efforts to enhance learning through technology have been off target.

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Shaq dishes out on titles, teammates and more

The memoir “Shaq Uncut” chronicles Shaquille O Neal’s rise from New Jersey rags to sports-and-entertainment riches.

The “American Masters’’ documentary on Woody Allen details his directing career from the early successes up through his recent film, “Midnight in Paris.’’


A portrait of persistence, stubbornness in ‘Woody Allen: A Documentary’

“Woody Allen: The Documentary’’ on PBS’s “American Masters’’ delivers a strong sense of the director’s obsessive loyalty to his own vision.


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Police Officer John B. Maguire’s widow, Desiree, and their three adult children accepted the Hanna Medal of Honor today from Governor Deval Patrick at the Massachusetts State House.

Family of slain police officer receives Hanna Medal of Honor

The widow and children of Woburn police officer John B. Maguire, who was shot and killed during a robbery attempt in 2010, accepted the award in his memory today.


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Investors shift fears on debt to Spain, France

Though Italy has been struggling in the market spotlight for days, investors yesterday turned their attention to France and Spain, whose borrowing costs spiked during the day.


Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich spoke at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government tonight.

Gingrich distances himself from Freddie Mac payments

At an event in Harvard University tonight, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich distanced himself from payments his consulting firm collected from Freddie Mac, which he has strongly criticized.

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