Deficit panel poised to admit failure

The deficit-reduction supercommittee appeared likely to admit failure tomorrow, as any remaining talks have reportedly broken off.

Man arrested in alleged NYC terror plot

The alleged ‘‘al-Qaeda sympathizer’’, a US citizen, was planning to bomb police and post offices in the city.

Many alleged abusers left off church list

Cardinal Sean O’Malley is credited with going public when many dioceses have not, but critics say he has stopped far short of a full accounting.

Catherine E. Greig and Whitey Bulger in 1988.

The long, unlikely journey of Cathy Greig

Who is the woman who lit out with Whitey Bulger, and stuck by him for all those years? Bookish, ambitious, she was no one’s image of a gangster’s moll — until she was one.

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How to ‘eat locally’ in winter

As the season changes, take care where your food comes from — and consider buying frozen — for a healthy, mostly local diet.

Michael Cristofer as Adolf Eichmann in the Huntington Theatre Company production of “Captors’’ by Evan M. Wiener.


‘Captors’ captures banal face of evil

Michael Cristofer’s portrait of Adolf Eichmann in “Captors’’ compels our attention and inspires our revulsion, with his pleading, his vanity, and, most chillingly, his moral obliviousness.

MGH to begin replacing hands

Mass. General Hospital is hoping eventually to pioneer a new way of replacing patients’ limbs without subjecting them to a lifetime of dangerous antirejection drugs


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DeLeo to oust a top lieutenant

House Speaker Robert DeLeo is accusing assistant majority leader Charles Murphy of undermining his leadership in an effort to launch his own bid for the speaker’s office.


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Barry Bluestone is an economist and dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University.

A plan to get people buying homes again

Unless we find a way to get people buying homes again, says Barry Bluestone, an economist at Northeastern, it will be very hard to see much progress in the overall economy.


Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney held a rally in front of City Hall in Nashua, N.H., today. US Senator Kelly Ayotte stood to his right.

N.H. Senator Ayotte endorses Romney

Mitt Romney stood shoulder-to-shoulder with New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte today, hours after she announced her endorsement of his presidential candidacy.

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Tom Brady directed two touchdown drives when the Patriots went to the no-huddle offense in the second half against the Jets last Sunday.

Patriots going no-huddle can drive defenses mad

Everything a defense hates is what an offense loves about going to a no-huddle attack, and the Patriots’ offense has used it to its advantage this season.


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36 hours in Dubrovnik

The beach town far outshines regular stopovers like Nice and Positano, boasting a special mix of natural beauty and historic interest.