House districts may get shake-up

With the deadline fast approaching, Beacon Hill lawmakers are considering a major overhaul for Massachusetts’ tangled, gerrymandered congressional map.

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Boys’ school shines light on abuse ‘darkness’

Last night, the prestigious Fessenden School, which teaches students from kindergarten through ninth grade, took a dire step unprecedented in its 108-year history.

Infected mosquitoes spread malaria by transmitting parasites to the humans they take blood from, scientists say.

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Test vaccine reduces malaria risk in children

An experimental vaccine has reduced the risk of children getting malaria by nearly half, researchers reported, the first time a vaccine has shown some protection against the disease.

Mitt Romney and Governor Rick Perry of Texas were involved in a few heated exchanges during the debate last night.

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Tempers flare in GOP debate

It didn’t take long for Rick Perry and other Republican candidates to take aim at perceived frontrunner Mitt Romney in last night’s debate.

SJC puts foreclosure sales in doubt

The state’s highest court added further turmoil to the housing market when it ruled that buyers of some foreclosed homes may not be the legal owners of those properties.

High honors for woman’s role as a guardian against violence

Suzanne Dubus will be honored at the White House for her domestic violence work with the Greater Newburyport High Risk Response team, which serves nine communities.

According to his lawyer, Joseph Lally’s testimony that secured the conviction of DiMasi and one other defendant.

Key DiMasi witness hoping for 1-year sentence

Joseph P. Lally Jr. will learn today whether his cooperation with the government was worth it, as he is sentenced for his own role in former House speaker Sal DiMasi’s scheme.


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Sick N.H. woman retrieved from South Pole

A Seabrook, N.H., woman was rescued from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and is receiving care in New Zealand weeks after being stricken.


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Melody, a guide dog, accompanied one of the job seekers to the Grousbeck Center’s jobs fair yesterday. Nearly 100 visually impaired people attended the event.

Blind face unique job-hunt

Twenty employers turned out for a jobs fair for those with impaired vision, a group with diverse skills but a 37 percent unemployment rate.

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the White House in Washington, October 6, 2011. Obama said that the U.S. economy needs a jolt and that Europe's debt crisis could have a real effect on America, as he touted his $447 billion plan to create jobs. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

Obama considers easing health care rules

The Obama administration concluded the standards, which would apply to 6,000 hospitals and save nearly $1.1 billion, were obsolete or overly burdensome to the industry.


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Bruins boxed out by Hurricanes

While the Bruins were busy taking pinheaded penalties, the Hurricanes poured in a pair of power-play goals, blowing a 2-1 game into a 4-1 rout at the Garden.


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Dreams, the bizarre, a gaze

A critic’s look at exhibits: Jane Smaldone, “New Paintings Tabitha Vevers: The Art of Survival,’’ Mary Sherman, “Waiting for Yves Michelle Lougee: Material Nature,’’ “National Figures.’’