January N.H. primary possible after Nevada vote

Nevada voted today to move its caucus date to Feb. 4, ending a cross-country power struggle with New Hampshire over the election calendar.

Police shoot and kill armed man after chase

Several police officers fatally shot a Dracut man in Pelham, N.H., this morning after he fled a domestic violence scene in Lowell.

T plans weekend Red Line closures

The MBTA will shut down the Red Line north of Harvard Square on weekends from November through March to complete a $80-million repair project.

Brown calls for Obama to fire NOAA head

Speaking from Gloucester, Senator Scott Brown said that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chief has worsened the fishing industry’s problems.


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A getaway to Fairhaven and New Bedford

For Bostonians who like the sea, history, food, antiques, and architecture, Fairhaven and New Bedford are great choices for a day or weekend getaway.

“He was like a mix of Dean Martin and Johnny Rotten.” - Joann Sfar, on actor Serge Gainsbourg

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The life of a provocateur

Joann Sfar has examined the world from the inside out and, ultimately, concluded that outside is better than in.

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That’s ridiculous

The sublime and the ridiculous are more difficult to distinguish than ever, but how did ridiculous become an all-purpose exaltation?

“Warren has spent her career trying to coax more legal scholars to conduct the kind of hands-on research that has driven her own work, which remains relatively rare in the field.”

Leon Neyfakh,  on the career of Elizabeth Warren


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Fort Point plans add outdoor restaurant

Berkeley Investments Inc. is proceeding with plans for a residential building that will include smaller “innovation’’ apartments and the area’s first outdoor dining spot.


Political Notebook

Representative Michelle Bachmann has visited New Hampshire twice since launching her presidential campaign in June.

N.H. staffers quit Bachmann campaign

As many as five staffers reportedly left the campaign of Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann this week.

Nation & World

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Obama says troops will leave Iraq by year’s end

The announcement brings to an end a nearly nine-year military engagement that cost the lives of 4,400 troops, divided the public, and came to define America’s role in the world.


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Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus runs to score the winning run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the ninth inning in Game 2 of MLB's World Series baseball championship in St. Louis, Missouri, October 20, 2011. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

Andrus rises up for Rangers

Elvis Andrus played a pivotal role in Texas winning Game 2, making two terrific plays in the field to end innings, then using his speed and smarts to score the winning run.


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Butch Walker produces by day, rocks by night

The twists and turns of Butch Walker’s career could fill a book. So he wrote one. The Globe chatted with Walker recently about his new album and memoir.