Timothy Cahill’s defense undercut by record

The former state treasurer's defense that a $1.5 million Lottery ad campaign was launched because of a dip in sales contradicts his statements and interviews from that period.

Fund-raising game upended in 2012 race

For the first time in the post-Watergate era, neither candidate will use public funds, while the super PACs created as a result of a 2010 Supreme Court ruling dominate.

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Wages haven’t kept pace with recovery, study finds

The study showed that workers’ salaries and wages are stagnant amid high unemployment — even while stock markets rebound and corporate profits soar.

CEO compensation continued to rise in 2011

The biggest pay packages seem to keep getting bigger, according to a preliminary analysis of executive compensation at major US public companies.

All that was left of First Baptist Church were the steeple and some walls after it was consumed by fire in January 2005.


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A story of rebirth, ending still to come

For this Easter Sunday, a resurrection story. This one is about a fire, the congregation that rose again, and two enormous antique pipe organs, one lost and one found.

The long, hard half-life of Lawyer Johnson

The last man sentenced to die in Massachusetts was freed 30 years ago. But his struggle has just begun.

Scholars at Risk took in Tararith Kho of Cambodia.

Harvard provides temporary refuge for persecuted scholars

Scholars at Risk, an international program with a small branch at Harvard, offers a year of support to academics who face persecution in their home countries.


Make room for five historic Boston hotels

To get up close and personal with the city’s past you need to slip between the sheets and bed down in a historic hotel.

200 march in Trayvon Martin case protest

Demonstrators at a rally in Roxbury to denounce the death of Trayvon Martin said the case has galvanized Boston’s communities of color.


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Pennsylvania holds its primary on April 24, and there has been intensifying speculation that Rick Santorum, hoping to avoid the embarrassment of losing in his own home state, would bow out of the race.

Rick Santorum aims to rev up sputtering campaign

Santorum will resume his campaign Tuesday with a slate of events in his home state, according to a schedule released by his campaign this morning.


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Tigers 10, Red Sox 0

Josh Beckett was gone before the fifth inning was complete Saturday, having allowed seven runs.

Josh Beckett rocked as Tigers beat Red Sox

The Red Sox righthander, one of the September culprits, allowed five home runs Saturday as the Tigers beat the Red Sox, 10-0, in Detroit.


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10 New England road races

The region boasts a calendar impressively packed with spring, summer, and fall road races of all distances.