Brush fires battled throughout Mass.

Firefighters battled brush fires in four communities in the eastern and central parts of the state Sunday, and at least one of the blazes burned on into the night.

Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley led the congregation in prayer during Easter Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston Sunday.

O’Malley urges Catholics to renew their faith

In his Easter address, Cardinal Sean O’Malley urged Catholics to renew their religious vows and rededicate their lives to the church.

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// Golf.JPEG-0b04e--90x90.jpg Bubba Watson wins in playoff

Bubba Watson defeated Louis Oosthuizen on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff at Augusta National.

Afghans, US sign deal on night raids

Afghanistan and the US signed a deal Sunday governing night raids by American troops, resolving a contentious issue and setting the stage for more agreements.

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.

Dr. Austen performed surgery on Debra Haining at Massachusetts General Hospital. The dots on her face mark the trigger points where she had told the doctor the migraine pain strikes.

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Migraines under the knife

A relatively new surgical procedure may offer relief for the very worst cases.

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Catharine Utzschneider’s making positive strides

Utzschneider is the head coach of Liberty Athletic Club, the oldest women’s running club in the country, and a BC professor who teaches a class on goal setting and performance.

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Should insurers get to decide your medication?

A woman named Rebecca Alves suffers from a potentially fatal disease held in check by a medication that her health insurance company will soon stop paying for. Dave Seminara asks whether insurers should get to decide what medicine we take.

Mike Wallace, the longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent, is seen in this 2006 photo. He died Saturday at 93.

Mike Wallace, ‘60 Minutes’ star interviewer, dies

CBS newsman Mike Wallace, who helped make ‘‘60 Minutes’’ the most successful primetime television news program ever, has died at 93.


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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.


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tigers 13, red sox 12

Kevin Youkilis watched on Sunday as the Red Sox started the 2012 season with an 0-3 record.

Red Sox stunned in extra innings

The Red Sox’ early-season woes continued Sunday as Alex Avila belted an 11th-inning, two-out, two-run homer to win the game for the Detroit Tigers.


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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.