Political Analysis

With Santorum’s exit, Romney completes nomination quest

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Since 2004, Mitt Romney has pursued the GOP presidential nomination, and Rick Santorum’s exit from the race clears the way for the former Mass. governor.

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Rick Santorum, who bowed out of the presidential contest Tuesday, was the last formidable challenger to Mitt Romney.

Economy will be key to election, analysts say

Speaking at Harvard, a former Mitt Romney adviser said economic uncertainty makes President Obama vulnerable, but he stopped short of predicting a Romney victory.

Dreama Walker (left), Krysten Ritter, and James Van Der Beek star in “Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23.’’

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ABC’s ‘Apartment 23’ is a home for laughs

“Apartment 23” might be more than your average “friends in New York get up to hilarious hijinks” fare, and could turn into a new address for laughs.

Boston schools overspending on books, state finds

The Boston School Department paid more for novels, plays, and other literary works than what members of the general public would spend, an inquiry found.

Holliston-bred Kevin Systrom, cofounder and chief executive of Instagram, was drawn to photography and computers early.

Instagram cofounder’s success story has Holliston roots

Chief executive Kevin Systrom, whose company was bought by Facebook for $1 billion, is suddenly one of Holliston’s wealthiest exports: worth $400 million.

BU students in suspected hazing face charges, suspension

Fourteen people involved in an apparent hazing incident Sunday night face criminal charges and will likely be suspended from Boston University, officials said.

Attorneys for shooter of Trayvon Martin withdraw as counsel

Lawyers for George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen, say they have lost contact with him.

Boston 115, Miami 107

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After defeating the Heat in Boston April 1, the Celtics led most of the game for the victory Tuesday in Miami.

Nation & World

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EU rules UK can extradite 5 terror suspects to US

Britain can extradite a radical Muslim cleric and four other suspects to face terrorism charges in the US, Europe’s human rights court ruled Tuesday.


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On Baseball

Dustin Pedroia acting like Red Sox captain

Pedroia does not wear a “C” on his jersey. But his heart and actions, especially in the team’s first win, show he’s the real leader.


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Book Review

Novelist John Grisham has taken on the great American pastime with his story of “Calico Joe.’’

‘Calico Joe’ by John Grisham

John Grisham’s new book details a career-ending baseball pitch and a reconciliation sought between two players and an estranged son.


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Billie Jean King: A battler in sport and more

King, 68, who won 12 Grand Slam singles titles and 39 majors overall during her stellar tennis career, spoke in Boston at the Simmons Leadership Conference.