Foes set to pounce on Brown’s Buffett Rule vote

An attempt by Senate Democrats to pass a higher tax on millionaires failed Monday, but Senator Brown’s vote against the tax may prove to be a political gift to Mass. Democrats.


Boston Marathon heat proves a heartbreaker

More than 2,100 runners were treated at medical tents along the course for dehydration, heat exhaustion, and other ailments as temperatures blasted into the upper 80s, shattering records.

Men’s winner Wesley Korir of Kenya, running the Boston Marathon for the first time, gets ready to break the tape after winning in the slowest time since a windy, rainy race five years ago.

Wesley Korir heads up Kenyan sweep

The 29-year-old claimed the men’s title at the 116th Boston Marathon, running down countryman Levy Matebo in the final mile.

YouTube dance sensation Marquese Scott is part of the new iRobot campaign designed by advertising agency Mullen.


iRobot turns attention to consumers

Anticipating that its business with the US military will decline sharply, iRobot Crop. is launching a $10 million advertising campaign targeting consumers.

“I can’t sleep for weeks until the count’s over. The big picture’s really scary right now,” said Dawn Makrinikolas, a North Attleborough letter carrier.

Postal staffers fear what future will deliver

Faced with a $5.1 billion loss last year, the Postal Service is considering closing 3,700 of more than 32,000 post offices, and shuttering 223 of more than 400 mail-processing plants.

Kevin Youkilis, (left) who did not play yesterday, watched late-inning action from the dugout. Manager Bobby Valentine is visible at far right.

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It’s business as usual for Bobby Valentine

The firestorm around Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine publicly questioning Kevin Youkilis’s commitment is, all in all, just another chapter in As The Nation Turns.

Mass. faulted on child abuse reporting

In a nationwide survey, Massachusetts received only a C grade for effectiveness in reporting deaths and near-fatal injuries of children from abuse and neglect.

Wesley Morris addressed colleagues as editor Martin Baron looked on.

Globe film critic Wesley Morris wins 2012 Pulitzer Prize

Morris’s win represents the third time in the past five years, and fourth since 2001, that the Globe has won the Pulitzer for criticism.


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Kennedy’s family network gives to his campaign

The $1.3 million raised in the first three months of this year by congressional candidate Joseph P. Kennedy III includes donations from a wide circle of Kennedy connections.


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Dartmouth’s president picked to lead World Bank

Jim Yong Kim has been chosen to be the next president of the World Bank. His selection extends the US hold on the top job at the 187-nation development agency.


Beth Myers at the Romney campaign office in Boston in 2008.

Longtime Mitt Romney aide to lead VP search

Romney’s choice of Beth Myers to lead the vice presidential search process is one indication of his willingness to stick by some of the core advisers with him for more than a decade.

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Investigator wants criminal charges in GSA event

General Services Administration investigator Brian Miller is looking into possible bribery and kickbacks in the agency following revelations of excessive spending at a Las Vegas conference.


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Bruins 4, Capitals 3

Zdeno Chara made his presence felt in the third period, notching the winning goal and becoming the center of a celebration.

Late Zdeno Chara goal gives Bruins Game 3 victory

The Bruins captain made his presence felt in the third period, notching the winning goal and giving Boston a 2-1 series lead in their playoff matchup with the Capitals.


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Link between sleep, diabetes, and obesity

Working night shifts and sleeping on a schedule that is out of whack with your body’s natural rhythms has been associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes.