Watergate figure Charles Colson dies at 80

Mr. Colson, the special counsel to President Nixon who went to prison for his role in Watergate and later became a Christian evangelical helping inmates, has died.

Long-awaited plan for Roxbury site submitted

Developers are moving forward with plans to build a complex that will include retail stores, offices, homes and a museum featuring African-American artists.

Rockport Police Chief John McCarthy, left, and Mass. State Police Spokesman David Procopio spoke to reporters Friday as aircraft and divers searched the water and area near Long Beach in Rockport for two-year-old Caleigh Anne Harrison.

Search resumes for missing toddler in Rockport

Searchers continued looking for two-year-old Caleigh Anne Harrison, who disappeared from Long Beach in Rockport on Thursday.

BU identifies slain 24-year-old as Indian student

Boston University identified the man shot to death early Thursday in Allston as mathematical finance student Kanagala Seshadri Rao.

UN monitors visit Syria opposition stronghold

Residents in the city of Homs asked the UN monitors for foreign military help to oust President Bashar Assad.

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‘God’s Hotel’ by Victoria Sweet

Sweet arrived at Laguna Honda intending to work part-time just until she completed her PhD. As the years passed, though, she found herself mesmerized.

Outcry over absent fiction Pulitzer shames literary world

The Pulitzer Board’s failure to choose a 2012 winner for fiction isn’t as dire as it may first appear.

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‘The Cause’ by Eric Alterman and Kevin Mattson

From FDR to Obama, the book traces the evolution, triumphs, and missteps of the American Left.


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Brown closer to release of tax returns

US Senator Scott Brown inched closer to fulfilling the Globe request, telling radio host Jim Braude, “Yeah, actually, we’re taking that under consideration.’’


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Egyptian generals urged to give up power

Tens of thousands of Egyptians gathered in Tahrir Square to demand that generals relinquish the power they took after former president Hosni Mubarak was ousted.


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NHL Playoffs, Game 5 | in progress

Bruins shake up lines for Game 5 vs. Capitals

The Bruins have changed all four lines to squeeze any kind of offensive life out of an attack that has brought knives to a gun fight.


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Lucero honors Levon Helm with rowdy country rock

Lucero and J. Roddy Walston and the Business performed Thursday at the Paradise Rock Club, distilling an Americana brew the way Levon Helm himself did for decades.