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House Republicans make counteroffer on fiscal cliff

The GOP plan would increase revenue by $800 billion and cut spending by more than $1 trillion over a decade.

Marcus Hurd

Sole survivor of Mattapan murders testifies at retrial

Marcus Hurd gave a detailed account of the four killings and sparred with a defense attorney, but did not identify the defendant as the shooter.

N.H. officials believe abuse was longer than originally thought

A 3-year-old boy had extensive bruises, authorities in Plaistow, N.H., said at a hearing for the boy’s mother and her boyfriend.

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In sign of gridlock, disability rights treaty stalls

The relatively noncontroversial treaty to give international rights for the disabled, championed in part by Senator John Kerry, has hit an impasse in yet another example of Washington’s partisan divisions.

Host Danny DeGug with Linda Clave on “Sunshine All Around the World.”

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First Amendment cable access in Cambridge

Cambridge Community Television, which is approaching its 25th anniversary, has become known for a TV series featuring outspoken Cambridge residents.

Mark Linehan (left) as George Bailey and William Gardiner as his guardian angel in the Stoneham Theatre production of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Stage Review

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ steps on stage

This theatrical version of the classic 1946 film hews closely to the original, and features brisk pacing and a fitting holiday message.

Recruiters at HireMinds worked the phones at their office in Kendall Square.

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Boston-area tech recruiters battle for talent

Recruiters are scrambling to fill positions as the Boston-area’s software economy heats up.

Taishana Lewis, with her 5-year-old son, Tyler, was inspired to join the Boston EMS after her brother, Matthew Lewis-Grant, right, was injured in a drive-by shooting.

Woman becomes Boston EMT after medics saved brother

Taishana Lewis was inspired to join the Boston EMS after her brother survived a drive-by shooting with the help of emergency responders.

Donte' Stallworth is seen during a preseason game Aug. 20 in Foxborough against the Eagles.

Patriots re-sign Donte’ Stallworth

The Patriots brought back the receiver, who they released Aug. 27, after Julian Edelman sustained an injury against Miami.


Mitt Romney to rejoin board at Marriott

Mitt Romney is rejoining the board of directors at Marriott International, taking a step back into the business world less than four weeks after his unsuccessful presidential bid ended. Romney’s return to the large hotel chain’s board is an indication that the 65-year-old is not planning to enter a traditional retirement after not realizing his long quest to become president.