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Jury deadlocked, mistrial declared in Cahill case

Timothy Cahill

Attorney General Martha Coakley said she has not decided yet whether to retry the former state treasurer for allegedly using public funds to boost his run for governor.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Fed ties actions to jobless rate of 6.5%

The Federal Reserve said today it will continue holding interest rates low until the unemployment rate drops below 6.5%.

John Burbine was brought in for arraignment at the Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn on Wednesday.

Accused child sex abuser ordered held without bail

Prosecutors released chilling details into the allegations that John Burbine sexually assaulted 13 young children.

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// 5 books about ‘The Hobbit’

J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy-adventure tale of a hesitant hobbit, 13 dwarves, and a gray-robed wizard, was published 75 years ago this September.

Movie Review

‘Hobbit’ has striking visuals, slow pace

“An Unexpected Journey,” the first in a film trilogy for J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” feels like an overproduced amble.

Former Governor William Weld endorsed Scott Brown in his Senate battle with Elizabeth Warren.

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How about Bill Weld for US Senate?

The former Mass. governor is a bigger thinker, a larger personality, and a more engaging figure than Scott Brown, and he’s more bipartisan.

This image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows previously unseen early galaxies including the oldest one at 13.3 billion years old.

Scientists offer ‘ultrasound’ of early universe

A team using NASA’s Hubble Telescope has produced a comprehensive snapshot of the “cosmic dawn” of the universe, capturing a set of seven primitive galaxies.


// Cultural divides, blurred and explosive

Good contemporary art has the charming habit of mashing perceived opposites together.


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Tom Brady met with reporters on Wednesday.

Tom Brady got started early on 49ers

Facing a unit that he said has “no real weakness,” Brady began studying more than two weeks ago, knowing he’d need extra preparation in a short week.