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Jury deadlocked, mistrial declared in Cahill case

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.

Patrick to shake up Cabinet; Cabral to head public safety

Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral will join the Patrick administration as the state’s public safety secretary.

Mattapan trial

No verdict yet in Mattapan killings

The jury, which restarted deliberations after a juror was replaced, received legal instructions Wednesday but did not reach a verdict.

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.

Rajon Rondo had a hand in his usual amount of double-digit assists, and took to the air to score 2 over the Mavericks’ Derek Fisher.

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On Basketball

Paul Pierce’s work lifts Celtics over Mavericks, 117-115

It was a battle of attrition; two aging teams with hopes of one more title run slugging it out. Neither impressive. Neither polished.

// BC set to open new $78m academic building

BC officials say that Stokes Hall, the school’s most expensive educational building ever, represents an investment in the humanities.

Works in “The Art of the Hobbit By J.R.R. Tolkien” show the author’s view of Middle-earth.

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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.

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// In time for the holidays, the year’s best gadgets

Of the dozens of consumer tech products Hiawatha Bray has tested in the past 12 months, here are the ones he’d consider buying as gifts.


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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.

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Fed ties actions to jobless rate of 6.5%

The Federal Reserve will spend $45 billion a month to sustain an aggressive drive of keeping interest rates low until unemployment drops below 6.5 percent.