July 27 ,1972 : The full-scale model of the Tyrannosaurus rex got situated in his new home in the West Wing, where it was exhibited in an open 55-foot-high well visible from all three floor levels. The head of the dinosaur has been on display above the entrance hall since 1966.

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Museum of Science, Boston

In 1951, the Museum of Science opened along the Charles River to great popularity. After multiple expansions in the following decades, the museum grew into the facility is today, attracting approximately 1.5 million visitors per year.

As the 112th Congress approaches its end and lawmakers come and go from elected office, furniture from Congressional workrooms is shuffled in the hallway of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington Wednesday evening.

Congress nears a desultory end

The Congress of the last two years is on track to notch a record as the most unpopular and one of the least productive in at least 40 years.

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Making Boston a safe place for bicyclists

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino says that the six “E’s” of bicycle planning can help ensure that the city streets are safe for riders.

Adrianne Krstansky as Miss Sook and Michael John Ciszewski as Buddy, the character Truman Capote based on his younger self in Depression-era Alabama.

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New Rep’s ‘Holiday Memories’ brings Capote to life

It’s hard to resist Christmas stories that hark back to a more innocent time.

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Rice withdraws from sec. of state consideration

UN Ambassador Susan Rice told President Obama she wanted to avoid a “disruptive” confirmation process.

In another reversal, Morse drops pursuit of casino

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse has halted potential casino developments in his city, a month after he reversed a longtime anti-casino stance.

Costco co-workers hit Powerball jackpot

Powerball winners Rosa DeLeon of Arlington and Reginald LeBlanc of Lexington opted for the lump sum payment, worth over $11m each.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/12/13/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/152647737--150x150.jpg Red Sox reach deal with Ryan Dempster

The Red Sox may have found the starting pitcher they needed in the 35-year-old, who agreed to a two-year, $26.5 million deal.


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Bill Belichick has led the Patriots to 13 straight wins in December.

Patriots’ December dominance rolls on

New England is riding a 13-game winning streak in the year’s final month, a streak that has allowed it to seize prime playoff position in recent years.

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Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Russia, NATO chief say Assad losing control

Syria’s most powerful ally and the secretary general of NATO said separately that Syrian rebels are getting closer to winning the country’s civil war.