Police search for motive in Conn. shootings

People placed flowers at a memorial near Sandy Hook Elementary school.


Authorities said they’ve found no note from the shooter, and they said all the victims were shot with a rifle more than once.

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Staff members did not allow the shooter into the school, police said, and they have not identified a motive for the shootings.

Shooter in Conn. rampage didn’t like attention, classmates say

Adam Lanza, 20, seemed to do all he could to avoid attention, until Friday.


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“Gun control” isn’t an expletive. There must be a conversation about it because we need to do more to protect our children and ourselves.

Nearly 1 million in Mass. exposed to secondhand smoke from neighbors

Residents who live in apartments or attached houses are exposed regularly to cigarette smoke from their neighbors’ homes.

Senator John F. Kerry got into his car at Logan International Airport today without commenting on the possibility President Obama will tap him for secretary of state.

Both parties embrace Kerry for secretary of state

President Obama could include Senator John F. Kerry in a slate of national security nominations as early as next week, according to those familiar with the process.

Hillary Clinton faints, sustains concussion

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was ill this past week with a stomach virus, suffered a concussion after fainting.

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Harvard Square ready to rock with opening of Sinclair

After more than a month of delays, the Sinclair in Harvard Square is open.

The author in Jordan, one of the 35 countries she has visited.

Sunday Preview | Travel essay

How Boston prepared me to travel the world

Kate McCulley, a Boston area native, gave up her Fenway apartment and online marketing career for a life on the road two years ago.


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Rockets coach Kevin McHale and Kevin Garnett embrace. McHale recently lost his daughter to lupus.

Garnett, McHale embrace

Kevin Garnett and Kevin McHale, who recently lost his daughter to lupus, embraced for several moments after the Celtics’ loss Friday.


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Shoppers walked past holiday decorations at Downtown Crossing in Boston Thursday.

Holiday sales slump after big weekend

If shoppers don’t show up soon, more ‘‘70 percent off’’ signs will. After a promising start to the shopping season over Thanksgiving weekend, sales have slowed.