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‘Heavy, wet snow’ blanketing region

A winter storm warning is in effect for most of the state, as well as a Boston parking ban, as a major storm arrived this afternoon.

Former President George H.W. Bush in March 2012. The 41st president was moved out of intensive care on Saturday.

Former President Bush moved out of intensive care

Former President George H.W. Bush’s condition continues to improve, and he has been moved to a regular hospital room, a family spokesman said.

President Obama plans to appear on “Meet the Press” on Sunday to press for an agreement before the deadline.

Senate leaders look for fiscal cliff solution

Just days away from the Dec. 31 deadline, Senate leadership searched for a last minute bargain that could win bipartisan support.

Fiscal cliff could cost Mass. 50,000 jobs

The state is one of the most vulnerable to the deep budget cuts because it receives a disproportionate share of federal defense, research, and development money.

Flu outbreak hitting Mass. early and hard

The level of illness has already surpassed the peaks of the last two flu seasons, officials said.

Tom Brady and the Patriots got off to a lackluster start last Sunday against the Jaguars, who came in hungry despite their poor record.

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Dolphins at Patriots | Sunday, 4:25 p.m.

Patriots seek fast start after early stumbles

Combining the starts of the last two games, Tom Brady and the Patriots have fallen behind by a score of 41-3.

Exclusive Sunday Preview

A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.



// The year in books

Among the plethora of new offerings in 2012, some truly sparkled. Our reviewers share their top picks.

// A quiz for the pop culture mavens among us

Just how savvy are you about culture in Boston and beyond? Test your knowledge here.

Rose Island Lighthouse in Newport Harbor offers overnight stays — and even stints as a lighthouse keeper for up to a week.


18 things to do in New England in 2013

A rundown of ways to spend your time after the countdown.

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//[1]-028.jpg Bill Russell’s career

The Celtics legend defended personal dignity in the face of institutionalized racism in society as aggressively as he defended the basket on the court.

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Vladimir Putin signs ban on US adoptions

The Russian president signed a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children in response to a US law targeting Russians deemed to be human rights violators.


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Boston’s port would have been affected by a threatened strike, which has been postponed.

Strike at ports in Boston, elsewhere averted

A threatened strike by dock workers that would have closed much of the Port of Boston and other East Coast ports has been put off for at least 30 days.