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Sides still apart on fiscal cliff deal

Democrats failed to respond to a GOP proposal, and Republicans asked Vice President Joe Biden to get involved and jump-start the talks.

Marcella Bourasa, 2, experienced her full snowfall on Sunday.

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Snow blankets region with few problems

The snow brought a bit of wintry cheer as no major storm-related problems and only scattered power outages were reported.

// A wish for relief, a tainted drug, a tragic outcome

The meningitis outbreak caused by a Framingham pharmacy’s steroids cut short 39 lives, leaving behind a web of anguish.

Stevan Ridley scored two of the Patriots’ three touchdowns in the first half.

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Patriots score again as half winds down

The Patriots found the end zone for a third time, and also have limited the Dolphins’ scoring chances.

Best fiction books of 2012

The very best works of fiction were all in their own way, uncalled for, slightly unexpected, a deviation from the norm rather than providing us what was expected.

 Scott Brown, fresh from his defeat by Elizabeth Warren, has staff, infrastructure, and up-to-date voter records ready to go.


Scott Brown, time to start the truck

With the Democrats’ strongest candidates staying on the sidelines, Brown is well positioned to win a Senate special election.

For the fourth night of Kwanzaa, Carla Muhammad (left) and Phyllis Muhammad marked the holiday at Muhammad’s Mosque No. 11 in Dorchester. Kwanzaa runs from Dec. 26 through Jan.1.

Kwanzaa celebrations mark cultural values

Sunday marks the fifth day of Kwanzaa, a week-long African-American holiday that is still not widely understood.

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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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The commercial real estate market will get a lot livelier in 2013 with office rents and property values on the rise.

Brighter outlook for Mass. businesses in 2013

US and global economies are predicted to rebound if the fiscal crisis can be resolved swiftly, and the state is well positioned to build on its strengths.


Best nonfiction books of 2012

Everyone has been talking about what a great year it was for fiction, but nonfiction had its stars as well.