Romney shifted on ‘conscience’ issue

As Mass. governor, Mitt Romney required all state hospitals, including Catholic ones, to provide emergency contraception to rape victims.

Deal set for a tower on gaping Filene’s site

Millennium Partners plans to build a tower on the Downtown Crossing site with retail stores, office space, and residences, city officials said last night.

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Aquarium sets $15m last stage of renovation

The New England Aquarium plans to renovate its Giant Ocean Tank and surrounding exhibit spaces and open a ground-floor center focused on conservation and research efforts.

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Getting my Boston crab on

It’s a mix of righteous rage and cowardly demographic math that is particular to life in this city.

Hoosier hospitality permeates in host city

Indianapolis is only the 15th metro area to host the Super Bowl and hopes to make its mark by showcasing Midwestern civility and generosity.

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Scott Nelson of the Flatland Harmony Experiment performed near the Super Bowl logo in Indianapolis.

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Greeting cards made by schoolchildren have been placed in 18,000 hotel rooms so guests get a Super Kids, Super Welcome.


Super scarf knitter Julie Underwood and Paul O’Connor, the volunteer who received her scarf, were bundled up as they stood in the NFL Village after a chance meeting this week.

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Tim Reuter, owner of the Stadium Tavern, posed for a picture in his establishment near Lucas Oil Stadium with Lauren McGuire (left) and Niki Groninger.

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Race cars were spruced up for the occasion.

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Lisa Sindelar enjoyed her task as volunteer greeter.

Mansion demolition order has Truro residents debating

The biggest house in Truro has been ordered demolished by the town because it does not qualify as an allowed “alteration’’ to a small home that sits a good distance away.

Mild weather turns race into mush

The 83 annual Laconia World Championship Dog Derby, which claims the title of the largest sled dog race in the lower 48, was postponed due to lack of snow.

“That would be fine in Malibu, but Truro is not Malibu. It is the wrong scale, it is a very aggressive building, and it’s not legal.”

Nathalie Ferrier,  on a $10 million mansion in Truro

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Globe Talks | Feb. 15, 6 p.m.[1].jpg Oscar Talk

Join the Boston Globe’s movie critics, Ty Burr and Wesley Morris, for a conversation about this year’s Academy Awards.


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Boston police prepare for Super Bowl aftermath

More than 2,000 police officers will flood the streets on Sunday, massing near college campuses, Fenway Park and sports bars, where they believe mayhem is most likely to strike.

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For Komen, a growing backlash

The renowned breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, faced an escalating backlash yesterday over its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood.


Political Notebook

Senate OK’s bill barring Congress from insider trading

After aggressive backing from Senator Scott Brown and others, the Senate passed legislation yesterday banning members of Congress from profiting from insider information.


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Super Bowl action moves beyond TV screen

Interactive commercials will appear throughout this year’s Super Bowl in an advertising strategy aimed at engaging fans who watch the game while using a tablet, smartphone, or laptop.


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Hurricanes 3, Bruins 0

Carolina Hurricanes center Brandon Sutter, center, is congratulated by teammates Andreas Nodl (14) and Tim Gleason (6) after his goal against the Boston Bruins during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday Feb. 2, 2012. The Hurricanes shut out the Bruins, 3-0. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Hurricanes batter Bruins a fourth time

The Hurricanes beat Tuukka Rask three times, Cam Ward stopped 47 shots for an easy shutout, and Carolina hung a 3-0 loss on the stumbling Bruins.