Russia, China veto UN resolution against Syria

The resolution would have backed a plan calling for Syria’s president to step down amid a bloody crackdown that was highlighted by a brutal assault this morning.

Republican presidential hopeful and current front-runner Mitt Romney began the day with 87 of the 1,144 delegates needed to win the GOP nomination, according to figures from The Associated Press.

Nevada caucuses

Romney favored in quiet Nev. caucuses

Caucuses held across sprawling Nevada today contrasted with the tight primary battles that took place in Florida and South Carolina.


The liberal case against Obama

Liberals will likely pull the lever for President Obama in November, but they are less excited about doing so than they were four years ago, which may very well affect his prospects.

Penguins 2, Bruins 1 Bruins lose to red-hot Penguins

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves as the team bested the Bruins for its ninth win in 10 games.

Photograph by Stan Grossfeld/Globe staff/file

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In defense of the bandwagon Patriots fan

It’s been four years since the Patriots were in the Super Bowl, and that sound you hear is a legion of bandwagon fans collectively brushing the dust from its pink hats.

People walk through Washington Street near a Super Bowl XLVI logo at Monument Circle in Indianapolis, Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. The New York Giants are scheduled to face the New England Patriots in the NFL football's Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Furticella)

Indianapolis discovers the Super Bowl is all about excess

Friday’s slate of soirees included Playboy’s annual bash, ESPN the Magazine’s party, Audi’s exclusive affair, and GQ’s joint.

Colts faithful smile and grit their teeth

After watching their team endure a miserably weary season, Colts fans in Indianapolis are now forced to roll out the welcome mat for the Patriots and their fans. The Super Healthy Bowl

Beat the spread on Sunday with some less-fatty game day snacks.

“The Syrian regime’s policy of maintaining power by terrorizing its people only indicates its inherent weakness and inevitable collapse.”

President Obama 

Globe Insiders

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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To date, 116 dolphins have been stranded on Cape Cod beaches, and 84 of those dolphins have died.

Cape dolphin strandings unprecedented

An animal welfare official told a group of congressmen yesterday that the recent string of common dolphin strandings is the largest in Cape Cod’s history.

Nation & World

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6 die as protests over Egypt’s handling of soccer riot spread

Protesters filled the streets and clashed for a second day yesterday with police as concerns spread about lawlessness and collapsing security a year after Egypt’s uprising.


Political Notebook

True to image, Ron Paul is no big spender

The Texas congressman’s campaign disclosure report revealed that he has worked to stretch his dollars on the trail.


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Tower would rival Hub’s tallest buildings

The development firm taking control of the former Filene’s property in downtown Boston said it will create a new magnet for shoppers, diners, and residents.


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Players ache for the big game

How do NFL players overcome Sunday’s crushing hits to return to the field each week? The answer lies in their training and tolerance for pain -- and when that fails, powerful drugs.