DiMasi may testify to US panel

Disgraced former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi is returning to Massachusetts to testify before a federal grand jury in Worcester.

Mitt Romney held a campaign rally today in Grand Junction, Colo.

Changing Colo. poses challenge to Republicans

Mitt Romney expects to win today’s caucuses in Colorado, but a string of recent losses against Democrats raises doubts about the GOP’s ability to prevail in November.

Old foes gird for slots parlor fight

Two racetrack owners are competing for the sole slot machine parlor license authorized by the new casino law, ensuring the future of one track and the demise of the other.

With Syrian strife mounting, US closes embassy

The US closed its embassy in Damascus yesterday in the face of escalating turmoil that officials blamed on Syria’s unbridled repression of an 11-month-old uprising.

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Black church reaches out to gay, transgender teens

A new youth drop-in center at Union United Methodist Church, a historically black congregation in the South End, welcomes gay and straight 13- to 18-year-olds.

Dan Shaughnessy

As losses go, we’ve seen worse

Where do we put Sunday’s disaster at Lucas Oil Stadium? Is it the worst loss ever, the worst loss in Patriots history? Seems we’ve been playing this rating game too much lately.

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Next gaming thrill: Kingdoms of Amalur

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, the first product from Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios LLC, is full of lavish imagery and lively adventure.

“Most churches are not willing to put themselves out there... because it conflicts with their theology.’’

Rev. Catharine A. Cummings,  on the Youth Space drop-in center at Union United Methodist Church welcoming gay youth

Globe Insiders

Globe Talks | Feb. 15, 6 p.m.

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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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Lowell Richards, Boston visionary, dies

Lowell Richards, whose legacy in Boston’s redevelopment dates from the administration of Mayor Kevin H. White, died Sunday of a heart attack.


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Boston to Philly airfares doubling

With Southwest Airlines discontinuing its Boston-Philadelphia route as of Feb. 11, the lowest roundtrip fare between the two cities is doubling to about $520.

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Classes canceled after teachers are suspected of lewd acts at LA school

The superintendent of schools met with parents and classes were canceled for two days at an elementary school where two teachers are suspected of lewd acts with young students.


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Gingrich didn’t push hard in Nev.

The former House speaker held five public events in the three days leading up to Saturday’s Nevada caucuses. Only one was outside Las Vegas.


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BU 3, Harvard 1

Megan, Terriers track down Crimson

Boston University forward Wade Megan scored two goals to lead the Terriers to a 3-1 victory over Harvard in the first semifinal Beanpot Tournament game.


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Adele at the House of Blues last May.

Why does ‘Someone Like You’ make people cry?

The Grammy for best pop solo performance will be announced Sunday. But even if Adele’s heart-wrenching hit doesn’t win, it still wears an unofficial crown: “Tearjerker of the Year.”


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Eat free or die

Feeling fenced in, small farms are claiming the right to grow and sell their products outside regulatory bounds.