In budget, Obama proposes tax hikes on the wealthy

The president defended his $3.8 trillion spending plan for 2013. ‘‘This is not about class warfare. This is about the nation’s welfare,” he said.

Harvard to offer buyouts to 275 as part library overhaul

The voluntary buyouts are part of the school’s first concrete move toward modernizing its decentralized library system, university officials said today.

Bulger to go on trial Nov. 5

A judge today rejected claims that the 82-year-old gangster’s defense team needed another year to prepare for the trial.

Santorum leads Romney in new poll

Rick Santorum has surged to take a slight lead over Mitt Romney among Republican-leaning voters nationally, the Pew Research Center poll shows.

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Boston-area firms develop vaccines that attack

Local researchers are working to develop vaccines against herpes, diabetes, and other diseases.

Air pollution may increase risk of stroke, research shows

Car exhaust and other air pollution, even at levels considered safe by federal regulations, may substantially increase the risk of a stroke, new research suggests.

Library opens first section of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis papers

The first section of her personal papers has been unsealed, opening another window into the history of the first lady and John Kennedy’s administration.

Beanpot: BC vs. BU, 7:30 p.m.

BU seeking to reclaim territory in Beanpot

The Terriers, who lost to UMass on Friday, are out to avoid three straight years without a title for the first time since 1983-85 when they play BC tonight.

“You can’t assume that you’ll just jack up tuition every single year.’’

President Obama, on runaway college tuition increases 

Globe Insiders

Globe Talks | Feb. 15, 6 p.m.[1].jpg Talk movies with Ty and Wesley

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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Blaze destroys business block in Brighton

Emergency crews yesterday were forced to raze four Brighton businesses after the block was engulfed in a fire that resulted in four firefighters being sent to the hospital.

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Chad Finn

Dustin Pedroia and the Red Sox will look to bounce back after a season in which they finished third in the AL East.

Most valuable Red Sox? Still Dustin Pedroia

The gritty second baseman and former AL MVP is atop the ranking of the Red Sox’ roster as the team starts to gather for spring training.

Health and wellness

G Force

Kelley Tuthill of WCVB-TV, a breast cancer survivor

Kelley Tuthill, a news reporter for Channel 5, spoke openly five years ago about her breast cancer diagnosis and this week she will be updating her story.


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Music Review

Die Antwoord delivers edgy show at Paradise

The South African trio Die Antwoord’s vulgar concoction of underground art and street culture resulted in a show that was unexpectedly uplifting.