Poll puts Scott Brown ahead of Elizabeth Warren in US Senate race

According to a new poll, Scott Brown holds a nine-point lead over Elizabeth Warren, his likely Democratic opponent in November.

Some in Maine upset over uncounted votes

Mitt Romney’s narrow victory in Saturday’s Maine Republican caucuses was announced before numerous towns had voted.

Anthony Shadid won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting with The Washington Post.

Anthony Shadid, New York Times correspondent, former Globe reporter, has died

Anthony Shadid, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his Iraq coverage, died of an apparent asthma attack in eastern Syria.

Paul Pierce headed to the basket against Chicago’s Luol Deng and Joakim Noah.

Bulls 89, Celtics 80

Celtics lose second straight, are 15-14 on year

The Celtics led by one point early in the fourth but the Bulls, still without star Derrick Rose, roared back for the win.

Trial begins in Mattapan massacre

As prosecutors described how four people were killed in 2010, several family members of the victims ran out of the courtroom sobbing.


How a Malden entrepreneur (may have) launched Presidents’ Day car sales

The idea of car sales and President’s Day, according to many, was the brainchild of Malden native Alvan T. Fuller, perhaps best remembered for his tenure as Massachusetts’ 52d governor.

Why was Adele chewing gum at the Grammys?

Was she chewing for medicinal purposes, on doctor’s orders? Or was that just Adele being Adele, reminding us that she’s still just an unpolished 23-year-old?

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‘This Means War’ a losing battle for Reese Witherspoon

This romantic comedy mixes other movies, television action shows, sitcoms, and comic strips, and features another terrible role for the Oscar-winning actress.

“You’re seeing that Anybody But Romney vote unite around Santorum here in Michigan.”

Steve Mitchell,  an East Lansing-based pollster

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The Back Story is a new video series where Globe journalists tell the stories behind their stories. Exclusively on BostonGlobe.com, it is hosted by photographer and multimedia journalist Dina Rudick.


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Harvard challenges students to think big

Harvard University has posed a challenge to its students: come up with an entrepreneurial solution to the world’s social problems and win $100,000.

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Syria's ambassador to the United Nations, Bashar Ja'afari, addressed the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York today.

UN General Assembly condemns Syria

The 193-member world body approved a resolution backing an Arab League plan that calls for Syria’s president to step down amid the country’s attacks on civilians.


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New Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, second from left (with Red Sox Larry Lucchino, left, and JetBlue official Marty St. George, is set to run his first spring training camp with the team.

Bobby Valentine running camp his way

This year, there are few illusions the Sox are a 100-win team. In some ways, they are the underdog, a role the new manager relishes.