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Robin Lane helps survivors take flight

matthew cavanaugh for the boston globe

With Songbird Sings, the Boston rock icon helps trauma survivors find their voices -- and record them.

http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Red Sox Wakefield Spring Baseball.JPEG-0eb38-2128--90x90.jpg Tim Wakefield calls it a career

Wakefield, the third-winningest and longest-tenured pitcher in Red Sox history, announced his retirement at a brief but emotional press conference.

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Tim Wakefield is one of the more notable Red Sox players we’ve ever known, and his first two months in a Boston uniform were beyond spectacular.

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Well done, Tim Wakefield

Wakefield’s place in Red Sox history is secure. He may have wanted to continue playing, but he also wanted to retire as a member of the Sox.

Twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting and often lauded for his bravery and eloquence, Mr. Shadid died Thursday in Syria while reporting for the Times.

Anthony Shadid, 43; gave world a glimpse of war up close

Twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, Mr. Shadid died in Syria while reporting for the New York Times after apparently suffering a fatal asthma attack.

Celebrity chef Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger attended a lunch hosted by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping.

Chef Ming Tsai serves mislabeled fish to China’s vice president

Tsai, the well-known owner of the Blue Ginger restaurant in Wellesley, served “Soy marinated Alaskan Butterfish” at a State Department lunch, but it was actually sablefish.

In a speech on the Senate floor, Senator Brown called on President Obama to fire Jane Lubchenco, the chief administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which has jurisdiction of the country’s fishing fleets.

Senator Brown assails fisheries agency for ‘party boat’

Senator Brown distributed an inspector general’s inquiry into what he labeled a $300,000 “party boat” used by the federal agency that control’s the nation’s coastal fisheries.

Congress passes payroll tax cut extension

The House and Senate passed legislation renewing the tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more through the end of 2012.

Former Bruin and current Jet Blake Wheeler looked to deflect the puck by Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask.

Jets 4, Bruins 2

Bruins can’t slow down the Jets

Bryan Little scored twice in the third period, and former Bruin Blake Wheeler had a goal and two assists, as Winnipeg beat Boston in a commanding victory.

“We’re dumb, but we’re not stupid.”

Senator John McCain,  on Congress passing payroll tax cut

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http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/02/17/BostonGlobe.com/Special/Images/508746086[1]--90x90.jpg ‘The Real Romney’

Globe editorial page editor Peter S. Canellos moderates a discussion with Globe writers Scott Helman, Scot Lehigh, and Frank Phillips on the Republican presidential candidate.


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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.