Malcolm X house may get makeover

The now run-down Roxbury home where Malcolm X lived in the 1940s could be turned into housing for graduate students in African-American studies or related fields.

Two women pause near a memorial display before funeral services for singer Whitney Houston at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Whitney Houston is remembered at funeral

Family members and invited guests mourned pop icon Whitney Houston at a private funeral at New Hope Baptist Church in New Jersey today.

Obama campaign shifts to also target Rick Santorum

Campaign officials confirm Obama’s organization has begun combing through Santorum’s background for use in upcoming speeches and ads.

Anti-government protesters attend the funerals, in snowy weather, of protesters killed during clashes with government troops in earlier protests against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Damascus February 18, 2012. Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Damascus on Saturday for the funeral of three youths killed in one of the largest protests against President Bashar al-Assad since the start of an 11-month uprising, witnesses said. REUTERS/Handout (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Syrian forces fire on funeral in Damascus, kill 1

Security forces fired at thousands marching in a funeral procession that turned into one of the largest protests in Damascus since the 11-month uprising began.

7 wounded in Dorchester bar brawl

A bouncer was stabbed and seriously injured when he tried to break up a fight between patrons at Ups N’ Downs, police said.

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Why it matters that our politicians are rich

Does being wealthy make you into an insensitive jerk? Science is offering some unsettling answers.

Wesley Morris

Whitney Houston’s voice was her best acting talent

Houston always seemed superhuman as a singer, but acting in movies brought her to earth, where, frankly, she didn’t belong, writes Globe movie critic Wesley Morris.

Arts Armisen, Brownstein bring ‘Portlandia’ to the stage

The stage version of this sketch comedy TV show is a mix of live music, video clips, and special musical guest Eleanor Friedberger.

EXPLORE NEW ENGLAND Snowshoes and maple at Morse Farm in Montpelier, Vt.

The farm is a great place for enjoying the snow, and for sampling the some famous maple syrup creations.

“After a major tornado, an earthquake, a hurricane, and an October storm, I’m grateful for any surplus we might have.”

LeeAnn Pasquini,  budget director of Springfield

Globe Insiders

Globe Insider Event | March 5, 5:30 p.m.[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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People gathered outside the home of Kyle Louzada yesterday as they coped with the teen’s shooting death.

Answers sought in Randolph shooting

Investigators probing the death of the 16-year-old have learned he was shot once in the head and have found a gun they suspect may have been involved.


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Bank said to cut CEO’s pay in 2011

Bank of America Corp. cut Brian T. Moynihan’s compensation for 2011, granting him no cash bonus and freezing his salary, a person briefed on the matter said.

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Political Notebook

WIn 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.

Brown rips fishing agency over purchase of ‘party boat’

Senator Brown denounced the federal agency regulating fishermen, saying that one of its divisions used what he termed a $300,000 “fishermen-funded party boat for bureaucrats.”


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NBA roundup

Roundup: Knicks' Lin streak over

Jeremy Lin committed nine turnovers and New York’s seven-game winning streak was stopped 89-85 by New Orleans.