As gas prices rise, Obama assails GOP energy strategy

President Obama insisted today there is no short-term solution to the high prices, and predicted Republicans would offer no solutions other than more drilling.

Postal Service to keep Boston plant open, close others

Under a plan released today, the Postal Service will close the Waltham and Shrewsbury facilities and shift mail processing from Wareham to Providence.

Richard McDonough

State suspends pension for McDonough over ‘no-show job’

The state retirement board said there was “no credible evidence” Richard McDonough, a friend of former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi, did full-time public work.

Star witness ends testimony in Mattapan trial

Kimani Washington ended three days of testimony against his cousin and friend, saying he now faces a dangerous future behind bars because he chose to speak out.

Real Navy SEALs  - either staging a ground assault or dropping from the sky  -  star in “Act of Valor.’’


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‘Act of Valor’ comes with a real SEAL of approval

The film rises above standard war fare by using active-duty troops.

Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston play a couple trying communal living in “Wanderlust.’’

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‘Wanderlust’ provides a good ride, but it’s a short trip

In this comedy film, Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston play a couple who leave the rat race and try communal living.

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‘Addiction Incorporated’ puts Big Tobacco under a microscope

An eminently watchable documentary about how the tide turned against Big Tobacco.

Erica Spyres, Jeremiah Kissel, Barlow Adamson, and Laura Latreille in the Lyric Stage production of “Time Stands Still.’’

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‘Time Stands Still’ records toll of war

The play at the Lyric Stage Company explores the fissures in the relationship between two journalists as they settle back into their Brooklyn loft after covering the Iraq war. How the French are influencing a generation of helicopter parents

After years of over-scheduling their kids, some moms and dads are taking cues from the French and backing off.

‘‘The American people aren’t stupid.’’

President Obama,  on Republicans’ energy strategy

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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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Jose Iglesias (left) and Adrian Gonzalez found something to laugh about before heading out for a practice at the Red Sox’ JetBlue Park facility.

Jose Iglesias makes a strong impression

The young shortstop excelled with his glove when tested by Bobby Valentine yesterday. But the big question remains: can he hit?