Primary battle could cost Rick Santorum the war

The far-right stances of the GOP presidential candidate is fueling his primary surge, but could doom his chances with independents in a general election fight.

Bruins players celebrated a goal in the first period.

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Bergeron, Thomas huge in win

Patrice Bergeron had two goals and Tim Thomas stopped 27 shots to lead the Bruins past the Ottawa Senators.

A downed tree blocked a road in Lincoln, Mass.

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High winds leave thousands without power

Strong winds downed tree branches across the state today and forced the cancellation of ferry service to Nantucket.

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NATO recalls Afghan staff after 2 US officers killed

NATO pulled military advisers from Kabul ministries after the attacks as the crisis over the burning of Korans at a military base deepened.

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High school and its discontents

A Rhode Island student was right to force her school to take down a prayer banner, but the main reason she wanted it down was wrong, writes Alyssa Giacobbe.

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Actress Janet McTeer muses on her Oscar nomination

McTeer could take home a best supporting actress Oscar tomorrow, but she’s rooting even harder for Albert Nobbs costar (and Maine neighbor) Glenn Close.

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Baratunde Thurston’s guide to being black

In a new book, the writer and comedian takes on racial identity in America.

The Death Star, from “Star Wars.”


The Death Star? That’ll run you at least $8.1 quadrillion

An estimate of how much it would cost to build the Death Star from “Star Wars,” and other recent highlights from the Ideas blog.

“We’ve survived every up and down in the economy, but the snow is our economy, and there’s nothing we can do without it.”

Mike Miller,  ski and snowshoe proprietor

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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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Hamilton Police Sergeant Ken Nagy was found shot to death in a car in Beverly, near where he allegedly shot Beverly Officer Jason Lantych.

Officers in killing planned meeting

Investigators do not know what was the purpose of the meeting between a police sergeant and officer involved in shootings Friday that left one dead and the other in serious condition.


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Henry sorry for Crawford comments

Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford said today that owner John Henry apologized to him for declaring publicly that he was initially opposed to his signing.


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Movie Review

There is no joy in no-frills Tyler Perry

“Good Deeds’’ tries a one-tone-fits-all approach. Sadly, that tone is funereal, and it’s always a beat out of step with the rhythms of both real life and most movies.