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Rivals focus attacks on Romney, each other

The Republican presidential hopefuls debated tonight in Goffstown, N.H.

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The Republican candidates challenged Mitt Romney over his record running a Boston investment firm, but also vigorously attacked each other tonight in New Hampshire.

Diner thrives with politics on the menu

The Red Arrow’s reputation as a Manchester, N.H., hangout for national politics has helped it prosper in an economic climate that has shuttered many small businesses.

The Bruins’ Nathan Horton (right) mixed it up with Vancouver’s Dale Weise in the first period.

canucks 4, bruins 3

Canucks’ power punch drops Bruins

Vancouver made the Bruins pay for their penalties in a chippy rematch of last year’s Stanley Cup finals.

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Americans can’t get enough of ‘Downton Abbey’

Amid much fanfare, the British are coming (back) with the award-winning show’s second season.


5 wild winter adventures in New England

Looking to jump out of your comfort zone this winter? Consider these adventures on the wild side.

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Why science is more fragile than faith

Philosopher of science Robert N. McCauley says that defenders of religion against rationalism have little to be worried about: faith comes much more naturally to us than science.

“We’re glad we’ve seen improvement, but no one will be satisfied until every single bus and every single child gets to school on time.”

Rev. Gregory Groover Sr.,  chairman of the Boston School Committee


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US adds 200,000 jobs in December

The burst of hiring drove the unemployment rate down to its lowest level in almost three years, and led some economists to conclude that job market improvement might last.

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Saints 45, Lions 28

Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw for 466 yards with three touchdowns.

Saints win with record-setting performance

The New Orleans Saints broke the postseason mark for total yards with 626 as they pulled ahead in the second half to overcome the Detroit Lions.