Romney is the target in last N.H. debate

Mitt Romney made a point during this morning’s GOP debate in Concord, N.H., as Rick Santorum, left, and Ron Paul listened. Also participating were Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman. The debate was the last before the New Hampshire primary Tuesday.

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Front-runner Mitt Romney came under withering attacks in the final debate this morning before the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.

Rick Santorum known for outrunning expectations

Political friends and foes alike say Santorum’s success over the years in elections he had no business winning owes much to his turbo-charged style of campaigning.

Rivals hit Mitt Romney on business record

A number of Romney’s competitors — and an independent group that backs Newt Gingrich — are trying to turn his perceived business strength into a weakness.


What our fascination with Mitt Romney’s dog Seamus says about our culture

The writer who unearthed the story of Seamus, the dog Mitt Romney once strapped in a carrier to the car roof for a drive to Canada, reflects on why the anecdote won’t go away.

Onyango Obama, once known as Omar, faced a drunken driving charge in Framingham.

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The trials of Omar, Obama’s uncle

For almost 50 years, the president’s uncle has lived in relative obscurity. Now — facing possible deportation — he may wish for a less-famous name.

Boston Globe will print and deliver Boston Herald

The Boston Globe will print and deliver the Boston Herald starting later this month as the tabloid seeks to cut costs and prepares to move from its headquarters in the South End, the two newspapers said.

Kennedy name remains a political force

When it comes to name recognition, Joseph Kennedy III is a paradox: Many voters haven’t the faintest idea who he is, yet everyone knows his family.

Fans love Rob Gronkowski, and why wouldn’t they? He’s set NFL season records and figures to be a big plus in the playoff drive.

Gronk the Great helps power the Patriots

Take a look inside the mad, mad world of Patriots star Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski, the touchdown machine and fan favorite.

“It’s surreal how everything is going. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I’m not taking anything for granted.’’

Rob Gronkowski,  Patriots tight end


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Mass. relishes warm weather but cold will return

As pleasing as it has been to play golf in December, or to rip open the heating bill and smile, something about chestnuts roasting in the warm January sun does not feel right.


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Carmakers flock to Mass. for digital design help

The automotive industry is in the midst of a resurgence in Mass., where companies crank out software essential to the creation of the modern automobile.

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Canucks 4, Bruins 3

Canucks’ power play drops Bruins

In a chippy rematch of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Canucks capitalized on eleven man-advantage opportunities, scoring four power-play strikes to beat the Bruins.


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Winter Getaways

Skiing from Lake Louise Ski Area to Skoki Lodge

Alberta, Canada’s Skoki Lodge, one of North America’s oldest - many say its first - backcountry ski lodges, has all the fixings to warm the soul.