Video maker had sordid past, strong advocates

The registered sex offender who videotaped performances by the New England Conservatory youth orchestra criticized school officials yesterday for ending his contract.

Romney returns fire on two fronts

Mitt Romney launched a two-front ad campaign yesterday to defend himself from attacks that label him a “vulture capitalist’’ and raise questions about his antiabortion stance.

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Quake survivor fled Haiti only to die alone in Boston

Winnie Henri’s sudden death has prompted soul-searching and questions at Partners in Health, a Boston charity supervising the young Haitian woman.

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) kneels on the sidelines during the third quarter of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

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Pigskin and piety: Tebow comes to town

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has captured the imagination of the nation — and stirred some controversy — with his open displays of faith.

Pilgrimage to Patriot Place

A longtime Patriots fan makes a pilgrimage to Patriot Place in search of team history, fried twinkies, and spiritual sustenance.

As economy improves, credit offers surge

Financial companies are stuffing mailboxes with credit card applications at a pace not seen since the last recession began four years ago, a sign banks are relaxing their lending.

Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren spoke at a Boston event last year.

Warren releases financial report

Elizabeth Warren took home more than $700,000 in compensation from teaching and consulting fees from 2010 to 2011.

“People are uncomfortable and yet intrigued by strong religious faith, because it forces us to think about a part of life that we are not always comfortable with.”

Rev. Bryan Wilkerson,  on Tim Tebow’s open displays of faith


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Ski areas welcome snow for holiday weekend

After a warm, dry start to the season, snow is finally starting to pile up in the mountains, and not a moment too soon for ski areas looking to capitalize on the long weekend.


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Edwards trial delayed for heart surgery

The criminal trial of former senator John Edwards was delayed until at least March because he has a heart condition that requires surgery.

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President Obama proposed folding the Small Business Administration and five other agencies involved in trade and business into a single agency that would replace the Commerce Department.

Obama seeks authority to merge federal agencies

The president called on lawmakers to grant him new powers to propose mergers of government agencies, which Congress would have to approve or reject.


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Bulls 88, Celtics 79

Celtics falter again

The Celtics struggled to another slow start, failing to get defensive stops and misfiring in half-court sets, then rallied in the second half before falling, 88-79, to the Chicago Bulls.


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Music preview

Real Estate is right at home with their sound

On the band’s sophomore album, the guitars might be chiming like on their beach-inspired debut, but the lyrics are rife with longing.