Amid pressure, Romney releases tax returns

Mitt Romney, whose prior refusal to release his tax returns provided a line of attack for Newt Gingrich and other rivals, earned more than $42 million over the last two years.

Obama to signal campaign themes tonight

Tonight’s State of the Union address gives President Obama a chance to steal the spotlight from the fractious GOP and turn it toward his rallying call for economic and tax fairness.

This Nov. 20, 1963 photo released by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston shows President John F. Kennedy and  Jacqueline Kennedy descending the Grand Staircase at the White House.

Last of secretly-recorded JFK tapes released

In tapes released today, President John F. Kennedy’s voice can be heard on the day before he left for the November 1963 trip to Dallas during which he was assassinated.

THIS HANDOUT FILE HAS RESTRICTIONS!!! The Invention Of Hugo Cabret Asa Butterfield plays Hugo Cabret in the 2011 film

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Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’ leads Oscars with 11 nominations

Martin Scorsese’s first 3-D movie was nominated for 11 Oscars, including best picture and best director, as Hollywood prepared to honor its top pictures of 2011.

Wesley Morris And the Oscar nominations go to...

Say this for the past. It refuses to stay there. At least six of this year’s nine best picture nominees comfortably reside in decades before our own.

On Hockey Tim Thomas wrong to skip White House trip

Thomas missed the point of the day and he mistreated his teammates. He needed to be there in solidarity, and celebration, with his team.

“You can call it whatever you’d like. I call it influence peddling. It is not right. It is not right.”

Mitt Romney,  on Newt Gingrich’s postcongressional work as a consultant for Freddie Mac

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Globe Insiders Video hc c--90x90.jpg The Back Story: Behind ‘The Real Romney’

Boston Globe reporters Michael Kranish and Scott Helman talk about their new biography on GOP presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.


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Accidents stir warnings over dangers of thin ice

Following a pair of weekend accidents on area ponds, one of them fatal, public safety officials stepped up warnings about the dangers of venturing onto thin ice.

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31-year-old Cody Ross batted .240 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs for the San Francisco Giants last season while playing at least 22 games at every outfield position.

Cody Ross agrees to sign with Red Sox

Ross agreed to sign with the Red Sox, giving them an experienced hitter with postseason success on his resume to help replace J.D. Drew in right field.


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Claremont Trio reboots Gardner series in new hall

The Gardner Museum’s popular chamber music series returned from its hiatus on Sunday and took up residence in its gleaming new home featuring a youthful ensemble, the Claremont Trio.


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One woman’s quest for a civil casino debate

With research (and some Vegas) in her blood, Foxborough resident Traci Bridge Longa wants every voice to be heard on the Kraft-Wynn proposal.