Mass. health coverage architects in demand

There is a rush on to hire people who helped implement universal medical coverage in Massachusetts as states scramble to comply with President Obama’s health care law.


Mitt Romney and his tax returns: Deja vu?

Do I believe Romney’s reassurance that there’s nothing amiss with his federal tax returns? I’d like to, but I would prefer to be able to verify for myself.

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JPMorgan says bad trade losses nearly triple to $5.8b

The bank had originally estimated that losses from the bad trade cost the bank $2 billion.

Norwegian Major-General Robert Mood, head of the UN monitoring mission in Syria, said government forces attacked from the air and ground in ‘‘continuous violence.’’

Syrian activists claim scores killed in attack

Some accounts claim as many as 200 people were killed in an attack by the Syrian regime on a poor farming village.

New head of State Police named

Governor Deval Patrick named Timothy P. Alben to replace outgoing Colonel Marian McGovern.

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Exclusive Sunday Preview | Globe Magazine

Bringing hope in the wake of disaster

This Sunday, the Globe Magazine is naming 12 people as Bostonians Changing the World. Meet four of our honorees now, including Linda Mason, a luminary in humanitarian work.

Plume Giant plays an Electric Earth concert at Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge, N.H.

Dueling N.H. classical concert series try to get along

As Monadnock Music emerges from controversy with new leadership, it faces the upstart classical series Electric Earth.

The Clam Shack in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Brian McGrory

Maine seafood shack owner claws to the top

Steve Kingston, owner of the unassuming Clam Shack in Kennebunk, Maine, calls himself “The King of the Lobster Roll” after winning a New York event.

// Leominster officer accused of directing slur at Carl Crawford

The unnamed officer allegedly directed a racial slur at Crawford during his minor-league rehab stop in New Hampshire.



Senator Susan Collins’s streak began in 1997 when she voted to confirm Madeleine Albright as secretary of state.

Biden urges NAACP to back Obama

Speaking at the NAACP conference in Houston, Vice President Joe Biden rebutted Mitt Romney’s claim that his policies would be better for black families.

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