Obama defends energy policy in New Hampshire

President Obama fired back today at intensifying criticism from his Republican rivals over his energy policy and rising gas prices.

Scott Brown replaces Kennedy radio ad

Facing criticism from Elizabeth Warren for his stance on birth control, the Republican senator released a new ad touting his support for women in combat.

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Jason Varitek: decision “wasn’t easy”

The Red Sox' steady catcher for more than a decade admitted he still had the competitive urge to stay in the game as he announced his retirement today.

Twitter gives Boston police, prosecutors data in hacking probe

The social media giant handed over subscriber information for several accounts and hashtags indirectly tied to the Occupy Boston protests.

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Viggo Mortensen sees through the eyes of an outsider

The actor has made a career playing men beyond the mainstream. He is honored for his indie spirit with an award at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.

Actor Viggo Mortensen has played many roles in his long career. Here, he's on a promotional tour for

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Actor Viggo Mortensen has played many roles in his long career. Here, he was photographed during a promotional tour for "The Road."

His other roles include playing Aragorn in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

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Mortensen, left, plays Sigmund Freud in "A Dangerous Method."

He also played Walker Jerome in

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He also played Walker Jerome in "A Walk on the Moon" opposite Diane Lane.

Mortensen posed for a photo at the  of Toronto Film Festival while promoting

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Mortensen posed for a photo at the Toronto Film Festival while promoting "A Dangerous Method."

Mortensen, left, as Tom Stall in

Mortensen, left, portrayed Tom Stall in "A History of Violence."

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He also played a character called the Man in "The Road."

Deputy Everett Hitch in


Mortensen played Deputy Everett Hitch in "Appaloosa."

Grammy Norma (voice of Betty White), Audrey (Taylor Swift), and Ted (Zac Efron).

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‘The Lorax’ true to Dr. Seuss rhyme and reason

This animated film’s deviations from Seuss’s 1971 book don’t stray terribly far from its spirit.

Robert Wieckiewicz (with Milla Bankowicz) plays a Polish sewer worker who helped Jews from the Lvov Ghetto hide underground until the end of World War II.

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‘In Darkness’ presents an astonishing tale, told too tidily

It’s a disaster movie, and the disaster is the Holocaust. In the space between the two halves of that sentence, you have what works about the film and what’s a little creepy.

“This could potentially be the shot in the arm that our city needs to once again be the gem of Southeastern Massachusetts.’’

Taunton Mayor Tom Hoye,  on a casino proposal

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


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Galvin urges banks to offer free basic checking

Secretary of State William F. Galvin wants to bar banks from holding government deposits unless they offer free basic checking accounts to people under 19 or 65 and older.

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T.J. Lane, 17, was charged with three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of attempted aggravated murder and one count of felonious assault.

Teen charged in school shooting

A teenager was charged today with killing three students in an Ohio school. He could eventually be charged as an adult and face life without parole.


“As criminal justice became a clash of mandates and bureaucratic rules, it became untethered from what was once its basic function: separating the guilty from the innocent and delivering fair punishment.”

Leon Neyfakh, on “The Collapse of American Criminal Justice”