Syria blocks Red Cross from besieged city

Activists have accused Syrian regime troops who overran the ex-rebel enclave of execution-style killings and a scorched-earth campaign.

A rendering of the proposed Foxborough casino.

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Wynn unveils renderings of proposed Foxborough casino

Casino mogul Steve Wynn wants to develop a casino and convention center modeled after the design of his own luxury home in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Workers’ comp rates could go up

The cost of workers’ compensation insurance for Massachusetts employers could rise dramatically if rates proposed by insurers are approved by regulators.

MLB expands playoff field starting this year

Baseball will add a second wild-card team in each league, with the two wild-card entrants facing off in a one-game playoff.

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Romney ’68: The GOP moderates’ last battle

Once, a centrist Republican battled conservatives for the soul of the party. His name was George Romney.

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Open mouth, insert foot

Mitt Romney's gaffes have been more puzzling than revealing, while Rick Santorum's have been more revealing than puzzling.

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Putting college degrees to work

As many as 120,000 job openings are going unfilled in this state because employers can’t find qualified applicants. What has higher education done wrong, and what is it now doing to make things right?


Is there a liberal arts trap?

I spent a sickening share of my parent’s savings and my future income learning how to resolve Neapolitan sixth chords and play vibraphone with a contrabass bow, and these were skills for which corporate America was hardly clamoring.

“We’re looking at campuses across the country and asking, have any been successful at really reducing hazing? And the general answer is, ‘Well, we’re not sure.’”

Jim Kim,  president of Dartmouth College

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Globe Talk | March 21, 6 p.m. copy-018--90x90.jpg Boston, a Comedy Captial

Join Dave Russo, Anthony Scibelli, Tony V, Jimmy Tingle, and Lenny Clark for a talk about the city’s comedy scene. Laughs guaranteed.


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Pallbearers carried the cremated remains of Kenneth Nagy at a funeral mass held today at St. James Roman Catholic Church in Salem.

Hamilton police sergeant remembered as ‘man of faith’

Hundreds turned out today for the funeral service of Sergeant Kenneth Nagy, the Hamilton police officer who killed himself after allegedly shooting a Beverly officer.


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Yelp executives reacted during the opening bell ceremonies of the New York Stock Exchange today.

Yelp surges as stock market slips

The online reviews site ended its first trading day at $24.58, far above its initial public offering price of $15, on a day when stocks crept lower.

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Terry Francona stopped by Blue Jays camp to chat with manager John Farrell in the ex-Red Sox manager’s new role as an ESPN analyst.

Terry Francona needs to be critical on TV

Let’s hope the rookie analyst/ex-Sox manager doesn’t rely on a see-no-blunder approach to ensure that he doesn’t alienate a future employer.


“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”