Wash. caucuses low-key prelude to Super Tuesday

The four Republican presidential hopefuls undertook relatively subdued campaigns in the contest for Washington’s 40 delegates.

http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/03/03/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Aoun2--90x90.jpg Northeastern president named to Homeland Security council

Joseph E. Aoun was appointed to an academic advisory group tasked with finding how universities can contribute to anti-terrorism efforts.

Greenway market gets one bidder

The Boston Public Market Association is the only group to submit a proposal to operate a planned food market along the Greenway.

New York Islanders players celebrated after taking the lead in the second period.

Islanders 3, Bruins 2

Bruins lose late, have dropped five of eight

John Tavares had a late tiebreaking goal to lift the New York Islanders past the Bruins today.

An aerial view of destruction in Campbell County, Ky., this morning.

Storms, tornadoes demolish towns, at least 38 killed

The death toll is rising as rescue workers search the wreckage after violent storms left a trail of destruction across the South and Midwest yesterday.

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A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


Whitney Houston waits for her first professional audition at CBS Records, circa 1982.


Whitney: Before we knew her

A Sudbury family offers a glimpse at Whitney Houston before the spotlight found her.

Actress Emily Blunt at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston.


Emily Blunt angles for hearts with ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’

Blunt is a romantic comedy waiting to happen. She’s adorable without being conventionally pretty, and there’s an unforced quirkiness that invites you to expect the unexpected.

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The lost liberal arts university of China

Sixty years ago, the government shuttered an unusual outpost of Western education in Shanghai. Today, its powerful but elderly alumni are scattered all over the world — and they’d like nothing more than to bring back St. John’s.

“Foxborough isn’t a place for neon and glitz. It’s a rural residential community, so this [design] is more of a lodge.”

Casino mogul Steve Wynn,  on his proposal for Foxborough

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Spain’s deficit tests Europe’s fiscal treaty

After leaders of 25 European countries signed a treaty to limit government overspending, Spain said it would miss deficit targets to spare itself from austerity overload.


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Celtics 107, Nets 94

A second-half 3-pointer by Kevin Garnett (right) led to some chest-thumping and put a smile Paul Pierce’s face.

Celtics crank it up

The Celtics concentrated effectively enough to limit their turnovers, dominate an opponent they should dominate, and follow through to the end.


“It would be a tragedy for all concerned if the popular uprising in Syria spawns yet one more cold monster of a state.”

Alan Berger 


“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”