Gingrich’s primary mission: win the South

Newt Gingrich insisted today that he has a viable path to the nomination, and that includes focusing on his home state of Georgia on Tuesday and other races in the South.

4th Congressional District, meet Sean Bielat. Again.

Low-key and articulate, GOP contender Sean Bielat, who had a strong showing against Barney Frank in 2010, is preparing for a race against Joseph P. Kennedy III.

Putin claims victory in Russian presidential vote

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rolled to victory in Russia’s presidential election today, according to exit polls cited by state television.

2011 storms trigger home insurance rate hikes

Consumers, already contending with the rising cost of gasoline, food, and other necessities, could now also face sharply higher home insurance premiums.

Editorial | From the archives: March 5, 1972

How The Globe began

The Boston Globe launched its first edition 140 years ago, on Monday, March 4, 1872. This article, published for the Globe’s centennial in 1972, tells the story of how the newspaper began.

Celtics guard Rajon Rondo put pressure on Knicks guard Jeremy Lin in the first quarter.

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Rondo leads Celtics over Knicks

Rajon Rondo had his second triple-double in three games, spoiling Jeremy Lin’s return to Boston today and leading the Celtics to a 115-111 overtime victory over the Knicks. In Canada, cod remain scarce despite ban

Twenty years after the Newfoundland cod fishery was shut down, the fish have not come back and a way of life is gone. New England scientists and fishermen fear it is an omen.

Olin College’s application process stresses teamwork

Dozens of high school seniors gathered at the Olin College of Engineering for an innovative admissions process designed to test their ability to work with others.

The Rangers celebrated a goal by Derek Stepan in the third period while Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas waited for play to resume. The Rangers defeated the Bruins 4-3.

Rangers 4, Bruins 3

Bruins come up short against the Rangers

The Rangers scored two tie-breaking goals in the third in a game in which the Bruins outshot the Rangers 33-17.

“It was devastating, like somebody just cut the legs right out from underneath me. It was the only thing I knew how to do.”

Bernard Chafe, 57,  on the cod fishing ban in Newfoundland

Globe Insiders

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

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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iPad gives boy a voice at his bar mitzvah

Twelve-year-old Matthew Emmi, who is severely autistic and cannot read, write, or speak sentences, was able to lead the service by touching icons on an iPad.


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Product Reviews

Frozen meals have advanced over the years

The best of the 19 chicken- or shrimp-based quick meals tested by Consumer Reports are so tasty that you might forget they came from a bag in the freezer aisle.

Nation & World

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World champ Kayla Harrison overcame the pain of being sexually abused by a coach.

Kayla Harrison envisions golden moment at Olympics

World champ Kayla Harrison overcame the pain of being sexually abused by a coach. Now she’s focused on winning gold in judo in this summer’s Olympics.


“Vicious rhetoric sells books, draws eyeballs to web pages, and gets you hired by cable TV. It’s just no way to run a country.”

Joanna Weiss 


“The story of St. John’s University reflects the power — and the threat — that such an education still represents to a proud nation that nevertheless hungers for new ideas.”

Patricia Wen  on the lost liberal arts university of China