Romney wins in Puerto Rico

Mitt Romney defeated Rick Santorum and won all 20 delegates in the island’s Republican primary today, as the field prepares for Tuesday’s contest in Illinois.

Prudential Tunnel closed for NStar repairs

The tunnel was closed to traffic beginning at midnight while NStar crews work to bring it back to permanent power following last week’s Back Bay fire.

Participants in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade included characters from “Star Wars.”

Sunny St. Patrick's parade brings peaceful party

Relatively subdued, the sprawling event was helped by warm, cloudless weather.

Lawyer for Afghan suspect to visit with him Monday

The lawyer for the Army sergeant suspected in the slaughter of 16 Afghan villagers was preparing to meet him amid expectations that charges could be filed soon.

“Physical exercise works for many, many depressed people and seems to have lasting effects, especially if the exercise regime is continued,” said Dr. Irving Kirsch.

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The placebo effect and depression

Dr. Irving Kirsch is associate director of the program in placebo studies at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.

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Challenges behind prenatal exams

As the amount of prenatal screening choices grow, expectant parents are finding it harder to decide which tests are right.

Part of the Sanford Biggers’s installation


Music, memory, mystery on view

Smashed-up sounds make great sights in Sanford Biggers’s exhibit at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

Don Draper played by Jon Hamm.

What could happen next on ‘Mad Men’

The show’s writers are notoriously stingy with details, but here are our predictions what could happen to our favorite characters — as well as what ought to.

“I don’t think it should be a cakewalk because of the name, of course. But I think he is going places and I would like a photo of him.”

Charlie Shapiro,  on Joseph P. Kennedy III’s race for Congress

Globe Insiders

To Grammar’s House Spring cleaning for grammar rules

Grammar’s House can get a bit cluttered sometimes, often with rules that are capricious, spurious, or flat-out erroneous.

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An image taken off official Syrian television on Sunday shows damaged vehicles following a car bomb in Syria's second largest city of Aleppo, a day after two lethal blasts in Damascus.

Bomb explodes in Syrian city

A bomb exploded Sunday in the Syrian city of Aleppo, and in Damascus the government cracked down on rallies marking the one-year anniversary of the uprising.



Put end to oil industry tax breaks, Obama says

President Obama said that Congress should kill tax breaks for the oil and gas industry and help develop alternative sources of energy.


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Former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brandon Lloyd had made no secret of the fact that he wanted to play for the Patriots.

Lloyd, Patriots agree to terms

The Patriots came to terms with receiver Brandon Lloyd, and also signed defensive end/outside linebacker Trevor Scott and receiver Anthony Gonzalez.


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Glasgow chefs put fresh accents on Scottish fare

Glaswegian chefs have taken creative liberties with fusty standards, swapped fried for fresh and, in the process, exchanged the title “cook’’ for “chef.”


“They say all things must end, but the wrangling over Mitt Romney’s support for an individual health insurance mandate persists without letup.”

Jeff Jacoby 


“If the Solutrean hypothesis becomes widely accepted, it would mean that the sea played a central part in human expansion. And in the matter of ‘who came first,’ it would mean that all the Americas have a new origin story to contend with.”

Gareth Cook