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James Downey, ‘SNL’ veteran writer, mines politics for comedy

James Downey on the ‘‘SNL’’ set with Fred Armisen (left) and Amy Poehler.


A veteran writer for all but five of the show’s 37 seasons, Downey has worked with every generation of Saturday Night Live performer.



The truth about the ‘code of the street’

The real story of the law outside the law, from the Mattapan murder case to “The Wire.”

Rick Santorum spoke during a campaign stop at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference today.

Rick Santorum looks for rebound

Santorum is expected to do well in Louisiana’s Republican primary, although Mitt Romney remains far ahead in the overall delegate count.


No new clues found in case of missing Maine toddler

About 100 searchers aided by tracking dogs had resumed their search Saturday for Ayla Reynolds, who was last seen the night of Dec. 16.

Charlestown project to get off the ground

Boston developer Michael Rauseo is finally moving forward with a project to transform a century-old warehouse in Charlestown into 124 loft-style apartments.


Obama’s World Bank choice a nod to developing nations

Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim, a South Korean-born doctor who co-founded the Boston-based nonprofit Partners in Health, is a strong choice who should win global support.

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Watch the video of this Globe Talk event, featuring local comedians Dave Russo, Anthony Scibelli, Tony V, Jimmy Tingle, and Lenny Clarke sharing stories about the Boston comedy scene. Laughs guaranteed. (Editor’s note: This video contains strong language.)


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3/23/12 Mattapan, MA Boston Police Superintendent Bruce Holloway (cq) during a community meeting in reaction to the Mattapan massacre trial verdicts at the Morning star Baptist Church on Friday March 23, 2012. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) slug: 24mattapan section: metro Reporter:

Mattapan jurors recount discord

Two jurors in the quadruple slaying trial described a strange, tense scene during deliberations, where a lone holdout refused to convict Dwayne Moore of the murders.


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Tommy Cross is leading BC’s success

Finally healthy, defenseman Tommy Cross has turned in his best season at Boston College as a senior, and will anchor the Eagles into today’s NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal.