Health care battle focuses on Mass. model

With the Supreme Court set to consider President Obama’s signature health care overhaul, the state’s experience illustrates the problems of a patchwork mandate.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was joined by his daughter Sarah Maria during a news conference in Green Bay, Wis., after he won the Louisiana Republican presidential primary.

Santorum wins Louisiana primary

Rick Santorum got a badly needed win in Louisiana, knocking off Mitt Romney in another conservative Southern state after losing Illinois earlier in the week.

For years, the Menino administration used the nonprofit to collect donations that were akin to rent payments from advertising firms, movie companies, and other commercial entities that used City Hall Plaza and other public land, taking in more than $250,000 in site fees since 2009.

Mayor Menino reveals donors to city charity

While vowing to overhaul the nonprofit, the mayor defended the Fund for Boston Neighborhoods and said donations do not influence decisions made by his administration.

Mass. felons’ DNA test database has gaps

State officials have failed to collect DNA samples of 20,000 convicted felons, leaving a hole in the State Police database.

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For homeless families, hotel is a life in limbo

With shelters overflowing, the state uses hotels to meet the needs of a surge of Mass. families who have become homeless in the past few years.

War of words over Shutesbury library plan

A push to build a new, 5,800-square-foot library, a source of smoldering tension among the town’s 1,700 residents for years, has fed bitter, acrimonious debate in recent months.

In Boston, ‘tonic’ gives way to ‘soda’

For most Bostonians, the carbonated drink is now ‘‘soda,’’ not ‘‘tonic,’’ and the final volume of a new dictionary sheds light on the history of the usage.

As at all Apple Stores, on Boylston Street there are Geniuses (above), customers who return for classes, and those who come to buy.

Apple has become a retailing star

The Globe was given a rare inside look into how the Apple Store works, and how some of its 36,000 employees spread across 363 stores worldwide are helping to change shopping.

Globe Insiders

Video copy-018--90x90.jpg Globe Talk: Boston, a Comedy Capital

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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Friends, students gather for auction of minister’s treasures

The art and furniture collection of the late Rev. Peter J. Gomes was auctioned, in an event that was part Harvard reunion, part bittersweet memorial service.


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Tom Leighton, chief scientist, Akamai Technology Inc.

Akamai staking new ground in Internet security market

Chief scientist Tom Leighton says the company is now using its technology and expertise to help customers fend off attacks from Internet criminals.


Political Notebook

Rick Santorum sets sights on Wisconsin voters

Santorum told Wisconsin Republicans that Mitt Romney is an inconsistent conservative who should not be trusted with their party’s presidential nomination.


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Bruins 4, Kings 2

Three-goal third propels Bruins

The Bruins got back some of their shooting and scoring touch, connecting for a pair of third-period goals to pin a 4-2 loss on the Kings at Staples Center.


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