Tussle over tax law marks start of health care case

Rapid-fire questioning from Supreme Court justices appeared to indicate they would allow the case to proceed despite a 1867 tax law that threatened a delay until 2015.

Harvard hikes tuition, boosts financial aid

Harvard University announced Monday it will raise its annual price tag to almost $55,000 for undergraduates while boosting financial aid to record levels.

Strauss-Kahn charged in French prostitution probe

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, was charged by French officials Monday in an investigation of a prostitution ring.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson led a prayer as Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, parents of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, bowed their heads at Macedonia Baptist Church in Eatonville, Fla.

Family slams police for leak of Trayvon Martin’s suspension

The slain teen’s mother blamed police for leaking the information about his suspension from school for marijuana.

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Juliette Kayyem

A new ocean passage, with not enough rules

The challenge for populations close to the Bering Sea is how to manage the traffic on an ocean they never dreamed would be so welcoming.

John E. Sununu

Paul Ryan’s groundhog day

Ryan’s budget is far from perfect, but this year’s edition brings us a step closer to an honest debate about tax reform, something America hasn’t had in nearly 30 years.

Robert McCarthy of Braintree greeted his 10-year-old son Liam at the Braintree Armory.

In Braintree, soldiers welcomed home from Afghanistan

Three busloads of soldiers from the Massachusetts National Guard were greeted with roars of joy and hugs of relief.

Obama overheard talking of ‘flexibility’ after election

Speaking to outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, President Obama was heard through a microphone saying, “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.”

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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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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke during the 2012 Economic Policy Conference of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Monday in Arlington, Va.

Stocks surge after Bernanke remarks

The Dow climbed 161 points as remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke suggested the Fed will stick to its plan to keep short-term interest rates near zero.

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Dr. Ira Byock

Finding a better way to die

Dr. Ira Byock, director of the Palliative Care Service at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, has just written a new book called ‘‘The Best Care Possible.’’


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José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s Sybil Geddes and August Pozgay in “Pagano y No,’’ danced to the music of Aruán Ortiz.

José Mateo inspires ‘Of Worlds Apart’

Mateo’s choreography is vivid, inflecting his contemporary ballet aesthetic with folkloric influences, and Friday night’s performances were solid.