Gambling panel director McGee quits amid uproar

Carl Stanley McGee, the newly appointed head of the state’s gaming commission, has resigned, citing the “growing distractions” created by the allegations of sexual abuse against him.

President Obama backs same-sex marriage

President Obama, whose last noteworthy statement on same-sex marriage was that his views are “evolving,’’ came out in favor of it Wednesday in a televised interview.

In Mass., joy, caution, and condemnation for Obama

President Obama’s announcement was received with particular poignancy by advocates and opponents of gay marriage in the state that first legalized same-sex marriages in 2004.

Waltham, MA -- 04/09/12 -- A view of the kitchen, dining room, and lounge area inside the Verivo software offices in the 1000 Winter building. Verivo software company is a new tenant in the Bay Colony corporate center and has incorporated many of the work efficient designs that the center is implementing throughout the property. Boston Properties is currently re-designing the Bay Colony corporate center in Waltham, MA to be a more modern, work efficient space. (Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe )

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Office renovations thinking inside the box

Office landlords are adding open space, natural light, and recreation options in a bid to answer the changing demands of workers.


Proposed new diagnosis for bipolar disorder divides psychiatrists

Psychiatrists are debating whether a glaring 40-fold increase within a decade in bipolar diagnoses in children is genuine or the result of routine misdiagnoses.

Aristotle and Jackie Onassis on their wedding day in 1968. “I can’t very well marry a dentist from New Jersey!” the former first lady told Truman Capote.

Has the trophy wife faded into history?

As women’s learning and earning powers have increased, marital motivations have shifted.

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What mom wants for Mother’s Day

She’s always on the go and doing things for others. It’s time to spoil her a little.

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New Sony device is the start of a good idea

The SmartWatch straps many of the smartphone’s useful features on your arm but like so many other Sony products, it has a half-baked feel to it.

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Elizabeth Warren fights the ‘out of touch’ charge

The flap about Warren’s lineage says something about her and a lot about Harvard, and the message makes people uncomfortable.


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Royals 4, Red Sox 3

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 09: Starting pitcher Jon Lester #31 of the Boston Red Sox pitches during the game against the Kansas City Royals on May 9, 2012 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Sox falter vs. Royals once again

Undone by poor outfield defense, Jon Lester was able to go only five innings against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday night as the Red Sox were beaten again, 4-3.


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France’s Hollande jumps into EU fray

French President-elect Francois Hollande met Wednesday with the European Union president and presented his case for joint European bonds and government stimulus to boost growth.