Brown’s high hopes ran into Senate reality

Senator Scott Brown has discovered that his considerable political charms have not always helped him navigate a clubby Senate chamber.

Hospitals mobilize on health cost bill

Massachusetts hospitals last year spent more than any other sector on lobbying politicians, reflecting the industry’s size and also the high stakes.

Libyan convicted in Lockerbie bombing is dead, son says

Abdel Baset al-Megrahi died Sunday nearly three years after he was released from a Scottish prison to the outrage of the relatives of the bombing’s 270 victims.

Afghanistan is focus of NATO summit

World leaders weary of war will tackle Afghanistan’s post-conflict future, from funding for security forces to upcoming elections, at the summit in Chicago.

Memorial held for BU students in New Zealand

More than 200 people came together in a University of Auckland chapel on Saturday to mourn the loss of three Boston University students killed last week in a car crash.

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The big comeback: The Globe 100 returns to full strength

For the first time in three years, there are 100 of the state’s top-performing public companies in our annual ranking.

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A long time coming

Sometimes, it takes longer than expected to graduate from college. It took Pat Lundin, who graduated from Northern Essex Community College Saturday, 45 years.

// Museum of Fine Arts receives massive gift from trustee

The museum announced it had received a gift of 6,000 photographs, 100 works on paper, and 25 paintings from Saundra Lane, long-time friend of the MFA.

A Boston College star will enter the Jesuit novitiate

An all-star in studies, service, and bonhomie at BC, Dan Kennedy had a world of options, but chose the Jesuit path. It is, he says, the only way for him.

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Momenta: The perfect Massachusetts success story

A hit product propelled this maker of generic drugs from a money-losing operation to the top of the Globe 100 list.


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Ryan Sweeney’s catch saves day for Red Sox

Ryan Sweeney’s all-out catch in the seventh inning to rob Carlos Ruiz of a possible two-run extra-base hit enabled the Red Sox to hold on to a win over the Phillies.

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Home-swapping vacations gaining in popularity

The practice of swapping homes with another vacationer in a desirable location is a tested way for flexible-minded travelers to find a low-cost vacation option.