Young illegal immigrants to get tuition breaks

Immigrants age 30 and under will pay the lower resident rate at state colleges and universities as soon as they obtain work permits through a new federal program.

// Mass. highway safety chief is removed

Sheila Burgess will be assigned to a “different role” following revelations about her driving record.

Nancy Pelosi said that any agreement has to include tax-rate hikes for the rich.

Phase in deficit cuts, economists say

No one disputes the federal deficit has to be cut. The argument is when. And most economists say not now.

Bipartisan steps urged on climate change policy

Energy and environmental analysts warn that idealistic calls to action may hurt policy efforts, since political consensus is needed.

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Smoke rose out of a building that also houses media offices in Gaza City on Monday.

Gaza militant group says top fighter killed by Israeli strike

Monday’s strike was part of a widening 6-day-old Israeli offensive meant to quell Hamas rocket fire.

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Harlem Quartet’s long search gathers an intensity

There are many twists on the path to finding the right musicians and holding onto them.

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Covering the Harlem Quartet

Globe reporter Geoff Edgers talks about the “strange” experience of reporting on this talented professional string quartet over the course of a year.

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// Despite woes, Harlem Quartet still plays on

The ensemble, which plays both classical music and jazz, was ready to take off, before it threatened to come apart.

Rob Gronkowski was blocking on the final extra point of the Patriots’ 59-24 win when cornerback Marshay Green rushed inside Gronkowski and his arm crumpled.

After surgery, Rob Gronkowski’s timetable unclear

The Patriots tight end underwent surgery Monday for a broken left forearm, and it’s uncertain how much time he will miss.

Wily veteran Tom Brady got the better of rookie Andrew Luck in their first career meeting.

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Luck won’t always be this easy to beat

One day, the Andrew Luck may become a menace to the Patriots. But for now, the Colts rookie quarterback is taking his lumps and learning.


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Pistons 103, Celtics 83

Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey is fouled by Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger while driving to the basket in the second half of the game.

Celtics get pounded by the Pistons

The lowly Pistons looked nearly flawless, punishing the Celtics, 103-83, scoring with relative ease against a flustered opponent.