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Warren outraises Brown in 3d quarter

Elizabeth Warren raised $12.1 million - much more than Scott Brown’s $7.45 million - in the most recent quarter.

Romney’s likability improves as race remains tight, polls show

Mitt Romney is now viewed favorably by a majority of likely voters as polls nationally and in 10 battleground states show him in a virtual tie with President Obama.

Austrian Felix Baumgartner on Sunday became the first skydiver to break the speed of sound, plunging from a balloon capsule more than 24 miles above the New Mexico desert and landing on his feet 4 minutes and 20 seconds later.

Daredevil sky diver leaps into the record books

Felix Baumgartner became the first skydiver to fall faster than the speed of sound after successfully completing a 24-mile jump from the stratosphere.

Joanne Lee at work at Johnson Compounding.

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A close look at compounding pharmacies

The widening outbreak of infections linked to a potentially tainted steroid has abruptly thrust a niche area of drug preparation into public view.

Assisted death plan brings tug of feelings

Although the “Death with Dignity” ballot question has generated relatively little fanfare, the decision Mass. voters will confront has far-reaching repercussions.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited the two economists for ‘‘the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design.’’

Harvard professor wins Nobel economics prize

Alvin Roth, 60, and UCLA professor emeritus Lloyd Shapley, 89, shared the award.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll patted quarterback Russell Wilson on the head before the game against the Patriots.

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Patriots embarrassed by Pete Carroll

Pete was pumped and jacked on the Seattle sideline as the Seahawks stunned the Patriots for easily one of the worst losses of the Belichick-Kraft era.


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Tom Brady (12) and Wes Welker have a lot to think about after the Patriots’ final offensive play in a tough loss in Seattle.

Seahawks stun Patriots on late TD

The Patriots blew a 13-point fourth-quarter lead as rookie quarterback Russell Wilson powered Seattle back for a 24-23 win.


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Movie Review

Samantha Mathis stars as Dagny Taggart in “Atlas Shrugged Part II.”

The shrugging continues in ‘Atlas Shrugged Part II’

Here’s the thing about filming a great big book of capitalist science-fiction. If you’re enslaved to its every idea, one movie will never do.

Health and wellness

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“There’s a lot of interest in trying to understand how these bacterial products educate the immune system,” said Dr. Ramnik Xavier of Mass. General Hospital.

Researchers rethink role of bacteria in our health

Seven decades after penicillin revolutionized the treatment of infections by killing bacteria, medicine is poised for another revolution.