George McGovern, 1972 Democratic nominee, dies

The three-term US senator from South Dakota defied the odds to win the Democratic nomination for president in 1972, but suffered one of the worst electoral defeats to Richard Nixon. He was 90.


George McGovern’s indelible mark on Massachusetts politics

The slogan “Don’t Blame Me, I’m From Massachusetts” served as a vindication of the state’s choice of George McGovern over Richard Nixon in the Watergate era.

The stage is set for a fierce collision when President Obama and Mitt Romney meet Monday night in Florida for a foreign policy debate.

With world their stage, one last presidential clash

President Obama and Mitt Romney share some views on foreign policy, but Monday’s debate is likely to highlight harsh divides.

John Farrell has been allowed to leave his job in Toronto after two years to become the 46th manager in Red Sox history.

John Farrell to be Sox manager

The former Boston pitching coach and Toronto manager will return to lead the Red Sox. A team source said Mike Aviles will be part of the compensation deal.

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Gay marriage supporters seek historic win in Maine

Legalization was shot down by voters three years ago, but shifting attitudes have backers feeling hopeful this time.

The stellar play of Antonio Cromartie (above) has helped offset the Jets’ loss of Darrelle Revis.

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Cromartie makes Jets’ loss of Revis sting less

With the improvement in play from cornerback Antonio Cromartie, the Jets have weathered the season-ending injury to Darrelle Revis.

globe magazine | Homes of the Year

A new home with a traditional feel

By infusing 21st-century design with the soul of an older home, a Wellesley couple got the comfortably elegant space they craved.

As Boston considers returning to a system of neighborhood schools, Seattle has already made the switch. Here, a Seattle teacher led a book discussion.

Seattle schools may hold lessons for Boston

Seattle shows the possibilities and the pitfalls of untangling from complicated citywide assignment systems and returning to neighborhoods schools.


No champion of women

Mitt Romney’s history in Massachusetts is anything but women-friendly.

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// The 1969 peace rally

The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam on Oct. 15, 1969 was a huge gathering of antiwar protesters across the United States, with an estimated 100,000 people assembled at the Boston Common.


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48th head of the charles

“It’s a well-oiled machine,” said Mary Whipple (front).

For US women’s eight, golden road begins in college

The US Olympic women’s crew, which will compete in the Head of the Charles, has ruled the world for seven years, a legacy of the pipeline created by Title IX in 1972.


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Raquel Colon, a daughter of Pedro Rodriguez, who was found dead in the Charles River, in front of a shrine in his honor at her home in Cambridge.

A father’s death leaves family hurt, perplexed

When the body of an older man was pulled from the Charles River earlier this month, who he was and how he came to die got lost in all the focus on a missing graduate student.


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Streaming gaining popularity, but satisfaction lags

Satisfaction scores for streaming-video services were lower than for most other services Consumer Reports has rated during the past few years.