Romney releases 2011 tax returns

Mitt Romney revealed Friday he paid an effective federal tax rate of 14.1 percent last year on $13.7 million in income, and also disclosed a 20-year snapshot of returns.

Jayme Rose sends a text message in her mother’s Hyannis shop.

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Cellphone overcharges putting a strain on many families

Nearly half of Americans with mobile phones pay $100 or more per month, and more than 1 in 10 spend at least $200 a month.

Customers in Tokyo cheered as Apple began selling its iPhone 5 on Friday morning.
 For the debut, Apple’s fans jammed the tech juggernaut’s shops across the Pacific region.

Tech Lab

iPhone 5 is almost totally irresistible

It’s larger and yet lighter than its excellent predecessor. And at last Apple has built a phone that works on 4G LTE data networks, so you can download music and video extremely fast.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino endorsed Elizabeth Warren (left) at a rally in Roslindale Friday. Scott Brown (right) discussed Elizabeth Warren’s work with Travelers Insurance.

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Brown sharpens attacks as Warren woos voters

A day after their first debate, Senator Scott Brown intensified his attacks, while Elizabeth Warren rallied voters after receiving the backing of Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

On Yom Kippur, atonement via Twitter

Congregants at Harvard Hillel have been asked to submit their own sins via Twitter with the hashtag ­#AlChetHarvard for the ­Jewish Day of Atonement.

Unraveling long-term effects of early adversity

Scientists have begun to tease apart how stress, social isolation, and deprivation early in life can harm children’s brains and lead to behavior and mental health problems later in life.

Adrian Walker

Mother fights to keep son’s memory alive

One year ago this week, 19-month-old Gabriel Josh-Pierre ­Cazir died. He had been left in the back of a school bus that was supposed to deliver him to day care.

Substitute officials have been put in a difficult position, but they have to regroup after a disastrous Week 2.

Flags raised on NFL replacement referees

Nearly every game last weekend featured a mistake by substitute officials, some with the outcome on the line.


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Harvard’s president, Drew Faust, presented the new MIT president, L. Rafael Reif, with a picture of the statue of John Harvard in MIT garb during his inauguration Friday as the 17th president of MIT at Killian Court on the MIT campus.

New MIT president tells of vision for future

L. Rafael Reif, the school’s 17th president, laid out a vision that further embraces online education, bolsters investment in ­research, and makes education more accessible.


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Representative Maxine Waters

US ethics panel clears Maxine Waters of allegations

The US House Ethics Committee cleared the representative of accusations she improperly arranged a meeting between Treasury officials and executives at OneUnited.


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 Paul Ryan spoke at the AARP convention Friday, while President Obama addressed the issue in a Virginia rally.

Ryan, Obama offer competing Medicare visions

Paul Ryan’s plan to overhaul Medicare returned to the political spotlight Friday as both presidential campaigns jabbed each other during a summit of the AARP.

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