Boston University set for $1b in fund-raising

Boston University is launching the public phase of its first full-fledged fund-raising campaign with an 82-event alumni extravaganza.

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.

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.

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.

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2 killed in protests against militias in Libya

Two Libyans were killed and dozens wounded as demonstrators attacked militia compounds in a surge of anger at armed groups.

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Our list of Boston’s 25 most stylish celebrates what is classic cool, and above all, creative. Getting any ideas?

6,307 photos from the '25 Most Stylish Bostonians' fashion shoots

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.

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.

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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.

Tom Brady has targeted Brandon Lloyd 21 times in two games, but they have not been in complete synch.

Lloyd, Brady still trying to connect for Patriots

Tom Brady has targeted Brandon Lloyd 21 times in two games, but they have not been in complete synch.


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Representative John Tierney hopes to keep the focus on jobs and the state economy.

Tierney, Tisei spar on focus of debates

Republican Richard R. Tisei said Friday that the gambling operation that landed the wife of US Representative John F. Tierney in prison briefly will be a topic during ­debates.


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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.