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Celtics clinch playoff berth

Jeff Green split the Pistons’ during the first half. He finished the game with 34 points.

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The Celtics held off the Pistons, garnering a trip to the post-season after the Bobcats defeated the 76ers. Jeff Green scored 34 points for the Celtics.

Clay Buchholz pitched seven innings, giving up one run on six hits, as the Red Sox defeated the Yankees for a second time to start the season.

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Buchholz shines in win over Yankees

Clay Buchholz was sharp through seven innings as the Red Sox started 2-0 in opening the season against the Yankees.

Jason Wu became a star after Michelle Obama picked his gown for the Inaugural Ball — twice. His designs (at left and right) wowed New York Fashion Week fans earlier this year despite a blizzard.

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Designer Jason Wu talks fashion at the ICA

Wu broke onto the fashion scene at 26, grabbing the spotlight with fearless designs — and a fan in Michelle Obama. At the ripe old age of 30, he has no intention of slowing down.

Patrice Bergeron has suffered four concussions in his NHL career.

Bruins’ Bergeron is diagnosed with concussion

Bruins general manger Peter Chiarelli said Patrice Bergeron sustained a moderate concussion Tuesday against the Senators, his fourth in his NHL career.

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Representative Tim Huelskamp of Kansas spoke with Charles Jordan of Beloit, Kan., following a town hall meeting  in Salina.

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In western Kansas, a cheer for conservative representative

Tim Huelskamp is a passionate conservative who is averse to compromise, and the voters in western Kansas strongly support him and his views.

A large gun rights rally was held on Boston Common Wednesday afternoon.

Gun-rights rally draws 1,000 to Boston Common

Speakers argued that gun control will subvert the US Constitution and open the door to a police state.

3 big providers exploring health alliance

Talks have begun between two major teaching hospitals and the state’s largest physicians organization: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lahey Health, and Atrius Health.

US missile shield to counter North Korea threats

The Pentagon is deploying the ballistic missile defense system to Guam.


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Jon Lester picked up the win in his Opening Day start at New York.

Jon Lester could be poised for major payday

Lester, 29, faces a big year. If he rebounds into top-of-the-rotation form, a look around MLB suggests the Red Sox will have to pay him a very big contract.

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Nobel laureate and MIT physicist Samuel C.C. Ting.

Experiment hints at dark matter

The first results of a two-decade experiment led by an MIT scientist provided preliminary evidence of new phenomena that could be created by dark matter.


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