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Patrick signals deal possible on Senate transit bill

After a tense standoff on transit funding, Governor Patrick said he’s open to an $800m Senate bill as a midway point between his plan and a House proposal.

Obama calls on North Korea to end belligerence

President Barack Obama said the United States would take “all necessary steps” to protect its people.

BU study offers clues on how early human ancestor walked

A fossil study suggests that an early ancestor of humans was built to walk upright, but had a foot that allowed it to climb trees efficiently.

Erica Lafferty (left) and Jillian Soto, who both lost relatives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, attended a news briefing with Senators Christopher Murphy and Richard Blumenthalif Connecticut, and Charles Schumer of New York.

Senate avoids filibuster on gun control legislation

Each New England Senator voted in favor of moving forward with the proposal, clearing the way for a vote on the package next week.

Exclusive Friday preview | Movie Review

‘42’ does not go deep in telling Jackie Robinson’s story

Writer-director Brian Helgeland’s ambitious new bio-pic about Jackie Robinson is well-acted, handsomely made, and as shallow as a kid’s True Heroes picture book.

From the Archives | Photo gallery

//[1].jpg Boston Marathon: The last American winners

A look back at the last American winners of the Boston Marathon in the men’s and women’s wheelchair categories and the men’s and women’s open divisions.

Marc Leishman celebrated after a birdie on No. 16.

Marc Leishman takes Masters lead

The Australian shot a 6-under-par 66. Tiger Woods, seeking his fifth green jacket, finished at 2-under 70, four shots back.

Tech Lab

// Google’s note-taking service isn’t a keeper

Keep is a nice enough service, but it’s not nearly as capable as its more sophisticated rivals, like Evernote and Microsoft’s OneNote.


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Instagram Fashion: Maira Perez

If you happen to step into an elevator at Copley Place and see a woman snapping pictures of herself, it is likely to be this week’s Instagram style star.