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US to sue S&P over mortgage bond ratings

The firm will be accused of fraudulently rating mortgage bonds that led to the financial crisis.

// Weld, Leone won’t seek Senate seat

Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone (pictured), former governor William F. Weld, and Tagg Romney all said they won’t run for the seat.

President Obama spoke about ways to reduce gun violence during a visit to the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center in Minneapolis.

Obama pushes gun control proposals in Minnesota

President Obama took his calls for universal background checks and an assault-weapon ban directly to the public.

John Kerry

Kerry reports for duty at State Dept.

John Kerry acknowledged he had “big heels to fill” and promised to protect foreign workers from terror attacks.

Sebastien Thibault for the Boston Globe

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Finding the best therapist can be confusing

Among the available mental health professionals comes a confusing blizzard of options — and terminology.

A commercial for Axe showed a woman getting rescued by a lifeguard, but going for an astronaut instead.

Opinion | The Podium

The most offensive Super Bowl ads

These three commercials portrayed women as fantasy objects, varying degrees of violence, and juvenile men of all ages, writes Lauren Stiller Rikleen of BC’s Center for Work & Family.


BC aiming for fourth straight Beanpot title

The Eagles have been inconsistent of late but are hoping to use the Beanpot as a springboard for the rest of the season.

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From the Archives | Photo gallery

//[2].jpg The (Mystic) Tobin Bridge

The Mystic Bridge opened for traffic on Feb. 26, 1950, and was renamed in honor of former Boston mayor and Massachusetts governor Maurice J. Tobin in 1967.


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49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh protested a non-call by the officials after a fourth down play against the Ravens.

Jim Harbaugh wrong to blame officials

The 49ers coach found plenty of fault with the officials in the loss to the Ravens, but he should have looked at his curious play-calling down the stretch.