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US to bring 34,000 troops home within one year

President Obama plans to announce that about half of the US troops in Afghanistan will return.

Nuclear test a ‘first response’ to US, North Korea says

North Korea, which detonated a nuclear device underground, said it will continue with ‘‘second and third measures of greater intensity’’ if the US remains hostile.

Tribe hails ruling as another step toward Taunton casino

The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe said that a preliminary Interior Department opinion found that lands in Taunton qualify as an initial reservation.

Pope Benedict XVI waved to the crowd at the end of a papal Mass in Regensburg, southern Germany, in 2006.

Pope has had pacemaker for years, Vatican acknowledges

Benedict XVI had a pacemaker installed before becoming the pope, and had the device’s battery replaced a few months ago in secret, a Vatican spokesman said.

No power at the Liquor Barn in Buzzards Bay meant assistant manager Nancy Smith and manager Phil Malouin had to work by candlelight.


Snow, power outages trap workers at home

Local businesses on Monday were still digging out, coping with outages, or having to make do without workers who were plowed in.

Summer Street in Charlestown

Menino apologizes for clogged streets

More than two days after the last snowflakes fell, Mayor Thomas Menino expressed frustration at the pace of snow removal.

Martha Coakley will add her voice to a growing chorus on Tuesday, in a speech before a meeting of housing industry workers in Boston.

Martha Coakley calls for regulator’s ouster

The Mass. attorney general said the regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is blocking efforts that would help homeowners avoid foreclosure.

Kevin Cullen

Whitey Bulger says Ronald Reagan got it

We all know about Whitey Bulger’s crimes. What about his politics? Turns out he’s a Reagan Democrat.

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From the Archives | Photo Gallery

//[1].jpg The 1940 Valentine’s Day Blizzard

The Boston area was surprised by the Valentine’s Day Blizzard of 1940, which left cars and people stranded overnight, and 31 New Englanders dead.


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BC's Pat Mullane raised the Beanpot first after Monday’s win.

After Beanpot title, BC seeks more

The fourth straight Beanpot title won’t quench the Eagles’ thirst. They want their fourth NCAA title in six years.