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Senate Republicans temporarily block Hagel nomination

The Senate came up two votes short of the 60 needed to move Chuck Hagel’s nomination for defense secretary forward.

Former US attorney Sullivan eyes Senate bid

Sean Bielat opened a federal campaign account this week, but a former aide said he has not decided to run yet.

Heinz deal could grow John Kerry’s portfolio

The Secretary of State’s ties with H.J. Heinz Co. through his wife could mean the family portfolio would benefit by as much as $1 million.

Accused killer’s mother met with ex-girlfriend before death

Nathaniel Fujita of Wayland is on trial in the murder of Lauren Astley, his high school girlfriend.

“Happy People: A Year in the Taiga” offers mesmerizing scenes described by the mesmerizing voice of Werner Herzog.

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Werner Herzog goes to Siberia in ‘Happy People’

The new film focuses on fur trappers, and director Herzog clearly loves, and envies, the trappers’ elemental existence and connection to nature.

Flooding on the New Jersey shoreline following Superstorm Sandy.


Obama: The Master of Disaster

Weather disasters will be a facet of President Obama’s second term, and the years beyond.

Catherine Cagle of Waltham was among the customers checking out the closing sale.

The end of a yarn shop

Niche stores like Windsor Button in Downtown Crossing have been squeezed as more crafts consumers have turned to national chains and speciality websites.


A strong message for Beth Israel

After a gender bias settlement, Beth Israel Deaconess acknowledged there were “lessons” for the hospital. But has it learned them?