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Boston receives 5.1 inches of snow

More than 4,000 customers were without power, most on the South Shore, in a storm that could still bring snow to the Cape and strong winds to eastern Mass.

White House calls draft immigration plan a backup

Republicans and Democrats predicted that the White House would fail if it went forward with a proposal to put 11 million illegal immigrants on a pathway to citizenship.

Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 Chevrolet, was the center of attention after winning the pole position for the Daytona 500.

Danica Patrick wins historic Daytona 500 pole

Patrick became the first woman in NASCAR history to win a pole position for a Sprint Cup race.

Pope Benedict XVI waved to the faithful during the Angelus noon prayer he celebrated from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's square Sunday.

Pope blesses thousands at Vatican

A crowd of tens of thousands cheered Pope Benedict XVI when he appeared in his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square.

An Iraqi man walked past the scene of a car bomb attack in the Ameen neighborhood of eastern Baghdad.

Bombings in Baghdad area kill dozens

Car bombs tore through shopping areas in Baghdad, killing at least 37 people and wounding more than 100.

Quvenzhané Wallis (a nominee for best actress in a leading role) was only 6 years old when she starred in “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

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History is front and center at this year’s Oscars

The 2013 Oscar lineup is about actual history — the topical events of then and now, writes Ty Burr in his Oscar picks.

Jim Pallotta, the Bostonian president of AS Roma

Fans are impatient for Pallotta to bring wins to AS Roma

Jim Pallotta, the Bostonian president of Italian soccer team AS Roma, was initially greeted with enthusiasm by fans, but opinions have turned.

The Station nightclub fire | 10 years later

// Finding life after the fire that will never go out

Ten years ago, The Station nightclub fire killed 100 and injured many more. For survivors, the road back has been unthinkably hard.

Alfredo Aceves talked with John Farrell, left, and pitching coach Juan Nieves about why he threw live batting practice with no velocity.

Aceves gets up to speed in Fort Myers

Red Sox pitching coach Juan Nieves needed to speak with Alfredo Aceves to get him to throw harder during batting practice today.

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From the Archives | Photo gallery

//[1].jpg Potholes in Boston

New England traffic has long negotiated the effects of our repetitive freeze-thaw cycle that leaves roads an obstacle course of potholes.