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Obama to urge a broad strike-down of gay marriage ban

The administration will file a brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down California’s ban on gay marriage, and take a skeptical view of other similar bans.

Connolly raises $14,000 after launching bid

Boston City Councilor John Connolly continued an aggressive fund-raising pace after he announced his campaign for mayor.

Cuts imminent as Senate Democrats, GOP stage votes

The Senate swatted aside last-ditch plans to block $85 billion in broad-based federal spending reductions as both parties blamed each other for the inaction.

// Benedict XVI officially steps down as pope

Benedict XVI left the Vatican by helicopter as his nearly eight-year, scandal-dogged papacy came to a close.

Now and then photos of Shin Bet directors (from left) Avraham Shalom (1981-’86), Ami Ayalon (1996-2000), and Carmi Gillon (1994-’96), who discuss their experience running Israel’s internal security service in the Oscar-nominated documentary “The Gatekeepers.”


Friday Preview | Movie Review

Inside the minds of Israel’s gatekeepers

In Dror Moreh’s stunning documentary, a handful of grizzled old men talk openly about their experiences running Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service.

Microsoft held a launch event for Office 2013 in New York on Jan. 29. The company is now offering Office 365 as a subscription service. It comes with the full tool kit: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Access.

Tech Lab

Microsoft Office shines online

Office 365 has a name that makes sense because Microsoft expects you to pay for it every day. And the funny thing is, you might just want to.

From the Archives | Photo Gallery

//[1].jpg Ski season

Beginning in the 1930s, New England ski trails quickly expanded, and today skiing isn’t the quaint small business it once was.

PayPal employees Max Metral (center), Brandee Shin (left), and Tony Leach are among those now working at International Place.

PayPal setting up shop in Boston

The Internet commerce company, owned by eBay Inc., has moved into a 65,000-square-foot office that spans two floors in 1 International Place.

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Stage Review

Marianna Bassham as Mrs. Swanson in the Actors’ Shakespeare Project production of Will Eno’s “Middletown.”

‘Middletown’ a rewarding destination

In the Actors’ Shakespeare Project production now up at the Cambridge YMCA, the town is a tough but rewarding destination.