Brooks School head failed to report headmaster allegations

While head of the school’s board of trustees, Steve Forbes did not notify authorities of an alleged improper relationship between Lawrence W. Becker and a student.

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Elizabeth Warren was sworn in as Massachusetts’ first woman senator by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan during a re-enactment ceremony at Roxbury Community College on Saturday. Warren, who was formally sworn in on Thursday in Washington, held the mock swearing-in as a way to thank supporters who couldn't travel to Washington for the actual ceremony.

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Warren holds ceremonial swearing-in

A re-enactment of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s ceremony was held at Roxbury Community College for hundreds of supporters.

Syrian president to give speech Sunday

Syrian President Bashar Assad will deliver a rare address on Sunday as fighting continues between rebels and government troops.

In addition to his passing exploits, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has rushed for nearly 500 yards, and 4 TDs.

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nfl playoffs

Young quarterbacks leading half the NFL playoff teams

Andrew Luck of Indianapolis, Robert Griffin III of Washington, and Russell Wilson of Seattle will be start in this weekend’s wild-card playoffs.

Exclusive Sunday Preview

A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


book review

‘The World Until Yesterday’ by Jared Diamond

This study of small-scale societies unearths solutions and practices that can provide guidance around contemporary predicaments.

Ocean-view rooms at Beach House Inn in Kennebunk, Maine.


High-end seaside hotels feature deep discounts in winter

Treat yourself to seaside summertime luxuries at cooler wintry rates.

Barney Frank is barely retired, but he’s already volunteered to serve as interim Senator if John Kerry is confimed as secretary of state.


Barney Frank should be interim senator

Frank is egotistical. He’s irascible. He thinks he would be a great pick as interim US senator. He’s right.

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From the Archives | Photo Gallery

//[1]-040.jpg 1976: The first First Night

In 1976, Bostonians first enjoyed the arts festival that would one day spread nationwide and ring in the new year in over 70 cities, growing to showcase the work of over 1,000 artists.


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Tania Raymonde and Trey Songz in “Texas Chainsaw 3D.’’

‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ demonstrates how to massacre $16

For $16 you can watch a movie care only that it got your money. For about $3, you can rent the 1974 original that spawned it.