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Obama to tap Hagel for secretary of defense

President Obama will nominate former Senator Chuck Hagel, a Nebraska Republican and Vietnam veteran, to be secretary of defense as early as Monday, according to a report.

NHL Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr spoke to members of the media in New York on Wednesday.

NHL to return to ice, but how will fans react?

The NHL announced an end to the 113-day lockout, but it is unclear if fans, and sponsors, will return.

In this image taken from video, Syrian President Bashar Assad spoke at the Opera House in Damascus.

Defiant Assad vows to stay in power

Syrian President Bashar Assad laid out terms for a peace plan that keeps himself in power, ignoring international demands to step down.

// Third-party groups may not sit out Senate race

A host of political groups will be able to focus all their attention and cash in Mass. on a special election for John Kerry’s Senate seat.


opinion | tom keane

What will 2013 bring?

As science and technology change in unforeseeable ways, so too will we.

William Senne opened a real estate business after serving 2 1/2 years at the Plymouth House of Correction.

Facing new charge, man who hit trooper breaks silence

Nearly 10 years after striking a state trooper on Route 25, William Senne opens up as he heads back to court to face a new charge.

Tom O’Brien co-wrote, directed, and stars in “Fairhaven.”

‘Fairhaven’ proves a good starting point for local actor-filmmaker

Tom O’Brien’s film “Fairhaven,” set in the town by that name near New Bedford, opens Friday in Somerville.


A trip to the real ‘Downton Abbey’

One can almost feel the presence of Lady Mary and Lord Grantham at Highclere Castle in the English countryside.

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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.


Fiona Van Brabandt looks out on the Dublin Mountains after traveling from France back to her ancestral home in the run-up to The Gathering of the Irish diaspora in 2013.

Irish welcome the diaspora for The Gathering

The Gathering bears an unapologetically simple mission: to welcome the Irish diaspora home for a yearlong cultural celebration while fortifying the nation’s ailing coffers.