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Patrick unveils ambitious new education plan

The plan, which would eventually cost $1 billion a year, calls for universal access to high-quality early education and other initiatives.

Surprise casino applicant materializes

An last-minute entry by The Cordish Companies came in before the 5 p.m. application deadline. A site for a potential slot parlor or full casino was not announced.

US Representative Michael E. Capuano

Capuano won't run for Kerry’s Senate seat

Representative Michael Capuano was the only congressman to run in the 2010 special election for the late Edward M. Kennedy’s seat.

People gathered at the site of an explosion at a university in Aleppo, Syria.

Blasts at Syrian university kill more than 80

Twin blasts inside a university campus in Syria’s largest city set cars ablaze and blew the walls off dormitory rooms.

The Friendly Toast at 1 Kendall Square on a summer day.

Dina Rudick/Globe staff file

Opinion | paul mcmorrow

Kendall Square a lesson in community-building

The square’s revitalization effort, which is dominated by funky independent retailers, stands out as an important test case for other developments.

In book, Francona criticizes Red Sox owners

In an upcoming book, former Red Sox manager Terry Francona said owners ordered the acquisition of more star players based on a marketing study.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about Facebook’s ‘graph search’ at a the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

Facebook unveils new social search feature

Called ‘‘graph search,’’ the new service lets users search their social connections for information about people, interests, photos, and places.

Aaron Swartz recently spoke out against antipiracy legislation that many supporters thought would censor the Internet.

Kevin Cullen

On humanity, a big failure in Swartz case

If it was beyond scandalous that Aaron Swartz was facing prison time for downloading a bunch of academic treatises, it is beyond tragic that he is now dead.


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Christopher L. Gasper

Rob Gronkowski’s season ended when the big tight end broke his forearm on this play.

Rob Gronkowski’s loss leaves giant hole

It’s misguided that some people seem to be dismissing how much of an effect Gronkowski’s injury will have on the Patriots.