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Lt. Gov. Murray says he won’t run for governor

The lieutenant governor told supporters in a statement that he will not seek to succeed Governor Patrick in 2014.

State Street to cut 630 jobs

The Boston-based financial firm will lay off 260 employees in Massachusetts, even as its net income rose 26 percent in the fourth quarter.

Dozens may still be held hostage in Algeria

The Algerian state news service said the government is seeking to reach a ‘‘peaceful solution’’ with a militant group a gas plant.

// More tax hikes in Patrick’s blueprint

Governor Patrick’s plans would eliminate 45 deductions including those for college scholarships and dependents under 12.

// Officials hope gang raid results in long prison terms

Prosecutors hope the raid, which was almost two years in the making, will end what had become a revolving door of arrests and short prison terms.

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My friend Tito: Writing a book with Francona

Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy recounts how he and former Red Sox manager Terry Francona buried the hatchet and teamed up to write a revealing book.

Christopher L. Gasper

// Rob Ninkovich is the new Mike Vrabel

Ninkovich has an uncanny knack for the big play — just like another No. 50 from the Patriots’ glory days, Vrabel.

// Patriots-Ravens now a prime NFL rivalry

Forget the Jets and the Colts, Baltimore is perhaps the Patriots’ fiercest rival.

Kevin Cullen

// Ortiz should offer answers

US Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s reticence in refusing to fully explain decisions in the Aaron Swartz case bodes poorly for someone contemplating a political future.

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Political Notebook

National Archives and Records Administration

Half-century later, Kennedy staffers reunite at archives

A handful of surviving members of President John F. Kennedy’s White House staff came together Wednesday to relive those heady times.


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“Where is My Hope?

‘Graphic Advocacy’ at MassArt

“Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001-2012” runs at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Gallery through March 2.


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Movie Review

Russell Crowe with Mark Wahlberg in “Broken City,” directed by Allen Hughes.

Breaking and exiting

“Broken City” is a cluttered, formulaic urban thriller, with Mark Wahlberg miscast as a conflicted tough-guy detective caught in an election week conspiracy.