Former Chelsea housing chief faces federal charges

Michael McLaughlin faces up to 20 years for allegedly falsifying his income, which the Globe reported as $360,000 in 2011.

Pentagon chief removes ban on women in combat

The groundbreaking move by Leon Panetta opens hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs to women.


// Military now a place of opportunity for women

With the removal of the military’s combat exclusion rules, young women can now look to the military as a place for limitless opportunity.

// Patrick’s $34.8b budget includes new tax hikes

The governor’s budget includes tax hikes on candy, soda, and cigarettes, in addition to income tax and other increases outlined last week.

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What makes a four-star movie?

Boston Globe movie critic Ty Burr talks about what a movie needs to get a rare four-star rating.

The iconic reflecting pool in the Christian Science Plaza.

Plans for towers at Christian Science Plaza detailed

One of the towers would be 50 stories, creating a significant new peak in Back Bay.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Defiant Clinton takes on lawmakers at Libya hearings

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered fiery rejoinders to Republican critics of the handling of the attacks that killed four Americans, including an ambassador.

John Kerry

Kerrys to divest some holdings

Seeking to avoid a conflict of interest as secretary of state, Senator John F. Kerry and his wife have agreed to divest nearly 100 investments.

// Bloody blanket, pillow were found in baby’s crib

A neighbor also heard the 1-year-old child crying on the day the baby was allegedly assaulted by her nanny, court records show. The little girl died two days later.


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How the Patriots have squandered title chances

This season marked the 8th straight in which the Patriots won at least 10 games and then failed to win the Super Bowl. How have things gone so wrong for them in the playoffs?