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At confirmation hearing, bipartisan praise for Kerry

Senator Elizabeth Warren, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Senator John McCain introduced Senator John Kerry during his confirmation hearing.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, and Republican Senator John McCain introduced John Kerry at his secretary of state confirmation hearing.

Mass. single-family home prices rose 18% last year

The numbers are another sign that the state’s housing market may be on the mend.

Older injuries raise questions for nanny

Old bone fractures were discovered in a 1-year-old Cambridge girl who died last week, allegedly at the hands of her nanny.

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// A parent’s child-care nightmare

For working mothers, the case of 1-year-old Rehma Sabir should be especially disturbing.


At new Panera cafe, customers pay what they want

The Government Center Panera Cares location, the chain’s fifth nonprofit outpost, depends on donations from customers.

// McLaughlin charged in hiding of pay

Ex-Chelsea Housing chief Michael McLaughlin faces up to 20 years for allegedly falsifying his income, reported as $360,000 in 2011.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill Wednesday.


Clinton’s reality check

It isn’t a grand strategy that will make the world safer, but rather small bureaucratic moments, Hillary Clinton told legislators.

Beyonce performed at President Obama’s second inauguration.


Unlike Beyonce, Hillary faces the music

Beyonce, who is said to have lip-synched the National Anthem at the inauguration, can learn something about survival and risk-taking in Washington from Hillary Clinton.

// Patriots face many questions for 2013 team

With 11 key players set to become free agents, Bill Belichick must quickly move into evaluation mode as he seeks to rebuild his beaten team.


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Marian Gaborik slipped this game-winning goal past Tuukka Rask in overtime.

Bruins fall to Rangers in OT

The Bruins fought back several times, but Marian Gaborik’s hat trick, notched 27 seconds into overtime, gave them their first loss of the season.

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Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, with Christine Lagarde, director of the International Monetary Fund.

Bank executives on defensive at Davos

Leading bankers at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, are on the defensive amid demands to regulate their industry more closely.


First lady Michelle Obama.

Should you start 2013 with a bang?

Not long after Kate Middleton was caught with side bangs, Michelle Obama debuted bangs of her own, and celebs like Jennifer Lawrence and Kerry Washington continue to rock fringe like champs.