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Man charged in death of baby in New Bedford

A man who lives at the mother’s apartment has been charged with assault and battery in connection with the 9-month-old girl’s death.

Witness Kimani Washington (right) look at defendant Dwayne Moore (lower left) during Moore’s trial in November, 2012.

Apologetic Kimani Washington sentenced to 16 to 18 years

Washington testified against two accomplices in the 2010 quadruple murders that rocked the city.

// Relief from cold is on the way

A gradual warming trend will peak next Wednesday with temperatures in the 50s, forecasts say.

Grab a cozy fireside seat at James’s Gate in Jamaica Plain

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9 ways to beat winter’s chill

Who says a trip to Tahiti is the only way to fight the season’s blues? Here are fun ways to swap your shivers for some sweat right here in Boston.


Boston police officer part of boxing’s revival

Dorchester’s Billy Traft, who works in the department’s gang unit and will box at TD Garden on Saturday, is helping to prove boxing is far from dead.

Contrasting scenes at a Shaw’s in Plymouth and at a nearby Stop & Shop.

Customers leave Shaw’s, citing high prices, bad service

As other supermarket chains have undergone major expansions and cut prices to grab market share, Shaw’s has floundered.

The Patriots running backs, including Stevan Ridley, left, and Danny Woodhead, did not produce when needed against the Ravens.

Christopher L. Gasper | Web exclusive

What’s missing for Patriots? The run

The Patriots’ recent run of playoff futility has been linked by poor performances in the run game, in stark contrast to their Super Bowl-winning years.

Paul Pierce blocked J.R. Smith’s path to the basket.

On Basketball

Despite loss, Celtics had encouraging signs

Unlike in losses to Detroit (lack of effort and fortitude) and Cleveland (pathetic defense), the Celtics showed signs of life against the Knicks.

NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre heads the largest gun-rights organization in the United States.


The gun lobby’s long reach

If we’re to pass sensible gun laws in this country, proponents will have to match the gun lobby’s discipline and determination.


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Dryden Coelho and his dog Lala were driven from their home by a two-alarm fire in East Boston on Thursday.

String of fires hits 7 communities across Mass.

Fires in Massachusetts on Thursday took the life of an ­elderly woman, injured at least three people, and displaced many others, officials said.

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“This is really an uphill road,” saidSenator Dianne Feinstein.

Assault weapons ban filed in Congress

Senator Dianne Feinstein announced legislation that would ban the sale and manufacture of 157 types of semiautomatic weapons.


political notebook

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., spoke with reporters following a Democratic strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.

Top senators reach deal to curb filibusters

Senior senators agreed to impose modest limits on the filibuster, the delaying tactics that minority parties use to kill legislation.


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Federal investigators examined a damaged lithium ion battery and its case from a 787 that caught fire at Logan Airport.

No cause yet in Boeing 787 battery fire

The National Transportation Safety Board said an investigation into the failure of lithium-ion batteries aboard two planes is far from finding a cause.