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Obama says ‘now is the time’ on immigration

President Obama pushed for immigration overhaul in Las Vegas today, hailing the bipartisan efforts of a group of senators and unveiling his own plan for change.

Congressman Stephen Lynch answers questions during an interview in his Capitol Hill office in 2010.

US Rep. Stephen Lynch set to run for Senate

Lynch reserved a union hall in South Boston for a Thursday announcement that he is running in the special election to fill John F. Kerry’s seat.

John Kerry

Senate confirms John Kerry as secretary of state

The Senate has voted 94 to 3 to confirm Senator John Kerry as the next secretary of state.

A Free Syrian Army fighter sat next to a water pipe and looked towards a mirror to monitor forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in old Aleppo, January 29, 2013.

65 bodies found in Aleppo, Syrian activists say

It is unclear whether government loyalists or rebels killed the 65 men, almost all in their 20s and 30s, some found with hands tied behind their backs.

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play KGB agents in Reagan-era Washington in FX’s new series “The Americans.”


Wednesday preview | Television review

‘The Americans:’ Double lives in the Reagan era

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys are excellent in FX’s first-rate drama “The Americans,” in which they play fictional sleeper KGB agents in 1981.

Workers prepared Faneuil Hall Monday for Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s State of the City address Tuesday. Menino was expected to announce an initiative with Harvard and MIT to offer free onlinc courses at the city’s community centers.

State of the City | 7 p.m.

Menino to announce online education initiative

Mayor Thomas M. Menino plans to announce a partnership with Harvard and MIT through the universities’ experimental online initiative edX.

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez denies link in latest PED scandal

The Yankees slugger distanced himself from a report linking him to a new cheating scandal, while MLB said it was “extremely disappointed’’ by the news.

 The Prudential Center complex rises behind the Christian Science Plaza’s reflecting pool.


Adjusting Boston’s High Spine

The Christian Science Plaza redevelopment is a watershed moment for Boston, but it’s also likely to prove bittersweet.


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Randy Moss spoke at Super Bowl media day on Tuesday.

Randy Moss: ‘I’m the greatest receiver’ ever

The ex-Patriots receiver, now with the 49ers preparing for the Super Bowl, said he believes no one has ever been better than him.


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Marc Harris at one of his three Boston salons. “The challenge is maintaining that [level of attention] in the second visit,” he said. “But a busy stylist can see 40 to 60 clients a week.”

Why isn’t the second haircut as good as the first?

The situation is painful to anyone who’s ever felt the high of finding a great stylist — only to crash back to reality when the second cut doesn’t measure up.