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Senate nearing nominations deal

Majority Leader Harry Reid had threatened to change Senate rules to prevent Republicans from filibustering Obama nominations.

Vice President Joe Biden read the oath of office to Senator Ed Markey during a ceremonial swearing-in at the Capitol on Tuesday.

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Markey sworn in to Senate

Vice President Joe Biden delivered the oath to longtime US Representative Edward Markey.

Trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Bulger’s lawyers plan to call 37 witnesses

Among those Bulger’s defense plans to call to the stand is Joseph Salvati, a former North End man wrongly convicted of a 1965 Chelsea murder.

Lynn Cooper, owner of Stroller Spa Boston, repairs and details baby strollers at locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


Royal baby puts strollers in the spotlight

A celebrity pushing a stroller can fuel the brand upward or stoke stroller envy. And just wait until the royal baby arrives.

Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson in a unit similar to the one where Aaron Hernandez is being held.

What it’s like for Hernandez in jail

“This is not the Ritz,” Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson said as he offered a tour of the restrictive conditions under which Aaron Hernandez now lives.

George Zimmerman smiled after a not guilty verdict was handed down in his trial.

Zimmerman jury was initially split on guilt, juror says

Before they started looking at the law, half of the jurors wanted to convict George Zimmerman of either murder or manslaughter, a juror said.



// Family businesses are better survivors

High profile cases like the Demoulas clan from Market Basket aside, family-run companies tend to be better run than non-family ones.


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