All sides pressing John Kerry on pipeline

The secretary of state is facing one of the most difficult decisions of his career: whether to approve the Keystone pipeline.

Laura Martinelli was accepted by the college of her choice, Emerson, but can’t attend because she didn’t receive a scholarship.

Colleges grapple with merit-based aid

Critics say a shift by colleges to offer more merit scholarships to attract top students is leaving financially strapped students on their own.

A free spirit who took to competition, Chelone Miller carved a path that had him bound for glory.


Dream dies with Bode Miller’s brother, Chelone

Chelone Miller, 29, was trying to channel his daring nature and spirit into an Olympic berth with his brother next year before his unexpected death in April.

The Red Sox and Phillies paid tribute to veterans on Memorial Day, wearing uniforms and caps that featured US Marine Corps military camouflage.

Christopher L. Gasper

Red Sox got it right with John Farrell

The new manager has restored the luster of starters Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester and the dignity to Boston baseball in expedited fashion.

Representative Rick Nolan, a Minnesota Democrat, greeted students from his district on Capitol Hill in April.


Broken city

Lawmaker finds new realities in return to Congress

Minnesota Representative Rick Nolan, back in the House after 32 years, decries the disunity and focus on money he now sees.

Daniel F. Conley, who has been Suffolk district attorney for a decade, began his bid for mayor of Boston with $868,000 in his campaign war chest.

Lawyers help fill Daniel Conley’s war chest

Conley, who has been Suffolk district attorney for a decade, began his campaign for mayor with three times more money than any other candidate.

BRA seeking extension of Red Sox license deal

Despite facing criticism, the agency plans to renew the Red Sox’s no-bid contract to sell concessions and souvenirs on a portion of Yawkey Way.

Kare Sojka of Acushnet helped Becky Kobza of Fairhaven take to the water Sunday at Indianhead Resort in Plymouth, while Kobza’s son Peter watched from the beach. Last year, 141.9 million Americans took part in outdoor activities, according to the industry research.

The great outdoors is still a great bargain

Participation in outdoor activities like camping, hiking, and canoeing continues to grow, even as the nation recovers from tough economic times.

// Sunny ending for Cape Cod shops

By the time Monday’s sunshine chased away the cold, wet weather, Cape Cod merchants knew their Memorial Day weekend business wasn’t a washout.


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